Kanye West for President? The notion might have seemed like a joke when Yeezy announced his presidential intentions at last year’s MTV VMAs, but, since then, he’s given a number of (sometimes cryptic) statements that appear to reinforce his desire to run. Today, the Kanye West for President rumor mill got another churn, thanks to several in a long string of tweets about money and hard work that Kanye shared. Read on to see what the man has to say.
Why won’t there be an election year Senate confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice? The death of Justice Antonin Scalia shocked the current presidential nomination contest, and Republicans at last night’s debate were quick to cite a supposed “80-year precedent” without an election year Senate confirmation of any kind. Political historians were quick to point out, however, that the precedent is largely coincidental, and that there’s much more to the matter than a quick glance reveals.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz took time out of his busy campaign schedule to talk with Gold Rush‘s Todd Hoffman on the phone in hopes of getting the reality star’s endorsement. It seems the conversation went well as Todd officially announced this weekend that he is Team Rubio. Keep reading for Todd’s full statement, and watch a video in which he talks about his decisions. Plus, Todd shares a major Gold Rush spoiler in regards to whether or not he will be leasing his claim from Parker Schnabel next season!
REPORT Anonymous KKK list: Hacker group releases names of alleged members, including US Senators, mayors
Today, the hacker collective known as Anonymous made good on its promise to release the names of alleged KKK members. In a shock to the political establishment, the list includes many prominent politicians, including several United States Senators, and mayors of large cities. Read on to see a sampling of the Anonymous KKK list, and to see reactions from the accused.
Dr. Ben Carson raised eyebrows and inspired a spate of conversation on Sunday, after going on Meet The Press and stating flatly that he does not believe Muslims are fit to be President of the United States. Carson’s comment came in the wake of the latest Donald Trump-related controversy of the 2016 campaign, in which Trump appeared to agree with a man at a rally who said Muslims are “a real problem” in America. Do you agree with the Ben Carson Muslims contention, or disagree?
“Kanye West’s announcement of his intention to seek the Presidency reminds us that it’s not too early to start thinking about the 2020 campaign,” says illustrator Barry Blitt of his cover illustration for next week’s issue of The New Yorker. “2016’s already old hat by now, anyway,” he adds. Keep reading to see the full cover as well as the photo of Harry S. Truman that inspired it!
Donald Trump is a fixture in today’s news. Whether he’s announcing his candidacy for president or offending an entire race of people, he’s definitely keeping his name in the headlines–something that may or may not be helpful in winning the 2016 presidential race. Trump recently filed financial disclosure forms with the Federal Election Commission, and you won’t believe what he’s worth!
It’s one of the most “WTF” things to happen in politics in some time, but, unfortunately, it’s real: A man has managed to get the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” in which citizens would be empowered to shoot gay men in the head, onto the ballot in California.