Thursday, February 23, 2017

Jake Leahy

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Jake Leahy is a Staff Writer for Hypeline News, frequent contributor on 560 the Answer in Chicago, and a student at Deerfield High School (IL). Follow him on Twitter @jakealeahy.

Ashton Kutcher uses platform to combat sex trafficking

Today, it seems as if celebrities have become more and more accustomed to giving extremely one sided political speeches at the podium for award...

Watch: Cubs star Kris Bryant pranked by HOFer Maddux

With the Chicago Cubs winning their first World Series in 108 years, they have gained tons of media attention. With stars like Kris Bryant,...

Another federal judge rules against Donald Trump on immigration

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has provided another blow to the Trump Administration's actions regarding immigration. A three judge...

Milo resigns from Breitbart News

Over the last several months and years, Milo Yiannopoulos has clearly become one of the most controversial and divisive figures in politics. After a video...

NBA star, former Duke athlete, Kyrie Irving believes earth is flat

There are seemingly endless topics which can very easily be debated. For the most part, there are multiple sides which oftentimes have very valid...

WATCH: Milo sits down with Bill Maher

In recent months, perhaps nobody has provoked more controversy on college campuses throughout the country than Milo Yiannopoulos. The outspoken editor for Breitbart News...

University of Wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students

On Wednesday, the student government at the University of Wisconsin-Madison stated that black students should no longer be required to pay for tuition and...

John Bolton back in the discussion, next national security advisor?

John Bolton was long considered a front runner to be President Donald Trump's nominee to be the United States Secretary of State. After it...

Washington Post draws US Congressional maps without gerrymandering

One issue which very often gets overlooked, especially on the national stage is gerrymandering. In some states, parties have been able to draw districts...

Students at UC San Diego protest as Dalai Lama comes to campus

There has been an ever increasing hostility on college campuses across the country towards speakers and individuals who hold conservative beliefs, especially those who...

Court rules against florist for denying service for same sex wedding

The question of whether or not a baker, photographer, florist, etc. have to provide their services to a customer, even if the owner has...

Netanyahu meets with Trump, representing potential change in Israel policy

It is abundantly clear that advocates for Israel across the world had largely been disappointed by many of the actions undertaken by the Obama Administration. With...

Upstream-Ideas: Protests erupt by ‘mooning’ Trump Tower

There certainly have been a number of controversial methods of protests which have taken place over the last several months since the election of...

Is Carly Fiorina setting up a bid to challenge Tim Kaine for Senate in...

Since running for President in the Republican primary, Carly Fiorina was briefly Texas Senator Ted Cruz's running mate, she considered running for RNC Chair,...

Congressman Amash to lead fight to end civil asset forfeiture

Over the last several years, many many Republicans who have civil libertarian leanings have been able to make gains in preventing civil asset forfeiture. The...

Russia considers extraditing Snowden as a ‘gift’ to Trump

Perhaps there is no more controversial figure in America than Edward Snowden. Snowden was the NSA contractor turned whistleblower who revealed the blatantly unconstitutional...

Upstream-Ideas: NU students explain issues with Trump’s immigration actions

It is no secret that college campuses have largely been hostile territory to those who are supportive of President Trump. With the recent riots...

Did CNN plant a question at the healthcare debate?

A constant theme in recent months in politics has been regarding "fake news" and what is to be considered reputable information. As President Trump...

WATCH: Tim Scott reads hate mail on Senate floor

Over the years, it has been abundantly that black conservatives are forced to deal with significant ridicule, especially from those on the left. In 2012, Herman...

Push begins to make Barack Obama’s birthday a holiday in Illinois

Regardless of the political ramifications of President Barack Obama's legacy, the impact he has had as the first black President is certainly undeniable. For...

Pence breaks tie, DeVos confirmed as Education Secretary

To the surprise of some, Betsy DeVos has become probably President Donald Trump's most controversial appointment. Some of his nominees, like General "Mad Dog"...

Federal judge blocks Trump’s Executive Order on immigration

It is undeniable that Donald Trump's executive action taken last week to ban entrance into the United States for people from seven majority Muslim...

Federal Court rules in favor of 3rd party candidates over FEC

This week, third party candidates saw victory in a significant legal battle which would allow for greater access for third party candidates in the...

Gorsuch’s dissent in compelling case provides insight about his judicial take

One issue which has began to largely split conservatives has been criminal justice reform. On one hand, leaders like Rand Paul and Marco Rubio...

Ambassador Haley speaks out against Russia on UN floor

Many within the media have questioned President Donald Trump having a significant potential conflict of interest with the Russian Federation. Many believe that Putin...

Labrador proposes Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits

It is no secret that the anti establishment movement has become a prominent force on both sides of the aisle. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz,...

WATCH: Washington University students explain issues with Trump’s “wall” proposal

Perhaps one of the most constant and controversial measures pushed during the Presidential campaign by Republican Donald Trump was and has been his call...

In wake of visa bans, Pakistan steps up on fight against militant groups

President Donald Trump's executive order from last week was certainly a controversial one. The decision to temporarily shut down immigration from seven majority Muslim...

Trump stands up to Iran, imposes new sanctions

One issues which was at the center of controversy throughout the 2016 election was the Iran Nuclear Agreement. The deal, which was championed by...

WATCH: Milton Friedman discusses illegal immigration (VIDEO)

For those who are in favor of capitalism and free markets, the questions about immigration can be a difficult one. In a theoretical, utopian,...

New poll: 1/3 of Californians want to secede from Union

So #CalExit is a thing. Throughout President Obama's time in the Oval Office, there were a number of instances in which significant online movements gained traction...

Starting off, Trump signs executive order to remove US from TPP

Well, that didn't take long. On the first Monday of Donald Trump's Presidency, President Trump has already signed an executive order to withdraw the...

Is the Kennedy family making a comeback to the political scene?

For years, the Kennedy family played an essential role in American Democratic politics. John F. Kennedy served as President of the United States, Robert...

Department of Education Report: Billions spent on new programs with no apparent results

One of the centerpieces of the Obama Administration was its commitment to improve the schools of the United States. With a focus on those...

In 1988, Trump told Oprah he would “probably not” run for President

It is no secret that Donald Trump has been in the spotlight for years. In 1987, he wrote his bestselling book The Art of...

Latino, immigrant TPUSA activist attacked by protestors

It is no secret that there have been widespread protests across the country in response to Donald Trump's election as President of the United...

Potential SCOTUS nominee Sykes writes significant opinion protecting 2nd Amendment

Since Donald Trump won election to President of the United States on November 8, there has been much speculation regarding who he will appoint...

Super Bowl LI set, Falcons vs. Patriots

As expected, the NFL season this year had its fair share of ups and downs. Some teams surprised the league, like the Dallas Cowboys...

Rand Paul spars with Bernie Sanders during Tom Price hearing

A recurring theme in American politics is involving the constant battle between socialism and capitalism. This last election cycle, socialist ideals really were able...

Top 5 Tweets About the #WomensMarch

Donald Trump is officially the President of the United States. This came after months of riots and protests across the country, of people speaking...

For first time, O’Keefe’s Project Veritas investigation leads to arrest

It is undeniable that the work of investigative journalist James O'Keefe throughout the years has had a very real impact on our nation's political system. This...

Who will be Trump’s first SCOTUS appointment?

Just under one year ago, conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suddenly passed away at the age of 79. The vacancy created on the...

DEVELOPING: “El Chapo” extradited to United States

Perhaps one of the most widely known individuals in North America is the Mexican drug lord "El Chapo." The search for him has been...

Reports: Trump to relocate US embassy to Jerusalem on Monday

For pro-Israel Americans, the last eight years have oftentimes been rather frustrating. The Iran Nuclear Agreement was pushed heavily by the Obama Administration despite...

Madonna makes violent threats against White House. Secret Service to investigate?

It is no secret that there has been a substantial uprise against President Donald Trump since he defeated Hillary Clinton on November 8, 2016....

Raiders begin process to move to Las Vegas

Over the last couple years, there have been a number of franchises in the NFL who have relocated and rebranded. Recently, the Chargers announced...

Senator Ted Cruz sets the record straight after Al Franken accuses AG nominee of...

There have been countless attacks made against virtually every individual who President-elect Donald Trump has appointed to positions in the incoming Presidential Administration. Some...

WATCH: Lindsey Graham defends Sessions as NAACP leader claims racism (VIDEO)

Perhaps the most controversial of the cabinet appointments which President-elect Donald Trump has made is his selection of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be...

Peter Thiel considers a run for California Governor

It is abundantly clear that California is among the most liberal states in the country. In fact, during the last general election for Senate...

Senators Cruz, Graham offer proposal to cut UN funding in response to anti-Israel resolution

Last month, in their final days, the Obama Administration sent a message to the international community condemning the State of Israel. By abstaining from...

Study finds: Conservatives ARE more attractive than liberals

Political discussions and debates can sometimes bring about the worst of people. With so much polarization, it can be difficult for some to get...

San Diego Chargers announce move to LA

For 56 years, the Chargers have called San Diego, California their home, but organization will now be uprooting just over two hours north to...

CVS comes out with cheaper version of EpiPen

A few months back after sudden, drastic increases in price, EpiPen came under great scrutiny. The lifesaving injection needed for some who suffer from...

In last days, Obama eliminates “wet foot, dry foot” Cuban policy

One decisive issue over the previous several months and years has been regarding what America should do in regards to Syrian refugees. With millions...

Seriously, thank you, President Obama

At 8:00 Central Time, in front of a packed crowd of 25,o00 at McCormick Place in Chicago, President Barack Obama gave his farewell address,...

President of peace? Obama drops 26,171 bombs during final year in office

When Barack Obama took the heart of the nation with his election in 2008, it appeared that drastic changes would be coming to Washington....

Rand Paul’s balanced budget proposal overwhelmingly shot down in Senate

For years, Republicans have promised that it is only with more power will they be able to advance a meaningful, fiscal conservative agenda. After...

New era in business: Amazon worth more than Sears, Macy’s, Target, 7 other industry...

It is no secret that internet stores have had a detrimental impact on big box retail stores which previously had held a near monopoly...

Trump calls out Toyota for new plant planned in Mexico

Since his election, Donald Trump has already had a substantial impact in pressuring companies to build jobs in America. With the continued outsourcing of manufacturing job...

Rand Paul speaks out against leadership on Senate floor

Much like his father, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has never been afraid to take a stand. He frequently touts his fiscal conservative record and...

Obamacare repeal vote already passed in the Senate

It is no secret that a top priority for virtually every Republican is to repeal Obamacare. With Republican control of the House of Representatives,...

Paul Ryan voted Speaker with near unanimous majority within GOP

On October 29, 2015, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan was elected to become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. After a grassroots movement...

NY Governor offers free college proposal

In the State of New York, low income students may soon be able to attend public state universities for free, according to a recent...

Canadian universities see 70% increase of American applicants following election of Trump

It became a monotonous, empty promise made by many celebrities and prominent liberals, "If Donald Trump wins I'm moving to Canada!" As the Republican nominee...

Hillary Clinton set to attend Trump’s inauguration

The past year's Presidential election certainly was among the most grueling and personal in recent memory -- if not ever. Since Donald Trump shocked...

Watch: Fox News host destroys liberal University of Chicago student (VIDEO)

It is no secret that American universities have largely become an extremely hostile environment towards those who are supportive of President-elect Donald Trump over...

Mariah Carey puts up atrocious New Years Eve performance

Typically, the final performance featured on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest would be among, if not the best of the night....

“America’s Got Talent” host has harsh words for Planned Parenthood

One organization which seems to always find itself in the news is Planned Parenthood. The government funded organization is constantly in the news, largely...

Russia fires back against US sanctions on Twitter

With less than one month in office, the Obama Administration has taken unprecedented actions to impose sanctions on Russia, due to their alleged involvement...

Corrupt Blago seeks pardon in last days of Obama Administration

In 2011 former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison for attempting to sell the US Senate seat which had...

Putin calls out Democrats for not accepting loss, speaks about Trump’s election

Since Donald Trump was elected to be the next President of the United States last month, many have argued that Russian interference played a...

US does not veto anti-Israel resolution on UN Security Council

Many, especially on the right have been quick to argue that the Obama Administration has been the most anti Israel Presidential Administration. Over the last...

Rand Paul’s epic celebration of Festivus makes a return

December 23 marks the celebration of Festivus. Per the show Seinfeld, immediately following the dinner comes the "Airing of Grievances". The tradition calls for each person...

Pentagon reports indicate Iran adding further to war arsenal

The Iran Nuclear Deal, which was pushed heavily by the Obama Administration has been at the centerpiece of controversy. Questions have loomed constantly as...

Chinese company outsources to Ohio, citing high taxes

The Fuyao Glass Industry Group produces glass to be provided for various different automobile companies, including industry giants Volkswagon and General Motors. Chinese millionaire Cao Dewang,...

Sources: Obamacare taxes may not completely go away… at least not immediately

A central tenant of the platform of President-elect Trump, as well as virtually every other Republican has included repealing Obamacare. President Obama's signature legislation has been...

46 years ago today: A look the most requested photograph from National Archives

One may assume the most requested image from the National Archives would be from a day which will always be remembered in American history....

Maryland may regulate Uber and Lyft out of existence

Ever since the rise in popularity of ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, there has been constant calls for heavy regulations by...

Portland implements major program to combat income inequality

Last week, the City of Portland, Oregon voted to institute a tax on companies which pay their CEOs more than 100x what their average...

States which voted Clinton losing people, losing jobs

According to new reports, of the 10 states which voted for Hillary Clinton at the highest margins, they also are among the 10 states...

On 225th anniversary, Rand Paul commemorates Bill of Rights

Throughout the last 225 years of this country, the Bill of Rights have provided a constant outline for the defense of the unalienable rights...

Surprise: Trump meets with Kanye West

There have been a number of prominent individuals who have met with the President-elect at the Trump Tower in New York City who had...

Students tear down Shakespeare portrait at Ivy League school

In the English department at the University of Pennsylvania there has long been a portrait of writer William Shakespeare displayed prominently. But this has...

Reports: Trump set to make surprise pick for Secretary of State

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney, former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton, and a number...

Brian Williams speaks out against fake news

A common attack which the left has taken since the results of the election has been to target "fake news" which they alleged played a...

“Heartbeat” abortion bill passes Ohio Legislature

Last week, a terrible tragedy occurred on the campus of Ohio State University. A student attacker drove a car into a group of pedestrians, while...

High cost wind turbines to save Washington city just $1.39 every day

A relatively small city in Washington state recently invested over a total of $100,000 in three separate “windmill-like turbines.” According to local reports, the turbines...

Hundreds of billions in bureaucratic waste identified within Pentagon

Awhile back, the Pentagon conducted an internal study to evaluate how much, if any money is being wasted within the Pentagon and the Department of...

Economist poll: Britain’s prospects look bright in wake of Brexit

On June 23, 2016 the United Kingdom shocked the world by voting to undo their relationship with the European Union. Despite public opinion polling...

Trump meets with Chicago Mayor Emanuel, just days after meeting with Gore

Throughout the previous several weeks there has been constant speculation regarding who will find a spot in the incoming Donald Trump Administration. Seemingly every...

Catching up: Turning Point USA’s Juanpablo Andrade’s role with the Transition Team

It has been well documented that Turning Point USA Founder and Executive Director Charlie Kirk was spotted entering the Trump Tower in New York...

Lemont High School removes pornographic material from classroom after public pressure

On Monday November 21, the Lemont High School District 210 Board of Education convened with a routine meeting. But a number of local concerned...

Coulter, Palin speak out against Trump’s latest actions

Both former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Fox News anchor Ann Coulter have been vocal Trump supporters throughout the campaign. But lately, it appears...

Former Nobel secretary expresses regret of Obama award

The Nobel Peace prize is one of the, if not the most prestigious honor to receive across the world. It is typically given to...

Texas Congressman speaks out against barbecue restrictions

For year Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert has been an outspoken critic of many big government programs. On Friday, the Texas Republican spoke out against the...

President-elect continues to speak out against regime change

Throughout the campaign, Donald Trump has contrasted himself with other candidates on foreign policy by being a vocal critic about regime change. He constantly...

Is Megyn Kelly about to leave Fox News?

There have been a number of questions regarding Megyn Kelly's relationship with Fox News lately, and it appears that she may not be one...

Union leaders continue to speak out against DeVos

It seems as if each of President-elect Donald Trump's selections to serve in his cabinet have been forced to deal with incredible scrutiny, which at...

EXCLUSIVE: Conference Championship Week HYPELINE College Football Rankings

After a number of exciting games during the last week of College Football's regular season this year, this upcoming week will answer the remaining...

White House will send officials to Castro’s funeral

Earlier this week, many who are vocal opponents of the past actions of Fidel Castro's regime were thankful that neither President Obama nor Vice...

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