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.

Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas not a fan of how nomination process has played out…

Just the other day, Texas Senator Ted Cruz stated that there is a very real possibility that the Senate could potentially block any nomination...

Is Joe Biden set to be the next Secretary of State?

With the election winding down, there has been much speculation about who may make up the cabinets of each of the Nominees for President...

Could the Senate refuse to confirm a SCOTUS Justice throughout a potential Clinton term?

Since Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's passing in February, many Republicans have come under fire for refusing to hold hearing for President Obama's...

Only in Texas: buy a ring, get a gun!

Nowadays, with the never ending debate on gun control especially on the mainstream media, many people have learned to view guns as evil creations...

EXCLUSIVE: Week 8 HYPELINE College Football Rankings AND Inaugural Heisman Rankings

This week, there were a number of changes and reassurances that came with the performance of several teams. Notably, the Alabama Crimson Tide demonstrated once...

Driverless trucking sees gains after first successful trip

Last week, a self driving semi truck successfully completed a trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado, in order to deliver Budweiser beer. The trip spanned 120...

Surprise: Arizona Obamacare plans to jump 116%

The Department of Health and Human Services has released new information about the expected rate changed for Obamacare plans once premiums increase this upcoming...

How much are World Series tickets going for?

With a historic World Series matchup coming up, it can reasonably be expected that the cost to attend is going to be extremely high....

ACLU warns against high schools honoring police

On Friday October 21, during the pregame of a Friday night football game, a ceremony took place in order to honor over one hundred police...

AT&T makes HUGE deal to shake up industry

Over the years Time Warner Cable has become a world leader in cable telecommunications, the company currently located in New York City holds numerous...

Who does FiveThirtyEight expect to win the World Series?

Nate Silver's blog "FiveThirtyEight" has become famous for its accurate predictions involving politics, sports, and just about anything. Oftentimes, this is where people will first...

BREAKING: Cubs advance to World Series for first time since 1945

Earlier this week, the Cleveland Indians punched their ticket to the World Series for the first time since 1997. Winning the best of 7...

Is Michelle Obama looking to run for Senate?

With First Lady Michelle Obama having an increasingly large role on the campaign trail for former First Lady Hillary Clinton this year, talk has...

Joe Biden on Trump: “I wish I could take him behind the gym”

It is no secret that this latest campaign season has provided absolutely brutal attacks between candidates, parties, ideas, groups, and much more. With the recently...

CA veterans forced to return thousands of decade old bonuses

With the wake of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq this past decade or so, numerous additional benefits were added to help aid our...

Iran looking for MORE ransom payments

Since receiving a $400 million ransom payment from the White House, the Iranian government has since taken six more Americans hostage. This week, two of the...

EXCLUSIVE: Week 7 HYPELINE College Football Rankings

As always, there were a number of significant games to shape College Football this past week. Notably, Alabama went up against Tennessee, where the Crimson...

Cleveland Indians clinch AL Pennant

The last time the Cleveland Indians won an American League pennant came in 1997. The last time they won the World Series came in...

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch may be seeking 8th term in US Senate

Upon being elected to his 7th term in the United States Senate in 2012, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch stated that he will not seek...

Debunking Huff Post’s claim that supporting the Constitution is “not cool”

A concern for many Conservatives this election has been whether or not they can trust Republican nominee Donald Trump to appoint Justices who will...

WATCH: Marco Rubio battles CNN anchor on abortion

Throughout seemingly every election, candidates are questioned extensively about whether or not they support exceptions to be made on the issue of life and...

Assisted suicide to become legal in Washington DC

One of the most interesting, nuanced, and most difficult topics is regarding the legality of assisted suicide. Many find this issue to be a...

Wikileaks: Vice Presidential candidates organized by “food groups”

The last several months have seen routine email dumps by Wikileaks, many of which have been coming from individuals within the Clinton campaign for...

Schilling to run against Elizabeth Warren: “I’m going to run”

Former baseball star Curt Schilling, who may best known for the "bloody sock game," has been exploring a run for public office in recent...

Wikileaks: Assange has internet cut by government authoriites

Julian Assange, the Editor in Chief of Wikileaks has been at the center of attention across the world over the last several months, especially...

College football player stands alone during National Anthem

After San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a trend of players sitting or kneeling during the National Anthem, countless others have joined in....

Independent redistricting reform common sense solution we can all agree on

Over the last several years, there has been an ongoing movement across a number of states asking for redistricting reform. In certain states it...

Does Ruth Bader Ginsburg believe international law takes precedence over the Constitution?

Many Conservatives oftentimes have a difficult time understanding the rationale behind some of the decisions made by certain liberal members of the Supreme Court...

Nearly 1.5 million Americans lose Obamacare coverage after insurers leave

An increasing amount of Americans are finding out that despite the promises made during the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, their health insurance...

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner takes huge step for criminal justice reform

In today's political climate, reforming the criminal justice system has become a top priority for many on both sides of the aisle. Although the...

WATCH: Ron Paul offers his advice on the media

Former Congressman and perennial Presidential candidate Ron Paul certainly has offered some interesting opinions over the years. For many, he is viewed as having...

EXCLUSIVE: Week 6 HYPELINE College Football Rankings

With Week 6 of the College Football season in the books, there are a few takeaways to be had regarding this week and the...

Two trillion previously unknown galaxies found, 20x more than previously thought

On Thursday, astronomers reported the finding of two trillion separate galaxies which had been previously undiscovered. These findings occurred based on twenty years worth...

Reports: US “plotting to allow 9,000 ISIS fighters to escape” in order to combat...

Over the last several days, week, and months, it appears that the relationship between the United States and Russia has been sinking by the...

Writing the wrong name is a violation of Title IX?

A student at the University of Tennessee, Keaton Wahlbon, recently received a zero on a test in his earth science class. This came not because...
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BREAKING: Twitter gets political and suspends O’Keefe’s account on eve of promised leaks (DEVELOPING)

Twitter and other social media giants like Facebook have come under heavy scrutiny in recent months as it has been alleged that trending topics, account verification,...

Throwback: Rand Paul turns abortion question around on Wasserman-Schultz (VIDEO)

Despite the extremely divisive rhetoric typically used regarding the issue of abortion, the majority of Americans fall somewhere between the lines of allowing abortion...

Russia orders officials’ families to return to “Motherland” as tensions point to global war

Largely due to the ongoing civil war in Syria, the United Stated and Russia have been at constant conflict over various actions which have...

Developing: Connecticut plane crash may have been intentional

Tuesday afternoon, it appeared as if there was a small plane crash in East Hartford, Connecticut. Although this type of story is never something...

Oxford University study finds heartbeat may begin even earlier than previously thought

Modern day medicine seems to be constantly finding new information and research regarding the stages of development for human life inside their mother's womb....

Did Tim Tebow just save another life after his first Arizona Fall League game?

Former Heisman Trophy winner, NCAA Champion, and NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow has made a name for himself his whole career based on his talent...

Surprise: Most millennials have never had this iconic American burger

There is not much that can be considered a great American icon than McDonald's Big Mac. Having served over 300 billion burgers in over...

Looking past 2016: Who will run in 2020? (Part I)

With the options presented during this election cycle, many believe that the next four years will be a disaster in the White House regardless...

Huffington Post ignores past views in order to claim racism

There has been huge backlash across the board after the release of the previously private tapes from Donald Trump on a bus for Entertainment...

Pew Research Center: Few Americans buy into climate change consensus

The Pew Research Center recently released a poll which had some interesting revelations about the American public's attitude towards climate change. Despite what may often...

University of Iowa: Trump poster is “distasteful and offensive”

Lately, the University of Iowa has been in the news for controversial rulings, programs, etc.. For example, they have recently established a degree in...

Reports: 1/3 of calls to VA suicide hotline go unanswered

The services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs have been widely criticized recently due to a number of problematic issues. For example long wait...

Surprising Ohio poll about LeBron James, Ohio State, and Cleveland Browns

Most of the time, a competition between even the worst NFL team and the best College Football team would end in a blowout with...

WATCH: NBC correspondent believes UN climate deal is designed to stop hurricanes

With the destruction created by Hurricane Matthew, a renewed push to raise awareness about natural disasters, especially hurricanes has been ongoing. With the new Paris...

“Clown Lives Matter” march planned in Tucson, Arizona

A growing trend of clowns threatening people has created growing fear and discontent across the country. There have been numerous schools which have been put...

University of California: Don’t use term “Greek life”

At the University of California Merced, Greek life makes up a rather substantial portion of life on campus. However, the term "Greek life" and...

Could Iraq sue the United States based on the 9/11 law?

A week ago, Congress controversially voted to override President Obama's veto of a bill which allows for the families of 9/11 victims to sue...

Obama: Syrian instability due to climate change

An ongoing issue across the world and influencing American policies has been involving the disastrous civil war in Syria. As a result of the...

DEVELOPING: NSA contractor arrested… Another Snowden?

It has been revealed that within the last few week, the FBI arrested a contractor with the NSA who allegedly stole and disclosed classified...

EXCLUSIVE: Week 5 HYPELINE College Football Rankings

This past week of College Football had a number of different games with very notable outcomes. Most importantly, last week's numbers 7 and 12...

What Yahoo did to help the NSA and FBI should be concerning…

According to reports, Yahoo Inc. developed a custom software which searched through the entirety of all incoming mail to Yahoo Mail inboxes. These searches were...

SCOTUS delivers yet ANOTHER blow to Obama’s executive amnesty

This past June, the Supreme Court ruled against the Obama Administration as they opted to not hear an appeal of a lower court's ruling involving...

New York AG orders Trump Foundation to stop fundraising

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's office has ordered the Trump Foundation to cease fundraising in New York State. In a letter released Monday...

State Department: 0.5% of Syrian refugees are Christian

There have been many who have labeled the ongoing killing of the Christian minority in Syria and surrounding regions as a "genocide." With the...

Over half a billion spent by Pentagon to create fake terror propaganda videos

Only when it seemed as if the way government spends your money couldn't get weirder... Whether it is researching monkey's gambling habits, to spending $80...

New Smithsonian dedicated to African American history ignores black Conservatives

The brand new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington DC has apparently made some rather controversial decisions about who to include...

Growing number of Venezuelans travel to America For basic staples…

With all the unrest in Venezuela, residents have gone to unimaginable extents to get basic staples of survival. Pets have been left to starve,...

Investigation underway after dead registered to vote in Virginia

Officials from Harrisonburg, Virginia are now investigating potential voter registration fraud after about 20 deceased individuals were found to be newly registered voters. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s...

10 years ago today: Notable votes on bipartisan border fence bill vote in Senate

A major, divisive issue this election cycle has been involving illegal immigration. Specifically, what should be done at our Southern border? Obviously, there are those...

Merecedes unveils new electric SUV

Over the last several years, the luxury electric car and SUV market has been almost solely occupied by Tesla Motors. The Model S sedan...

Over 100 injured in New Jersey train crash

During rush hour on Thursday morning, a commuter train part of the New Jersey Transit transit system crashed at the Hoboken train station. As a...

Congress votes to override Obama’s veto of 9/11 bill

Ever since the previously redacted documents involving the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 were released, there has been a renewed push to allow...

Reports: Despite agreement, Iran has ballistic missiles with target of Israel

Tuesday, a Commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard said that Iran does in fact have missiles that could hit the State of Israel. The intention of why...

WATCH: Tebow homers on first pitch of baseball debut

Over the last several months, an ongoing story in baseball has been Tim Tebow's attempt to make a comeback in professional sports. The former...

Chicago State: 11 staff members per incoming freshman

This year, there are 86 incoming freshman at Chicago State University in Chicago. The embattled public institution has seen shocking declines over the last several...

WATCH: Ron Paul vs. Rudy Guiliani in epic 2008 debate over foreign policy

After the first debate for President was held in the general election just last night, a frequent comment has been in regards to the...

Obama to appoint Cuban Ambassador

After nearly 60 years of not having normal diplomatic relationships, President Barack Obama is set to nominate America's ambassador to Cuba. His selection, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, has...

EXCLUSIVE: Week 4 HYPELINE College Football Rankings

Every week seems to have its own surprises in college football. Part of what is awesome about the sport is its unpredictability. This week, the...
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LeBron James: “All lives do matter” (VIDEO)

When asked if he plans to stand for the National Anthem before each game this year, LeBron James offered an interesting take in regards...

“Clock boy” sues media companies, Ben Shapiro, Glenn Beck claiming defamation

After moving back after briefly living in Quatar Ahmed Mohamed, better known as "clock boy" is back in Texas and back in the news....

Gorilla excluded from jungle display at University of Kansas

According to Campus reform, an RA at the University of Kansas was recommended to not include a gorilla in decorating the floor of a campus...

US General: No fly zone would lead to war with Syria and Russia

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and General Joseph Dunford addressed the Senate Armed Services Committee to report about military operations as well as the most important national security...

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Golf legend Arnold Palmer dead at 87

Sunday morning, gold legend Arnold Palmer passed away at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh where he has been undergoing testing since Thursday. Palmer is regarded by...

Elon Musk introduces revolutionary plan to bring humans to Mars

Elon Musk has made a name for himself in setting lofty goals for his businesses. At the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, Musk is...

Netanyahu provides stark contrast with address to UN General Assembly (VIDEO)

Thursday, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu was given the opportunity to address the UN General Assembly. This speech came just minutes after President...

What does Edward Snowden think about Google’s new messaging app?

Google has now released a new application which acts to combine instant messaging with a digital assistant. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warns that the app,...

Embattled Weiner may now face jail time over new allegations

After a brutal couple of months for former Congressman Anthony Weiner, it not appears that he may be facing jailtime. On Wednesday, it was revealed...

Senate resolution to end weapon sales to Saudi Arabia fails

A bipartisan group of Senators, Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Al Franken (D-MN) cosponsored a bill introduced by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul...

Reports: ISIS attacked US base in Iraq with chemical weapon

According to Fox News, a US official has stated that it is believed that members of the Islamic State have attacked an American base...

EXCLUSIVE: Week 3 HYPELINE College Football Rankings

Another Saturday, another exciting week of college football. This week provided a bit more ambiguity at the top of the rankings. This is the first...

Zuckerberg pledges $3 billion in fight to eliminate all disease

During a press conference in San Francisco, tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg appearing alongside his wife, Priscilla Chan unveiled a robust, new, philanthropical goal. The couple...

Former Congressman Joe Walsh defends Tweet… favorite Skittles flavor, “Purple is my favorite because...

Donald Trump Jr. has endured storms of criticism after controversially Tweeting a photo relating Syrian refugees to Skittles. The image included in the Tweet read, "If...

Fear grows as researchers hack Tesla from 12 miles away

A common fear regarding society's shift towards more and more technology has always been that hackers can gain access, as well as control of...

Top Ron Paul aides sentenced over caucus corruption charges

Two top aides from the 2012 Ron Paul Presidential campaign have been sentenced in federal court. Prosecutors had been seeking two years in prison for...

Confused by the potential first family? Here is the Trump family tree.

Lately, Donald Trump Jr., son of Republican nominee Donald Trump has been in the news after he Tweeted a controversial image regarding the Syrian...

McDonald’s hires 70 more H1-B guest workers

Over the last several years and decades, a huge issue has been regarding foreign born workers "taking" American jobs. Typically, this has been largely...

Bombing suspect detained by authorities after Saturday bombings

The suspect related to the bombings from this past weekend in Chelsea and Seaside Park has been captured and is in custody, according to...

Violence against Israelis increases with knife and vehicular attacks

It is no secret that antisemitism and anti Israeli beliefs are widespread throughout the Middle East. Recently however, there appears to have been less physical violence...

EXCLUSIVE: Week 2 HYPELINE College Football Rankings

Week two proved to be another great week of college football. With a couple of ranked teams going down, and even more winning by margins...

Watch Kevin Harlan’s epic play by play as streaker runs onto field (VIDEO)

Typically, when an unruly fan runs onto the field during a sporting event, the cameras stay away and that fan is ignored. But on Monday Night Football...

Have Americans sued foreign governments in the past?

This past week, the US House of Representatives followed the Senate's lead by voting to allow for the families of the victims of 9/11...

9/11 memorial destroyed at Occidental College

Despite being the 15th Anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on American soil in the history of America, an initiative set up by Young...

California looks to adopt groundbreaking computer efficiency regulations

On Friday, the California Energy Commission took the next step to implement significant regulations of computers and computer monitors. The regulations if fully implemented,...

Murder rates rising in 25 of 100 largest US citizens

According to an analysis of local police department information by the New York Times, the murder rates rose in one quarter of America's 100...

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