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.

Ben Shapiro destroys Bernie Sanders in Four Word Tweet

It is no secret that Bernie Sanders has long been an outspoken proponent of socialist policies. In fact during his decades of advocacy, he...

WATCH: TPUSA activist Joanna Rodriguez speaks about native Venezuela on Cavuto

For years, many on the American political left pointed to Venezuela as an example as to why socialism is a policy which should be...

A Revealing New Way to Protest

For those who lean libertarian, the TSA has long been a significant target as it has often been argued that their searches are way...

Department of Justice begins crackdown of sanctuary cities

Arguably, the central tenant of Donald Trump's campaign for President involved cracking down on illegal immigration into the United States. Specifically, cracking down on...

Watch: Denzel Washington’s inspirational commencement address

Commencement addresses are places where prominent celebrities, politicians, etc. often have the opportunity to deliver an important speech in front of a graduating class...

Could the Tesla pick up and semi truck become reality?

Tesla Motors is undeniably one of the greatest innovators in the world of technology and automobiles. They have made the electric vehicle into something...

NC bill would require schools leave if ACC if conference continues boycott

One of the most controversial measures undertaken by any state government over the last several years has certainly been North Carolina's HB2. Critics of...

Despite budget cuts, NEIU trustees approved $30k speech for Obama advisor

Those who don't follow Illinois politics, might not know about all the budget cuts which universities across the state have had to made in...

Emanuel proposes new change to CPS, requires college acceptance. Future of education?

Among the most ridiculed governmental institutions in the country is certainly the Chicago Public Schools. Regardless of the reason, there are numerous problems surrounding...

2017 Basketball Hall of Fame Class Unveiled…

For any athlete, there is no individual honor greater than becoming a member of the hall of fame for his or her individual sport....

NCAA Championship Game Set

One of the most prominent sporting events of the year, besides the Super Bowl, is the Final Four during March Madness. At a time...

Democrats to watch as Gorsuch vote set to move forward

Perhaps one of the most fundamental issues brought to light over the last Presidential election was regarding the Supreme Court vacancy which filled up...

Kangaroos, coming to a park near you?

When one thinks about Wyoming, nature, forests, animals, and national parks, would all certainly be some of the first things to come to mind. Some...

Matt Drudge: Rand Paul is “America’s Best Senator”

There are always certain members of Congress who are able to create significant movements and gain a major national following. One of those members...

Elon Musk releases new plan to merge human brain with computer

There are few entrepreneurs across the world today who have a better track record than Elon Musk. Musk has made waves throughout his career...

Happening Now: Donald Trump goes to war — with Freedom Caucus?

After years of Republicans continuously promising to repeal President Obama's signature healthcare legislation, they finally appeared to have a significant opportunity after winning both...

You need to read Bob Dold’s conservative carbon tax alternative

One issue which conservatives and libertarians tend to be reluctant to champion has long been solutions to fight against climate change or environmental protections....

36 years ago today: President Reagan shot

There have been four Presidents of the United States who have been assassinated. Just about every American knows about the assassinations of John F....

What would Milton Friedman think of today’s tax reform?

With Obamacare coming up short this past week, it now appears that tax reform may be the next item on President Trump's agenda. Throughout...

Is Obamacare here to stay?

"Repeal and replace" was a term which has been thrown around ever since President Obama's signature healthcare measure was signed into law in 2010....

Sasse: Gorsuch should be confirmed 100 to 0

With the confirmation hearings being well underway for Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, there have been numerous questions at hand regarding what...

Schumer promises to filibuster Gorsuch nomination

On Thursday, Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer voiced his intentions regarding the vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. He officially...

Trumpcare vote delayed

Since the Republican plan to replace Obamacare has been replaced, there has been an expected, substantial partisan divide in regards to the vote. On...

Is this new NYC building the future of architecture?

For modern day architecture in New York City and other major metropolitan areas throughout the United States and the world, the question regarding space...

WATCH: Gorsuch confirmation hearings begin

Last year, the political world and dynamics were completely changed when conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suddenly passed away. To fill the vacancy,...

WATCH: Irish PM delivers powerful speech at White House on St. Patrick’s Day

For many Americans, St. Patrick's day is a day of celebration, wearing green, and corned beef and cabbage. Over time, the day has become...

Still no takers for Kaepernick on the free agent market

Colin Kaepernick quickly went from a largely forgotten backup quarterback to the center of national controversy and debate this past season when he decided...

Actor Matthew Perry ‘beat up’ now Canadian PM Trudeau in 5th grade

In every middle and elementary school in the United States and across the world, there are always fights, arguments, and disputes between students. Especially...

Brazile finally admits to feeding Clinton town hall questions

In the wake of revelations made by Wikileaks throughout the presidential campaign, it became clear to many Americans that collusion between the media and...

New Tesla competitor Lucid unveils new electric luxury sedan for $52500

Over the last several years Tesla Motors has caught the world by storm. For a long time companies and innovators have been attempting to...

John McCain: Rand Paul is ‘Now working for Vladimir Putin”

When Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was silenced on the Senate floor by Republican leadership with "Rule XIX" being cited, significant controversy ensued. The progressive...

New budget proposal eliminates funding for PBS, NPR, others

In the 2012 Presidential election, Republican nominee Mitt Romney decided to make cutting PBS a central issue of his campaign. In fact, even during...

McDonald’s calls out Trump on Twitter

It is no secret that the American people are now more accustomed than ever to look for news on Twitter. As now President Donald Trump...

BREAKING: Rachel Maddow to release Trump’s tax returns

Throughout the campaign, the issue of Donald Trump releasing his tax returns was constantly brought up. Many people took issue with the fact that...

Surprise: Pelosi asks for more information prior to “Ryancare” vote

“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it," These words spoken infamously by then Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

Amash finally misses first ever vote after 4,289 votes in Congress

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash has created a national profile, largely based off of his libertarian positions and his dedication to not just voting, but...

Gabbard’s “Stop Arming Terrorists Act” introduced in Senate

Over the years and in the wake of international terrorism, it has often appeared that very few elected representatives in Washington, on either side...

Rand Paul: Trump talked to me, he is “very open” to negotiation on healthcare...

Perhaps one of the biggest criticisms of President Trump of conservatives in his young presidency is his support for the new Obamacare replacement championed...

WATCH: Biggie Smalls Honored On House Floor

Throughout the years, there have always been celebrities who have captured the attention of the American public. When these people die, mourning erupts across...

Trump Speaks Out Against Conservative Groups Who Oppose New Healthcare bill

Ever since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama in 2010, Republicans have continuously and constantly ridiculed the law and...

Does marijuana treat ADHD better than prescription Adderall?

One movement which has been picking up steam in recent years has been the legalization of marijuana. Initially, the trend began as a push...

Japan reportedly to consider strike against North Korea

It is no secret across the world that Kim Jung-Un and the North Korean regime is an oppressive, dictatorship who should not be trusted...

EmPOWERed looks to gain non-profit status to empower college women

Wednesday was "International Women's Day" -- a day in which many reflected on the battles which women have fought through the years as well...

Alabama Bill Advances To Abolish Marriage Licenses

Since the Supreme Court ruling in 2015 which nationalized same sex marriage, many who have advocated for marriage to legally be restricted to one...

Rand Paul continues to fight for full Obamacare repeal in new “Tweetstorm”

The other day, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) showed up outside the room where Republican leaders in Congress were reportedly crafting the new legislation to...

Trump accuses Obama of wiretapping phones during campaign

Accusations against the Donald Trump administration since his election on November 8 have been ongoing for the last several months. There have been numerous...

Schwarzenegger terminated from ‘New Celebrity Apprentice’

Donald Trump hosted the hit reality television show "The Celebrity Apprentice" for the first fourteen seasons of the show. Many have attributed his time...

Throwback: Sean Spicer as White House Easter Bunny

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has quickly become a relatively famous figure, especially known for the Saturday Night Live skits acted out by...

Colin Kaepernick to stand during national anthem next season

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick found himself in a storm of controversy throughout last season when he decided to kneel, rather than stand...

AG Sessions recuses himself from ongoing Russia investigations

There have been ongoing claims and allegations that President Trump and his administration, as well as his campaign have had conversations and interactions with...

Engineer claims US customs required him to take test to determine if he was...

Recent months have seen seemingly constant calls for "extreme vetting" of immigrants and refugees coming into the United States from Middle Eastern and African...

Rand Paul protests against secret House Republican planning of Obamacare replacement

"We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." These words from then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have...

Upstream-Ideas: Protesters explain fascism

Over the last several months, one constant criticism of President Trump has been that he is a "fascist." The term has been thrown around...

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...