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I Found the Worst T-Shirt at the Republican National Convention.

The woman selling this t-shirt in downtown Cleveland, just a few hundred feet from the entrance to the Republican National Convention, told me, "I usually don't keep it out because I don't like children seeing it, but my boss said put one of each out." And you can see why—the neon green color scheme is just hideous.

Megyn Kelly Reportedly Says Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her

In the latest update to the ongoing controversy around Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, New York magazine reports that Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly has told investigators at a law firm that Ailes had also sexually harassed her. Kelly has so far been silent about Gretchen Carlson's allegations of sexual harassment against 76-year-old Ailes. Show More Summary

George W. Bush Fears the Death of the Republican Party

Before Republicans gathered in Cleveland to crown Donald Trump as their presidential nominee this week, a Politico reporter spent some time with a few of the party's top elites—former presidents and presidential candidates for example—to...Show More Summary

California Now Has an LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum

Last week, the California Board of Education unanimously voted to approve a new history-social science curriculum for students from elementary through high school. The curriculum includes new requirements on the study of various religions,...Show More Summary

Here are the Best Reactions to Melania Trump Plagiarizing Michelle Obama's Speech

The first night of the 2016 Republican National Convention closed on Monday to a damning analysis of Melania Trump's much-anticipated speech—her first major address to the American people—that discovered the potential first lady apparently...Show More Summary

Here’s the Next Sleeper Challenge to Affirmative Action

Apparently Abigail Fisher is going to stay mad. #StayMadAbby is the Twitter hashtag Fisher earned during the course of her long-running lawsuit against the University of Texas-Austin when she alleged that the flagship Texas university had discriminated against her, a white woman, when it denied her admission in favor of less qualified black students. Show More Summary

The Trump Files: When Donald Massacred Trees in the Trump Tower Lobby

Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. Architecture experts seemed shocked, whenShow More Summary

Never Trump Delegates Have One Last Chance to Stand Up to Trump

After their revolt was crushed at the Republican National Convention on Monday, Never Trump delegates are planning one final push to deny Donald Trump the nomination on Tuesday in Cleveland. There's little likelihood of success—and the...Show More Summary

This Congressman Just Made an Openly Racist Comment on Live Television

Question: How do you define Western civilization? Mull this over while you watch this clip of Congressman Steve King during a panel hosted today by MSNBC's Chris Hayes: Context: Hayes had just asked one of King's co-panelists, Charles...Show More Summary

This Photo of Ohio Cops Posing with Black Lives Matter Protesters in Cleveland Is Awesome

In the blazing sun of Cleveland Public Square, under the 125-foot-tall Civil War Soldiers' and Sailors' monument, an awesome thing just happened—something that defies some peoples' expectations of what would take place at the Republican...Show More Summary

Kellogg’s Wants You to Think Cereal Is a Vegetable

If you're a regular at the Midwest's Meijer supermarkets, you've probably seen it, looming amid the broccoli crowns and apples and salad greens: a tower of cereal boxes from Kellogg's. Why peddle crunchy, sweetened breakfast grains in...Show More Summary

Inside the Never Trump Movement's Last Stand

On Monday afternoon, after the Republican National Convention officially opened, a series of speeches and pre-recorded videos by popular GOP politicians publicly conveyed a unified front for the GOP. But that lasted a short while. Within...Show More Summary

Scott Baio Is About to Speak at the GOP Convention—Here's What He Has to Say About Hillary Clinton

In the days leading up to the 2016 GOP convention, Donald Trump reportedly had a tough time mustering the kind of all-star celebrities he once promised would take the stage in Cleveland to lend glittering support to his candidacy. It appears, however, that in the end he triumphed. Show More Summary

This Is How Crazy and Bizarre the Trump Convention Is

This has never happened at a national party convention: At a rally for the party's presidential nominee, an adviser to that nominee claims that the nominee of the other party broke the law by moving a dead body in order to mount a cover-up. Show More Summary

A Sheriff Who Called BLM ‘Black Slime’ Is Speaking at the Republican Convention

Following the high-profile deaths of black men and women at the hands of law enforcement since Ferguson, Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has criticized these victims of police brutality and the movement they've helped generate. He's referred...Show More Summary

This Damning Report Just Might Get Russia Banned From the Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency endorsed barring Russian athletes from international competitions—including next month's Rio Olympics—on Monday in response to a damning independent investigation that confirmed the operation of a widespread,...Show More Summary

We Asked Trump Voters, "When Did America Stop Being Great?" Their Answers Were Amazing.

Smiling voters unfolded chairs or stretched on the grassy slope overlooking the Coyahoga River in Cleveland Monday. They were there to participate in the first big pro-Trump rally of the GOP convention and to listen to speakers suchShow More Summary

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Could Be Removed After Internal Review

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes could soon be removed from the company after an internal sexual harassment investigation, New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports. Citing sources at a New York law firm that conducted the probe, Sherman says...Show More Summary

Republicans Gather in State That's Chipping Away at Democracy

On Monday morning in Cleveland, as the Republican National Convention prepared to convene and nominate Donald Trump for president, a group of Democratic lawmakers and lawyers hosted their own event a mile up the road to highlight Republican...Show More Summary

The GOP Convention Is Way Too Hot for Republicans Who Want to Solve Climate Change

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Most congressional Republicans with even a hint of moderation on climate change are distancing themselves from Donald Trump andShow More Summary

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