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Senate Democrats to Obama: Pick Up the Pace on Syrian Refugee Resettlement

Last September, Obama promised to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States by the end of this coming September. Seven months have passed since then, but so far, only 1,736 Syrian refugees have been admitted into the country. Show More Summary

Robin Wright Demanded to Get Equal Pay on "House of Cards"—and Won

National treasure Robin Wright revealed on Tuesday that she recently demanded the same salary as her "House of Cards" co-star Kevin Spacey, who in 2014 reportedly made $500,000 per episode. If Netflix declined, Wright threatened to go public with the wage disparity. Show More Summary

Possible Trump Supreme Court Pick Has Mocked Him on Twitter

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee released a short list on Wednesday of 11 judges he'd consider appointing to the Supreme Court if elected. Among the contenders: Texas supreme court justice Don Willett. Willett is a rarity among judges in that he also runs an active—and candid—Twitter account, under the handle @JusticeWillett. Show More Summary

Samantha Bee Explains the Ugly History that Led the Religious Right to Trump's Door

In the words of Samantha Bee, former GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz "was grown in a vat to be the perfect evangelical candidate." So how did he lose their support to a loud-mouthed New York billionaire? On Monday night's episode of...Show More Summary

Ed Rendell Has Some Thoughts on Why Hillary Clinton Will Defeat Donald Trump

Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania, is not too concerned with the unlikely rise of Donald Trump and the real estate magnate's chances against Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election. This is a blasé attitudeShow More Summary

How Much Is Donald Trump Really Worth? Look for Yourself.

Donald Trump filed his latest personal financial disclosure report on Monday, which covers the second half of 2015 up through April 2016. Trump's exact net worth is hard to peg because his assets are valued in ranges, but it's clearShow More Summary

He Killed Two FBI Agents. Or He Was Framed. After 40 Years, Will Obama Free Leonard Peltier?

Leonard Peltier, a member of the Lakota tribe who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents in 1977, has spent 40 of his 71 years in federal prison. During that time, some have come to view him as an international symbol of the mistreatment...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Takes an Early Lead and Wins the Oregon Primary

Bernie Sanders won the Oregon primary Tuesday night and won nearly half the delegates in Kentucky, but it doesn't matter all that much. Despite a few final speed bumps from Sanders' supporters giving the socialist candidate three recent late-state victories, these wins still don't put Sanders any closer to claiming the Democratic nomination. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Wins Kentucky Primary, Just Barely

Hillary Clinton pulled off a narrow victory in Kentucky Tuesday night, beating Sanders by just a few thousand votes. Still, the victory ends a rough patch after losses in Indiana and West Virginia earlier this month. By winning Kentucky,...Show More Summary

Trump Wants to "Renegotiate" the Paris Climate Deal

If elected president, Donald Trump would pull the United States out of the commitments it made recently in Paris to fight climate change, according to a new interview with Reuters—a move that could deal a fatal blow to the landmark agreement. "I...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Refuses to Apologize for Nevada Democratic Convention Chaos

Sen. Bernie Sanders is refusing to apologize after a group of his supporters sparked chaos over a dispute on convention rules and delegate eligibility at the Nevada Democratic Party convention on Saturday. The uproar reportedly involved...Show More Summary

House Republicans Picked a Perfectly Terrible Panel to Complain About the Iran Deal

After the New York Times Magazine published a controversial profile of Ben Rhodes, the White House's d eputy national security adviser for strategic communications, conservatives exploded in outrage over the article's portrayal of Rhodes manipulating the media to secure passage of the Iran nuclear deal. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Is Poised to Make a Very Weird Kind of History Tonight

Bernie Sanders can make history in Tuesday night's Kentucky Democratic primary. No, he can't clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, nor is he likely to score a big win that convinces super-delegates to switch their allegiances en masse. Show More Summary

Is This Early Stage Vaccine Our Best Hope Against Zika?

On Tuesday, with the Olympics fast approaching and the world freaking out over the runaway Zika virus, the Senate is expected to approve at least $1 billion to help keep the scourge in check. Several bills are up for consideration, and...Show More Summary

In 1977, "Roots" Changed the Conversation About Race. Can Today's Remake Do it Again?

No television "event" today has a prayer of matching Roots, the eight-part 1977 miniseries based on Alex Haley's autobiographical slavery saga. Those broadcasts attracted some 85 percent of American TV households. W. Kamau Bell Kristian Hammerstad Comedian W. Show More Summary

Watch: Pro-Clinton Super-PAC Releases Two Blistering New Trump Ads

The top pro-Hillary Clinton super-PAC, Priorities USA, released two blistering new anti-Trump advertisements on Monday night, attacking the presumptive GOP nominee's attitudes towards women. We're launching ads this week in OH, VA, FL, & NV. Show More Summary

This Woman Says She Was Called "Disgusting" After Being Mistaken for Transgender in Walmart Bathroom

A video posted by a Connecticut woman named Aimee Toms is making headlines, after she says a stranger verbally attacked her inside a Walmart bathroom on Friday after mistaking her for being transgender. Toms, who identifies as cisgender—a...Show More Summary

"The Blue Swell" Brims With Bright, Lavish Melodies

Beverly The Blue Swell Kanine Courtesy of Ilium Media Launched in 2014 as a joint venture of newbie Drew Citron and indie-scene vet Frankie Rose, an alumna of garage rockers Vivian Girls and Dum Dum Girls, Beverly made sublime, soaring pop designed to intoxicate. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Invokes Taylor Swift, "One of the Great Philosophers of Our Time," to Slam Donald Trump

Sen. Elizabeth Warren used her commencement speech at Bridgewater State University on Saturday to speak about the importance of fighting for one's beliefs, no matter the challenges ahead. But before her message resorted to the same tired...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Punts On Contraceptive Mandate Case

It didn't take long for the US Supreme Court to dispense with the most controversial reproductive rights case on the docket this year. In a surprising move on Monday, the court issued an opinion in Zubik v. Burwell, a challenge by several religious organizations to the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary

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