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Rand Paul Just Announced That He's Running For President. Here's His Speech.

Rand Paul just announced that he is running for president. He said some weird things, and some stupid things, and some ok things, and some smart things, and a lot of meaningless things. Politics! Here's the transcript, courtesy of TIME. I have a message, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words. Show More Summary

Feds Say Georgia's Treatment of Transgender Prisoners Is Unconstitutional

For three years, the Georgia Department of Corrections allegedly has denied transgender inmate Ashley Diamond medical treatment for gender dysphoria, causing her such distress that she has attempted on multiple occasions to castrate herself, cut off her penis, and kill herself. Show More Summary

Chelsea Manning Just Started Tweeting From Prison

Chelsea Manning has joined Twitter from inside the walls of Kansas's Fort Leavenworth prison, where she is currently serving a 35-year sentence for providing classified material to Wikileaks. Using the handle @xychelsea, the accountShow More Summary

Obama Just Announced A Historic Nuclear Agreement With Iran

Speaking from the Rose Garden on Thursday, President Obama addressed a preliminary agreement reached earlier in the day that seeks to limit Iran's controversial nuclear program. The deal, which includes the participation of EuropeanShow More Summary

BREAKING: Iran Nuclear Deal Reached

Wow. The U.S. and other international negotiators reportedly have agreed to the outlines of an understanding with Iran that would allow for a final phase of nuclear talks. The Associated Press, citing officials, reported on the agreement,...Show More Summary

Arkansas Governor Asks For Changes to Religious Freedom Bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson called for changes in the state's controversial religious freedom bill on Wednesday, amid mounting criticism from businesses, local leaders, gay rights advocates, and even members of his own family. Hutchinson...Show More Summary

Indiana Pizzeria Says It Will Deny Service to LGBT People

Catering pizza to your wedding guests might sound unconventional, but it does happen. Oh, does it happen. But if you're gay and in Indiana, don't call Memories Pizzeria in Walkerton: They won't help you make your wedding memories. The...Show More Summary

Walmart Gave Workers a Raise—But It's Not Enough To Keep Them Off the Dole

A typical Walmart Supercenter costs taxpayers more than $900,000 a year in public assistance doled out to its low-wage workers. This fact, published in a federal study in 2013, galvanized labor protests at Walmart stores across the country last year, leading the the retail giant to announce in February that would give some 500,000 workers a raise. Show More Summary

Arkansas Just Passed Its Own Indiana-Style 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act'

Despite national outcry over a similar bill in Indiana, the Arkansas state Legislature on Tuesday passed its own 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act' which critics warn would allow business owners to discriminate against gay, lesbian, and transgendered people on religious grounds. The bill now goes to Republican state Gov. Show More Summary

Backer of Indiana Law Says "It's Impossible to Satisfy the Homosexual Lobby"

Considering it seems like everyone from Tim Cook to the whole state of Connecticut is incensed by a new law that allows Indiana businesses to refuse service to LGBT customers based on "religious grounds," it seems crazy to think anyone is still out there actually defending it—at least openly. Show More Summary

James O'Keefe Loses Libel Suit Over Landrieu Incident

Conservative filmmaker and provocateur James O'Keefe has lost another legal battle: on Monday, a federal court in New Jersey dismissed a libel suit O'Keefe filed against legal news website MainJustice. In August 2013, MainJustice published...Show More Summary

America Ranks in the Top 5 Globally—for Putting Its Citizens to Death

We're No. 5! We're No. 5! America once again ranks among the top five nations in the world—in executions. Sigh. That's according to a new report from Amnesty International, which also notes that more and more nations have been opting not to kill their convicts. Amnesty tallies at least 607 known executions in 22 countries in 2014. Show More Summary

Forget Elizabeth Warren. Another Female Senator Has a Shot to Fill the Senate's New Power Vacuum.

In the nanoseconds after Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid announced Friday morning that he will give up his leadership post and retire in 2016, liberal groups raced to promote their go-to solution for almost any political problem: Sen. Show More Summary

Harry Reid Announces His Retirement

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced on Friday he will not be seeking reelection when his term comes to an end next year. He announced his retirement in a YouTube video: My life’s work has been to make Nevada and our nation better. Show More Summary

This Lawmaker Publicly Discussed Her Rape and Abortion. And Some Dude Laughed.

While speaking out against a proposed bill in Ohio that aims to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) revealed on Wednesday she had been raped during her time in the military and chose to have...Show More Summary

Wondering What Happens in the Cockpit of a Plane Crash? Read This Story

An international airliner falls out of the sky, seemingly for no reason. A cryptic recording from the cockpit voice recorder. The crash of Germanwings flight 9525 on Tuesday has, at least in the early going, left investigators with a lot of puzzling questions. Show More Summary

"Everything Could Be Taken Away From Me": Watch This Woman Bravely Fight an Anti-Transgender Bill

As Florida lawmakers continue to consider a bill aiming to make it a criminal act for transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice, we'd like to direct your attention to Cindy Sullivan, who spoke out against the bill in incredibly...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Expected to Headline Event With A Man Who Compared All Muslims to Nazis

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who announced his candidacy for President on Monday via Twitter, is expected to speak at the Young America's Foundation's "New England Freedom Conference" in Nashua, New Hampshire on Friday. Also on the lineup is Robert Spencer, the co-founder of Stop Islamization of America and director of the Jihad Watch blog. Show More Summary

Everything Changed on 9/11, Starting With Ted Cruz's Musical Taste

During a segment of CBS's This Morning show, Senator Ted Cruz attempted to explain how the attacks on September 11 moved him to shun the soulless genre of rock music and pick up country: You know, music is interesting. I grew up listening to classic rock and I’ll tell you sort of an odd story. Show More Summary

Police: There Is "No Evidence" of Gang Rape Detailed in Rolling Stone's UVA Story

In a news conference on Monday, the Charlottesville Police Department announced it would suspend an investigation into the University of Virginia rape allegations first detailed in an explosive Rolling Stone article published last November. Show More Summary

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