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Montana GOP Legislator Wants to Ban Yoga Pants

Montana Republican state Rep. David Moore has a plan to guide America out of the darkness—ban yoga pants. Moore, who is upset that group of naked bicyclists pedaled through Missoula last year, decided that what his state really needs right now is tighter regulations on trousers. Show More Summary

Man Arrested for Fatal Shootings of Three Muslim Students Near University of North Carolina

A 46-year-old man was arrested for the fatal shootings of three Muslim students inside an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina on Tuesday. Police say Craig Spencer was charged with three counts of first-degree murder. Show More Summary

Here Is the First Lawsuit Over Concussions in Pop Warner Football

In the past year, both the NFL and the NCAA have settled multimillion-dollar lawsuits over concussions and football-related trauma, and complaints have even trickled down to the high school level. Next up in the legal crosshairs? Youth...Show More Summary

The Closer Republican and Democratic Senators Sit, the More They Disagree

Over the years, various would-be reformers have called for the elimination of the tradition of Congressional Republicans and Democrats sitting on opposite sides of the aisle. If partisan adversaries move closer together physically, the thinking goes, perhaps they'll find more common ground politically. If only it were that easy. Show More Summary

Please Keep Asking Ruth Bader Ginsburg, "How Many Women Should Be on the Supreme Court?"

When speaking to students at Georgetown University earlier this week, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she is regularly asked when she believes there will be "enough" women sitting on the Supreme Court. While most of us would respond...Show More Summary

California Bill Seeks to Get All Children Vaccinated

On the heels of an ongoing measles outbreak that has ignited a national debate over childhood vaccinations, California lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday seeking to put an end to the use of personal belief exemptions—which allow...Show More Summary

A California Lawmaker Is Trying (Again) to Force Washington's NFL Team to Change Its Racist Name

Washington's pro football team faces yet another challenge over its name and logo, this time from Congress. On Tuesday, Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that would revoke existing and future trademarks on the team's offensive name. Show More Summary

These Badass Russian Lesbians Just Took the Best Selfie Ever—Because It Actually Matters

When Kseniya, the head of a lesbian night club in St. Petersburg, Russia, and her partner boarded their flight home from Moscow this week, they weren't expecting to run into one of their local politicians—much less the lawmaker who's been trying to make their lives hell. Show More Summary

The Surgeon General Is Finally Coming Around on Pot

Despite the legalization of medical marijuana in 30 states, the federal government still lists cannabis under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, which means that it has "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential...Show More Summary

Chris Christie: Parents Should Have "Choice" on Vaccines

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for a "balanced" approach to childhood vaccinations, telling reporters on Monday that it's important to provide parents a "measure of choice" in their decisions. "Mary Pat and I have had our children...Show More Summary

Mitt Romney Won't Run for President in 2016

It's official: Mitt Romney will not seek the presidency for a third time. After some news outlets reported he would announce a run on a call with donors this morning, a statement leaked in which Romney said, "I've decided it is bestShow More Summary

England Just Established "Yes Means Yes" Guidelines for Police Investigating Rape

Police departments in both England and Wales have been provided an unprecedented new set of recommendations when it comes to investigating rape allegations. The guidelines, launched by the Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders...Show More Summary

This Massive New Project Is Great News for Homeless Vets in Los Angeles

After a three-year legal battle, the US Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Wednesday that it will rededicate its giant West Los Angeles Medical Center campus to provide much-needed housing and services for the city's homeless...Show More Summary

Lawmaker: Cheerleaders Should Get Paid a Real Wage

While football fans are getting ready for the Super Bowl this weekend, California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) has turned her attention to the women on the sidelines. Gonzalez, a former cheerleader and labor leader, introduced...Show More Summary

Here's How Boehner and Netanyahu Really Screwed Up

Mother Jones DC bureau chief David Corn appeared on MSNBC's Hardball to discuss the ongoing fallout from John Boehner's decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress:

FAA to Football Fans: Super Bowl Is a No-Drone Zone

On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a 15-second warning to football fans eager to sneak a bird's-eye look at this Sunday's Super Bowl: Leave your drones at home. The No Drone Zone campaign is part of the FAA's ongoing efforts to regulate small drones flying over crowded stadiums. Show More Summary

No One Can Agree on What to Call Drones

Early Monday morning, a small, temporarily unidentified flying object crashed on the White House lawn. The mishap, possibly the result of droning under the influence, prompted a salvo of alarming headlines about a stealthy violation of presidential airspace. Show More Summary

Mormon Church Comes Out in Support of LGBT Rights

In a groundbreaking news conference on Tuesday, the Mormon Church officially announced its support for some LGBT rights, on the condition that the same legal protections are extended to all religious groups. But in doing so, the church...Show More Summary

The Pentagon Is Holding an Essay Contest to Honor Saudi Arabia's Brutal King. Here's Our Entry.

Shortly after Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz, the 90-year-old king of Saudi Arabia, died last Friday, the Pentagon and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, paid their respects by inviting college students to participate in a "research and essay competition" in the late monarch's honor. Show More Summary

That Time Badass Feminist Queen Elizabeth Gave Saudi Arabia's King A Lesson in Power

Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth is known to have a wicked sense of humor, and some mean driving skills. One day back in 1998, she deployed both spectacularly to punk Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Back then, Abdullah was a Saudi crown prince visiting Balmoral, the vast royal estate in Scotland. Show More Summary

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