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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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Ben Carson Says Prison Is So Comfy Some People Never Want to Leave

President Barack Obama visited a federal prison in Oklahoma last week to discuss sentencing reform for non-violent drug offenses. At an event in Arlington, Virginia, on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson revealed that he, too, had visited federal prisons—and had a much different takeaway. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Stiffs Christian Group on Poverty Video

More than 100 Christian leaders from the right and the left working under the umbrella group Circle of Protection recently asked all of the presidential candidates to make a three-minute video answering this question: "What would you...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Just Gave the Most Insane Campaign Speech Ever

Speaking at his first campaign rally in South Carolina on Tuesday, Donald Trump addressed his critics and fellow Republican presidential candidates calling for him to step out of the race. He specifically fired back at Sen. Lindsey Graham's...Show More Summary

"I Like People That Weren't Captured, Okay?" Trump Poo-Poos McCain 's Vietnam Service

"Tinted meatball" Donald Trump attacked the Vietnam service of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) at a social conservative confab in Iowa on Saturday, boasting that the 2008 Republican presidential nominee was only considered a war hero "because...Show More Summary

Ex-Congressman Michael Grimm Gets Eight Months in Prison for Tax Crimes

Former Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), the Staten Islander best known for threatening on-camera to "break" a reporter "in half—like a boy," has been sentenced by a federal judge to eight months in prison for tax evasion. The sentencing,...Show More Summary

White, Anti-Immigrant Congressman Steve King Says He's Just as Latino as Julian Castro

This retort, from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), Washington's most notorious immigration hawk, is just weird. I uh...didn't know that. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro is Mexican-American, the son of a noted Chicano political activist from San Antonio. Show More Summary

BREAKING: James Holmes Found Guilty in Aurora Massacre Trial

Three years after he killed 12 people and injured 70 more in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, a jury has found James Holmes guilty of first degree murder. BREAKING: Colorado theater shooter James Holmes found guilty of first-degree...Show More Summary

Chattanooga Attacks Kill 4 People and Gunman

On Thursday, a gunman shot and killed four people, including military personnel, after opening fire at two separate military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The unidentified attacker was also killed. Authorities are currently investigating...Show More Summary

President Obama Gets Greeted by Confederate Flags in Oklahoma City

On Wednesday night, demonstrators on the streets of Oklahoma City waved Confederate flags as President Obama's motorcade arrived, a stark scene captured by a New York Times photographer. The scene as President Obama's motorcade arrived at his hotel in Oklahoma City tonight. Show More Summary

Another Fatal Police Shooting Caught on Video—and More Questions About a Dispatcher's Role

On Tuesday, a federal court ordered the release of video showing a June 2013 police shooting in Gardena, California (a city in southern Los Angeles County) in which an unarmed man, Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino, was killed and another unarmed man wounded. Show More Summary

Reddit's Former CEO Is Fed Up With the Site's Vindictive Trolls, But Not Its Anonymous Gun Dealers

As turmoil continues at Reddit, former CEO Yishan Wong has been defending ousted leader Ellen Pao, in part with a schadenfreude-tinged post on Tuesday in which he informed the trolls populating the site's controversial hate-speech forums that their days are likely numbered. Show More Summary

Rah Rah Rah! California Just Passed a Law Protecting Cheerleaders

Here's a reason to cheer: Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that guarantees better pay and working conditions for professional cheerleaders. Introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, the new law was inspired...Show More Summary

GOP Candidates Pile On to Praise Planned Parenthood Sting

Yesterday, an eight-minute undercover video alleged that Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of contraceptive and abortion services, profits off the sale of "baby parts," catching the attention of abortion foes everywhere. Now conservative presidential hopefuls are weighing in. Show More Summary

Obama Hits Back at Critics of Iran Nuclear Deal

A day after Iran and six world powers announced a historic deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear capabilities, President Obama took questions from reporters to defend it from congressional critics who say the plan fails to eliminate the...Show More Summary

Obama on Bill Cosby Allegations: If You Drug a Woman and Have Sex With Her, It's Rape

On Wednesday, President Obama responded to a question about Bill Cosby's ongoing rape allegations, specifically as to whether the comedian's Medal of Freedom award would be revoked. "There is no precedent for revoking a medal. We don't have that mechanism. Show More Summary

Former Reddit Leader Explains Why Trolls Will Soon Regret Taking Down Ellen Pao

Reddit's latest CEO Steve Huffman might be about to do what former CEO Ellen Pao never dared: Purge the site's notoriously freewheeling discussion boards of hate speech. Posting to the site Tuesday night, former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong...Show More Summary

Poll: Lincoln Chafee Has No Supporters

A month and a half into his presidential campaign, Lincoln Chafee is having trouble connecting with voters—even a single one. A Monmouth University poll released today reports that the Democratic presidential candidate "registered no...Show More Summary

Here's How GOP Presidential Hopefuls Are Reacting to the Iran Nuclear Deal

Early Tuesday morning, Iran and six world powers announced a landmark agreement aimed at halting Iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for lifting international sanctions that have long crippled the country's economy. The accord, which concluded a tense 18-day summit in Vienna, was met with praise by both U.S. Show More Summary

Iran Nuclear Deal Reached Betweeen World Powers

Following years of negotiations, Iran and six other world powers have finally reached a historic agreement set to curb Iran's nuclear capabilities. In return, longstanding international sanctions will be lifted. The deal was announced early Tuesday morning. #IranDeal shows constructive engagement works. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Wants the Federal Government to Encourage Research on Pot's Medical Benefits

On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote a letter to top federal drug enforcement and health officials requesting that they do more to conduct and facilitate research on the health benefits of marijuana. Among other things, she urged the...Show More Summary

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