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A Frame-by-Frame Analysis of the Worst Campaign Ad of 2016

Mike Pape is a Republican running for Congress in Kentucky's first district. On Wednesday, he released the worst ad of the 2016 campaign. For similar reasons, it might also be the best ad of the 2016 campaign. Pape's prospective district...Show More Summary

More Than 200,000 of Virginia's Ex-Felons Will Soon Have Their Voting Rights Restored

On Friday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that more than 200,000 of the state's former felons will soon have their voting rights restored—a move that will allow convicted felons who have completed their sentences to vote in this year's presidential election. Show More Summary

Trump's Delusional Plan to Win in November Isn't Even Original

Donald Trump's political director told a room full of Republican bigwigs on Thursday that if the tower-dwelling steak magnate is the party's nominee for president, he will redraw the electoral map in November. Per the New York Times: As the Republicans ate oysters in a dim, stuffy conference room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Mr. Show More Summary

Uber Agrees to Pay $100 Million to Drivers in Historic Class Action Settlement

Ride-sharing giant Uber announced that it has agreed to pay $100 million to settle two class action lawsuits, in which thousands of drivers alleged that they were improperly classified as independent contractors instead of employees. The...Show More Summary

The FBI Spent More Than $1 Million to Hack One Potentially Useless Phone

It turns out the FBI's 11-hour solution to its huge public fight with Apple didn't come cheap. FBI director James Comey said on Thursday that the agency paid more than $1 million to unnamed private-sector hackers for help in unlocking the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. Show More Summary

We Dare You to Not Break Down Watching Prince's Tribute to Freddie Gray

Prince wasn't just a major pop icon—he was also a staunch supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. Last May, after weeks of protests in Baltimore that followed the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, he released a tribute song, "Baltimore," which honored Gray and those demonstrating against police brutality. Show More Summary

A "Staggering Number" of Vets End Up Homeless After Experiencing Sexual Violence in the Military

Researchers have identified a new risk factor for homelessness among veterans: military sexual trauma. Nearly 1 in 10 veterans who experienced sexual assault or harassment in the military became homeless within five years—a "staggering...Show More Summary

Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will reportedly announce on Wednesday the decision to replace the image of former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with an image of Harriet Tubman. Politico reports Lew will also announce that the...Show More Summary

Three Officials Charged in Flint Water Crisis

Update, 10:20 a.m. EST: Three state and city officials have been charged in connection to the Flint water crisis. Flint employee Michael Glasgow was charged with tampering with evidence and two officials from Michigan's Department of...Show More Summary

Happy 4/20! Here's Some Shit To Read While You're Stoned.

Happy 4/20, all you potheads. So, just wondering, have you ever really looked at all these stories we've written on your favorite subject? If not, what better time than now? A map of where you can smoke legally Behind the pricey ad campaign...Show More Summary

Watch Donald Trump Blast the GOP's "Crooked System" in His NY Victory Speech

Speaking from Trump Tower in Manhattan on Tuesday, Donald Trump celebrated his resounding victory in New York's Republican primary. The GOP front-runner took the opportunity to dismiss his challengers, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, and to...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Accidentally Recalls "7-Eleven" Terror Attacks

On Monday night, Donald Trump displayed the best of his New York values by accidentally referring to the attacks on 9/11 as 7-Eleven, the national chain of convenience stores. "I wrote this out and it's very close to my heart," the Republican presidential candidate told a crowd in Buffalo, New York. Show More Summary

Justice Department Is Investigating Treatment of Gay and Trans Prisoners

The Justice Department and the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia have launched a joint investigation into the treatment of gay and transgender inmates in Georgia prisons. The DOJ confirmed to the Georgia Voice...Show More Summary

Trump Campaign Manager Won't Face Prosecution

Donald Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, will not be prosecuted for a battery charge in connection to former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, Florida prosecutors announced on Thursday. "Although the facts support the allegation...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz's Daughter Schools Him on Taylor Swift

The CNN Town Hall with Ted Cruz and his family on Wednesday night began with host Anderson Cooper talking to the candidate about the usual political subjects, including his thoughts about GOP front-runner Donald Trumps' vocal opposition to the current system of gathering delegates in advance of the Republican National Convention. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Complained to the Mayor of New York About Hot Dogs

Donald Trump is counting on a hometown boost in Tuesday's New York primary showdown against Ted Cruz. The Texas senator has taken heat from prominent Republicans there, such as Rep. Peter King and ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, for his comments about "New York values" and his campaign positions. Show More Summary

The Pay Gap Is Costing Women $500 Billion Per Year

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, a law meant to close the wage gap between working men and women. But more than 50 years later, women on average earn just 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. And according...Show More Summary

Kansas Voters Have 21 Days to Register If They Speak English, or 15 If They Speak Spanish

Prospective voters in Kansas were given different instructions for how and when to register to vote depending on whether they received the English- or Spanish-language voter guide issued by the Kansas secretary of state's office. The English-language version correctly informed voters that they could register up to 21 days before an election. Show More Summary

400 Non-Violent Protesters Were Arrested on Capitol Hill

More than 400 people protesting the role of big money in politics outside the U.S. Capitol were arrested on Monday. The non-violent demonstration, which was organized by the advocacy group Democracy Spring and involved members of over...Show More Summary

Lackland Air Force Shooting Leaves At Least Two Dead

At least two people are dead following a shooting at Texas' Lackland Air Force Base on Friday morning that is being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide. Authorities say the shooting occurred at around 8:40 a.m. local time. Our...Show More Summary

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