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Vatican Clarifies Pope's Meeting with Kim Davis: "Should Not Be Considered Support"

On Friday, the Vatican sought to provide a few more details concerning Pope Francis' meeting last week with Kim Davis, the defiant Kentucky clerk who was jailed for her refusal to issue gay marriage licenses in Rowan County. "The pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs. Show More Summary

This Chart Shows How the "Unequal States of America" Compares to the World

A new report finds that the state of economic inequality in the United States is far more drastic than in other developed countries. The report, published by the German financial services company Allianz, even dubs us the "Unequal States...Show More Summary

Angry Obama Blasts Congress for Failing America on Guns

At a press conference Thursday, President Barack Obama was visibly frustrated with a lack of action from Congress to prevent mass shootings like the one that happened today at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. "It cannot be this easy...Show More Summary

Alabama Just Made It Even Harder for Black People to Vote

In Alabama, you need a driver's license or other form of photo ID to vote. But getting that ID just got a lot harder, especially in the state's majority-black counties. Due to budget cuts, Alabama is closing 31 satellite DMVs across the state. Show More Summary

Oregon Sheriff Handling Massacre Fought the White House on Gun Control After Newtown

As the sheriff in Douglas County, Oregon, John Hanlin was front and center following Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College, which left at least 13 dead and 20 wounded. In 2013, he wrote a letter to Vice President Joe Biden that included the line, "Gun control is NOT the answer to preventing heinous crimes like school shootings." Read more below:

An Overwhelming Majority of Americans Still Support Universal Background Checks

Following today's mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama wants to see "sensible steps" to prevent gun violence, including expanding background checks to all gun purchases. Show More Summary

Shooting Reported at Oregon Community College

Multiple media outlets are reporting a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. A local television station reported there were between seven and ten fatalities and said the assailant has been neutralized. #BREAKING Reports of active shooter at Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg. Show More Summary

As His Rivals Tout Big Fundraising Numbers, O'Malley Vows to Take On Dark Money

As the other Democratic candidates release their third quarter fundraising numbers—$28 million for Hillary Clinton, $26 million for Bernie Sanders—Martin O'Malley has remained mum. But the former Maryland governor has seized the occasion...Show More Summary

Sanders Posts an Astounding Fundraising Haul, Nearly Matching Clinton

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign brought in $26 million in the third quarter of fundraising—just $2 million less than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. For a candidate who's eschewed super-PACs and high-dollar fundraising, it's kind of an astounding figure. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Defends Racist Name of Football Team Whose Owner Backed Him With Big Bucks

Jeb Bush weighed in on the continuing controversy over the Washington DC pro football team's name this week, saying he supports owner Dan Snyder's refusal to abandon it, despite years of repeated calls to do so from Native AmericansShow More Summary

GOP Lawmakers Just Made a Woman Undergo a Six-Hour Invasive Probe

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards appeared today before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in the most recent congressional hearing examining the use of taxpayer funds by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Show More Summary

The Fetus Video Described by Carly Fiorina Was Just Released in Full. It Still Means Absolutely Nothing.

On Tuesday, an anti-abortion activist released the full recording of the video that he claimed was the one that Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina discussed during a GOP debate earlier this month. During the debate she memorably...Show More Summary

Snowden Just Joined Twitter. Guess Who His First Follow Is.

Fugitive leaker Edward Snowden has bunkered down in Russia, but he has remained in the public eye via media interviews, Skype chats, and the like. And now he's taken another step at increasing his profile: he's joined Twitter. On Tuesday,...Show More Summary

There Are Thousands of Clinics That Could Replace Planned Parenthood, Right? Nope.

This week, the Congressional controversy over Planned Parenthood could come to a head as investigations continue through the House of Representatives. Today, Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America,...Show More Summary

George Zimmerman Posted a Photo of Trayvon Martin's Dead Body

Over the weekend, George Zimmerman retweeted an image of Trayvon Martin's dead body. The image was first tweeted to him by a fan who wrote, "Z-Man is a one man army." After the tweet was deleted, apparently by Twitter, Zimmerman posted a tweet directing media inquiries to the phone number of a car audio shop. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Just Showed Democrats How to Talk About Race in America

In the modern-day fight against racial inequality, activists and policymakers alike should look to the past to change the present. That's the message Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent on Sunday in a stirring speech at the Edward M. Show More Summary

Obama Issues Strong Condemnation of Russia in UN Speech

President Obama issued a strong condemnation of Russian President Vladimir Putin's use of force in Ukraine in an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, warning world leaders of "dangerous currents" that stand to threaten...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is Not Fit to Win the War on Christmas

Donald Trump is pandering to some social conservatives today so naturally he brought up the nonexistent War on Christmas: “The word Christmas, I love Christmas,” Trump said. “You go to stores, you don’t see the word ‘Christmas.’ It says ‘happy holidays’ all over. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Just Said the "Very Existence of the Human Species" Is Under Threat

Pope Francis issued a stark warning to the United Nations on Friday morning, telling world leaders assembled for the General Assembly that "large-scale destruction of biodiversity can threaten the very existence of the human species."...Show More Summary

John Boehner to Resign from Congress

House Speaker John Boehner is reportedly planning to resign from his post at the end of October, according to aides first reported by the New York Times on Friday. A full statement from one of his aides below: Speaker Boehner believes...Show More Summary

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