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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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Law School Named After Scalia Deals With Awkward Acronym

RIP #ASSLaw. RIP #ASSoL. Last week, George Mason University announced that it was renaming its law school in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Henceforth, students would attend the Antonin Scalia School of Law or,...Show More Summary

Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson Resigns in the Wake of "Panama Papers" Scandal

Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson announced his resignation on Tuesday amid mounting public anger over evidence that he and his wife owned a secretive offshore company called Wintris, which managed millions of dollars of...Show More Summary

GOP Pollster Tells Business Leaders How To “Combat” Their Own Empathy for Workers

The passage of a $15-an-hour minimum wage in New York and California may have come as a shock to the Council of State Chambers, the umbrella group for America's notoriously anti-worker state chambers of commerce. But in a recent video...Show More Summary

New York Just Introduced the Best Paid Family Leave Policy in the Country

Last Thursday, New York passed a historic bill to mandate guaranteed paid family leave for nearly everyone who holds a job in the Empire State. The new policy—which follows in the footsteps of only four other states with similar programs—is...Show More Summary

New York Reaches Deal to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

Not to be outdone by its perennial rival on the west, New York announced on Thursday it had reached a deal to raise the minimum wage in New York City to $15 by 2018. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hailed the agreement as the "best plan the...Show More Summary

Tech-Shuttle Giant Given the Boot in San Francisco

Citing a history of disregard for traffic laws and acrimonious labor disputes, San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency has declined to grant tech shuttle operator Bauer's IT a permit to use public bus stops under the city's controversial Commuter Shuttle Program. Show More Summary

Turkish President's Arrival Brings Chaos to Downtown Washington

Skirmishes between protesters, police, and Turkish security personnel broke out in the streets of downtown Washington, DC, shortly before Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄ?an was set to give a speech at the Brookings Institution. ErdoÄ?an...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Has an Interesting Theory About Why the Republican Party Exists

Rachel Maddow posed an interesting question to Sen. Bernie Sanders during their interview on Wednesday: would he like to see the Republican party just disappear? Sanders' answer was also an interesting one. He didn't take the bait; instead,...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Is Gaining on Hillary Clinton in Her Own Backyard

Bernie Sanders won his home state of Vermont with a whopping 86 percent of the vote. Hillary Clinton, it seems, will have no such luck on her home turf. Sanders is slowly gaining on Clinton in New York ahead of the April 19 primary.Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Somehow Got Worse

Donald Trump told a Wisconsin town hall on Wednesday that his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States would have an exception for the billionaire's rich friends. "I have actually—believe it or not, I have a lot of friendsShow More Summary

Donald Trump Won’t Rule Out Using Nuclear Weapons in Europe

Donald Trump refused to rule out using nuclear weapons in Europe during a town hall in Wisconsin on Wednesday. The Republican presidential front-runner was asked about his recent contradictory statements about nuclear proliferation—in...Show More Summary

Watch Samantha Bee's Depressing Twist on March Madness

Samantha Bee has come up with a new kind of March Madness this week, for those of you who can't stand to watch any more basketball because your brackets have been wrecked. But be warned: The late-night host's version is also difficult...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Abandons Pledge to Support GOP Nominee

After previously pledging to support whoever becomes the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump said Tuesday that promise no longer stands. Instead, Trump said during CNN's town hall in Wisconsin, "we'll see who it is." TrumpShow More Summary

Watch Donald Trump Defend His Campaign Manager Over Battery Charges

The first question Donald Trump was asked during CNN's town hall in Wisconsin on Tuesday was whether he would fire his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who was charged with misdemeanor battery on Tuesday for allegedly manhandling a reporter at an event earlier this month. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Defends His Plan to Patrol "Muslim Neighborhoods"

Ted Cruz stood by his proposal to patrol "Muslim neighborhoods" during CNN's town hall in Wisconsin on Tuesday night, repeating his assertion that this strategy worked in New York City. Host Anderson Cooper pressed Cruz repeatedly on his stance, noting that New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton had criticized Cruz's proposal. Show More Summary

This Law Just Took Abortion Pseudoscience to a New Low

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday signed a bill that makes the state the first in the nation to require doctors to anesthetize fetuses before performing abortions after 20 weeks gestation. Previously, fetal anesthesia for abortion after...Show More Summary

Trump Still Insists His Campaign Manager Is Innocent of Assaulting Reporter

Donald Trump is defending his campaign manager to the very end, despite mounting evidence against him. On Tuesday morning, Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with misdemeanor battery for forcibly grabbing reporter Michelle Fields at an event in Jupiter, Florida, on March 8. Show More Summary

A Divided Supreme Court Spares Public Sector Unions

The Supreme Court deadlocked on Tuesday for the second time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last month—and this time, public sector unions were the winner. The 4-4 split underscores the immediate impact of Scalia's death and the new reality of a divided eight-member court. Show More Summary

Clinton to Democrats: Remember What's at Stake on the Supreme Court

Republicans have long rallied supporters by emphasizing the importance of selecting Supreme Court justices and warning what might happen if a Democratic president picks the next one. In a speech Monday afternoon at the University ofShow More Summary

California Is About to Make a $15 Minimum Wage a Reality

California lawmakers and labor unions have reached a historic deal to raise the state's minimum wage to $15, the LA Times reports. The plan will boost the minimum wage from $10 to $10.50 by January 2017, gradually increasing it to $15 over the following six years. Show More Summary

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