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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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Pentagon Reportedly Finalizing Plan to Lift Ban on Transgender People

The Pentagon is expected to announce its plan to lift the military's longstanding ban on transgender service members as early as this week, according to the Associated Press. The plan, which is currently being formalized, would allow...Show More Summary

A Mexican Drug Lord Escaped From Prison, So Now Donald Trump Wants an Apology

America, Donald Trump would like an apology. Following Sunday's news that Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman had tunneled out of prison, the GOP candidate unleashed a Tweetstorm in which he claimed the kingpin's escape vindicated...Show More Summary

Reddit's Racist Trolls Are Psyched About CEO Ellen Pao's Resignation

In the minutes following today's announcement that Ellen Pao, Reddit's embattled interim CEO, would be stepping down, users of the site responded with glee. Pao has been widely criticized for her tone-deaf firing of a popular employee and years of mistreatment of the site's unpaid moderators. Show More Summary

FBI: Background Check Failure Allowed Dylann Roof to Secure Gun

In a statement on Friday, the FBI said a background check flaw allowed Dylann Roof, the suspected gunman behind last month's fatal shooting in Charleston, to purchase the gun that killed nine people inside a historic black church. From...Show More Summary

Watch the Exact Moment South Carolina Finally Lowered the Confederate Flag

In a short, historic ceremony on Friday morning, the Confederate battle flag was finally lowered and removed from South Carolina's statehouse grounds, three weeks after nine black parishioners were murdered at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. Show More Summary

Info About the Sex Lives and Medical Histories of Millions of Federal Workers Is in Hackers' Hands

The federal government announced on Thursday that—yet again—the huge hacks of sensitive government personnel records revealed last month are even bigger than previously thought. Officials now say that information on 21.5 million people...Show More Summary

Martin O'Malley to Wall Street: "I Will Not Let Up on You'"

Martin O'Malley amped up his effort Thursday to win over the Democratic Party's left wing—to out-Sanders Bernie Sanders—and become the progressive alterative to presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, releasing an antagonistic open...Show More Summary

South Carolina Approves Bill to Remove Confederate Flag

Early Thursday morning, South Carolina's House of Representatives voted to approve a bill to permanently remove the Confederate flag from flying on the state Capitol grounds. The historic 94-20 vote followed hours of impassioned debate on Wednesday, including an emotional address by Rep. Show More Summary

You're About to Hear a Lot More "Death Panels" Talk. Here's Why It's Nonsense.

You'll probably be hearing a lot about death panels these next few days. That's because Medicare, the federal insurance program for elderly Americans, wants to start reimbursing doctors for having conversations with their elderly patients about death. Show More Summary

Ron Wyden Just Used Rap Genius to Troll the FBI Director

FBI Director James Comey says encryption is hurting national security and helping ISIS. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is calling BS—and using a rap lyrics site to do it. Comey spent Wednesday in front of Congress, arguing that law enforcement...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Just Gave the Most Insane Interview to NBC

In a new interview with NBC News, Donald Trump lashed out at his critics, specifically shooting back at Hillary Clinton's comments yesterday expressing her disappointment in the real-estate mogul. "Hillary Clinton ?was the worst secretary of state in the history of the United States," Trump said. Show More Summary

The New York Stock Exchange Just Halted Trading and No One Is Sure Why

This is crazy: Trading in all symbols was temporarily halted on the New York Stock Exchange floor Wednesday due to an apparent technical issue. "NYSE/NYSE MKT has temporarily suspended trading in all symbols. Additional information will...Show More Summary

Thanks to Obamacare, Women Are Saving Nearly $1.4 Billion on Birth Control Pills

Following the Affordable Care Act's mandate for insurance companies to provide free contraceptives, individual spending on birth control pills plummeted by almost half in the first six months the landmark healthcare law went into effect. This...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Says She Is "Very Disappointed" in Donald Trump

In a new interview with CNN, Hillary Clinton weighed in on the continuing controversy over Donald Trump's presidential announcement speech in which he characterized Mexican immigrants crossing the border as criminals and "rapists." "I am very disappointed in those comments," Clinton said. Show More Summary

The Vast Majority of America's Elected Prosecutors Are White Men

A study released on Tuesday reveals a glaring lack of diversity among America's elected prosecutors. The data, gathered by the Center for Technology and Civil Life and published by the Women's Donors Network, examines the racial andShow More Summary

What Really Happened With Jesse Jackson's Reddit Appearance

You may have read about the situation at Reddit, the online community that devolved into mutinous turmoil after the firing of a popular employee last week. Well, I was pretty close to the center of the storm, and I can tell you thatShow More Summary

Donald Trump Just Issued Another Insane Rant About Mexico

Donald Trump is a dumb person who is dumb. For a very long time that dumbness didn't really come with consequences. He had his TV show and his hotels and a lot of fans in the Republican party. Sure, people knew he was a lunatic, but none of his corporate business partners really cared. Show More Summary

South Carolina Senator Rants Against Gay Marriage During Vote on Confederate Flag Removal

In a historic 37-3 vote, members of South Carolina's Senate just voted to remove the Confederate flag from its statehouse grounds. Monday's vote followed hours of debate, with lawmakers overwhelmingly making the case to do away with the racist symbol once and for all. Perhaps confused by the subject at hand, Sen. Show More Summary

The GOP's Biggest Opponent of Gays in the Military Now Thinks They're Here to Stay

A month before the 2012 Iowa caucuses, then-Texas governor Rick Perry tried to save his flailing presidential campaign by tacking hard to the religious right. At the center of his effort was an ad he released in December 2011 titledShow More Summary

Guitarist and Songwriter Richard Thompson's 'Still' Got It

Richard Thompson Still Fantasy Richard Thompson's latest album closes on an uncharacteristically sweet note with "Guitar Heroes," a jaunty, nearly eight-minute ode to the players who initially inspired him, namely, Chuck Berry, Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, James Burton, and The Shadows' Hank Marvin. Show More Summary

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