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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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Carly Fiorina Just Unleashed an Unhinged Rant Against Hillary Clinton

Carly Fiorina brought down the house at tonight's GOP undercard debate with a long, vicious rant against Hillary Clinton that included everything from a recycled El Chapo joke to a call to indict Clinton over her role in Benghazi. Or because of her emails. Show More Summary

Georgia Lawmaker Defends KKK: "It Made a Lot of People Straighten Up"

A Georgia state representative has triggered anger on social media after he made several statements that appear to defend the actions of the Ku Klux Klan, a group he insists "was not so much a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order." "It made a lot of people straighten up," Republican State Rep. Show More Summary

This Prosecutor Gave the Perfect Answer to People Defending the Anti-Abortion Activists Behind Those Deceptive Videos

On Monday, the district attorney in Harris County, Texas announced that a grand jury tasked with investigating Planned Parenthood had instead issued indictments against two anti-abortion activists, David Daleiden and Susan Merritt, who released a series of doctored Planned Parenthood videos last summer. Show More Summary

Adele Has the Perfect Response to Mike Huckabee's "Hello" Parody

In addition to her Grammys, Academy Award, and charting-topping albums, pop sensation Adele can add "getting Mike Huckabee to shut up" to her long list of accomplishments. The former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate...Show More Summary

Watch Mike Huckabee Cover Adele in a Campaign Ad

On Wednesday morning, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign tweeted its latest campaign video—and it's a cover of pop superstar Adele's hit song, "Hello." Instead of talking about strained relationships, Huckabee's "Hello" focuses on Iowa's highlights and idiosyncrasies. Show More Summary

Maine's Governor Wants to Cut Drug Dealers’ Heads Off in Public

Adding to his impressive record for unpredictable, oftentimes offensive statements, Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday suggested the state bring back the use of guillotines to publicly execute drug traffickers. "I think the death penalty should be appropriate for people who kill Mainers," LePage said during his weekly radio address on WVOM. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Trumpets Endorsement From a Man Who Thinks God Sent Hitler to Hunt the Jews

Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas proudly announced the latest endorsement of his presidential bid. It came from Mike Bickle, the founder and director of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City. Bickle is a controversial pastor...Show More Summary

Obama Just Announced Sweeping Reforms To The Prison System

President Obama announced a set of sweeping prison reforms on Monday night, ending solitary confinement for juveniles and prohibiting the practice for punishment of those who've commited low-level infractions. The reforms, adopted from recommendations by the Justice Department, will also expand treatment for mentally ill prisoners. Show More Summary

Texas Probe of Planned Parenthood Indicts Anti-Abortion Videographers Instead

The Harris County, Texas grand jury tasked with investigating Planned Parenthood announced today that it has decided not to indict the women's health provider. Instead, the grand jury has indicted David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Just Rejected the Country's Most Extreme Abortion Ban

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court permanently laid to rest North Dakota's controversial "fetal heartbeat" law that would have banned abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The law, approved by North Dakota's state legislature...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Did Something Great for 1,000 Kids Who Were Sentenced to Life in Prison

Juvenile offenders serving a mandatory sentence of life without parole may have have a shot at release, following a Supreme Court ruling made on Monday. The case, Montgomery v. Alabama, is the fourth in a string of Supreme Court decisions...Show More Summary

This New Yorker Cover Perfectly Explains the Problem With Donald Trump

For the third time since he entered the presidential race last summer, Donald Trump is the subject of a New Yorker cover: pic.twitter.com/hQsVHlSCD0 — Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) January 25, 2016 That's Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George Washington, John F. Show More Summary

In Solitaire Confinement With Donald Rumsfeld

At the ripe old age of 83, Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense under Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, just announced he's the architect of a whole new venture: a solitaire iOS game, or as he describes it in a fresh Medium post,...Show More Summary

Videos of Excited Snow Dogs Are the Only Thing Keeping Us Happy During this Historic Storm

Here in New York City, roads are now shut down to non-emergency traffic, and authorities are telling drivers they'll get fined if they don't comply. Above-ground parts of the subway system are about to close. The storm, stronger than...Show More Summary

There's One Big Problem With Sanders' Promise to Overturn Citizens United

Whoa, if true! On Thursday, Bernie Sanders declared that the Supreme Court would overturn Citizens United if he is elected president. Any Supreme Court nominee of mine will make overturning Citizens United one of their first decisions. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 22, 2016 Except that's not how the Supreme Court works. Show More Summary

Clinton Opens a New Front in Her Attacks on Sanders

The Hillary Clinton campaign on Thursday unleashed a new line of attack against Bernie Sanders with a video critiquing the senator from Vermont's approach to handling ISIS. The move comes as poll numbers show him closing in on Clinton...Show More Summary

Little Did These Adorable Kids Know That Carly Fiorina Was Using Them as Anti-Abortion Props

Carly Fiorina has upset some Iowa parents, who say the presidential candidate "ambushed" their children and used them as the backdrop of an anti-abortion rally. On Wednesday, the former Hewlett-Packard executive was attending an anti-abortion rally at the Greater Des Moines botanical garden as part of a campaign stop in Iowa. Show More Summary

Report: Putin "Probably" Ordered the Murder of Kremlin Critic

Russian President Vladimir Putin likely approved the murder of Alexander Litvineko, a former KGB agent who died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with poison, a British inquiry released on Thursday found. The report accused two men, Andrei...Show More Summary

Palin Stumps for Trump, and It Gets Weird

Fresh off her endorsement of the real estate mogul, Sarah Palin teamed up with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for a campaign rally Wednesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma (or, according to press credentials provided by the Trump campaign, "Tusla," Oklahoma). Show More Summary

The Time Gloria Steinem Made Bernie Sanders an "Honorary Woman"

In the fall of 1996, locked in a tough re-election fight against Republican Susan Sweetser, then-Rep. Sanders got a big boost when feminist writer and activist Gloria Steinem came to Burlington. At the time, Sweetser was running negative...Show More Summary

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