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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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Rand Paul Blames the Baltimore Riots on Absentee Fathers

As one of a growing number of GOP 2016 wannabes, Sen. Rand Paul has tried to sell himself as the best Republican candidate to reach out to African-American voters. He's talked about the need for criminal justice reform. During the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, he called for demilitarizing police forces. Show More Summary

Some Hopeful Images From Baltimore: Residents Uniting to Clean Up the City

After an evening of violent unrest, Baltimore residents emerged Tuesday morning to clean up after the destruction and prepare for what could be more chaos. On Monday, at least 15 police officers were injured and dozens of businessesShow More Summary

Bloods and Crips Members Say They Want "Nobody To Get Hurt" In Baltimore Protests

Amid mounting unrest in Baltimore, an unexpected alliance—members of the Bloods and Crips—emerged yesterday to call for protection of local residents. At an event in a local church shown in a Baltimore Sun video, a man named Charles,...Show More Summary

Here's What the Nepalese Earthquake Devastation Looks Like From a Drone

Over the weekend, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake and multiple aftershocks wiped out buildings, infrastructure, and historic sites in Nepal, killing more than 4,000 people, injuring thousands more, and leaving tens of thousands homeless.Show More Summary

Here's How Elizabeth Warren Is Holding Clinton's "Feet to the Fire" on Liberal Policies

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) may have officially ruled out a bid for the White House, but she might as well be a shadow candidate. That's according to a report by Ryan Lizza in the New Yorker today, which describes the Massachusetts...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz's Princeton Years Included Jokes About a Woman's Hymen

During his days as a member of Princeton University's debate team, Ted Cruz earned a reputation as a spirited orator. But when an opponent would try to poke fun at him, Cruz's rhetorical skills couldn't compensate for his complete lack of a sense of humor. Show More Summary

Former Walker Aide Blasts Walker for Immigration Flip-Flop

Liz Mair, the GOP operative who resigned from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign-in-waiting after a day on the job, is in campaign mode again—and this time, she's targeting her former boss. On Tuesday morning, Mair sent an emailShow More Summary

Here's What You Need to Know About the Trade Deal Dividing the Left

Senior lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation last week that would let the Obama Administration keep negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pact that could be the most far-reaching free trade agreement in American history. Now...Show More Summary

Politician Tasked With Oil Industry Oversight Gets a Paycheck From Big Oil

The BP oil spill turned five years old on Monday, and as my colleague Tim McDonnell reported, we're still paying the price: There's as much as 26 million gallons of crude oil still on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. But the story of...Show More Summary

Nebraska Conservatives Take On GOP Governor Over Death Penalty

A group of conservative legislators in Nebraska are gearing up for what could be a multi-day battle to end the state's death penalty. The fight pits the right-wing anti-death penalty crusaders against their fellow conservatives and the state's Republican governor. Show More Summary

Billionaire Casino Magnate Sheldon Aldelson's Israeli Paper Is Obsessed With Marco Rubio

For years, Republicans who aspire to the presidency have sought the support of Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate and GOP mega-donor. Adelson spent $150 million backing Republicans during the 2012 election cycle, and the candidate who secures his support this time around will get a big boost in a crowded GOP field. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton to Supreme Court: Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Nationally

Hillary Clinton's now-official presidential campaign has so far opted for gauzy announcement videos and vague feel good promises over much in the way of policy specifics. But on Wednesday, Clinton's team clarified one stance she sheShow More Summary

Ted Cruz's Big Money Man Is A Hedge Funder With a $2 Million Train Set

Robert Mercer, a Long Island hedge fund magnate, has made some lavish investments over the years: There's his 203-foot super yacht, called the Sea Owl. There's the $2 million model train set he had custom-built in his mansion—and the...Show More Summary

Even Ray Kelly Is Now Convinced Cops Need to Wear Body-Cams

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly—who once warned against police officers being equipped with body-cameras—is now coming out in support of the recording technology. Kelly's reversal, he noted on ABC's This Week on Sunday, was prompted...Show More Summary

Here's Hillary Clinton's Video Launching Her Campaign

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton officially kicked off her run for president with an email her campaign reportedly sent to her supporters on Sunday. The launch marks her second run for the White House after she was defeatedShow More Summary

The Guy Who Filmed Eric Garner's Death Is Still Fighting To Get Out of Jail

The Rev. Al Sharpton introduces Ramsey Orta at Eric Garner's funeral in July 2014. Julia Xanthos/AP Update: Ramsey Orta was released from Rikers Island on Friday night and is now with his family, according to his lawyers. Earlier onShow More Summary

Hillary Clinton May Ruin Pundits' Weekend, Announce Campaign Sunday

Hillary Clinton is set to announce her run for president this Sunday, The Guardian, CNN, and other outlets are reporting. She reportedly plans to release a video with the news on Twitter and follow up with campaigns stops in Iowa. If...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren: "I Don't Support the Death Penalty" for Boston Marathon Bomber

On Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said she is opposed to sentencing Dzohkhar Tsarnaev to death, one day after the Boston Marathon bomber was found guilty on all 30 charges related to his involvement in the deadly 2013 attack. Speaking...Show More Summary

The Walter Scott Shooting Video Shows Exactly Why We Can't Just Take the Police's Word For It

A white police officer in South Carolina was arrested and charged with murder on Tuesday, after a shocking video emerged showing him fatally shooting an unarmed black man attempting to flee from the scene. The video, which was firstShow More Summary

BREAKING: The Jury Has Reached a Verdict in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Boston Bombing Trial

A Massachusetts jury has reached a verdict in the federal trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They're about to read the verdict. Tsarnaev faces 30 counts, 17 of which carry a possible death sentence. Watch:

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