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These Schools Saddling Students With Tons of Debt Aren’t the Ones You Expected

The student loan crisis may bring to mind 22-year old graduates from four-year colleges trying to figure out how to pay off hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. And while this image may have been accurate before the recession, today's...Show More Summary

Does Donald Trump Send His Own Tweets? An Investigation

Donald Trump tweets a lot. He's pretty good at it too! Personally, I love his Twitter account. It's a mix of insanity and self-promotion and insanity and, well, self-promotion. But it's endearing! I've always assumed that Trump sends his own tweets. Show More Summary

Rick Santorum Doesn't Know What to Focus on During Wednesday's Debate

Today, Rick Santorum sent me an urgent email. He needed my advice! So of course, I had to open the email to see how I could help. It turns out that Santorum, one of the back-of-the-pack 2016 GOP contenders, was soliciting suggestions on what he should focus on during the GOP presidential debate on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Active Shooter Reported at Delta State University

One person is dead after a shooting at Delta State University in Mississippi, the school confirmed on Monday. The Clarion-Ledger reports the victim is a professor of the school. Approximately 4000 students attend the school in Cleveland Mississippi. Delta State University has confirmed one fatality. Show More Summary

California Is About To Fix Democracy

On Thursday, California's Senate advanced a new reform bill that would automatically register all state residents to vote when they apply or renew their driver licenses. Residents will also be able to opt out of automatic registration. The 24-15 vote, which follows the Assembly's approval in June, now awaits the signature of Gov. Show More Summary

Germany Closes Its Border With Austria, Hoping To Stop The Refugee Flow

Two weeks ago I wrote about what might happen if Germany decided to start policing its borders again in response to the huge numbers of refugees and migrants entering the country. Now we're going to find out. The German government has...Show More Summary

Here's the Most Offensive GOP Response to Obama's New Syrian Refugee Plan

As my colleague Tim McDonnell reported earlier today, the Obama administration has announced that the US will take in 10,000 Syrian refugees starting October 1, in what the White House described as a "significant scaling up" of the US...Show More Summary

James Bond Gives $50,000 to a Sketchy Bernie Sanders Super-PAC

James Bond's latest attempt to save the world didn't involve blowing things up or chasing down bad guys. Instead, Daniel Craig, the Englishman who plays Bond, acted with his wallet, making a healthy donation to support his preferred presidential candidate: Bernie Sanders. Show More Summary

Breaking: The US Will Accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees

After weeks of mounting pressure, the Obama administration has finally agreed to raise the quota of Syrian refugees allowed into the US to 10,000 in the next fiscal year, which begins October 1. The US has so far played a pretty small role in the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe. Show More Summary

Sanders Leads Clinton in Iowa in New Poll

Bernie Sanders is steadily creeping ahead of Hillary Clinton in the early nomination states. The Vermont senator has led Clinton, the presumed front-runner, in the past few polls in New Hampshire, posting a 9-point lead in an NBC/Marist poll from last weekend. Show More Summary

Defiant Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Could Face More Unexpected Legal Trouble

Yesterday, Kim Davis—the now-infamous Rowan County clerk who was held in contempt for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples in Kentucky—was released from a five-night stint in jail. Escorted by Mike Huckabee—the GOP...Show More Summary

Rick Perry Just Lost His South Carolina Campaign Headquarters

By most accounts, Rick Perry's presidential bid is in trouble. Last month, the campaign announced that it would no longer be able to pay its staff across the country. Now, to make matters worse, it's had to move out of its campaign headquarters...Show More Summary

Lawmakers to NFL: Cheerleaders Deserve to Be Treated Like Human Beings

Before the start of a new football season Thursday, policymakers from across the country are urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to address an old problem: The mistreatment of the women cheering on the sidelines. Nineteen lawmakers...Show More Summary

Cage-Free Eggs Are Good News for Chickens—but They Won't Save McDonald's

One week after McDonald's announced that its breakfast menu was going to be an all-day thing, the fast-food chain gave customers a reason to feel a bit better about it: Soon your Egg McMuffin will be made with cage-free eggs. Today McDonald's...Show More Summary

This Is the Dumbest Thing Said in the Planned Parenthood Hearing (So Far)

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) would feed America's hungry children—if only Planned Parenthood weren't eating up so much (.00015 percent) of the federal budget. That's what he said in Wednesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing on...Show More Summary

Mexico Just Hilariously Trolled US Soccer Fans Thanks to Donald Trump

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, he trolled Mexico with his criminals-and-rapists rant. Now Mexico is trolling right back in hilarious fashion. The United States and Mexico will face off at the Rose Bowl on October 10 to decide which team will go to the 2017 Confederations Cup, a major World Cup warm-up tournament. Show More Summary

Fact-Checking the GOP's Deceptive Planned Parenthood Hearing

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing into the undercover sting videos that allegedly show Planned Parenthood employees selling fetal parts in violation of federal law. The videos, which are the work of a secretive anti-abortion group, have been heavily and deceptively edited. Show More Summary

Trump to CNN: Your Profits Are "Due 100% to 'Donald J. Trump'"

Media outlets can't get enough of Donald Trump—and he knows it. This morning, the leading GOP candidate tweeted a letter he sent to CNN president Jeff Zucker, claiming that CNN's ad rates had increased by 4000% and asserting that it was all because of Trump. Show More Summary

The CEO of United Airlines Just Resigned—Because of Bridgegate

The CEO and chairman of United Airlines, Jeffery Smisek, resigned on Tuesday after the "bridgegate" investigation that is dogging GOP presidential hopeful and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed possible wrongdoing on the part of...Show More Summary

Donald Trump, Instagram Troll

Donald Trump's latest ad, taking aim at Jeb Bush, is just the sort of measured, substantive critique you'd expect from a presidential front-runner: Wake up Jeb supporters! A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Sep 8, 2015 at 11:53am PDT

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