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The Colorado Supreme Court Just Ruled You Can Get Fired For Smoking Pot Even When You're Not At Work

The Colorado Supreme Court just ruled that employees can be fired for smoking marijuana even when they aren't at work, according to the Denver Post. The 6-0 decision comes nine months after the state's highest court heard oral arguments in Brandon Coats' case against Dish Network. Show More Summary

Charts: Here’s How Much We’re Spending on the War Against ISIS

As the White House considers opening operating bases in Iraq and deploying troops to bolster support for Iraqi forces against ISIS, including one in ISIS-held territory, the cost of airstrikes in the region continues its steady rise. The...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Officially Launches Campaign For White House

There was the first inevitable video announcement. Then, the media-phobic "Scooby" van tour through early primary states. Now, speaking today in front of a bright New York skyline, on an island in the middle of one of the most polluted...Show More Summary

China's Huge Hack of the US Government Is Only Getting Worse

Whenever someone wants a security clearance, the US government first asks a seemingly endless series of questions. Some of them are predictable like the applicant's current address and social security number. Others are far more intimate like histories of drug use or psychiatric treatment. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush’s Nonexistent Campaign Faces Nonexistent Hurdles

Technically, Jeb Bush is not yet running for president. So technically, there have not been recent staff changes in the former Florida governor's presidential campaign. According to an NBC Nightly News report on Wednesday, two top campaign aides, Danny Diaz and David Kochel, were given new titles and new responsibilities. Show More Summary

The Iowa Straw Poll Is Dead. Good Riddance.

The Iowa Straw Poll, a fundraising event for the Republican Party of Iowa that advertised itself as a pivotal proving ground for the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses, died on Friday. It was 36. Per the Des Moines Register: The...Show More Summary

House Set to Vote on Fast-Track Trade Authority

The House is expected to vote today on the "fast track" trade authority bill that would allow the Obama administration to finish negotiating several major trade agreements now under discussion, including the divisive Trans-Pacific Partnership. While...Show More Summary

Judge Finds Probable Cause to Charge Cleveland Cops With Tamir Rice's Death

A Cleveland judge said Thursday that he believes there is probable cause to charge the officers involved in Tamir Rice's death with homicide. Judge Ron Adrine's "advisory" opinion follows a push by community members to bypass prosecutors...Show More Summary

GOP Senator: Lindsey Graham Is a "Bro With No Ho"

After announcing he'd have a "rotating first lady" if elected to the White House, forever bachelor Sen. Lindsey Graham is taking some heat from fellow Republicans. But not for the reasons you might think. "Did you see that?" Illinois Republican Sen. Show More Summary

Bernie: Hillary's Iraq War Vote Is Fair Game

Hillary Clinton has yet to live the vote she cast to back the Iraq War as a senator in 2002—a vote that helped President Obama beat her in the 2008 democratic primaries. On Thursday, her 2016 rival Bernie Sanders stopped short of saying that her vote should disqualify her from being president. Show More Summary

Jamie Dimon Doubts Elizabeth Warren "Fully Understands" Global Banking

Jamie Dimon, the billionaire CEO of JP Morgan Chase, is concerned about Elizabeth Warren. He worries that the former Harvard Law bankruptcy professor and the senate's loudest Wall Street critic might not grasp the complexities of high...Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Delivers Powerful Call for Chicago Students to Rise Above City's Tragedies

More than two years after the death of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old student who was fatally shot in a Chicago park just a week after participating in a march in Washington to celebrate President Obama's second inauguration, Michelle Obama delivered a powerful speech to the girl's graduating class on Tuesday. In her commencement speech at Dr. Show More Summary

Honduran President Decides That Going to an Event Called "Disrupting Democracy" Isn't Such a Good Idea

On Monday, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was expected to appear in San Francisco to talk about his efforts to cede a chunk of his impoverished Central American nation to an international group of investors who want to create an autonomous, self-governing, libertarian paradise. Show More Summary

Israel and Palestine Would Make $173 Billion If They Stopped Fighting Today

There are many reasons to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to a recent study, there might even be 173 billion reasons. Researchers at the Rand Corporation's Center for Middle East Public Policy recently mounted a study...Show More Summary

Top Campaign Watchdog Petitions Her Own Agency to Do Its Job

The Federal Election Commission should just do its job already. That's not a #hottake. It's the formal opinion of the chairwoman of the FEC itself. In a sign of how bad things have gotten at the government watchdog tasked with keeping...Show More Summary

The Cop Caught on Video Shooting Walter Scott Was Just Charged With Murder

On Monday, a South Carolina grand jury indicted former North Charleston police officer Michael T. Slager on a murder charge for the April shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man whose death, caught on video, sparked national outcry over police conduct. The New York Times reports: The former officer, Michael T. Show More Summary

A Federal Appeals Court Just Denied Birthright Citizenship to American Samoans Using Racist Caselaw

American Samoans are the only people born on United States soil but denied birthright citizenship. And so it will remain—at least for now. On Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment's guarantee of birthright citizenship does not apply to island territories including American Samoa. Show More Summary

Most of the Suspects Accused of Attacking Malala Yousafzai Were Secretly Acquitted

Eight of the ten men accused of shooting of education rights activist and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai were secretly acquitted, according to reports released today by the Pakistani government. Following a trial at a military facility...Show More Summary

Edward Snowden Celebrates NSA Reform as the "Power of an Informed Public"

Now that both Congress and President Obama have approved the USA Freedom Act, Edward Snowden finally has something to celebrate. In a Times op-ed published on Friday, Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who exposed the government's massive...Show More Summary

Woman Alleges Dennis Hastert Sexually Abused Her Brother

On Friday, an Illinois woman alleged in an interview with ABC News that Dennis Hastert sexually abused her late brother while the former House speaker worked as a teacher and wrestling coach at her brother's high school. Jolene Reinboldt,...Show More Summary

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