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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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Obama Just Vetoed the GOP's Keystone Bill, and This Democratic Presidential Hopeful Is Pissed

Jim Webb is sounding increasingly serious about running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Last week, National Journal's Bob Moser wrote a cover story wondering whether the former Virginia senator could "spark an anti-Hillary...Show More Summary

We Have Some Good News For You About Marijuana

When comparing seven commonly used recreational drugs, marijuana clocks in as by far the least dangerous, nearly 114 times safer than the most dangerous drug concluded in a new study—alcohol. This is according to research recently published...Show More Summary

Walmart Is Finally Raising Its Minimum Wage

On Thursday, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon announced the company would be raising its baseline pay to at least $9 an hour beginning this spring and then up to $10 an hour by February 2016, a move that will affect an estimated 500,000 employees. The...Show More Summary

Eric Holder Wants All Executions Put on Hold

Attorney General Eric Holder has called for a nationwide moratorium on the death penalty until the Supreme Court makes a decision on the constitutionality of certain lethal injection methods later this year, saying on Tuesday that he...Show More Summary

Clinton Courts Warren

Back in December, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) reportedly met in private for what is being described as a "cordial and productive" conversation inside Clinton's Washington D.C. residence. The New York Times' Maggie...Show More Summary

Why Is This US Attorney So Gung-Ho on Prosecuting a Respected Medical-Pot Dispensary?

Several California congressional representatives issued a statement Friday accusing the Department of Justice of "not acting within the spirit or letter of the law" in its pursuit of a three-year-old legal case aimed at shutting down...Show More Summary

5 States Where Republicans Are Getting Serious About Criminal Justice Reform

A growing group of conservatives are stepping back from their traditional "tough on crime" stance and taking a lead on reforming the criminal justice system. There's even talk that congressional Republicans and Democrats could come together...Show More Summary

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "I Wasn't 100 Percent Sober" During SOTU Address

Contrary to earlier speculation that she had power-napped through last month's State of the Union Address because it was just so damn dull, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed on Thursday it was actually due to the fact...Show More Summary

FBI Director Delivers Powerful Call for Change in Police Race Relations

In a rare and candid speech on Thursday, FBI director James Comey urged police officers to begin engaging in honest conversations about broken race relations in America, saying it was time for officers to stop resorting to "lazy mental...Show More Summary

The Internet Is Freaking Out About This Video of Obama Using a Selfie Stick

BuzzFeed got Obama to use a selfie stick. Here is the video. Why is a selfie stick news? Because when the president does it, it's news.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: America Is Ready to Accept SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

In a new interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she believes Americans are set to accept a constitutional decision legalizing gay marriage in the country, saying it would "not take a large...Show More Summary

In the Nation's Capital, Fewer Than Half of Black Males Graduate From High School

The term "black lives matter" has become the battle cry for Americans outraged by the recent deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and other unarmed black men at the hands of police. Indeed, the folks at the Schott Foundation for Public Education aim to help make those lives matter before they come to a premature end. Show More Summary

Montana GOP Legislator Wants to Ban Yoga Pants

Montana Republican state Rep. David Moore has a plan to guide America out of the darkness—ban yoga pants. Moore, who is upset that group of naked bicyclists pedaled through Missoula last year, decided that what his state really needs right now is tighter regulations on trousers. Show More Summary

Man Arrested for Fatal Shootings of Three Muslim Students Near University of North Carolina

A 46-year-old man was arrested for the fatal shootings of three Muslim students inside an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina on Tuesday. Police say Craig Spencer was charged with three counts of first-degree murder. Show More Summary

Here Is the First Lawsuit Over Concussions in Pop Warner Football

In the past year, both the NFL and the NCAA have settled multimillion-dollar lawsuits over concussions and football-related trauma, and complaints have even trickled down to the high school level. Next up in the legal crosshairs? Youth...Show More Summary

The Closer Republican and Democratic Senators Sit, the More They Disagree

Over the years, various would-be reformers have called for the elimination of the tradition of Congressional Republicans and Democrats sitting on opposite sides of the aisle. If partisan adversaries move closer together physically, the thinking goes, perhaps they'll find more common ground politically. If only it were that easy. Show More Summary

Please Keep Asking Ruth Bader Ginsburg, "How Many Women Should Be on the Supreme Court?"

When speaking to students at Georgetown University earlier this week, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she is regularly asked when she believes there will be "enough" women sitting on the Supreme Court. While most of us would respond...Show More Summary

California Bill Seeks to Get All Children Vaccinated

On the heels of an ongoing measles outbreak that has ignited a national debate over childhood vaccinations, California lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday seeking to put an end to the use of personal belief exemptions—which allow...Show More Summary

A California Lawmaker Is Trying (Again) to Force Washington's NFL Team to Change Its Racist Name

Washington's pro football team faces yet another challenge over its name and logo, this time from Congress. On Tuesday, Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that would revoke existing and future trademarks on the team's offensive name. Show More Summary

These Badass Russian Lesbians Just Took the Best Selfie Ever—Because It Actually Matters

When Kseniya, the head of a lesbian night club in St. Petersburg, Russia, and her partner boarded their flight home from Moscow this week, they weren't expecting to run into one of their local politicians—much less the lawmaker who's been trying to make their lives hell. Show More Summary

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