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Texas Subpoenas Records of Planned Parenthood Patients Who Donated Fetal Tissue

On the heels of Texas stripping Planned Parenthood of Medicaid funding on Monday, the state's Health and Human Services Commission on Wednesday issued a subpoena for the Medicaid records of Planned Parenthood patients who have donated...Show More Summary

GOP Congresswoman Asks Hillary Clinton If She Spent the Night Alone on Day of Benghazi Attacks

The congressional interrogation of Hillary Clinton by the House Special Committee on Benghazi had dragged on into its ninth hour—and counting—when Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) provided an inadvertent moment of levity, prompting a hearty...Show More Summary

The Government Just Made Prison a Little Less Terrible

For the families and friends of inmates, hearing the sound of a loved one's voice can be an unaffordable luxury, with phone companies sometimes charging up to $14 per minute for calls from correctional facilities. The Federal Communications...Show More Summary

Marco Rubio Uses Benghazi Committee to Boost Presidential Campaign

Ever since House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) blurted out on Fox News that the House Benghazi Committee had the political purpose of hurting Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, Republicans have spent weeks...Show More Summary

American Soldier Killed On Mission to Rescue ISIS Hostages

The Pentagon announced on Thursday that a special operations soldier was killed during a rescue mission in Iraq. The unnamed soldier is the first American servicemember to be killed in Iraq since 2011. Before today, last #US combat casualty in #Iraq was David Hickman, 23, of Greensboro, NC, who was killed in November 2011 by an IED. Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter Just Officially Became Part of the Democratic Primary

On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee invited activists from two prominent groups within the Black Lives Matter movement to organize and host a town hall forum on racial justice for the party's presidential candidates. In recent...Show More Summary

Wikileaks Releases What It Says Are the CIA Director's Personal Emails

Wikileaks released its latest document dump on Wednesday afternoon: a collection of files allegedly taken from the personal email of CIA director John Brennan, whose AOL account was allegedly hacked by a teenager and his friends. The...Show More Summary

Ben Carson Wants to Censor Speech on College Campuses

On a Wednesday afternoon episode of the Glenn Beck Radio Program, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson advocated for censoring "extreme political bias" on college campuses. During the "rapid-fire" component of the program, Beck asked whether Carson would shut down the Department of Education. Show More Summary

Opiates Are Killing More People in This State Than Car Accidents. Obama Wants to Change That.

President Obama announced a new federal initiative to combat the country's painkiller problem ahead of a Wednesday speech in Charleston, West Virginia, a place at the heart of an opiate crisis. In greater Kanawha County, of the 65 people who have died from drug overdoses so far this year, 22 people have succumbed to heroin. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Says He Would Consider Closing Down Some US Mosques

Donald Trump says his strategy for fighting ISIS might include closing some mosques within the United States. In an interview on Fox Business, host Stuart Varney asked Trump whether, if elected president, he would follow the anti-ISIS...Show More Summary

Benjamin Netanyahu Tries to Blame Holocaust on Palestinian Leader

After decades of near universal condemnation for the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, it's time to give Adolf Hitler a bit of a break—or at least that's the eyebrow-raising approach that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...Show More Summary

After GOP Implosion, Paul Ryan Says He's Willing to Be Speaker of the House

After a week of speculation in Washington, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said for the first time on Tuesday that he would be willing to officially throw his hat in the ring for the position of House speaker, provided that all House Republicans support his candidacy. The announcement comes less than two weeks after Rep. Show More Summary

Jim Webb and the Curse of the 2008 Vice Presidential Candidates

Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Tuesday but left open the possibility of running next year as an independent. Webb has been many things—decorated Vietnam vet, boxer, Navy secretary, author,...Show More Summary

Sorry, Martin O'Malley. Band-Aids Don't Fix Bullet Holes.

Martin O'Malley's bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination isn't going so swell. The former Maryland governor is hovering around 1 percent in most polls. So he went on ABC's The View Tuesday morning with the hopes of showing that he's hip with the youths. Show More Summary

Jim Webb Is Considering Running as an Independent

The race for the Democratic nomination may have already claimed its first victim—sort of. Jim Webb's campaign announced on Monday evening that former Virginia senator will hold a press conference tomorrow—probably—to discuss "his candidacy,...Show More Summary

A Federal Judge Just Gave an Epic Defense of Planned Parenthood That Everyone Should Read

In a blistering opinion, a federal judge blocked Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in the state, saying that the move would cause "irreparable harm" to the 5,200 women who depend on the organization for health care. In July, Gov. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Is America's New Dancing Treasure

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator, appeared on the Ellen show Thursday morning, where the Democratic presidential hopeful took a break from waving his debate hands to give Americans a rare glimpse into his little-known dancing talent. Show More Summary

Ben Carson Is Taking a Break From Talking About Hitler to Sell His Book

Ben Carson, currently trailing only Donald Trump in the Republican presidential polls with just three months to go until the first votes are cast, is taking some time off. To sell his new book. Per ABC News: Republican presidential contender Dr. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Targets Bernie Sanders With ISIS-Themed Attack Ad

On Wednesday morning, the day after the first Democratic debate, Donald Trump unleashed an ISIS-themed attack ad against Bernie Sanders on Instagram. "We need a strong leader—and fast!" Trump wrote in the caption of the video. We need a strong leader- and fast! A video posted by Donald J. Show More Summary

The Democratic Debate Just Crushed Donald Trump's Favorite Bragging Point

Donald Trump and political pundits alike predicted that first Democratic debate would tank with audiences, but the initial numbers show otherwise. According to CNN, which live-streamed last night's event as well as the second Republican...Show More Summary

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