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Report: Eric Holder Plans To Step Down As Attorney General

Eric Holder is planning to announce this afternoon that he will step down as attorney general as soon as a replacement can be confirmed, according to a report from NPR. Holder has led the Justice Department since February of 2009. Two...Show More Summary

These Maps Show Ebola's Spread In and Around Liberia's Capital

Last Tuesday, the White House announced plans to send 3,000 US troops to the country to coordinate medical care and deliver humanitarian aid. Their command center, and much of their work, will be in Monrovia. But as the maps below show, controlling the disease in and around the sprawling city will not be an easy task. Show More Summary

Chart: Big Gains for the 1 Percent of the 1 Percent

We'll be posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day for the next couple of weeks. Yesterday's chart looked at how the richest Americans bounced back from the Great Recession. Today's chart: How the richest...Show More Summary

Labor's New Attack on Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst: She's An ALEC Shill

The battle between Democratic congressman Bruce Braley and Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst to be Iowa's next US senator couldn't be closer. In an effort to fire up voters in a race that could decide which party controls the Senate in...Show More Summary

These Are the Regions Where Americans Are Most Likely to Favor Secession

Inspired by the events surrounding the recent Scottish independence referendum, a new poll reveals an alarming number of Americans think a similar splintering of the union is a fine idea. The poll, organized by Reuters, found that 23.9 percent of Americans would favor their state seceding from the rest of the country. Show More Summary

Chart: Happy Days Are Here Again—for the Superwealthy

With Washington paralyzed on bread-and-butter issues and the midterms ahead, we put together a primer on the state of America's frozen paychecks. We'll be posting a new chart every day for the next couple of weeks. Today's chart: How...Show More Summary

Stop Everything And Let This 11-Year-Old Boy Give You Hope For the Future

Last month, in the midst of nightly protests over the killing of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, an 11-year-old boy named Marquis Govan approached the podium at a meeting of the St. Louis County Council, pulled the mic down to his...Show More Summary

This Afghan Policewoman Died Fighting the Taliban. Now Right-Wingers Are Desecrating Her Photo.

Malalai Kakar was a police officer in Afghanistan. She was also a mother of six, a feminist, and a fearsome threat to the Taliban, who gunned her down in 2008. You would know some of Kakar's story if you'd come across Lana Šlezic's captivating photography of women in Afghanistan in Mother Jones and other publications. Show More Summary

How Can The Atlantic Give Us 5,000 Words on Prison Life Without Interviewing Prisoners?

As someone who writes about prisons, and who two years behind bars, I devour nearly everything written about it, especially the long-form stuff. So I was excited when I saw that The Atlantic’s latest issue had a major story called “How Gangs Took Over Prison.” Then I read it. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 19, 2014

US Marines board the USS Germantown, an amphibious dock landing ship in the Philippine Sea. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray)

10 Fascinating Articles From the CIA's Secret Employee Magazine

In 2007, Jeffrey Scudder, a veteran information technology specialist at the Central Intelligence Agency, came across the archives of the agency's in-house magazine, Studies in Intelligence. The catch: They were classified. So Scudder filed a Freedom of Information Act request. Show More Summary

"NO." Scotland Will Not Leave the United Kingdom

David Cameron has been spared his worst fear: Being the Tory who lost England's hat. The Guardian has called the independence referendum and it appears that voters have declined to strike out on their own. Scotland will not leave the...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Threads the Needle: Obama's Done Okay But Economic Benefits Need to Be "Broadly Shared"

Hillary Clinton doesn't think much of her old employer. "Congress increasingly...is living in an evidence free zone," she said Thursday, "where what the reality is in the lives of Americans is so far from the minds of too many." Speaking...Show More Summary

This Restaurant Is Trying To Be The Worst One on Yelp

Botto Bistro wants to be the worst-reviewed restaurant on Yelp. Fed up with the site's alleged manipulation of consumer reviews, owners David Cerretini and Michele Massimo have been offering a 25 percent discount at their Bay Area Italian eatery for each excoriating Yelp review, the Richmond Standard reports. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 18, 2014

US Marines prepare to conduct a simulated raid in Hawaii, part of their pre-deployment training cycle.(US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Callahan)

The Walmart Heirs Give a Measly Amount To Charity

The Walmart heirs are infamous for their wealth and penny-pinching. Christy, Jim, Alice, and Rob Walton wouldn't be the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth richest Americans, respectively, if not for Walmart's relentless exploitation of its low-wage workers. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 17, 2014

US Army soldiers prepare to board a CH-47F Chinook with the Flying Dragons task force, which searches for illegal weapons in compounds in Afghanistan. (US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston)

This GOP Senate Candidate Opposed Apology for Massacre of Blacks by a White Mob

In 1898, furious that a mixed-race coalition had swept the city's municipal elections, white supremacists burned down a black-owned newspaper in Wilmington, North Carolina; overthrew the local government; and killed at least 25 black residents in a week of rioting. Show More Summary

Even Liberia's Legislature Can't Escape the Ravages of Ebola

Of all the countries doing battle with Ebola, Liberia has been dealt the gravest blow. According to the World Health Organization, the impoverished West African nation now accounts for about half of all documented cases. And more than 1,200 residents are known or suspected to have died from the disease. Show More Summary

Rand Paul to Appear at Event Featuring Neo-Confederate Aide He Had to Fire

This week, the Ron Paul-led Campaign for Liberty hosts its fourth annual Liberty Political Action Conference, and the speaking list features a roster of well-known Republican politicians and libertarian activists. The biggest draw of this year's LPAC will undoubtedly be Sen. Show More Summary

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