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The Surgeon General Is Finally Coming Around on Pot

Despite the legalization of medical marijuana in 30 states, the federal government still lists cannabis under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, which means that it has "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential...Show More Summary

Chris Christie: Parents Should Have "Choice" on Vaccines

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for a "balanced" approach to childhood vaccinations, telling reporters on Monday that it's important to provide parents a "measure of choice" in their decisions. "Mary Pat and I have had our children...Show More Summary

Mitt Romney Won't Run for President in 2016

It's official: Mitt Romney will not seek the presidency for a third time. After some news outlets reported he would announce a run on a call with donors this morning, a statement leaked in which Romney said, "I've decided it is bestShow More Summary

England Just Established "Yes Means Yes" Guidelines for Police Investigating Rape

Police departments in both England and Wales have been provided an unprecedented new set of recommendations when it comes to investigating rape allegations. The guidelines, launched by the Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders...Show More Summary

This Massive New Project Is Great News for Homeless Vets in Los Angeles

After a three-year legal battle, the US Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Wednesday that it will rededicate its giant West Los Angeles Medical Center campus to provide much-needed housing and services for the city's homeless...Show More Summary

Lawmaker: Cheerleaders Should Get Paid a Real Wage

While football fans are getting ready for the Super Bowl this weekend, California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) has turned her attention to the women on the sidelines. Gonzalez, a former cheerleader and labor leader, introduced...Show More Summary

Here's How Boehner and Netanyahu Really Screwed Up

Mother Jones DC bureau chief David Corn appeared on MSNBC's Hardball to discuss the ongoing fallout from John Boehner's decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress:

FAA to Football Fans: Super Bowl Is a No-Drone Zone

On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a 15-second warning to football fans eager to sneak a bird's-eye look at this Sunday's Super Bowl: Leave your drones at home. The No Drone Zone campaign is part of the FAA's ongoing efforts to regulate small drones flying over crowded stadiums. Show More Summary

No One Can Agree on What to Call Drones

Early Monday morning, a small, temporarily unidentified flying object crashed on the White House lawn. The mishap, possibly the result of droning under the influence, prompted a salvo of alarming headlines about a stealthy violation of presidential airspace. Show More Summary

Mormon Church Comes Out in Support of LGBT Rights

In a groundbreaking news conference on Tuesday, the Mormon Church officially announced its support for some LGBT rights, on the condition that the same legal protections are extended to all religious groups. But in doing so, the church...Show More Summary

The Pentagon Is Holding an Essay Contest to Honor Saudi Arabia's Brutal King. Here's Our Entry.

Shortly after Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz, the 90-year-old king of Saudi Arabia, died last Friday, the Pentagon and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, paid their respects by inviting college students to participate in a "research and essay competition" in the late monarch's honor. Show More Summary

That Time Badass Feminist Queen Elizabeth Gave Saudi Arabia's King A Lesson in Power

Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth is known to have a wicked sense of humor, and some mean driving skills. One day back in 1998, she deployed both spectacularly to punk Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Back then, Abdullah was a Saudi crown prince visiting Balmoral, the vast royal estate in Scotland. Show More Summary

No Money Left Behind: Education Entrepreneur Cashes in on Bush Family Ties

In this week's New Yorker, Alec MacGillis discusses Jeb Bush's approach to education reform, the realm in which Bush, as Florida's governor, had sought to make his biggest mark. In 1995, his efforts to improve the state's public schools...Show More Summary

Mississippi Wouldn't Allow This Teacher To Show Kids How To Use A Condom. His Simple Solution Is Brilliant.

In Mississippi, whose education laws require "stressing" abstinence, teachers are prohibited from "any demonstration of how condoms or other contraceptives are applied." Nonetheless, 76 percent of Mississippi teenagers report having sex before the end of high school, and a third of babies in the state are born to teenage mothers. Show More Summary

Terrifying Video Shows Black Man "With His Hands Raised" Shot To Death By New Jersey Cop

A newly released dashcam recording shows a New Jersey police officer fatally shooting a black man whose hands were raised in the air. The fatal encounter stems from a routine traffic stop on December 30, in which Bridgeton officers Braheme...Show More Summary

Watch Molly Redden on the GOP Women Protesting the 20-Week Abortion Ban

Mother Jones reporter Molly Redden appeared on MSNBC's Last Word Wednesday night to discuss why Republican women revolting against the 20-week abortion ban.

BREAKING: Federal Prosecutors Set to Clear Ferguson Cop Who Shot Michael Brown

The Department of Justice is reportedly preparing to clear Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown last August, of civil rights charges. According to the New York Times, which broke the news Wednesday...Show More Summary

Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Citizens United Is the Supreme Court's Worst Ruling

This story originally appeared at In an interview with the New Republic, 81-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that the current Court's worst ruling — and the one she would most like to overrule—was Citizens United. That...Show More Summary

Watch the Live Video of President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Right Here

The early news was that President Obama is going to announce a small tax increase that will mostly affect the very wealthy. Kevin Drum thinks this sort of thing will play well and Obama's approval rating surge is likely to continue.Show More Summary

This Is an Early Contender for the Worst #SOTU Tweet of the Night

If you are one of those people who enjoys watching congressmen and women make fools of themselves—and you are—then things like the State of the Union are precious delicacies to be savored. The stately class dolls themselves in hashtags...Show More Summary

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