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First US Case of Ebola Confirmed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed a case of Ebola in Dallas. While other patients have been flown back to the United States for treatment, this is the first time that a patient has been diagnosed stateside. More...Show More Summary

More Than 80 Percent of Teens Are Using the Wrong Birth Control

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended long-acting reversible contraception, like IUDs and contraceptive implants, as "first-line contraceptive choices for adolescents." The guidelines, published in the journal...Show More Summary

New Mexico AG Opens Criminal Investigation Into Missing Susana Martinez Emails

The New Mexico Attorney General's office is opening a criminal investigation into missing and/or destroyed emails covering part of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's tenure as a district attorney and also the tenure of Martinez's successor, Amy Orlando, a close friend of the governor. Show More Summary

Chart: Half of All Income Goes to the Top 10 Percent

We'll be posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day for the next couple of weeks. Our last installment looked at stagnating middle-class incomes. Today, we look at both sides of the income split and how they've traded places. Show More Summary

Chart: You're Working More But Earning Less

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 the history of the 1 percent, from ancient Rome to today. Today, another look at how middle-class incomes have been stuck in neutral while the rest of the economy has grown. Show More Summary

GOP Candidate: Mitt Romney's "47 Percent" Remarks Are Even More True Today

A GOP House candidate in Nevada has been caught on tape telling a crowd at a fundraiser that Mitt Romney was right to say that 47 percent of the country mooch off the government. Cresent Hardy, the Republican candidate for Nevada's 4th...Show More Summary

"This Is What America Is Prepared to Do": Watch President Obama Speak to the UN

On Wednesday, President Obama delivered remarks before gathered world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Here are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates,Show More Summary

Sam Brownback's Administration Is Auctioning Off Some Incredibly NSFW Sex Toys

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback drove his state into the gutter with a string of income tax cuts that were among the largest in history. As I explained in my story on Brownback's struggling campaign, many typical Republican voters turned against...Show More Summary

The Right's Newest Obama Conspiracy: He Made Up a "New" Terrorist Group to Defeat

On Monday night, the US military bombed ISIS, the radical group taking over chunks of Iraq and Syria. As a "last-minute add-on," as NBC put it, the US also targeted an organization called the Khorasan Group, a shadowy outfit composed of Al Qaeda veterans. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren: Democratic Women Need a Seat at the Governing Table

Ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) issued a rallying call this week reminding progressives to back Democratic women. “If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu," Warren told...Show More Summary

Chart: It's Never Been a Better Time to Be Rich

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 of the rich have enjoyed massive income gains for decades. But wait, you say, isn't that the way it's always been? Yes and no. Show More Summary

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

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