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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Meet Another GOP Candidate Who's Pretending He's Pro-Choice

Over the past few weeks, a number of Republican candidates have run deceptive advertisements or used sneaky language to paper over their hardline views on reproductive rights. Pols who've done this include Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Senate hopeful Scott Brown in New Hampshire, and Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 30, 2014

The USS George HW Bush travels through the Gulf of Aden after supporting strike operations in Iraq and Syria. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt)

Attack Ad Accuses Democratic Governor of Wanting to Set a Mass Murderer Free

A man's life literally hangs in the balance in this year's governor's race in Colorado. As I explained earlier this month, Republican candidate Bob Beauprez has singled out a death row inmate by name and promised to ensure that he will be killed. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 29, 2014

US Marines and sailors board a flight out of Afghanistan as all personnel withdraw from the region. (US Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. John Jackson)

Elizabeth Warren Challenges Chris Christie for the Science Behind His Ebola Quarantine

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is demanding Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) reveal the science behind his controversial decision to place all health care workers returning back from Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone to be placed under a mandatory quarantine. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 28

A US Army soldier plunges into the water in his parachute during a combat water survival test. (US Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak)

NRA Victory Means It's Still Perfectly Legal to Cook Dogs and Cats in Pennsylvania

House Bill 1750 in Pennsylvania was supposed to finally ban live pigeon shoots and make it illegal to raise dogs and cats for consumption in the state. Animal rights activists, who have been lobbying for such an end for decades, had good reason to expect victory earlier this month: the bill had passed in the state Senate with a 36-12 margin and Gov. Show More Summary

The NRA Comes Out in Support of Warrior Cops

The current issue of the National Rifle Association's American Warrior magazine just hit, and in it, the gun lobby comes out squarely in favor of warrior cops. An article titled, "If You Were a Cop, What Would You Drive?" opens with a photo of an armored personnel carrier-style vehicle juxtaposed with a Volkswagen van. Show More Summary

Duck Dynasty Guy's Ad for Duck Dynasty Candidate Is the Full Duck Dynasty

Zach Dasher, a Republican businessman running for Congress in Louisiana's fifth district, has one major thing going for him: He's the nephew of Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Duck Dynasty clan. And he appears to be squeezing everything he can out of the connection. Show More Summary

GOP Senate Hopeful: "Less Than 2,000" Women Sued My Company For Pay Discrimination

David Perdue, a former CEO and the Republican nominee for Senate in Georgia, has a lady problem—at least according to recent polls, which show Democrat Michelle Nunn ahead with women voters in this toss-up election. In a Sunday night...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 27, 2014

US Marines watch from the gunner's door of a Seahawk helicopter over the Atlantic ocean. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Todd F. Michalek)

Another Day, Another School Shooting

A school shooting took place inside the cafeteria of Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state on Friday. The suspected gunman, a student at the high school, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to CNN. Federal officials say up to five people were shot. Show More Summary

We Spent Millions so Afghans Could Film Live Sports With Headless Goat Carcasses—And Screwed It Up

In August 2011, the State Department teamed up with the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to purchase a few TV broadcast trucks for Afghan TV stations, for $3.6 million, to help them filmShow More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 24, 2014

US Navy Sailors aboard a guided missile destroyer plot on a chart during a damage control drill. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes)

Anti-Abortion Colorado Republican Candidate Tries to Pass Himself Off As Pro-Choice

Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for governor of Colorado, just joined a growing club of GOP politicians—including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Senate hopeful Scott Brown of New Hampshire—who have grossly misrepresented their...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Demands An Investigation Of Mortgage Companies

On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on the Government Accountability Office to investigate non-bank companies that service Americans' mortgages, noting in a letter co-signed by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) that an increasing...Show More Summary

Rwanda Hits Back at America's Ebola Paranoia

Rwanda will be begin screening all Americans entering the country for Ebola, regardless if they're exhibiting symptoms or not, government officials in the East African nation announced Tuesday. Coincidence? The new measure comes just...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Was on Fire This Weekend. Here Were Her 5 Best Lines.

It's good to be Elizabeth Warren. The senior senator from Massachusetts spent her weekend campaigning for Democrats in Minnesota, Colorado, and Iowa, and by all accounts, she tore it up, and got more than a few calls to run for president. Show More Summary

The 5 Stupidest Paranoid Responses to Ebola

As President Barack Obama noted in his weekly address Saturday, Ebola is a serious public health issue. But the level of paranoia that has surfaced across the country since Thomas Duncan became the first patient diagnosed with the disease in the United States is not only unwarranted—it's dangerous. Show More Summary

Which Dad is More Embarrassing: Ron Paul or Rafael Cruz?

If Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) do battle for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, they'll have to carefully manage their most popular yet embarrassing surrogates: their fathers. Here's a quick guide to the septuagenarian bomb-throwers.

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