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Prison Guards Can't Pepper Spray Just Any Schizophrenic Inmates in Arizona Anymore

Arizona prisons just got a little better. A class action lawsuit by the ACLU, the Prison Law Office, and others reached a settlement with the Arizona Department of Corrections today to improve health care and solitary confinement conditions...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 14, 2014

Marine Infantry Officer Course students stand by before a helicopter drill in Arizona. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Marchetti)

Vatican To Cohabitators And Gays: Actually, You're Kind of Okay

A preliminary document released by the Vatican today suggests a possible easing of the Catholic Church's strict stances on premarital cohabitation, homosexuality, and divorce and remarriage. Summarizing the first week of discussion at...Show More Summary

South Dakota Senate Candidate Boasted of "African American Friends," Mulled Run for DC Mayor

Larry Pressler, who's running as an independent in South Dakota's three-way race to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson, has averaged around 23 percent of the vote in polls of the contest, which could determine control of the Senate in 2015. Show More Summary

Duck Dynasty Congressional Candidate Says Godlessness Will Cause "Mass Carnage and Mass Death"

Godlessness is leading the United States down a path toward "tyranny and death," according to Louisiana Republican congressional candidate Zach Dasher. A nephew of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, Dasher is challenging incumbent GOP Rep. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren: The Obama Administration Chose to Protect Wall Street, Not Families

In a new interview with Salon, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) leveled a bit of harsh criticism towards President Barack Obama's administration, charging his financial advisors with routinely favoring big banks following the financial crisis, rather than looking out for ordinary Americans. "They protected Wall Street," Warren said. Show More Summary

And the Prize for Ebola Fearmongering Goes to Lousiana

Louisiana attorney general Buddy Caldwell has a plan to stop Ebola: file a restraining order. Caldwell, a Republican, called the proposal to dispose of Dallas Ebola victim Eric Duncan's incinerated belongings at a Lake Charles landfill "absurd" and pledged to use the legal process to stop the transfer. Show More Summary

Candidate for Governor in Massachusetts Stars in Huge Russian Anti-Gay Film

Even though he's running to be the governor of Massachusetts, Scott Lively makes no secret of his extreme anti-gay views. The evangelical pastor, who's being sued by gay-rights groups for his involvement in Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill,...Show More Summary

CDC Confirms Second Case of Ebola in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that a hospital worker who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian patient who died of Ebola last Wednesday, has tested positive for the Ebola virus. This is the first case of Ebola being transmitted in the United States. Show More Summary

Kids, Obama Is Going to Close Gitmo And This Time He Means It.

Scene: President Obama, driving slowly toward the White House, announces yet again that he wants to shut down the Guantanamo prison camp. A clamor erupts in the back seat. Kids, I've already told you a million times—I'm going to close Guantanamo. This time I mean it. Show More Summary

Hobby Lobby's Hypocrisy, Part 2: Its Retirement Plan STILL Invests in Contraception Manufacturers

When Obamacare compelled Hobby Lobby to buy employee health insurance plans that covered emergency contraception, the Green family, who own the national chain of craft stores, fought the law all the way to the Supreme Court. So whatShow More Summary

If Wendy Davis Thinks She Can Win an Election by Pointing Out Her Opponent's Disability, She's Wrong

Wendy Davis just released an ad attacking Greg Abbott, her opponent for governor in Texas, which is, to be blunt, bullshit. It's offensive and nasty and it shouldn't exist. She's basically calling Abbott a cripple. There are a lot of good reasons not to like Greg Abbott. The fact that he's in a wheelchair isn't one of them.

What the Hell Is Going On in North Korea? Here Are the 5 Best Rumors About Kim Jong-Un.

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un—known as "Supreme Leader," or "Fatty the Third," depending on where you are—has been conspicuously absent over the past month. At a July event, he was seen walking with a limp, and he hasn't made a public appearance since September 3rd. Show More Summary

Scott Walker Is Bragging About a Pro-Life Endorsement He Didn't Receive This Year

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been caught again playing fast and loose with the facts on the issue of abortion. Earlier this week, as I reported, Walker's campaign released a new ad about a bill he signed that restricted abortion rights for women in Wisconsin. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Just Blocked Scott Walker's Voter ID Law

On Thursday evening, two separate courts blocked restrictive voter ID laws in Wisconsin and Texas that could have disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of mostly black and Latino voters in the upcoming November midterm elections. Both states' laws would have required voters to provide photo identification before casting their ballots. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 10, 2014

US Army paratroopers transported over 2,500 pounds of medical supplies and food to their comrades on the ground. (Photo by Sgt. Juan F. Jimenez, 1BCT, 82nd ABN DIV PAO)

Sen. Inhofe Blocks Funds for Ebola Intervention

House legislators have approved the transfer of $750 million toward the fight to contain Ebola, which continues to rapidly spread across West Africa. The figure is still below the $1 billion request from the Department of Defense—and the budget battle is not over. Show More Summary

Did Obama Just Signal That the FCC Will Preserve Net Neutrality?

Did President Obama just signal that the Federal Communication Commission will preserve net neutrality? Speaking this afternoon at Cross Campus, a tech incubator in Santa Monica's Silicon Beach, he had this to say (emphasis mine) about...Show More Summary

Millennials Love Hillary Clinton Now

The young'uns just love Hillary Clinton these days. A new poll from television network Fusion found that, should Clinton run for president, she's already got the support of 58 percent of 18-24 year-old Democrats. Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Show More Summary

Another Black Teenager Fatally Shot by Police, Just Miles from Ferguson

Nearly two months to the day after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, another black teenager was fatally shot by a white officer in nearby St. Louis on Wednesday. According to police, the yet-to-be named...Show More Summary

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