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Trump Notwithstanding, Franken Can’t Cancel Out Moore

The Democratic Party hasn’t claimed to be the self-appointed morals police of the nation for the past few decades.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe sues county over lax policing

An American Indian tribe in central Minnesota is suing Mille Lacs County over what the band contends is lax policing on the reservation. The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe filed … Click to Continue »

What's Making the 1% So Much Richer in U.S.

Income inequality inspires fierce debate around the world, and no shortage of proposed solutions. As global billionaires bid up the price of a da Vinci painting on Wednesday, to $450.3 million, Congress debated tax reforms that many analysts said would give the largest benefits to the richest 1 percent of taxpayers. Show More Summary

America's Brand Tanks Under Trump

America's brand has taken a major hit in the age of Trump. At least that's according to a survey that ranks the world's best nation brands. The United States lands with an overall No. 6 ranking in the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index,Show More Summary

Mulvaney: Moore Accusers 'Credible' But I Still 'Don't Know Who To Believe'

While discussing the Roy Moore allegations, OMB Director (and possible new head of CFPB) Mick Mulvaney told NBC's Meet The Press host Andrea Mitchell that even though the accusers are "credible," he still doesn't "know who to believe." If these women are credible then they are believable. Show More Summary

Ohio Supreme Court Justice: I Banged 50 Women

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, a Democratic candidate for governor, apparently trying to head off any criticisms from his opponents, revealed what he says are his sexual escapades over the years on a Facebook post. A post on...Show More Summary

Kushner Received Emails from Russian Dossier Source

Jared Kushner was copied on emails sent to the Trump campaign last year from Sergei Millian, a Belarus-born businessman who was reportedly a key source in the explosive dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia. Millian told associates...Show More Summary

2 Shot in Church While Discussing Church Shootings

A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at an east Tennessee church on Thursday while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings, police said. Elder members of First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains were cleaning up about 1 p.m. Show More Summary

Trump University Plaintiffs Die Waiting for Checks

About 7,000 former students from President Trump's now shuttered real estate seminar business Trump University are due to receive checks in coming months -- but some have died waiting. The disclosure came as part of a court filing this...Show More Summary

Domestic violence risk tool being used across Connecticut

A new report shows Connecticut is the first in the nation to adopt a statewide protocol to identify victims of intimate partner violence at risk of increased or fatal violence. … Click to Continue »

A Tern for the Worse

Bad bird puns open thread? Or we could discuss what an utterly graceless, classless, clueless, embarrassing clown the president is: Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is […]

Subway Manspreader Punches Woman

A woman says she was slugged in the face by a racist lunatic on the [New York City] subway -- all because she asked him to stop "manspreading." The aftermath of Thursday's violent exchange was caught on video as a good Samaritan tries to defend the woman and usher her violent attacker off the train.... Show More Summary

Are You a Jerk?

Here's something you probably didn't do this morning: Look in the mirror and ask, am I a jerk? It seems like a reasonable question. There are, presumably, genuine jerks in the world. And many of those jerks, presumably, have a pretty high moral opinion of themselves, or at least a moderate opinion of themselves. Show More Summary

Retired NFL Star Who Did Thousands Of Daily Pushups Takes Stand Against Anthem Protests

Former NFL stars aren’t taking too kindly to the disrespect being shown by the current players who are taking a knee during the national anthem, and it’s enough to bring

Police dog to regularly search public schools in Springfield

Springfield Public Schools officials have hired a canine handler to regularly search middle and high schools for drugs, bombs and guns. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that the school board … Click to Continue »

Democrats get nominee for special election to succeed Murphy

A 33-year-old former federal prosecutor and Marine veteran from a political family became the Democratic nominee Sunday for next year's special election to complete the term of an anti-abortion Republican … Click to Continue »

2nd 'PAWS' bill seeks further protections for animals

The top Republican in the Massachusetts Senate is proposing further protections for pets and tougher penalties for animal cruelty. Sen. Bruce Tarr says the bill is a follow-up to the … Click to Continue »

Greek socialist leader elected to head center-left alliance

Greece's socialist leader has been elected as the leader of a new center-left alliance. With the counting almost complete, the 53-year-old Fofi Gennimata, a former Athens governor and minister, leads … Click to Continue »

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