Teachers is Missouri are upset about safety drills where they’re shot at with pellet guns. Four teachers at Farmington High school contacted the Prosecuting Attorney’s office on Tuesday after they were handed goggles during the “active shooter” exercise. Associate Superintendent Sarah Long says school personnel were not forced to take part in that aspect of […]
Congressman Alan Grayson’s wife filed for divorce in January, and now allegations of domestic violence are flying back and forth. According to a complaint filed by Lolita Grayson, she and the congressman had an argument when he came to her house on Saturday night. She asserts that Grayson “deliberately and with force pushed [Lolita Grayson] […]
The White House on Thursday announced visa restrictions on Russian and Crimean individuals directly involved in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama also issued an executive order outlining additional sanctions and visa...Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Whenever Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at AIPAC’s policy conference in Washington, as he did earlier this week, he devotes some part of his speech to basics that are too often neglected in discussions of Israel’s role in the Middle East. Show More Summary
An idea so crazy it just might have bipartisan support. The post How One Congressman’s Plan To Give Everyone Free Money Could Actually Pass appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The State Department on Wednesday ratcheted up its rhetoric against Russian President Vladimir Putin, releasing a fact sheet of 10 of Putin's "false claims" on the Ukrainian crisis. "As Russia spins a false narrative to justify its illegal...Show More Summary
Crimea asks to join Russia, plans referendum (via AFP) Pro-Moscow authorities in Crimea on Thursday asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to examine a request for their region to join the Russian Federation, which will be put to a referendum on March 16. “The parliament of Crimea has adopted a motion for…
Quick, someone tell Harry Reid about this, as well as all the other Democrats who think Ocare only causes flowers to grow in unicorn laden fields. Especially tell NC Senator Kay Hagan, who voted for this abhorrent law (WRAL) After years...Show More Summary
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will make his closely watched return to CPAC, a year after being snubbed amid Republican frustration over the governor’s praise for President Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy.
Paul Ryan may be slightly disingenuous: “I think when you have the world’s super power, having a foreign policy that in my opinion is weak, and a defense policy now that shows weakness, I think it invites aggression,” he added. “I think it creates a vacuum that is filled by these types of actions.” Bolduan [...]
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland--Launching the “Uninvited II” summit at a hotel across the street from where the Conservative Political Action Convention is taking place, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey offered a vigorous defense of broad powers for federal authorities to combat terrorism. Show More Summary
Russian Cruiser Ochakov was sunk last night to block Ukrainian ships. Naval Today reported: The Russian Navy Ochakov Kara-class cruiser was sunk last night to block the Ukrainian Navy ships deployed in Novoozerne, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in … Continue reading ?
As a black man, my heart aches over the disproportionate numbers of men and boys of color left back by schools, left out of jobs and caught up in crime. As a black public official, I am struck by how little appetite there seems to be among law makers to deal with the root causes of this. Show More Summary
The question of introducing a discharge petition is not a matter of "if," but "when" Republicans will finally turn their focus to immigration. The post How Nancy Pelosi May Turn Up The Heat On Immigration Reform Opponents appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The hypocrisy of Chris Christie is typical of most conservative politicians. Don't pay attention to what they say, only what they do. IOKIYAR. Chris Christie's RGA recently attacked South Carolina's State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, who is challenging Republican Gov. Show More Summary
It took the “nay” votes of seven Democratic senators to do it, but President Obama’s controversial nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was defeated by a 47-52 vote Wednesday afternoon. Debo P. Adegbile gained...Show More Summary
Vividly: Just as there are many ways to take in the world, there are many ways to dream about it. Blind people dream, just as they live, with a rich mix of sensory information. About 18 percent of the blind participants (both congenital and later-onset) reported tasting in at least one dream, compared with 7 percent of controls. Nearly […]
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, CBS News reports. The nomination, which can be submitted by any one of thousands of people eligible to submit from around the world, is one pick among many others in a record year for submissions. Show More Summary
(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declined to comment on the ongoing debate over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline at an event Wednesday night in Vancouver. According to multiple people in the room for Clinton’s speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade's Women's Leadership Circle, the former first lady was asked by Frank […]