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Co-Pilot, Andreas Lubitz, “Deliberately” Crashed Germanwings Flight 4U9525

Andreas Lubitz, 28, has been identified as the co-pilot of doomed Germanwings Flight 4U9525 that crashed in the French Alps. Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said on Thursday that Lubitz made a “deliberate attempt” to crash the plane. Andreas Lubitz had 600 hours in flying time for the Airbus A320. The prosecutor said he had all [...]Show More Summary

U.S. outs Israeli nuclear program

An administration concerned with optics decides to out the top secret nuclear program of an ally. In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense...Show More Summary

The Disturbing History Of The Michigan ‘Robocop’ Just Caught In Police Brutality Video

The police officer caught on tape brutally beating an unarmed Michigan man has a long and sordid history of excessive force and false evidence allegations. The post The Disturbing History Of The Michigan ‘Robocop’ Just Caught In Police Brutality Video appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Morning Must Reads: March 26

Report: One Pilot Locked Out Voice recordings retrieved from the wreckage of the Germanwings plane that crashed on Tuesday suggest that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit and then tried to break down the door to gain entry minutes before it hit Alpine slopes in southern France U.S. Conducts Air Strikes…

Michigan Cops Had Perfectly Good Reason For Beating Up Unarmed Black Guy, Probably

Surprising news from Michigan: On Jan. 28, police in the Detroit suburb of Inkster were caught on dashcam dragging an African American man from his car, putting him in a chokehold, then repeatedly beating and tasering him because, they say, he was resisting arrest. Show More Summary

GOP congresswoman gets surprise on Facebook after asking constituents for Obamacare horror stories

Not exactly the response she was hoping for.... Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers posted an image on her official Facebook page, slamming the Affordable Care Act on the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing it into law. She...Show More Summary

Is The White House Worried That Ted Cruz Might ‘Repeal’ Common Core?

Senator and future Republican presidential debate fireworks display Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been a hot topic this week since announcing his bid for president, and nowhere has he been hotter than the White House briefing room. Press Secretary Josh Earnest has been careful about commenting on Cruz’s various political positions, but Cruz’s promise to “repeal [...]

This Lawmaker Publicly Discussed Her Rape and Abortion. And Some Dude Laughed.

While speaking out against a proposed bill in Ohio that aims to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) revealed on Wednesday she had been raped during her time in the military and chose to have...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz backtracks on Obamacare sign-up, says he's 'still weighing options'

Ted Cruz's health insurance story has taken another twist. The backstory: his wife has chosen to take an unpaid leave from her job at Goldman Sachs for the duration of his presidential campaign, and with it goes her employer-subsidized insurance. Show More Summary

ABC, CBS Omit Continue to Omit Fact That Soldiers Died While Searching for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl

Following an announcement that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl would be formally charged with desertion and endangering his fellow soldiers, on Thursday morning, ABC and CBS continued to omit the fact that at least one member of Bergdahl’s military unit died while searching for him in Afghanistan.

Wondering What Happens in the Cockpit of a Plane Crash? Read This Story

An international airliner falls out of the sky, seemingly for no reason. A cryptic recording from the cockpit voice recorder. The crash of Germanwings flight 9525 on Tuesday has, at least in the early going, left investigators with a lot of puzzling questions. Show More Summary

Scott Walker flip-flops on immigration, saying privately he now backs a path to citizenship

Fool you once, shame on me. Fool you twice, shame on you. Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin and 2016 presidential hopeful, has flipped yet again, only not publicly. At a private dinner in New Hampshire, Walker told a group of Republicans that all that stuff he's said regarding his disdain for "amnesty" was just hooey. Show More Summary

Are Democrats sure about Hillary Clinton?

The latest poll from CBS News has plenty of bad news for Hillary Clinton: 26 percent of Americans now have a favorable view of Hillary Clinton, while 37 percent view her unfavorably; another third are undecided or don’t have an opinion of her. As Clinton weighs a presidential bid, her favorable views are 12 points lower […]

Watch This Video To See What Life Is Really Like In a Socialist Country

The US is fast on its way to becoming Venezuela. Sure, we can still get pretty much what we need in lots of places. But prices are skyrocketing and have

Pope Francis to visit White House

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Lady Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House on Sept. 23, the White House announced Thursday. Click to Continue »

Wilmore: Creationists Like Cruz Don’t Deserve Respect or the Presidency

Tolerance is only expected from the left, never given. That was never more evident than on The Nightly Show March 24 where Ted Cruz and evangelicals were mocked for their faith. Host Larry Wilmore brought on liberal comedian Lewis Black,...Show More Summary

What We Know About The Co-Pilot

He is Andreas, Lubitz, 28. He was from Montabaur, a town in the district seat of the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, according to a local flight club. Acquaintances said he was in his late 20s and showed no signs of depression when they saw him last autumn. His Facebook page lists his interests, including German [...]

Prosecutor: Germanwings Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Plane

First he locked the main pilot out of the cockpit — which pilots can do, thanks to 9/11 — and then deliberately crashed the plane. The co-pilot’s name: Andreas Lubitz. Religion: unknown. Hmmmmm. One gets the feeling that there will be a lot of interest in Mr. Lubitz’s life in the weeks and months leading […]

A California Lawyer Wants to Put Gays to Death. Why Isn't the Attorney General Ignoring Him?

It’s been exactly one month since the office of Kamala Harris, the California attorney general, received the $200 filing fee and proposed text for a citizen initiative—the so-called Sodomite Suppression Act

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