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Notorious Racial Grievance-monger Accuses Sheriff of Murdered Cop of Grievance-mongering

Your daily dose of irony: According to Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman is using the murder of one of his deputies “to politicize his grievance against a movement centered on ending violence...Show More Summary

Full video confirms that Texas police shot a surrendered Gilbert Flores while he had his hands up

Gilbert Flores just a split second before being shot and killed by police Yesterday we received part of a video that seemed to confirm that a peaceful, surrendering, San Antonio, Texas, man was shot with his hands up. Because we only...Show More Summary

CEO Defends Slavery-Themed Game For Kids: ‘We Didn’t Set Out To Make A Racist Or Inflammatory Game’

The CEO of a gaming company responded to criticism of a game on the slave trade. The post CEO Defends Slavery-Themed Game For Kids: ‘We Didn’t Set Out To Make A Racist Or Inflammatory Game’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Clerk Defies Supreme Court on Gay Marriage

Despite the Supreme Court telling her that she must issue marriage licenses to gay couples, a county clerk in Kentucky is defying court orders and claiming "God's authority." U.S. District Judge David Bunning has been asked by a lesbian couple to find Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in contempt. Show More Summary

Meet the overlooked president whose name being taken off a mountain is causing everyone to freak out

Republicans are angry that President Barack Obama moved to change the name of Mount McKinley to Denali, the name given to it by native Alaskan tribes. But the Alaska Board on Geographic Names recognized the mountain's name as Denali 40 years ago. Show More Summary

White House Close to Sealing the Iran Nuclear Deal, as Sen. Bob Casey Pledges Support

President Obama needs 34 votes in the Senate to prevent Republicans from killing the Iran nuclear deal, and it's beginning to look like he's going to get them as Sen. Bob Casey throws in his support. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania will back the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the 32nd...

Dick Cheney is strafing Hillary Clinton's 'very, very serious' email scandal

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be extremely concerned about the email controversy dogging her campaign. "I think it's very, very serious. I don't think it's something you're going to be able to just blow away," Cheney said on Fox News. Show More Summary

Democracy Now: An Unequal Recovery In New Orleans: Racial Disparities Grow In City 10 Years After Katrina

Democracy Now spent the hour marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this past Friday. If you missed it, it's a stark reminder of just how far we've got to go for the city to ever recover, and how, by design, some areas and...Show More Summary

Watch a clerk defy a Supreme Court order and still refuse to issue a marriage license to a gay couple

A defiant county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday morning, as Rowan County clerk Kim Davis' office opened, two couples were denied licenses. Show More Summary

Sanders, O'Malley Fight DNC Over Debates

Grassroots activists are putting the screws to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in hopes of getting the organization to change its plans for the party's 2016 presidential debates. The #AllowDebate movement is hoping recent criticism from White House hopefuls Sen. Show More Summary

9th Planned Parenthood Video: ‘Really Weird’ Loophole Let Government Buy ‘Fetal Tissue’

The latest video exposing Planned Parenthood hits at the “heart” of the abortion business – by following the money. The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a ninth investigative video September 1 revealing the “relationship” between Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. Show More Summary

A win-win for Carly Fiorina

Ben Carson’s campaign made a smart move Monday. Politico reports: Carly Fiorina should have a spot on CNN’s main debate stage, Ben Carson’s campaign manager said on Monday. “We don’t like how far back they’re going in the polls,” Carson campaign manager Barry Bennett said of CNN. “We think it’s ridiculous that Carly Fiorina isn’t […]

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are taking their war to the next level

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's (R) presidential campaign torched Republican rival Donald Trump in a new campaign ad released Tuesday. Bush's attack ad purports to reveal the "real" Trump and features a series of clips from years-old interviews in which the real-estate mogul describes more liberal beliefs than he now holds. Show More Summary

Why Are Hamptons Snobs Racist Against Kids With Lemonade Stands?

Police haven’t identified the neighbor who complained. But we think we can guess. In yet another example of Big Government stifling the small entrepreneur, we learn that some nosy neighbors in East Hampton, New York, complained to cops last that Jerry Seinfeld’s son and his pals were running an unlicensed lemonade stand. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Takes Some Ribbing From Jimmy Fallon

Gov. Chris Christie’s appearance with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” seemed less an interview and more a casual-yet-caffeinated banter between on-screen friends.

West Point Also Apparently a Fifth Column in the War on Terror

You may remember William C. Bradford for such articles as “there are too many academics who disagree with me, please arbitrarily detain and execute 40 of them,I am not a crackpot.” He has now resigned from West Point, and apparently he’s not just a crank but a serial liar about his credentials: Bradford had represented […]

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, September 1, 2015

King George III Politicker NJ names the 30 most influential people in South Jersey. George Norcross III takes up the top five slots. Union Busting Chris Christie wants to take his union-busting police reorganization from Camden to Newark. Show More Summary

Oh Boy: Clinton Reportedly Used Private Server For Clinton Foundation and State Department Business

Late last night the State Department released 7,000 new emails belonging to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The emails were stored on...

Morning Must Reads: September 1

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump are engaged in an all-out war of words, as Trump maintains his lead on the GOP field. Trump released a campaign video on Instagram juxtaposing Bush’s assertion that people cross into the U.S. illegally as an “act of love,” with the photos of several criminals in the…

'Whenever We Have a Smooth Portion of Liver, We Think That's Good.'

Another day, another horrific video from the Center for Medical Progress: This video features Perrin Larton, the Procurement Manager at Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc., describing ABR’s fetal tissue harvesting practice to a prospective buyer. Show More Summary

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