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In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic

KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global...Show More Summary

Trump Signs GOP Loyalty Pledge

Republican front-runner Donald Trump announced at a press conference on Thursday that he signed the loyalty pledge Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus sought and will support the eventual Republican nominee if he doesn't win. Show More Summary

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Headed to Court Over Refusal to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

Kim Davis, the defiant Rowan county clerk who cites "God's authority" in refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is set to appear in court Thursday morning in Kentucky. U.S. District Judge David Bunning will decide whether...Show More Summary

Where Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton are a world apart

Vice President Joe Biden hasn't decided whether to run for president, but he tells almost everyone who asks that he's giving it serious thought.

Donald Trump Screws Up GOP Loyalty Pledge, Making it Extra-Meaningless

On Thursday, Donald Trump pledged his fealty to the Republican party with a largely meaningless pledge not to run as an independent candidate during the 2016 campaign for the White House. In doing so, it appears the billionaire presidential hopeful also affixed the wrong date to his signature: Dear @realDonaldTrump, it's September, not August. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders: I'm Not Anything Like Trump

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday strongly rejected comparisons between his campaign and that of Republican candidate Donald Trump. "No, I don't accept that for one moment," the Democratic presidential candidate told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. Show More Summary

Judge Throws Out Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won a court victory over the NFL as U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman nullified the league's four-game suspension Thursday morning. Berman said in the decision that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell exceeded his authority in the punishment. Brady will be eligible to play next week, though the NFL may appeal.

Idaho To Stop Throwing Inmates In Solitary Confinement Cells Without Beds, Sinks Or Toilets

“Research is showing us that in many cases segregation doesn’t work and is causing more harm than good." The post Idaho To Stop Throwing Inmates In Solitary Confinement Cells Without Beds, Sinks Or Toilets appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Pondering campaign, Biden sticks close to Obama

MIAMI (AP) — Exploring a presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden is presenting himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama's policies, previewing his potential pitch to voters during a trip to the crucial swing stateShow More Summary

Kim Davis Is Breaking The Law. These Republican Candidates Are Defending Her.

Davis is facing federal contempt of court charges for refusing to do her job. The post Kim Davis Is Breaking The Law. These Republican Candidates Are Defending Her. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Bush: "I laughed" at Trump's criticism of speaking Spanish

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says his first reaction was to laugh at rival Donald Trump's criticism of him for speaking Spanish. Bush called Trump's comments bizarre, adding that Trump is appealing to people's angst and fears rather than their higher hopes.

Judge tells couple they can't get divorced because of gay marriage

A judge in Tennessee has decided that a local couple cannot get divorced. Because gay marriage. You read that right. According to the Times Free Press: [Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffrey Atherton] said the Supreme Court must clarify...Show More Summary

Why Bernie Sanders Wants To Make Prescription Drugs Cheaper

Sanders has been fighting high prescription drug prices since he took elderly Vermonters across the border in 1999. The post Why Bernie Sanders Wants To Make Prescription Drugs Cheaper appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Hillary Clinton's Taste in TV Is So Uncool, It’s Charming

For most armchair political observers, the monthly Hillary Clinton email dumps have become a chance to get a rare look at her unfiltered side. The latest batch, released Monday night,

US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this week, his staff said Tuesday. Spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas told The Associated Press that the Florida...Show More Summary

Here’s Chris Christie Being A Dick To Some Girl, Because It Is A Day

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

He’s still got it So Chris Christie is stumping around New Hampshire, clinging to his debate slot in the Top Tier of Donald Trump and the Other Republican Losers like it’s the last however many $1500 buys you in hot dogs and beers at the MetLife Stadium concession stand. Show More Summary

Super PAC backing Scott Walker announces $9 million ad buy

(AP) — A super PAC backing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's run for the Republican presidential nomination has announced a $9.25 million ad buy for three early voting states, expanding on a $7 million television ad campaign starting in Iowa next week.

Sean Hannity Calls Black Lives Matter A "Racist Group Threatening To Kill Cops And Kill White People"

From the September 2 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show: Previously: Here Are The Conservative Pundits Branding Black Lives Matter A "Hate Group" Watch Sean Hannity Lecture Black Baltimore Community Leaders About Violence In Baltimore Sean Hannity: Lesson Of Freddie Gray's Death Is "Don't Run At 8:30 In The Morning When You See A Cop"

AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee has challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid in 2016 under any circumstances. The billionaire businessman last month repeatedly threatened to launch a third-party bid should he fail to claim the Republican presidential nomination.

New James O'Keefe Sting Another Faceplant

David Weigel, Washington Post: Conservative undercover journalist James O'Keefe has released the second in an ongoing series of videos inside Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The latest from Project Veritas Action accuses the...Show More Summary

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