The pastor at a Florida church thought it was funny. Not everyone agreed. “It was not really offensive, just poor taste,” said Rabbi Alon Levkovitz with Temple Beth Am. For 15 years, Pastor Michael Butzberger at Lighthouse Baptist Church has put a different slogan on his front sign every week. “Something encouraging, inspiring, informative and, […]
Under an unusual government-funded program, the city of Amsterdam is giving alcoholics street-cleaning jobs and paying them partly in beer. "I'm not proud of being an alcoholic, but I am proud to have a job again," said Fred Schiphorst, 60, who is paid six cans of beer a day. Show More Summary
Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison before emerging to lead South Africa out of apartheid, has died at age 95. The former president battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations. With advancing age and bouts of illness, Mandela retreated to a quiet life at […]
'Oh man, I crack myself up.' It looks like the months of negative attention given to the conservative ALEC group hasn't soured conservative poster boys on them: "I will tell you this, my advice to ALEC is very, very simple: Stand your...Show More Summary
Pass the popcorn. Wingnut Georgia Senate candidate Rep. Paul Brown bashes conservative Georgia Senate candidate Jack Kingston as Obamacare-curious.
National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent proposed a compromise that would trade closing the gun show loophole for closing what he deemed "the federal voting loophole," which allows individuals who do not pay federal incomeShow More Summary
It’s unclear how former MSNBC host Martin Bashir’s attack of Sarah Palin would stop an entrepreneur from opening a business, but that is the concern Sarah Palin expressed on Fox and Friends. “My role is to accept his apology and be humble enough and to, you know, accept it and move on,” Palin told the […]
Most U.S. adults assume the teen pregnancy rate has been going up. They couldn't be more wrong. The post Pregnancy, Birth, And Abortion Rates For U.S. Teens Have All Hit A Record Low appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The better the access to health care for her constituents, the poorer the odds for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican Party. From Joan's earlier piece on South Carolina's expanding Medicaid rolls: Medicaid rolls in South Carolina will grow by about 162,000 people by the middle of 2015. Show More Summary
Jeb's stood by dumber things. No, President Obama is not "closing America's embassy to the Vatican." You are stupid. Oh, but the polite thing to say would be you are in error or something like that, we mustn't upset the delicate political...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media The Daily Show's Jon Stewart opened his show this Tuesday evening by letting Fox "news" have it for their annual ritual known as the "war on Christmas." Stewart started out mocking them for their over the...Show More Summary
Though Obama might prefer to be debating how much to raise the minimum wage by, he's stuck defending raising it at all. It's the story of his Presidency. The post How President Obama’s Speech Today Explains His Presidency appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Crap! Those young voters will be too busy impeaching Obama to vote for him again. Big headline over Ron Fournier's latest at National Journal: Millennials Abandon Obama and Obamacare A majority of America's youngest adults would vote...Show More Summary
Four Colorado towns voted for bans or moratoria on hydraulic fracturing in November, but the oil and gas industry wants to repeal three of them in court. The post Voters Ban Fracking in Colorado Towns, But Industry Sues To Stop Them appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a broad new legal challenge to President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law. The court rejected a petition filed by Liberty University, a Christian college in Virginia, which had raised various objections to the law, including to the key provision that requires individuals to obtain health insurance.
Industry plans to use some of the nation's largest freshwater resources to transport tar sands crude and fracking wastewater raise questions of priorities. The post Forget Keystone XL: Dangerous Tar Sands May Soon Be Traversing The Country By Barge appeared first on ThinkProgress.
An animal rights group filed a writ of habeas corpus for a chimpanzee named Tommy in Gloversville, New York. The Nonhuman Rights Project has been working on this legal strategy for years, sifting through decisions in all 50 states to find one that is strong on what is called common law, and one that recognizes […]
From the December 3 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Levin Attacks Christie For Meeting With Obama: "Same-Sex Politicians" Getting Together To "Check Out The Jersey Shore" Fox's Bolling: Christie Should "Act Like A Republican" And Stop Praising Obama For Sandy Response Conservative Media Turn On Governor Christie Following Romney Defeat
From TPM Reader SF... I’ve an Obamacare story – a happy one! – I thought I’d share with you, because I suspect I’m representative of a demographic that’s not getting a lot of ink. I’ve bought health insurance on the individual market for a decade. Show More Summary
The Green Family, owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores, has asked the US Supreme Court to grant them ‘conscience protection,’ exempting them from their obligations under the Affordable Care Act. They claim that their religious convictions don’t allow them to cover employees’ birth control. As it happens, I know a little something […]