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Bill Maher: Donald Trump Chickened Out Of Debate With Bernie Sanders

Bill Maher interviewed Bernie Sanders on a number of issues Friday night on HBO's Real Time, and when the matter of a Trump debate came up, Maher pounced. Maher said, "And we were teased about something that was going to be an amazing...Show More Summary

Child Climbs in Gorilla Cage and Gorilla Is Killed

A 17-year-old gorilla was shot dead Saturday by a Cincinnati Zoo employee who feared the animal would harm a child who had climbed into its enclosure, according to officials. The 4-year-old boy climbed under a railing and through wires and fell about 10 feet into the enclosure at about 4 p.m., said Cincinnati Zoo director Thayne Maynard. Show More Summary

See Bernie Sanders Comment on Trump Debate on 'Kimmel'

Following Donald Trump's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Bernie Sanders stopped by the late-night show. Sanders had requested Trump's participation in a debate by having Kimmel ask on his behalf. "You made it possible for us to have a very interesting debate about two guys who look at the world very, very differently,"...

Sanders fails to oust Clinton backers from convention roles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic officials have rejected Bernie Sanders' request to remove two high-profile Hillary Clinton supporters from leadership positions at the party's summer convention. Democratic officials responded to Sanders'...Show More Summary

See Bernie Sanders Talk Trump Debate, Superdelegates on 'Real Time'

Ahead of the crucial June 7th California primary that could tip the balance of the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders appeared on Friday's Real Time With Bill Maher to discuss superdelegates, his platform and why it's hard to formulate a strategy to defeat Donald Trump come Election Day. "He is so unpredictable...

After Calling Him A ‘Con Artist’ And ‘Lunatic,’ Marco Rubio Pledges To Vote For Donald Trump

Another former Trump critic falls in line. The post After Calling Him A ‘Con Artist’ And ‘Lunatic,’ Marco Rubio Pledges To Vote For Donald Trump appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Eight is not enough

Senate Republicans are convinced it's no big deal if the Supreme Court has eight justices instead of nine. Ruth Bader Ginsburg knows better.

Russian Family Has 300-Pound Pet Bear

Russian couple Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko adopted a bear when it was three months old that was found by hunters in bad shape in a forest after losing its mother. Twenty-three years late the bear, Stepan, remains part of the family, watches television with the couple, helps water flowers and sits with them at the table while eating. Show More Summary

Gunman Kills 2, Wounds 6 in Houston

A terrifying shootout in west Houston left two people dead and six more injured. One of those deceased is a suspect and the other was an innocent victim. According to Houston police, it started as a shooting in progress call at a car detailing shop at around 10:15 a.m. Show More Summary

Libertarian Party Chair Candidate Strips on Stage

With C-SPAN cameras rolling, a Libertarian Party chairman candidate took the the stage, started playing the song "You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded Man" by The Beards his smartphone and began dancing and taking off his clothes. Show More Summary

Why #GambiaRising matters to Americans

Few things stir the passions of most Americans more than the struggle of oppressed people fighting for their freedom against a tyrant, a dictator, an authoritarian government, or a totalitarian regime. And to be sure, those feelingsShow More Summary

Libertarians pick ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson for president

(AP) — The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate Sunday, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton...Show More Summary

Chris Wallace Jumps On Lewandowski When He Claims Trump Is Winning With Women And Hispanics

On Fox News Sunday, Corey Lewandowski continued the "if we say the lies enough times, people will believe it's true" credo of the Trump campaign. In today's edition of things that we all know aren't true, but Trump sycophants believe,...Show More Summary

What if Appalachia were its own state? Trump dominated the primaries there, while Clinton barely won

Appalachia is a large geographic region in the eastern United States with a distinct cultural and demographic identity. What if this region were a single big state instead of split several ways between largely non-Appalachian statesShow More Summary

Donald Trump Under Oath: His University's Promises Crumble

The ads for his university were classic Donald Trump -- Trump stares into the camera and proclaims: "We're going to have professors and adjunct professors that are absolutely terrific people, terrific brains, successful. We are going to have the best of the best... Show More Summary

Chris Wallace Loses His Cool With Rep, Adam Schiff (D-CA)

There are rules arbitrarily created by certain pundits when it comes to debunking the mystery that is the 'scandal' of Hillary Clinton and her emails. The latest rule: there shall be NO comparing her to her predecessors, namely, Colin Powell, who, according to Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace, is off limits because he says so. Show More Summary

Economists discover people don’t behave rationally

“Contrary to our original thinking, I’ve come to believe that people don’t behave like the economic textbooks say they should behave,” wrote Dr. Paul Wingfield, an economist at Cato University. “People don’t behave rationally.” Wingfield and his colleague, Dr. Show More Summary

The Good Future: Reclaiming Utopia

This is the 500th anniversary of Utopia. The word was created as the name of a fictional land from a book written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More. In the book, More recounts conversations with a man who has visited Utopia—a beautiful island off the coast of the then distant and exotic America. Utopia is a land without private property. Show More Summary

Congressman Says Matt Damon Movie Proves Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Justified

It all comes down to a giant asteroid. The post Congressman Says Matt Damon Movie Proves Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Justified appeared first on ThinkProgress.

When did the United States get so damn uptight?

Last week my 16-year-old son and I were talking about my exploits as a teenager. My son said, “Dad, things were so less uptight when you were a kid. What happened?” My initial response to him was: “Ronald Reagan.”  Since then, I have given this a lot of thought. Show More Summary

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