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Democratic candidates address National Urban League and Black Lives Matter

For anyone who thinks protests like the one Black Lives Matter activists staged at Netroots Nation two weeks ago are rude or counterproductive, consider the results. Democratic candidates Friday addressed the National Urban League conference...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders's Blind Spot on Race Was Imported From Scandinavia

Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign has hit its first speedbump: the Black Lives Matter movement. Ever since protesters interrupted an obviously frustrated Sanders at t

Ted Cruz Tells Obama And Clinton To Stop Rubbing Their Lithe Bodies All Over Islamic Tyrants

Ted Cruz has apparently had enough of all the Hitler rhetoric over the Iran nukes deal, and is now suggesting that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry want to have a hot swinger foursome with Iran and maybe even a big ol’ sex-pile...Show More Summary

Ultra-Orthodox Man Stabs Six In Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

Nice to know we're not the only Western country with bigoted religious whackjobs: An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed and wounded six participants, two of them seriously, in the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem on Thursday, with...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Won't Run as Independent

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said he won't run as an independent if he loses the primary, because he doesn't want to split the party's votes. "If it happens that I do not win that process, would I run outside of the system?" Sanders said in a C-SPAN interview. Show More Summary

What's considered 'classified' is a judgment call

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S. Show More Summary

The Koch brothers are just looking out for 'the least fortunate'

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

He and his brother are just all heart. The Koch brothers have summoned their chosen Republican presidential candidates—Jeb! Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina (seriously? Fiorina?)—to come kiss their rings and grovel before the 450 biggest donors to the Koch network. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Details Not-So Secret Meetings With Barack Obama

After much media speculation over news that Jon Stewart met with Barack Obama twice during his presidency, The Daily Show host came clean Wednesday night with all the juicy details: "I was brought through the secret White House tunnel entrance at Mount Rushmore," the host cracked. "It was a round table meeting...

Why So Many African Americans Get Stuck In Jail, In One Chart

At least five black women have died in jail in July, not even convicted of any crime. The post Why So Many African Americans Get Stuck In Jail, In One Chart appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Perry Challenges Trump to a Pull-Up Competition

After speaking in New York City on Wednesday, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry challenged his Republican presidential primary rival Donald Trump to a pull-up contest. Asked by a reporter if he had any message for Trump, Perry responded,Show More Summary

Donald Trump Can't Stop Calling Things 'Disgusting'

Donald Trump is nothing if not consistent, especially in his repudiation of all he believes is beneath him. It's a habit Jimmy Kimmel hilariously exploited on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night with a montage of the Republican presidential hopeful calling everything, "Disgusting." The bit was inspired by recent accusations leveled at Trump...

O'Reilly And Tantaros Scold Black Lives Matter Movement For Not Caring About 'Black On Black' Crime

Fox's Bill O'Reilly and his buddy Andrea Tantaros are completely incapable of covering any story that involves the Black Lives Matter movement without their typical race-baiting and doing their best to ignore just what the movement is...Show More Summary

Sarah Palin Defends The Confederate Flag – Because Planned Parenthood

Sarah Palin used the right-wing campaign against Planned Parenthood to swipe at opponents of the Confederate Flag - and pretend it's because she cares about black babies. That got her a Fox News prime time spot where, in a word salad,...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Has His Own Missing Email Problem

Pema Levy and Sam Brodey, Mother Jones: When the New York Times revealed that Hillary Clinton used a private email address as secretary of state, GOP presidential candidate-in-waiting Jeb Bush pounced. "Transparency matters," he tweeted, linking to the archive of his own emails that he had made public a month earlier. Show More Summary

Sanders rallies supporters in nationwide simulcast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called on supporters to spark a "political revolution" for his candidacy on Wednesday night, offering a rallying cry of "enough is enough" on a video simulcast to events across the country. "The...Show More Summary

Perry dials back Christian appeal in Iowa, cites job record

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry bragged to an Iowa barbeque crowd about the strong economy back in Texas, drew laughs comparing President Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter and won applause vowing to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. But in...Show More Summary

Donald Trump will repeal Obamacare and replace it with the classiest, most terrific health insurance plan ever

Trump on health care, as if no one had thought of it before: "repeal and replace with something terrific."

Federal prosecutors indict Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia on corruption charges

Chaka Fattah It's the end of the line for Rep. Chaka Fattah. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors indicted the Philadelphia Democrat and several top associates on a broad array of corruption charges. Fattah had long been under investigation...Show More Summary

CNN Poll: Bernie Sanders Leads All Republican Candidates

I must say this is a bit surprising in one way and not in another. In a new CNN-ORC poll, VT's Bernie Sanders joins Hillary Clinton in beating all the Republican candidates head to head. A just released CNN poll finds Sanders out-polling all of the GOP's major candidates, though pretty much tied with Jeb Bush. Show More Summary

Finally! A Republican health care plan!

America, our long national nightmare is over. Donald Trump just outlined his health care plan live on @CNN: "Repeal and replace with something terrific." — Chris Moody (@moody) July 29, 2015 I'm sold.

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