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We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 22, 2014

Former US Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts joins President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House to be honored as the 9th living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Department of Defense News photo by EJ Hersom)

Rick Perry Sends Texas National Guard Troops To Border

Texas Governor Rick Perry, now sporting glasses perhaps to overcome questions concerning low intelligence, announced he will be sending 1000 Texas National Guard soldiers to help secure Texas' border with Mexico as part of "Operation Strong Safety."

Issa Can't Prosecute Lerner Because of Reagan

Although legal experts warned at the time that little would come of Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) attempt to prosecute former IRS official Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress, Republicans on Issa's Oversight and Government Reform Committee were infuriated to learn Thursday that a key obstacle is a Reagan administration legal opinion. Show More Summary

CNBC Contributor: Time Warner Board Justified In Fighting Hostile Takeover By Murdoch Family

CNBC panelist Jeffrey Sonnenfeld suggested that 21st Century Fox's effort to acquire Time Warner is driven by a nepotistic desire to provide Rupert Murdoch's "poor performing" sons with pieces of the family business and highlighted News...Show More Summary

It’s time for my annual medical tourism trip to Europe

It’s that time again. When I act like I’m from a small village in a developing country and fly to western Europe in order to buy my asthma drugs that are 5x cheaper in France than they are America. Why are they cheaper in France?  Not because of government subsidies. But rather because international pharmaceutical […]

North Carolina voters are extremely unexcited about Thom Tillis

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

One of the Republican Party's paths to Senate control was supposed to go straight through North Carolina, where Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan was supposed to be mortally wounded by Obamacare. But Hagan not only holds onto a lead in a new Public Policy Polling poll—her margin is growing. Show More Summary

Fox Relies On Contributor Who Once Likened ACA To Slavery For Reaction To ACA Decision

Fox News turned to Dr. Ben Carson -- a contributor who's compared health reform to slavery -- to give the network's first commentary on a federal court ruling that invalidated a portion of the Affordable Care Act. On July 22, the D.C. Show More Summary

Italy Slaps Google With Tougher Privacy Regulations

Italy has given Google 18 months to comply with stricter privacy regulations that would change how the Internet giant collects users' data. The post Italy Slaps Google With Tougher Privacy Regulations appeared first on ThinkProgress...

Creationist Ken Ham: Stop Funding NASA Because Aliens are Going to Hell

Young Earth creationist Ken Ham has a new cause: cutting off funding for NASA.   I’m shocked at the countless hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life. Even Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” in our recent debate, happily gloated about tax [...]

Palestinian Civilians Make Up Three-Quarters Of The Dead In Gaza

These numbers come from the United Nations as Israel and Hamas continue to trade fire as the third week of the war approaches. The post Palestinian Civilians Make Up Three-Quarters Of The Dead In Gaza appeared first on ThinkProgress...

Late Night: Hillary Clinton on The Daily Show Promotes Standard Elite Narrative

Hillary Clinton had a lengthy conversation with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last Wednesday. Clinton promoted her latest book, Hard Choices, which she wrote to “pull the curtain back so people could get an idea on what we were doing in the world.” Stewart brought up Clinton’s never-ending tale of whether she will run for president in two years.

Video Of NYPD Killing Unarmed Man With Chokehold Leads To Suspensions

Stop, frisk, and strangle? Eric Garner, a 43 old New Yorker, was choked to death on video by officers with the New York Police Department. Garner was killed when one of the officers used a chokehold in the process of arresting him -Show More Summary

George W. Bush-Appointed Judge Tosses Sen. Ron Johnson’s Obamacare Lawsuit

A federal judge on Monday dismissed Sen. Ron Johnson’s lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs obtain health insurance through small business exchanges, saying the senator had no grounds to sue. In January, the Wisconsin Republican filed the lawsuit after the Office of Personnel Management decided a few months earlier that lawmakers [...]

Rick Perry’s Operation Border Photo Op

Governor Rick Perry of Texas announced today he will deploy 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border in “Operation Strong Safety,” as clearly yet another element in Perry’s carefully orchestrated build-up for the 2016 Republican Party primary season.  Perry’s notional excuse for this vainglorious grandstanding is the threat posed to the security [...]

President Obama statement on Ukraine

President Obama has scheduled a 10:50 AM ET statement from the White House on the situation in Ukraine and last week's downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 near the country's border with Russia. You can watch live here and we willShow More Summary

Rush Limbaugh: St. Louis Rams A 'Social Experiment' Because Of Michael Sam

Former football head coach and now-NBC analyst Tony Dungy told the Tampa Bay Tribune that he wouldn't have picked Michael Sam, who's the first openly gay college player to be drafted, because of all the media scrutiny and the homophobes...Show More Summary

When a poll showing the GOP up two in the generic ballot is actually decent news for the Democrats

We are now less than four months away from determining who runs the show in the U.S. Capitol. For someone just blindly looking at the big numbers, the release of Politico's new poll late last week (when many of you were presumably in Detroit) might give pause to the Democrats, and a bit of buoyant glee to adherents of the GOP. Show More Summary

Right-Wing Media Find A Way To Make MH17 Crash About Benghazi

Conservative figures have resorted to linking the 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, to the July 17 crash of Flight MH17, a Malaysia Airlines jetliner reportedly shot down by pro-Russia rebels as it flew over Ukraine,...Show More Summary

The Loophole Religious Organizations May Try To Use To Discriminate Against LGBT Workers

Can religious organizations that contract with the federal government still discriminate against LGBT workers because of their faith? The post The Loophole Religious Organizations May Try To Use To Discriminate Against LGBT Workers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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