The Ku Klux Klan has been approved to hold a protest rally at the South Carolina statehouse next month against removing the Confederate battle flag, with the group calling accused mass murderer Dylann Roof a "young warrior." The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan applied for the permit last week to hold a rally for 100 to 200 people on July 18. Show More Summary
Business Insider: Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, is publicly feuding with top President George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove. Among other things, Cruz published emails that he said prove Rove is lying about events that took place six years ago when Cruz was looking at running for Texas state attorney general. Show More Summary
Jeb! Bush is mildly displeased with Donald Trump. Or rather, ¡Jeb! Bush està ligeramente disgustado over Donald Trump’s contention that Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug crimers. Nicest drug-criming rapists you’ll ever meet, though!...Show More Summary
Chris Christie has only been in the Republican presidential race for a day and already he has his first big endorsement. If you include the scandal-plagued, notoriously buffoonish governor of a small state without a particularly early primary as a big endorsement, that is. Show More Summary
Rand Paul, obviously, was sending two messages with this little gesture: Rand Paul met privately with Cliven Bundy on Monday, the Nevada rancher and anti-government activist told POLITICO. The encounter came after Bundy attended an event for the Kentucky senator’s presidential campaign at the Eureka Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. Show More Summary
Wisconsin’s freshman Republican Rep. Glenn Grothman is fast becoming our favorite numb-nutted wingnut in the House. He’s the one who recently suggested the good people of his district spy on suspicious looking grocery store shoppers, just to make sure those fake welfare queens aren’t buying too many crab legs. Show More Summary
Tom Moran: Most Americans don't know Chris Christie like I do, so it's only natural to wonder what testimony I might offer after covering his every move for the last 14 years. Is it his raw political talent? No, they can see that. Is...Show More Summary
The people of Arizona scored a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. People of Illinois, were you watching?
Rachel Maddow reviews some of Maine governor Paul LePage's more controversial moments and reports on the latest episode, in which LePage may have exposed...
The Associated Press' (AP) report on a meeting between lawless Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) completely ignored the nationwide controversy Bundy sparked in 2014 when he made a series...Show More Summary
I just heard Speedy Ortiz for the first time today and, I've got to say, I'm digging it. I listened to a few songs and came to realize that this is a pretty talented band. It originated as a solo project for Sadie Dupuis, but eventually expanded into a full band back in 2011. Show More Summary
A CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday showed that most Americans support both of the Supreme Court's major rulings last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and overturning same-sex marriage bans nationwide. Jennifer Agiesta has the details: According...Show More Summary
In South Carolina, the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan are planning to rally in support of the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse July 18. Yr Wonkette is wholly in favor of the event, since it will be the first completely honest show of support for the treason rag. Show More Summary
An Indonesian Air Force C-130 Hercules crashed today into a residential neighborhood in Medan, the country's third largest city, killing dozens of people, authorities said. The plane crashed into houses and buildings, including a hotel, located near the Soewondo Air Force Base, where the plane took off. Show More Summary
As far as I can tell, this shameful segment from Bill O'Reilly and Jesse Watters was intended to slap Mayor Bill DeBlasio for policies enacted during the Bloomberg years. But slapping homeless people around to do it is just a craven, despicable act. We begin with O'Reilly complaining that police can no longer use choke holds on suspects. Show More Summary
"I lost a bet." With more than a dozen candidates already vying for the driver's seat in the 2016 Republican clown car, today New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will hop on board the Bozo Express and: When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the race for president this week, he'll do so as an underdog. That's putting it mildly. Show More Summary
Bill O'Reilly, who somehow still has a job over at Fox "news" despite the accusations of spousal abuse, and the fact that he has a Brian Williams problem of his own, was off the rail again this Monday night during his Talking PointsShow More Summary
Having burned all his bridges in New Jersey – those he didn’t shut down, anyway – Gov. Chris Christie today announced his escape plan: to run for the GOP nomination for president in 2016. There are so many reasons why Christie is likely...Show More Summary
You can parse his speech as you wish, and please do so. Comments on the live coverage from the Star-Ledger were overwhelmingly negative. Outside protester were not too happy either. Here are selected statements in his speech: We have led NJ to a better day. Show More Summary
The "death panels" lie first emerged six years ago. As mind-numbing as this may seem, it still hasn't gone away.