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Vladimir Putin arrested in Florida supermarket

Who knew someone else has this name? Police in West Palm Beach say a 48-year-old man who shares the name of the Russian president was arrested at a Publix supermarket in the city’s downtown on Aug. 21. Police say Putin was screaming at employees and refused to leave the store. Records with the Palm Beach [...]

Trump bashes Weiner, but cheated on his wife

Republican nominee Donald Trump was quick Monday to insult Anthony Weiner, who is set to split with his wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, after the former New York representative was caught up in yet another sexting scandal. But while the blustery billionaire promptly throw stones, he might just live in a (gold-accented) glass penthouse. [...]

Midday Open Thread - Spike Jonze's Subversive Perfume Ad

A video so full of awesome, you can actually forget it's a perfume ad, and I would. Spike Jonze directs Margaret Qualley, star of the HBO series "The Leftovers" and the movie "The Nice Guys," in a video for Kenzo perfume. Qualley isShow More Summary

Trump Surrogate Tweets Cartoon of Hillary in Blackface

Pastor Mark Burns, a prominent surrogate for Donald Trump, on Monday tweeted out a cartoon that accuses Hillary Clinton of pandering and portrays her in blackface. Burns, who spoke at the Republican National Convention and has appeared...Show More Summary

Apple iPhone 7 September 7

Apple has finally sent out invitations for its fall event where the iPhone 7 is expected to make its official debut. The event will be on Sept. 7 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. The invite reads “See you on the 7th” — a not so subtle hint at the iPhone [...]

Why Donald Trump Finds Huma Abedin Irresistible

This week, Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s most trusted confidantes, finally dumped her husband Anthony Weiner, who was caught, once again, sending louche photos of himself to a random woman on the internet. Though Weiner could...Show More Summary

Only U.S. Tries For-Profit Universal Health Care

Jon Schwartz, The Intercept: There have been dozens if not hundreds of news articles about Aetna leaving the Affordable Health Care Act's online marketplaces in eleven states, and whether this signals serious problems for Obamacare down the road. Show More Summary

Gene Wilder dead at 83

Gene Wilder was a staple in Mel Brooks films. Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. [...]

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is leaving husband Anthony Weiner after latest sexting revelation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is leaving husband Anthony Weiner after latest sexting revelation.

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Chris Christie’s legacy? He doesn’t like poor people. See the cartoon, stay for the commentary, both from Drew Sheneman. “With soaring approval ratings and prospects of a landslide re-election in the fall of 2013, it appeared little could slow New Jersey...Read more

NFL fans burn jerseys to protest Kaepernick

San Francisco fans are burning jerseys to protest Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem. One fan even played The Star-Spangled Banner as he set light to the Number 7 shirt, watching with his hand on his chest as it was reduced to ash. Another, who uploaded a video to Instagram under the [...]

Just As With Trump, 'Polite' Republicans Closed Ranks Behind Paul LePage

Maine Democrats are fed up with Govrnor Paul LePage: Friday, leading state Democrats called on the governor to resign or seek professional help.... For obvious reasons: Gov. Paul LePage left a state lawmaker from Westbrook an expletive-laden...Show More Summary

Trump working on last minute trip to meet Mexican president

Robert Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about breaking news that Donald Trump is trying to arrange a last...

Anti-Vaxxers Continue to Jeopardize Kids

The contrast between parents' attitudes about vaccines today and a decade ago is striking. A survey published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that more and more moms and dads are refusing the shots for their children. Show More Summary

LGBT legal groups push to further protect transgender North Carolinians from HB2

13 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Pro-LGBTQ legal groups are looking to build upon their win last week in which a federal judge blocked the University of North Carolina system from enforcing the state’s HB2 law prohibiting transgender individuals from using the bathroom of their choice. Show More Summary

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz wins her Florida Democratic primary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz wins her Florida Democratic primary.

Tuesday Trump Dump: When you're the greatest debater ever, you don't need to prepare for debates

46 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Welcome to your daily roundup of Donald Trump campaign news, otherwise known as the reason ten percent of all the people you know are currently digging fallout shelters in their backyards. Well, in somebody's backyard. Today Donald Trump...Show More Summary

Melissa Etheridge's Clinton Endorsement? Priceless

Melissa Etheridge, social advocate and famous musician, is a well-known supporter of Hillary. When asked why she is "with her," Etheridge makes a face that says "Duh!" and at the same time speaks many more volumes. As an entertainer,...Show More Summary

Trump’s boy Corey tells the biggest lie yet about the Clinton Foundation on CNN

Corey Lewandowski claimed that half the donors of the Clinton Foundation met with Hillary at State. It's a lie.

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy beats Alan Grayson for Democratic nomination to face Sen. Rubio in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy beats Alan Grayson for Democratic nomination to face Sen. Rubio in Florida.

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