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Downton Abbey Ending

The next and sixth season will be the last. Executive producer Gareth Neame confirmed Thursday that “Downton Abbey” will end after its upcoming sixth season — and said there has been discussion of continuing the story of these charismatic aristocrats as a feature film. “It is something we are contemplating. It would be a wonderful [...]

Republican Congresswoman Asks For Obamacare Horror Stories; Opposite Happens

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) slammed the Affordable Care Act on Facebook on the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing it into law. She asked constituents to share their Obamacare horror stories but the response was not what she expected. Rodgers wrote, “This week marks the 5th anniversary of #Obamacare being signed into law. Whether [...]

DEA Agents Supplied Prostitutes by Drug Cartels

Drug Enforcement Administration agents allegedly had "sex parties" with prostitutes hired by local drug cartels overseas over a period of several years, according to a report released Thursday by the Justice Department's watchdog. The report does not specify the country where the parties occurred, but a law enforcement official familiar with the matter identified it as Colombia.

FBI Claims Disrupted Plot Against ‘Military Installation’ But No Plot Existed Before Undercover Agent Impersonated ISIS Fighter

The FBI announced in a press release that it had stopped a US Army National Guard soldier and his cousin from carrying out a terrorism plot against a “military installation” in Illinois on behalf of the Islamic State. The men were charged with conspiracy to “provide material support” to the terrorist organization and arrested as [...]

Ted Cruz gets some major side-eye from Iowa and New Hampshire GOP insiders

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Can Ted Cruz win Iowa and New Hampshire? Maybe Iowa, but not New Hampshire, say the Republican insiders who answer Politico's weekly survey of those states. If the Texas senator plays his cards right and the stars...Show More Summary

Afghan gratitude and American folly

If you're looking for gratitude from the Afghans, President Ashraf Ghani is your man. When he appeared before Congress on Wednesday, he expressed thanks to American troops, their families, Congress, President Barack Obama and "ordinary Americans whose hard-earned taxes have over the years built...

Verbal Brawl Breaks Out Among Senators Vying For 2016 Nomination

I may have to queue up C-SPAN to watch this on the replay. Four GOP senators are trying to gain the upper hand on the commander-in-chief test — Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham — and their competition was on vivid display as the Senate took up a Rubio plan to pump tens of billions of dollars more into the Pentagon budget. Show More Summary

Pandering Ted Cruz Claims 9-11 Made Him Love Country Music

For anyone who missed it, the first entrant into the 2016 GOP presidential clown car, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, appeared on CBS This Morning earlier this week and treated their audience to this bit of blatant political pandering: Ted Cruz:...Show More Summary

McMorris Rogers gets an earful on ACA

The House Republican Conference chairwoman asked the public to tell her about their experiences with the Affordable Care Act. This didn't go as planned.

Officer Bill 'Robocop' Melendez named in 12 brutality and corruption lawsuits

William Bill Robocop Melendez Before Bill "Robocop" Melendez brutally assaulted 57-year-old Ford Motor employee Floyd Dent this past January, he was named in 12 separate lawsuits for brutally assaulting people, planting evidence, and making illegal arrests. Show More Summary

Sports, stenography, a syzygy made in heaven

Rachel Maddow explains the backstory on a running joke at the press conferences of members of the University of Wisconsin basketball team who flirt with the...

How To Kill A Discriminatory ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill: Call The Bluff

Georgia's "religious freedom" bill is dead. Here's how it died. The post How To Kill A Discriminatory ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill: Call The Bluff appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Michigan Cops Had Perfectly Good Reason For Beating Up Unarmed Black Guy, Probably

Surprising news from Michigan: On Jan. 28, police in the Detroit suburb of Inkster were caught on dashcam dragging an African American man from his car, putting him in a chokehold, then repeatedly beating and tasering him because, they say, he was resisting arrest. Show More Summary

Asking For ‘Obamacare Horror Stories’ Not Working Out That Well For Lying Assclown Cathie McMorris Rodgers

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) had a great idea to document just how horrible Obamacare has been for Americans: She went to her Facebook page, posted a chart that doesn’t merely lie about the ACA but also makes no...Show More Summary

Cartoon: Imagine Republican dough

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Now that Ted Cruz has officially announced he’s running for president, the seal has been broken and more will quickly follow. Oh, and besides being a presidential candidate, now Senator Cruz will be signing up for Obamacare. NothingShow More Summary

Hispanic News Media Blast Ted Cruz's Policy Positions

Republican presidential-hopeful Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has faced criticism from Hispanic news media for his extreme conservative policy positions on health care and immigration, which are out of line with the majority of Latino voters. Show More Summary

Alan Colmes Dismantles Fox's Defense Of Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law

From the March 27 edition of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson Previously: Fox News' Dishonest Defense Of Indiana's Anti-LGBT "Religious Freedom" Law Doctor Refuses To Care For Gay Couple's Baby - Is This Conservative Media's "Religious Freedom"? The Ugly, Hateful Result Of The Anti-Gay "Religious Liberty" Debate

Arizona Wingnut Senator: We Can’t Make You People Go To Church, So Have Some Guns Instead

Look, all you screamy liberals, Arizona state Sen. Sylvia Allen is NOT introducing legislation to make going to church on Sunday mandatory, so stop your exaggerating and whining. She just thinks that such a mandate would be an excellent idea, is all. Read more on Arizona Wingnut Senator: We Can’t Make You People Go To Church, So Have Some Guns Instead…

New Info On How Bowe Bergdahl Was Freed From Torture

A letter released by Bowe Bergdahl’s attorney, Eugene R. Fidell, details the torture he endured for years during captivity. Until now, it has been in the hands of Gen. Mark Milley, head of U.S. Army Forces Command, who made the decision to charge Bergdahl. Several U.S. military officials CNN has spoken with suggested privately that the [...]

Comedy Central's Jon Stewart Calls Out Fox News' "Massive Ego" And "Rush To Judgment In Almost Every Situation"

From the March 26 edition of Comedy Central's The Daily Show: Previously: The Daily Show Trashes Conservative Media's Never-Ending War On Reality The Daily Show Blasts Fox News' Double Standard In Ferguson And Benghazi Coverage

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