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State Department to release new batch of Clinton emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it will release on Monday approximately 7,800 pages of Hillary Clinton's emails, largely sent or received in 2012 or 2013.

Rubio: Radical jihadists using refugee crisis as cover

The debate over President Barack Obama's plans to accept 10,000 refugees from Syria over the next year is reaching a fever pitch in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, with many Republicans questioning whether the United States can adequately screen Syrian refugees.

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Tim Tebow Will Not Do Home Runs To Sexy Girlfriend Ladies

Tim Tebow is so good at football that nobody will let him play, probably because they’re intimidated. (Haha, just kidding, they won’t let him play because he is bad at footballing.) If you’ll remember, he’s sort of a hero to the religious right, because while he fails repeatedly on the astroturf, know what turf he’ll


The State of Alabama started off trying to "defund" Planned Parenthood. Now they're going to pay Planned Parenthood's legal bills.

These Tweets About Attacks on Abortion Providers Should Make Your Blood Boil

Last Friday, three people were killed and at least nine were injured when Robert Lewis Dear allegedly shot them at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility. This assault was the latest in a recent surge of violence against women's...Show More Summary

As Paris Climate Talks Kick Off, Beijing Issues Its Highest Smog Alert Of The Year

Beijing and New Delhi are engulfed in pollution. The post As Paris Climate Talks Kick Off, Beijing Issues Its Highest Smog Alert Of The Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Senate Republicans To Try To Repeal Obamacare

The Senate will now waste its time trying to do what the House tried and failed to do at least 52 times. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is convening the meeting to walk through the special budgetary process known as reconciliation, which will allow Republicans to pass the package with a simple-majority vote. Controversial [...]

Trump blames Black Lives Matter for cancelled black clergy endorsement

The Daily Mail reported this morning that Donald Trump believes Black Lives Matter may have had a hand in a group of African-American pastors pulling their supposed endorsement of him for the U.S. presidency. According to the U.K.-based...Show More Summary

Calendars reveal Clinton's availability to supporters

WASHINGTON (AP) — As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton opened her office to dozens of influential Democratic party fundraisers, former Clinton administration and campaign loyalists, and corporate donors to her family's global charity,...Show More Summary

Obama to deliver final State of the Union address Jan. 12

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will deliver his seventh and final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 12. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin announced the date on Monday. The annual presidential update is required by the Constitution. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton’s Plan To Create More Than 3 Million Jobs Through Infrastructure

The proposals include improving airports, bridges, and high-speed internet connectivity. The post Hillary Clinton’s Plan To Create More Than 3 Million Jobs Through Infrastructure appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Pope: World Headed Toward ‘Suicide’ Without Climate Agreement

Pope Francis says the world must have a climate agreement for its own survival. The pope, who wrote a major document on the environment last June, made the comment in an hour-long news conference aboard the plane returning him to Rome at the end of a six-day trip to Africa. The freewheeling conversations have become [...]

Even Jeb Bush’s Brother George Thinks He’s A Dumb Ahole

Oh Jeb. Oh Jeb. On a scale of Typical Jeb Facepalm to Sweet Holy Moses In Heaven What Even The HELL JEB!?, we are not sure where this ranks. But getting called a catastrophically dumb idiot by George “Most Dumbest Presidenter Ever” Bush may well require a whole new kind of math, for measuring the What Even The Hellness: Over four grueling days, he

Four Men Charged In The Shooting Of Black Lives Matter Protesters

There are 9 felony counts in total. The post Four Men Charged In The Shooting Of Black Lives Matter Protesters appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Midday open thread: 'Black Friday' sales survey debunked; why minority millennials can't get ahead

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is 'Tis the War on Christmas season! What you may have missed on Sunday Kos … Another barrier to Democratic down-ballot majorities: Are Democratic voters more 'bipartisan'? by Steve Singiser This is fascism, and we should say it clearly... Show More Summary

New Hampshire Union Leader's Ridiculous Endorsement Of Chris Christie

Some comedy just writes itself, and watching the editor of the New Hampshire Union Leader explain why he chose Gov. Chris Christie over the rest of the 2016 GOP presidential field on Sunday's Meet The Press was must-see TV. Editor Joe...Show More Summary

Scott Walker's Wisconsin Is Taking Food Stamps From The Unemployed

You can see why the Kochs love Scott Walker: Get rid of hungry people and convince them you're virtuous for doing it! Nearly 15,000 people lost access to food stamps in the first three months of a new law that requires some recipients...Show More Summary

After Colorado Shooting, Limbaugh Guest Host Pushes Smear That Planned Parenthood Is Trafficking Fetal Body Parts

From the November 30 edition of Premier Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: MARK BELLING: Planned Parenthood's defenders are saying that this attack is a result of, and you'll hear these two words every time they bring up the topic now, "the incendiary rhetoric." The incendiary rhetoric of the pro-lifers and the Republican Party. Show More Summary

Colorado police union bashes Black Lives Matter in the wake of Planned Parenthood attack

The Colorado Fraternal Order of Police responded to criticism Sunday after Robert Lewis Dear allegedly killed three and injured nine others in an assault on a Planned Parenthood in Colorado. In a Facebook post the union decried social...Show More Summary

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