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Senate moves ahead on defense bill facing veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate moved forward Tuesday on a sweeping, $612 billion defense policy bill despite a presidential veto threat stemming from larger budget disputes that have hamstrung Washington. The policy bill maintains restrictions...Show More Summary

Sanders predicts more labor support in 2016 bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday he has "zero doubt" that rank-and-file union members will support his Democratic presidential campaign even though Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up many endorsements. Sanders...Show More Summary

Rubio, 2 other GOP senators seek tougher sanctions on NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican senators, including presidential candidate Marco Rubio, are proposing new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program and human rights abuses. The legislation introduced Tuesday also calls for a U.S. Show More Summary

Approaching debate, Clinton and Sanders showing differences

Following the mass shooting in Oregon, Clinton quickly laid out her plan to address gun violence, an issue where Sanders has been at odds with some Democrats and fellow liberals. While Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and some of his rivals have gone after each other by name, Clinton, Sanders, former Maryland Gov. Show More Summary

Capitol Hill Buzz: Pelosi, Chaffetz differ on burger invite

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just days into his long-shot bid for speaker of the House, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah is already butting heads with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. "Nancy Pelosi and I share the same birthday, and every year...Show More Summary

Bobby Jindal and Ben Carson compete to see who can say the worst thing about the Oregon shooting

The problem isn't access to guns or even mental health. It's absent fathers and pansy victims.

Republicans are using mental health as an excuse to do nothing about gun violence

The pivot to mental health by Trump, Carson, Fiorina and others is simply a way to dodge gun control.

Chat with Josh Horwitz, Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Thursday, 2 PM Eastern

Josh Horwitz is the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a nonprofit devoted to eradicating preventable, predictable gun violence. He has spent over two decades working on this issue in Washington, DC. Josh will be joining us in The Hive (sub req) on Thursday Oct. Show More Summary

Bobby Jindal Demands Apology From Oregon Shooter’s Father, For Not Loving Guns Enough

Ass. Hole. Oh looky here, isn’t this just so adorbs? Bobby Jindal, the outlaw scumbag Confederate governor of Louisiana, made like a dirty blogger in his mom’s basement, and blogged his thoughts about the young man who murdered nineShow More Summary


Bobby Jindal appears to be a seriously disturbed, morally degenerate individual.

Ben Carson Will Only Visit Families After Next Massacre If Victims Aren’t Such Pussies

And did we mention A Moran, also too? Dr. Ben Carson has been sharing a lot of thoughts about the massacre in Oregon, and for a fellow who sort of faded into the background of the first two Republican debates, something about the murders in Roseburg has turned the man into a veritable Fountain of Derp. Show More Summary

Uh Oh, Looks Like Dumb Duggar Kids Don’t Have Proper License To Win Souls For Jesus

Sexytime Jesus Vacation Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband, Arranged Husband Dillard (his name is “Derick”), are supposedly missionaries in Central America. You remember — we reported on how their Beliebers were all mad about how it...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Thinks Refugees Are Gross, Forgets Where His Dad’s From

Pretty much what you’d expect from a guy with a pinched face In the ever-escalating competition to ignore the plight of Syrians escaping their country’s civil war and to be the biggest dick about it, Canadian Sen. Ted Cruz made a solid...Show More Summary

Clarifying a Point on Gun Politics

I noted earlier that we need a real conversation about guns in this country. And a real conversation requires those who think we have too many guns in society and too much ease in buying them to think seriously about what our preferred policy is. Show More Summary

Washington Post Columnist Repudiates The Narratives Behind Conservative Media's Attacks On Planned Parenthood

A Washington Post column by columnist Katrina vanden Heuvel denounced conservative media narratives surrounding the "war on Planned Parenthood," noting that Republicans have seized on the Center for Medical Progress' "widely-debunked...Show More Summary

Major Broadcast News Networks Ignore Poll Showing 78 Percent Of Americans Want Citizens United Overturned

A recent Bloomberg poll showing 78 percent of Americans in favor of overturning the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling received no coverage on national nightly news programs for ABC, CBS, NBC or PBS, nor Sunday morning political talk shows on ABC, FOX, or NBC. Show More Summary

Jindal Pens Angry Blog Post Blaming Oregon Shooting On Abortion, Movies, Absent Dads

Instead of blaming guns, Jindal blamed the shooter's father. The post Jindal Pens Angry Blog Post Blaming Oregon Shooting On Abortion, Movies, Absent Dads appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Ben Carson: 'Body With Bullet Holes' Preferable to Gun Control

If you're ever the victim of a gunshot wound, surely you'd rather have a highly successful surgeon like Ben Carson working to save your life than a writer like me. But when it comes to preventing bodies from being riddled with bullets in the first place, trust me when I say you...

Meet the Right-Wing Rebels Who Overthrew John Boehner

The Republican civil war has claimed its biggest casualty yet. The revolution that toppled John Boehner was carried out by a group of intransigent conservatives who had made the speaker of the House's job hell ever since the Tea Party wave of 2010 elevated him to power. It is only...

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