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More Than 80 Percent of Teens Are Using the Wrong Birth Control

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended long-acting reversible contraception, like IUDs and contraceptive implants, as "first-line contraceptive choices for adolescents." The guidelines, published in the journal...Show More Summary

No One Knows What the Big Political Issue Will Be Come 2016

I don't know what the big political issue will be around December of 2015, but I doubt it will be ISIS unless our latest war goes bad. If it does that might not necessarily bad for the candidate who has been skeptical about how effective military action can be.

Nevada Republican wants to bring voter suppression home

Kate Marshall What Republicans need to succeed statewide in Nevada, apparently, is a way to have a lot fewer voters. So that's what the Republican running for secretary of state, Barbara Cegavske, wants to do: suppress the vote. State Sen. Show More Summary

Pat Buchanan: If a Cop Is Shot in Ferguson It will Be Obama’s Fault

Pat Buchanan addressed Obama’s remarks on Ferguson, Missouri, claiming he was “stoking the fires of racial resentment” after the president spoke of Michael Brown’s shooting by police. Citing unconfirmed, and likely fabricated reports that Brown “smashed” officer Darren Wilson’s eye socket, Buchanan claimed that Brown’s death had nothing to do with race, warning that if [...]

What To Be Wary Of In The Govt's New Site Detailing Industry Money To Docs

by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, Sep. 30, 2014, 10 a.m. This story was co-published with NPR's Shots blog. The government's release today of a trove of data detailing drug and device companies' payments to doctors has been widely hailed as a milestone for transparency. Show More Summary

White House Intruder Was Tackled By Off-Duty Agent

The on-duty Secret Service didn’t do the job. It was an off-duty agent who tackled the White House intruder. The agent who finally tackled Omar Gonzalez had been serving on the security detail for President Obama’s daughters and had just seen the family depart via helicopter minutes earlier. He happened to be walking through the [...]

First East Coast Liquefied Natural Gas Export Terminal Approved On Chesapeake Bay

Federal regulators just approved a very controversial LNG export terminal to be located on the Chesapeake Bay. The post First East Coast Liquefied Natural Gas Export Terminal Approved On Chesapeake Bay appeared first on ThinkProgres...

Kansas Woman Catches Boyfriend Cheating, Shoots Him In The Groin

After a Kansas woman walked in on her boyfriend having sex with another woman early Tuesday morning, she vowed to go home and get a gun, according to police. The woman returned to the house and shot her boyfriend in the groin as he sat in a lawn chair in the front yard of a [...]

Piers Morgan Has A New Job

The former CNN host will be U.S. editor of London’s Daily Mail. Piers said of his appointment: ‘I am very excited to take on the role of Editor-at-Large (US) at MailOnline, which has become the most successful and dynamic platform in the world of news. ‘The site is an addictive pleasure, that offers an extraordinarily [...]

If you want to win in November, give today!

Nevada Lt. Governor candidate Lucy Flores, just one of our great endorsed candidates. Pick one, or two, or three, and donate! Two key mantras for this November's elections: 1) There are more of us than there are of them. Objectively....Show More Summary

Greenwald Calls Khorasan Group 'Fake Terror Threat'

Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept: As the Obama Administration prepared to bomb Syria without congressional or U.N. authorization, it faced two problems. The first was the difficulty of sustaining public support forShow More Summary

The Explosive Debate Over A New Natural Gas Pipeline Through The Northeast

The proposed pipeline could transport up to 2.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, prompting concern about explosions, environmental impacts and disruption of daily life. The post The Explosive Debate Over A New Natural Gas Pipeline Through The Northeast appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Reza Aslan: Bill Maher's Thinking On Islam 'Not Very Sophisticated'

Historian Reza Aslan hits the nail on the head with his dismissal of Bill Maher's opinions on Islam. Maher is someone who seems to fancy himself an intellectual, but it appears he'd rather pick up a spliff and blow smoke out his ass than do the actual work of forming nuanced opinion. Show More Summary

Conservative Media Blames Rise of Islamic State On Long Debunked Claim That Obama "Missed" Intelligence Briefings

Conservative media is dubiously claiming that the rise of the Islamic State is due in part to President Obama skipping scheduled daily intelligence briefings. The basis of this claim is a misleading interpretation of how intelligence briefings are received by the White House that was debunked two years ago.

How Americans’ Lives Have Turned Into All Work And No Play, In 3 Charts

Very few workers get paid leave benefits at work, and those who do are getting fewer days off. The post How Americans’ Lives Have Turned Into All Work And No Play, In 3 Charts appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Midday open thread: Secret Service fail, birth control for teens, and disappearing wildlife

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is March of Doom: The Secret Service's image is taking a serious hit, and rightly so: The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the...Show More Summary

BB Gun-toting Bible Nut Shoots Same Same-sex Couple Over Hand-holding At Gay Bar

A Minnesota man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly shouted Bible verses and shot a BB gun at a gay couple because they were holding hands. Tyler Erickson told KMSP that he had worked security at the Saloon, a well-known gay...Show More Summary

Pediatrician’s Group Endorses The Birth Control That Hobby Lobby Won’t Cover

As companies move to restrict certain types of birth control, medical experts are trying to expand access to them. The post Pediatrician’s Group Endorses The Birth Control That Hobby Lobby Won’t Cover appeared first on ThinkProgress...

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