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A Democratic wave year? In the State Senate, don't rule it out!

By Kelley Meck of Portland, Oregon. Kelley is a campaign professional turned law student. There are 100 days until polls close -- are you excited yet? Were you thinking of this year as the biggest pick-up opportunity for Democrats in...Show More Summary

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Tapes Lame Apology Over Offensive Statements On Violence Against Women.

Stephen A. Smith pre-recorded a full apology to his vacuous statements he made about domestic violence last Friday. I imagine he didn't want to venture off into la-la land if he actually said it live instead of making a taped version. Show More Summary

Never fear, Sarah Palin TV is here!

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

OMG, cannot wait! Sarah Palin says she's fed up with traditional news media outlets. So she's starting her own online channel. In a Sunday video, the former Republican vice presidential nominee announced the Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based...Show More Summary

Buy Low, Sell High: How Big Coal And The BLM Treat Taxpayers Like Chumps

An Interior Department agency that oversees sales of coal owned by all Americans is allowing big companies to buy it for just pennies on the dollar and then sell it abroad at a huge markup, a new report concludes. The post Buy Low, Sell High: How Big Coal And The BLM Treat Taxpayers Like Chumps appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Video Shows Cop Ticketing Homeless Veteran For Sleeping In His Vehicle

Cities across the country have begun p The post Video Shows Cop Ticketing Homeless Veteran For Sleeping In His Vehicle appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Stop The Presses, House Republicans Ready To Govern Now!

Hey everyone, hold onto your hats! After years of obstructionism, a government shutdown, scores of votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a refusal to even consider immigration reform and more, Republicans have declared themselvesShow More Summary

Genius

Mississippi Governor (R) blames Obamacare for rising rate of uninsured in his state after blocking most implementation of Obamacare in his state.

Turley: Lawyers Punished for Criticizing Judges

M.C. Moewe, Daily Kos: One is a California family law attorney documenting alleged judicial crimes, the other a Pennsylvania civil rights attorney who has lost his law license for speaking out against judges. Both say they will continue to do what most lawyers won't. Show More Summary

Sarah Palin Wants A Piece Of Fox's Audience (And She's Employed By Fox)

The Fox News Channel has more competition for its conservative audience, this time from one of its own employees. Sarah Palin is launching the Sarah Palin Channel, an online "news channel" that will "cut through the media's politically...Show More Summary

States scramble to protect Obamacare subsidies

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Last week's split decisions by federal appeals courts on the Obamacare subsidies are rippling down through the states. A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit ruled that the law says that subsidies should only be available to customers...Show More Summary

Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling

They say that "informed consent" laws violate their beliefs about scientific accuracy and bodily autonomy. The post Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling appeared first on ThinkProgress.

New York Times Reporters Avoid Investigative Journalism When Covering Israel’s Bombing of UN-Run School

New York Times reporters seem to have neglected to engage in investigative journalism when reporting on last week’s attack by Israeli forces on a school in Gaza. The school in Beit Hanoun, which was being run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), was shelled on July 24. At least sixteen people were [...]

As The Planet Warms, Scientists Say More People Will Go Without Food And Water

Crop yields are decreasing and more people are going hungry worldwide as climate change worsens, according to two new studies. The post As The Planet Warms, Scientists Say More People Will Go Without Food And Water appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Silence of The Shams: Bill Maher Completely Stumps GOP Critics With One Simple Question

Criticism of President Obama’s Ukraine policy, like most Republican criticism of the President, is long on dumb shit and short on better ideas. On this weekend’s Real Time with Bill Maher (Special “Book Conservatives Whose Names Sound Like Fraggle Rock Characters” Edition), the emptiness of that criticism was masterfully exposed when host Maher asked guests Hogan Gidley [...]

How The Alaska Supreme Court Is Circumventing The State’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

The Alaska Supreme Court continues to rule in favor of same-sex benefits despite a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The post How The Alaska Supreme Court Is Circumventing The State’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Thousands Sign Petition Calling On NFL To Implement Harsher Punishments For Violence Against Women

Stemming from the light punishment for Ray Rice, the petition already had 48,000 signatures by Monday morning. The post Thousands Sign Petition Calling On NFL To Implement Harsher Punishments For Violence Against Women appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Loony Judge Jeanine Goes After Pope Francis

Fox News has been obsessing on ISIS' purge of the few remaining Christians in Syria and Iraq for awhile now in order to ramp up audience fear of Muslims. Now Judge Jeanine Pirro jumped into the act, but instead of her usual unhingedShow More Summary

Famous Calendar Recognizes This Model Is Sexy, Is Now Only About 15 Years Behind Popular Taste

The Pirelli Calendar decides curvy women are sexy, joins the rest of humanity. The post Famous Calendar Recognizes This Model Is Sexy, Is Now Only About 15 Years Behind Popular Taste appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Chris Christie Brags About Being 'The Decider'

Chris Christie clearly thinks he can overcome all of the scandal he's caused as Governor of New Jersey and make a run for the Republican nomination. Step one in the process: Dub himself "The Decider." Newark public schools under state...Show More Summary

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