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Texas Cops Shoot Man With His Hands In The Air After Responding To Domestic Violence Call

Cell phone video out of Texas shows sheriff's deputies shooting and killing a man seconds after he raised his hands into the air. The post Texas Cops Shoot Man With His Hands In The Air After Responding To Domestic Violence Call appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Anderson: Sanders Will Win a 'Mad-as-Hell' Election

Theo Anderson, In These Times: The good news is that the 2016 presidential race has become a "mad-as-hell" campaign. The better news is: Bernie Sanders will win it. Campaigns of the mad-as-hell type are rare in our American politics....Show More Summary

Ten years later, Hurricane Katrina still shapes New Orleans, and our memories

Ten years ago, the United States suffered one of its worst natural disasters ever when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. A mandatory evacuation order came late, with the highways out of New Orleans already jammed with traffic and many residents unable to leave. Show More Summary

Mourners Hold Funeral For St. Louis Teen Shot By Police As Official Police Story Unravels

The family has a lot of questions. The post Mourners Hold Funeral For St. Louis Teen Shot By Police As Official Police Story Unravels appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Walmart Pries Guns From Cold Dead Hands, And Other News From Corporate America

Friends with benefits Good day Wonkette Worker Bees, Wanderers and Prisoners With Internet Privileges. Have you been wondering what your favorite #brands have been up to recently? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve been keeping tabs on all of your favorite corporate persons and are ready to bring you any breaking news on all the big names. Show More Summary

Ridin' with Biden? Clinton challenge a rough road for the VP

In his place, backers greeted a curious few in a hotel suite 20 floors above the official gathering, handing out chocolate bars wrapped with a stylized photo of Biden behind the wheel of a convertible and an "I'm Ridin' with Biden" label. In...Show More Summary

Iowa Poll: Clinton 54%, Sanders 20%, Biden 11%

In a new Suffolk University poll of Democratic voters in Iowa, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a huge lead at 54 percent, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 20 percent, Vice President Joe Biden at 11 percent), former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley at 4 percent and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb at 1 percent. Nine percent of Democrats were undecided.

Bill Maher Smacks Media For Uncritical Coverage Of Trump's Racism

Bill Maher took on the uncritical media and their coverage of Donald Trump's unbridled hate speech toward immigrants in this country, after shaming Republicans for not standing up against it. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Stupid), defended Trump's xenophobia by claiming he's defending middle class Americans who are adversely affected by illegal immigration. Show More Summary

DSCC follies: Recruiting anti-LGBT candidate for US Senate

Senator Joel Ford emerges as a potential challenger to Richard Burr: Ford calls himself a pro-business, moderate Democrat. He’s the vice chair of NC Main Street Democrats, a legislative caucus within the General Assembly. And now that...Show More Summary

Yes, Republicans really want to screw the poor on Obamacare

Careful guys, your callousness is showing. The Obamacare "replacement" plans put foward last week by presidential would-bes Scott Walker and Marco Rubio have one major thing, and very Republican, thing in common: they hurt poor and middle-income Americans at the expense of the rich. Show More Summary

Saturday News: Justice denied version

No Retrial for North Carolina Officer Who Killed Unarmed Man (New York Times) -- North Carolina will not retry a white police officer who killed an unarmed black man who had just survived a car crash, state officials said Friday. The officer’s trial ended in a hung jury.http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/29/us/jonathan-ferrell-police-shooting.html N.C. Show More Summary

Young Black Man Dies In Jail After Allegedly Stealing $5 Worth Of Candy And Soda

He spent four months in jail for stealing a Mountain Dew, a Snickers bar and a Zebra Cake. The post Young Black Man Dies In Jail After Allegedly Stealing $5 Worth Of Candy And Soda appeared first on ThinkProgress.

These New Orleans Residents Are Still Trying To Go Home

Funding shortfalls, legal barriers, and other obstacles mean that many residents are still fighting their way home. The post These New Orleans Residents Are Still Trying To Go Home appeared first on ThinkProgress.

U.S. Warplanes Land in Russia to Delight of Locals

U.S. warplanes have been flying over Russia his summer -- and it may be the best thing to happen to relations between the Cold War rivals in years. A mixed crew of U.S. and Russians pilots flew two veteran Douglas DC-3 aircraft along...Show More Summary

Congress Planning New, Exciting Ways To Screw You In The Bottom This Fall

Don’t be a hero. Congress is coming back to DC, and you need this. Raise your hand if you are about to get fucked over by Congress. (Hint: All of you should have a hand raised.) Now use the other hand to pour yourself a stiff drink,Show More Summary

Illinois' Durbin gets a shot at political redemption

Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, is leading the effort to round up Senate support for the international deal that aims to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from economic sanctions. [...] to the...Show More Summary

Trump-speak: 100 bucks got you in to his Boston unfundraiser

A combination of die-hard fans and those curious to see the spectacle were treated to food from chef Tony Ambrose and a live cover band, in addition to a speech from the billionaire businessman and Republican candidate. Trump said the...Show More Summary

Before nation's top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message

In a speech to the party's most committed activists, Clinton cast herself as its standard-bearer and vowed to win the presidential race and rebuild the party from the ground up. The speech came after her team rolled out a string of high-profile...Show More Summary

The Latest: Sanders says party needs huge voter turnout

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments Friday from the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where four Democratic presidential candidates are addressing the party. Sanders is warning party leaders at the...Show More Summary

Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration

Outlined in a so-called "autopsy" of 2012 nominee Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama, it called for passing "comprehensive immigration reform" — shorthand for resolving the status of the estimated 11 million people living in...Show More Summary

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