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They're All Randians Now

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

In public opinion, the battle over the Affordable Care Act has come to a stalemate. Depending on how you ask the question, a majority of the public disapproves of the law, but a majority also doesn't agree with Republicans that it should be repealed. Show More Summary

Plane Crashes Into Building at Kansas Airport

A plane appears to have crashed at a building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas on Thursday morning, CNN affiliate KSNW reported. Video from KSNW showed thick smoke rising from what appeared to be a two-story building at 10:20 a.m. CT. Two people are dead and four people are injured.

Thanks, Obama

Columnist who wrote that Michael Brown was an "animal" who had to be "put down" is now "no longer employed" by his paper.

Fox & Friends Attacks Hispanic Civil Rights Group, Suggests Wash . Post Is "Promoting Voter Fraud"

The hosts of Fox & Friends wondered whether a Washington Post infographic that shows the different levels of documentary identification required to vote in each state promotes voter fraud, and they also cast suspicion on the intentions...Show More Summary

4 Reasons Progressives Can Be Glad The San Francisco Giants Won the World Series

Team members have been involved in a variety of causes, from LGBT rights to immigration reform. The post 4 Reasons Progressives Can Be Glad The San Francisco Giants Won the World Series appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Wall Street Banks Already Breaking Law Again, Violating Settlements With Prosecutors

Brace yourself for an epic shock – Wall Street is breaking the law again. After a couple of years of questionable compliance with legal settlements the banksters are now straight up violating the terms of the deals prosecutors and regulators struck as an alternative to criminal charges. Show More Summary

Limbaugh On NYC Street Harassment Video: "Most Of It Was Just Men Being Polite"

From the October 30 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Limbaugh: "How Many Of You Guys... Have Learned That No Means Yes If You Know How To Spot It?" Rush On Rape Culture: "The Reality Is That Boys Chase Girls" The Limbaugh "Slut" Firestorm Related: A Woman Walked Around New York City For 10 hours And Filmed Every Catcall She Received

Dallas Landlords Refusing To Rent To Fianceé Of Ebola Patient Who Died

People of African descent are facing discrimination in Texas. Even Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who has taken a personal role in supporting Duncan’s family, was broadsided by ignorance. “I got a call from my wife who was in tears, because she had been told that she can’t work in the cafeteria by some other [...]

50,000 Voter Registrations Missing in Georgia?

Voting-rights advocates are running out of time in Georgia, where civil-rights groups say more than 50,000 new voter registrations have gone missing since they submitted them to state and local officials earlier this year. If 50,000 potential votes seem like a small prize in a state of nearly 10 million, consider that outgoing Sen. Show More Summary

Meet the Sandy victim Chris Christie told to 'sit down and shut up'

Courtesy of All in with Chris Hayes and MSNBC. The "heckler" that got Gov. Christie so angry in Belmar that he yelled and insulted the guy is James Keady. Turns out Keady is a longtime volunteer in Monmouth County and exactly the kind of person who "rolls up his sleeves" like Christie credited himself as doing, which Keady actually does do. Show More Summary

Maffei ad hits back at attacks on where his baby was born

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Rep. Dan Maffei is out with a new ad hitting back at attacks by Republican John Katko that Maffei has abandoned his Syracuse district because his baby was born in the wrong place. In the ad, Maffei says: I'm all for a lively debate about the issues. Show More Summary

Kentucky GOP Invokes 9/11 In Racist Anti-Immigrant Campaign Mailers

"He wasn't a citizen, but he had a legal license," the ad warns above a large picture of 9/11 bomber Mohamed Atta's Florida driver's license. The post Kentucky GOP Invokes 9/11 In Racist Anti-Immigrant Campaign Mailers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

T.J. Maxx, Marshalls Will Be Closed To ‘Give Our Associates The Time To Enjoy The Thanksgiving Holiday’

Other brands, like Macy's and Walmart, will be open on the holiday itself. The post T.J. Maxx, Marshalls Will Be Closed To ‘Give Our Associates The Time To Enjoy The Thanksgiving Holiday’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Libertarian Group Sues White House Over Video Linking ‘Polar Vortex’ To Climate Change

There is, indeed, a growing body of evidence that links global warming to an increased likelihood of more mid-latitude cold fronts. The post Libertarian Group Sues White House Over Video Linking ‘Polar Vortex’ To Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Autopsy Reveals Black Man Shot Five Times in the Back By Utah Cops

In the last 10 years, American police have killed more people than both the Iraq War and ebola – and 22-year-old Darrien Hunt is one of the most recent. Saratoga Springs, Utah – Darrien was a comic and anime fan, an artists who’d just attended the Salt Lake City Comic Con a week before. In [...]

Ernst Lies, Gardner Won't Answer Questions, And Other Tales From This Koch-fueled Election

Every election has some strangeness to it, some quirks that make old pols like me shake our heads and say "really?" But this one could be the strangest of all. Just when you think a race is on the verge of being written off, a wholeShow More Summary

Ben Carson: Surgeon General Has No Power

Dr. Ben Carson wouldn’t accept the job of Surgeon General if asked because he says that person has no power. COLMES: Dr. Ben Carson, prominent neurosurgeon, high visibility, were asked by the President of the United States to serve your country to help at a time of crisis, why wouldn’t you pitch in and do [...]

Boehner scrambles on lawsuit, but says he still plans to sue Obama for something, maybe

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republican solutions: Sue Obama, for something, maybe From the moment that House Speaker John Boehner announced his lawsuit against President Obama, it was obvious that it was a principled stand against an imperial presidency on verge...Show More Summary

Dick Morris Calls Joni Ernst A 'Smarter Sarah Palin.' Which Isn't Much!

Sometimes those Newsmax headlines over on the right are just too funny to ignore. This is one of them. In an interview with Newsmax TV, Morris declared Joni Ernst to be "one of the superstars of American politics." He went on to say she was "Sarah Palin, but with much, much more in the way of gray cells." Oh, ouch. Show More Summary

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