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Climate Scientists Grade the Candidates, and Ted Cruz Flunks

President Obama is in Paris this week, hunkered down with world leaders in hopes of hammering out a deal to curb carbon emissions worldwide. The agreement, if one is reached, will be the centerpiece of Obama's climate legacy, but it will also be the next president's job to uphold it. With...

Bernie Sanders To Have Elective Hernia Procedure

Presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will undergo hernia surgery. That’s the word from the Vermont senator’s office on Monday. In a brief, one paragraph statement, Sanders’ office said he was having the procedure done at George Washington University Hospital in the district. His office said Sanders will resume his Senate duties on Tuesday. [...]

Herman Cain Rips Bush, Will Speak At Trump Rally

Former presidential candidate Herman Cain is supporting Donald Trump. Cain — a radio host who also was CEO of Godfather’s Pizza — ran for the 2012 Republican nomination before dropping out of the race in December 2011 as allegations of past sexual misconduct escalated (he denies the allegations). Cain announced his plans to speak at [...]

China's Yuan Set for IMF Reserve Status

China's efforts to make the yuan an international currency on a par with the US dollar are to receive a fillip with the International Monetary Fund widely expected to add it to a special basket of global currencies. Analysts say theShow More Summary

Burgler Dies in Chimney After Resident Lights Fire

A 19-year-old man died of smoke inhalation and burns after being stuck in a homeowner's chimney during a burglary attempt. A male homeowner lit a fire at around 3 p.m. Saturday and heard screams, causing him to call police. When he realized a person was in the chimney he extinguished the fire, but it was too late to save Cody Caldwell, 19. Show More Summary

Right-Wing Media Used Deceptively-Edited Videos To Compare Abortion Providers To Nazis

Since the release of deceptively-edited videos smearing Planned Parenthood, right-wing media have frequently compared abortion providers to the Nazis, referencing Auschwitz and the notorious experiments performed by Josef Mengele. Right-Wing...Show More Summary

Rubio Says Women Can Sue To Close The Wage Gap But Also Doesn’t Want More Lawsuits

He also claimed that requiring companies to let employees take paid family leave will destroy jobs. The post Rubio Says Women Can Sue To Close The Wage Gap But Also Doesn’t Want More Lawsuits appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Texas Patriots Just Postin’ Muslims’ Addresses Online, Please Don’t Dox Them!

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

A week ago, a dozen or so very brave Texas Super Patriots proved how much they love America by standing around with guns outside a mosque in the city of Irving, to warn about the impending cataclysm of Sharia Law taking over the state. Several of these courageous souls wore masks and gave reporters only pseudonyms,

Congress preps for eventful sprint to the finish line

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Buckle up! Congress has saved its most critical work for last and lawmakers will be on a mad dash to complete their work in the time remaining—about 15 days. Per usual, one of those items includes avoiding a government shutdown, only this time Republicans will be on the hook for stewarding both chambers to a close. Show More Summary

Chicago Officials Offer Weak Reform As Protests Rage Over Police Shooting Of Laquan McDonald

Emanuel and McCarthy have been accused of participating in a cover-up of the shooting. The post Chicago Officials Offer Weak Reform As Protests Rage Over Police Shooting Of Laquan McDonald appeared first on ThinkProgress.

My Afghan battle partner deserves a U.S. visa

War is always tough, but my July 2011 to February 2012 trip to Afghanistan was one of the most dangerous deployments I was sent on during a decade in the Marines. When I joined the Marines, I knew that the battles I would experience would forever live in my heart, but I did not realize that my...

This Is What Can Happen When A Country Takes Abortion Restrictions Way Too Far

Despite the international outcry against El Salvador’s harsh anti-abortion laws, 38 states in the U.S. have similar measures that criminalize women for endangering their unborn children even though abortion is legal in most cases across the country. The post This Is What Can Happen When A Country Takes Abortion Restrictions Way Too Far appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Better, worse and worst

In November, Hillary Clinton will be the (much) lesser of two evils, and that's fine.

In wake of terrorism in Colorado Springs, Carly Fiorina proves herself a psychopath

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is a psychopath. This isn't new or surprising information; she has been a psychopath for apparently her entire professional life, and she is running for president behind numerous other psychopaths who would be hard-pressed to collectively summon enough basic human decency to fill a coffee tin. Show More Summary

Trump Shunned By Hispanic Republican Leaders

Not only have black pastors shunned The Donald, Hispanic Republican lawmakers are doing the same. Freshman Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) says Trump would have to apologize for his comments about immigrants before he would even consider backing him. “He would have to start by apologizing to all the people he’s offended and for the mockery [...]

House may move quickly to overhaul visa waiver program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the House will aim to pass legislation by year's end overhauling a program that allows visa-free travel to the U.S. The so-called visa waiver program lets people from 38 countries visit the U.S. for 90-day stays without obtaining a visa.

Is Ted Cruz A Natural Born Citizen?

His mother was born in Delaware, so the answer is yes. But that doesn’t stop all the birthers. “I have never breathed a breath of air on the planet Earth where I was not an American citizen,” Cruz ultimately old Bishop. “It was the act of being born to my mother that made me a [...]

Fox's Charles Payne: If Victims Of Planned Parenthood Attack Had Guns They "Could've Defended Themselves"

From the November 30 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered: CHARLES PAYNE: The other side of this, guys, what about Harris when they brought in those military style vehicles to help get those people to safety? We're talking about disarming our police. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Drops Dope New Record On Black Friday, Like A Common Adele

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Know that thing when you are sporting around in your new Lexus, gettin’ in a little “Dad Time” while you take your privileged white children to soccer practice by forcing them to listen to Rush? (The band, not the racist mound of beef tips.) That’s just the best, and Rush IS NOT AWFUL, we don’t

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Asks Abortion Opponents To Avoid Rhetoric "That Potentially Inflames" Violence

From the November 30 edition of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports: ANDREA MITCHELL (HOST): And this is not a new development, I should say, as you know very well that before Planned Parenthood was targeted in this particular way, there...Show More Summary

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