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Rep. Mike Pompeo: 'My wife gave me an F' for my Benghazi questions to Clinton

Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo has been thinking long and hard about his rather odd "performance" during his House Select Committee's interrogation of Hillary Clinton over Benghazi. As has, apparently, his whole family. During aShow More Summary

CNN Brings On Rep. Adam Kinzinger To Attack Planned Parenthood During Active Shooter Situation

So, how does CNN handle an active shooter situation in Colorado Springs this Friday? Why, bring in an anti-Planned Parenthood GOP Representative to attack the organization, question whether it was too early for their spokesperson to say the organization was under attack or not and demand that they apologize if they weren't. Show More Summary

Don't Start a New Credit Union Trying to Better the U.S.

After big banks and the financial system nearly destroyed the U.S. economy in 2008, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle formed a new credit union with the goal of putting social good over profit. "Since then, the credit union has...Show More Summary

U.S. Space Rocket Piece Floating Near England

A large chunk of a U.S. space rocket has been found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly, England. Officials believe it is from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 which exploded after takeoff in June 4,100 miles away off the coast of Florida. Show More Summary

Virginia County Passes Resolution Urging People To Pray

Good to know small-government conservatives want the government to tell us when we should pray. The Hanover County Board of Supervisors in Virginia passed a resolution Nov 24. that urged and encouraged citizens to pray on Thanksgiving. Wayne Hazzard, the chairman of the board and a self-described “Christian conservative tea-party Republican,” told the board: “Christians [...]

Standoff continues at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic

Updates on the ongoing standoff at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood office: Just before noon today, Colorado Springs officers responded to reports of a shooter near or at the Planned Parenthood offices on Centennial Boulevard. At...Show More Summary

Cartoon: Profiles in cowardice

After the attacks in Paris, the Republicans, along with some spineless Democrats, devolved into the same panicky imbeciles that turned this country bonkers after 9/11. That insanity is what led me to political cartooning 14 years ago,...Show More Summary

Democrats introduce bill to help low-income parents put clean diapers on their babies

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program leaves many families short of food at the end of the month—and many necessary items aren’t even covered by food stamps. Think toilet paper. Think diapers, which are the focus of a new bill introduced by House Democrats. Show More Summary

Bully Boy Trump Makes Reporters Use Escorts For Bathroom Trips

They need to stop giving free coverage to America's Favorite Fascist, but they're just not willing to lose the clicks to teach him a lesson: Donald Trump’s campaign is requiring journalists at rallies to have bathroom escorts, according...Show More Summary

Trump, Carson, And NRA Stoke Domestic Terror

Donald Trump and Ben Carson have both falsely claimed to have seen American Muslims cheering the September 11 attacks. These outrageous lies are but the latest spittle to fly from the unchecked xenophobia overtaking the American right wing. Show More Summary

PETA Sued for Stealing Child's Dog and Euthanizing It

A family is suing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals after workers for the non-profit snatched a pet Chihuahua off their porch and killed it. Wilber Zarate and his daughter Cynthia each sued the animal rights group Tuesday for $2 million and $5 million in punitive damages. Show More Summary

Democratic Senator Calls For ISIS War Vote

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy wants Congress to vote on declaring war on ISIS. In a letter to Senators Friday, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism called for a vote before the end-of-the-year recess in December.“We’ve taken dozens of votes to repeal Obamacare; we’ve [...]

Study finds as many as 100,000 women in Texas have attempted to self-induce abortions

A new study from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project estimated that between 100,000 and 240,000 women between the ages of 18 and 49 have at some point attempted to end their pregnancies on their own. The high incidence is thought toShow More Summary

Fight for an independent map for Illinois

A broken-winged pterodactyl, lying prostrate across the center of the state. That's how a federal judge described Maryland's 3rd Congressional District, represented by Democrat John Sarbanes. Democrats outnumber Republicans 2 to 1 in Maryland, but they hold seven of eight seats in the U.S. House,...

Sen. Mike Lee Pretends Republicans Care About Americans Living In Poverty

Sen. Mike Lee gives lip service and lots of feigned concern for Americans living in poverty during the GOP's weekly address this Thanksgiving. Sadly none of their policies reflect one iota of the priorities he pretends that he and his...Show More Summary

Plan of Chicago: Sister Neighborhoods and Sister Strong

Chicago is a city of diverse neighborhoods, many of them struggling with joblessness, crime and deflated dreams. But they all share an asset: Each one brims with doers — innovators who have ambitious ideas to improve this city one block at a time. Our Plan of Chicago project, now in its third year,...

Muslim Cops To Trump: We Serve Our City And Country; What Have You Done?

It’s good to be reminded that Muslims were victims on 9/11. Muslims were first responders. Muslims continue to serve our country in many ways. About 1,000 of New York City’s police officers are Muslim — and they’re not happy about Donald Trump and other Republican candidates who are fanning the flames of anti-Islam hysteria. “To [...]

Active Shooter Near Planned Parenthood

Police said Friday they were responding to a call of an active shooter in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "The area is NOT secure," the city's police department said via Twitter. The shooting took place on Colorado Springs' Centennial Boulevard, though the exact location was not immediately reported. Show More Summary

Trump: ‘I Have No Idea Who [He] Is;’ Reporter: ‘We Were On A First Name Basis For Years’

Donald Trump claims to not know anything about the disabled reporter he mocked. The reporter says this is untrue. “I dispute Trump’s claims in today’s NYT,” reporter Serge Kovaleski tweeted. “I have no idea who this reporter, Serge Kovalski [sic], is, what he looks like or his level of intelligence,” Trump said, according to The [...]

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