That guy could really lay it on you, not just with his words, but with his voice too. The story behind this one is just as heavy: Brel's mistress left him because he refused to acknowledge that the child that she was pregnant with was his own. Show More Summary
The stupid. It burns. Last night, Stephen blasted programs giving military surplus like MRAPs and grenade launchers to school districts across the country. I kid you not. This one is a must see. Full video after the jump.
The man is identified as 51-year-old Don Spirit. Dead are his daughter Sarah Spirit and his six grandchildren, and Spirit, himself, who took his own life. The Gilcrist County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the shooting, which occurred in the town of Bell, Florida, on its Facebook page… A reporter for the ABC affiliate in Gainsville, Florida posted [...]
The talking heads on Fox's The Five went after Real Time host Bill Maher this Thursday after Maher dared to point out the fact that their network is to blame for a good deal of the polarization of the American public, and true to form,...Show More Summary
Here's a mixed blessing for you: Marriott International will be encouraging guests in its hotels to tip the housekeepers by leaving envelopes for that purpose in rooms. Which... on the one hand, anything that improves low levels of tipping for this group of overwhelmingly female, mostly low-paid workers is good. Show More Summary
A New Jersey school board member who was seeking a seat on the Borough Council in the November election was arrested several years ago after using racist and homophobic slurs outside a diner, while mooning customers. 29-year-old Joseph Sorrentino, a Democrat, was challenging the incumbent mayor and council candidates, but dropped out of the race [...]
One of the few things Democrats had going for them this election was even though President Obama is unpopular, the voters really disliked the Republican party. Unfortunately for Democrats, the Republican brand has steadily improved since the government shutdown and is now basically on par with theirs.
Arkansas State Senate Today, Daily Kos Election's President-by-Legislative District project ventures to two very different states, Arkansas and Vermont. President-by-LD is our ongoing project to provide election results by legislative and congressional district for every state in the nation. Show More Summary
Islamic State fighters encircled a Kurdish city in northern Syria near the border with Turkey on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault that prompted a commander to appeal for military aid from other Kurds in the region. Show More Summary
If you were asked to name Chicago's single greatest cultural contribution, you would probably stifle the impulse to say the hot dog. You might say it's the city's stunning architecture. If you're of a cynical bent, you might say it's...Show More Summary
Pennsylvania State Senate While Pennsylvania has proven to be stubbornly Democratic in presidential contests, its state legislature is another story entirely. Republicans have held the State Senate since 1994; the State House has been a little more volatile, but Republicans have controlled it for most of the last 20 years. Show More Summary
Our first reaction to the news that daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to edge across a five-eighths-of-an-inch high wire over the Chicago River in November was probably the same as many Chicagoans': What? Can't this guy find a better wayShow More Summary
If all goes according to plan — still a big if at this early stage in the preparations — daredevil Nik Wallenda will cross the Chicago River on a high wire for an international television audience on the evening of Nov. 2. If all goes...Show More Summary
The reform movement has long asked for marijuana to be treated just like alcohol and that is basically what this bill does. This is one of the first small steps by Congress towards creating federal regulations around marijuana business like those for alcohol.
This isn't over yet, but it's not looking good for Kobach and Republicans: Supreme Court Blocks Kobach's Power Move In Kansas Senate Race: The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Democratic Senate nominee Chad Taylor's name should...Show More Summary
The Sunshine State and Texas have more in common than not, so maybe a particular love for the mythos of the Old West isn’t unexpected. Neither, in that sense, is a particular fetish for playing with guns. And either of those can be fine, in themselves. Just like everything’s fine…until some idiot shoots his sister [...]
Leading Off: • SD-Sen: There has been very little significant outside spending in this contest, but that may be starting to change. Every Voice Action is now attacking Republican Mike Rounds for allegedly being part of a corrupt scene to award EB-5 immigration cards to help his cronies. Show More Summary
Worldwide. The World Resources Institute reports that “many places with water scarcity are using too much of their resources on fracking,” including Algeria, China, Egypt, India, Libya, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa and the USA. Strong...Show More Summary
Gov. Terry McAuliffe After a tumultuous year of fighting over Medicaid expansion, Virginia lawmakers will meet again in special session Thursday to try to resolve the issue. Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the session after concluding that...Show More Summary
Clemson University was requiring students to reveal how many times they've had sex in the past month and with how many partners, the conservative site Campus Reform reported. The South Carolina university asked students extremely personal questions about their drinking habits and sex life as part of an online Title IX training course. Show More Summary