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Impeachment of Governor LePage considered by Maine legislators

Rachel Maddow reviews some of Maine governor Paul LePage's more controversial moments and reports on the latest episode, in which LePage may have exposed...

Texas AG refuses to 'defend the Constitution and laws of the United States'

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

As the Confederate flag is coming down, calls for states to nullify federal laws are going up. In Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton advised county clerks, magistrates and justices of the peace may opt-out of performing same-sex marriages the United States Supreme Court legalized nationwide on Friday. Show More Summary

Trailer Out for New Documentary 'I Am Chris Farley'

"Success in show business does not always create the best version of people," a misty-eyed Bob Saget says in the newly released trailer for I Am Chris Farley. The documentary will feature interviews from Farley's contemporaries including Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon and David Spade. Show More Summary

BREAKING: African American Church In South Carolina, Previously Burned Down By The KKK, Is On Fire

There have been seven black churches on fire since Charleston. The post BREAKING: African American Church In South Carolina, Previously Burned Down By The KKK, Is On Fire appeared first on ThinkProgress.

SB 567: A Kicker on Steroids in the Making

In the waning hours of the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers are considering a bill that could put Oregon’s “kicker” law on steroids. If Oregon lawmakers can’t bring themselves to get rid of the foolhardy kicker, they should at least...Show More Summary

Charlie Cook says what everyone except the GOP knows: Republicans are the party of the past

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Pollster and political prognosticator Charlie Cook has a piece in the National Journal arguing that last week was as good a sign as any that Republicans need to do some "soul-searching" and move into the 21st century. It's something basically everyone in the universe except Republicans realize. Show More Summary

With Paris conference looming, Brazil, China and the U.S. pledge more investments in clean energy

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A riverboat pushes a barge loaded with logs that were cut illegally from virgin Amazon rain forest and seized by federal police and government inspectors as part of Brazil's effort to control deforestation. As part of a bilaterial meeting,...Show More Summary

U.S. Defeats Germany

In a meeting of the world's top two FIFA-ranked teams, the United States defeated Germany 2-0 in the Women's World Cup semifinal and advances to the final for the second straight cup. Germany had a chance to take the lead in the second half but missed the first penalty kick in the team's WWC history. Show More Summary

Obama's approval ratings get a bounce from best week ever

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A new CNN/ORC poll conducted July 26-28 and released Tuesday showed increased approval for the way President Obama is handling his job, with more support for his policies on race relations and the economy than on guns. His overall approval...Show More Summary

Sierra Leone's Rich and Powerful Are Breaking the Ebola Burial Rules

On a barren hillside outside Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, Alieu Mansaray put on a brave face as strangers in full plastic bodysuits lowered his father's body into the grave. His 71-year-old father had died of a stroke. Everyone knew that. But in a country where the highly contagious Ebola virus

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Shutdown and showdown in Springfield

Another day, another financial crisis for the state of Illinois.

Greek chicken: Must one side in Europe flinch?

•Greece says it doesn't have any more money to give its creditors. Its economy has contracted by 25 percent in recent years. Unemployment's through the roof. Public pensions have been slashed. Homelessness grows. The country is debt-drenched and needs more emergency loans, but - in the minds of...

Donald Trump? Seriously? Yes, seriously

Never underestimate the appeal of a politician who always overestimates himself.

Barack Obama op-ed: Congress, keep the Export-Import Bank

On Monday, I started the work week off right, by signing two bipartisan trade bills into law. They'll help level the playing field for American workers and businesses, boost our economic ties with lower-income countries, and give our workers the job training and support they need to succeed in...

O'Reilly Gives Donald Trump A Platform To Continue Calling Latin American Immigrants Rapists And Criminals

From the June 30 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Previously: Fox News Rallies To Defend Donald Trump After NBC Announces Split O'Reilly Justifies Donald Trump's Vitriol: Maybe He Was Inartfully "Highlighting A Problem... That...Show More Summary

Supreme Court takes the next case in Alito's crusade against unions

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Justice Samuel Alito The Supreme Court partially pulled its last punch against public employees and their unions, but it's coming back for another shot. In 2014, the court limited its anti-union decision in Harris v. Quinn to only affect...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Made Millions But Gave Little to Charity

Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns on Tuesday evening. So how much did he give to charity over the years? Not that much. Between 2003 and 2013, Bush gave 1.5 percent of his income to charity, according to the lists of charitable deductions in the tax returns. Show More Summary

Draft Biden

The newest indication that the vice president could jump into the race comes from a Wall Street Journal report, which cites friends and advisers who say Biden, 72, received encouragement to do so from sons Beau and Hunter. Beau Biden died last month after a long battle with brain cancer.

Ayotte promotes bipartisanship in US Senate re-election bid

The first-term senator launched her re-election bid Tuesday in Manchester with a speech focusing squarely on New Hampshire and rarely on her party identification. Ayotte is seeking to counter that message by highlighting her work on expanding veterans' health care, reducing government waste and cutting red tape for businesses.

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