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Senate Can’t Find Time To Get Anything Done, Goes On Spring Break For Two Weeks

Being a member of Congress really is the sweetest gig. You can suck at your job, get nothing done at all, collect a six-figure salary plus great benefits, and then take a vacation, because hey, you just worked so hard at not getting anything done, you’ve earned that break. Again: Read more on Senate Can’t Find Time To Get Anything Done, Goes On Spring Break For Two Weeks…

Mike Pence tries, and fails, to defend “straights only” law

Pence refused to say if anti-LGBT discrimination is now legal in Indiana, and ruled out new LGBT protections.

The Big Lie The Media Tells About Indiana’s New ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

It's not just Fox. It's practically everyone. The post The Big Lie The Media Tells About Indiana’s New ‘Religious Freedom’ Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The question Indiana's Pence won't, or can't, answer

It was a simple yes-or-no question about discrimination. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's response told Americans something important about the broader debate.

Indiana Woman Could Spend 70 Years Behind Bars For What She Says Was A Miscarriage

The case is a disturbing example of overly broad laws that essentially criminalize pregnancy. The post Indiana Woman Could Spend 70 Years Behind Bars For What She Says Was A Miscarriage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Over Easy: Monday Science

Greetings! Britain has developed a new imaging system that enables detailed scans INSIDE the melted reactor buildings. Check out the photo with the story, I THINK that hotspot they marked is the top of the reactor refueling lid. It’s still sealed, so there must be corium pretty close to the other side. Another dribble from [...]

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Threat of modernized nukes? Biden for prez? Who best to replace Reid?

E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post writes Harry Reid vs. the Smooth Deal: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is an acquired taste. It may surprise people outside of his Democratic caucus that many of his colleagues will miss him. But they will. [...]Show More Summary

Bill Maher Criticizes Elton John and 'Far Left'

Bill Maher went after Elton John and other liberal celebrities for boycotting Dolce and Gabbana after the designers controversial comments about "synthetic children" born via in-vitro fertilization. "For folks who take such pride in their love of diversity, liberals increasingly seem to tolerate none in their own ranks. Show More Summary

4’4? Weightlifting Dwarf Finds Love With 6’3? Transgender

At 4’4?, Anton Kraft is a record-holding weight lifter. As the only man in the world to lift four times his own body weight, Anton Kraft is pound-for-pound the strongest man in the world. The 4’4? dwarf, who resides in Florida, has lifted as much as 36 stone. With women, he is no less ambitious. [...]

Clinton email dustup latest in 'delete, erase' era of gov't

The current dust-up over access to Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails as secretary of state is causing historians and government record-keepers to take stock of what may be a best-of-times, worst-of-times moment for saving government records. Add...Show More Summary

Obama to attend opening of Institute honoring Sen. Kennedy

BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain are among the guests scheduled to pay tribute to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy at the formal dedication of an institute named for himShow More Summary

Republicans Are Attacking Climate Change Science by Comparing It to Religion

Republicans struggle to find a convincing reason not to take action on climate change, so they tend to recycle excuses. In the 2014 election, one line in particular caught on—the two top Republ

Open Thread - Beware Killer Rabbits!

The Killer Bunny clip from Monty Python and the Holy Grail seems perfect for Holy [Hand Grenade] Week. Open thread below...

4-Year-Old Girl Boards 3AM Bus In Search Of A Slushie

The Philadelphia child didn’t care that it was the middle of the night. She left her house and took a bus to where she could get a slushie. The strawberry blond tike, dressed in a purple raincoat and pajama pants, surprised passengers and the bus driver when she climbed aboard the early morning ride. “I [...]

Open thread for night owls: The growing progressive movement to save public education

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Ruth Conniff at The Progressive writes The Growing Progressive Movement to Save Public Education. An excerpt: All over the country, a growing movement of parents, teachers, and students is rising up against over-testing, school closings,...Show More Summary

Late Night FDL: The Invisible Parade

Tom DeLonge - The Invisible Parade Ex-Blink 182 member Tom DeLonge has a new solo album on tap...

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Theme Song

In honor of the premiere of HBO's Scientology documentary called "Going Clear," I give you the terriffic theme song from Netflix's own show "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." The series is about how four women are rescued from a doomsday cult...Show More Summary

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Ian Dury And The Blockheads

That's pretty much the gist of the song, reasons to be cheerful. Dury is pretty straightforward here, albeit in a tongue-in-cheek manner. And, sometimes, that's the way you've got to be to get your point across. What are you listening to tonight?

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