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Pope Francis Tells Priests To Absolve Women Who Have Had Abortions

Of course, we still have the idea that women should be contrite over having an abortion, but this is a big step. Via Raw Story, another sign of the church softening under Pope Francis: Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon...Show More Summary

KY Clerk Defies SCOTUS, Still Refuses To Issue Marriage License

Ms. Davis now faces fines and contempt of court charges if she holds her ground: A defiant county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme...Show More Summary

Full video confirms that Texas police shot a surrendered Gilbert Flores while he had his hands up

Gilbert Flores just a split second before being shot and killed by police Yesterday we received part of a video that seemed to confirm that a peaceful, surrendering, San Antonio, Texas, man was shot with his hands up. Because we only...Show More Summary

James O'Keefe Targets Clinton Campaign For Legally Selling A T-Shirt

Conservative activist James O'Keefe has once again overpromised and underdelivered. This time, he claims his latest sting operation found Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign breaking the law, when in reality all that happened was...Show More Summary

More Republicans Believe Ted Cruz Was Born In USA Than Obama

A stunning 54 percent of Republican voters also believe the president is a Muslim. The post More Republicans Believe Ted Cruz Was Born In USA Than Obama appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Walker, in office since 25, denies he's a career politician

(AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he's a career politician — even though he has been in elected office since he was 25 years old and first ran for office when he was 22. The 47-year-old Republican presidential contender saidShow More Summary

Trumka: Democratic field 'still wide open,' Biden has time

WASHINGTON (AP) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the Democratic presidential campaign is "still wide open" and Vice President Joe Biden has time to join the field. Trumka, who met privately last week with Biden, said Tuesday at...Show More Summary

244 Immigrants Caught In New Criminal Raid After Feds Banned From Picking Them Up At Jails

The majority of the foreign nationals — or 56 percent — had criminal records that included felony convictions for serious or violent offenses. The post 244 Immigrants Caught In New Criminal Raid After Feds Banned From Picking Them Up At Jails appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Measuring The "Trump Effect" On The GOP Brand For Latino Voters

Journalists should be careful when reporting on the Republican Party's relationship with Hispanic voters not to downplay the potential harm GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump may be inflicting on the party's brand with his anti-immigrant...Show More Summary

Poll: Donald Trump leading because Republicans are still nuts

The Republican base still believes President Obama is a Kenyan Muslim. Because of course they do.

Scott Walker Double Dribbles On Milwaukee Bucks Arena Issue

On Sunday, Scott Walker was on Meet the Press with Chuckles the Toad and the subject of Walker giving a quarter of a billion dollars in corporate welfare to the billionaires that own the Milwaukee Bucks. Walker tried to defend this indefensible...Show More Summary

Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.1.15

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

Marco Rubio says [Democrat] weakened military to pre-[date] levels because [gigantic lie]

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

I bequeath to you the Eternal Republican Talking Point, my child. Use it well, or at least often. We're doing this again, I see. We do it every single election, and now we're doing it again because no matter how powerful our military...Show More Summary

President Obama Calls For Faster Action To Curb Arctic Warming And Climate Change

"The time to heed the critics and the cynics and the deniers is past," Obama said. "Those who want to ignore the science, they are increasingly alone. They’re on their own shrinking island.” The post President Obama Calls For Faster Action To Curb Arctic Warming And Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Key Democrat: Senate will uphold Obama on Iran nuke deal

BALTIMORE (AP) — A key Democrat predicted Tuesday that there will be enough votes in the Senate by week's end to uphold an expected veto by President Barack Obama of a resolution disapproving the Iran nuclear deal. Republicans unanimously...Show More Summary

Shocking New Polls Show Republicans Are Still Morons

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Republicans. Still. After all these years, is our Republicans learning? Nope. We’ve seen the president’s birth certificate, we’ve read endless PolitiFacting, and even the team of private investigators Donald Trump sent to Hawaii four...Show More Summary

Tuesday Twitter roundup

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The Puppetshow's attack on renewable energy leaves no stone unthrown: Wind farm project could disrupt radar used by U.S. Navy. #ncpol http://t.co/L9wwI52DrU pic.twitter.com/h9svJGwNLJ — Carolina Journal (@CarolinaJournal) September 1,...Show More Summary

Tuesday Twitter roundup

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The Puppetshow's attack on renewable energy leaves no stone unthrown: Yes, they are. And they've even got fancy graphics to back up their childish position: Wind farm project could disrupt radar used by U.S. Navy. #ncpol http://t.co/L9wwI52DrU pic.twitter.com/h9svJGwNLJ

Mississippi's Clarion-Ledger Promotes Blogger Who Compares "Abortion 'Doctors' With ISIS"

A "featured blogger" for Mississippi's Clarion-Ledger touted the Center for Medical Progress' (CMP) widely debunked sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood to compare doctors who perform abortions to terror group ISIS. In an August...Show More Summary

Trailblazing Female Sports Journalists Want An End To The TV Booth Mancave

It was a big week for Jessica Mendoza, who became the first woman to work a Major League Baseball broadcast for ESPN. And she did it twice. On August 24, she filled in for Aaron Boone on the network's Cardinals-Diamondbacks game. Sunday night, she replaced suspended analyst Curt Schilling on Sunday Night Baseball's Dodgers-Cubs match-up. Show More Summary

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