I was halfway there to liking "About A Boy," the new NBC comedy, before I'd even seen it. After all, the original movie was a charmer, based on the Nick Hornby book and featuring Hugh Grant as Will, playing against type as a self-absorbed...Show More Summary
For this first time since taking office, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a net negative approval rating in the Farleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll, with just 41 percent of New Jersey adults saying they approve of his job...Show More Summary
Despite claims that the road is necessary for medical reasons, special interests like the seafood industry stand to benefit from its construction -- and have given generously to Sen. Murkowski and her PAC. The post Who’s Behind Alaska’s ‘Road To Nowhere’? appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Having women in movies actually can help them make money. The post How Movies Left Out Women And People Of Color In 2013 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Online harassment is even more harmful than traditional forms of bullying. The post STUDY: Kids Who Are Cyberbullied Are 3 Times More Likely To Contemplate Suicide appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Once again, getting between women, their bodies, and their doctors, Colorado Republicans want to make providing women with emergency contraception a felony. HB 14-1133 defines a fetus as an “unborn human being” upon the moment of fertilization, and forbids doctors from prescribing any medication or performing any procedure that could result in the “termination of […]
Longtime ESPN SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott, 48, has been fighting cancer since 2007, as detailed in today's New York Times. He has undergone 58 infusions of chemotherapy and two recurrences of cancer, using MMA and cross-training workouts to keep his energy up. Show More Summary
Florida is working hard these days to make itself a case study argument in favor of abolishing the death penalty. In a state that has seen more innocent people exonerated from death row than any other in the country, lawmakers last year passed legislation to try to speed up the pace of executions. Show More Summary
Despite mounting evidence that low minimum wages put pressure on government finances through the need for expanded safety net programs, over the past year, evening news programs on four major broadcast networks -- ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS -- have been largely silent about the public cost of low wages. Show More Summary
Doctors could face up to 12 years in prison and a $750,000 fine for providing abortion and emergency contraceptive services. The post Colorado Is Considering A Bill To Ban All Abortions And Send Doctors To Prison appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The woman was being treated by a New Jersey beautician in a Manhattan hotel room. The beautician left after 911 was called. Tamira Mobley, 28, has been charged with manslaughter and assault in the death of Tamara Blaine, 22, who died July 8 after a rendezvous with Mobley for an illegal bottom-boosting procedure at the […]
An interesting map of just how far the Malaysian Air flight could have flown - Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia...
Televangelist Pat Robertson warned a viewer on Tuesday that watching horror entertainment shows like The Walking Dead or pornography could allow "demons" to wreck her car. "I was watching a horror movie the other day of the recommendation of others," a viewer explained in a letter to The 700 Club. Show More Summary
ATTEMPTING to reach young people on health care, President Obama jumped into a genre no other president has tried before. […] The post Obama with Zach Galifianakis, the First Cringe-Humor Interview appeared first on Taylor Marsh.
Does anyone think Obama would be doing this if the rollout went well, the law was popular, and exchange sign ups were well ahead of expectations at this point? This is not a plan A, it is more of a Hail Mary.
Various versions of this latest news are being reported. But I'm going mainly off the live report broadcast over CNN a short while ago. In brief, it seems the story of that missing Malaysian jet disappearance is dramatically different...Show More Summary
ATTEMPTING to reach young people on health care, President Obama jumped into a genre no other president has tried before. […] The post Obama and Zach, the First Cringe-Humor Interview appeared first on Taylor Marsh.
St. Petersburg, FL—the site of today's special election Polls close at 7 PM ET in Florida's 13th Congressional District, one of the nation's most closely divided House seats. This district, in Pinellas County on Florida's Gulf Coast, became vacant after longtime Republican Rep. Show More Summary
As Bill laid out this morning, today is a key moment in the timeline of the investigation of the political ramifications of the sudden lane closures and 5-day traffic chaos last September. This morning, as the proceeding began, Judge Mary Jacobson called it what most New Jerseyans do by now: "the Bridgegate controversy". Show More Summary
President Barack Obama sat down with Zach Galfianakis on the actor's Funny or Die series Between Two Ferns. "Is it going to be hard when you're no longer president and people stop letting you win at basketball?" Galfianakis asked. Some commenters must not have seen the show before. Show More Summary