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Trump's Miss USA pageant gets thrown a lifeline by conservative media owner

Friends in low places. Don't you worry, ya losers, Donald Trump and the world's most prominent platform for job-related swimsuit competitions will land on their feet. With a little help from their friends. On Thursday, the relatively...Show More Summary

Tips For Talking To Your Family About The ACA This July 4th

The HHS has produced a hilarious set of talking points for those of us facing our own crazy Uncle Liberty™ (h/t driftglass) at the picnic before fireworks. This one is my favorite: You should be prepared when Aunt Janine says something...Show More Summary

Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the...Show More Summary

The "polluter protection bill" needs to be dropped in the dustbin

And then both should be incinerated and the ashes buried in a lined pit: The bill would, among other things, reduce the number of air-quality monitors in the state, relax the protection of intermittent streams from development and eliminate the financing for recycling of old computers and TVs. Show More Summary

Who will be Charlotte's next mayor?

The candidates running for mayor in Charlotte are campaigning hard and so far only one has gone negative with a push poll. Jennifer Roberts conducted a poll with negative, leading questions about the other Democrats in the race. Her team claims it isn't a push poll because it isn't close enough to the September primary, and it isn't a large enough sample.

Live TV News Crews Robbed At Gunpoint In San Francisco

This is pretty wild even for San Francisco. While reporting on a deadly shooting at San Francisco’s Pier 14, two television news crews were robbed at gunpoint on Thursday morning. As KTVU reporter Cara Liu was about to deliver a live...Show More Summary

Cops Catch Suspect in Marsh Using Camera Drone

A Wisconsin man, arrested after police in Middleton used a drone-mounted camera to search a marsh area where he was hiding, was charged Wednesday with stealing a car, robbing a convenience store and fleeing from police. After the robbery,...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Don't endorse candidates Trumka tells state labor leaders; carbon capture mirage

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Scalia’s poetry slam: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... The Southern heritage that Lost Causers would like us to ignore, by Susan Grigsby The legitimate, though unpopular, case for more politicians in Washington,...Show More Summary

Fox's Megyn Kelly Bedeviled by Satanist

Fox News host Megyn Kelly spoke to Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves about the decision not to erect a statue of Baphomet at the Oklahoma state capitol now that the state Supreme Court ordered the removal of a Ten Commandments monument. Show More Summary

Solar Impulse Plane Lands in Hawaii

Solar Impulse, the airplane powered only by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after making a historic 8,000-kilometer flight across the Pacific from Japan.Pilot Andre Borschberg brought the vehicle gently down onto the runway at Kalaeloa Airport just before 6 a.m. Show More Summary

What Is Wonkette Ramming Down Your Throat This Fourth Of July?

This post originally ran … a different time! But now it is for the Fourth of July, so that you may eat the corn dogs that spring forth from it. Corn dogs. It has come to this, and the devil is dancing tonight! Read more on What Is Wonkette Ramming Down Your Throat This Fourth Of July?…

Fox Yappers Paint Millennials As Lazy Moochers For Wanting Decent Jobs, Healthcare And Education

While discussing an admittedly flawed online poll asking whether or not the Americans responding would consider leaving the United States to go live in another country (with 55 percent of millennials responding in the affirmative due...Show More Summary

South Carolina Officials: Lightning Caused Greeleyville Church Fire

"The cause of the fire was best classified as natural." The post South Carolina Officials: Lightning Caused Greeleyville Church Fire appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Barack Obama’s Terrible, Horrible, Badass, Balls Out Rager Of A Week

Oh look at the White House all BRAGGIN’ and shit. That Nice Time video above was provided to yr Wonkette (and by “provided,” we mean we went to the White House website and copied the embed code) as a way of illustrating how Barack Obama...Show More Summary

Almost 200 years ago, Michigan and Ohio fought a war—and Wisconsin lost

(click to enlarge) In the 1750s, an American physician-cum-botanist named John Mitchell, despite living in Britain at the time and possessing no training as a geographer, nevertheless produced one of the most important maps of the colonial era, on that would ultimately bear his name, the Mitchell Map. Show More Summary

Meeting expectations in an irrational society is the definition of insanity

By Richard Barry I don't mean to be unkind to Jenna Johnson, a writer for the Washington Post, and there really is no need to be as she is simply following convention when she writes about Bernie Sanders and the things he advocates for on the campaign trail, most recently in Madison, Wisconsin. Show More Summary

Thiessen Says White Liberals Have Made The Confederate Flag Racist

Marc Thiessen, a former speech writer for Bush 43, weighed in on the cancellation of The Dukes of Hazzard on TV Land. It's not at all surprising that he was as outraged as every other racist on the Right about the call to take down that flag. Show More Summary

BP 'Got Off Cheaply' With $18.7 Billion Settlement

The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that the United States, together with several state and hundreds of local governments, had reached a settlement for all remaining civil claims arising from the April 20, 2010, BP Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 men and set off the largest...

6 Burning Questions About Oregon's Newly Legal Marijuana

At the stroke of midnight on July 1, recreational marijuana became legal in the state of Oregon. Thanks to Measure 91, passed by voters last November, the Beaver State now joins Washington, Colorado, Alaska and the District of Columbia as the only U.S. jurisdictions where cannabis users can toke up...

Fox News Hosts Of 'Outnumbered' Praise Donald Trump's Racist Mexican Remarks

Three of the four girls hosting Fox News' #Outnumbered today defended Donald Trump's offensive anti-Mexican remarks this morning and actually praised him for bringing up a topic that's important for the 2016 presidential race. Yea, because...Show More Summary

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