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Judge Rejects Quarantine For Kaci Hickox

The Maine nurse who is battling Governor Paul LePage has the support of the court. A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Now read this:Rep. Paul Broun: Obama And ‘Incompetent Boob’ [...]

Will Durst: We Burn Witches, Don’t We?

In which our intrepid correspondent offers up a Second Amendment solution to the Ebola crisis. Now read this:African Boys Attacked At NY School, Called ‘Ebola’ (Oct 27, 2014) Restaurant Owner Changes Name Over Ebola Fears (Oct 27, 2014) Ebola Nurse Released (Oct 27, 2014) Conservatives Link Ebola Scare To Undocumented Immigrants (Oct 26, 2014) White [...]

Obamacare’s Second Open Enrollment Period Is Coming Up, But Millions Of People Have No Idea

Uninsured Americans are in the dark about their coverage options. The post Obamacare’s Second Open Enrollment Period Is Coming Up, But Millions Of People Have No Idea appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Halloween Open Thread

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

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NASA Bombshell: Global Groundwater Crisis Threatens Our Food Supplies And Our Security

We are rapidly depleting many of the world's most important aquifers. NASA reports, "Nearly all of these underlie the word’s great agricultural regions and are primarily responsible for their high productivity." Further declines threaten both our food supplies and our security. Show More Summary

In Kentucky, Miners Are ‘Pro-Coal, Pro-Grimes’

“I understand coal companies have to make money. They don’t have to make it all." The post In Kentucky, Miners Are ‘Pro-Coal, Pro-Grimes’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Ohio May Disenfranchise Voters For Technical Errors

"This is no different from Jim Crow, it's just a new form of it." The post Ohio May Disenfranchise Voters For Technical Errors appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Analysis: Estimating the Size of D.C. Marijuana Market

With people of D.C. set to vote to legalize the possession and home cultivation of marijuana on Tuesday, and the Council already working on a tax and regulate bill, an important question is just how big will this market be. What is the...Show More Summary

'I am not a scientist' is shorthand for 'David Koch doesn't want me to answer that'

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A good New York Times read on what Republicans get from their curious new climate-denier talking point "I am not a scientist." Short answer, they get to run away from the question. Jon A. Krosnick, who conducts polls on public attitudes on climate change at Stanford, finds the phrase perplexing. Show More Summary

ORSen: Kochs drop $200k against Merkley

Even as Monica Wehby circles the drain, the Koch Brothers can't resist one more parting shot before they slither away, via their American Future Fund. AFF is bankrolled by the Koch boys. The two have dropped $200k on a new anti-Merkley ad, because apparently they can't think of anything nice to say about Monica Wehby. Show More Summary

Rush Limbaugh Applauds Joni Ernst For Refusing Mainstream Media Interviews

From the October 31st edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: MSNBC's Maddow Highlights Criticism Of GOP Senate Candidate Joni Ernst After She Snubs Largest Iowa Newspapers After Dodging Iowa Press, Joni Ernst Retreats To Fox News Ernst, Grimes And When Newspaper Editorial Meetings Matter To The D.C. Press

Would-Be Groom Storms Out Of Wedding Photo Shoot When Bride Shows Up With ‘Old Face’

The Chinese groom abandoned his bride when she showed up at a pre-wedding photo shoot looking as though she were 70, testing him to see if he’d still love her. Things quickly turned sour when the would-be-bride arrived on Dongmen Old Street in Shenzhen wearing an ‘old face’. A heated argument between the couple ensued, to [...]

Apple CEO Tim Cook: I'm Proud to Be Gay

Apple CEO Tim Cook has become the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to come out about being gay, writing a commentary for Bloomberg Business Week with the revelation. "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now. Show More Summary

Millennials Have Landlines? Sure They Do.

I don't know one young person who falls into that generational category we call Millennials who has a landline anymore. Hell, I don't know anyone under the age of 55 who has a landline they use reliably. I have one just so every pollster who calls me can go to voicemail, and that's about it. Show More Summary

Vincent Price on the Muppet Show Halloween special (video)

In honor of the spolls showing the Dems handily losing the US Senate to the Republicans, here's a real horror.

What Conservative Media Miss In Coverage Of Controversial Time Teacher Story

Rushing to defend a recent Time magazine article critical of teacher tenure, several conservative media outlets neglected to discuss what is at the core of a major backlash against the article: due process. Time's November 3 cover story,...Show More Summary

Homelessness Is Falling — But Not Fast Enough

Homelessness dropped 2 percent compared to last year, but there are still 578,424 people without housing on a given night. The post Homelessness Is Falling — But Not Fast Enough appeared first on ThinkProgress.

China Bans Halloween Costumes On Beijing Subway

Beijing police have banned Halloween costumes and make-up in the city’s subway system, and have warned that violators could face arrest, Reuters reported Friday, citing a state-run newspaper. The news of the ban comes ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, summit scheduled to take place in the city next month. Authorities are concerned [...]

Are GOP Donors Going to Get Anything In Return For Their Millions?

21 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

If you're a liberal zillionaire who contributed lots of money this year to prevent a Republican takeover of the Senate, on Tuesday you're probably going to be pretty unhappy. Which is why, Ken Vogel of Politico reports, the people who...Show More Summary

What A Republican-Controlled Senate Would Mean For The Climate

A Senate majority would give the GOP lots of small avenues to undercut climate policy, and one big potential lever of President Obama's veto pen. The post What A Republican-Controlled Senate Would Mean For The Climate appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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