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Fact-Checking the GOP's Deceptive Planned Parenthood Hearing

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing into the undercover sting videos that allegedly show Planned Parenthood employees selling fetal parts in violation of federal law. The videos, which are the work of a secretive anti-abortion group, have been heavily and deceptively edited. Show More Summary

Sorry, Republicans: The Donald's surge ain't remotely done yet

Donald Trump is sure he knows everything, even though he's more like a Know-Nothing. He started his campaign by taking Republican minority outreach and nuking it beyond recognition. He insulted Senator John McCain, patron saint of the tire-swingin' press. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Has A New Plan To Combat Big Money In Politics

Critics say the plan could go further, and point to Clinton's own use of the super PACs and mega-donors the plan would crack down on. The post Hillary Clinton Has A New Plan To Combat Big Money In Politics appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Rand Paul tells Indians to assimilate. When have we heard that before?

C'mon. He just has Indians' best interests at heart. Last Wednesday in a radio interview on the The Laura Ingraham Show, presidential candidate Rand Paul said American Indians “don’t do very well because there’s been a lack of assimilation." Simon Moya-Smith writes: “I think assimilation is an amazing thing. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

We're back to the LIVE format this morning, which of course means that we don't really know what will happen. Besides the part where we say we don't know what will happen, that is. Greg Dworkin is set to help us round up the top headlines,...Show More Summary

What This Fat-Shaming Comedienne Gets Wrong About Obesity

This fat-shaming video started a conversation on assumptions people make about overweight and obese people. The post What This Fat-Shaming Comedienne Gets Wrong About Obesity appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Sunday Talk: Mohammed and the mountain

This week, President Barack Hussein Obama circumvented (the one true) God's authority by changing the name of Mt. McKinley to Denali—the Kenyan word for "black power." By renaming the mountain (America's tallest), Obama had, for allShow More Summary

Ted Cruz Texas tea party delusional speech in under 5 minutes

Ted Cruz appeared as the featured speaker at a Kingwood, Texas, tea party rally. It is in my neck of the woods so I attended after a little prodding. Actually I did not need much prodding as I really, really enjoy comedy. Preceding Cruz's...Show More Summary

Cartoon: Obama drills

Apparently, Obama’s “All of the Above” energy policy involves saving the planet while simultaneously trying to kill it. Why else would the president allow a multinational oil corporation to drill for oil in one of the most sensitiveShow More Summary

"A Sad And Shallow Screed": Experts Tear Apart WSJ Op-Ed Denying Health Benefits Of Reducing Smog Pollution

The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed denying the fact that reducing ozone pollution -- the key component of smog -- will result in public health benefits. Medical and environmental experts castigated the op-ed as "completely outside...Show More Summary

Germany Has Taken In 800,000 Refugees. Guess How Many the US Has Taken In?

Germany is set to take in 800,000 refugees by the end of the year. America, a country that won two World Wars, went to the moon, and did "the other things," has taken in, well, far fewer. Quoth the Guardian: The US has admitted approximately 1,500 Syrian refugees since the beginning of the civil war there in 2011, mostly within the last fiscal year. Show More Summary

Anti-Clinton Author Robert Morrow Posted Bizarre Sexual Writings About Clintons, Wished Death On Hillary

Robert Morrow is the co-author of the forthcoming book The Clintons' War on Women with former top Donald Trump aide Roger Stone. Morrow has wished death on Hillary Clinton and been visited by the Secret Service; posted bizarre sexual...Show More Summary

Huckabee Is Now The Holy Abortion Crusader

I'm more or less at the point where I'm no longer all that concerned about alienating friends over the Republican party's newfound zeal for crawling into women's bodies and telling them what they can and cannot do with it. It's the first...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz thinks parental leave is a nice idea, but shouldn't be law

He's all heart. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will not be out-wingnutted in this race to the 19th century that we're calling the Republican presidential campaign. Of course he's not going to support modern things like parental leave laws. "I think maternity leave and paternity leave are wonderful things. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Thinks Employers Should Be Allowed To Deny Their Employees Paid Family Leave

He said he values paid leave but that the government "shouldn't be in the business of mandating" it. The post Ted Cruz Thinks Employers Should Be Allowed To Deny Their Employees Paid Family Leave appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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