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Prince Dies

Prince has passed away at his Paisley Park recording studio Thursday morning, according to TMZ. According to Carver County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud, deputies responded to Paisley Park at 9:43 a.m. on the report of a medical situation. Show More Summary

Midday Open Thread - Bad Lip Reading Does Bernie And Hillary!

In my personal opinion, the Michele Bachmann one still stands as the best ever, but this one is funny too. Open thread below...

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 68: Harry Reid shows what Mitch McConnell's word is worth—nothing

It's Wednesday, April 21, and Day 68 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: no meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 36 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Trump comes out against NC anti-trans law

Either he didn't know the GOP's position, or NC's law is so bad he felt safe rejecting it.

Morning Digest: With just days to go, a new poll has Sestak and McGinty tied in Pennsylvania

Leading Off: ? PA-Sen: It looks like that massive infusion of outside spending from the DSCC, EMILY's List, and labor unions on behalf of Katie McGinty might be paying off. A new Monmouth poll of next week's Democratic primary finds McGinty tied with ex-Rep. Show More Summary

Don't Shoot Portland Trial Day 3: Defense Witnesses Take the Stand

Due to leaving Judge Michael Greenlick’s courtroom early yesterday and arriving late this morning, I missed testimony provided by the state’s witnesses in support of the disorderly conduct charge against Teressa Raiford, founder of local racial justice group Don't Shoot Portland. Show More Summary

The Media's New Theme: Trump Is 'Presidential'

Did you know that all it took for the media to dub Donald Trump as "presidential" was to make one victory speech where he didn't call Senator Cruz, "Lyin' Ted." That's all, really? Trump has flipped the narrative around to, he seemsShow More Summary

Midday open thread: 6th anniversary of BP gulf disaster; Panama Papers spark U.S. probe

Todays comic by Matt Bors is That feel when... • U.S. has launched a criminal inquiry into tax avoidance claims: Preet Bharara, the US attorney for Manhattan, said he had “opened a criminal investigation regarding matters to which the...Show More Summary

Whole Foods Calls Cake Slur Lawsuit a Scam

Whole Foods Market filed a counter suit Tuesday against an Austin, Texas, man who claims he bought a cake from one of the retailer's stores that was topped with a slur against gay people. Jordan Brown filed a lawsuit again Whole Foods after purchasing a cake. Show More Summary

Ben & Jerry Arrested at U.S. Capitol

Ben & Jerry's ice cream company founders were arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Monday amidst the backdrop of protestors chanting "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Citizens United has got to go." Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were arrested by United...Show More Summary

Trump Says He Helped Clear Rubble After 9/11

Donald Trump claimed Monday that he helped clean up rubble at Ground Zero after 9-11. In the same speech where he accidentally referred to 9-11 as 7-11, Trump went on to discuss New York values. As he was telling the story of watching brave people clean up the mess, he interjected that he also helped. Show More Summary

Rep. Peter King: 'I think I'll take cyanide' if Ted Cruz gets the nomination

Republican presidential candidate has been trying valiantly to line up any support whatsoever from his Senate and House colleagues, if only to prove to potential voters that no, not everybody Ted Cruz has ever worked with hates his ever-loving guts. Show More Summary

Trump: We Must Never Forget 7-11

Donald Trump misspoke during a campaign speech when he referred to the September 11 terror attacks as "7-11." "I wrote this out because, and it is very close to my heart, because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen, down on 7-11, down at the world trade center right after it came down," Trump said. Show More Summary

Everybody Loves Raymond's Doris Robert Dies

The six-time Emmy winning actor Doris Roberts, who starred in Everybody Loves Raymond as the title character's mother, died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes Sunday night. She was 90. "Truly the end of era," wrote her Raymond co-star Patricia Heaton on Twitter. Show More Summary

'Confirmation' returns to a watershed moment for the debate over sexual harassment in the workplace

Just recently, both an article at the A.V. Club and an episode of The Next Picture Show podcast debated whether the humor in Robert Altman’s MASH has become so dated as to be offensive. The 1970 film, adapted from Richard Hooker’s novel, is considered...Show More Summary

TV Reporter Helps Man Who Drove Into Flood Waters

A Houston TV reporter was about to do a live report on dangerous flooding in the city when a man drove his car into deep water below a highway underpass right in front of the TV crew. Reporter Steve Campion yelled to the man as his car sank, "Dude, you've got to get out of the car. Show More Summary

Presidential Candidate in Philippines Jokes About Rape

Philippines presidential hopeful Rodrigo Duterte made a spectacularly offensive joke about the gang rape and murder of an Australian missionary that happened in the country in 1989. A YouTube video surfaced of Duterte, who was mayor in the city where it occurred, saying (in translation), "I was angry she was raped, yes that was one thing. Show More Summary

School Officials Paddle 5-Year-Old, Threaten Mom

A video of a 5-year-old boy being prepared to be paddled by two school administrators at a Georgia school has gone viral and reignited the debate at corporal punishment, an Atlanta TV station reported. The mother told the TV station that she was threatened with jail if she intervened. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Joe.My.God.: Apparently, Satanic giants built Stonehenge. (No one know who they were or what they were doing, but they built quite a henge.) Black Youth Project: When your boss complains about your “unprofessional” hair, the problemShow More Summary

Cruz Speaks at New York GOP Gala, No One Listens

Ever been to a school dance where no one would give you the time of day? Ted Cruz lived that moment in a very public way after a crowd of 800 Republicans at a GOP gala Thursday night largely ignored his stump speech. Most guests chatted with others at their dinner table, took selfies or called it a night, reported NBC News. Show More Summary

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