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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Republican Tom Foley blames workers for plant closure

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • CT-Gov: Whoa, this is just nuts. Tom Foley, the frontrunner for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in Connecticut,...Show More Summary

Boehner Hits Obama For Not Taking Executive Action One Day After Slamming Administration With Lawsuit

House Republicans say that the President can fix the border situation "without the need for congressional action." The post Boehner Hits Obama For Not Taking Executive Action One Day After Slamming Administration With Lawsuit appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Hillary Clinton’s cynical religion

Why everyone should be troubled by Hillary Clinton's claim that her most influential book is the Bible.

Watch: UN Agency Spokesman Breaks Down In Tears While Talking About Gaza School Bombing

United Nations Relief Works Agency spokesman Chris Gunness has been talking to media outlets around the world about the situation in Gaza, "advocating passionately," as he puts it, "for Palestine refugees to enjoy all their rights to...Show More Summary

Katy Perry Should Talk To Questlove About Cultural Appropriation

Because there is a huge spectrum of attire and behavior between “things that are racist” and “things that are just baseball and hot dogs.” The post Katy Perry Should Talk To Questlove About Cultural Appropriation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

U.N. Spokesman Breaks Down Sobbing On Live TV Over Palestinian Children Killed In Shelling

Watch the emotional moment. The post U.N. Spokesman Breaks Down Sobbing On Live TV Over Palestinian Children Killed In Shelling appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How The National Rifle Association Misappropriates The Holocaust

The National Rifle Association has once again drawn condemnation from a Jewish group after one of its lobbyists invoked the Holocaust to attack a Washington state ballot initiative to expand background checks on gun sales. Despite regular...Show More Summary

Senator Denies Climate Change On Senate Floor And Gets A Science Lesson From His Colleague

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) blocked a Senate resolution that would have simply stated that climate change is real, citing various reasons and conspiracies. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) provided a thorough debunking. The post Senator Denies Climate Change On Senate Floor And Gets A Science Lesson From His Colleague appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Men Shouldn’t Hit Women, But Not For the Reason Mika Brzezinski Thinks

ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith got more than he bargained for when he said on Friday that women should avoid provoking men into domestic violence. Since then, Smith abandoned his fervent defense of those remarks in favor of a fairly abject apology, but along the way, picked up a defender in The View‘s Whoopi Goldberg, [...]

Sarah Palin's Channel Looks A Lot Like Tina Fey's

It's here, just like Tina Fey advertised all those years ago! Lock your doors and arm yourselves. Sarah Palin has a television channel. Sarah Palin is returning to her roots in low-budget television—but this time, she's on the web, the focus is American politics, and she owns the network. Show More Summary

What Minority Is Rand Paul, Again?

Rand Paul is making the play for the black voters these days, ostensibly by appearing at their meetings and claiming some sort of kinship with them. Wonkette: So that’s Rand Paul up there, speaking to the Urban League today as part of his continuing efforts at minority outreach. Show More Summary

Republican mayor in North Carolina warns GOP over Medicaid fallout

Mayor Adam O'Neal of Bellhaven, NC, speaks at an event with at the Greater Prince William Community Health Center in Woodbridge, VA, on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The Republican mayor of Belhaven, NC, is on a 273 mile walk to draw attention to health care, rural hospitals, and Medicaid expansion. Show More Summary

BuzzFeed Editor Fired After 41 Instances Of Plagiarism Found

The results of BuzzFeed’s internal review are back and they aren’t pretty. In a post entitled “An Apology to Our Readers”, BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith disclosed that after reviewing 500 posts from one of BuzzFeed’s leading reporters, Benny Johnson, Smith and others discovered “41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other [...]

It’s not soft-porn if you’re British (video)

Those crazy naked rower boys from the University of Warwick are back fighting homophobia with a vengeance.

Video Shows Cop Ticketing Homeless Veteran For Sleeping In His Vehicle

Cities across the country have begun p The post Video Shows Cop Ticketing Homeless Veteran For Sleeping In His Vehicle appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Famous Calendar Recognizes This Model Is Sexy, Is Now Only About 15 Years Behind Popular Taste

The Pirelli Calendar decides curvy women are sexy, joins the rest of humanity. The post Famous Calendar Recognizes This Model Is Sexy, Is Now Only About 15 Years Behind Popular Taste appeared first on ThinkProgress.

DeGrasse High: Neil deGrasse Tyson Kicks Liberal And Conservative Ass On ‘Real Time’

Conservatives hate Neil deGrasse Tyson because he’s smarter than them, but on this week’s Real Time, the Cosmos host also proved he’s smarter than liberals, too. The National Review‘s cover story this week features an article on the irrepressible astrophysicist headlined “Smarter Than Thou,” penned by Charles C.W. Cooke. To save you some time and [...]

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