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Caitlyn Jenner Makes Her Debut, and Anti-Transgender Bigots Go Nuts

Olympic gold medal decathlete and reality show star formerly known as Bruce Jenner has transitioned to living her life as a woman, Caitlyn Jenner. As I've discussed many times before, anti-gay bigots and homophobes tend to have a hierarchy within the LGBT community, at the top of which are lesbians, and at the bottom of which are transgender people. Show More Summary

House members seek to put Harriet Tubman on money

A bipartisan group of House members introduced a bill Tuesday that would require the Treasury Department to put abolitionist Harriett Tubman’s portrait on U.S. currency by the end of 2017. Click to Continue »

AL SENATE VOTES TO END MARRIAGE LICENSES: The Alabama Senate has voted 22-3 to scrap the State’s iss…

AL SENATE VOTES TO END MARRIAGE LICENSES: The Alabama Senate has voted 22-3 to scrap the State’s issuance of all marriage licenses. The bill, SB 377, would transform marriage into a contract, rather than a license, and would not require a marriage ceremony to be valid. The purpose? Presumably, by taking the State out of […]

WaPo's Clinton Foundation Take: Doing Well By Doing Good

So it seems the Washington Post's big take on the whole Clinton Foundation saga has arrived, written by David Fahrenthold, Tom Hamburger and Rosalind Helderman. And at least, unlike the...

"In the beginning of it all, Bill Clinton was feeling unfulfilled."

"In the months after he left the White House in 2001, he was living at his family’s new home in Chappaqua, N.Y. His wife was in the Senate. His daughter was away, first at Stanford, then at Oxford. The former president stewed about leftover legal bills and bad press over a last-minute pardon scandal. Show More Summary

Fox's Geraldo Rivera: "Stop, Question, And Frisk" Is The Only Way To End The Civil War In The "Black Ghettos Of America"

From the June 2 edition of Fox News' The Five: Previously: Fox's Geraldo Rivera: The Freddie Gray Case Will Mark "The Decline Into Irrelevancy Of The Modern Civil Rights Movement" How Geraldo Rivera And Fox News Botched The Story InShow More Summary

Site of Clinton rally overseen by Democratic donors

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will hold her first big presidential campaign rally June 13 at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, located on the aptly named Roosevelt Island in New York City. The park’s board members might be hard-pressed to have it any other way: Many have given money to Clinton and…

Senate roll call vote on surveillance bill

The 67-32 roll call Tuesday by which the Senate passed a bill to remake the National Security Agency's surveillance program and revive other parts of the post-Sept. 11 Patriot Act. Voting yes were 43 Democrats, 23 Republicans and 1 independent. Voting...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren's "Most Watched" Video Is Absolutely Fantastic

Last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren participated in a conference hosted by tech website Re/Code, where she was asked a policy question about infrastructure spending. What followed was an incredibly powerful response that touched upon...Show More Summary

Chris Hughes, Publisher of The New Republic, to Hold a Fund-Raiser for Hillary Clinton

Chris Hughes, the publisher of The New Republic, and his husband, Sean Eldridge, will hold a fund-raiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, two people briefed on the invitation said.

MEET THE MAN TRYING TO GET RID OF “ONE MAN, ONE VOTE” IN THE SUPREME COURT. Predictably, Talking …

MEET THE MAN TRYING TO GET RID OF “ONE MAN, ONE VOTE” IN THE SUPREME COURT. Predictably, Talking Points Memo isn’t enthused. But really, limiting the pool to eligible voters and not counting illegals for purposes of redistricting isn’t really a challenge to the logic of Baker v. Carr, but rather an application of that […]

A Century Later: African-American, Jewish WWI Vets Granted Medal of Honor

Finally, an egregious wrong has been righted. To recap: Two World War I veterans, Private Henry Lincoln Johnson and Sergeant William Shemin, were...

What The Media Should Know About Walt Heyer And "Transition Regrets"

A popular right-wing activist with extreme, discredited views about LGBT people is making the media rounds to talk about Caitlyn Jenner, peddling the myth that many transgender people end up regretting transitioning. Walt Heyer, contributor...Show More Summary

NSA Program to Collect Phone Records Ends

The National Security Agency will lose the ability to collect and store virtually all of American phone records, after the U.S. Senate voted 67-32 Tuesday to reform the secret intelligence collection programs revealed in 2013 by Edward Snowden. The Senate voted to pass a compromise version of the USA Freedom Act, a bill that has…

Mike Huckabee Says He Wishes He Could've Been Transgender in High School So He Could Shower With Girls

If you watch the video below, you'll see that GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee actually thinks this bizarre and incredibly creepy remark is funny, instead of desperately weird. If he "could have felt like a woman," the Republican former Arkansas governor joked earlier this year, then he could have seen...

Freshman congressman seeks pay raise, respect for federal employees

Although he’s probably better known as a car salesman than a congressman, Don Beyer’s roots run deep among federal employees. A Democrat representing Northern Virginia’s 8th Congressional District, Beyer has been in Congress only about six months, so the “Rep.” before his name might not be as well known yet as the car dealerships that carry […]

The White House Hosts a Forum on Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Today, the White House hosted a forum on combating drug-resistant bacteria and enhancing good antibiotic stewardship. The gathering today was an effort to engage in a discussion on the dangers of the overuse of antibiotics, and follows...Show More Summary

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