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Top Civil Servant 'Secretly Runs Government' Says Gove's Former Aide

The government is secretly being run by a senior civil servant, according to claims by Michael Gove's ex aide Dominic Cummings. Sir Jeremy Haywood, who was Tony Blair’s principle private secretary between 1999 and 2003 is said to have Prime Minister David Cameron "by the balls", according to Cummings. Show More Summary

The Gambia Will Now Punish Homosexuality With Life In Prison

"Serial offenders" of "aggravated homosexuality" could now face life in prison in The Gambia. The post The Gambia Will Now Punish Homosexuality With Life In Prison appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A Neo-Confederate in Nevada's Capitol

A local newspaper uncovers racist and homophobic writings by a top state legislator.

At UN, Europeans Gang up on El Salvador on Question of Abortion

(United Nations) - El Salvador is currently undergoing something the UN calls the Universal Periodic Review, a fairly new human rights process that looks at countries’ implementation of various human rights treaties. And even thoughShow More Summary

The Facebook Of Real Estate Allegedly Forced Workers To Skip Meals And Work Without Pay

The top online real estate website is facing a $5 million class action lawsuit for intimidating employees to skip meals and work long hours without pay. The post The Facebook Of Real Estate Allegedly Forced Workers To Skip Meals And Work Without Pay appeared first on ThinkProgress.

GOP Mean Girls Stamp Their Feet, File Obamacare Lawsuit

Who knows what will happen, since the Republicans have done such a good job of seeding the judiciary with activist judges who care more about politics than law? But it's still entertaining to see what Mean Girls the Republicans are: WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

House GOP Sues Administration Over Health Care Law

(WASHINGTON) — House Republicans have sued the Obama administration over steps President Barack Obama took to put his health law into place. The lawmakers say the president overstepped his legal authority. The lawsuit was filed Friday against the departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury. Republicans voted earlier this year to sue Obama…

Obama Administration Releases First Yemeni Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in Years

Five prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay prison were released and resettled in Georgia and Slovakia. The released prisoners included four Yemenis, marking the first time since 2010 that Yemenis cleared for release were set free.

Republican Political Consultant Arrested For Impersonating A Cop

27-year-old Kyle P. Adams, a political consultant and former head of the Hampton Republican Party in Newport News, Virginia, was charged on Wednesday with several crimes related to impersonating a police officer. The charges of two counts of impersonating a police officer, two counts of abduction, and two counts of use of a firearm in [...]

Did The State Board Of Higher Education Break Open Meeting Laws?

According to records from the Attorney General’s office, the North Dakota University System has broken open records and open meetings laws no fewer than 17 times since 2010. According to the AG’s office in the next few days they’ll be issuing an opinion on my complaint over a meeting earlier this year in which they sent...

Communists Hand Out Leaflets at SLU: “TAKE AMERIKKKA IF THE MURDERING PIG WALKS”

The Communist Party USA handed out leaflets at Saint Louis University on Wednesday. The Communists urged students to “take AmeriKKKa if the murdering pig walks.” Communist groups have been protesting in Ferguson since August. Hardcore leftists and Communists confronted police … Continue reading ?

What Immigrants Need To Do Next

It will be a while before the new program is implemented, and of course people like Lindsey Graham will do everything in their power to defund and otherwise obstruct it. But for many people across America, this is a major burden lifted: LOS...Show More Summary

India, China, And Other Developing Countries Agree To Talks To Phase Out A Potent Greenhouse Gas

Those two countries and a host of other developing nations had opposed discussing hydrofluorocarbons under the Montreal Protocol, but agreed to "informal discussions" this week. The post India, China, And Other Developing Countries Agree To Talks To Phase Out A Potent Greenhouse Gas appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Anonymous Says They've Linked Darren Wilson To KKK 'Ghoul Squad'

The KKK's Ghoul Squad is a kind of auxiliary group for Klan supporters who have jobs that would be at risk if their support was known. Obviously, if Anonymous proves Darren Wilson was a member, it will be explosive. But they haven'tShow More Summary

Brooke Shields' Grandfather Paid to Abort Her

When Brooke Shields’ mother was pregnant with her, her father’s father tried to persuade her to have an abortion, Shields reveals in a new book. Her grandfather “discreetly slid her an envelope and asked her to take care of the ‘situation.’”...Show More Summary

Bold Steps Towards a Better America

Last night, President Obama took a bold step worthy of a great President and invited 5 million immigrants to "come out of the shadows." Hopefully, once the new Congress is sworn in, he'll be equally courageous in vetoing the bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Show More Summary

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