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From the delegates: It's time for a woman

Democratic National Convention live updates: Dozens cited for disorderly conduct outside as Hillary Clinton is booed inside July 25, 2016, 4:58 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth...

Update on: Democratic National Convention live updates: Dozens cited for disorderly conduct outside as Hillary Clinton is booed inside

Democratic National Convention live updates: Dozens cited for disorderly conduct outside as Hillary Clinton is booed inside July 25, 2016, 4:58 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth...

Senate candidate Rep. Loretta Sanchez crashes stage at the Democratic National Convention

Updates on California politics: Podcast preview of state Democrats in Philadelphia, Sanchez takes aim at Obama's Senate endorsement July 25, 2016, 4:35 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: California Democrats...

Meah Collins, 16, is hanging tough at U.S. Open of Surfing

Meah Collins woke up at 4:30 a.m. on Monday and was too nervous to eat.  A short trip from her home in Newport Beach to Huntington Beach brought her to a big opportunity, with straightforward stakes: Finish first among four surfers in a heat and qualify for her first Women’s Championship Tour event....

Are You the Sexiest Vegan Over 50?

After reading the contest guidelines, fill out the form for a chance to be named PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 for 2016! The post Are You the Sexiest Vegan Over 50? appeared first on PETA.

Young immigrant Dreamer Astrid Silva to take convention stage as the face of a new generation of Democratic leadership

Not long ago, young immigrant Astrid Silva was at home in Las Vegas, writing heartfelt letters concerning her fears about being in the country illegally to someone who became an unlikely pen pal — her home-state senator, Harry Reid. She never expected that one of the most powerful men in Washington...

Netflix Cartoon Mocks Pro-Life People with Song “Get Dat Fetus, Kill Dat Fetus”

The third season of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman – a cartoon about a beloved sitcom horse from the 1990’s and his life twenty years later – is out and the usual liberal issues are quickly worked into the dark animated series’ episodes. For example, Episode 2, “The BoJack Horseman Show,” shows BoJack fundraising for 2008 Democrat […]

Abortion Activists That Trashed Pro-Life Billboard With Swastikas Vandalize It a 3rd Time

A Canadian pro-life group is struggling to keep its pro-life billboard on display this month after vandals attacked it for a third time with spray paint. The pro-life billboard by the Kelowna Right to Life Society shows pictures of a puppy and an unborn child at about 12 weeks gestation, along with the words: “Kill […]

Chinese Scientists Look to Cure Lung Cancer With Genetic Engineering

There is a new tool in the biotechnology tool belt that may revolutionize the way medicine treats a host of diseases. It is called CRISPR-Cas9. CRISPR uses a bacterial enzyme to precisely edit DNA, and scientists all over the world are using it to transform cells in hopes that one day these genetically-altered cells may […]

Democratic Convention Day One Thread

Instead of doing Questions of the Day during the conventions, I'm going to be posting Convention Threads, since the big speeches happen in the evenings, and I thought we might all want a place to discuss.Obviously, everything is going...Show More Summary

The WNBA’s Black Lives Matter Protest Has Set a New Standard for Sports Activism

This month, the WNBA has become the site of one of the most united, persistent political statements in sports history. In recent weeks, entire teams and their owners have come out in support of the Black Live Matters movement, and their...Show More Summary

Democrats Adopt National Platform Forcing Americans to Pay for Free Abortions

While Republican adopted what has been described as the most pro-life platform ever, Democrats today approved a national platform that calls for forcing Americans to pay for free abortions for women. The proposed Democratic Party platform this year is more extreme than it has ever been, calling for taxpayer funding of abortion and a repeal […]

Remember the Unitary Executive Theory? The GOP Platform Didn’t.

The Republican platform contains a fascinating sleeper provision. It proposes to “transform the EPA into an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.” What makes this proposal so interesting is that it violates what used to be a core tenet of conservative belief: the unitary executive doctrine. Show More Summary

This man was very happy about getting arrested at the DNC

Live from the 2016 Democratic convention: Hillary Clinton's name repeatedly booed, dozens arrested outside July 25, 2016, 3:27 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention starts today in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren,...

Court says Obamacare birth control option may violate Catholics' rights, even if they don't use it

The Affordable Care Act continues to provide an opportunity for religious zealots to complain that someone, somewhere, might be doing something of which they disapprove. Another such case advancing through the courts is that of Missouri State Rep. Paul Wieland and his wife, Teresa, who assert that...

Update on: Live from the 2016 Democratic convention: Hillary Clinton's name repeatedly booed, dozens arrested outside

Live from the 2016 Democratic convention: Hillary Clinton's name repeatedly booed, dozens arrested outside July 25, 2016, 3:27 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention starts today in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren,...

Scenes from inside the convention hall

Live from the 2016 Democratic convention: Hillary Clinton's name repeatedly booed, dozens arrested outside July 25, 2016, 3:27 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention starts today in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren,...

Nintendo stock tanks after 'Pokemon Go' investors realize company doesn't own game

In response to the ubiquity of “Pokemon Go,” investors immediately began snatching up Nintendo stock like, well, Pokemon, probably because the company is most closely associated with the game from its original conception as a cartridge game for Game Boy. Since July 6, when the game was released...

Trump's opposition research firm: Russia's intelligence agencies

As a lifelong Republican; I don’t much care who runs the Democratic National Committee. But I am deeply disturbed by the way that Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign as the DNC head  over the weekend.  WikiLeaks released  20,000 stolen emails revealing  a clear, if unsurprising, preference...

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