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  • If You Live In One Of These States, You're Probably Really Sick Of Campaign Ads

    2 October 2014, 8:05 am

    This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Editor’s note: The Center for Public Integrity is tracking political advertising in races for the…
  • California Prison Reform's Biggest Backer Is Also Friends With Karl Rove

    2 October 2014, 7:32 am

    Thousands of California prisoners could be released if state voters pass a referendum downgrading certain non-violent felonies to misdemeanors next month. If that happens, the inmates will owe a debt of gratitude to a conservative multimillionaire named B.…
  • Trey Gowdy Captains Benghazi Investigation As The Anti-Issa

    2 October 2014, 7:30 am

    WASHINGTON -- As he strode into the hearing room in the Capitol Hill visitor's center on Sept. 16, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chair of the special congressional committee investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, made a quick beeline to a member of the crowd.…
  • Jon Stewart Takes On The Secret Service After White House Security Breach

    2 October 2014, 6:28 am

    Prior to resigning on Wednesday, Secret Service director Julia Pierson was called to testify on Capitol Hill about a series of high-profile security breaches.…
  • Islamic State In Iraq Carried Out Mass Executions, Abductions: UN Report

    2 October 2014, 5:04 am

    * Mass executions, abductions by IS deemed war crimes * UN rights chief denounces "staggering array" of abuses * Iraqi air strikes cause "significant civilian deaths" (adds detail, quotes, byline) By Stephanie…
  • China May Be Using Smartphone Apps To Spy On Protesters, U.S. Security Firm Says

    2 October 2014, 3:21 am

    HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said.…
  • Jurors' Note Hints At Conviction In Blackwater Case

    2 October 2014, 12:05 am

    Jurors who have for weeks been deliberating in the murder and manslaughter case against four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors passed a note to the judge on Wednesday that suggested they were leaning toward conviction on at least some counts.
  • Campaign To Draft Elizabeth Warren For President Gears Up

    2 October 2014, 12:04 am

    Ready for Warren, the super PAC formed to draft Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race, is expanding its team and hiring organizers in key presidential states, according to a job posting obtained by msnbc.
  • New Secret Service Head Comes From Comcast

    1 October 2014, 11:48 pm

    The new acting director of the U.S. Secret Service is coming from Comcast.
  • Grand Jury In Ferguson Shooting Investigated For Misconduct

    1 October 2014, 8:47 pm

    Officials in St. Louis County, Missouri, said they are “looking into” allegations of misconduct on the grand jury hearing the case against Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.…
  • We Should Be Protesting, Too

    1 October 2014, 8:47 pm

    This week, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned out to protest China's plan for bringing democracy to that city. Rather than letting voters pick the candidates that get to run for chief executive, Beijing wants the candidates selected by a 1,200…
  • Man Accused Of Taking Unauthorized Pictures Of Senator's Wife Is Indicted

    1 October 2014, 8:43 pm

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges.…
  • Report Identifies 'Weaknesses' At Nuclear Weapons Lab

    1 October 2014, 8:26 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory.…
  • Why Is Mayor de Blasio Breaking Four Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home?

    1 October 2014, 7:43 pm

    Part One -- the Environment…
  • Democrats Cheer Kansas Ruling

    1 October 2014, 7:14 pm

    The chances of Greg Orman defeating Senator Pat Roberts in Kansas just got a whole lot better. A lawsuit which tried to force the Kansas Democratic Party to field a candidate in the race just essentially got laughed out of court, which means there will be no…

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