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  • Senate Republicans Filibuster Equal Pay For Women Bill

    15 September 2014, 6:01 pm by: Sahil Kapur

    As expected, Senate Republicans filibustered legislation on Monday aimed at helping women fight for equal pay in the workplace, a vote held by Democrats to attack the GOP ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.…
  • Resigned GOPer: 'Operation Wetback' Wasn't 'Derogatory'

    15 September 2014, 5:43 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    The Arizona Republican who said that women on welfare should be sterilized is not a fan of undocumented immigrants either.…
  • Lawyer: Black Man Shot Dead By Police In Utah Was Running Away

    15 September 2014, 5:20 pm by: Ahiza Garcia

    A lawyer representing the family of a 22-year-old black man who was killed by police on Wednesday in Saratoga Springs, Utah told the Los Angeles Times that the man was running away from police when he was shot "numerous" times. Read More →
  • ISIS Bans Teaching Evolution In Schools

    15 September 2014, 4:40 pm by: SINAN SALAHEDDIN and VIVIAN SALAMA

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."…
  • Indicted NFL Star: I Am Not A Child Abuser

    15 September 2014, 4:25 pm by: Dylan Scott

    Superstar NFL running back Adrian Peterson emphatically denied being a child abuser in a statement Monday after he was charged last week with reckless or negligent injury to a child.…
  • CNN Poll: Scott Brown Closes The Gap In New Hampshire Senate Race

    15 September 2014, 3:57 pm by: Quemars Ahmed

    The U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire has become a dead heat, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday. The poll was the first since January that showed incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) tied with her challenger, former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA). Read…
  • Obama Withdraws Civil Rights Nominee Debo Adegbile

    15 September 2014, 3:42 pm by: Sahil Kapur

    The White House formally withdrew the nomination of Debo Adegbile to run the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, more than six months after the Democratic-led Senate scuttled his confirmation due to legal work he did with the NAACP decades ago.…
  • Texas Gun Lobbyist: No Need To Be Nosy About Guns On Kids' Play Dates

    15 September 2014, 3:38 pm by: Ahiza Garcia

    A Texas gun lobbyist affiliated with the National Rifle Association told an Austin newspaper for an article published on Friday that parents shouldn't worry about gun storage when dropping their children off for a play date. Read More →
  • Gillibrand: 'I Wasn't In A Place' To Tell Harasser To 'Go F**k Himself'

    15 September 2014, 3:05 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Monday lamented that she wasn't always in a position to tell off the men who harassed her over her looks.…
  • ESPN Anchor In Brutal Segment: What Exactly Does The NFL Stand For?

    15 September 2014, 2:53 pm by: Dylan Scott

    The National Football League might not have any better friend than ESPN, the sports broadcasting colossus with which the league has a $15.2 billion Monday Night Football contract (for starters). But even in the friendly confines of Bristol, Conn., the league…
  • 'Impeach Obama' Ex-Reindeer Farmer Rep. Considering Write-In

    15 September 2014, 2:32 pm by: Daniel Strauss

    Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), the former reindeer farmer who was defeated in the Republican primary for Michigan's 11th Congressional District in August, is "seriously considering" running as a write-in, according to a report from the Michigan Information &…
  • 92-Year-Old Killed In Colorado Ghost Town When Homemade Bomb Goes Off

    15 September 2014, 2:23 pm by: Ahiza Garcia

    A 92-year-old man living in the ghost town of Turret, Colo. appeared to have been killed when a bomb he was making in his home accidentally detonated, the local sheriff's office told The Denver Post on Sunday. Read More →
  • What the ...

    15 September 2014, 2:23 pm by: Josh Marshall

    School districts across the country are also getting MRAPs, grenade launchers and more from that same Pentagon program. Read More →
  • Report: School Districts Are Receiving Free Military Gear From The Pentagon

    15 September 2014, 2:18 pm by: Dylan Scott

    More than 20 school districts in the United States have been equipped with military-grade equipment through the federal program that provides such gear to local and state authorities free of charge, according to civil rights groups.…
  • WATCH LIVE: Obama Awards Medal of Honor To Vietnam Vets

    15 September 2014, 2:02 pm by: Brendan James

    President Obama was awarding the Medal of Honor to two veterans of the Vietnam War beginning at 1:50 PM ET. Watch below, via NBC News: Read More →
  • McConnell Responds To Grimes Ad: Obama Also Went Skeet Shooting

    15 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Daniel Strauss

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) response to Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes' new ad saying McConnell doesn't know how to hold a gun links Grimes to President Barack Obama. Read More →
  • 'Freedom Fighter' Plans

    15 September 2014, 1:41 pm by: Josh Marshall

    In case you missed it, last year we had a piece on the so-called non-Obamacare compliant 'Freedom Fighter' health care plans which appear to be what New Hampshire congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia is using to defy Obamacare.
  • Why That New Census Report Won't Tell Us Anything About Obamacare

    15 September 2014, 1:34 pm by: Dylan Scott

    At 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Census Bureau will release new data on health insurance in America. But as a measure of the new reality established by the Affordable Care Act, which remade the health insurance system in the United States, the numbers will be…
  • NFL Appoints Domestic Violence Experts As Advisers

    15 September 2014, 1:33 pm by: AP

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the NFL. Read More →
  • Wait, What Kind of Plan?

    15 September 2014, 12:55 pm by: Josh Marshall

    Okay, this is kind of fascinating. You can see that we have this story about about Cruz-backed Tea Party candidate Marilinda Garcia, running for a seat in Congess up in New Hampshire. She was being interviewed last week and stumbled into this question of just…

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