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  • Photo of the Day

    30 July 2014, 1:15 am by: Josh Marshall

    Bayard Rustin, speaking at a press conference in advance of the March on Washington. August 27th, 1963.
  • Seems Like a Strong Case

    29 July 2014, 11:06 pm by: Josh Marshall

    Attorneys for two Alabama doctors are seeking to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Johnny Lee Banks Jr. who claims that he entered the hospital for a routine circumcision but emerged from Princeton Baptist Medical Center without a penis. Lawyers for the doctors…
  • Lawyers File Motion to Dismiss Penis Amputation Suit

    29 July 2014, 10:57 pm by: Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man'spenis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.…
  • George Zimmerman Missing the Shooting Life?

    29 July 2014, 7:04 pm by: Josh Marshall

    Is George Zimmerman missing playing pretend cop and shooting people?…
  • Farewell, Skype

    29 July 2014, 6:37 pm by: Josh Marshall

    After eight years, this afternoon TPM officially signed off of Skype.…
  • ESPN Suspends Panelist For 1 Week Over Domestic Violence Comments

    29 July 2014, 5:38 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    ESPN on Tuesday announced that it would suspend ESPN panelist Stephen A. Smith for one week after he commented last week that women should try not to "provoke" domestic violence.…
  • Charles Johnson Vows To Take Legal Action Against A Mississippi Reporter

    29 July 2014, 5:31 pm by: Tom Kludt

    Conservative journalist Charles C. Johnson said Tuesday afternoon that he intends to sue a Mississippi reporter for defamation amid the ongoing fallout from the GOP runoff in the U.S. Senate race. Read More →
  • Internal Poll Shows Dem Pryor Leading GOPer Cotton By 6 Points

    29 July 2014, 5:20 pm by: Daniel Strauss

    Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) leads challenger Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) by 6 percentage points according to a newly released internal poll. Read More →
  • Chilling Gun Control Ad Depicts Domestic Violence When A Gun Is Involved

    29 July 2014, 4:59 pm by: Luke Barnes

    The gun control group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a dramatic ad on Tuesday depicting a woman’s ex breaking into her house and shooting her, despite the woman’s frenzied calls to 911. Read More →
  • Judge Delays Ruling Against DC Gun Ban

    29 July 2014, 4:46 pm by: AP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside the home has stopped his ruling from going into effect for about three months so city lawmakers can respond with new legislation.…
  • Club For Growth Turns On GOPer Who Earned 100 Percent Rating In 2010

    29 July 2014, 4:24 pm by: Daniel Strauss

    Former Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) can now join the list of lawmakers being attacked by the conservative Club for Growth, even though he earned extremely high scorecard marks from the group in 2009 and 2010. Read More →
  • McLiability

    29 July 2014, 4:18 pm by: Josh Marshall

    This seems like a pretty big development in the labor activism surrounding the fast food service industry.
  • Obama After Announcing New Russia Sanctions: 'It's Not A New Cold War'

    29 July 2014, 4:11 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    President Obama, after announcing new sanctions on the Russian economy on Tuesday, said he wouldn't characterize the relationship between the U.S. and Russia as a return to the Cold War.…
  • Now The New York Times Is Reviewing A Reporter's Possible Plagiarism

    29 July 2014, 3:29 pm by: Tom Kludt

    The New York Times is looking into the work of a reporter over similarities between a piece published last month and an article on Wikipedia. Read More →
  • Reid Floats Using House Border Bill To Pass 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform'

    29 July 2014, 3:19 pm by: Sahil Kapur

    In a bit of political gamesmanship, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid floated the idea of using the House GOP's border supplemental bill as a vehicle to enact comprehensive immigration reform.…
  • Labor Board Move Could Make McDonald's Liable For Franchise Worker Conditions

    29 July 2014, 2:57 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday told McDonald's that is can be named a "joint employer" for workers at franchise restaurants, a decision that could hold McDonald's responsible for conditions in franchisees' stores, the Associated Press reported.…
  • Jury Awards Ventura $1.8M In 'Sniper' Defamation Case

    29 July 2014, 2:55 pm by: STEVE KARNOWSKI

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. Read More →
  • Topless Texan Explains Why She Plans To Keep Confronting Gun Activists

    29 July 2014, 2:48 pm by: Nicole Lafond

    One of the topless women who took part in a counter-protest of an open carry gun demonstration over the weekend in Austin, Texas, said on Tuesday she bared her breasts to "draw attention to how absurd" the gun activists were.…
  • WATCH LIVE: Obama To Deliver Statement On Ukraine At 2:50 ET

    29 July 2014, 2:34 pm by: Catherine Thompson

    President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a statement on the situation in Ukraine Tuesday at 2:50 p.m. ET from the South Lawn, the White House announced. Watch live below via NBC News: Read More →
  • Appeals Court Strikes Down Law, Saves Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic

    29 July 2014, 2:32 pm by: AP

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. Read More →

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