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  • How One Conservative Writer Mistook A Viral Photo For Rolling Stone's 'Jackie'

    19 December 2014, 6:00 am by: Catherine Thompson

    Since Rolling Stone's disputed story on rape culture at the University of Virginia began to unravel, conservative writer Charles C. Johnson has made it his mission to doxx "Jackie," the reported victim of a brutal gang rape at a campus fraternity house.…
  • The Insurrectionist at the 'Revolution'

    19 December 2014, 2:17 am by: Josh Marshall

    Yesterday, Dylan Scott wrote this report on why police unions are lashing out against critics with an intensity we've not seen in years and perhaps never seen. Unions support their members when they're under attack or targets of criticism, which police very…
  • Colorado Funds Medical Marijuana Research, a First

    19 December 2014, 12:09 am by: KRISTEN WYATT

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential — a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects.…
  • Don't Miss This

    18 December 2014, 11:06 pm by: Josh Marshall

    Great essay by the daughter of Cuban emigre/exiles on her bittersweet, ambivalent feelings about yesterday's big breakthrough in US-Cuba relations.
  • Hiring: DC Senior Editor

    18 December 2014, 10:54 pm by: Josh Marshall

    We're hiring an Senior Editor for our DC office. It's a fast-paced, exciting job that is at the center of our news coverage. If you're interested or if you know someone who might be, please see the full listing after the jump. Read More →
  • GOP Attorneys General Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

    18 December 2014, 5:28 pm by: Dylan Scott

    Republican attorneys general in Nebraska and Oklahoma sued neighboring Colorado on Thursday over its recent legalization of marijuana.…
  • Texas Cop To Reporter: 'You Act Like A Whore, You Get Treated Like One!'

    18 December 2014, 5:06 pm by: Brendan James

    A police officer in Austin, Texas was recently caught on tape making sexist remarks about the Ray Rice domestic violence case to a radio reporter. Read More →
  • Paul: Trade With Cuba 'Probably A Good Idea'

    18 December 2014, 4:47 pm by: KEN THOMAS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday the lengthy U.S. economic embargo against Cuba "just hasn't worked" and voiced support for opening trade with Cuba in the aftermath of the Obama administration's policy shift regarding the communist…
  • US Announces Protections For Transgender Workers

    18 December 2014, 3:55 pm by: AP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is now interpreting federal law toexplicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. Read More →
  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Son Charged With DWI

    18 December 2014, 3:21 pm by: Catherine Thompson

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R) son was arrested and charged for drunken driving Thursday in Virginia Beach, the Washington Post reported. Read More →
  • Paramount Blocks 2004 Movie 'Team America' From Being Shown In Theaters

    18 December 2014, 3:17 pm by: Brendan James

    Several movie theaters that were planning to show the 2004 comedy "Team America: World Police" because Sony Pictures had bailed on the release of another North Korea-themed movie, "The Interview," said on Thursday that Paramount Pictures had cancelled their…
  • Judge: 'Slenderman' Stabbing Defendant Competent To Stand Trial

    18 December 2014, 3:12 pm by: TODD RICHMOND

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate in a southeastern Wisconsin park to please a fantasy character known as Slender Man is competent to stand trial for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Thursday. Read More →
  • Missouri's Spousal Consent Abortion Bill Treats Women Like Children—Literally

    18 December 2014, 1:22 pm by: Robin Marty

    This week, local and national media have been stunned by the revelation that Missouri state Rep. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) filed H.B. 131, a bill that would change the state’s informed consent requirements for an abortion to mandate that the pregnant…
  • O'Reilly: Black People Should Wear 'Don't Get Pregnant At 14' T-Shirts

    18 December 2014, 12:15 pm by: Brendan James

    Bill O'Reilly advised black Americans to wear t-shirts that say "Don't Get Pregnant At 14" and "Don't Abandon Your Children" during a segment with Martin Luther King Jr.'s son on Wednesday night. Read More →
  • Jeb Bush Cuts Ties With British Bank Barclays

    18 December 2014, 12:10 pm by: Daniel Strauss

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is cutting his ties with the British bank Barclays. Read More →
  • Why I Don't Want to Hear about Your Vacation to Cuba

    18 December 2014, 11:59 am by: Miriam Zoila Pérez

    "All of the feelings,” I posted on Facebook yesterday, in an uncharacteristic act of vaguebooking, along with a link to a news story about the changes made by the Obama Administration to the U.S.-Cuba policy. And the only phrase that really rang true from…
  • Megyn Kelly Tried To Joke With Obama But Screwed Up The Punchline (VIDEO)

    18 December 2014, 11:52 am by: Catherine Thompson

    Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly tried to get a good-natured laugh out of President Obama at a White House Christmas party earlier this month, but her joke didn't quite land. Read More →
  • Will Hillary Clinton Embrace Warren's Economic Message?

    18 December 2014, 11:46 am by: Daniel Strauss

    There's an ongoing question centered on the possibility that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might run for president in 2016: how would Hillary Clinton (who looks all but certain to run) respond to Warren's push to make the economy a signature Democratic issue?…
  • Texas Theater Swaps 'The Interview' For Another North Korea Satire

    18 December 2014, 11:31 am by: Brendan James

    Suspected North Korean hackers may have pulled the plug on Sony Pictures' "The Interview," but that didn't stop the Texas Alamo Drafthouse from screening another film mocking the totalitarian regime in its place. Read More →
  • Boston.com Editor Demoted After Harvard Professor's $4 Rant Goes Viral

    18 December 2014, 10:58 am by: Catherine Thompson

    Last week, Boston.com's story on a Harvard Business School professor who waged war on a local Chinese restaurant because of a $4 overcharge went viral.…

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