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  • Parachutist Gets Stuck On Missouri Television Tower For Two Hours

    31 October 2014, 9:24 am by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours. Read More →
  • No Joke: The Redskins Are Suing Five Native Americans

    31 October 2014, 9:05 am by: JESSICA GRESKO

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive. Read More →
  • GOP Official Posts Stick-Figure Sex Drawing Of Gay PA State Rep.

    31 October 2014, 8:50 am by: Catherine Thompson

    A local GOP committeeman reportedly posted a crude image to Facebook Wednesday that was aimed at a gay Pennsylvania legislator seeking re-election. Read More →
  • Something Only He Could Say

    31 October 2014, 8:11 am by: Josh Marshall

    Jon Stewart: Dems trying to flip Texas like a drunk man hitting on a lesbian. Watch.
  • I Feel Reassured By This

    31 October 2014, 8:02 am by: Josh Marshall

    Candidate: Despite my Neo-Nazi past, "I am not a hater."
  • Reporter Schools Scott Brown On New Hampshire Geography In Debate (VIDEO)

    31 October 2014, 7:29 am by: Catherine Thompson

    The final debate between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Republican rival Scott Brown got awkward Thursday when a reporter challenged Brown's understanding of New Hampshire geography. Read More →
  • Stewart: Dems Trying To Flip Texas Like Drunk Man Hitting On A Lesbian (VIDEO)

    31 October 2014, 7:15 am by: Brendan James

    Finishing up this week's run of the "The Daily Show" Thursday in Austin, Texas, host Jon Stewart wasn't going to let his liberal audience kid themselves about efforts to turn the state blue. Read More →
  • North Carolina Dems Say Early Vote Among Blacks Up From 2010

    31 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Daniel Strauss

    North Carolina Democrats say they have good news coming out of early vote tallies, especially among African-Americans — a key constituency that Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) needs to win a tight re-election race where polls show she just barely leads House Speaker…
  • Mitch McConnell Reveals New Strategy To Attack Obamacare

    31 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Sahil Kapur

    In anticipation of becoming the next Senate majority leader in January, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) opened the door to a legislative attack on Obamacare by bypassing the filibuster and scrapping parts of it with 51 votes. Read More →
  • This Is Just How Disingenuous 'Personhood' Amendments Are

    31 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Lynn M. Paltrow and Jeanne Flavin

    On Nov. 4, North Dakota voters will consider whether to add a “personhood” amendment to their constitution. If this amendment, Measure 1, passes, North Dakota would become the first state to define the “inalienable right to life” for humans as…
  • Investigators Probe Silicon Valley Link In Botched Voter Mailer Experiment

    31 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Dylan Scott

    One subplot in the ongoing saga of three political scientists whose research project is now the subject of an official investigation and intense debate among academics is that one of the researchers is involved in a Silicon Valley start-up whose work has, at…
  • Police Capture Man Accused Of Killing Penn. State Troopers

    30 October 2014, 6:56 pm by: Associated Press

    This post has been updated.…
  • California Candidate: Despite My Neo-Nazi Past 'I Am Not A Hater'

    30 October 2014, 5:10 pm by: Ahiza Garcia

    A California candidate's neo-Nazi past has taken center stage in a town council race in Apple Valley, Calif., television station KABC reported on Wednesday. Read More →
  • Sen. Roberts Claims Obama Could Send Terrorists To Kansas Prison

    30 October 2014, 4:54 pm by: Associated Press

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is raising concerns that President Barack Obama may try to place terrorist suspects at FortLeavenworth, Kansas. And Roberts is vowing to stop it, if re-elected.…
  • Second Pollster Finds Big Shift In NH Governor's Race

    30 October 2014, 4:46 pm by: Quemars Ahmed

    For the second time this week, a poll has come out that showed potential trouble for New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D). Read More →
  • Donald Trump: Maine Nurse 'Should Be Quarantined For 21 Days And Forget It'

    30 October 2014, 4:09 pm by: Ahiza Garcia

    Donald Trump, outspoken critic of the U.S. government's Ebola policies, weighed in on Thursday on the Maine nurse who refused to obey her state's voluntary quarantine. Read More →
  • Messing With Texas

    30 October 2014, 3:59 pm by: Kay Steiger

    Today's must-read: Rick Hasen takes on putting Texas back under federal voter supervision.
  • Messing With Texas Again: Putting It Back Under Federal Supervision

    30 October 2014, 3:35 pm by: Richard L. Hasen

    Readers of the entire 147-page opinion issued earlier this month by a federal district court striking down Texas’s strict voter identification law as unconstitutional and a violation of the Voting Rights Act might have been too exhausted to realize that the…
  • Rand Paul: GOP Brand 'Sucks' Like Domino's Pizza Did

    30 October 2014, 3:13 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) declared on Wednesday that the Republican brand "sucks."…
  • Poll: Crist Pulls Slightly Ahead In Florida Governor's Race

    30 October 2014, 2:46 pm by: Quemars Ahmed

    In a race that has looked deadlocked in recent weeks, Democratic former Gov. Charlie Crist has opened up a 3-point lead over incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R), according to a poll released Thursday. Read More →

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