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  • WH: Hagel, Obama Agreed New Sec. 'Might Be Better Suited' To Fight ISIL

    24 November 2014, 2:48 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday said that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was not forced out of his position, despite reports that the Obama administration felt that Hagel "wasn't up to the job."…
  • GOPer: US Muslims Are 'Parasites' Who Should Convert Or Be 'Fragged'

    24 November 2014, 2:47 pm by: Brendan James

    A Minnesota Republican Party county official has come under scrutiny for penning several Facebook posts calling Muslims "parasites" who deserved to be killed. Read More →
  • Netanyahu Vows To Pass Law Declaring Israel Nation State Of Jewish People

    24 November 2014, 1:52 pm by: PETER ENAV

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister vowed Monday to pass a contentious nationality law that has threatened the stability of his fragile coalition government, but he left the door open for negotiations to soften it. Read More →
  • Geraldo Explodes: ‘You Little Pieces Of Sh*t' Hiding In 'Your Mother’s Basement’

    24 November 2014, 1:41 pm by: Brendan James

    Facebook commenters witnessed the unbridled wrath of Geraldo Rivera on Monday when the Fox News contributor lashed out against certain users posting in his comments section. Read More →
  • Team Hagel Speaks Up

    24 November 2014, 1:38 pm by: Josh Marshall

    Steve Clemons is close to out-going Sec Def Hagel and played a significant role in the background politicking that led to Hagel's nomination two years ago. (Full disclosure: he's also a long time personal friend.) We reached out to Steve to get his sense of…
  • CNN: Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Expected Today

    24 November 2014, 1:38 pm by: Dylan Scott

    CNN is reporting that a decision by the grand jury deliberating whether to charge Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting will be announced on Monday. Read More →
  • Poll: 9 In 10 Hispanic Voters Support Obama's Actions On Immigration

    24 November 2014, 12:59 pm by: Sahil Kapur

    A new poll commissioned by the pro-immigration group Presente finds that Hispanic registered voters broadly support President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration and oppose potential Republican moves to stop him. Read More →
  • Emails Reveal How GOP Consultants Secretly Gerrymandered Florida

    24 November 2014, 12:57 pm by: Catherine Thompson

    Last summer, a Florida judge ruled that the state's legislature illegally redrew congressional districts in 2012 to benefit Republicans. In his ruling, Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis ripped into political consultants who he said "made a mockery of the…
  • Turkish President: 'You Cannot Put Women And Men On An Equal Footing'

    24 November 2014, 12:34 pm by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a new controversy on Monday, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers. Read More →
  • Huckabee Compares Ferguson Protestors With Medgar Evers' Killer

    24 November 2014, 12:21 pm by: Brendan James

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) made a peculiar historical analogy about the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. on Monday, comparing those protesting the police killing of Michael Brown to the white supremacist who killed civil rights icon Medgar Evers. Read…
  • Clemons: Hagel Deeply Frustrated By Obama Team's Lack Of Discipline

    24 November 2014, 12:21 pm by: Dylan Scott

    The divorce of President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had no singular cause, according to an insider close to Hagel, but boiled largely down to Hagel's dissatisfaction with the Obama White House's national security bureaucracy and the reality…
  • Watch Out

    24 November 2014, 12:12 pm by: Josh Marshall

    This is rather unfortunate. A review has shown that police shooting is the most common form of homicide in Utah over the last 5 years. More common than killings by drug dealers, gang members, from child abuse and anything else. But in some ways, even more…
  • Obama: It's 'An Appropriate Time' For Hagel To Go

    24 November 2014, 11:39 am by: Tom Kludt

    President Obama praised outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday morning amid reports that the administration had lost confidence in Hagel's ability to handle the top job at the Pentagon. Read More →
  • Report: Police Killings Are Utah's Top Form Of Homicide

    24 November 2014, 11:31 am by: Ahiza Garcia

    There have been more deaths caused by police shootings than by gang members, drug dealers or from child abuse in the past five years in Utah, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. Read More →
  • WATCH LIVE: Obama Announces Hagel's Resignation

    24 November 2014, 11:07 am by: Tom Kludt

    President Obama is scheduled to address Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation on Monday morning at the White House. Obama is expected to speak at 11:10 a.m. ET. Watch live here. Read More →
  • News Site Distances Itself From Op-Ed That Slammed Cosby Rape Accusers

    24 November 2014, 11:07 am by: Catherine Thompson

    The editor-in-chief of Hollywood news site The Wrap apologized Sunday for offending readers with a blog post that painted women accusing actor Bill Cosby of rape as fame-seeking opportunists. Read More →
  • Terry McAuliffe To Dem Who Tanked Medicaid Expansion: 'I Hope You Sleep Easy Tonight, Buddy'

    24 November 2014, 10:25 am by: Sahil Kapur

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) called to leave a scathing message earlier this year with the Democratic state senator who sealed the demise of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, according to the Washington Post.…
  • Pope To Talk Immigration, Joblessness During Visit To European Parliament

    24 November 2014, 10:03 am by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Pope Francis is set to deliver his first major speech on Europe, focusing on complex continental issues such as joblessness and immigration. Read More →
  • Wow

    24 November 2014, 9:53 am by: Josh Marshall

    A short while ago we moved reports that Chuck Hagel was stepping down as Defense Secretary. Not terribly surprising. Cabinet secretaries step down. He's President Obama's third Defense Secretary. But reports are following quickly on this news saying that Hagel…
  • Whoops! New York Times Lifts Quotes From Satire Site Without Attribution

    24 November 2014, 9:40 am by: Catherine Thompson

    The New York Times issued an amusing correction Saturday on a column about reality TV star Kim Kardashian's rear end. Read More →

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