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  • Prosecutor Investigating Ferguson Grand Jury For Misconduct

    1 October 2014, 6:59 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    The St. Louis County prosecutor's office is investigating reports of misconduct on the grand jury that will decide whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be indicted for shooting Michael Brown, the Washington Post reported.…
  • Tea Party Group: Long-Shot GOPer Can 'Clearly' Win La. Senate Race

    1 October 2014, 6:32 pm by: Daniel Strauss

    Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli (R), the former Virginia attorney general who lost to now Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), thinks that tea party aligned Senate candidate Rob Maness (R) "clearly" has a shot at winning in the Louisiana race for U.S.…
  • North Carolina Gov: We Will Appeal Ruling That Blocked Voter ID Law

    1 October 2014, 6:17 pm by: Daniel Strauss

    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) plans to appeal a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that blocked parts of North Carolina's much-criticized voter ID law. Read More →
  • Giving Teens Free Birth Control Dramatically Reduces Abortion

    1 October 2014, 6:10 pm by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

    Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds.…
  • The Republicans In 'Republicans Are People Too' Ad Are All Stock Photos

    1 October 2014, 6:06 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    Conservatives wanted to remind people that "Republicans Are People Too" with an ad campaign insisting that Republicans recycle and have tattoos.…
  • Scott Brown: People Don't 'Care About' Contraception, Equal Pay

    1 October 2014, 5:06 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) on Tuesday suggested that women don't actually care about issues like equal pay and contraception.…
  • Court Blocks Parts Of N.C. Voting Law That Would 'Adversely' Impact Minorities

    1 October 2014, 4:25 pm by: EMERY P. DALESIO and MICHAEL BIESECKER

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.…
  • White Florida Man Convicted Of Murder For Shooting Black Teen Over Loud Music

    1 October 2014, 4:09 pm by: AP

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A jury has found a Florida man guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager after an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.…
  • After Botched Execution, Oklahoma Will Now Use Five Times More Sedative

    1 October 2014, 4:03 pm by: Brendan James

    Months after the botched execution of Clayton Derrell Lockett became national news, Oklahoma has introduced new protocol for lethal injection, the state Corrections Department announced late Tuesday. Read More →
  • Florida Police Officer Tased 62-Year Old Black Woman In The Back (VIDEO)

    1 October 2014, 4:02 pm by: Daniel Strauss

    A Tallahassee police officer tased a 62-year old African-American woman in the back while she was walking away from him. Read More →
  • Texas GOP Lawmaker: Secularism Is Like Nazi 'Bullet Through The Throat'

    1 October 2014, 3:35 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    Texas state Sen. Charles Perry (R) on Tuesday compared the lack of religious influence in U.S. government to the Holocaust during a speech at his swearing-in ceremony.…
  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns After Security Breaches

    1 October 2014, 3:23 pm by: Sahil Kapur

    U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned on Wednesday, after several reports in the last week of embarrassing security lapses within the agency tasked with protecting the president and first family. Read More →
  • Pennsylvania State Trooper Fatally Wounded In Gun Training Accident

    1 October 2014, 3:01 pm by: Ahiza Garcia

    A Pennsylvania State Trooper died on Tuesday after a shooting accident at a gun range in Conshohocken, Pa., according to what Pennsylvania State Police told television station KYW-TV. Read More →
  • Breaking: Kansas Court Kills Kobach Effort To Force A Dem Onto Senate Ballot

    1 October 2014, 2:44 pm by: Dylan Scott

    A Kansas district court ruled Wednesday that the state Democratic Party does not have to name a new Senate nominee, bringing an end to the long saga that began with the withdrawal of the Democratic nominee last month and setting up a showdown between…
  • Politico/Kessler Revises

    1 October 2014, 2:41 pm by: Josh Marshall

    Politico has now revised the passage I referenced last night in this post and added an editor's note explaining the change.
  • NY Post Settles Lawsuit Over Infamous 'Bag Men' Headline

    1 October 2014, 2:26 pm by: DENISE LAVOIE

    BOSTON (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a defamation lawsuit against the New York Post for a cover that featured a photo of two Massachusetts residents with the headline "Bag Men" three days after the deadly Boston Marathon bombing. Read More →
  • New Poll Shows Scott Walker With Widest Lead In Months

    1 October 2014, 2:23 pm by: Daniel Strauss

    A new Marquette University poll of the Wisconsin gubernatorial race shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) leading Democratic challenger Mary Burke by 5 percentage points, his largest lead by that pollster since March. Read More →
  • Inside the International House of Prayer

    1 October 2014, 2:13 pm by: Josh Marshall

    Today we're publishing a fascinating, troubling investigation into something called the "International House of Prayer", the center of a charismatic Christian movement located just outside of Kansas City. It is a hive of young believers with branches across…
  • Poll: Orman Out To Sizable Lead Over Roberts In Kansas Senate Race

    1 October 2014, 2:08 pm by: Dylan Scott

    Independent candidate Greg Orman is up five points among likely voters over incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in the Kansas Senate race, according to a new poll from Suffolk University.…
  • A TPM Investigation: Inside the International House of Prayer

    1 October 2014, 1:30 pm by: Sarah Posner

    On a Sunday evening in March 2013, after a late spring snowstorm, several hundred people braved the weather to reach an unassuming building nestled into a former strip mall in the small suburban community of Grandview, Missouri, 16 miles south of Kansas City.…

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