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  • Prominent Conservative Pundit Tells Black Musician To ‘Shut Up And Play The Piano’

    30 July 2014, 7:51 pm by: Judd Legum

    Yes, he really said that. The post Prominent Conservative Pundit Tells Black Musician To ‘Shut Up And Play The Piano’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • House Republicans Vote To Sue Obama

    30 July 2014, 6:31 pm by: Josh Israel

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to authorize Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to sue President Barack Obama and others in his administration for failure to fully implement Obamacare. The post House Republicans Vote To Sue Obama appeared first…
  • Texas Lawmaker Uses Ethnic Slur To Describe Child Victims Of Hurricane Katrina

    30 July 2014, 5:41 pm by: Nicole Flatow

    The term "coonass" is considered deeply offensive by many of Cajun descent.The post Texas Lawmaker Uses Ethnic Slur To Describe Child Victims Of Hurricane Katrina appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • How Climate Denial Could Cost This Iowa Senate Candidate An Election

    30 July 2014, 4:36 pm by: Jeff Spross

    Republican candidate Joni Ernst has a record of denying the reality of climate change and taking money from fossil fuel interests.The post How Climate Denial Could Cost This Iowa Senate Candidate An Election appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Virginia Elections Secretary Accidentally Mails 125,000 Erroneous Voter Registration Warnings

    30 July 2014, 4:14 pm by: Josh Israel

    The Board confirmed Wednesday that the letters accidentally went to voters who had merely moved within Virginia -- not voters with registrations in multiple states.The post Virginia Elections Secretary Accidentally Mails 125,000 Erroneous Voter Registration…
  • These Three Central American Kids Who Fled Violence Are Asking Congress To Help Others Like Them

    30 July 2014, 4:10 pm by: Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

    Teens Dulce Medina, Mayeli Hernandez, and Saúl Ortíz have seen more violence in their home countries than many people see in a lifetime. They want Congress to help prevent other children from witnessing "the blood running on the ground.”The post These…
  • D.C. Announces Plan To Finally Clean Up The City’s ‘Forgotten River’

    30 July 2014, 4:07 pm by: Katie Valentine

    A new plan aims to reverse the river's long history of pollution.The post D.C. Announces Plan To Finally Clean Up The City’s ‘Forgotten River’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Katy Perry Should Talk To Questlove About Cultural Appropriation

    30 July 2014, 4:01 pm by: Jessica Goldstein

    Because there is a huge spectrum of attire and behavior between “things that are racist” and “things that are just baseball and hot dogs.”The post Katy Perry Should Talk To Questlove About Cultural Appropriation appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Six Very Misleading Facts On RedskinsFacts.com

    30 July 2014, 3:49 pm by: Travis Waldron

    RedskinsFacts.com launched this week as part of the ongoing fight over the Washington football team's name. But many of its facts don't tell the full story. The post Six Very Misleading Facts On RedskinsFacts.com appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • How The U.S.’s Zero Weeks Of Paid Family Leave Compares To The Rest Of The World

    30 July 2014, 3:39 pm by: Bryce Covert

    Here's how the United States's lack of paid family leave stacks up to countries around the globe.The post How The U.S.’s Zero Weeks Of Paid Family Leave Compares To The Rest Of The World appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Russia Wants To Send ‘Peacekeepers’ To The MH17 Crash Site

    30 July 2014, 3:32 pm by: Will Freeman

    The last time Russia sent peacekeepers to intervene in a conflict, they never left. The post Russia Wants To Send ‘Peacekeepers’ To The MH17 Crash Site appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • U.N. Spokesman Breaks Down Sobbing On Live TV Over Palestinian Children Killed In Shelling

    30 July 2014, 2:57 pm by: Hayes Brown

    Watch the emotional moment.The post U.N. Spokesman Breaks Down Sobbing On Live TV Over Palestinian Children Killed In Shelling appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Elderly Receive Excessive and Expensive Medical Treatment, Recent Poll Suggests

    30 July 2014, 2:05 pm by: Sam P.K. Collins

    Elderly people still face hurdles in affirming their end-of-life medical wishes.The post Elderly Receive Excessive and Expensive Medical Treatment, Recent Poll Suggests appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • My Night At The Heritage Foundation Watching Rick Santorum’s New ‘Religious Liberty’ Movie

    30 July 2014, 2:05 pm by: Zack Ford

    An unusual night at the movies.The post My Night At The Heritage Foundation Watching Rick Santorum’s New ‘Religious Liberty’ Movie appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • House Republicans Fiddle While Forest Service Runs Out Of Money To Fight Wildfires

    30 July 2014, 1:28 pm by: Claire Moser

    The House is expected to vote on a bill that would waive at least 14 environmental laws within 100 miles of the southern U.S. border, and has already spent time voting on legislation to weaken the Endangered Species Act.The post House Republicans Fiddle While…
  • These Maps Show How Big Data Can Fight Climate Change

    30 July 2014, 12:48 pm by: Kiley Kroh

    New maps illustrate the impact of climate change and pollution on several communities in Los Angeles, many of the same areas that also hold the greatest potential for clean energy investment.The post These Maps Show How Big Data Can Fight Climate Change…
  • How This Lawyer Who Dared To Call The Constitution ‘Progressive’ Just Became A Judge Without A…

    30 July 2014, 12:46 pm by: Nicole Flatow

    Watch what happens when you reform the rules. The post How This Lawyer Who Dared To Call The Constitution ‘Progressive’ Just Became A Judge Without A Hitch appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Teen Allegedly Sexually Assaulted At A Concert As People Watched And Filmed Her

    30 July 2014, 12:20 pm by: Shannon Greenwood

    The incident occurred at a Keith Urban concert. The post Teen Allegedly Sexually Assaulted At A Concert As People Watched And Filmed Her appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Lender That Preyed Upon 17,000 Military Men And Women Must Forgive Debts, Quit Business

    30 July 2014, 12:03 pm by: Alan Pyke

    A company that lured servicemen and women into bad debt for consumer electronics gets busted for good by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.The post Lender That Preyed Upon 17,000 Military Men And Women Must Forgive Debts, Quit Business appeared first on…
  • Twitter CEO’s Hashtag Q&A Derailed By Users Challenging Online Harassment Policies

    30 July 2014, 11:21 am by: Lauren C. Williams

    Twitter users took over the hashtag to talk about the company's lax harassment policies.The post Twitter CEO’s Hashtag Q&A Derailed By Users Challenging Online Harassment Policies appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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