How can Zika kill you? Read this

Saturday April 30th, 2016 12:51:57 AM Maggie Fox
Zika is not usually thought of as a life-threatening virus. Here are some answers to questions about how Zika affects people.

One-on-One with Lin-Manuel Miranda

Saturday April 30th, 2016 12:50:52 AM
Chris Hayes talks with the creator of

That time when Obama roasted Trump

Saturday April 30th, 2016 12:45:26 AM NBC News
This year's White House Correspondents' Dinner will mark the five years since President Barack Obama and comedian Seth Meyers made Donald Trump a laughingstock.

Melania Trump profiler hit with anti...

Saturday April 30th, 2016 12:19:00 AM
Chris Hayes speaks to Julia Loffe, who was bombarded with hateful anti-Semitic messages after publishing a profile about Melania Trump in GQ Magazine.

Michael Kelly talks political theater

Friday April 29th, 2016 11:56:57 PM
In his role as Doug Stamper on

Hardball goes to Hollywood

Friday April 29th, 2016 11:41:20 PM
Our special White House Correspondents' Weekend Hardball roundtable with actors Neve Campbell of "House of Cards” and Josh Stamberg of "The Affair", and Robin Bronk, CEO Creative Coalition, is here to talk about that cult intersection between Tinsel Town

Snapchat's legal fight over 'ballot selfies'

Friday April 29th, 2016 11:13:22 PM Lisa Feierman
Should you have the right to take a selfie with your ballot? Snapchat says yes.

2016 race marked by growing political divide

Friday April 29th, 2016 11:00:59 PM
Clashes occured outside a Donald Trump rally for the second day in a row in California, and the attacks between Trump and Hillary Clinton continued to heat up. Our expert panel break down what’s shaping up to be the most contentious Presidential election

Live programming continues Saturday

Friday April 29th, 2016 10:25:03 PM
Live programming continues Saturday

Apple to examine iPhone of teens lost at sea

Friday April 29th, 2016 10:03:02 PM Erik Ortiz
Apple has agreed to analyze the cellphone used by the two teenagers who vanished off the coast of Florida last summer.


Group Pushing SCOTUS Nom Buys Snapchat Filter For Correspondents' Dinner

Friday April 29th, 2016 09:14:23 PM
If you're a SnapChat user attending the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday, there will be a filter for you to broadcast your feelings about Supreme Court's current vacancy, in addition to the app's usual puppy face-selfies and rainbow vomit.The Constitutional Responsibility Project -- an advocacy group calling for Senate Republicans to drop their blockade on President Obama's nominee Merrick Garland -- purchased a geotagged Snapchat filter that will available Saturday to users around the Washington Hilton, where the dinner that brings together reporters, politicians, and celebrities is being held. Snapchat is a social media app where users can send their followers photos that disappear after a set amount to time. The app also features filters that can be placed on top of the photos. Some political campaigns have also utilized the app by purchasing filters for supporters to use around rallies, events or elections.The filter purchased by the Constitutional Responsibility Project for Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner features a banner that says "Journalists do their job. The Senate should do theirs. #WeNeedNine on the Supreme Court."It remains to be seen whether one of the big names attending the dinner -- like Kendall Jenner, who has millions of followers -- will use the filter. The group will also driving a billboard truck bearing its #WeNeedNine slogan around the venue.

Clinton On Trump Attacks: I've Dealt With Men Who Are 'Off The Reservation'

Friday April 29th, 2016 09:00:08 PM
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Friday she was used to the kind of personal attacks she's sustained from men like GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, who she referred to as "off the reservation." Asked during an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper about Trump's "crooked Hillary" nickname, Clinton said types of comments from men were common in her experience."I have a lot of experience dealing with men who sometimes get 'off the reservation' in the way they behave and how they speak," Clinton said. "I'm not going to deal with their temper tantrums or efforts to try to provoke me."The former secretary of state didn't specify who else she was referring to. Trump and Clinton both have shifted their rhetoric toward the general election fight in recent days. When Tapper asked about Trump's now infamous "woman card" attacks on her, she chalked them up to "bullying." "He can say whatever he wants to say about me, I could really care less," Clinton said. "I'm going to stand up for what I think the American people need and want in the next president."Clinton also referenced a report that Trump's camp planned to go after supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who it didn't think would vote for Clinton in a general election, saying she doesn't see how that could work. "I don't see how the calculation adds up," Clinton said. "If you don't believe in raising minimum wage, you don't think the wages are enough in America. If you demean women, you don't believe equal pay is important. If you have a kind of reckless, loose, dangerous view of foreign policy, I don't think that's very appealing."Watch below:

Senate Judiciary Dems Demand Hearing On Voting Rights

Friday April 29th, 2016 08:27:24 PM
The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have a message for their Republican counterparts, who are leading the blockade on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee: If you care so much about giving America a voice, give us a hearing on voting rights!The nine Democrats on the committee sent a letter Friday to its Republicans leaders -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), chair of its subcommittee on the Constitution -- demanding a hearing on voting rights, which the committee has not hosted since the GOP took over the Senate. They pointed to the 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act and the electoral and legal chaos that has ensued since. But they also used the letter to call out the same Republicans for refusing to grant Obama's nominee Merrick Garland a hearing."It is ironic that Senate Republicans would claim to give the American people a voice, but at the same time allow sweeping voting restrictions to be enacted that would silence many of these Americans - a disproportionate number of whom are minorities," the letter said. The letter noted that when Democrats controlled the committee, then-Chair Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) held nine hearings on voting rights, in addition to the three voting rights hearings held by the subcommittee on the Constitution, which was then chaired by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)."However, since taking over the majority last January, Republicans have held no hearings to examine voting rights," the letter said.It pointed out that November's election will be first presidential election since the 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which dismantled the provision in the Voting Rights Act that required certain states get changes to their voting policies approved by federal officials."Since the Shelby County decision, elected officials in several states have enacted voting laws that disproportionately prevent or discourage minorities from voting," the letter said, pointing to the Texas voter ID law, which has been ruled against in two federal courts, and to Alabama's voter ID law, which attracted scrutiny after the state close many of its DMVs.The letter also brought up the chaotic primary election in Arizona, where a change in its voting system that pre-Shelby would have needed federal approval caused five-hour-long lines at some polling places."There is strong evidence that the voting changes implemented after the Shelby County decision are having a negative impact," the letter said.Read the full letter below:

Trump: Going Around Protesters On Foot Felt Like ‘Crossing The Border’

Friday April 29th, 2016 08:21:27 PM
After hundreds of protesters forced Donald Trump to ditch his motorcade Friday and enter the hotel playing host to the California Republican Convention on foot, the GOP frontrunner said the experience “felt like I was crossing the border.” “That was not the easiest entrance I've ever made,” Trump told a laughing audience at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame, California. “My wife called and said there were helicopters following you and we went under a fence and through a fence. Oh, boy. It felt like I was crossing the border, actually. It's true. I was crossing the border. But I got here.”Demonstrators holding “Dump Trump” signs blocked the highway outside the hotel and some pushed through police barricades in an effort to enter the event. Helicopter footage showed the GOP frontrunner and his security detail hightailing it across the freeway to enter the Hyatt through a side door. Trump seemed unfazed by the chaos outside, calling the disruption “fun” and “a little different.”He circled back to the protesters later in his speech while mentioning that California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brult had asked him to take time to snap a few photos once he made his way inside the event.“He called me, he said, Mr. Trump, would you do me a favor? Would you take maybe 10, 15 pictures? I say, absolutely, Jim. So I'm coming through dirt and mud and under fences. So you all walk through the lobby, I go under fences," Trump said, to laughter from the audience. "I’m coming through, trying to get all the dust and everything off. And the 20 people that he told me about, turned out to be about what? 6, 700 people? My hand, I'm shaking hands, taking pictures. So that's why he's a great leader, right,” he continued.

WATCH LIVE: Trump Kicks Off California GOP Convention Amid Protests

Friday April 29th, 2016 07:33:06 PM
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was expected to kick off the California Republican Convention in Burlingame on Friday afternoon. Watch live below.

Protester Blockade Forces Trump To Ditch Car, Approach CA Event On Foot (PHOTOS)

Friday April 29th, 2016 08:56:43 PM
Several hundred protesters clashed with police and blocked the highway Friday afternoon in front of the Burlingame, California venue where Donald Trump was scheduled to kick off the California Republican Convention. As the GOP frontrunner’s motorcade neared the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the cars made a U-turn and pulled to the shoulder of the freeway, allowing Trump and his entourage to disembark and proceed to a side entrance on foot. Donald Trump just had to jump over a highway median to avoid protesters on his way to #CAGOP pic.twitter.com/N55mL13cmP— GIF The News (@NowThisGIF) April 29, 2016Outside the event, protesters carried signs decrying Trump's rhetoric about immigrants and minorities. A few knocked barricades aside in an effort to enter the hotel and were pushed back by security guards wielding batons.While trying to capture the chaotic scene, CNN accidentally caught some not-suitable-for-TV language in its footage. Host Brooke Baldwin urged the producers to "get off that picture," saying the network was "not trying to have the 'F' word broadcast on TV."Heat already at the #CAGOP... Protestor sneaks inside, screams in protest, escorted outside. No violence. @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/38fVqpI72F— Steve Patterson (@PattersonNBC) April 29, 2016These crafty protesters are unfurling a banner from INSIDE the hotel here in CA where Trump is expected to speak. pic.twitter.com/PhInD8iBXF— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) April 29, 2016More protesters show up for the anti-Trump protest outside the #CAGOP pic.twitter.com/sTX1yyIRIS— Marcus Yam (@yamphoto) April 29, 2016And then this happens. Protesters break through the barricade, rush for the entrance and clash with police. #CAGOP pic.twitter.com/sMftB887Hk— Marcus Yam (@yamphoto) April 29, 2016Protesters push past the barricade and rush towards the entrance of the #CAGOP, stopped and pushed back by police. pic.twitter.com/a8sfCo34sD— Marcus Yam (@yamphoto) April 29, 2016

Glenn Beck Films Humiliating Video Of Himself Rubbing Face In Cheetos (VIDEO)

Friday April 29th, 2016 06:18:33 PM
Can someone check on Glenn Beck? Is everything alright, buddy?To make some vaguely anti-Donald Trump point, the conservative pundit rounded up some friends to completely and utterly humiliate themselves in front of the whole internet on Friday. While donning swim goggles, Beck wondered aloud whether "If you stuck your face in Cheetos, you would look like Donald Trump in the end."Of course, some right-winger had to do it, for freedom.Beck opted for the original Cheetos variety.Another scrubbed his face with cheddar-jalapeno flavored snack dust.But the most unfortunate soul was left with the "FLAMIN' HOT" variety, known for its unnaturally bright-red hue and burning flavor.The video of the four grown men coating their faces with Cheeto dust drags on for nearly four minutes.You really must watch the full film via RightWingWatch: h/t RightWingWatch

Ace in the Hole

Friday April 29th, 2016 06:09:14 PM
SCOTUS letting Texas's voter ID law stand for now is a good reminder that for all the bad things happening electorally for the GOP right now, they've got solid voter suppression laws in place in a lot of states.

GOP Campaign Chief Not Worried About Losing Control Of House: ‘I Rule It Out’

Friday April 29th, 2016 06:06:33 PM
Brushing aside the potential spoiling effect of two divisive presidential candidates, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee insisted Friday that the House will stay red come November. Asked about the possibility of a Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) nomination flipping the chamber to Democratic control, NRCC chair Greg Walden (R-OR) told The Hill, "I rule it out."“I don’t see it happening," Walden continued. "I don’t see it happening, not at this point in time. There is no evidence to indicate that’s even building.”In March, however, the Cook Political Report released an analysis of congressional races that moved 10 races closer to Democrats’ favor in the case of a Trump or Cruz nomination. Despite the GOP having the largest House majority in over eight decades, this unpredictable campaign season has upended much of the conventional wisdom about how the 2016 presidential and congressional elections were likely to play out. Democrats have gained new confidence. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), who serves as the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, flatly told The Hill on Wednesday that “the House is in play because of their nominee.” Walden remains assured that Republicans will maintain control, partly because of redistricting efforts that “locked” certain districts in ways that benefit the GOP.“There’s a floor that we have that is better than we’ve ever had. It’s well over 200,” Walden told The Hill. “They are locked and there are people above that are fine. Does the DCCC have a straight-face list of how they get to 218?”

SCOTUS Lets Texas Voter ID Law Stand ... For Now

Friday April 29th, 2016 05:04:55 PM
The Supreme Court denied a request Friday to halt Texas’ voter ID law while a lower court hears a case challenging it but, in a silver lining for the law’s opponents, signaled it would reconsider if the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tried to slow roll the case.The 2011 law, which Texas was only able to implement after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, has been shot down by a district court and a three-judge panel in the 5th Circuit. The state appealed the case to the full 5th Circuit, which agreed last month to hear it “en banc,” meaning by all 15 judges on the circuit court. In an order issued Friday, the Supreme Court said it would not overrule an earlier decision by the 5th Circuit that left the law in effect while the case is being heard. However, it said that if the Court of Appeals doesn’t issue a decision on the pending case by July 20, the parties in the case could ask the Supreme Court again to weigh whether the law should be blocked. They could also ask the court to consider blocking it if there is "any change in circumstances before that date supports further arguments."“The Court recognizes the time constraints the parties confront in light of the scheduled elections in November, 2016,” the order said.Texas’ law, considered on of the strictest voter ID laws in the nation, is being challenged by voting rights groups and the Department of Justice.

Bill Kristol's Pick For A Third-Party, Anti-Trump Candidate Says He Won't Run

Friday April 29th, 2016 04:50:59 PM
In a major letdown for the #NeverTrump crowd pining for retired general James Mattis to launch a third-party presidential effort to derail Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, Mattis ruled out entering the race on Friday. Two Mattis allies emailed close associates about the retired Marine Corps general’s decision, the New York Times reported.“The thoughtfulness and patriotism—and for that matter, the modesty—Jim showed as he reflected on this decision make me more convinced than ever that he would have made a truly admirable president, and also a good candidate,” Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol wrote. “But it’s not to be. So we won’t have a President Mattis.”While Mattis never publicly voiced any intention of entering the 2016 race, anti-Trump conservatives latched onto the well-regarded general as a possible candidate to mount an independent challenge to Trump, the GOP’s presumptive nominee.Kristol has been one of Mattis' biggest hype men, tweeting his support for a potential independent run:Just spitballing here. Lots of varieties of indie tickets: Centrist: Mattis-Rhee. Young: Sasse-Kinzinger. Conservative: Gen. Kelly-Cotton.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 23, 2016Clever piece in NYP, w/ strikingly weak arguments vs Mattis run, thus keeping Rupert happy while signaling opposite. https://t.co/n9PjbUgqlG— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 26, 2016"If Mattis decides to run, both major-party candidates, we suspect, will look small and unserious."@JRubinBlogger https://t.co/d18YFzpQfz— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 25, 2016

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Gives Lukewarm Endorsement To Ted Cruz

Friday April 29th, 2016 04:37:00 PM
With enormous pressure on Ted Cruz to win the Indiana primary, the Texas senator nabbed the support of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), who said he would be voting for Cruz in next week's primary while adding, "I like and respect all three of the Republican candidates."In an appearance Friday on Greg Garrison's radio show in Indiana, Pence praised Cruz for his willingness to "stand up for taxpayers," for his "devotion and knowledge" of the Constitution, and for his anti-abortion record. However, his statement of support for Cruz was not the rebuke of Donald Trump that #NeverTrump-ers were likely hoping for. Pence stressed that his support of Cruz is not a statement of opposition to Trump, or Ohio Gov. John Kasich."I am not against anybody, but I will be voting for Ted Cruz in the Republican primary," Pence said. Before declaring his decision to vote for Cruz, he praised Trump for giving a "voice to the frustration of millions of working Americans" and lated added that he intends to support whoever is ultimately nominated to top the GOP's 2016 ticket.He also said residents of his state should make their own decision when it comes to how they vote next Tuesday."I urge every Hoosier to make up their own mind," he said.The delegate math for the GOP presidential primary makes Indiana a must-win state for Cruz and everyone who seeks to block Trump from reaching the 1,237 delegates required to win the nomination outright, election analysts have said. Cruz's best hope is that the primary goes to a contested convention, as there is no path for him to reach 1,237 in the remaining primaries.

Fiorina Slams Trump For Touting Support From Convicted Rapist Mike Tyson

Friday April 29th, 2016 03:28:13 PM
Carly Fiorina went after Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump Friday for proudly touting an endorsement from Mike Tyson in the same city the ex-heavyweight champion was convicted for rape. Fiorina, Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) newly-minted running mate, told reporters Trump was touting "all the tough guys" like Tyson endorsing him during a rally this week in Indianapolis."Sorry, I don’t consider a convicted rapist a tough guy,” she said. "And I think it says a lot about Donald Trump's campaign and his character that he is standing up and cheering for an endorsement by Mike Tyson."In 1992, an Indianapolis court convicted Tyson of raping 18-year-old Desiree Washington, a former contestant in the Miss Black America beauty pageant.Trump supported Tyson after the verdict and said in a recently unearthed interview that the boxer was "railroaded." He further blamed Washington for going to Tyson's hotel room "at her own will."At the campaign event, Trump cited a tweet from Tyson endorsing him, but no such tweet appears to exist from @MikeTyson's verified Twitter account. As the Weekly Standard first flagged, Tyson's only tweets about Trump were challenging the billionaire to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in summer 2014.

Reports: Indiana Guv Mike Pence To Endorse Ted Cruz Today

Friday April 29th, 2016 03:25:18 PM
Multiple outlets reported Friday morning that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) would endorse Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president. CNN reported that two anonymous sources familiar with the governor's plans revealed Pence would be endorsing Cruz just a few days before Tuesday's primary. Politico also reported the news, citing an anonymous source.Pence is scheduled to appear on Greg Garrison's radio show Friday at noon E.T., where he may announce the endorsement. Cruz encouraged supporters to listen to that show. "I will say this: I have tremendous respect for Gov. Mike Pence," Cruz said, according to CNN. "He has been an incredible leader for the state of Indiana. He has really demonstrated that when you cut taxes when you reduce regulations, that jobs follow."The endorsement would come as a slight to GOP frontunner Donald Trump, as the Indiana governor has also met with him.

Indiana Paper Warns Voters Ahead Of Primary: We Must Halt 'Trump’s March’

Friday April 29th, 2016 03:19:57 PM
The Indianapolis Star’s editorial board made a plea to voters ahead of Tuesday’s primary contest to do their part in “halting Trump’s march.” “Front-runner Donald Trump could move close to sealing the nomination with another strong win. That would be a disaster in the making,” the board wrote in an embittered non-endorsement criticizing all of the 2016 presidential candidates.The editorial clobbered the GOP frontrunner for what the board called his unsophisticated policy proposals, “appalling comments about women” and divisive rhetoric about immigrants and minorities. Noting that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was also “ill-suited to serve in the Oval Office” thanks to his penchant for launching “ideological crusades” on Capitol Hill, the board argued Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) offered “the best choice for voters.”The board reserved some sharp words for the short-lived alliance between Kasich and Cruz to defeat Trump in critical primary races, including in the Hoosier State. Kasich did not campaign heavily in Indiana in recent days and let Cruz take the reigns, although he still urged voters in the state to support him. The Star called the botched deal “disappointing” for cutting Indiana voters out of the equation and leaving them with no chance to “hear directly from the candidate most qualified to represent the Republican Party in the fall campaign for the White House.” Despite its criticism, the takeaway message of the editorial was quite similar to the intention of the Kasich-Cruz alliance: stop Trump at all costs. “We are withholding a formal endorsement in either race,” the board wrote. “Indiana voters can still have a big impact with their ballots Tuesday in halting Trump’s march. The best we can hope is that Hoosiers do just that — and say no to a candidate who is not merely flawed but is clearly unfit for the office he seeks.”Campaigning across the state this week with notorious Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight, his latest endorser, Trump has hammered the outsourcing of industrial jobs in the state.

Charges: Man Threatened To Cut Out Dem Rep’s Tongue For Backing Clinton

Friday April 29th, 2016 03:31:47 PM
A 27-year-old man was so incensed by U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott’s (D-WA) endorsement of Hillary Clinton that he allegedly threatened to cut out the congressman's tongue, prosecutors said, driving McDermott to arm himself with a shovel for self-defense. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Jasper Bell was charged with intimidating a public servant and telephone harassment for allegedly making threatening calls and regularly sending letters to McDermott’s office. Bell also allegedly showed up at McDermott's office, where witnesses said he yelled, spit, and banged his fists on the windows before his April 22 arrest, according to the report.In one call, Bell allegedly threatened to track down McDermott’s home address, and he called so often that office staffers recognized his cell phone number, according to the Seattle Times.Bell told police he was angered by the congressman’s endorsement and had been trying for weeks to meet with McDermott “professionally” to discuss “why he would not vote with the majority of people in Washington,” according to charging papers. He was also upset that a Sanders supporter had been arrested earlier in the day at the lawmaker's office.Police said Bell apologized for his “bad choice of words,” according to the charging papers.The threats forced McDermott to cancel a public appearance and increase security. Court records said he was rattled enough to hide a shovel “to use in self-defense if necessary” in his office.In 2011, a California man was sentenced to eight months in prison for threatening the lives of McDermott’s family.Correction: This post misidentified the state McDermott represents. It is Washington. The story has been updated.

Pelosi On Clinton's Woman Card: What Card Is Trump Playing? 'The Joker Card'?

Friday April 29th, 2016 02:33:16 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who previously served as a the first female speaker of the House, laughed off comments made by Donald Trump earlier this week that Hillary Clinton was playing a "woman card.""I don't know what card he’s playing, what, the joker card?" Pelosi said at her press conference Friday, when asked to weigh in on Trump's remarks. "That doesn't even count in a deck of cards." Pelosi continued that asking someone to vote for you because you are a woman is "not a winning message.""The winning message is, you should support me because I think I can do the best job and here is what I can do and I think that's what Hillary Clinton is presenting," she said.Pelosi reiterated that she has not endorsed either candidate in the Democratic primary and praised Bernie Sanders for the young supporters he was bringing into the election."It would be a wonderful, glorious thing to have a woman president of the United States, but that is not the credential to be elected or to have the confidence of the American people," Pelosi said. "I think Hillary Clinton is playing the experience card," she later added.

Christie Insists His Wife Didn't Roll Her Eyes At Trump's 'Woman Card' Remark

Friday April 29th, 2016 02:22:21 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) denied that his wife rolled her eyes at Donald Trump’s remarks about "playing the woman's card" during his Tuesday night victory speech, accusing the press of being “obsessed with stupid stuff.” "Being the recipient of more eye rolls from my wife than any human being on earth, that was not an eye roll,” Christie told reporters Thursday at an event in Lawrenceville, according to NJ.com. Twitter lit up on Tuesday night after Trump said that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton was "playing the woman’s card” and wouldn’t “get 5 percent of the vote” if she were a man. Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, were flanking the GOP frontrunner during his televised address at Trump Tower. Mary Pat Christie looked from side to side and at the floor before giving what appeared to be a pained smile at Trump's comments.Christie dismissed this read as “all silliness” while talking to reporters on Thursday, insisting again that it “was not an eye roll.” "You people are obsessed with stupid stuff," Christie said, as quoted by NJ.com. "You all should just move on to something else. The whole group of you asking about this, you should be working at TMZ for God's sake.""You all are seeing what you want to see because you all were rolling your eyes at what he said, and you want someone else to agree with you — Mary Pat does not agree," the New Jersey governor added. Christie himself became the target of mockery shortly after endorsing the GOP frontrunner, when he appeared to stand stone-faced beside Trump during his Super Tuesday victory speech. Observers joked that Christie looked like he’d been taken hostage by the Trump campaign.

Jane Sanders Half Jokingly Says FBI Should Get On With Clinton Email Probe

Friday April 29th, 2016 02:13:21 PM
Jane Sanders said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is innocent until proven guilty when it comes to the FBI's probe into her use of private email when she was at the State Department, but Sanders said half jokingly the FBI could sure pick up the pace before the Democratic convention in July. We want to let it go through without politicizing it and then we'll find out what the situation is," Sanders said during an interview with Fox's Neil Cavuto. "That's how we still feel. It would be nice if the FBI moved it along," she said, smiling. Jane Sanders' husband Bernie Sanders famously said during a debate with Clinton that America was sick of hearing about those "damn emails," but now that the race is coming to a close and Bernie Sanders looks to be taking his last stand on the trail, the email imbroglio maybe looks like a missed opportunity.

Mark Halperin Suggests Trump Could Put California In General Election Play (VIDEO)

Friday April 29th, 2016 03:08:22 PM
Bloomberg journalist Mark Halperin suggested Friday morning that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump could put Democrat Hillary Clinton on the defensive in the true blue state of California in the general election. While “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough insisted the state has been a “virtual wasteland” for Republicans for the last two decades, Halperin said Trump would likely put new states in play come November.Based on his current poll numbers, Halperin predicted the frontrunner would lose the Hispanic vote if the general election were held today, but that he’s not sure that will be the case long term.According to the Field Poll of California, Clinton holds in 28 point lead in the state in a possible general election race against Trump.“The math here is not as cut and dry as, he's not going to do well with the Hispanic vote and can't win,” he said.Scarborough later cut in to say, “He’s never going to win California anyway” in the general election.“The Trump voters are interested in the trip he’s on now, he was there yesterday, he’s there again today,” the “Game Change” writer replied. “Can he, not win it, but can he make Clinton play defense there?”Halperin went on to say Trump can “probably” put more states in play if he’s the GOP nominee.“Can I answer that question?” Scarborough interrupted. “No, no, he cannot make Hillary Clinton play defense in California.”“I'm not sure that's true,” Halperin said, going on to credit Arnold Schwarzenegger with “rebuilding the state party with celebrity.”Watch the exchange, captured by TPM:This post has been updated.


A California Principal Said Two Women Can’t Be Nominated As The Royal Prom Couple

Friday April 29th, 2016 03:50:50 PM Casey Quinlan
A same-sex couple want to be nominated for prom queen and queen but the principal says it's gender discrimination to exclude boys. The post A California Principal Said Two Women Can’t Be Nominated As The Royal Prom Couple appeared first on ThinkProgress.

House Republicans Have A Temper Tantrum Over Rule That Bans Financial Advisers From Scamming Retirees

Friday April 29th, 2016 02:00:47 PM Bryce Covert
President Obama has already said he'll veto the Republicans' legislation. The post House Republicans Have A Temper Tantrum Over Rule That Bans Financial Advisers From Scamming Retirees appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Puerto Rico Is Cracking Down On Tax-Exempt Status For Churches

Friday April 29th, 2016 12:00:34 PM Jack Jenkins
"This is not an attempt to demonize anyone. On the contrary, we are not giving privilege to anyone." The post Puerto Rico Is Cracking Down On Tax-Exempt Status For Churches appeared first on ThinkProgress.

$5 Million Is Going To Koch-Backed Think Tanks In Arizona Universities. Professors Are Angry.

Thursday April 28th, 2016 07:45:00 PM Casey Quinlan
Five million dollars has been earmarked for conservative institutes at Arizona's public universities. The post $5 Million Is Going To Koch-Backed Think Tanks In Arizona Universities. Professors Are Angry. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Workers Say T-Mobile Created A Fake Union To Kill The Real One

Thursday April 28th, 2016 06:37:23 PM Alan Pyke
Company-run internal labor organizations have been illegal in the U.S. for 80 years. The post Workers Say T-Mobile Created A Fake Union To Kill The Real One appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Birmingham Workers Sue Their Governor For Blocking Minimum Wage Hike

Thursday April 28th, 2016 04:09:26 PM Bryce Covert
The bill blocking the city's minimum wage increase was "racially motivated" and "openly hostile" to black residents' needs, the complaint alleges. The post Birmingham Workers Sue Their Governor For Blocking Minimum Wage Hike appeared first on ThinkProgress.

After Protests, Yale University Gets Rid Of ‘Master’ Title, But Keeps Name Of White Supremacist

Thursday April 28th, 2016 02:45:15 PM Casey Quinlan
Yale will get rid of the title of master for the heads of its residential colleges but will keep the name of John C. Calhoun, a white supremacist. The post After Protests, Yale University Gets Rid Of ‘Master’ Title, But Keeps Name Of White Supremacist appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Sexist Strategy Behind Ted Cruz’s VP Pick

Thursday April 28th, 2016 02:10:42 PM Bryce Covert
Cruz is deploying an age-old strategy by using a woman to shake things up in desperate times. The post The Sexist Strategy Behind Ted Cruz’s VP Pick appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Growing Crisis Of Workplace Violence Facing The Country’s Nurses

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 04:30:33 PM Bryce Covert
The United States is falling down on the job of protecting people at work. The post The Growing Crisis Of Workplace Violence Facing The Country’s Nurses appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Trans Students Have Better Options On College Applications Now

Tuesday April 26th, 2016 02:33:48 PM Casey Quinlan
They're changing their questions about prospective students' sex. The post Trans Students Have Better Options On College Applications Now appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Fast Food Industry Looks To Skirt Labor Law, With An Assist From Scott Walker

Tuesday April 26th, 2016 12:00:13 PM Alan Pyke
The fast food industry fights back. The post Fast Food Industry Looks To Skirt Labor Law, With An Assist From Scott Walker appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Kansas Governor Justifies Kicking 15,000 People Off Food Stamps

Monday April 25th, 2016 03:50:58 PM Alan Pyke
Going out and getting a job is just like staying up late to write a college paper, apparently. The post Kansas Governor Justifies Kicking 15,000 People Off Food Stamps appeared first on ThinkProgress.

‘We’re At War’ Says Organizer Behind Education Protests Sweeping The Country

Monday April 25th, 2016 12:00:32 PM Casey Quinlan
This is the organizer behind the education protests that have swept the country in recent months. The post ‘We’re At War’ Says Organizer Behind Education Protests Sweeping The Country appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Despite Legal Setback, Accreditor Of Predatory For-Profit Colleges Remains Under Microscope

Friday April 22nd, 2016 05:47:18 PM Casey Quinlan
"It's like pulling one log out of a roaring fire -- there's still plenty of heat." The post Despite Legal Setback, Accreditor Of Predatory For-Profit Colleges Remains Under Microscope appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Uber To Settle Driver Lawsuits In California And Massachusetts For Up To $100 Million

Friday April 22nd, 2016 03:06:51 PM Alan Pyke
While individual drivers stand to receive a paltry payout, the more substantive changes in the settlement hone in on the big questions surrounding so-called gig workers. The post Uber To Settle Driver Lawsuits In California And Massachusetts For Up To $100 Million appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Only One Woman Was Named CEO Of A Major American Company Last Year

Friday April 22nd, 2016 02:31:52 PM Bryce Covert
It was the lowest rate in a decade. The post Only One Woman Was Named CEO Of A Major American Company Last Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Los Angeles Mayor: Time To Quadruple Spending On Homelessness Crisis

Thursday April 21st, 2016 04:14:27 PM Alan Pyke
Mayor Eric Garcetti's new budget gives a more detailed glimpse at the city's initial efforts in what promises to be a decade-long campaign to end homelessness. The post Los Angeles Mayor: Time To Quadruple Spending On Homelessness Crisis appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Gender-Neutral Bathroom Leads To Fight At Los Angeles School

Thursday April 21st, 2016 03:45:36 PM Casey Quinlan
A fight erupted in the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday over the addition of a gender-neutral bathroom. The post Gender-Neutral Bathroom Leads To Fight At Los Angeles School appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Conservatives Aren’t Taking The Harriet Tubman News Well

Thursday April 21st, 2016 02:38:14 PM Bryce Covert
"Andrew Jackson had a history of tremendous success for the country," Donald Trump said, calling to put Tubman on a different bill. The post Conservatives Aren’t Taking The Harriet Tubman News Well appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Maryland To Become The Second State To Guarantee Fair Minimum Wage For Workers With Disabilities

Wednesday April 20th, 2016 07:35:17 PM Cory Herro
420,000 Americans with disabilities are employed this way, some at a rate of just pennies per hour. The post Maryland To Become The Second State To Guarantee Fair Minimum Wage For Workers With Disabilities appeared first on ThinkProgress.


SCOTUS Approves Broader Hacking Powers For FBI. What Could Go Wrong?

Friday April 29th, 2016 04:26:24 PM Aaron Rupar
Soon, the FBI will be able to hack into devices even when investigators don't know where they're located. The post SCOTUS Approves Broader Hacking Powers For FBI. What Could Go Wrong? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Blames Eighth Grader For His Own Police Shooting

Friday April 29th, 2016 02:55:56 PM Carimah Townes
"What do they expect us to do? Drive by?" The post Baltimore Police Commissioner Blames Eighth Grader For His Own Police Shooting appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Sorry, Donald, But Border Officials Aren’t With You On Your Wall

Friday April 29th, 2016 02:44:13 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
Even people who work along the U.S.-Mexico border aren't as obsessed with the border wall. The post Sorry, Donald, But Border Officials Aren’t With You On Your Wall appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Democrats Introduce Resolution To Protect More Immigrants From Deportation

Friday April 29th, 2016 12:28:50 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
The implications could be huge. The post Democrats Introduce Resolution To Protect More Immigrants From Deportation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Attorney General Candidate On Verge Of Bringing ‘Shoot First’ Law To Missouri

Thursday April 28th, 2016 05:56:12 PM Josh Israel
“You’re going to do whatever you need to do if your safety is in jeopardy. The question is, what happens in the lawsuit after that? Are you going to be faced with liability after that?” The post Attorney General Candidate On Verge Of Bringing ‘Shoot First’ Law To Missouri appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Oklahoma Court Rules That Having Oral Sex With A Passed Out Woman Is Not Rape

Thursday April 28th, 2016 05:20:06 PM Ian Millhiser
An oversight in Oklahoma law means that oral rape is treated very differently than other kinds of rape. The post Oklahoma Court Rules That Having Oral Sex With A Passed Out Woman Is Not Rape appeared first on ThinkProgress.

This Restaurant Serves Up Oaxacan Food With A Side Of Dignity For Undocumented Immigrants

Thursday April 28th, 2016 01:48:17 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
After making a life for themselves in the Bronx, this immigrant husband and wife team want to send a strong message to presidential candidates who want to deport them. The post This Restaurant Serves Up Oaxacan Food With A Side Of Dignity For Undocumented Immigrants appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Plan To Build The Yuugest, Classiest, Most Luxurious Constitution You’ve Ever Seen

Thursday April 28th, 2016 01:18:52 PM Ian Millhiser
The biggest threat to American democracy will come wearing sheep's clothing. The post The Plan To Build The Yuugest, Classiest, Most Luxurious Constitution You’ve Ever Seen appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Notorious Louisiana Prison Accuses Inmate Of ‘Defiance’ For Speaking With Reporters

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 06:25:50 PM Alan Pyke
A prisoner whose insights helped dethrone an allegedly corrupt prison boss says prison officials are getting revenge. The post Notorious Louisiana Prison Accuses Inmate Of ‘Defiance’ For Speaking With Reporters appeared first on ThinkProgress.

What The Next Execution Tells Us About Childhood Trauma And The Death Penalty

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 12:00:08 PM Carimah Townes
Childhood trauma and violent crime are often linked. The post What The Next Execution Tells Us About Childhood Trauma And The Death Penalty appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Supreme Court Just Reacquainted This Police Department With The First Amendment

Tuesday April 26th, 2016 03:39:30 PM Ian Millhiser
Pro Tip: punishing people for their political views typically is not allowed. The post The Supreme Court Just Reacquainted This Police Department With The First Amendment appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Even As Cleveland Pays $6 Million Over Tamir Rice Killing, Police Union Can’t Resist Victim-Blaming

Monday April 25th, 2016 09:34:52 PM Alan Pyke
The "blue wall" of police solidarity doesn't take any days off in Cleveland. The post Even As Cleveland Pays $6 Million Over Tamir Rice Killing, Police Union Can’t Resist Victim-Blaming appeared first on ThinkProgress.

U.S. Attorney General Launches Effort To Reduce Recidivism

Monday April 25th, 2016 07:54:09 PM Carimah Townes
Attorney General Loretta Lynch introduces sweeping changes to BOP policies. The post U.S. Attorney General Launches Effort To Reduce Recidivism appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Cleveland To Shell Out Millions For Tamir Rice’s Death

Monday April 25th, 2016 03:21:50 PM Carimah Townes
The decision comes 17 months after the 12-year-old's death. The post Cleveland To Shell Out Millions For Tamir Rice’s Death appeared first on ThinkProgress.

8 States Still Have Holidays Celebrating The Confederacy

Monday April 25th, 2016 03:18:58 PM Ian Millhiser
The nature of the celebration (and whether state workers get the day off) varies from state to state. The post 8 States Still Have Holidays Celebrating The Confederacy appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Man Sentenced To Die After ‘Expert’ Testified That Black People Are Dangerous

Monday April 25th, 2016 12:00:57 PM Ian Millhiser
Mr. Buck's case is a tale of racism compounded by double-standards, poor legal representation, and a system that often says that it is more important to have certainty in death sentencing than it is for courts to reach the proper result. The post Man Sentenced To Die After ‘Expert’ Testified That Black People Are Dangerous appeared first on ThinkProgress.

What We Know About The Mass Shooting In Ohio

Sunday April 24th, 2016 03:09:09 PM Bryce Covert
Eight people, all members of the same family, were killed with gunshot wounds to the head early Friday morning. The post What We Know About The Mass Shooting In Ohio appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Fed Up With Officer Violence, San Francisco Residents Go On Hunger Strike Against Police Chief

Saturday April 23rd, 2016 01:42:08 PM Carimah Townes
"We hope to set an example for the rest of the country, because our struggles are synonymous." The post Fed Up With Officer Violence, San Francisco Residents Go On Hunger Strike Against Police Chief appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Thousands Of Maryland Voters Are Headed To The Polls For The First Time. Here’s Why.

Friday April 22nd, 2016 04:36:11 PM Alice Ollstein, Kira Lerner
"It feels good that I have a voice, I have a say in who may be sitting in office." The post Thousands Of Maryland Voters Are Headed To The Polls For The First Time. Here’s Why. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

This Poll Of Latino Voters Should Terrify The Republican Party

Thursday April 21st, 2016 07:08:29 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
"Immigration is going to be a party-defining issue." The post This Poll Of Latino Voters Should Terrify The Republican Party appeared first on ThinkProgress.



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