Disagreement continues in the House

Friday August 1st, 2014 03:20:00 AM
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, RNC chairman Michael Steele, and E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist, join Alex Wagner to discuss the GOP's inability to pass the border bill.

'Sharknado' breaks Twitter (again)

Friday August 1st, 2014 02:54:16 AM
Syfy's TV movie about killer sharks in giant tornadoes had big ratings and a massive social media presence. BuzzFeed’s Ryan Broderick joins The Last Word.

Rewrite: Why no women on U.S. currency?

Friday August 1st, 2014 02:41:51 AM
President Obama says it might be time to rewrite U.S. currency to include women, and Lawrence O'Donnell has an idea about who should be on our money.

Justice Ginsburg talks 'Notorious RGB'

Friday August 1st, 2014 02:27:51 AM
Justice Ginsburg says the Tumblr site Notorious RGB

GOP spikes their own border bill

Friday August 1st, 2014 02:20:00 AM
Steve Kornacki talks to Washington Post reporter Eugene Robinson about the GOP’s failure to hold a vote on their own symbolic legislation to address the border crisis.

CIA admits to hacking Senate computers

Friday August 1st, 2014 02:18:00 AM
Steve Kornacki is joined by New York Times nation security correspondent Mark Mazzetti to discuss the implications of the CIA’s admission that the agency spied on Senate computers, despite previously denying such allegations.

Kerry, UN announce 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

Friday August 1st, 2014 02:16:50 AM
U.S. Secy. of State John Kerry calls a new cease-fire

Rolex showcased at McDonnell trial today

Friday August 1st, 2014 02:16:00 AM
Steve Kornacki discusses day four of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial, where jurors inspected the Rolex watch that was given to the Governor by Virginia businessman Jonnie Williams.

Cuomo conflict escalates with US Attorney

Friday August 1st, 2014 02:14:00 AM
Steve Kornacki talks to Blake Zeff, political editor at Salaon.com, about the new details emerging in the ethics investigation surrounding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Kornacki preps for his first ‘Debunktion‘

Friday August 1st, 2014 02:12:00 AM
Steve Kornacki is filling in for Rachel tonight, which means he is the conductor of tonight’s Debunktion Junction.


After Skype, Then What?

Friday August 1st, 2014 03:05:29 AM
On Tuesday I explained that after eight years using Skype as TPM's digital nervous system, we signed off the service for good. I've been surprised about the number of people, publicly and privately, who've asked me and other staffers what system we switched to. I didn't expect it. But it seems like there's a lot of interest. So here goes. Read More →

Brain Scientist Arrested For Bringing AR-15 To Airport To Hold Press Conference Monday

Thursday July 31st, 2014 10:47:16 PM
The brain scientist arrested last week for reportedly pointing an assault rifle at a woman and her daughter in an Arizona airport will hold a press conference on Monday, according to the Phoenix New Times.Peter Steinmetz was arrested for disorderly conduct after he brought his AR-15 to Sky Harbor International Airport. Read More →

Tampa Bay And Detroit TV Stations Throw Down Over Traded MLB Pitcher

Thursday July 31st, 2014 10:22:34 PM
The Fox News affiliates in Tampa and Detroit got into a bit of a fight Thursday afternoon after news broke that ace pitcher David Price had been traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Detroit Tigers. Read More →

Perry: 'It's Beyond Belief' That House GOP Bailed On Border Bill

Thursday July 31st, 2014 10:16:52 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) shamed House Republicans on Thursday for failing to bring their bill to address the border crisis up for a vote."It's beyond belief that Congress is abandoning its post while our border crisis continues to create humanitarian suffering, and criminal aliens still represent a clear threat to our citizens and our nation," Perry said in a statement. Read More →

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has A Badass 'Dissenting Collar'

Thursday July 31st, 2014 09:40:49 PM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has a fabulous collar collection to don with her black robe.During an extensive interview with Yahoo News' Katie Couric, Ginsburg showed off her assortment of collars. Read More →

Chaotic House GOP Delays August Recess To Work On Border Bill

Thursday July 31st, 2014 09:50:17 PM
A chaotic House Republican conference decided on Thursday to delay the start of the August recess until they muster the votes for legislation to address the border crisis."We'll stay until we vote," Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) told reporters upon emerging from a full House GOP meeting that lasted more than one and a half hour.The meeting was called after Republican leaders abruptly pulled their $659 million supplemental legislation, which also toughened up border security laws, ahead of a scheduled vote Thursday. The decision was made in the face of strong opposition from conservatives. Some on the right — including Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) — griped the plan didn't do enough to rein in President Barack Obama's executive actions on deportations. Read More →

Sen. Mark Udall Calls For Resignation Of CIA Director Brennan

Thursday July 31st, 2014 09:26:30 PM
Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) called for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan in response to an inspector general report concerning the CIA's monitoring of Senate staffers' computers. Read More →

Report: Monica Lewinsky Becomes Regular Contributor For Vanity Fair

Thursday July 31st, 2014 09:19:26 PM
Monica Lewinsky will now be a contributing writer for Vanity Fair's website on an “ongoing basis,” a representative for the magazine told Politico on Thursday. Read More →

Anti-Abortion Group Protests Minn. Clinic That Doesn't Perform Abortions

Thursday July 31st, 2014 08:50:02 PM
An anti-Abortion group in Minnesota has been campaigning against a new Planned Parenthood in Richfield, Minn., even though the clinic doesn't actually perform abortions, Cosmopolitan reported.The clinic opened at the end of June, and since then Pro-Life Action Ministries (PLAM) has been vigorously objecting to it. The group has started a petition, held meetings and are now distributing flyers around town. Read More →

Obamacare Challengers Ask SCOTUS To Take Big Case On Subsidies

Thursday July 31st, 2014 08:45:37 PM
Opponents of Obamacare who lost their legal case over federal subsidies last week are now appealing directly to the Supreme Court, CNBC reported, but it is not clear whether the Supreme Court will take the case.The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, who lost when a three-judge panel of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the subsidies on the federal Obamacare exchange, petitioned the Supreme Court on Thursday to hear their case, rather than seeking a review from the entire 4th Circuit Court. The 4th Circuit, once the most conservative federal appellate court, now has a majority of judges appointed by Democratic presidents. The lawyers noted that after last week's ruling on the case, which came the same day that another federal appeals court ruled that the subsidies were not legal, millions of people "have no idea if they may rely on the IRS’s promise to subsidize their health coverage." Read More →

CNN Anchor Lashes Out At Fox: 'You Willfully Ignorant F**ksticks’

Thursday July 31st, 2014 08:09:33 PM
CNN anchor Bill Weir lashed out at an arm of Fox News on Wednesday after it posted a tweet mocking Al Gore's efforts to combat global warming, calling the writers “willfully ignorant f**ksticks.” Read More →

Ted Nugent: Liberals Call Me A Racist Because I'm 'Doing God's Work'

Thursday July 31st, 2014 06:57:55 PM
Conservative rocker Ted Nugent published a lengthy and rambling rant hitting back at his critics on Wednesday, writing that the reason he's been described as a racist is because he's "doing God's work." Read More →

Yogis Bend Over Backwards To Avoid DC Yoga Tax: It's Not 'Physical Exercise'

Thursday July 31st, 2014 07:17:37 PM
Now that the Washington, D.C. City Council has passed a "yoga tax," which taxes gym and fitness center memberships in the city, yoga advocates are trying to contort their way out of the tax service at a "fitness club, fitness center, or gym the purpose of which is physical exercise."Richard Karpel, president of the Yoga Alliance, argues that yoga is not technically fitness, as its original purpose is not exercise. Read More →

Sums It Up

Thursday July 31st, 2014 06:38:56 PM
Democrats of course are happy to watch House GOP flail:"Just record this smile on my face," said an impish Sen. Reid, asked about the House GOP failure to vote on a border bill.— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) July 31, 2014

#SpectacularFail

Thursday July 31st, 2014 06:18:50 PM
House GOP totally has its act together now, y'all. See?

House GOP Abandons Border Crisis Bill Amid Conservative Opposition

Thursday July 31st, 2014 09:19:27 PM
House Republican leaders abruptly pulled their border supplemental legislation prior to a scheduled vote on Thursday, a sign that they lacked the votes to pass it. It appeared members would go home for recess without acting, a situation that GOP leaders wanted to avoid.Immigration-weary conservatives said the $659 million supplemental, and the subsequent measure to end the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, didn't go far enough in rebuking the president's actions.It was a remarkable defeat for the new GOP leadership team on the day that Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) stepped down as majority leader. Read More →

McDaniel: MS GOP 'Prohibited' From Giving Cochran Nomination By Its Own Rules

Thursday July 31st, 2014 06:08:08 PM
The legal team for state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS) is arguing that the Mississippi Republican Party is "prohibited" from designating Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate because doing so would have to accept "30,000 to 40,000" Democratic votes. Read More →

Colbert Unmasked

Thursday July 31st, 2014 05:57:13 PM
Stephen Colbert out of character and on camera for quite a long time, dispensing advice to teen girls. Really.

Tough Act To Follow

Thursday July 31st, 2014 05:42:22 PM
Just six more months until Michele Bachmann is out of Congress, but she's trying to make every day count.

WATCH: Colbert Sheds Character To Dish 'Grown Man' Advice To Teen Girls

Thursday July 31st, 2014 05:29:28 PM
Stephen Colbert can certainly dish out biting satire, but the comedian can also deliver some real, down-to-earth life advice when out of character. Read More →


Why America Gave Up On The Fight For A Family-Friendly Workplace, And Why It’s Starting Again

Thursday July 31st, 2014 05:44:16 PM Bryce Covert
President Obama's embrace of work/family policies marks a turning point after a long, tortured history.The post Why America Gave Up On The Fight For A Family-Friendly Workplace, And Why It’s Starting Again appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Taco Bell Manager: I Was Fired For Hiring Hispanics

Thursday July 31st, 2014 02:03:21 PM Bryce Covert
When her manager saw a Hispanic employee, she says he told her, "Didn't I tell you not to hire Hispanics?"The post Taco Bell Manager: I Was Fired For Hiring Hispanics appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Executive Order Will Make It Harder For Federal Contractors To Violate Workers’ Rights

Thursday July 31st, 2014 01:21:14 PM Alan Pyke
Companies that want to do business with the government will have to take better care of their workers after a new Obama executive order takes effect.The post Executive Order Will Make It Harder For Federal Contractors To Violate Workers’ Rights appeared first on ThinkProgress.

U.S. Paid Family Leave Versus The Rest Of The World, In Two Disturbing Charts

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 07:39:41 PM Bryce Covert
Here's how the United States's lack of paid family leave stacks up to countries around the globe.The post U.S. Paid Family Leave Versus The Rest Of The World, In Two Disturbing Charts appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Lender That Preyed Upon 17,000 Military Men And Women Must Forgive Debts, Quit Business

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 04:03:52 PM 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 ThinkProgress.

Twitter CEO’s Hashtag Q&A Derailed By Users Challenging Online Harassment Policies

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 03:21:36 PM 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.

Detroit Residents Going Without Water Will Get Relief

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 01:06:50 PM Bryce Covert
Control over Detroit's water system was handed back to the mayor after widespread protests of the shutoffs to poor residents.The post Detroit Residents Going Without Water Will Get Relief appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Workers In These Cities Should Soon Be Able To Take A Day Off If They Get Sick

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 01:39:52 PM Bryce Covert
San Diego's city council just passed paid sick leave and a minimum wage increase.The post Workers In These Cities Should Soon Be Able To Take A Day Off If They Get Sick appeared first on ThinkProgress.

4 Things You Need To Know About The State Of Social Security

Monday July 28th, 2014 08:30:04 PM Christian E. Weller
The latest figures on Social Security's finances are out and there is no reason to panic.The post 4 Things You Need To Know About The State Of Social Security appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Median Family Is Worth One Third Less Than It Was A Decade Ago

Monday July 28th, 2014 06:19:01 PM Alan Pyke
Household wealth has rebounded at the top, but continues to slide for families in the middle and at the bottom of the economic ladder.The post The Median Family Is Worth One Third Less Than It Was A Decade Ago appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The One Area Where Silicon Valley Lags Behind The Rest Of The World

Monday July 28th, 2014 03:29:57 PM Bryce Covert
More than half of American technology companies have no women in their leadership.The post The One Area Where Silicon Valley Lags Behind The Rest Of The World appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Fast Food Workers Will Now Use Civil Disobedience In Their Fight For Higher Wages

Monday July 28th, 2014 12:59:12 PM Bryce Covert
Fast food workers called for civil disobedience in their campaign for a $15 wage and the right to form a union.The post Fast Food Workers Will Now Use Civil Disobedience In Their Fight For Higher Wages appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Proof That Feminism Hasn’t Ruined Marriage

Friday July 25th, 2014 05:31:25 PM Bryce Covert
While it used to be that women who were better educated than their husbands were more likely to divorce, that's reversed.The post Proof That Feminism Hasn’t Ruined Marriage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Billionaire Blasts Companies That Jump Overseas To Duck Taxes: ‘I’m Selling Your Stock’

Friday July 25th, 2014 03:58:12 PM Alan Pyke
Mark Cuban would rather see corporate America reinvest at home than pretend that shrinking tax liability by moving overseas is good for growth.The post Billionaire Blasts Companies That Jump Overseas To Duck Taxes: ‘I’m Selling Your Stock’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

What Can The United States Learn From South Korea’s Dominance In Higher Education?

Friday July 25th, 2014 01:58:41 PM Olivia Murray
South Korea has left the United States far behind when it comes to attaining college degrees.The post What Can The United States Learn From South Korea’s Dominance In Higher Education? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

After Firing CEO Over Sexual Harassment Charges, American Apparel Adds One Woman To Its Board

Friday July 25th, 2014 12:46:05 PM Bryce Covert
Adding one woman to its board isn't likely to bring about substantial change.The post After Firing CEO Over Sexual Harassment Charges, American Apparel Adds One Woman To Its Board appeared first on ThinkProgress.

PETA Offers To Help Pay Water Bills For Struggling Detroit Residents — But Only If They Go Vegan

Thursday July 24th, 2014 08:56:38 PM Annie-Rose Strasser
PETA wants to be the savior, but it's using veganism as a bargaining chip. The post PETA Offers To Help Pay Water Bills For Struggling Detroit Residents — But Only If They Go Vegan appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Female Small Business Owners Aren’t Getting Enough Loans

Thursday July 24th, 2014 08:16:29 PM Bryce Covert
Women own 30 percent of the country's businesses but get a much smaller portion of business loans.The post Female Small Business Owners Aren’t Getting Enough Loans appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Paul Ryan’s New Poverty Proposal Would Have Government Micromanage Poor People’s Lives

Thursday July 24th, 2014 05:03:50 PM Bryce Covert
Rather than giving poor people the ability to decide what's best for their lives, Paul Ryan's poverty proposal calls for strict contracts they have to follow.The post Paul Ryan’s New Poverty Proposal Would Have Government Micromanage Poor People’s Lives appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Poverty Experts Skeptical That Paul Ryan’s Plan Can Actually Reduce Poverty

Thursday July 24th, 2014 04:12:51 PM Igor Volsky
Paul Ryan's new plan sounds logical -- but will it actually work?The post Poverty Experts Skeptical That Paul Ryan’s Plan Can Actually Reduce Poverty appeared first on ThinkProgress.


Boehner Encourages Obama To Take Executive Action, One Day After Voting To Sue Obama Over Executive Action

Thursday July 31st, 2014 08:56:42 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
House Republicans say that the President can fix the border situation "without the need for congressional action."The post Boehner Encourages Obama To Take Executive Action, One Day After Voting To Sue Obama Over Executive Action appeared first on ThinkProgress.

U.S. Judge: Federal Government Can Seize Emails Even If They’re Stored Overseas

Thursday July 31st, 2014 08:37:27 PM Lauren C. Williams
Microsoft must hand over emails stored in its data center in Ireland in accordance with a federal warrant, a judge ruled Thursday. The post U.S. Judge: Federal Government Can Seize Emails Even If They’re Stored Overseas appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Male Justices Don’t Understand What Hobby Lobby Meant For Women

Thursday July 31st, 2014 03:41:40 PM Nicole Flatow
"Contraceptive protection is something every woman must have access to, to control her own destiny."The post Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Male Justices Don’t Understand What Hobby Lobby Meant For Women appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Meet Carolina, Who Brought Her Daughters 1,500 Miles To The U.S. So They Wouldn’t Be Raped

Thursday July 31st, 2014 01:00:13 PM Jack Jenkins
“They rape [the girls], then they cut their throats. Or if they don’t rape them [and kill them], they leave them pregnant. And if we try to rat them out or go to the police, they’ll kill us. They put us in plastic bags and leave us on the shore,” Carolina said.The post Meet Carolina, Who Brought Her Daughters 1,500 Miles To The U.S. So They Wouldn’t Be Raped appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Texas Lawmaker Uses Ethnic Slur To Describe Child Victims Of Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 09:41:39 PM 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.

These Three Central American Kids Who Fled Violence Are Asking Congress To Help Others Like Them

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 08:10:32 PM 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 Three Central American Kids Who Fled Violence Are Asking Congress To Help Others Like Them appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How This Lawyer Who Dared To Call The Constitution ‘Progressive’ Just Became A Judge Without A Hitch

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 04:46:16 PM 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.

Inside A Converted New Mexico Detention Center, ‘Swift Process’ May Mean Asylum Claims Overlooked

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 01:00:25 PM Guest Contributor
As unprecedented numbers of women and children cross the U.S.-Mexico border, the hustle to send them back may come at a cost.The post Inside A Converted New Mexico Detention Center, ‘Swift Process’ May Mean Asylum Claims Overlooked appeared first on ThinkProgress.

More Than 90 Percent Of Child Migrants With Lawyers Show Up In Immigration Court

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 07:29:08 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
New statistics demolish unsubstantiated claims that migrant children rarely show up for their immigration hearings. The post More Than 90 Percent Of Child Migrants With Lawyers Show Up In Immigration Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.

NRA Lobbyist Compares Gun Safety Law To Nazi Germany

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 03:51:17 PM Will Freeman
How an NRA statement against a Washington gun safety bill turned into an anti-Semitic rant.The post NRA Lobbyist Compares Gun Safety Law To Nazi Germany appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Gripping New Ad Shows What Happens When You Mix Guns With Domestic Violence

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 03:22:18 PM Nicole Flatow
Three senators who voted against the popular background check expansion are the target of the ad. And gun groups are betting constituent could sway them to vote for key domestic violence protections. The post Gripping New Ad Shows What Happens When You Mix Guns With Domestic Violence appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Court Upholds Florida Law That Punishes Doctors For Talking About Guns

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 01:00:24 PM Nicole Flatow
Florida's "physician gag rule" could have major implications as policymakers seek to address gun violence as a public health issue.The post Court Upholds Florida Law That Punishes Doctors For Talking About Guns appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Single Mom Faces Mandatory Minimum Three Years In Prison For Apparent Inadvertent Gun Violation

Monday July 28th, 2014 09:01:09 PM Josh Israel
Shaneen Allen is being charged under New Jersey's Graves Act, which eliminates judge's discretion. The post Single Mom Faces Mandatory Minimum Three Years In Prison For Apparent Inadvertent Gun Violation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Immigration Officials Detained Hundreds Of Pregnant Women Despite Policy Change

Monday July 28th, 2014 08:39:22 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
Immigration officials insisted, "we don't detain pregnant women," but a new investigation found hundreds of pregnant detainees. The post Immigration Officials Detained Hundreds Of Pregnant Women Despite Policy Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

To Escape Poverty, Hundreds Vie To Become Executioners In India

Monday July 28th, 2014 07:21:57 PM Shannon Greenwood
Even the most grotesque of jobs can be appealing in order to escape crushing debt and poverty.The post To Escape Poverty, Hundreds Vie To Become Executioners In India appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Video Shows Cop Ticketing Homeless Veteran For Sleeping In His Vehicle

Monday July 28th, 2014 04:40:14 PM Scott Keyes
Cities across the country are passing new ordinances to crack down on homeless people sleeping in the only shelter many of them have: their vehicle.The post Video Shows Cop Ticketing Homeless Veteran For Sleeping In His Vehicle appeared first on ThinkProgress.

At The Border, Migrant Crisis Tests Whether Politicians Can Translate Compassion Into Action

Monday July 28th, 2014 01:00:47 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
Texas lawmakers are expressing sympathy for migrant children. But for many, their rhetoric isn't reflected in reform proposals.The post At The Border, Migrant Crisis Tests Whether Politicians Can Translate Compassion Into Action appeared first on ThinkProgress.

CORRECTED: Bachmann And Migrant Children

Sunday July 27th, 2014 04:49:32 PM Jeff Spross
A fake news site is spreading a false story that Michele Bachmann is calling for "Americanization Facilities" for migrant children.The post CORRECTED: Bachmann And Migrant Children appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Fox News Contributor Calls On U.S. To Welcome Immigrant Children

Sunday July 27th, 2014 04:04:30 PM Zack Ford
Conservative columnist George Will wants to welcome the unaccompanied minors from Central America and help them become U.S. citizens.The post Fox News Contributor Calls On U.S. To Welcome Immigrant Children appeared first on ThinkProgress.

House Votes To Gut Tax Benefit For Low-Income Immigrant Families

Friday July 25th, 2014 06:43:56 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
The bill could affect 5.5 million children and their families. The post House Votes To Gut Tax Benefit For Low-Income Immigrant Families appeared first on ThinkProgress.



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