Jeb Bush fights back against Donald Trump

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 11:14:36 PM
Jeb Bush is no longer ignoring Donald Trump. Bush has a tough new attack on Trump, but is it too little too late? NBC News’ Perry Bacon, Salon’s Joan Walsh and the Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim discuss.

Actress Sonia Manzano visits PoliticsNation

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 10:47:37 PM
Rev. Sharpton talks to actress Sonia Manzano, also known as Maria from “Sesame Street,” about her plans to leave the show after more than 40 years on the show. She discusses her next project and her new book.

Jeb finally fires back at Donald Trump

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 10:16:13 PM
After weeks of Trump attacking Jeb Bush on the campaign trail, Bush is finally hitting back. Rev. Sharpton talks to Jonathan Alter and Cornell Belcher about a new ad by Bush and whether his new approach will work.

Illinois manhunt for 3 alleged killers

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 10:00:30 PM
The massive manhunt for three suspects in Illinois continues as they’re linked to the shooting death of a police officer. Rev. Sharpton has the latest from a team of reporters and law experts.

James O'Keefe wants his $35 back

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 09:58:29 PM Alex Seitz-Wald
The conservative sting video journalist promised an explosive new tape targeting Hillary Clinton, but the footage is more fizzle than sizzle.

Santorum hopes second time's the charm

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 09:57:00 PM Emma Margolin
It’s the second election in a row that former Sen. Rick Santorum has pulled off such a feat. Though it’s unlikely to mean as much for him this time around.

Carly Fiorina scores debate victory

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 09:43:15 PM Carrie Dann
Fiorina's deputy campaign manager, Sarah Isgur Flores, tweeted thanks to the candidate's supporters.

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 9.1.15

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 09:30:50 PM Steve Benen
Today's edition of quick hits.

Political fallout grows in Clinton email...

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 09:28:00 PM
NBC News Political Editor Carrie Dann joins to discuss the mounting political fallout caused by Hillary's Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State.

How secure is Hillary Clinton's email server?

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 09:18:00 PM
Robert Siciliano, CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com, joins Nisha Chittal to discuss the importance of email server security in light of Hillary Clinton's email scandal.


CNN Rule Change For GOP Debate Opens The Door For Carly Fiorina

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 10:06:39 PM
Facing criticisms from various quarters that the way CNN had structured its Sept. 16 debate would leave out Carly Fiorina despite her bump in the polls after August's "kiddie table" debate, CNN announced a rule change Tuesday that will open the door for candidates who have surged in more recent polls to participate in the main debate.Under the previous criteria, the candidates that placed in the top 10 in an average of approved national polls between July 16 and September 10 would be invited to the main debate, which is being held in Simi Valley California.The rule change announced Tuesday stipulates that if a candidate does not make that top 10 cut off, but makes the top 10 based on polls between August 7 and September 10, he or she "will be added to the debate stage and will appear in 'Segment B' of the debate." Segment B is the main debate of the top-tier candidates. As things stand now, Fiorina would not qualify for the main debate under the old criteria, but would qualify under the new criteria, CNN said in its report on the change. The rule change means that more than 10 candidates could end up participating in the main debate. In a statement, CNN said that when it had crafted the initial rules, it had expected more polls to have been conducted than the five that will likely have been conducted between the first debate and the CNN debate deadline."As a result, we now believe we should adjust the criteria to ensure the next debate best reflects the most current state of the national race," CNN said.The Republican National Committee -- which has faced scrutiny for outsourcing its debate rules to the networks -- praised the decision:"I applaud CNN for recognizing the historic nature of this debate and fully support the network’s decision to amend their criteria," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.

Illinois Officer Shot And Killed By 3 Suspects ID'd As Manhunt Continues

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 09:25:22 PM
The Fox Lake, Ill. police officer who has shot and killed by three suspects Tuesday has been identified as Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, a 32-year veteran of the force and father of four sons. A massive search by local and federal officials for three suspects, described only as two white men and one black man, was still underway after eight hours late Tuesday afternoon.In a news conference, Lake County sheriff's department spokesman Chris Covelli said Gliniewicz radioed that he was beginning a "foot pursuit" during a routine patrol shortly before 8 a.m. CT on Tuesday. Other responding officers later found Gliniewicz wounded in a marshy area, stripped of his gun and other gear. He died at the scene.The Chicago Tribune reported that Gliniewicz went by the nickname "G.I Joe" in the department."He's got four sons who are going to have to go on alone," Terry Resetar, Gliniewicz' mother-in-law, told the Tribune.Contrary to earlier reports, no arrests have been made in the officer's killing, and the search is ongoing.

Roger Stone To TPM: Donald Trump And Fox News Both Won The 'Food Fight'

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 08:58:38 PM
Pundits argued about whether Donald Trump or Fox News had the upper hand in the aftermath of the first GOP debate in which anchor Megyn Kelly famously asked the unapologetic billionaire about his history of making derogatory comments about women. But longtime Trump friend and former adviser Roger Stone told TPM as part of a wide-ranging interview set to be published Wednesday that both the conservative news channel and the GOP frontrunner emerged from the "food fight" on stronger footing. "Trump and Fox both won when 24 million people tuned into the debate," Stone told TPM in a phone interview Tuesday.The longtime Republican operative, who's written for FoxNews.com in the past, pointed out that while Trump's debate stage antics handed Fox News a rating slam dunk, the real estate mogul got his message out in front a massive audience of Republican primary voters. "I mean Fox News has a supreme position as the gold standard in terms of communications with the very voters that Trump cares about," he said. "In other words, the audience for Fox is not the same as the audience for CNN. The Fox audience is the most important audience. I think they’re reaching 8 out of 10 Republican primary voters."Look for the rest of TPM's interview with Stone on Wednesday.

Trump Attack Video Blasts The Bush Family

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 08:36:25 PM
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's new attack video shows GOP rival and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush complimenting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's service. "We recognize the commitment of someone who has devoted her life to public service," Jeb Bush said in a snippet during Trump's video, which was released on Trump's Instagram account Tuesday.Bush made the comments at an award ceremony in 2013 in which Clinton received the Liberty Medal award. Jeb Bush thanked both Bill and Hillary for their service in the video clip.But Trump's attack on the Bush family didn't stop there.The video also featured comments from former President George W. Bush, from an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley in 2014.Bush had called Bill Clinton his "brother from another mother" and Crowley asked him what that made Hillary Clinton.Bush's response, "my sister-in-law" was used in Trump's video, which was posted to social media with the caption, "No more Clintons or Bushes!"Watch the video: No more Clintons or Bushes! A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Sep 1, 2015 at 12:19pm PDT

Scott Walker: All The Fuss Over Canadian Border Wall Comment 'Just A Joke'

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 08:55:37 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Tuesday that things had "run amok" with reports that he was open to building a wall on the U.S.' northern border and that all the talk was "just a joke."Appearing on Fox News' "America’s Newsroom," the 2016 candidate addressed criticisms he had received after he said Sunday that building a wall was a "legitimate issue" to be considered. "This is just a joke in terms of how people react to things,” Walker said. “I’ve said for some time that we need to secure the southern border. I’ve talked about the infrastructure, the personnel and the technology needed there. I’ve talked about enforcing the laws.”He suggested that his comments had been misreported, and that the "legitimate issue" remark was concerning a question he had been asked by a constituent about the staffing and resources required to work alongside law enforcement on the northern border.“I’ve never talked about a wall at the north, I’m certainly not now,” Walker said. “That’s just what happens when things get run amok.”The issue was first brought up on "Meet The Press" Sunday, where Chuck Todd asked if Walker consider building a wall along the country's border with Canada."They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at," Walker told Todd.

Police Arrest Man Impersonating Secret Service In Majority Whip's Office

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 09:01:43 PM
Police arrested a man who allegedly entered House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's (R-LA) office last month, yelling at staffers and claiming to be with the Secret Service. The Hill reported Darryl Sharp, 54, entered Scalise's office on the afternoon of Aug. 19, yelling at staff members and demanding paperwork while saying he was with the Secret Service. Staffers called Capitol Police, who arrested him.Sharp, who was charged with false personification of a police officer for the incident, has been arrested on the Capitol grounds twice before, according to court documents.The incident is another blow to the Secret Service, which has been marred by high-profile missteps over the last year. In March, two agents allegedly hit a White House security barrier during an active bomb investigation while driving under the influence, and a knife-wielding White House fence jumper made it past agents and all the way to the East Room in September.This post has been updated.

Team Ben Carson Touchy About Same-Sex Marriage Questions

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 06:06:25 PM
A well-known confidante of Dr. Ben Carson said Tuesday that questions about the candidate's views on a Kentucky clerk's refusal to grant marriage licenses to gay couples are just "trying to create something that's new."“Dr. Carson has said since the Supreme Court ruling that it is the law of land and that's what he respects,” a highly agitated Armstrong Williams told TPM in a phone interview. Williams, who has been described as Carson's "media machine," forcefully referred TPM to comments made by Carson in June."And guess what? We called you personally to make sure you were no longer confused," Williams said. "If I sound so forceful for it, it's because we are ... there's no agenda here unless you create one."The questions were prompted by a tweet from a Buzzfeed editor Tuesday:Rep for @RealBenCarson tells me re: Kim Davis that Carson believes SCOTUS ruling law of the land and should be respected.— Kyle Blaine (@kyletblaine) September 1, 2015Davis is the Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis who is citing her personal religious objections to granting same-sex marriage licenses in a court battle that has dragged on for weeks. TPM reached out to the Carson campaign for elaboration on the comment tweeted by Buzzfeed, via its online submission form. When TPM did not immediately receive a response, it followed up with Williams, who called back promptly."It is old news," a clearly annoyed Williams said of Carson's marriage views. "You are trying to create something that's new."When TPM asked Williams to elaborate on his involvement with the Carson campaign, Williams said it was irrelevant.An August profile by The Hill on Williams describes him as having no official role in the campaign, but being very involved in Carson's day-to-day decisions.At press time, the Carson campaign had not returned TPM's initial request.

Defiant Clerk: Issuing Licenses To Gay Couples Is 'Heaven Or Hell Decision'

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 05:30:50 PM
Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis said she would not resign from her public post in a statement released Tuesday, but also asked for the freedom to deny marriage licenses to gay couples based on her religious beliefs, calling it a "decision of obedience." A federal judge had earlier ordered Davis and her entire staff to appear in court after she again refused to issue any marriage licenses Tuesday, even after the Supreme Court ruled against her.Read Davis' full statement below, via Liberty Counsel:I have worked in the Rowan County Clerk’s office for 27 years as a Deputy Clerk and was honored to be elected as the Clerk in November 2014, and took office in January 2015. I love my job and the people of Rowan County. I have never lived any place other than Rowan County. Some people have said I should resign, but I have done my job well. This year we are on track to generate a surplus for the county of 1.5 million dollars. In addition to my desire to serve the people of Rowan County, I owe my life to Jesus Christ who loves me and gave His life for me. Following the death of my godly mother-in-law over four years ago, I went to church to fulfill her dying wish. There I heard a message of grace and forgiveness and surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. I am not perfect. No one is. But I am forgiven and I love my Lord and must be obedient to Him and to the Word of God. I never imagined a day like this would come, where I would be asked to violate a central teaching of Scripture and of Jesus Himself regarding marriage. To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience. It is not a light issue for me. It is a Heaven or Hell decision. For me it is a decision of obedience. I have no animosity toward anyone and harbor no ill will. To me this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God’s Word. It is a matter of religious liberty, which is protected under the First Amendment, the Kentucky Constitution, and in the Kentucky Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Our history is filled with accommodations for people’s religious freedom and conscience. I want to continue to perform my duties, but I also am requesting what our Founders envisioned – that conscience and religious freedom would be protected. That is all I am asking. I never sought to be in this position, and I would much rather not have been placed in this position. I have received death threats from people who do not know me. I harbor nothing against them. I was elected by the people to serve as the County Clerk. I intend to continue to serve the people of Rowan County, but I cannot violate my conscience. Photo: Supporters of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis file into the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

Poll: More GOPers Have Negative View Of Fox's Megyn Kelly After The Debate

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 05:01:20 PM
More Republicans have a negative view of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly after her presidential debate row with real estate mogul Donald Trump, according to a poll released Tuesday. The national survey from Public Policy Polling found that 20 percent of Republicans viewed Kelly negatively, up from 9 percent when the Democratic-leaning firm last tested her favorability in December 2013. Forty-two percent of respondents said they viewed Kelly favorably, down just a tick from the 44 percent who said they viewed her favorably in 2013.It's worth noting, however, that the poll found Republicans trust Trump and Kelly roughly equally: 37 percent of respondents said they trusted the billionaire more while 34 percent said they trusted the Fox News anchor more.The poll surveyed 572 Republican primary voters by phone and online from Aug. 28-30. It had a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.

No Place Left To Hide

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 05:01:42 PM
Federal judge summons Kentucky county clerk AND her entire staff to explain why she should not face stiff fine or jail time for refusing the court's order to issue same-sex marriage licenses, with special video bonus of her refusing a license to a gay couple this morning after the Supreme Court declined to bail her out.

Manhunt For Armed Suspects After Illinois Police Officer Fatally Shot

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 06:27:32 PM
A massive manhunt is underway in suburban Illinois after three suspects reportedly shot and killed a police officer. According to a report from Chicago station WGN, police are searching for three armed suspects, one black man and two white men, near Fox Lake, Ill, a township of 10,000 about an hour an a half outside of Chicago.The officer was on a routine patrol around 8 a.m. CT when he went to investigate "suspicious activity," a Lake County Sheriff's spokesman said. The officer radioed that he was beginning a foot pursuit before communication was lost, the Chicago Tribune reported. The officer was found wounded when a backup officer arrived, and he died at the scene.The officer was found stripped of his gun, pepper spray, and other gear. Lake County Sheriff Chief Doug Larsson told NBC Chicago that the suspects are armed with a pistol.BuzzFeed News reported the officer had pulled over the three suspects for a traffic stop, a report that conflicted with local news media accounts. Lake County Detective Christopher Covelli declined to say how many times the officer had been shot during an interview on CNN. The network reported that the officer was a 32-year veteran of the force.Officer are pursuing the suspects with helicopters and K-9 units. The FBI and U.S. marshals are also involved in the search.A local high school was put on lockdown because of the manhunt, and service on Metra's Milwaukee District North Line has also temporarily been suspended.Still on the hunt. Going door to door again too. #FoxLake pic.twitter.com/Qc1yOsKTfA— Jason Schweitzer (@JSchweitzer19) September 1, 2015This post has been updated.

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Trump Supporters Say Obama Is Muslim

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 04:36:53 PM
Two-thirds of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's supporters nationwide said they believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, according to a poll released Tuesday. The poll from Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm, found that 66 percent of Trump supporters said they believed that Obama is a Muslim while just 12 percent of those who favor the real estate mogul believe Obama is a Christian.Supporters of just three establishment GOP candidates — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) — were more inclined to believe Obama was a Christian than a Muslim, according to the poll.PPP's survey also found that 61 percent of Trump supporters said they did not believe Obama was born in the United States. That finding expands on a data point included in a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll also released Tuesday: nearly half of Iowa caucusgoers supporting Trump believed Obama was foreign born, according to that survey.The poll surveyed 572 Republican primary voters by phone and online from Aug. 28-30. It had a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.

Laura Ingraham's Website: 'McKinley Assassinated Again' By Obama Decision

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 04:21:54 PM
A post published on conservative radio host Laura Ingraham's website, Lifezette, this week said that President William McKinley was "assassinated again" when President Obama decided to rename North America's tallest peak. Obama announced Sunday that he would change the name of Mt. McKinley to the Alaska Native name, Denali. A slew of Ohio Republicans, including Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich as well as House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) have expressed their disappointment in Obama's decision.The post carried the headline "McKinley Assassinated Again" and the subhead "Obama changes mountain's name as erasure of our history continues." It included a bad photoshop image of Obama crossing out a sign that read "Mt. McKinley (American Heritage)" with red spray paint.Jon Conradi, Lifezette's director of audience engagement, whose LinkedIn page also identifies him as a former communications director for the U.S. House as well as a Republican operative, wrote the post.Here's one excerpt:But what did President William McKinley ever do to President Obama?President McKinley was a Republican, of course, not ideal for making it into Obama’s good graces. The governor of Ohio-turned-president also raised protective tariffs on American goods, a policy quite antithetical to the current president’s quest to cede American sovereignty, and manufacturing jobs, to Pacific Rim nations through a misguided free-trade accord dubbed the Trans-Pacific Partnership.Conradi continued:The forces of political correctness wish to return America to a blank slate from which they can color the canvass of the future with their progressive vision of society defined by sexuality, secularism, and government dependence. But first they need to get all that pesky history, and proud American heritage, out of the way. President McKinley is their latest victim.The peak was named after McKinley during his first candidacy for the presidency in 1896 and was officially minted Mount McKinley by President Wilson in 1917 to memorialize the president and his historic administration. The president has found greater cause with politically correct forces who believe the peak’s moniker was offensive to Native Americans, who knew the summit as Denali.Composite photo by TPM with images via LifeZette and AP.

Someone Burned The N-Word Into A Black Florida Man’s Front Lawn

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 03:37:32 PM
A black resident of Palm Bay, Florida told television station WESH that he discovered the N-word burned into his front lawn with chemicals on Monday morning. Courtney Gordon said he reported the vandalism, which was comprised of large three-foot letters, to the police.“I feel like this is a threat to me and my family, so I’m not too happy about it,” Gordon told the TV station. “You can see them slowing down when they go by my house, so everybody’s just driving by and reading it.” Gordon said police were investigating the incident but they told him that it will be a difficult crime to solve unless someone confesses.Gordon said he told officers he believes he knows who is responsible. “I have a feeling of who done it. It’s like a group of them, and I leave them to God," Gordon said. "I'm a big guy, so they're not gonna come to me and say that. They did it like the way they did it, behind my back and at night."

Trollolol

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 03:45:43 PM
If you weren't following on Twitter, you missed James O'Keefe's big belly flop this morning in front of the DC political press. Really must read.

Anti-Obama Fever Not Broken Yet

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 03:16:08 PM
I'm unreasonably excited about the prospect of Republicans in Congress trying to reverse Obama's Denali decision. If you need a metaphor for late-stage anti-Obama fever, this is it.

Reporters Scoff At James O'Keefe's Big New 'Scoop' To Destroy Hillary

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 03:21:15 PM
James O'Keefe promised a new undercover video campaign that would expose "illegal activity conducted by high-level employees within Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign." Tuesday, he released the first video, produced by his group Project Veritas Action. His group's big scoop?That a Canadian citizen spent $75 on Hillary swag at Clinton's June campaign kickoff event.Reporters at the press conference O'Keefe held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to unveil the latest "gotcha" could not contain their disdain. "Is this a joke?" one reporter asked O'Keefe. In the five-minute video, a Project Veritas member approached the booth at the event on New York's Roosevelt Island alongside an apparent Canadian citizen, who Project Veritas says it did not know but was in line with by "pure happenstance."The Canadian citizen asked if she could purchase some campaign gear. The campaign staff at the booth -- which included Director of Marketing Molly Barker and Compliance Manager Erin Tibe -- informed her that since she was not a U.S. citizen, she could not legally contribute to the campaign. The undercover Project Veritas member then offers to take the Canadian woman's cash and make the contribution for her.The video then jumps to a printout of Federal Election Commission laws, which prohibits foreign nationals from contributing to a campaign, directly or indirectly."Molly Barker broker the law by allowing our journalist to become the middleman," the video says.At an event Tuesday to roll out the video, reporters seemed incredulous at best. Reporter says to O'Keefe "...this is about 9 t shirts. It doesn't seem like much of a bombshell..."— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) September 1, 2015Q from @Olivianuzzi: Is this a joke? This feels like a prank. O'Keefe: The Clinton campaign doesn't think it's a joke.— Emma Roller (@emmaroller) September 1, 2015I feel like I am inside of a gigantic hoax— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) September 1, 2015When grilled by reporters there, O'Keefe admitted that he did not know the identity of the Canadian, that the campaign contribution made by the Canadian woman was actually $30-$40, and that Project Veritas also likely violated the law.Q from @Milbank You acknowledge your org broke the law. Is that an acceptable means to this end? PV: This is a spontaneous, one-time event.— Emma Roller (@emmaroller) September 1, 2015Reporter to O'Keefe "you've acknowledged that your organization broke the law...."— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) September 1, 2015James O'Keefe says holds himself to same standard as MSM, but won't reveal name of journo. Says she's like a "hybrid" source/journalist.— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) September 1, 2015PV won't name woman who did straw purchase @aseitzwald: So she's more of a source than a journalist? O'Keefe: "She's kind of like a hybrid."— Emma Roller (@emmaroller) September 1, 201Project Veritas spox clarifies that the PV "journalist's" purchase for the Canadian citizen was actually more like $30-$40.— Emma Roller (@emmaroller) September 1, 2015O'Keefe admits he doesn't know the identity of the Canadian woman— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) September 1, 2015Nevertheless, O'Keefe compared his group to SEAL Team Six."These are not amateurs. We have a sort of seal team 6" O'Keefe says of his undercover "journalists"— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) September 1, 2015At the end of Tuesday's video, O'Keefe promises more videos that will show the Clinton campaign is breaking election law "at every level.""Stay tuned Hillary, and check your email," O'Keefe says.

Stonewalling Could Get Pricey

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 03:03:41 PM
Same-sex couples ask judge to impose fine against recalcitrant Kentucky clerk still refusing to issue them marriage licenses, but stop short of asking for jail time.

Mike Huckabee: Congress Should Block Obama's Renaming Of Mt. McKinley

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 02:58:18 PM
Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Monday that Congress should step in to block President Obama's decision to rename North America's tallest peak. Obama announced Sunday that he would change the name of Mt. McKinley to the Alaska Native name, Denali. A slew of Ohio Republicans, including Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich as well as House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) have expressed their disappointment in Obama's decision.On Monday, NewsmaxTV's Steve Malzberg asked Huckabee for his thoughts on the name change."It's amazing to me that the President would rename the nation's tallest mountain after a GMC truck," Huckabee said. "That's pretty remarkable in it of itself."GMC has a truck called the Denali."Just kidding, of course, Steve, but the outrage is two fold: one that the President thinks he can do whatever he wants even renaming a national landmark," Huckabee said during the phone interview. "I'm wondering what's next. The renaming of the Washington monument to the Obama monument?""Where the heck is the Republican Congress that's supposed to be a check and balance? I'd like to see them stand up and say he can't do it," Huckabee told Malzberg.

Jeb To Trump: You're Not A Real Republican

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 02:51:59 PM
The inevitable Jeb v. Trump action is heating up.


Judge In California Delivers Uber’s Worst Nightmare

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 10:03:28 PM Alan Pyke

The biggest threat to Uber's business model just gained a whole lot of momentum. The post Judge In California Delivers Uber’s Worst Nightmare appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Chicago’s Impending Toll Road Strike And How Outsourcing Government Services Can Be A Bad Bet

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 05:47:34 PM Alan Pyke

The publicly-built, privately-managed Chicago Skyway is the fastest way to vacation destinations on the shore. The post Chicago’s Impending Toll Road Strike And How Outsourcing Government Services Can Be A Bad Bet appeared first on ThinkProgress.

CEO Chalks Up Outrage Over ‘Slave Tetris’ To Cultural Differences Between Europe And The U.S.

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 02:31:39 PM Casey Quinlan

The CEO of a gaming company responded to criticism of a game on the slave trade. The post CEO Chalks Up Outrage Over ‘Slave Tetris’ To Cultural Differences Between Europe And The U.S. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

New California Law Is A Big Step Forward For Working Women

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 02:13:53 PM Bryce Covert

The law was unanimously approved by the state Senate and the governor has said that he'll sign it into law. The post New California Law Is A Big Step Forward For Working Women appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Airline Agrees To Stop Firing Flight Attendants For Getting Married, But Only After UN Investigation

Monday August 31st, 2015 06:34:29 PM Bryce Covert

Previous policies that required employees to get permission to marry and simply fired those who got pregnant have been phased out, according to the company. The post Airline Agrees To Stop Firing Flight Attendants For Getting Married, But Only After UN Investigation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Bowing To Demands Of Wall Street, Walmart Cuts Hours To Trim Costs

Monday August 31st, 2015 02:18:17 PM Bryce Covert

The company is now trying to trim costs even as higher wages are already helping to boost sales. The post Bowing To Demands Of Wall Street, Walmart Cuts Hours To Trim Costs appeared first on ThinkProgress.

For Profit Colleges, Students Of Color And The Debt Crisis No One Really Talks About

Monday August 31st, 2015 12:00:02 PM Casey Quinlan

The burden of student debt weighs even more heavily on black and Hispanic college students. The post For Profit Colleges, Students Of Color And The Debt Crisis No One Really Talks About appeared first on ThinkProgress.

South Dakota Lawmaker Proposes Genital Inspections For Trans High School Athletes

Sunday August 30th, 2015 01:00:36 PM Casey Quinlan

A South Dakota legislator thinks a birth certificate or genital examination is the only way schools should determine an athlete's gender identity. The post South Dakota Lawmaker Proposes Genital Inspections For Trans High School Athletes appeared first on ThinkProgress.

These New Orleans Residents Are Still Trying To Go Home

Saturday August 29th, 2015 01:00:33 PM Bryce Covert

Funding shortfalls, legal barriers, and other obstacles mean that many residents are still fighting their way home. The post These New Orleans Residents Are Still Trying To Go Home appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Connecticut Proves Homelessness Is Solveable By Finding Homes For All Its Chronically Homeless Vets

Friday August 28th, 2015 01:28:33 PM Bryce Covert

Three other states have committed to reaching the same goal by the end of the year. The post Connecticut Proves Homelessness Is Solveable By Finding Homes For All Its Chronically Homeless Vets appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Bankers Are Buying Baltimore’s Debt, Charging Families Crazy Interest Rates, Then Taking Their Homes

Thursday August 27th, 2015 08:58:33 PM Alice Ollstein

"Our legal system can be and all too often is stacked against those who have the least power, who are the most vulnerable," said Hillary Clinton, who has taken donations from the hedge funds preying on Baltimore residents. The post Bankers Are Buying Baltimore’s Debt, Charging Families Crazy Interest Rates, Then Taking Their Homes appeared first on ThinkProgress.

When Calling The Police On An Abusive Partner Leads To A Victim Losing Her Home

Thursday August 27th, 2015 06:52:54 PM Bryce Covert

"Women should not have to choose between being homeless and staying alive or keeping their children alive." The post When Calling The Police On An Abusive Partner Leads To A Victim Losing Her Home appeared first on ThinkProgress.

With Market Rates Unaffordable, Oakland Turns To Building Teacher-Only Affordable Housing

Thursday August 27th, 2015 06:43:24 PM Alan Pyke

An acre of real estate in Oakland seemed destined to host luxury housing. But now, it could become a teachers' village. The post With Market Rates Unaffordable, Oakland Turns To Building Teacher-Only Affordable Housing appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Gap Will End Scheduling Practices That Wreak Havoc On Workers’ Lives

Thursday August 27th, 2015 01:32:27 PM Bryce Covert

The company announced that it will end the use of on-call shifts and give employees advance notice of their schedules. The post Gap Will End Scheduling Practices That Wreak Havoc On Workers’ Lives appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Getting Murdered At Work Is Incredibly Common In The U.S.

Wednesday August 26th, 2015 08:16:47 PM Bryce Covert

The shooting that took the lives of two television employees while on the job today is part of a larger, ongoing pattern. The post Getting Murdered At Work Is Incredibly Common In The U.S. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Parents Hunger Strike For High School City Of Chicago Planned To Close

Wednesday August 26th, 2015 05:24:12 PM Casey Quinlan

Concerned parents and community members are fighting for the fate of a Chicago high school that is slated to be closed. The post Parents Hunger Strike For High School City Of Chicago Planned To Close appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Gender Wage Gap Goes All The Way To The Top

Wednesday August 26th, 2015 02:38:31 PM Bryce Covert

Female executives' pay drops further in bad times and rises slower when performance is good. The post The Gender Wage Gap Goes All The Way To The Top appeared first on ThinkProgress.

San Francisco Spent Millions On Super Bowl Stadium, Builds 500 Housing Units For Homeless Displaced By Festivities

Tuesday August 25th, 2015 05:00:28 PM Alan Pyke

Super Bowl City will go up in a San Francisco square that's a popular squatting place for the city's 7,000 homeless people. The post San Francisco Spent Millions On Super Bowl Stadium, Builds 500 Housing Units For Homeless Displaced By Festivities appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Right-Wing Hasn’t Read This Black Lives Matter Textbook, But They Are Freaking Out Anyway

Tuesday August 25th, 2015 03:40:09 PM Kay Steiger

Right wing media says it's "never too early to teach young children to revel in racial discord fomented by radical intellectuals who believe American society is hopelessly and structurally oppressive." The post The Right-Wing Hasn’t Read This Black Lives Matter Textbook, But They Are Freaking Out Anyway appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Target Walks Away From Equal Opportunity Complaint With $2.8 Million Bill

Tuesday August 25th, 2015 02:27:38 PM Bryce Covert

The company used tests to screen applicants that allegedly kept out women and people of color. The post Target Walks Away From Equal Opportunity Complaint With $2.8 Million Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.


Man Acquitted Of Dumping Beer On Native American Kids’ Heads At Hockey Game

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 09:30:34 PM Carimah Townes

It was an accident. The post Man Acquitted Of Dumping Beer On Native American Kids’ Heads At Hockey Game appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Even The Heritage Foundation Thinks That Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk Is Nuts

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 07:23:44 PM Ian Millhiser

The fact that as prominent an anti-gay luminary as Ryan Anderson believes that Davis has gone too far is a sign of just how thin a limb the Kentucky clerk now finds herself upon. The post Even The Heritage Foundation Thinks That Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk Is Nuts appeared first on ThinkProgress.

244 Immigrants Caught In New Criminal Raid After Feds Banned From Picking Them Up At Jails

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 04:28:53 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

The majority of the foreign nationals — or 56 percent — had criminal records that included felony convictions for serious or violent offenses. The post 244 Immigrants Caught In New Criminal Raid After Feds Banned From Picking Them Up At Jails appeared first on ThinkProgress.

007 Author Says Black Actor Is ‘Too Street’ To Be James Bond

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 03:10:31 PM Carimah Townes

It's not about "color" though! The post 007 Author Says Black Actor Is ‘Too Street’ To Be James Bond appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Corrections Officers Took Away Diabetic Man’s Insulin, Then Watched Him Slowly Die

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 02:36:57 PM Aviva Shen

Mercado died 15 hours after his arrest as officers ignored his worsening symptoms. The post Corrections Officers Took Away Diabetic Man’s Insulin, Then Watched Him Slowly Die appeared first on ThinkProgress.

BREAKING: Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk Ignores Supreme Court Order, Denies Marriage Certificates Anyway

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 12:52:16 PM Ian Millhiser

Next step: contempt of court! The post BREAKING: Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk Ignores Supreme Court Order, Denies Marriage Certificates Anyway appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Here Are 5 Of August’s Most Outrageous Incidents Between Police And Civilians

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 12:00:02 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

The confrontations are often deadly. The post Here Are 5 Of August’s Most Outrageous Incidents Between Police And Civilians appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Supreme Court Turns Away Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk With A Brief, Dismissive Order

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 01:41:10 AM Ian Millhiser

Kim Davis, an anti-gay clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses in order to avoid having to issue them to same-sex couples, will receive no quarter from the Supreme Court of the United States. The post Supreme Court Turns Away Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk With A Brief, Dismissive Order appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Federal Judge Hands Down The Wackiest Anti-Birth Control Court Decision To Date

Monday August 31st, 2015 08:45:46 PM Ian Millhiser

In a significant escalation of the birth control wars, a federal judge held on Monday that employers who object to contraception can refuse to include birth control coverage in their employees' health plan -- even if their objection to birth control has nothing whatsoever to do with religion. The post Federal Judge Hands Down The Wackiest Anti-Birth Control Court Decision To Date appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Baltimore Activist On Trump’s Vow To Get Rid Of Gangs: ‘The Biggest Gang Is The Police Department’

Monday August 31st, 2015 07:03:52 PM Kira Lerner

Trump said in a speech this weekend he will "get rid of those gang members so fast your head will spin." The post Baltimore Activist On Trump’s Vow To Get Rid Of Gangs: ‘The Biggest Gang Is The Police Department’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

5 Times Black And Brown People Have Been Scapegoated After Violence Was Perpetuated By Individuals

Monday August 31st, 2015 06:55:56 PM Aviva Shen

Black Lives Matter is asked, again, to answer for the killing of a police officer. The post 5 Times Black And Brown People Have Been Scapegoated After Violence Was Perpetuated By Individuals appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Donald Trump Releases Fearmongering Willie Horton-Style Ad About Undocumented Immigrants

Monday August 31st, 2015 06:10:36 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

If Trump did want to make America great again, he would likely want to keep immigrants in the country. The post Donald Trump Releases Fearmongering Willie Horton-Style Ad About Undocumented Immigrants appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Bush Administration Exemption Allowed Contractors To Steal Wages From Katrina Reconstruction Workers

Monday August 31st, 2015 03:23:57 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

New Orleans likely would not have recovered without Latino workers. The post Bush Administration Exemption Allowed Contractors To Steal Wages From Katrina Reconstruction Workers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Congressman Blames Gun Violence On ‘Diversity In America’

Monday August 31st, 2015 01:24:36 PM Scott Keyes

"We have a group of people that are in our country that we're afraid of, that have created chaos and confusion." Sessions said, without elaborating on precisely who that group of people is. The post Congressman Blames Gun Violence On ‘Diversity In America’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Father Of Slain Journalist Publicly Shames Lawmakers For Opposing Sensible Gun Reforms

Monday August 31st, 2015 12:40:11 PM Igor Volsky

His daughter was killed in a gruesome on-air shooting in Virginia. Now, he's devoting his life to stopping gun violence. The post Father Of Slain Journalist Publicly Shames Lawmakers For Opposing Sensible Gun Reforms appeared first on ThinkProgress.

After Man Admits To Beating Wife, Judge Asks If They Still ‘Get It On.’ Then He Threw Out The Case.

Monday August 31st, 2015 12:00:48 PM Ian Millhiser

No, beating your wife does not become legal if you have consensual sex with her later. The post After Man Admits To Beating Wife, Judge Asks If They Still ‘Get It On.’ Then He Threw Out The Case. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Fence On The Canadian Border Is A ‘Legitimate Issue’ Says Scott Walker

Sunday August 30th, 2015 04:40:49 PM Katie Valentine

Walker said that law enforcement in New Hampshire have raised "legitimate concerns" about that issue to him. The post Fence On The Canadian Border Is A ‘Legitimate Issue’ Says Scott Walker appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Why The Rentboy Raid Matters More Than The Ashley Madison Hack

Sunday August 30th, 2015 01:00:25 PM Lauren C. Williams

"This is a high-profile case sitting on a mountain of evidence that no one cared about because [the perception is] sex workers' lives don't matter. But sex workers' lives do matter." The post Why The Rentboy Raid Matters More Than The Ashley Madison Hack appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Eager To Trump Trump, Christie Says We Should Treat Immigrants Like FedEx Packages

Saturday August 29th, 2015 06:53:12 PM Judd Legum

"At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is." The post Eager To Trump Trump, Christie Says We Should Treat Immigrants Like FedEx Packages appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Video Shows Texas Police Shoot Man With His Hands Up

Saturday August 29th, 2015 04:25:36 PM Alan Pyke

Cell phone video out of Texas shows sheriff's deputies shooting and killing a man seconds after he raised his hands into the air. The post Video Shows Texas Police Shoot Man With His Hands Up appeared first on ThinkProgress.



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