Craig Melvin talks to Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Co-Chair of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, about the state of Russian-U.S. relations during the crisis in Ukraine.
Craig Melvin talks to CBN’s David Brody about the highlights and winners of this year’s CPAC.
Craig Melvin talks to Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart about the rising pressure surrounding the call for immigration reform.
As the Ukraine conflict escalates, why is Vladimir Putin being regarded as more manly than President Obama? That and much more Sunday at 10am ET on msnbc!
Craig Melvin talks to Prof. Deborah Estrin about how doctors and patients can trace our “digital breadcrumbs” in order to make a more detailed health plan.
Craig Melvin talks to D.C. Council Woman Yvette Alexander about why she voted against the bill to decriminalize pot in the nation’s capital.
Craig Melvin talks to Les Perelman and Jane Martinez Dowling about the big changes being made to the SAT.
Craig Melvin talks to Dr. Janet Taylor about promoting equal treatment for African Americans with mental illnesses after the horrifying case of Ebony Wilkerson.
Legal analyst Lisa Bloom discusses her new book on the George Zimmerman trial “Suspicion Nation” and speaks about how racial bias is a “system-wide problem”...
Craig Melvin talks to this week’s Brain Trust--Lynn Sweet, Esther Armah and Amy Holmes--about the controversy surrounding Rutgers and Condoleezza Rice.
Sarah Palin closed out the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference with praise for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and a warning for establishment Republicans. "Thank you Texas because liberty needs a Congress on Cruz control," Palin said in her speech Saturday. Read More →
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) won the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll for the second year in a row. Read More →
One of the panelists on a discussion conservative women in politics had a message for men within the party: no dumb comments this cycle and let women talk about contraception. "We cannot have any stupid comments this year. No stupid comments," conservative author Kate Obenshain said Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "Please think before you make pithy, obnoxious comments." Read More →
In a Q&A I held yesterday at The Hive (sub req), a reader asked (in so many words), What is it about CPAC? Every year it totally takes over the political news space. There's wall to wall coverage. Netroots Nation, which is also held every year, and other progressive/Democratic oriented events just don't get anywhere near the attention. So why is that? Read More →
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is refusing to offer details on whether he owns a gun, hunts or regularly goes shooting for recreation, according to a columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Read More →
Conservative favorite Ben Carson clarified on Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that gay people have rights -- they just don't have "extra rights" like the right to marry."As you know, I am not a fan of political correctness," Carson said to loud applause in a video clip pulled by Media Matters. "I still believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.""Of course gay people should have the same rights as everyone else," he continued. "But they don't get extra rights. They don't get to redefine marriage." Read More →
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is the "big winner" of the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, conservative monolith Matt Drudge declared Saturday. Read More →
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A marathon spelling bee finally has a conclusion — after nearly 100 rounds and two weeks of anticipation. Read More →
Conservative favorite Ben Carson urged conservatives to support whoever gets the Republican nomination in the 2014 elections, even if it isn't the one they supported in the primaries. "One of the things that is so important for conservatives, the ship is about to sail off of Niagara Falls and we're going to be killed," Carson said Saturday at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference. "And we have a bunch of people looking over the side of the ship saying 'there's barnacles on the side of it, we got to get the barnacles off.' Forget about the barnacles. We got to get the ship turned around first.Carson continued that "once we get through the primary season if your person hasn't won and you can call him whatever you want to call him —RINO…you can call 'em whatever you want, vote for them!" Read More →
A panelist on a discussion about right-to-work legislation accused Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) as being the "biggest impediment" of it going into law in the state. F. Vincent Vernuccio, the director of labor policy at the conservative Mackinac Center for Public Policy, blamed Kasich as a major reason right-to-work legislation isn't currently going anywhere in the state. "Unfortunately it's not going anywhere," Vernuccio said at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "The biggest impediment to right to work freedom right now is Gov. Kasich in Ohio." Read More →
The Louisiana government is trying to get a billboard criticizing Gov. Bobby Jindal for not expanding Medicaid under Obamacare taken down.The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne sent a cease-and-desist letter to MoveOn, the liberal organization that paid for the billboard, demanding that the billboard be dismantled. It is currently stationed alongside Interstate-10 near Baton Rouge.The sign states: "LOU!SIANA Pick your passion! But hope you don't love your health. Gov. Jindal's denying Medicaid to 242,000 people." Read More →
Woman dies when a gun falls out of one of the socks she's sorting at a thrift store and shoots her.
A witness appearing on behalf of the state of Michigan in a trial over the state's gay marriage and adoption bans testified Thursday that gay people were going to hell, the Detroit News reported.The witness, Douglas Allen, had authored the report “More Heat Than Light: A Critical Assessment of the Gay Parenting Literature, 1995-2010.” He criticized the earlier testimony of a Stanford sociologist whose research had concluded that gay parents had no adverse effects on children. Read More →
During his visit to Washington, D.C., the Dalai Lama expressed his support for gay marriage and criticized discrimination against LGBT people.“If two people really feel that way and both sides fully agree, then okay," the spiritual leader of Buddhism said in an interview with Larry King, according to NBC News. Read More →
A woman was accidentally shot in the chest while she and a coworker were sorting through clothes at a thrift store, according to Chicago Police. Read More →
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department confirms that three Americans were aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished Saturday. Read More →
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks close to where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people had crashed.The air force planes were part of a multinational search operation launched after Flight MH370 fell off radar screens less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday morning. Read More →
Earlier this week, while announcing a major redesign of the SAT college admissions test coming in 2016, College Board President David Coleman publicly acknowledged something most of us have known for a long time: our use of the SAT favors privileged students. Read More →
On November 27, 1770, John Adams began the most important trial of his legal career. His clients were eight British soldiers who, when confronted by an angry gathering of Boston patriots, fired into the crowd, killing five. The soldiers were accused of murder and threatened with the death penalty. Adams was a patriot, openly and adamantly opposed to British occupation of the colonies, with no love of the British army. He took the case, which he called “one of the best pieces of service I ever rendered my country,” because in this nation, even before its founding, every accused criminal is entitled to zealous legal defense. Read More →
Obamacare McCarthyism jumped the shark in the Texas primary this week.No politician has deployed the tactic more fervently than Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, and his underdog campaign for the GOP's Senate nomination failed spectacularly. For all his woes and lack of effort in other areas, the congressman went above and beyond when it came to accusing Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) of harboring a secret love for Obamacare, the law that Republicans roundly detest. Read More →
Payday loan interest rates average 339 percent nationwide. Louisiana legislators want to cap rates at 36 percent in their state.The post Louisiana Lawmakers Want To Bring Astronomical Payday Loan Interest Rates Back To Earth appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A federal judge lifted the FAA's ban on drones, effectively paving the way for more commercial use. The post Judge’s Ruling Lets Anyone Use A Drone — For Now appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Funding and staffing constraints at domestic violence programs mean victims are put in danger.The post On A Single Day, Nearly 10,000 Domestic Violence Victims Couldn’t Get The Help They Needed appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Chicago's city council is considering a paid sick leave ordinance that could come with big benefits for employers.The post Chicago Businesses Could Gain $6 Million If The City Guarantees Workers Paid Sick Days appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Analysts had expected 149,000 jobs to be added.The post Economy Added 175,000 Jobs In February; Unemployment Rose To 6.7 Percent appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A new poll of firms with less than 100 employees finds major support for raising the minimum wage to $10.10.The post Six In Ten Small Business Owners Want A $10.10 Minimum Wage appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Staples announced Thursday that it will close more than 200 stores in the United States and Canada, further proving that online sales determine retailers' future. The post Staples Is The Latest Victim Of ‘The Amazon Effect’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Connecticut's paid sick leave has come with low costs, negligible abuse, and a variety of benefits for its businesses.The post No, Connecticut’s History-Making Paid Sick Leave Law Did Not Hurt Business appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Male executives feel less conflict between work and family, perhaps because so many have a spouse at home to make it all work.The post Female Executives Need Stay-At-Home Wives appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) will be the third governor (and the first Republican) to block Congress's food stamp cuts in his state.The post Republican Governor Will Protect His State’s Residents From Food Stamp Cuts appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Digital currencies like Bitcoin could give impoverished Native American tribes an economic boost by giving them an alternative the United States dollar. The post Could A Bitcoin Spin-Off End The Cycle Of Poverty In Native American Communities? appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Since Washington state increased the minimum wage, its rate of job growth surpassed the national average. The post Real World Evidence That Increasing The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Cost Jobs appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The idea that women trade lower pay for better working conditions doesn't pan out.The post Women’s Jobs Are More Stressful And Less Flexible Than Men’s appeared first on ThinkProgress.
By one provocative metric, minimum wage workers get a better deal in places like Malaysia and Mongolia than they do in the United States.The post How Malaysia’s Minimum Wage Beats America’s appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Meet one woman struggling with long-term unemployment without a benefit check to rely on.The post More Than 2 Million Unemployed Workers Are Now Going Without Benefits appeared first on ThinkProgress.
An idea so crazy it just might have bipartisan support.The post How One Congressman’s Plan To Give Everyone Free Money Could Actually Pass appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Deficit hawks looking for deep spending cuts will be sourly disappointed.The post Why Cutting The Deficit Isn’t Cool Anymore, In Four Charts appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Detroit is trying to pay two giant banks just 30 cents on the dollar, and the banks see this as good news.The post Why Banks Are Happy To Be Paid A Fraction Of What Detroit Owes Them appeared first on ThinkProgress.
More than 41 million people don't have access to paid sick leave.The post Exclusive: Report Finds Taking A Paid Day Off When Sick Is A Privilege Of The Wealthy appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Ukraine's tensions with Russia are a novel outcome from a familiar debt crisis recipe.The post How Debt Is Driving The Ukrainian Crisis appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Agents can only use deadly force when a moving vehicle is driving at them.The post Border Patrol Issues New Use Of Deadly Force Policy For Border Crossers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
No, Florida, jailing bullies is not the answer. The post Florida Bill Would Put ‘Bullies’ In Jail For A Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The gun giveaway comes with a free sermon, "[d]oes the Bible defend my right to keep and bear arms?"The post Who Would Jesus Shoot? New York Church Giving Away Assault Rifle appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Homophobia, misogyny, racism and forced sex jokes -- all rolled into one judicial package!The post ‘Sluts Are Just Whores In Training,’ And Other Wisdom Offered By A Sitting Arkansas Judge appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The House Judiciary Committee has spent much of its time debating immigration bills that would strip away protections for immigrants. The post The Only Immigration Bill To Clear House Judiciary This Year Is Anti-Immigrant appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The bill comes immediately after the highest state court ruled it was legal to take photos up a woman's skirt.The post After Court Ruled Upskirt Photos Are Legal, Massachusetts Passes Ban At Breakneck Speed appeared first on ThinkProgress.
"Sheriff Terry Johnson expressly ordered his officers to 'go get them Mexicans;' 'arrest Hispanics' during traffic stops; and 'lock up any damn Mexicans that you can' during vehicle checkpoints."The post North Carolina Sheriff Sent Subordinates Video Games ‘Premised On Shooting Mexicans,’ DOJ Finds appeared first on ThinkProgress.
This is at least the third court ruling against Secretary of State Matt Schultz's attempts to purge voter rolls. The post Judge Nixes Iowa Voter Purge, Warning Of Irreparable Harm appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Watch This Senator Explain The Racist Double Standard That Tanked Civil Rights Nominee Debo AdegbileThursday March 6th, 2014 05:33:57 PM
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) slammed the Senate for sending a damaging message to young black lawyers.The post Watch This Senator Explain The Racist Double Standard That Tanked Civil Rights Nominee Debo Adegbile appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Two Senate Gang of Eight members are putting pressure on the President to reduce the number of deportations. The post Two High-Ranking Senate Democrats Call On Obama To Reduce Deportations appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Obama administration is putting some of its money where its mouth is, asking for criminal justice reform investment in the 2015 budget. But spending on the drug war and prisons is higher than ever. The post Why The White House Budget Is Not Quite As ‘Smart’ On Crime As It Seems appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The question of introducing a discharge petition is not a matter of "if," but "when" Republicans will finally turn their focus to immigration. The post How Nancy Pelosi May Turn Up The Heat On Immigration Reform Opponents appeared first on ThinkProgress.
It's not against the law in Massachusetts to secretly take photos up a woman's skirt, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday.The post High Court Rules That Upskirt Photos Are Legal In Massachusetts appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Democrats who opposed Adegbile's confirmation are Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Pryor (D-AR) and John Walsh (D-MT).The post Meet The 7 Democrats Who Just Voted Down A Civil Rights Nominee For Supporting Civil Rights appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Facebook takes its first step against gun violence.The post Facebook Cracks Down On Illegal Gun Sales appeared first on ThinkProgress.
An amendment is unlikely to be ratified, but there are two other ways to ward off partisan gerrymanders.The post Retired Supreme Court Justice Calls For Constitutional Amendment To Prevent Partisan Gerrymandering appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Because the judge granted immunity during trial, prosecutors cannot appeal his finding that the shooter is immune from all charges. The post Florida Judge Changes His Mind, Grants Stand Your Ground Immunity In Bar Brawl Shooting appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The measure comes after an ACLU study of marijuana arrests found that African Americans are eight times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana in the District of Columbia.The post Washington, D.C. Passes Bill To Decriminalize Pot Possession appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Ventura Santos Mateo says he was showing his friend how to clean the gun when accidentally fired at a vehicle with a 12=year-old girl inside -- and then himself. The post Orlando Man Says He Shot 12-Year-Old Girl Riding Past His Home By Accident appeared first on ThinkProgress.
South Carolina is at least the fourth state to scale back harsh anti-immigrant provisions that criminalize mere undocumented status. The post South Carolina Agrees to Permanently Block Key Provisions In Anti-Immigrant Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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