Every demographic group believes striking children to discipline them is wrong -- with one exception.
Before Congress went on another recess, they voted in favor of sending money to Syrian rebels, but will this really work in the fight against ISIS? NBC's Jim Maceda, Chuck Todd and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., join to discuss.
John McCain is outraged by President Obama's decision not to send ground troops to confront ISIS -- but that's not what McCain was saying in June.
Congressman Robert Pittenger of North Carolina defends his remarks that the government shouldn't "impose on the freedoms we enjoy" when firing LGBT individuals.
A new poll shows whether parents think striking their children to show discipline is right or wrong
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joins Morning Joe to discuss the latest NFL controversies and how the league is responding.
A new poll shows whether parents think striking their children to show discipline is right or wrong
Rand Paul's decision to back airstrikes against ISIS marks a break with libertarian activists, who he addressed on Thursday.
North Carolina Republican House candidate open to war with Mexico over immigration and drugs, with lasers if necessary.
Wow, there's actually a TV show where the premise is "doctor stranded at cocktail parties in Hamptons forced to Macgyver his way out of medical emergencies"?
Comedian Jon Stewart skewered Vice President Joe Biden for using the word "shylock" in a recent speech. Read More →
A Republican congressional candidate in North Carolina suggested that he'd be open to going to war with Mexico over problems with immigration and drug cartels. Read More →
TV these days is pretty bleak: The womanizing, alcoholic ad man; the meth-making chemistry teacher; the self-labeled sociopathic consulting detective. The anti-hero has all but taken over primetime television. More than a decade ago James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano changed the landscape of television protagonists, but it can become a bit draining to commit hours each week to watching jerks, whether you’re hoping to see flashes of compassion or waiting to see how low they can get. Can they be redeemed? Should they be? Is it okay to find such pleasure in how terrible they are? Read More →
In the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R), wasn't exactly tea partiers' preferred candidate. But now some tea party organizations seem to be giving the nominee a quiet boost — or at least are still set on bashing Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC). Read More →
You kind of have to see this video. If nothing else it shows the fine line separating right-wing propaganda and SNL skits. It's James O'Keefe's report proposing we create a border wall across the Great Lakes to keep out ISIS terrorists bringing in Ebola, ricin or other biological threats. As I said, you just have to watch it. But the central element is O'Keefe's friend dressed up in an ISIS uniform as the two grown men role play the incursion onto American soil. Read More →
The U.S. Justice Department investigation into the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge has not yet linked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to the traffic jam, federal officials told NBC 4 New York.Investigators have not found evidence that Christie ordered or knew about plans to close the lanes on the bridge. Officials told NBC that the probe is still ongoing, however. Read More →
President Obama on Thursday thanked Congress for passing a measure that permits Obama to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting ISIS.Obama praised the bipartisanship and said he was pleased with "speed and serious with which they approached this urgent issue." Read More →
President Obama will deliver a statement on Congress' passage of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government.Watch live: Read More →
A New Jersey borough council candidate dropped out of the race on Wednesday after reports surfaced that he mooned patrons at a local diner while yelling racial slurs, according to NJ Advance Media.Republicans on Wednesday circulated reports on two incidents in which Democrat Joe Sorrentino yelled inappropriate comments at Sherbans Diner. Read More →
Congress completed passage of legislation on Thursday to keep the government funded through Dec. 11 and permit President Barack Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels.The Democratic-led Senate passed the bill by a vote of 78-22. It was approved a day earlier by the Republican-led House. Read More →
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Democratic Senate nominee Chad Taylor's name should be removed from the ballot in November, overruling Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R).The much-anticipated ruling in one of the most-watched Senate races of 2014 means national Democrats are closer to their perceived goal of clearing the field for independent candidate Greg Orman. Polling suggests that Orman, who had briefly run as a Democrat in 2008 and is open to caucusing with either party, is better positioned to knock off the vulnerable Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. But the matter might not be fully resolved.After the ruling, Kobach quickly moved to put another obstacle in the way of Democrats' plan. Kobach reiterated his position that the Democratic Party is required under state law to replace Taylor on the ballot. He said he had notified the party chair that Taylor should be replaced and moved the mailing date for ballots from Sept. 20 to Sept. 27 to give Democrats time to pick a new nominee.Election law expert Rick Hasen said on his blog that Kobach would likely have to sue the Democratic Party to force it to replace Taylor. A Democratic Party spokesperson did not immediately respond to TPM's request for comment. Read More →
Dowd tells TPM: I got wasted on 1/4 of a weed bar, not 1/2.
The office of New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reached out to TPM on Thursday to make clear just how much of a cannabis-infused chocolate bar she consumed in her experiment with edible marijuana earlier this year. Read More →
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Thusday that one of the city's newest high schools won't be named after President Barack Obama after all, The Chicago Tribune reported. Read More →
"With Jews We Lose" candidate in Kentucky spoke yesterday at University of Kentucky Constitution Day.
A group of high school students in Kentucky was in for a shock this week when a political candidate with a history in the white supremacist movement took the stage as part of the University of Kentucky's "Constitution Day" celebration, radio station WUKY reported. Read More →
A woman sued Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy for negligence since a cattle he let roam on public land caused her to crash her car, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.In April, the Bureau of Land Management let Bundy use federal land for his cattle even though he hasn't paid grazing fees in years after an intense standoff between the rancher's militia and the federal government. Read More →
Almost simultaneously, BuzzFeed and Politico published extensive stories Wednesday on what they described as the troubled leadership of Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The Politico story in particular was full of anecdotes from Democratic insiders wielding shivs: She's tone deaf and tried to use party money to pay for her own clothes. She's grasping and more concerned with her own personal ambitions than the fate of the party. She's so relentlessly self-promotional that even President Barack Obama has grown tired of her -- and he lets it show.Some folks within the Democratic Party are clearly dissatisfied with her leadership. But who exactly has their knives out for Wasserman Schultz? And what's their angle? That's a little more opaque. What we do know, though, is that some kind of change could be coming to the DNC very soon. The party is expected to have a presidential frontrunner after the new year -- when presumed nominee Hillary Clinton has said she'll make her decision about whether to run -- and presidential candidates tend to want their own people at the top of the party. It might not be normal for a not-yet-nominated candidate to get their pick of party chair (and publicly, she surely won't), but nothing is normal about the potential Clinton 2016 bid. And combined with the attacks on Wasserman Schultz, it certainly seems that a new chair is not to be ruled out. Read More →
"If you wanted something you worked for it," Boehner said, adding, "Trust me, I did it all."The post John Boehner Says Unemployed People ‘Just Sit Around,’ Don’t Think They Have To Work appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A steady stream of banks are settling over the illegal practice of denying loans to women on maternity leave.The post Couple Who Says They Were Refused A Mortgage Because Woman Was On Maternity Leave Will Get $35,000 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Black, Hispanic, and Native women make far less on average than what white men make.The post The Gender Wage Gap Is A Chasm For Women Of Color, In One Chart appeared first on ThinkProgress.
New research shows that quotas can work and that the US isn't doing enough.The post What Actually Works If We Want To Increase Gender Diversity In Corporate America appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Marijuana stores will be barred from accepting welfare EBT cards at registers and ATMs, despite evidence that recipients use drugs far less than others.The post House Passes ‘Needs Not Weed’ Act Stigmatizing Welfare Recipients As Druggies appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Members of Business For a Fair Minimum Wage are putting decals in their windows to show support for a wage hike.The post How A Sticker In A Store Window Could Push Lawmakers To Increase The Minimum Wage appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Heritage foundation's new anti-poverty initiative: trade in your refrigerator for an ice box. The post Top Conservative Think Tank: If You Own A Computer, You Aren’t Really Poor appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Official poverty estimates don't fully capture the realities of poverty in America, but they still give a useful snapshot of inequality in our economy.The post Three New Charts That Reveal Disturbing Inequality In America appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Women who work full time, year round still make just a portion of what similar men make.The post The Gender Wage Gap Didn’t Budge Last Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Because the rule doesn't define diversity, it is basically meaningless.The post The Vaguely Written Rule That’s Letting Corporations Get Away With Staying Very White And Male appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The trade group for franchise owners is lobbying Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to help in their fight to preserve a business model that squeezes workers.The post Fast Food Franchise Owners Ask Congress For Help To Stop Worker Campaign For Wages, Union appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Apple CEO tried to differentiate the company from data-hungry competitors like Google.The post Apple CEO Pushes Back On Consumers’ Privacy Fears: ‘You’re Not Our Product’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Former State Sen. Russell Pearce also backed drug testing welfare recipients.The post State Republican Party Official Resigns After Suggesting Women On Welfare Should Be Sterilized appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Marriott launched a new campaign to encourage tipping housekeepers.The post Hotel Chain Will Leave Envelopes In Rooms To Encourage Guests To Tip Housekeepers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Pasadena officials are trying out a flashy, technological response to the debate over panhandling and how to best help the homeless.The post Parking Meters In Pasadena Will Collect Donations For The Homeless appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Detroit has struck a pair of deals that could bring its bankruptcy trial to a speedy conclusion later this year -- and shape its future for decades to come.The post Detroit Water Deal Means Bankruptcy Resolution Is Just Around The Corner appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Wage theft is costing workers somewhere around $50 billion a year.The post The Biggest Robbers In America Are Employers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A handful of managers quit over what they say are understaffed conditions that led to brutally long hours.The post Workers Shut Down Chipotle Store Over ‘Borderline Sweatshop Conditions’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Here's how activists passed four paid sick days laws in a matter of weeks.The post Inside New Jersey’s Massive Wave Of Victories For Workers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Retail workers report rampant scheduling practices that wreak havoc on their lives.The post How Unpredictable Hours Are Screwing Up People’s Lives appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Without a fully functioning National Labor Relations Board, the Board would not be able to enforce an employer's legal obligation to bargain with its employees' union. Nor would it be able to stop an employer from firing pro-union workers or from spying on union gatherings.The post Senate Republican Leaders Introduce Bill That Would Permanently Hobble Federal Labor Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Sen. Chuck Grassley pretends sentencing reform will cost more than it saves.The post Senator Attacks Shorter Drug Sentences, Flunks Math appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Groups say the three-judge panel's ruling "imposes a radical, last-minute change" that will "sow chaos at the polls."The post Wisconsinites Scramble To Get Voter IDs In Seven Weeks Before Election appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The proposition that men arrested on domestic violence charges should not be federal judges appears to be one of the few things both parties can agree upon. The post Lawmakers Suggest Impeachment For Judge Accused Of Assaulting His Wife appeared first on ThinkProgress.
“Connecting these vulnerable children to educational, health and social services is vital to helping our families and communities gain stability," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stated. The post New York City Will Provide Health And Social Services To Central American Kids Awaiting Deportation appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Christina Cagnina wanted to make the criminal justice system better when she started participating in a program in Onondaga County, New York, to represent those who cannot afford a lawyer. But after 14 years, she felt she couldn't anymore.The post Innocent People In New York Who Can’t Afford A Lawyer Are Pretty Much Doomed appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Under the Constitution, what's good for an evangelical church is also good for the Satanic Temple.The post Satanists Protest Bibles In School With ‘Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
"If they deport me, I will come back. I don’t want to be there," Margarita said. The post Meet Margarita, Who Was Robbed At Gunpoint And May Be Deported Back To Honduras appeared first on ThinkProgress.
If Pryor thought he could ward off opposition from a well-funded interest group by acting against the wishes of his voters, that notion has now been discredited. The post Democrat Votes To Kill Gun Reform, NRA Rewards Him By Spending $1.3 Million To Elect His Opponent appeared first on ThinkProgress.
“Voters are compassionate to those already here, but they are not open border advocates," said David Kanevsky, vice president of American Viewpoint, a Republican polling firm. The post Poll: California Voters Support Pathway To Citizenship, But Conflicted About Migrant Children appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A 17-year-old is in a medically induced coma after a near-fatal police encounter.The post 17-Year-Old Suffers Brain Damage, In Coma After Being Tased By Police appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Feds are poised to sign a final contract with private prison firm Corrections Corporation of America to house immigrant families, just a few years after the firm was forced to remove children from another Texas immigrant center because of a lawsuit over subpar conditions. The post Feds Poised To Hire Private Prison Firm With Record Of Mistreating Children To Run Detention Center appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The unfortunate lesson is that ambitious lawyers should avoid unpopular clients if they want to keep their career options open.The post Lawyer’s Bid To Become America’s Top Civil Rights Attorney Fails Because He Supported Civil Rights appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The case for D.C. statehood is even older than our nation itself. The phrase “taxation without representation is tyranny” was uttered more than two centuries ago by James Otis, Jr., and this well-known phrase laid the foundation for our Democratic government. The post Senate Considers DC Statehood For The First Time In Over Two Decades appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Cops say 22-year-old Darrien Hunt was lunging toward them with a sword when they shot him. Some witnesses say he was running away, and that the sword was a toy. The post Black Man Killed By Police In Utah Was Reportedly Carrying A Toy Sword appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The bill is a response to a shortage of execution drugs in the nation's death chambers.The post Wyoming Lawmakers Advance Bill Allowing Executions By Firing Squad appeared first on ThinkProgress.
African American drivers in Connecticut are more than twice as likely to get pulled over, but 77 percent of contraband found during traffic stops belongs to white drivers. The post In Connecticut, African Americans Are Twice As Likely As Whites To Have Their Cars Searched By Cops appeared first on ThinkProgress.
At a speech before the conservative Federalist Society in 2013, Walker hinted that, if he were someday elected president, he would like to appoint one of the judges who just reinstated the voter ID law to the Supreme Court.The post Three Republican Judges Just Gave A Big Leg Up To Scott Walker’s Reelection Campaign appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Last week, an Idaho State University professor shot himself, literally, in the foot.The post This Is The Second Week In A Row That An American Teacher Accidentally Shot Themselves At School appeared first on ThinkProgress.
This is the third time police have investigated allegations of violent behavior against Zimmerman since he was acquitted on murder and manslaughter charges for the killing of Trayvon Martin.The post George Zimmerman Reportedly Threatened To ‘F*cking Kill’ A Man During A Road Rage Incident appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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