Here is how to teach students about Ferguson

Saturday August 30th, 2014 03:06:43 PM Melissa Harris-Perry
Host Melissa Harris-Perry sends an open letter to an Illinois school superintendent could use some help learning how to teach students about events in Ferguson.

Obama hints at immigration delay

Saturday August 30th, 2014 03:05:00 PM
University of Connecticut professor Jelani Cobb, Buzzfeed’s Kate Nocera, Slate’s Mike Pesca, and Bloomberg View’s Margaret Carlson join Jonathan Capehart to look at Pres. Obama’s possible moves on immigration, and police misconduct investigations in...

Is the military ready for transgender troops?

Saturday August 30th, 2014 02:46:39 PM Emma Margolin
According to a new study released this week by the Palm Center, lifting the military’s ban on transgender personnel would be “administratively feasible.”

The future of youth activism

Saturday August 30th, 2014 02:41:01 PM
Charlene Carruthers, National Coordinator of the Black Youth Project, joins to discuss the goals of the group and the importance of youth activism.

Chicago greets Little League team with parade

Saturday August 30th, 2014 02:36:20 PM
Chicago gave a hero’s welcome to the Jackie Robinson West All Stars fresh from their appearance in the Little League World Series.

Why demilitarizing the police isn't enough

Saturday August 30th, 2014 02:34:08 PM Karen Finney
Beyond demilitarization and being aware of bias, we have to find ways to change actual police behavior.

Escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine

Saturday August 30th, 2014 02:24:27 PM
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia this week of invading Ukraine to aide separatists. The Atlantic Council’s Adrian Karatnycky and Nina Khrushcheva join to discuss.

Can ISIS actually succeed?

Saturday August 30th, 2014 02:13:37 PM
The MHP table talks about the human toll of the terror created by ISIS and if the group actually has a chance of success in the region.

Obama: No strategy yet for ISIS

Saturday August 30th, 2014 02:00:11 PM
President Obama’s statement that the U.S. did not have a strategy yet on how to deal with ISIS was met with criticism from some Republicans. Karen Finney, Earl Catagnus Jr. and Hillary Mann Leverett join to discuss.

What we learned this week

Saturday August 30th, 2014 01:55:27 PM
The panelists share a few things they learned over the last week.


Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie Blames Gay Marriage For Stunning Primary Loss

Saturday August 30th, 2014 02:49:45 PM
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) blamed his historic primary loss on his decision to call a special session to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage, the Associated Press reported Saturday. Read More →

Border Patrol Agent Fires At Armed Militia Member Near Rio Grande

Saturday August 30th, 2014 01:49:45 PM
A border patrol agent fired several shots at an armed militia member while chasing a group of immigrants Friday near Brownsville, Texas. Read More →

Here's Your Labor Day News Dump

Friday August 29th, 2014 10:44:03 PM
Mitch McConnell's campaign manager has announced his resignation, effective Saturday, amid questions over his alleged role in a 2012 Iowa bribery scandal when he was working for Ron Paul.

Bundy Supporter Won't Align With 'Two Pimps In A Pod' Over Ferguson

Friday August 29th, 2014 10:22:41 PM
A supporter of Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who engaged in armed confrontations with the government over a land dispute, said she did not support those claiming that the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was racially driven. Read More →

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns

Friday August 29th, 2014 11:48:04 PM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign manager, Jesse Benton, announced his resignation amid questions about his alleged role in 2012 Iowa bribery scandal. Read More →

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Law To Close Clinics

Friday August 29th, 2014 10:50:01 PM
Updated 6:49 p.m.AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. Read More →

Obama Announces 1 Percent Pay Raise For Federal Employees

Friday August 29th, 2014 09:30:58 PM
In letters to congressional leaders on Friday, President Barack Obama announced a 1 percent pay increase for U.S. service members and federal employees, starting January 2015.

UN Calls Out US Police For Excessive Use Of Force Against Minorities

Friday August 29th, 2014 08:49:57 PM
A UN committee said Friday that the United States should stop directing the use of excessive police force at American minorities, according to a Reuters report. Read More →

Tea Party Challenger Files Complaint Against Landrieu Over Residency

Friday August 29th, 2014 07:57:27 PM
One of the Republican candidates for Senate in Louisiana has filed a formal complaint with local prosecutors asking them to look into whether Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) meets residency requirements to appear on the ballot in November because she's registered to vote at her parents' home in New Orleans. Read More →

Herman Cain Uncovers Obama's Secret Plot To Get Impeached

Friday August 29th, 2014 07:55:58 PM
Herman Cain took the conservative rhetoric of "impeachment bait" to the next level on Thursday by theorizing that President Obama is actually trying to get impeached in order to "laugh at the Republicans." Read More →

The Big 3-0

Friday August 29th, 2014 07:46:58 PM
Florida Republicans set up website alternative to the Obamacare exchange. It signed up 30 people.

Just In

Friday August 29th, 2014 07:44:09 PM
Judge tosses Chris McDaniel's lawsuit challenging Sen. Thad Cochran's win in the GOP primary runoff.

Obama May Delay Immigration Actions Until After The Election

Friday August 29th, 2014 07:53:23 PM
President Barack Obama is considering delaying some or all of his promised executive actions on immigration until after the election, according to the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.Publicly the White House has maintained for weeks he intends to act by the end of this summer.White House spokesman Josh Earnest wouldn't confirm or deny the reports when asked on Friday, saying, "I don't have an update on timing." Several White House officials didn't respond to requests for comment. Read More →

Florida GOP's Quasi-Obamacare Alternative Has Signed Up 30 People

Friday August 29th, 2014 07:30:54 PM
This March, as an alternative of sorts to the Affordable Care Act, Florida's Republican-led government launched a health insurance website called Florida Health Choices. It had no relation to HealthCare.gov, the federal Obamacare website, and offered limited-benefit options that cover things like prescription drugs and dental or vision services.But since the launch of the Republican alternative, Florida Health Choices has signed up 30 people, the Tampa Bay Times reported Friday. By comparison, 984,000 Floridians enrolled in private coverage under Obamacare and 764,000 low-income residents were unable to obtain any kind of coverage through the federal law because the GOP- controlled state legislature refused to expand Medicaid. Read More →

Officer Who Told Protestors 'I Will F*cking Kill You' Forced To Resign

Friday August 29th, 2014 07:22:33 PM
Ray Albers, the police lieutenant who told protestors in Ferguson, Mo. to "go fuck" themselves, resigned from the St. Ann, Mo. police department on Thursday, after he was presented with the option of being fired or resigning, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Read More →

Judge Tosses Out McDaniel Challenge To Senate Runoff Results

Friday August 29th, 2014 07:21:16 PM
Judge Hollis McGehee on Friday dismissed state Sen. Chris McDaniel's (R) lawsuit challenging the runoff results in the Mississippi Republican primary for U.S. Senate citing that McDaniel was too late to file his complaint. Read More →

Rep. Peter King Is Angry President Obama Wore A Tan Suit

Friday August 29th, 2014 06:45:53 PM
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) went on an extended rant about President Barack Obama's decision to wear a tan suit during a statement about the terrorist group ISIS he delivered on Thursday at the White House. Read More →

Barbara Boxer Allegedly Laughed Off Colleague's Groping Incident In '93

Friday August 29th, 2014 10:00:00 PM
Updated with a statement from Boxer (below) at 5:57 p.m. As a freshman senator, Barbara Boxer (D-CA) allegedly laughed off her colleague Patty Murray's (D-WA) story about being groped in an elevator by longtime South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond in 1993. Read More →

Obama Doesn't Think Bill Kristol's Bomb-First Idea Is 'Smart'

Friday August 29th, 2014 05:33:26 PM
The White House whacked Bill Kristol — not by name — on Friday for calling on the U.S. to bomb the Islamic militant group ISIL in Syria whether or not it's part of a larger strategy. Read More →

Colorado Man Shoots Himself In The Leg As He Drives To Return A Gun

Friday August 29th, 2014 04:20:45 PM
A man in Berthoud, Colo. shot himself in the leg as he was driving to a sporting goods store to return a gun on Thursday evening, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office told the Lafayette News. Read More →


California Becomes The Second State Ever To Guarantee That Sick Workers Can Take A Paid Day Off

Saturday August 30th, 2014 01:29:28 PM Bryce Covert
California is about to join Connecticut in being the only states to guarantee paid sick days.The post California Becomes The Second State Ever To Guarantee That Sick Workers Can Take A Paid Day Off appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Luxury Building Lets Poor Residents Share A Roof Deck With Rich Neighbors, But Not A Door

Friday August 29th, 2014 04:07:13 PM Bryce Covert
The building is the latest in New York City to include a separate poor door, something legal under the city's current housing code.The post Luxury Building Lets Poor Residents Share A Roof Deck With Rich Neighbors, But Not A Door appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Why This Country Is Giving Every Household A Bank Account

Friday August 29th, 2014 01:12:08 PM Bryce Covert
Nearly 40 percent of Indians don't have access to a mainstream bank account, but that may be about to change.The post Why This Country Is Giving Every Household A Bank Account appeared first on ThinkProgress.

After Oklahoma Rejects Common Core, Replacement Standards Rejected For Failing To Prepare Students

Thursday August 28th, 2014 07:20:48 PM Max Marchitello - Guest Contributor
State universities won't sign off on standards Oklahoma is dusting off to replace the Common Core. The post After Oklahoma Rejects Common Core, Replacement Standards Rejected For Failing To Prepare Students appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Homeless Who Had Been Allowed To Live In Parking Lot Owned By Charities Will Be Evicted

Thursday August 28th, 2014 01:06:27 PM Bryce Covert
While the parking lot is private property, the organizations are getting complaints from neighbors.The post Homeless Who Had Been Allowed To Live In Parking Lot Owned By Charities Will Be Evicted appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Women Get Much More Negative Feedback In Their Reviews

Wednesday August 27th, 2014 07:58:02 PM Bryce Covert
Women's feedback also focused on their personalities, using words like "abrasive" and "bossy."The post Women Get Much More Negative Feedback In Their Reviews appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Economy Gets A Downgrade While Corporate Profits Get An Upgrade

Wednesday August 27th, 2014 07:52:43 PM Harry Stein - Guest Contributor
The most recent Congressional Budget Outlook has good news for corporations but bad news for the rest of us.The post The Economy Gets A Downgrade While Corporate Profits Get An Upgrade appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Former CEO Calls Executive Pay ‘Extreme,’ Says Own Pay Was ‘Ludicrous’

Wednesday August 27th, 2014 01:01:49 PM Bryce Covert
Former CEO David Dillon said, "Executive pay has gotten too high, and it needs to be addressed in appropriate ways."The post Former CEO Calls Executive Pay ‘Extreme,’ Says Own Pay Was ‘Ludicrous’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How Men Can Help Achieve Women’s Economic Equality On Women’s Equality Day

Tuesday August 26th, 2014 04:32:52 PM Bryce Covert
Women have made significant progress in the economy but still face barriers. It's time for men to join the fight.The post How Men Can Help Achieve Women’s Economic Equality On Women’s Equality Day appeared first on ThinkProgress.

This Major Retailer Has Eliminated The Pay Gap Between Women And Men

Tuesday August 26th, 2014 03:13:34 PM Bryce Covert
The Gap says it pays women and men equally across the globe, dollar for dollar.The post This Major Retailer Has Eliminated The Pay Gap Between Women And Men appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply To Them

Tuesday August 26th, 2014 01:59:59 PM Josh Israel
The Home School Legal Defense Association has spent tens of thousands of dollars in opposition to Common Core, including federal lobbying, a microsite, and even a fully produced 39-minute documentary. The post Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply To Them appeared first on ThinkProgress.

After Killings Of Homeless People, Albuquerque Passes New Tax To Fund Services

Tuesday August 26th, 2014 01:25:06 PM Scott Keyes
A rare step to combat homelessness in New Mexico's largest city.The post After Killings Of Homeless People, Albuquerque Passes New Tax To Fund Services appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Burger King’s Move To Dodge American Taxes Not Going Over Well

Tuesday August 26th, 2014 01:16:08 PM Alan Pyke
Given the many other obstacles facing the fast food giant in coming years, though, angry burger fans could be the least of Burger King's worries.The post Burger King’s Move To Dodge American Taxes Not Going Over Well appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Retirees Are Losing Social Security Benefits To Pay Back College Loans

Monday August 25th, 2014 08:23:41 PM Bryce Covert
The number of Americans whose Social Security checks are being garnished to repay student loans has tripled.The post Hundreds Of Thousands Of Retirees Are Losing Social Security Benefits To Pay Back College Loans appeared first on ThinkProgress.

You Could Be Happier If Your Boss Were Forced To Make You Work Less

Monday August 25th, 2014 04:41:44 PM Bryce Covert
New evidence indicates that when the government makes employers reduce hours, workers end up better off.The post You Could Be Happier If Your Boss Were Forced To Make You Work Less appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Scott Walker Approves Obscure Tax Break For Furniture Company, Quickly Collects Large Campaign Donation

Monday August 25th, 2014 03:32:53 PM Alan Pyke
A Wisconsin furniture company won a $6 million tax credit that allows it to lay off nearly 2,000 workers. Weeks later its leaders gave to Gov. Scott Walker's (R) campaign.The post Scott Walker Approves Obscure Tax Break For Furniture Company, Quickly Collects Large Campaign Donation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Your Whopper May Soon Come With A Side Of Tax Avoidance

Monday August 25th, 2014 01:04:59 PM Bryce Covert
Burger King is in talks to buy Canadian Tim Hortons, which would be yet another tax inversion deal this year.The post Your Whopper May Soon Come With A Side Of Tax Avoidance appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Women Executives Are Stuck In Jobs That Don’t Lead To CEO

Friday August 22nd, 2014 03:41:03 PM Bryce Covert
Women are more likely to hold support positions than the operational ones that lead to the top job.The post Women Executives Are Stuck In Jobs That Don’t Lead To CEO appeared first on ThinkProgress.

This High-End Hair Stylist Gives Free Haircuts To The Homeless

Friday August 22nd, 2014 12:48:44 PM Bryce Covert
A haircut may seem small, but he says it gives them more respect and confidence.The post This High-End Hair Stylist Gives Free Haircuts To The Homeless appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Sons Spend As Little Time Caring For Their Parents As Possible, Dumping The Work On Daughters

Thursday August 21st, 2014 07:34:57 PM Bryce Covert
Women spend as much time caring for their elderly parents as they can, while men stay away from it.The post Sons Spend As Little Time Caring For Their Parents As Possible, Dumping The Work On Daughters appeared first on ThinkProgress.


A Federal Judge Just Called Out The Big Lie Behind Texas’s Latest Abortion Restriction

Friday August 29th, 2014 11:47:29 PM Ian Millhiser
Judge Yeakel produced a penetrating opinion that tears away the justification abortion opponents have offered to justify laws that exist for one and only one purpose -- to take away women's ability to choose to have an abortion.The post A Federal Judge Just Called Out The Big Lie Behind Texas’s Latest Abortion Restriction appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Police Tase Black Man Who Was Sitting On A Chair While Waiting To Pick Up His Kids

Friday August 29th, 2014 05:58:07 PM Aviva Shen
"Put your hands behind your back, or things are going to get ugly," the officer says on the video.The post Police Tase Black Man Who Was Sitting On A Chair While Waiting To Pick Up His Kids appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Women’s Jail Allowed Male Guards To Videotape 274 Different Strip Searches

Friday August 29th, 2014 04:22:12 PM Ian Millhiser
On Tuesday, a federal trial court in Massachusetts held that it is "plainly unconstitutional to require a female inmate to expose herself, particularly to the extreme degree required during a strip search, in the presence of a male officer."The post Women’s Jail Allowed Male Guards To Videotape 274 Different Strip Searches appeared first on ThinkProgress.

LA Cops Shot An Unarmed Black Man, Are Being Even More Secretive Than Ferguson Police

Friday August 29th, 2014 02:56:47 PM Nicole Flatow
The police department waited more than 2 weeks to release the names of the involved officers. Among its reasons was a rap video in which rappers wear t-shirts that say "save black boys." The post LA Cops Shot An Unarmed Black Man, Are Being Even More Secretive Than Ferguson Police appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Tragic Insanity Of Gun Ranges

Thursday August 28th, 2014 06:54:40 PM Nicole Flatow
Inside shooting ranges, outside rules don't apply.The post The Tragic Insanity Of Gun Ranges appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Here Are Six Other People Who Were Killed By Guns On The Day A Nine Year-Old Shot A Man With An Uzi

Thursday August 28th, 2014 05:20:11 PM Ian Millhiser
Thanks to the Supreme Court, lawmakers have all the power they need to prevent many of the kind of gun deaths that make headlines, but they are powerless against the kinds of guns that will kill dozens of people today, and tomorrow, and the day after that.The post Here Are Six Other People Who Were Killed By Guns On The Day A Nine Year-Old Shot A Man With An Uzi appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Koch Brothers And Republican Party Have Just Joined Forces To Track Voters

Thursday August 28th, 2014 04:17:48 PM Josh Israel
This will allow the Republican Party full access to voter data collected by the Koch's Freedom Partners entities and clients. The post The Koch Brothers And Republican Party Have Just Joined Forces To Track Voters appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Meet Jesús, A 17-Year-Old Living In Crushing Poverty After Being Deported

Thursday August 28th, 2014 02:58:34 PM Katherine Pater
In El Salvador, poverty is an obstacle to survival for Jesús and his family.The post Meet Jesús, A 17-Year-Old Living In Crushing Poverty After Being Deported appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Faced With DREAMers They Seek To Deport, Republicans Abandon Immigration Reform Rhetoric

Thursday August 28th, 2014 01:00:46 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
“They’re hurting their own cause because you don’t have a right to illegally immigrate into the United States,” Sen. Marco Rubio said. The post Faced With DREAMers They Seek To Deport, Republicans Abandon Immigration Reform Rhetoric appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Bizarre Scheme To Stop His Own Education Plan By Suing The Obama Administration

Wednesday August 27th, 2014 08:33:22 PM Ian Millhiser
When everything else fails, why not just sue Obama?The post Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Bizarre Scheme To Stop His Own Education Plan By Suing The Obama Administration appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Republicans Threaten To Shut Down The Government If Obama Extends Relief To Immigrants

Wednesday August 27th, 2014 06:53:59 PM Igor Volsky
A growing number of Republicans are floating another government shutdown. The post Republicans Threaten To Shut Down The Government If Obama Extends Relief To Immigrants appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Judges Call for Complete Overhaul of ‘Looking Glass World’ of Immigration Court

Wednesday August 27th, 2014 05:53:40 PM Alice Ollstein
Take everything you think you know about how courts work, throw it out the window, and you'll get an approximation of the nation's immigration courts.The post Judges Call for Complete Overhaul of ‘Looking Glass World’ of Immigration Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Federal Appeals Court: Officers Can’t Anally Probe Inmate Without Medical Assistance Or Warrant

Wednesday August 27th, 2014 05:31:50 PM Nicole Flatow
A warrantless search of the human body implicates an individual’s ‘most personal and deep-rooted expectations of privacy’."The post Federal Appeals Court: Officers Can’t Anally Probe Inmate Without Medical Assistance Or Warrant appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Georgia Governor ‘Presumes’ Immigration Activists Are Undocumented

Wednesday August 27th, 2014 03:34:13 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
“Because I look Hispanic?” an activist retorted. The post Georgia Governor ‘Presumes’ Immigration Activists Are Undocumented appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Lawyers Say Detention Center Designed To Quash Legitimate Asylum Claims

Wednesday August 27th, 2014 01:00:49 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
One female detainee heard Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent refer to her as an "animal."The post Lawyers Say Detention Center Designed To Quash Legitimate Asylum Claims appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Federal Appeals Court Judge: Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘Based On Hate’

Tuesday August 26th, 2014 09:05:16 PM Ian Millhiser
There's no subtle way to a federal appeals court's reaction to an attorney for the state of Wisconsin's effort to defend marriage discrimination on Tuesday. It was a bloodbath.The post Federal Appeals Court Judge: Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘Based On Hate’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Man Says He Was Detained For 6 Hours Because Police Wouldn’t Watch The Video Proving Him Innocent

Tuesday August 26th, 2014 06:56:33 PM Nicole Flatow
The profile of a suspected bank robber was tall, black, bald, and wearing a green shirt. So was Belk's. And that's all the information police had to justify holding Belk for six hours.The post Man Says He Was Detained For 6 Hours Because Police Wouldn’t Watch The Video Proving Him Innocent appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Federal Judge Tries To Make It Easier To Obtain A Murder Weapon In California

Tuesday August 26th, 2014 05:51:10 PM Ian Millhiser
A federal judge just held that many gun buyers should be exempt from California's requirement that they wait ten days before buying a gun.The post Federal Judge Tries To Make It Easier To Obtain A Murder Weapon In California appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Marriage Equality Supporters Just Won The Lottery In A Federal Appeals Court

Tuesday August 26th, 2014 01:43:19 PM Ian Millhiser
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is a very conservative court, but the panel hearing two marriage equality cases is likely to support gay rights.The post Marriage Equality Supporters Just Won The Lottery In A Federal Appeals Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Why Civil Rights Groups Are Calling For The Ferguson Prosecutor To Step Down

Tuesday August 26th, 2014 01:00:01 PM Nicole Flatow
The problem isn't just Robert McCulloch. Local prosecutors aren't institutionally well suited to file charges against their own police. The post Why Civil Rights Groups Are Calling For The Ferguson Prosecutor To Step Down appeared first on ThinkProgress.



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