Citations for the July 30, 2014 TRMS

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 04:13:00 AM Will Femia
Links to material cited on Tuesday night's show

Many in limbo waiting to save their homes

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 04:02:17 AM Suzy Khimm
A federal watchdog says mortgage lenders have a huge backlog of applicants for foreclosure-prevention help.

The politics of impeachment

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 03:04:00 AM
Impeachment didn't just have consequences for Pres. Clinton. Politically, it affected those who fought for it in the first place. Something John Boehner remembers.

Coburn withholds approval of new VA bill

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 02:56:44 AM
Despite general support by conference committee Republicans, the Oklahoma senator joined Senators McCain and Rubio voicing disapproval

Congressional failures put US at disadvantage

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 02:51:00 AM
Rachel Maddow reports on how new tensions with Russia and immigration challenges are made more difficult by the failings of Congress to confirm ambassadors and pass legislation as it prepares for an extended August vacation.

Russian transgressions met with new sanctions

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 02:50:00 AM
Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about the relative severity and potential effectiveness of the latest round of sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union with U.S. participation.

Anti-abortion extremists violate church

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 02:49:00 AM
Rachel Maddow reports on the shocking disruption of church services by out-of-town anti-abortion extremists in New Orleans, and shares pieces of an interview with Rev. Deanna Vandiver of the First Unitarian Universalist Church discussing the violation.

A little Lamborghini practice

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 02:47:00 AM
Rachel Maddow practices her remote control car driving skills in preparation for an upcoming segment.

Governor sabotages Obamacare, blames Obama

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 02:46:00 AM
Rachel Maddow explains how Mississippi governor, Phil Bryant, deliberately destroyed the chances of success for Obamacare in his state, and now blames President Obama for the way his own decisions have increased the number of uninsured people in his...

Kerry accused of 'strategic terrorist attack'

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 02:45:00 AM
High-level Israeli govt. officials have been very critical of Secy. Kerry’s attempts to broker a ceasefire with Hamas. Lawrence O’Donnell discusses with our panel.


Photo of the Day

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 05:15:03 AM
Bayard Rustin, speaking at a press conference in advance of the March on Washington. August 27th, 1963.

Seems Like a Strong Case

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 03:06:57 AM
Attorneys for two Alabama doctors are seeking to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Johnny Lee Banks Jr. who claims that he entered the hospital for a routine circumcision but emerged from Princeton Baptist Medical Center without a penis. Lawyers for the doctors deny wrongdoing but "declined to answer questions about specifics in the suit, including whether the man had a penis when he left the hospital."

George Zimmerman Missing the Shooting Life?

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 11:17:22 PM
Is George Zimmerman missing playing pretend cop and shooting people? A TPM Reader reader in The Hive (sub req) flagged this bizarre little story. It seems Zimmerman has been volunteering as a night security guard at a Motorcycle and gun shop in DeLand, Florida called Pompano Pat's. Read More →

Farewell, Skype

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 10:37:11 PM
After eight years, this afternoon TPM officially signed off of Skype. That's not something particularly visible from the outside. And to be clear, we only used the service as an instant messaging platform. We never used it for telephony or conference calls or video chats or anything like that. But as numerous current and former TPMers can attest, for almost the entire history of TPM as something beyond a single person blog (which ended in 2005), Skype has been deeply embedded in the organization's DNA, functioning as the hive brain synapses stitching together reporters and editors and programmers and publishing staff, between two offices and - a bit more weirdly - within the same offices. Read More →

ESPN Suspends Panelist For 1 Week Over Domestic Violence Comments

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 09:38:14 PM
ESPN on Tuesday announced that it would suspend ESPN panelist Stephen A. Smith for one week after he commented last week that women should try not to "provoke" domestic violence.“Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week. He will return to ESPN next Wednesday," the network said in a statement, according to USA Today. Read More →

Charles Johnson Vows To Take Legal Action Against A Mississippi Reporter

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 10:04:43 PM
Conservative journalist Charles C. Johnson said Tuesday afternoon that he intends to sue a Mississippi reporter for defamation amid the ongoing fallout from the GOP runoff in the U.S. Senate race. Read More →

Internal Poll Shows Dem Pryor Leading GOPer Cotton By 6 Points

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 09:50:36 PM
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) leads challenger Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) by 6 percentage points according to a newly released internal poll. Read More →

Chilling Gun Control Ad Depicts Domestic Violence When A Gun Is Involved

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 09:01:03 PM
The gun control group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a dramatic ad on Tuesday depicting a woman’s ex breaking into her house and shooting her, despite the woman’s frenzied calls to 911. Read More →

Club For Growth Turns On GOPer Who Earned 100 Percent Rating In 2010

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 08:24:21 PM
Former Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) can now join the list of lawmakers being attacked by the conservative Club for Growth, even though he earned extremely high scorecard marks from the group in 2009 and 2010. Read More →

McLiability

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 08:18:18 PM
This seems like a pretty big development in the labor activism surrounding the fast food service industry.

Obama After Announcing New Russia Sanctions: 'It's Not A New Cold War'

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 08:11:11 PM
President Obama, after announcing new sanctions on the Russian economy on Tuesday, said he wouldn't characterize the relationship between the U.S. and Russia as a return to the Cold War."No, it's not the new Cold War," Obama said when asked by a reporter if he would describe the situation that way. Read More →

Now The New York Times Is Reviewing A Reporter's Possible Plagiarism

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 07:29:44 PM
The New York Times is looking into the work of a reporter over similarities between a piece published last month and an article on Wikipedia. Read More →

Reid Floats Using House Border Bill To Pass 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform'

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 07:50:32 PM
In a bit of political gamesmanship, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid floated the idea of using the House GOP's border supplemental bill as a vehicle to enact comprehensive immigration reform."Well, if they pass that, maybe it's an opening for us to have a conference on our comprehensive immigration reform bill. They're finally sending us something on immigration; maybe we could do that," the Nevada Democrat told reporters on Tuesday. Read More →

Labor Board Move Could Make McDonald's Liable For Franchise Worker Conditions

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 06:57:01 PM
The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday told McDonald's that is can be named a "joint employer" for workers at franchise restaurants, a decision that could hold McDonald's responsible for conditions in franchisees' stores, the Associated Press reported.Workers in California, Michigan and New York have sued McDonald's and franchise store owners for illegally underpaying workers. McDonald's argued that it should not be liable since franchises are independently operated. Read More →

Topless Texan Explains Why She Plans To Keep Confronting Gun Activists

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 06:48:17 PM
One of the topless women who took part in a counter-protest of an open carry gun demonstration over the weekend in Austin, Texas, said on Tuesday she bared her breasts to "draw attention to how absurd" the gun activists were.And she plans to keep doing it. Read More →

WATCH LIVE: Obama To Deliver Statement On Ukraine At 2:50 ET

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 06:42:23 PM
President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a statement on the situation in Ukraine Tuesday at 2:50 p.m. ET from the South Lawn, the White House announced. Watch live below via NBC News: Read More →

Attorney: McDonnell's Wife Had 'Crush' On CEO Witness In Corruption Case

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 08:00:28 PM
The star witness in a federal corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife Maureen had "showered" the former lady with attention at a time when the couple's marriage was faltering, her attorney said in court Tuesday. Read More →

Conservatives Launch ReaganBook: 'Facebook For Patriots'

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 05:17:09 PM
The president of conservative pro-family group Faith2Action last weekend announced the pre-launch of ReaganBook, a social networking site described as "the Facebook for patriots," according to Right Wing Watch.Faith2Action President Janet Porter told attendees at the Ohio Liberty Coalition's "Reload 4 Liberty" event that Facebook has been censoring people like anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera. Read More →

Here's Why Obama Gets Impeached

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 05:17:27 PM
Democrats and Republicans are locked in an election aimed rhetorical war over whether the GOP House will impeach Obama. But when I saw the news last night about the sweeping move on immigration President Obama is considering, it immediately occurred to me: this is like waving a red cape in front of the Impeachment Caucus in the House. So could it happen? Absolutely. Sahil Kapur explains the dynamics and why, yes, it could definitely happen.

White House To Boehner: We Did NOT Start Impeachment 'Scam'

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 05:07:58 PM
The White House fired back at Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday after the Republican told reporters that talk of impeachment is a "scam" by Democrats to raise money and gin up their base."Well if that's the case then I suspect that there may be members of the Republican conference that didn't receive the memo," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily briefing, proceeding to rattle off a list of Republicans who have floated impeachment. Read More →


McDonalds Loses Ability To Shield Itself From Worker Lawsuits

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 08:43:10 PM Alan Pyke
In a significant victory for workers, federal labor officials have determined that McDonald's Corp. is the official employer of all McDonald's workers.The post McDonalds Loses Ability To Shield Itself From Worker Lawsuits appeared first on ThinkProgress.

No, Cutting Unemployment Benefits Didn’t Boost North Carolina’s Workforce

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 04:38:40 PM Bryce Covert
Letting the long-term unemployed go without benefits hasn't made a difference in the state's job growth.The post No, Cutting Unemployment Benefits Didn’t Boost North Carolina’s Workforce appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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

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

Wall Street Has Raked In Almost A Billion Dollars Helping Companies Move Overseas To Dodge Taxes

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 01:09:50 PM Alan Pyke
So-called "inversions" that move American corporate profits overseas may hurt taxpayers, but they are making Wall Street rich.The post Wall Street Has Raked In Almost A Billion Dollars Helping Companies Move Overseas To Dodge Taxes appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proof That Feminism Hasn’t Ruined Marriage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Female Small Business Owners Aren’t Getting Enough Loans

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

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

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

Woman Says She Overheard IBM Execs Say They Won’t Hire Women Because They Get ‘Pregnant Again And Again’

Thursday July 24th, 2014 03:08:01 PM Lauren C. Williams
A freelance developer was just trying to enjoy lunch with her son when she overheard IBM executives openly talking about how they weren't going to hire young women. The post Woman Says She Overheard IBM Execs Say They Won’t Hire Women Because They Get ‘Pregnant Again And Again’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

In Its Death Throes, For-Profit College Chain Spent Over $100,000 A Month On Lobbying

Thursday July 24th, 2014 01:21:07 PM Alan Pyke
Corinthian Colleges may have lost its fight to stay in business, but the allegedly fraudulent for-profit college chain went down swinging.The post In Its Death Throes, For-Profit College Chain Spent Over $100,000 A Month On Lobbying appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Senate Republicans Advance Key Part Of Obama’s Budget, Two Years Later

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 05:49:21 PM Alan Pyke
After blocking debate on a bill to close tax loopholes for companies that move overseas in 2012, Senate Republicans reversed course Wednesday.The post Senate Republicans Advance Key Part Of Obama’s Budget, Two Years Later appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Women And People Of Color Get Punished For Hiring To Increase Diversity, White Men Get Rewarded

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 04:13:23 PM Bryce Covert
The less nonwhite, female executives advocate for diversity, they better they are perceived.The post Women And People Of Color Get Punished For Hiring To Increase Diversity, White Men Get Rewarded appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Lavish CEO Pay Has Virtually Nothing To Do With How Well A Company Performs

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 12:45:49 PM Bryce Covert
Chief executive pay and stock performance share little relationship with one another.The post Lavish CEO Pay Has Virtually Nothing To Do With How Well A Company Performs appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Detroit Retirees And Workers Approve Pension Cuts To Avoid Far Worse Outcome

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 07:12:00 PM Alan Pyke
Detroit's bankruptcy plan cuts workers' pensions for years to come. So why did three-quarters of them vote for it?The post Detroit Retirees And Workers Approve Pension Cuts To Avoid Far Worse Outcome appeared first on ThinkProgress.

McDonald’s Fires Mom Who Was Arrested For Letting 9-Year-Old Play In Park Alone

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 03:23:43 PM Bryce Covert
Debra Harrell is out of jail and reunited with her daughter but out of a job.The post McDonald’s Fires Mom Who Was Arrested For Letting 9-Year-Old Play In Park Alone appeared first on ThinkProgress.


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

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

NRA Lobbyist Compares Gun Safety Law To Nazi Germany

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

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

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

Court Upholds Florida Law That Punishes Doctors For Talking About Guns

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

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

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

Immigration Officials Detained Hundreds Of Pregnant Women Despite Policy Change

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

To Escape Poverty, Hundreds Vie To Become Executioners In India

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

Video Shows Cop Ticketing Homeless Veteran For Sleeping In His Vehicle

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

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

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

CORRECTED: Bachmann And Migrant Children

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

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

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

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

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

Nearly Half Of Seattle’s Marijuana Citations Go To Homeless People

Friday July 25th, 2014 04:20:18 PM Scott Keyes
It's now legal to smoke marijuana in the privacy of a Washingtonian's home. But the homeless still risk citation and arrest.The post Nearly Half Of Seattle’s Marijuana Citations Go To Homeless People appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Mayor Forbids Atheist Booth, Comparing Group To KKK And Nazis

Friday July 25th, 2014 04:05:41 PM Shannon Greenwood
"The city has certain values that I don't believe are in general agreement with having an atheist station, nor in general agreement with having a Nazi station or Ku Klux Klan station."The post Mayor Forbids Atheist Booth, Comparing Group To KKK And Nazis appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Arizona Agrees To Stop Executing People Until It Figures Out What Went Horribly Wrong

Friday July 25th, 2014 01:45:04 PM Nicole Flatow
John McCain called Wednesday's execution "torture." But state officials are insisting witness accounts were misleading. The post Arizona Agrees To Stop Executing People Until It Figures Out What Went Horribly Wrong appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Progressive Proposal Buried In Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan

Thursday July 24th, 2014 08:35:38 PM Nicole Flatow
One of the few bipartisan issues in Washington just got a little more bipartisan.The post The Progressive Proposal Buried In Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Video Captures NYPD Punching Man In Face, Putting Him In Illegal Choke-Hold

Thursday July 24th, 2014 06:00:11 PM Annie-Rose Strasser
The incident came just three days after an asthmatic man, Eric Garner of Staten Island, was put into a choke-hold by NYPD officers and then collapsed and died. The post Video Captures NYPD Punching Man In Face, Putting Him In Illegal Choke-Hold appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Inspiring Work Being Done To Show What Jesus Would Do At The Border

Thursday July 24th, 2014 02:18:00 PM Jack Jenkins
"If my neighbor next door to me is in trouble, then I go help my neighbor. These people are our neighbors. They just live a little further away," a volunteer said.The post The Inspiring Work Being Done To Show What Jesus Would Do At The Border appeared first on ThinkProgress.

States That Slashed Their Prison Populations Have Seen Disproportionate Drops In Crime, Too

Thursday July 24th, 2014 01:00:25 PM Nicole Flatow
The data bolsters the notion that locking up the wrong people doesn’t improve public safety at all.The post States That Slashed Their Prison Populations Have Seen Disproportionate Drops In Crime, Too appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Arizona’s Execution Attempt Goes Horribly Wrong As Man Remains Alive Nearly 2 Hours After Injection

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 11:28:01 PM Annie-Rose Strasser
Joseph Wood lived for two hours after he was lethally injected. The post Arizona’s Execution Attempt Goes Horribly Wrong As Man Remains Alive Nearly 2 Hours After Injection appeared first on ThinkProgress.



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