The Morning Joe panel talks about Frank Bruni’s op-ed in the New York Times, “Obama’s Messy Words.” Jonathan Capehart explains why President Obama is “cautious” when talking about foreign policy and says that is what the people want from him. Elise Viebec
Mika Brezinzski and Joe Scarborough take a look at the top headlines of the day including: Ferguson police using body cameras; Russian space geckos die on flight mission; baby gives thumbs up in ultrasound photo; celebrities hacked and nude photos release
NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin joins Morning Joe to discuss the U.N.’s decision to send a team to investigate possible human rights violations by ISIS in Iraq.
Immigration detention is a growing phenomenon. But while countries have the right to control their borders, the default to detention leaves children vulnerable.
Workers have said they're committed to doing "whatever it takes" for a union and higher wages, raising the possibility of civil disobedience and arrests.
While Hillary Clinton herself continues to lie low, Democrats appear eager to have the next best thing.
USA Today's Yamiche Alcindor talks about the large protests that have continued in Ferguson, MO three weeks after Michael Brown was shot.
Richard Lui talks to Deputy Labor Secy. Christopher Lu about how the American worker fares in 2014.
President Obama promised in June that he would act on immigration by the end of summer and millions are still waiting. When will the president act and how will reform affect the midterms? Maria Teresa Kumar, CEO of Voto Latino, joins Richard Lui to discus
Ralph Nader joins Richard Lui to discuss Democrats' push for the minimum wage and how emphasizing the issue could help them in midterm elections.
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has landed a post-congressional gig on Wall Street. Read More →
It can be hard to be in love. At first, things are intoxicatingly new. Your object of desire changes everything about your life—you go on to everyone you know about how your life is fundamentally altered, about how you think that this time might really be the one. Read More →
Prominent Democratic strategists are worried that a major pre-election executive action by President Barack Obama on deportations could cost them the Senate majority. Read More →
Over the past week there's been something of a brouhaha surrounding a journalist being forcibly removed from a local Republican event in Georgia. Read More →
A St. Louis-area police department announced on Thursday it had fired on officer who posted offensive comments online about people protesting the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Read More →
President Barack Obama is expected to deliver remarks Monday at 2:50 p.m. ET at Laborfest in Milwaukee, Wisc. Watch below via NBC News: Read More →
Will the federal government shut down again just one month before the election?When lawmakers return to Washington next Monday, a bitterly divided Congress will have just 10 scheduled working days to secure an agreement to avoid a shutdown. Read More →
Following the Obama administration's announcement that imports of Russian-made AK-47s would be banned as part of increased sanctions against the nation, sales of the semi-automatic rifle have reportedly soared.So, too, have the conspiracy theories. Read More →
A Washington state woman was sentenced Friday to more than a year in jail over a 2012 incident in which her son brought a gun to school and it went off, critically wounding a classmate. Read More →
Two online donation pages that raised more than $400,000 for the white Ferguson, Mo. police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager earlier this month appear to have shut down over the weekend. Read More →
California's Coachella Valley High School said on Friday it had retired its "Arab" mascot after an Arab-American group complained that it perpetuated stereotypes. Read More →
Remember the GOP's special new Benghazi investigation?It might not be completed before 2016, said Rep. Trey Gowdy, the congressman who chairs the House select committee. Read More →
A man ended up shooting himself and his friend when he tried to unjam a 9mm semi-automatic handgun at a shooting range on Sunday, police in Florida said. Read More →
The Twitter account for Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) posted and then swiftly deleted Sunday what it later described as an "unauthorized" meme mocking the Democratic district attorney at the center of his recent indictment. Read More →
When Indiana woman Purvi Patel learned in mid-August that she was being charged with the crime of feticide, this wasn’t the first time she had been accused of “knowingly or intentionally terminating a human pregnancy with an intention other than to produce a live birth or to remove a dead fetus.” Patel received a preliminary feticide charge when she was first arrested over a year earlier, a charge that was dropped in exchange for felony neglect. Read More →
Few states are as conservative as Wyoming. Nearly 70 percent of its voters went for Mitt Romney in 2012. Out of 90 legislative seats, 78 are held by Republicans. A Republican governor. It is also epitomizes the independent streak found in the West, defined by a deep distrust of the federal government.But even there, state officials are starting to open up to the idea of expanding Medicaid under Obamacare. The legislature requested earlier this year that Gov. Matt Mead (R) meet with the Obama administration to discuss the state's options. Mead's office told TPM that the governor met with staff from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the first time in July. Mead said recently that he would present expansion options to the legislature early next year."At the end of the day, the expansion failed the first time because of that federal distrust and general disdain for the current administration," state Sen. Chris Rothfuss (D), who has been a leading proponent of the expansion, told TPM. "It doesn't matter who's in the White House. The state of Wyoming is not fond of the federal government. But right now, it's probably even worse." Read More →
Jon Stewart on whether he's a "self-hating Jew" ...“Look, there’s a lot of reasons why I hate myself — being Jewish isn’t one of them,” Stewart told the reporter. “So when someone starts throwing that around, or throwing around you’re pro-terrorist, it’s more just disappointing than anything else. I’ve made a living for 16 years criticizing certain policies that I think are not good for America. That doesn’t make me anti-American. And if I do the same with Israel, that doesn’t make me anti-Israel. You cannot outsmart dogma, no matter what you do. If there is something constructive in what they’re saying, hopefully I’m still open enough … to take it in and let it further inform my position. But I’m pretty impermeable to yelling. As soon as they go to, ‘Your real name is Leibowitz!’ that’s when I change the channel.”
The St. Louis County police officer who was suspended from the force following an online rant retired last week, MSNBC reported on Friday.Officer Dan Page is expected to receive his full pension after 35 years as a police officer, Sergeant Colby Dolly, aid to the St. Louis County Police Chief, told MSNBC. Read More →
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Saturday dismissed the idea that Republicans may lead the federal government to the brink of a shutdown if President Obama signs an executive order on immigration. "There is one person and one person only talking about shutting down the government, and that is the White House," Cruz told the Washington Post after he spoke at the Americans For Prosperity's Defending The American Dream Summit in Dallas. Read More →
Fla. Mayor Boots Man From Meeting After He Refused To Stand For Prayer, Pledge Of Allegiance (VIDEO)Sunday August 31st, 2014 06:21:13 PM
The mayor of Winter Garden, Fla. on Thursday had a man removed from a City Commission meeting after he refused to stand during an opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.Mayor John Rees asked meeting attendees to stand for an invocation, and specifically waited for Joseph Richardson to rise, according to video published by the Orlando Sentinel. Read More →
"I can't think of a problem in society that can't be traced in some way back to the abuses of organized labor, and it would be hypocritical of us to take a day off on its behalf."The post Conservatives Protest Labor Day By Staging A Work-In appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 DonationMonday 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.
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 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.
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.
America's railroads -- and with them, its economy -- nearly ground to a halt in 1894 because one of the wealthiest men in American history decided to grow his own fortune on the backs of hungry workers.The post The True Story Of How One Man Shut Down American Commerce To Avoid Paying His Workers A Fair Wage appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Winter Garden Mayor John Rees was caught on video demanding that an audience member stand for a prayer and the pledge -- or be escorted out by police.The post Mayor Forces Man To Leave Public Meeting Because He Won’t Stand During Prayer appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Police officers who are sued for misconduct almost never pay damages.The post Why Taxpayers Will Get Stuck With The Bill For The Ferguson Lawsuit appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Minneapolis suburb is represented by the first Muslim American ever elected to Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison.The post Federal Government Sues Minnesota City For Rejecting A Proposed Islamic Center appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Inside shooting ranges, outside rules don't apply.The post The Tragic Insanity Of Gun Ranges appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Because I look Hispanic?” an activist retorted. The post Georgia Governor ‘Presumes’ Immigration Activists Are Undocumented appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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.
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.
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