Every couple of weeks, like clockwork, we hear about an atheist group that is targeting a historical memorial because of its religious connotations. First, there was the lawsuit over a cross in the 9/11 museum at Ground Zero.… [...]
While at first glance the April jobs report signals a rebound, Americans should not be fooled by the surface-level excitement. A deeper look reveals that there remain concerning systemic deficiencies in the US economy – a sign that the nation is in need of a change of direction. [...]
For those lulled into thinking the White House Correspondents' Dinner has devolved into nothing more than an over-the-top Hollywood-D.C. mashup schmooze fest, one small scene offered a reminder of how real congressional business can get done in the least likely places. [...]
Primary season has just begun in earnest, but its already clear it will take a toll on this Congress. [...]
DURHAM, Ore. (AP) — After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the state portal and decided to switch to the federal website — the first state in the nation to do so. [...]
The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty had its tax exemption revoked for "a pattern of deliberate and consistent intervention in political campaigns."
The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative-aligned charity for engaging in political activity as far back as the 2004 presidential election — including statements opposing Hillary Clinton for president.
The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, based in Manassas, Va., “has shown a patter [...]
President Obama on Sunday described comments reportedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers "incredibly offensive racist statements," before casting them as part of a continuing legacy of slavery and segregation that Americans must vigilantly fight.
"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk," Obama said when asked to respond to Donald Sterling's reported comments.
***Editor's Note*** Is this another instance o [...]
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — As top Ukrainians spoke of imminent invasion and the West threatened the Kremlin with more sanctions, Moscow said Friday that pro-Russian separatists would not lay down their arms in eastern Ukraine until activists relinquish control over key sites in Kiev. [...]
The Drudge Report reached peak Drudge this morning with the alarming news that, while in Japan, President Obama bowed his head in deference to a robot. "U.S. PRESIDENT BOWS TO JAPANESE ROBOT," screams the Drudge front page. Those who are unaware of the conservative fixation with Obama bowing to stuff might not understand why Obama's exchange with the Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, or ASIMO, robot merits Level 11 Drudge Sirens. This is the classic Obama Bowing To Things We Don't Like mom [...]
A series of IRS documents, provided to ThinkProgress under the Freedom of Information Act, appears to contradict the claims that only Tea Party organizations applying for tax-exempt status "received systematic scrutiny because of their political beliefs." [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release. Critics of the release effort blame disorganization and poor communication among the numerous federal agencies involved. [...]
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The Republicans who withheld their support for Cliven Bundy were rewarded this morning when Adam Nagourney of The New York Times reported that the Nevada rancher is a grade-A, pro-slavery racist. The ones who took the Bundy bait are changing their stories. [...]
Attorney General Eric Holder's repeated flirtation with leaving his post renewed on Thursday. Curious about how long cabinet members usually stay in their positions — do they usually leave in year six? — I decided to figure it out.
Looking at the past three administrations, the data shows that very few make it from start to finish. [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. [...]