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California Mayor Shot At His Home

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

Daniel Crespo, the mayor of Bell Gardens, California, has been shot, several Los Angeles news outlets reported Tuesday. According to the Los Angele...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Kevin Spacey Unveils 'Frank Underwood's Guide to Philanthropy' Between Songs | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Rarely do leaders from both parties come together to support one cause, but if "House of Cards" has taught us anything, it's that nothin...

Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Ex-Convict In Latest Secret Service Slip-Up

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violati...

Off-Duty Secret Service Agent Stopped White House Intruder: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

The man who scaled the White House fence and broke into the executive mansion earlier this month was tackled by an off-duty Secret Service officer, th...

Mollie Reilly

California Will Now Protect Women From Horrific Form Of Prison Abuse | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

California adopted legislation late last week protecting prison inmates from forced sterilization following disturbing reports that female prisoners h...

Samantha Lachman

Liberal Group Channels Beyonce To Troll Netanyahu | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- A new advocacy campaign is borrowing from Beyonce to push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support a two-state solution in t...

Supreme Court Blocks Ohio Early Voting Extension

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of a lower court's ruling expanding early voting days and times in Ohio. Early voting ...

Lesbian Couple Featured In Arizona Dem's Ad Hitting Opponent Over Anti-LGBT Bill

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

A Democrat running for secretary of state in Arizona is highlighting his Republican opponent's vote in favor of a controversial bill that would have a...

Obama: U.S. Underestimated Threat Of Militants

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday he agrees with intelligence leaders who believe the United States not only underestimated the t...

Poll Shows Bruce Braley Trailing Joni Ernst In Iowa Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

A Des Moines Register poll released Saturday shows Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley trailing GOP rival Joni Ernst by six points in Iowa's...

Obama: Mistrust Of Police Corroding American Society

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exist...

14 Reasons Why Captain America: The Winter Soldier Is the Best Pop Movie of the Year

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier this month on disc and download reminds of what a terrific film it is. With some competition from its delightful Marvel Studios sibling, Guardians of the Galaxy, it's the best pop movie of the year.

Conservatives Don't Want You To Vote For Pro-Marriage Equality GOP Candidates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Three leading conservative organizations said Thursday that they will "mount a concerted effort" urging voters to refuse to cast ballots for three Rep...

Samantha Lachman

Group With Ties To Kochs Mails Out Incorrect Voter Registration Info To... A Cat? | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

A conservative group with financial and political ties to the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch sent hundreds of North Carolina voters -- an...

Kamala Harris Says She's Not Interested In Eric Holder's Job

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she's not interested in taking Eric Holder's job. Shortly after Holder announced that he would leav...

Kansas Is So Broke That It Has To Auction Off Sex Toys

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Kansas' budget woes are so dire that the state government has resorted to selling off furry handcuffs and vibrators seized by its revenue department. ...

FBI Believes It Has Identified ISIS Hostage Executioner

AP | KEN DILANIAN | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journal...

Samantha Lachman

Why Birmingham's Mayor Thinks His City Has A Shot At Landing The DNC | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When skeptics ask William Bell, the Democratic mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, why the 2016 Democratic National Convention should be held...

Appeals Court Rejects Attempt To Limit Early Voting Hours In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

A three-judge panel on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that restored a week of early voting days in Ohio, ...

Samantha Lachman

It's Not Easy Being GOP, Says GOP | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

A new ad campaign for the latest group of Americans to feel disenfranchised notes that its members are just like normal people: They read The New York...

Gary Hart's Waking Nightmare Marked Media Devolution

William Bradley | Posted 09.24.2014 | Media
William Bradley

The storyline has long been that Hart challenged the press to follow him around and, in the post-Watergate spirit of enterprising investigative journalism, the press did just that, fearlessly uncovering, well, er, what?

Report Finds Serious Shortcomings In How The VA Cares For Female Veterans

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department and other government agencies are not doing enough to help women who served in the military, even ...

Ashley Alman

Dinesh D'Souza Optimistic Following Sentencing | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

Dinesh D'Souza found a positive takeaway from his sentencing Tuesday for campaign finance fraud. The conservative author and filmmaker was sentenc...

Dinesh D'Souza Avoids Prison Time, Sentenced To 5 Years Probation

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

(Reuters) - Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced on Tuesday to spend eight months in a community confinement center during f...

GOP Congressman Feels #Blessed To Have A Devoted Wife After Kissing Scandal

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

A married Republican congressman who was caught kissing one of his staffers has brought out his wife to speak positively of his character in a new tel...