Its brew might be bitter, but its politics are all love: Starbucks tells its shareholders that if they don't support marriage equality, they can sell its stock. The mammoth coffee company's CEO, Howard Schultz, announced at a shareholders meeting this week that anyone who didn't agree with Starbucks ... More >>
Jim DeMint, one of the most ideologically pure and least effective legislators in the U.S. Senate, announced he would leave Congress to run the right-wing Heritage Foundation think tank; or, as the Foundation itself put it, "Jim DeMint to Lead the Battle of Ideas."
It would seem to us that, compar ... More >>
Another Monday in June, another nail-biter waiting for the Supreme Court of the United States to rule on the biggest cases of the year.
It seems, so far, that the Supreme Court will not rule today on Obamacare (a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act). Though, being secretive SCOTUS, they could change thei ... More >>
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When Barack Obama selected Joe Biden as his running mate almost four years ago, he did so knowing Biden was notoriously volatile when it came to predicting what would spill out of his mouth. Well, while the president was probably lacing up for some golf this Sunday morning, ... More >>
When Barack Obama changed his polemic policy that employers cover contraception -- so that insurance companies, not businesses, have to provide free birth control coverage -- it didn't do much to appease conservative White House opponents.
Instead of celebrating the compromise -- meant to p ... More >>
The good news for Planned Parenthood didn't end with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's decision to continuing funding screenings at the organization. In fact, the $680,000 that Komen was going to cut looks paltry compared to the amount of money Planned Parenthood raised in the wake of Kom ... More >>
Following a win in New York's Senate last week on same-sex marriage, the Rhode Island Senate took up Civil Unions last night and passed the measure 21 to 16, which Reuters reports the governor is expected to sign. It was the second win on legal partnership in less than a week for equality act ... More >>
Unless you've been hiding under a rock all night, you'll have heard that Osama Bin Laden was killed yesterday in Pakistan by American forces. As of the last few hours, huge crowds have gathered at New York City's Ground Zero and in Times Square to celebrate the news. We've been in contact wit ... More >>
The above is a charming moment from the Tennessee House of Representatives floor. Republican (obviously) state representative Frank Nicely argues that Albert Einstein would have wanted creationism to be taught alongside evolution in public schools, because "Albert Einstein said that a little knowl ... More >>
The Mafia is out of commission. Rather, the Mafia Commission, the caucus of leaders of the five main crime families, apparently hasn't met in 25 years. Cue "disorganized crime" joke. [NYDN]
A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Georgia as the death toll from recent twisters rises to 17. ... More >>
You may remember Ronald Reagan, whose centenary was celebrated last weekend, as former Secretary of State James Baker does -- as the man who "taught us how to love"; or, as Arizona GOP Congressman Ben Quayle does, as "the nice man who gave us jelly beans when we visited the White House" and "shrank ... More >>
While Sarah Palin bemoaned the state of public discourse as it flew from sorrow and mourning to finger-pointing, the nation itself grabbed a popcorn bucket and sat back while she attempted a curious, teleprompted defense. Some commentators are questioning what effect her bloody awful choice o ... More >>
Oh, this is almost too much to handle. Think Progress, by way of The Daily What, points us toward the above video of Bill Maher on the subject of everyone's latest favorite crazy white person, Christine O'Donnell, who is a real live candidate for the United States Senate who loathes lust and reall ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, The Washington Post's conservative blogger, Dave Weigel, resigned. This was following the leak of some emails detailing his personal political views to a DC hack-gossip named Betsy Rothstein and bowtied blowhard Tucker Carlson's website, The Daily Caller. The emails were ... More >>
Afghan leader Hamid Karzai is in Washington, and, in a far cry from last year's visit -- in which he was practically snubbed in favor of his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, and given a whole lot of "tough love" regarding corruption and drug trafficking in his government -- this year ... More >>
Radio host and Miss America Pageant judge Rush Limbaugh said on the air today, "I love the women's movement -- especially when walking behind it." Jezebel is not amused ("Need a shot of rage to get you going?"); Think Progress' Amanda Terkel notes polling that shows "not that many women really lik ... More >>
Steele's the one on the left.Michael Steele, who's spent the last two weeks fending off calls for him to step down or get fired from his job at the head of the Republican National Committee, leaped for the opportunity to turn the heat on someone else this morning. Steele is calling for Harry ... More >>