‘The Death Belt’: Paul Krugman explains how red states’ hatred of regulation is killing their own citizens

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is connecting the dots on how conservative politicians’ hatred of regulation isn’t just failing their constituents on guns, but on a whole host of public safety issues.

‘The level of scrutiny is ridiculous’: Don Jr. whines to Indian reporters that Russia investigation is a waste of time

Speaking to journalists in India, Don Trump Jr. complained about Special Counsel Robert Mueller ‘s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

Trump Hotel paid millions in fines shortly after the inauguration for stiffing contractors: report

President Donald Trump personally intervened to resolve over $3 million in construction liens against his Washington D.C. hotel property.

CNN nails Trump and Fox News to the wall for pushing right-wing theory that they scripted Parkland town hall

President Donald Trump on Thursday night accused CNN of forcing a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last week to provide “scripted” answers to questions during yesterday’s South Florida town hall. The network, in response, shot him down.

The Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery

The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote.

‘Oh nein you didn’t!’: Internet horrified after German Olympic figure skater competes to ‘Schindler’s List’

German figure skater Nicole Schott competed in the Olympics Thursday to music from the film “Schindler’s List,” and the internet was horrified.

Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources

Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon.

Parkland students have a cause and $3.5 million — here’s how they’re going to spend it

To help fund a national gun control movement, a small group of South Florida students who survived the worst high school shooting in U.S. history set up a modest website Sunday and created a GoFundMe account to pursue an ambitious goal: raise $1 million. They've surpassed it.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

Broward County Sheriff suspends deputy after footage shows he never went into the school during Parkland massacre

Two deputies are being suspended without pay by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, according to a statement Thursday afternoon. But one of them made the county sheriff "sick."

GOP rattled by Pennsylvania congressional race in the heart of Trump country

The dismayed laborers from shuttered coal yards and steel mills didn’t have to shift political allegiances to vote for Donald Trump in this part of the Rust Belt. They had been electing Republicans long before he showed up on the ballot.

‘You picked the wrong girl to mess with’: Teen victim shames Christian pop singer at sex abuse sentencing

Jordan Baird was convicted on five counts of indecent liberties with a minor by a custodian after a four-day trial, and jurors recommended a five-month jail term as punishment.

Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge and led away by police

Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday afternoon by a St. Louis grand jury on felony invasion of privacy and led away by police Thursday.