GO AD-FREE FOR $1

Security rules for Democratic National Convention cause concern

A new ordinance for "extraordinary events" put in place by the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, which is hosting the Democratic National Convention this week, have left attendees as well as protesters uncertain of what seemingly innocent possessions might be considered a cause for arrest.

Keep reading... Show less

Police admit to infiltrating Occupy Austin, may have acted as provocateurs

When the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street began a five-month encampment in Austin, Texas last fall, the Austin police assigned at least three undercover officers to infiltrate the group and gather information on potentially illegal actions.

Keep reading... Show less

Romney misspeaks, calls the United States a 'company'

Although Mitt Romney's determination to campaign for president on his record as a businessman has led both his supporters and his detractors to suggest that if elected, he would attempt to run the country like a business, Romney's own understanding of the presidential role has never been entirely clear,

Keep reading... Show less

Rule changes forced through by Romney campaign at RNC provoke grassroots backlash

Rule changes pushed through by the Romney campaign that appear designed to prevent an insurgent candidacy like that of Ron Paul from mounting any meaningful challenge to the party establishment in the future are provoking a strong grassroots reaction.

Keep reading... Show less

Watch: Pre-convention Tea Party rally in Tampa

The opening of the Republican National Convention may have been postponed because of Tropical Storm Isaac, but the Tea Party faithful are soldiering on in the teeth of the storm.

Keep reading... Show less

Man with machete arrested near Republican convention

The Associated Press reported on Sunday afternoon that police officers had arrested a man spotrted with a machete strapped to his leg near the location of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Keep reading... Show less

Limbaugh blames Empire State shooting on Obama's 'warfare on bosses'

The latest episode of gun violence that erupted in New York City on Friday has been attributed to a disgruntled former employee who had been laid off as the result of downsizing a year ago.

Keep reading... Show less

Romney birth certificate joke blasted as 'racism' and 'gutterball politics'

Mitt Romney can't seem to stop telling people in Michigan how much he feels at home there, but perhaps he should have stuck to praising the height of the trees. A comment he made on Friday morning -- that in Michigan "no one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised" -- is now drawing fire from all sides.

Keep reading... Show less

Las Vegas vows to shun 'exploiters of Prince Harry'

What happens in Vegas famously should stay in Vegas -- and Sin City lashed out Friday at those who it says betrayed both Prince Harry and this law of omerta by leaking pictures of him partying nude.

Keep reading... Show less

Julian Assange's mother hangs up on Sieg Heil-ing radio host

Christine Assange, the mother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, was due to speak about her son with an Australian Sunday morning radio host when things went terribly wrong.

Keep reading... Show less

Ohio GOP official: We shouldn't try to accommodate African-American voters

An Ohio election official who had voted against the weekend voting hours that more than 200,000 Ohioans made use of during the 2008 election suggested on Sunday that he saw the extended hours as an unnecessary "contortion" of the voting process designed to benefit African-Americans.

Keep reading... Show less

Israeli citizens grow concerned over price tag on war with Iran

Lia Tarachansky of The Real News reports that many Israelis are growing concerned over the potential costs of a war with Iran -- not in terms of lives or national prestige, but as measured in their taxes and in the prices they pay for basic goods.

Keep reading... Show less

Eurozone crisis puts Germany's Merkel in 'precarious position'

The eurozone crisis returns with a vengeance this week after a brief respite for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, kicking off an election campaign year she has said will turn on the single currency.

Keep reading... Show less

Presidential debate moderators under fire for lack of ethnic diversity

The lineup of moderators for this fall's presidential debates notably excludes any representatives of racial minorities, and that omission is now being called into question.

Keep reading... Show less

Pro-Bradley Manning protesters occupy Obama campaign's Oakland headquarters

A rally on Thursday demanding justice for whistleblower Bradley Manning was followed by a group of at least sixty protesters showing up at the Obama campaign headquarters in Oakland, California.

Keep reading... Show less

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Raw Story Investigates and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.