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Why You Should Care that CVS Will Stop Selling Cigarettes—Even If You Don't Smoke
Posted on: Feb 6, 2014, Source: Think Progress
It strikes a blow to big tobacco and a bigger blow for public health.
Obama Calls Out Fox News: ‘You and Your TV Station’ Keep Scandals Alive
Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress
In a Pre-Superbowl interview, the President clashes with Bill O'Reilly's IRS Scandal spin.
Utah School Threw Out Students’ Lunches Because They Were In Debt
Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress
Got a balance on your school account, 3rd grader? Kiss your lunch goodbye.
Three Children Killed During Polar Vortex After Their Heat Was Cut Off
Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress
Propane space heaters sparked a flame that engulfed an Indiana family's home.
99 Percent Of Police Brutality Reports In Central New Jersey Never See The Light Of Day
Posted on: Jan 6, 2014, Source: Think Progress
This is despite notorious incidents of police brutality.
The Scariest Real Estate Advertisement On Craigslist
Posted on: Nov 15, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Kentucky has long been a hotbed of dirty energy production, but this discovery may just take the cake...
Lululemon Owner Says Women’s Big Thighs Are To Blame For His Company’s Faulty Pants
Posted on: Nov 7, 2013, Source: Think Progress
The company’s founder would like you to know: It’s not the pants’ fault. It’s your thighs.
Florida High School Named After KKK Founder -- in 2013
Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: Think Progress
One Jacksonville resident launched a Change.org petition that has so far garnered over 150,000 signatures, asking the Duval County School Board to change the name.
Countdown to Catastrophe: The Latest Updates on the Shutdown and the Debt Ceiling
Posted on: Oct 15, 2013, Source: Think Progress
House GOP brought the government to a shutdown by refusing to fund Obamacare, but with the added leverage of the debt ceiling, their demands have since grown.
Sixth Grader’s Father Says She Wouldn’t Have Died If A School Nurse Had Been On Duty
Posted on: Oct 11, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress
Budget cuts have left Philadelphia's schools without adequate medical support, and students are paying with their lives.
Sorry, Rich People: Even You Will Be Affected by the Shutdown
Posted on: Oct 2, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Poor people will have it worse, of course.
Wisconsin Governor Appointee Fired After Calling Undocumented Immigrants ‘Satan’
Posted on: Aug 9, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress
On Facebook the man wrote, "You may see Jesus when you look at them. I see Satan. "
Wall Street Is Crazy Sexist
Posted on: Jul 28, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Former female Merrill Lynch employees allege training included a book called “Seducing the Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics From a Woman at the Top”
Conservative Paper Invokes Lynching In Anti-Sharpton Editorial Cartoon
Posted on: Jul 22, 2013, Source: Think Progress
The cartoonist depicted various incidents in which Sharpton has been active as people being hanged from a tree.
McDonalds' Budget For Employees: Get a Second Job, Turn Off Your Heat
Posted on: Jul 17, 2013, Source: Think Progress
How about just paying them a living wage?
Legislator Blocks Openly Gay Colleague From Speaking About DOMA, Cites ‘God’s Law’
Posted on: Jun 28, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Even after historic ruling, Republicans still just won't give up.
Fox News Commentator: Breadwinning Women Are “Hurting our Children"
Posted on: May 31, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Erick Ericson's neanderthalian views of gender roles will really make you scratch your head.
California Strawberry Pickers Fired for Fleeing Dangerous Wildfire
Posted on: May 10, 2013, Source: Think Progress
The company only reinstated the workers after intense outcry.
Ohio Is Illegally Throwing Poor People in Jail For Owing Money
Posted on: Apr 6, 2013, Source: Think Progress
A new report shines a light on a harrowing “debtors’ prison” system in Ohio — one that violates both the United States’ and the Ohio constitution.
Georgia Town Passes Law Requiring All Adults to Own Guns
Posted on: Apr 2, 2013, Source: Think Progress
The town’s Police Chief said he hopes “having a gun would help residents take their protection into their own hands,” since the town has an understaffed police department.
7 Shocking Statements from One of the Nuttiest GOP Congressmen in the House
Posted on: Mar 29, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Don Young, who called Latinos "wetbacks," has a long history of saying crazy, offensive, or outright bizarre things during his 40-year tenure as a member of Congress.
Another Young Rape Victim of Football Players Bullied
Posted on: Mar 21, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Connecticut 13-year-old is sexually assaulted by 18-year-old athletes, then taunted on social media.
Poor Kids Booted from Their Preschool Programs Thanks to Sequestration
Posted on: Mar 15, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Reports are beginning to roll in about how children will bear the brunt of Congressional inaction.
Christian School Fires Teacher for Pre-Marital Sex, Offers to Hire Her Boyfriend
Posted on: Mar 4, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Thanks To Congressional Incompetence, Saturday Mail Delivery Is History
Posted on: Feb 6, 2013, Source: Think Progress
It isn’t a switch to online mail that’s causing the postal demise — it’s Congress.
Meet the Male Senators Who Voted Against a Bill Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence (Hint: They're Republicans)
Posted on: Feb 5, 2013, Source: Think Progress
All of the women in the Senate, with the exception of Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), co-sponsored the legislation.
America’s Craziest Sheriff Sends Armed Posses to Arizona Schools
Posted on: Jan 7, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Joe Arpaio has thought of less friendly uses for firearms in his recent past. Back in November, the sheriff decided to arm his deputies with automatic weapons to stop “illegal aliens” “attempting to escape” his county.
Republicans Promise to Throw America Off the Fiscal Cliff
Posted on: Nov 9, 2012, Source: Think Progress
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promised he wouldn’t be willing to raise taxes at all to avoid the automatic spending cuts and tax hike trigger that will otherwise go into effect January 1st.
5 Facts You Need to Know for Tonight's Presidential Debate
Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: Think Progress
The truth before the spin.
72 Million Americans Would be Uninsured Under Romney's Health Plan
Posted on: Oct 3, 2012, Source: Think Progress
Study considered Romney’s proposal in full, including plans to transform Medicare and convert Medicaid into a block grant for the states.
Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition Multiple Choice Survey on Obama: Nazi or Communist?
Posted on: Sep 26, 2012, Source: ThinkProgress
A provocative survey sent out by the group, which is the key part of Romney's voter turnout operation, asks leading questions that compare President Barack Obama to history's worst despots.
Birthers in Kansas May Push Obama Off State's Ballot
Posted on: Sep 14, 2012, Source: Think Progress
7 Birthers Speaking at the Republican National Convention
Posted on: Aug 25, 2012, Source: ThinkProgress
NH Sheriff Candidate Says He'd Use Deadly Force to Stop Abortions
Posted on: Aug 23, 2012, Source: ThinkProgress
Remember When Republicans Blasted Obama Administration For Warnings on Right-Wing Terrorism?
Posted on: Aug 7, 2012, Source: Think Progress
Olympic Weightlifter's Incredible Take-Down of Sexist Jerks: "We Don't Lift Weights in Order to Look Hot"
Posted on: Aug 1, 2012, Source: ThinkProgress
GOP Rep. On Sexual Assault At Airforce Base: There’s ‘No Evidence Of A Widespread Problem’
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012, Source: Think Progress
100,000 Women’s Lives Could Be Saved By Expanded Access To Contraception
Posted on: Jul 10, 2012, Source: Think Progress
Eighth Grader Stops Seventeen from Photoshopping Girls in its Magazine
Posted on: Jul 3, 2012, Source: ThinkProgress
Forced Transvaginal Ultrasounds and Fetus Burials? 5 Healthcare Mandates Republicans Want
Posted on: Jun 29, 2012, Source: Think Progress
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