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Here Is Everything That’s Wrong With Chuck Schumer’s Obamacare Comments


Joaquim Moreira Salles is an intern at ThinkProgress. CREDIT: AP Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made waves during his speech at the National Press Club in Washington DC this week, when he expressed that passing health care reform had been the wrong move for Democrats because it did not help middle-class Americans.

Envelope-Pushing Pakistani Bollywood Star Gets 26 Years For Blasphemy


CREDIT: YouTube A Pakistani court sentenced Bollywood star Veena Malik and her media mogul husband to 26 years in prison for blasphemy.

In The Eyes Of Their Killers, Trayvon Martin And Mike Brown Were The Same Person


CREDIT: AP and NBC Following the explosive announcement of the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, documents released to the public reveal for the first time a first-hand account of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Millennials’ Nonchalance About HIV Has Made The Virus A ‘Silent Killer’


In this May 10, 2012 file photo, Dr. Lisa Sterman holds up a Truvada pill, an HIV treatment pill used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus, at her office in San Francisco.

Happy Black Friday, Your Credit Card Information Could Very Likely Be Stolen Again


CREDIT: AP Photo/Matt Rourke It’s Thanksgiving, which means family time, good food, awkward conversations, record spending — and the anniversary of Target’s massive data breach, which leaked 110 million customers personal information from emails to credit card numbers.

MAP: Country Lights Up With Ferguson Solidarity Protests


Last night, as ABC ran an interview with the man who shot and killed 18-year-old Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri this August, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the United States, protesting the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in investigation of the shooting.

How To Convince Your Right-Wing Uncle To Act On Climate Change This Thanksgiving


CREDIT: Shutterstock/Dylan Petrohilos If you’re like most Americans, you probably spend most Thanksgivings with family, crowded around a dinner table with turkey, potatoes, and pie.

How To Talk To Your Climate Denier Uncle This Thanksgiving


Obstreperous, argumentative, conservative relatives are often expected to be uncles, but climate denial can peep out of aunts, grandparents, children, or spouses.

Industry Groups Are Freaking Out About Obama’s New Smog Pollution Rule


Smog in downtown Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 28, 2009. CREDIT: AP Photo/Nick Ut The Environmental Protection Agency issued a new draft proposed rule on Tuesday to tighten already-existing restrictions on ground-level ozone pollution, the main ingredient of urban smog.

Walmart Workers Give Up Thanksgiving Dinner To Stage 24-Hour Fast For Higher Wages


A Black Friday protest outside of a Minnesota Walmart in 2013 CREDIT: Associated Press On Thanksgiving Day, 12 striking Walmart workers and community members will start a 24-hour fast to protest what they say are wages so low they leave employees hungry.

BREAKING: Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Surgery


CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court’s oldest member and its senior-most liberal, “underwent a coronary catheterization procedure” on Wednesday morning “to place a stent in her right coronary artery,” according to a press release from the Supreme Court.

Justice Scalia Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury


CREDIT: AP Photo/David Tulis On Monday, Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown.

A Texas Lawmaker’s Bizarre Plan To Secede From The Union One Law At A Time


CREDIT: Shutterstock Under an unconstitutional proposal by Texas state Rep. Dan Flynn (R), just two people in the state of Texas — the state house speaker and the lieutenant governor — would effectively have the power to suspend any federal law within Texas’s borders, at least temporarily.

What You Need To Know To Win An Immigration Argument With Your Right-Wing Dad This Thanksgiving


Actual Thanksgiving dinner served at a wonderful conservative’s house that this reporter went to. CREDIT: Esther Y.

City Passes Historic Retail Workers Bill Of Rights


CREDIT: Shutterstock On Tuesday evening, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the Retail Workers Bill of Rights, the country’s first-ever legislation aimed at improving life for retail employees.

Chinese Students Face Long Prison Terms After Volunteering For Minority Rights Website


CREDIT: AP A trial for seven students of a economics professor and rights’ advocate serving a life sentence for “separatism” in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province began on Tuesday.

Federal Judge Overturns Mississippi’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage


CREDIT: Shutterstock/David P. Smith Mere hours after a federal judge overturned Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage, another federal judge similarly ruled against Mississippi’s ban.

Federal Judge Overturns Arkansas’ Ban On Same-Sex Marriage


CREDIT: Shutterstock Wednesday evening, a federal judge declared that Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and ordered the state to stop enforcing it.

Ferguson Residents Speak Out: ‘I Just Started Crying, Because There Is No Hope For Us’


Down the street from Ferguson Police Department CREDIT: ThinkProgress/Erica Hellerstein FERGUSON, MO — The morning after the grand jury in Ferguson decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, following the subsequent protests in and around Ferguson, ThinkProgress sat down with Canfield residents about the events that took place and their initial reactions to the decision and neighborhood unrest.

Maryland Governor Is Officially Ready To Allow Fracking In The State


Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. CREDIT: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Maryland’s outgoing Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley announced on Tuesday that he will soon release proposed regulations for fracking — regulations that when finalized will officially allow natural gas drilling in the western part of the state.


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