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Congressman Defends Anti-LGBT Discrimination With Irrelevant Study


Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) CREDIT: Facebook Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) is once again attempting to defend his opposition to employment protections for LGBT people, this time by citing a narrow study that actually provides no data about the need or impact of such protections.

Two Entirely Different School Shootings Happened Just Hours Apart Today


CREDIT: Shutterstock Around 7:40 a.m. Monday, two teenagers were arguing in front of their high school 40 miles away from Charlotte, North Carolina, when one of them pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot the other.

Watching Fox News Addicts Viewers And Misinforms Them On Climate Change


A new study finds that both conservative and non-conservative media are addictive to viewers. But conservative media like Fox News is much more addictive.

First East Coast Liquefied Natural Gas Export Terminal Approved On Chesapeake Bay


Dominion Resources’ offshore gas transfer platform seen from the beach at Calvert Cliffs State Park. CREDIT: flickr/ Stephen Melkisethian On Monday, federal regulators approved construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Cove Point, Maryland.

The Explosive Debate Over A New Natural Gas Pipeline Through The Northeast


New York resident Bruce Shenker didn’t used to be concerned about the three underground natural gas pipelines running through his property.

How Americans’ Lives Have Turned Into All Work And No Play, In 3 Charts


CREDIT: Shutterstock American workers are putting in more and more hours each week, as the supposedly 40-hour workweek has stretched to 47 hours.

Pediatrician’s Group Endorses The Birth Control That Hobby Lobby Won’t Cover


CREDIT: shutterstock The nation’s leading group of pediatricians has officially endorsed long-acting contraceptives, like intrauterine devices (IUDs), for all teenagers.

Congressman Calls Expedited Deportation Of Migrants ‘Compassionate’


Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) speaks at the National Center for Learning Disabilities luncheon in 2013. CREDIT: http://cassidy.house.gov/ A Louisiana congressman in a tight race in November wants to quickly deport migrants who have been apprehended at the southern United States border, many of whom fled their home countries in Central America due to violence.

BREAKING: Republican Judge Orders Obamacare Defunded


CREDIT: AP Much of the Affordable Care Act must be defunded and millions of Americans must lose their health insurance, according to an opinion issued Tuesday by Judge Ronald A.

Human Activities Have Cut Animal Populations In Half Since 1970


CREDIT: Shutterstock According to a new report, the Earth has lost half its vertebrate species — mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians — since 1970.

The One Time That The U.S. Had Universal Childcare


CREDIT: Shutterstock Nothing before or since has been like the Lanham Act, though you probably haven’t heard of it.

Congressman: Secret Service Should Install ADT Security At The White House


CREDIT: Screenshot A Republican congressman elicited laughs during a House Oversight Committee hearing into the Sep.

New York City Will Stop Putting Adolescents In Solitary Confinement


CREDIT: Shutterstock In New York City, teens 16 and older are held in jail with adults. They are subject to treatment including “brute force” and intimidation at least as brutal as that endured by adults in the notorious Rikers Island jail — a place where the vast majority of inmates have been charged but not yet convicted of any crime.

Another Year With The Hyde Amendment Is Another Year Without Justice


CREDIT: AP Photo/Mike Groll Tuesday marks the 38th year that the Hyde Amendment — which prohibits federal funds from being used to pay for abortion services except in the cases of rape, incest, or life-threatening situations — has been in effect.

Pa. Official Admits Errors In Investigation Of Whether Fracking Waste Spoiled Drinking Water


In this July 27, 2011 file photo, the sun shines over a Range Resources well site in Washington, Pa. CREDIT: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic A Pennsylvania official has admitted that he may have used faulty information to determine that fracking waste was not poisoning the drinking water supply at a man’s property in Washington County, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.

FCC Votes Unanimously To End TV Sports Blackout Rule


CREDIT: AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to eliminate the sports blackout rule that allowed leagues to keep cable and satellite television providers from broadcasting games that were blacked out on local broadcast channels.

The Growing Push To End A Decades-Old Policy That Denies Women Their Abortion Rights


Activists lobbying to repeal abortion coverage restrictions for low-income women CREDIT: All Above All This summer, when abortion rights advocates hit the road to mobilize support for lifting the abortion restrictions currently in place for low-income women, many of the people whom they encountered were surprised to learn these laws exist in the first place.

Stalk This Way: New Maroon 5 Video Tries To Make Violence Sexy


CREDIT: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Adam Levine is, in the parlance of critics dismissing female protagonists, “unlikeable.” His voice emerges from his mouth pre-AutoTuned; he, physically, has the handsome-yet-infuriating features of Nick from Gone Girl, who says of himself, “I have a face you want to punch.” He knows this, he comments on it, he claims not to care about it, he’s really quite meta about the fact that much of the world sees him as the human that would result if an Ed Hardy t-shirt became sentient.

NFL Backtracks After Penalizing Player For Brief Muslim Prayer


Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah CREDIT: AP When a Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah scored a touchdown during his team’s systematic routing of the New England Patriots last night, he did what many NFL players do: he stopped to say a prayer.

USDA Sends Some Farm Bill Money To Organic And Local Agriculture


CREDIT: Shutterstock Organic farming and the local food movement just got a boost from the government to the tune of $52 million.


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