Has Mike Allen Promised You a Softball Interview?

Last week, we published emails in which Mike Allen, the chief White House correspondent of Politico, promised to provide completely positive coverage of Chelsea Clinton in exchange for a sit-down interview at a brunch hosted by the political news outlet. Allen initially claimed ignorance—“I don’t remember this e-mail” »6 minutes ago11/30/15 4:42pm


Evidence Reveals Minneapolis Protest Shooting Suspect as Racist Scaredy Cat

This afternoon, prosecutors announced felony charges against the four defendants in last week’s shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis. A criminal complaint for one of the alleged shooters reveals that he is exactly the pants-wetting idiot one would expect. »Today 2:20pm11/30/15 2:20pm

Former Professional Propagandist for White Supremacist and Torture Regime Decries Nazi Comparisons in Politics

Marc Thiessen would like everyone in politics to please stop comparing their opponents to Nazis. Or rather, he would like everyone to stop evoking comparisons to Nazis, as the two politicians he calls out in his latest Washington Post column never actually said “Nazi” or “Hitler.” It’s not a very surprising or notable… »Today 2:06pm11/30/15 2:06pm

Fox & Friends Host: I Remember Seeing American Muslims Cheering on 9/11

Though many have condemned Donald Trump for repeating his claims that “thousands” of New Jersey Muslims celebrated on 9/11, and that there is old TV news footage somewhere out there to prove it, one brave, bumbling Fox & Friends host defended the “idea” of Trump’s story this morning. That man was Steve Doocy, of… »Today 1:20pm11/30/15 1:20pm

What It's Like To Be a Gay Little Person

There are about 30,000 little people in America, according to Joanna Campbell, executive director of the largest little people organization in the country, Little People of America. Campbell estimates that the amount of little people are equally divided by sex. If there are 15,000 men with dwarfism in America, and… »Today 12:50pm11/30/15 12:50pm

A Conversation With Joey Navedo, a Gay Little Person

As a gay little person, Joey Navedo, 30, lives one of the rarest of lives. Despite the incredibly low number of people who share his specific experience, though, he has plenty in common with the average-sized gay men he parties with frequently as a nightlife entertainer. This installment of Rare Lives features a very… »Today 12:19pm11/30/15 12:19pm

All These Jurors Want for Christmas Is to Get the Hell Off the Sheldon Silver Corruption Case

If you’ve been following the Sheldon Silver corruption case at all, you might be forgiven for assuming the jury room is some kind of court-appointed torture chamber—in the last week alone, at least two jurors have sent handwritten notes begging the judge to release them from the case. »Today 11:46am11/30/15 11:46am

Court Rules Northern Ireland's Insanely Restrictive Abortion Law "Breaches Human Rights"

In a landmark ruling today, the Belfast High Court decided that Northern Ireland’s abortion law is “incompatible with human rights.” Currently, abortion is only legal in cases where the life of the mother is threatened or where there is a “permanent or serious risk to her well-being,” and hospital employees can face… »Today 10:10am11/30/15 10:10am

Lurid History Emerges as Lawyers Argue Mental Competence of Son Accused of Murdering Hedge Fund-Manager Father 

Prosecutors allege that, in January, Thomas Gilbert shot and killed his hedge-fund manager father—reportedly over a drop in his allowance—and tried to make it look like a suicide. At a hearing in State Supreme Court this month, his defense argued that Gilbert is not fit to stand trial. »Today 12:07am11/30/15 12:07am

After being alerted by the FBI to a threat of gun violence posted online, the University of Chicago

After being alerted by the FBI to a threat of gun violence posted online, the University of Chicago has canceled Monday classes on its main campus, the Associated Press reports. “It was pretty specific in terms of time and place,” university spokesman Jeremy Manier said in a statement. »Yesterday 10:55pm11/29/15 10:55pm

Sinead O’Connor Found Safe After Posting Distressing Facebook Status

Sinead O’Connor is reported to be safe after posting a suicidal Facebook status in which she said to have “taken an overdose.” The status updates, which appeared to have been written by the singer-songwriter in recent days, detail problems between O’Connor and her ex-husband Donal Lunny in regards to the well-being of… »Yesterday 10:32pm11/29/15 10:32pm

Who Is Willing to Call the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting Terrorism?

Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, does not think the deadly attack Friday at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood qualifies as terrorism: “I don’t think it would fall under quite the definition of domestic terrorism, although I’ll leave that to the Justice Department to make that… »Yesterday 10:20pm11/29/15 10:20pm