So, Philippe Reines Sent Us an Email

Philippe Reines, the longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, sent Gawker a long note last night after a reporter for the Washington Free Beacon, C.J. Ciaramella, emailed him about an article of ours concerning his and other Clinton staffers’ use of a private email accounts to conduct official State Department business.… » 3/04/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

Justice Department Won't File Civil Rights Charges Against Darren Wilson

On Wednesday, the Justice Department released two reports: One detailing the ways in which the Ferguson police department has been demonstrably racist over the past two years, and another explaining why federal civil rights charges will not be pursued against Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown… » 3/04/15 1:22pm Today 1:22pm

Rikers Inmates Tore Down Plexiglass to Save Guard From Sexual Assault

On Saturday, a group of inmates at Rikers Island helped tear down a plexiglass barrier to defend a female correction officer who was being sexually assaulted by another inmate, the New York Daily News reports. Raleek Young, above, is serving five to 10 years for raping a 13-year-old girl, and was hit with additional… » 3/04/15 12:57pm Today 12:57pm

King V. Burwell: The Supreme Court Case That Could Destroy Obamacare

Right now, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act cooked up by radical libertarians. If the challenge wins, the results would be catastrophic: a majority of the state's health care markets would be turned into chaos, with plenty of needless suffering and death… » 3/04/15 11:45am Today 11:45am

Alabama Supreme Court Blocks Same-Sex Marriage

On Tuesday night, Alabama's Supreme Court ordered state officials to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, contradicting an earlier ruling by a federal judge, The New York Times reports. » 3/03/15 9:30pm Yesterday 9:30pm

Police Find First Thing You'd Expect in Container Marked "Not Weed"

After you go to the trouble of labeling a container "not weed," there's almost no wrong way to use it. You could fill it with loose change, monkey teeth—even heroin! In fact, there's only one thing that doesn't belong in a "not weed" container, which is reportedly just what a Nebraska man had in his on Saturday. » 3/03/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

NRA Secretly Backs Group Aiming To Save Elephants Now, Kill Them Later

A couple of weeks ago, a group called the Elephant Protection Association (EPA) sent an email to a Maryland woman with elephant-hugging tendencies after she'd registered for membership online. There was an important measure coming before the General Assembly in Annapolis, HB713, which would restrict the sale of… » 3/03/15 6:06pm Yesterday 6:06pm