The HIV-Positive College Wrestler "Tiger Mandingo" Never Had a Chance in Court

When the criminal trial of the HIV-positive college wrestler Michael Johnson began, BuzzFeed reports in a damning new article, his lawyer immediately fumbled her words, advising the jury her client was “guilty until proven innocent.” It was an inauspicious start to a trial that seemed, in retrospect, to have been… »50 minutes ago12/01/15 6:29pm

Mark Zuckerberg Will Donate Massive Fortune to Own Blinkered Worldview

In a savvy PR maneuver, today Mark Zuckerberg used the birth of his daughter Max to advertise to the world the fact that he’s decided to give away 99% of his Facebook shares (roughly $45 billion today) to charity (over the course of the rest of his life, not all at once). It sounds angelic, but it will probably end up… »Today 6:09pm12/01/15 6:09pm

Listen to Decades-Old Audio of Reagan's Press Secretary and White House Reporters Cackling About AIDS

There is an infamous discussion from 1982 between Ronald Reagan’s press secretary Larry Speakes and reporter Lester Kinsolving in the White House briefing room about the then-oncoming AIDS crisis, in which Speakes cackles derisively when Kinsolving asks if the Reagan administration was taking any steps to address the… »Today 4:35pm12/01/15 4:35pm

Giuliani's Example of People Cheering on 9/11 Was Actually Just a Hate Crime

Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani isn’t saying Donald Trump is right about his unambiguous claim that “thousands and thousands of people were cheering” in Jersey on 9/11. But he’s also not saying that Donald Trump isn’t not right. And to back up his timorous show of support, Giuliani trotted out a… »Today 3:20pm12/01/15 3:20pm

Martin O'Malley Asks Democrats to Memorize His Face In Case Hillary Dies 

Martin O’Malley is now campaigning to be Democrats’ “second choice” for president, which isn’t a thing. But the former governor of Maryland announced his futile goal today in a meeting with House Dems, who have mostly all said they support Hillary Clinton, in an apparent attempt to remind them that he still exists. »Today 3:10pm12/01/15 3:10pm

John Kasich Wants to Know Why All These 15-Year-Old Girls Are Doing It

On the campaign trail, Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich has gained an unfortunate reputation for his tendency to speak disrespectfully to and about women, like that time when he told a college student he didn’t have any Taylor Swift tickets, or lamented how easily a diet can become sidelined when spumoni is… »Today 2:57pm12/01/15 2:57pm

Hillary Clinton Again Invokes 9/11 to Explain Her Wall Street Fundraising

At a Democratic presidential debate in Iowa last month, Hillary Clinton was challenged to account for the fact that a large proportion of her campaign fundraising haul has come from the financial sector. She responded with a non sequitur about 9/11. Asked to elaborate, she seemed to argue that her popularity in the… »Today 1:57pm12/01/15 1:57pm

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Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »Today 1:15pm12/01/15 1:15pm