The backstory behind the Department of Justice's seizure of Associated Press phone logs could prove far more interesting than even that troubling development.
The extreme anti-woman positions of Sean O'Malley and the Catholic Church come to the forefront in a spat regarding Ireland PM Enda Kenny's invitation to Boston College's commencement.
Closing arguments in the Jodi Arias murder trial begin.
After being traded by the Boston Celtics two months ago, center Jason Collins finally admits he's a Washington Wizard.
Jimmy McMillan of The Rent is Too Damn High Party is back with a track that some say is whack, but to be perfectly blunt it's a fly PR stunt.
Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's first words to authorities.
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz dropped a defiant f-bomb in front of an emotional crowd at Fenway Park.
After an earlier shooting on the MIT campus, CNN is reporting a possibly unrelated incident in Watertown involving explosives and automatic gunfire.
Police have shot and killed suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev following a pursuit that saw one officer killed and one wounded. Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been taken into custody.
The Rutgers men's basketball coach has been caught on camera acting like a total psycho and abusing his players.
An op-ed attacking New Atheists Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens criticizes them for everything except for what they've actually said.
Ben Bernanke will hold a press conference on Wednesday at 2:30 PM explaining the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision. It is expected the Fed will continue its bond-buying program.
From sinkholes to child-sellers, some of the weirder news stories from across the country.
Full live heretical coverage of the first papal conclave to replace a living pope since 1415, when live-blogs were written by hand.
The Jodi Arias murder trial continues on Thursday, as Arias remains on the stand in her own defense.
Rand Paul and his GOP colleagues spoke for nearly 13 hours on the Senate floor in a filibuster of John Brennan.
Attorney General Eric Holder tells Rand Paul that the Obama administration reserves the right to assassinate U.S. citizens without due process, even on American soil.
In a highly anticipated papal conclave on Tuesday, the Cardinals elected the first Latin American pope in history by choosing Yadier Molina to be the next pontiff.
On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed its 2007 all-time high. This latest bull run has been impressive, but a pullback in the short to medium term is needed.
Mike Trout gets screwed by the Angels, who are apparently tapped after Josh Hamilton's monster contract, the Astros still suck, and every opening day game.
The Supreme Court has ruled that plaintiffs in a suit filed against FISA do not have standing because they can't prove if the secret program they're challenging has adversely affected them.
If you play this Oscars drinking game and remember any part of the 85th Academy Awards, you didn't play it right.
Republicans officially blocked the nomination of Chuck Hagel to the post of secretary of defense on Thursday, as the Senate failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to pass a cloture resolution.
Double amputee and 2012 London Olympic Games competitor Oscar Pistorius has been charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp four times.
Full text of Senator Marco Rubio's Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address.
A breakdown of the current minimum wage law.
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Violence Against Women Act. The 22 senators who voted against it were all Republican men.
If the Catholic Church is to have any chance of remaining relevant in the 21st century, its only hope is to have Reginald Foster as Supreme Pontiff.
North Korea has detonated a nuclear weapon in its third nuclear test, causing a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that sent tremors throughout the region.
Virtually every State of the Union address has been long, boring, and full of rhetorical niceties. Cut through the BS by following this no-nonsense SOTU live blog.
Although the Pope is citing age as a factor, here are 16 far more plausible explanations.
From start to finish, 'Flight' is a tour de force of moralistic gobbledygook that relishes in making sure its anti-hero gets what's coming to him.
Counter-terrorism chief and CIA director nominee John O. Brennan faces questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The line of questioning Chuck Hagel received from the Senate Armed Services Committee proves Chuck Hagel's point about the influence of the pro-Israeli lobby.
A shooting at an office complex in Phoenix occurred this morning during a Senate hearing on gun control that featured testimony from former Arizona Congreswoman Gabby Giffords.
Governor Deval Patrick has chosen his former chief-of-staff, Mo Cowan to serve as interim U.S. senator from Massachusetts until June's special election.
Democrats hope that Cory Booker has a bright and long future in the party, but the Newark mayor's pomposity will ultimately be his downfall.
Florida taxpayers are paying a full-blown conspiracy nut to teach Communications at an institution of higher learning.
Wednesday's Google doodle honors Frank Zamboni -- a man whose last name even non-hockey fans should be familiar with.
According to a source, Ron Klain has said he will not be President Obama's next chief of staff, making the appointment of Denis McDonough to replace Jack Lew very likely.
A gruesome discovery at O'Hare International Airport of 18 heads has lead to puzzling questions about who sent them and where they were headed.
It's the first year of eligibility for known steroids users Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa. But who else is on the ballot?
The ridiculous attacks on Chuck Hagel for being insufficiently pro-Israel demonstrate a sad and dangerous reality about U.S. foreign policy.
In a downright bizarre press conference on Friday, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre destroyed whatever was left of the gun organization's national reputation.
Because you can't be bothered to read whole paragraphs.
Daniel Inouye, the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history has died.
On Monday, Mike Huckabee reiterated his claim that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was brought on by godlessness in society. If he's right, god is as evil as Adam Lanza.
The Federal Reserve will release a statement today at 12:30pm regarding the state of the economy and the bank's monetary policy.
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced a fourth round of asset purchases in an effort to drive down interest rates and spur lending.
Mitch McConnell is extremely unpopular in Kentucky, and a new poll shows he would race a difficult reelection battle against actress Ashley Judd, who is rumored to be interested in running.
Christians have frequently accused atheists of waging a war on Christmas, but the opening salvo came long ago, and it wasn't fired by the godless.
In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court will announce whether it will consider the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, as well as California's Proposition 8.
If a politician said it, it MUST be true.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have had another child. Congratulations! But more importantly, how will this affect the Patriots offense against the Texans on Monday night?
If Gallup's latest poll on the employment picture in the United States is any indication, the unemployment rate likely increased last month.
After South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint's abrupt resignation, speculation abounds as to the person Governor Nikki Haley will appoint to succeed him.
In a major political shakeup, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint announced he is resigning from the U.S. Senate to head the conservative Heritage Foundation.
Kate Middleton is pregnant, which means U.K. taxpayers will have yet another entitled Royal to subsidize while they endure harsh austerity measures.
The Daily Show host makes a total mockery of the bogus "war on Christmas" charges from conservatives who actually think atheists are ruining Christmas.
Michael Richards is back on television, and I use this as an excuse to revisit Kramer's 10 funniest moments on Seinfeld.
Incredibly, the New York Post has reached a new low, as one of its photographers captures the last moments of Ki Suk Han. The photo and a trashy headline were splashed on the paper's front page.
With the Republican Party under the heavy influence of stubborn ideologues like Grover Norquist, Congress may not be able to act to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.
Jeff Zucker, CNN's new president, once had Conan O'Brien arrested in the middle of a prank at Harvard while they were both undergraduates in the 1980s.
The highly-anticipated United Nations General Assembly vote was embarrassingly lopsided for the U.S. and Israel.
Ron Paul sits down with the Washington Post for an exit interview before he retires from Congress.
Here we go again. Florida provides us with yet another instance of an armed white man shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager. Jordan Davis was gunned down by Michael Dunn on Friday night.
A 43 year old man who was caught on tape mocking a girl with cerebral palsy has been sentenced to 29 days in jail. But should he have been protected by the First Amendment?
The city of Santa Monica has ended a 59-year tradition in which a nativity scene is displayed on public property each year during Christmastime. Constitutionally, it was the right decision.
Marvin Miller, arguably the most significant figure from Major League Baseball in the last 40 years, has died.
Running updates and commentary of the looming "fiscal cliff" in the United States. Can Democrats and Republicans strike a deal before the January 1 deadline?
Let's face it. Not every Thanksgiving is awesome. Here's why yours might have sucked this year.
Another oil rig explosion has occurred off of the American Gulf Coast. Two feared dead, and two are missing. The rig is owned by Black Elk Energy.
Due to a workers' strike, Hostess Brands -- maker of the famed Twinkie -- will file for bankruptcy and begin liquidating its assets
President Obama holds a press conference Wednesday at 1:30pm on the Petraeus scandal and the country's looming fiscal cliff.
The Catholic Church is one of the most homophobic, anti-woman, sexually obsessed institutions in the entire world.
State by state analysis of senate and congressional races. Full breakdown
It's Election Day once again, and that means allegations of voter fraud on both sides; some serious, others....not so much.
Libertarian and Green Party nominees Gary Johnson and Jill Stein square off in third party presidential debate on Monday night.
The election is finally here, and PolicyMic has live coverage of the presidential race between Obama and Romney in all 50 states, as well as key Senate, House, and gubernatorial races.
The latest Florida presidential polls are divided over whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is leading in the state.
Friday's release of monthly unemployment figures was the last before Tuesday's presidential election.
According to the latest poll, I'm tired of this presidential election. The survey of 1 registered voter, conducted by Michael Luciano Opinion Research, has a margin of error of 0.0%.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have made the endorsement with eye toward running for president in 2016.
President Obama delivered some remarks from the White House on Monday morning about the government's preparations for Hurricane Sandy.
Gary Johnson's campaign runs its first television ad in several states, including the swing state of Colorado. Will Johnson spoil the party for Mitt Romney?
Polls in the Massachusetts senate race show a troubling trend for incumbent Scott Brown in his race against Elizabeth Warren.
Donald Trump has once again inserted himself in to the presidential race, this time to drop a faux bombshell about Barack Obama.
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate says that God intended rape pregnancies to happen.
PolicyMic has your how-to guide on how to register to vote and where to go on election day.
On Tuesday, four minor party candidates participated in a presidential debate in Chicago moderated by Larry King.
Monday is the third and final debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and once again, Gary Johnson has been excluded
The last presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is Monday, which means this is your last chance to play the PolicyMic presidential debate drinking game!
Finally, the last presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is here. Focusing on foreign policy, the debate will show how absurd Romney's approach to international relations is.
Libertarian and Green party nominees Gary Johnson and Jill Stein faced off Thursday evening in an unusual third party presidential debate.
The first and only U.S. Senate debate in New York between Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Wendy Long wasn't informative at all, as the moderators had no idea what they were doing.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney answered questions and traded jabs for more than 90 minutes, in what was a far better performance from Obama than what he put forth in Denver.
The Secular Coalition for America has given Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson the best score of the presidential candidates.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will field questions at Hofstra University tonight from an audience of "regular people," which for Robo-Romney, does not compute.
The second of three presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was a lively back and forth that was very tense at moments.
George McGovern was a presidential candidate with the guts to run against the Vietnam war. Unfortunately, America wasn't ready for him.
Details on Tuesday night's second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the latest polls, and the state of the presidential race overall.
On Tuesday night, the elusive "undecided voters" who somehow still don't know whom they're voting for, will ask Barack Obama and Mitt Romney questions at the second presidential debate.
Your go-to guide for making through another grueling presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
On Friday, Gawker journalist Adrian Chen outed one of the most prolific users of the detestable and now defunct subreddit, "creepshots."
What is "malarkey" and who does Joe Biden think he is saying Paul Ryan is spouting "a bunch of malarkey?" Find out.
On Thursday night, Joe Biden dominated Paul Ryan in this campaign's only vice presidential debate. It wasn't even close.
Thursday night's vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will provide a high-profile platform on which a classic Biden gaffe could by magnified x 100.
If tonight's vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan becomes a substantive policy discussion at any point, it will spell trouble for Ryan, whose policies Americans detest.
Joe Biden may only drink non-alcoholic beer, but that doesn't mean he can't show you a good time at the VP debate on Thursday. Here is the VP debate drinking game.
Total coverage of Thursday night's vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan at Centre College in Daville, Kentucky.
Recap and analysis of Wednesday night's U.S. Senate debate in Massachusetts between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.
The U.S. Senate race in Virginia between Tim Kaine and George Allen is one of the most closely watched, as Democrats try to hold on to the seat being left vacant by the retiring Jim Webb.
Debate Live-Stream. Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren meet for their third debate in Springfield, Massachusetts in their highly-contested race for U.S. Senate.
The latest Zogby shows Mitt Romney with a slim lead over Barack Obama, and a Pew poll tells a similar story.
Senator Scott Brown leads challenger Elizabeth Warren by four points, according to the latest poll.
From stupid people to political correctness, and cigar-smoking businessmen to warmongering, George Carlin explains everything you need to know about the demoralizing futility of election 2012.
The latest Rasmussen poll has Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 48%, but what do the polls look like in the swing states like Ohio, Virginia, and Florida?
Mitt Romney hits Obama on Iran and Libya, and makes a suspect comment on the president's record on free trade.
Live coverage of Mitt Romney's foreign policy speech in Lexington, Virginia.
The atrocious 2012 Boston Red Sox season has come to an end, and with it, the managerial tenure of Bobby Valentine.
On Friday morning, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will released its monthly jobs report, which indicated the unemployment rate had fallen to 7.8%.
Overview of the upcoming vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
How did your predictions stack up?
Analysis and full transcript of Wednesday night's first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Ahead of Wednesday night's presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson answered PolicyMic's questions about the state of third party politics.
Analysis and full transcript of Wednesday night's first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The crowd-surfing former governor of New Mexico and Liberty movement favorite will provide live presidential debate commentary Wednesday night.
Members who correctly predict any of the following questions will win a pair of sunglasses, and be awarded a special PolicyMic Psychic Badge. So have it at, Nostradamus!
Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown had their second debate Monday night in Lowell, and some conservatives will do anything to deny reality; especially this guy.
By naming Antonin Scalia as his model Supreme Court justice in his race for senate in liberal Massachusetts, Scott Brown just gave Elizabeth Warren's campaign plenty of ammunition.
Thanks to a more aggressive performance from Elizabeth Warren, and a memorable blunder from Senator Scott Brown, Warren is in a good position to jump further ahead of the Republican incumbent.
As if the campaign between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney weren't messy enough....
Information on where to watch the debate in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.
Live coverage of Monday night's debate between Scott Brown and Elizabeth in the race for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
Senator Scott Brown trails Elizabeth Warren in another poll in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts. The two candidates square off in their second debate on Monday in Lowell.
The Israeli prime minister once again calls for drawing "red lines" on Iran's nuclear enrichment program.
At long last, competent officiating returns to the NFL.
The Israeli Prime Minister addresses the United Nations governing body one day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmahdinejad.
On Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a highly anticipated address to the United Nations General Assembly. Find out what he said.
The race has taken an even uglier turn after Brown supporters and staffers are caught on camera doing Tomahawk Chops and war chants at a rally on Tuesday.
Incendiary rhetoric from the Iranian president sends the Israeli delegation to the exits.
Ann Coulter says civil rights are only for black people.
Bill Clinton talks about Hillary's intentions on Face the Nation.
The Liberty Movement takes aim at the big bad Federal Reserve.
Everything you need to know about Thursday's debate.
This is the first of four debates in what is one of the most watched and most expensive races in the country.
A poll showing Scott Brown leading Elizabeth Warren snaps a four-poll losing streak for the senator.
If you think you have what it takes to write for PolicyMic, and can commit time each week to produce high-quality articles, apply today!
No longer will you have to wonder what that guy is saying. Now you'll KNOW.
Outcry against Newsweek's latest cover does not change the fact that "Muslim rage" is a serious problem.
Footage shows Christopher Stevens being pulled out of besieged consulate alive.
The ruling is a major, but perhaps only temporary blow to the Republican governor's signature piece of legislation.
The search for the person behind the film that's prompted deadly riots across the Muslim world keeps taking one weird twist after another.
Dr. No Strikes once again by standing up for the First Amendment when almost no other politician will.
Fox News once again just misleading and deceiving like it ain't no thing.
On Thursday the Fed announced it would buy $40 billion a month in mortgage-backed securities, and maintain interest rates at zero at least until 2015.
Ron Paul and libertarian economists everywhere are bracing themselves for a third round of asset purchases by the Federal Reserve.
On Thursday, the Federal Reserve announced the beginning of a third round of monetary stimulus since the start of the financial crisis.
A relatively new Facebook page purportedly belonging to a filmmaker named "Sam Bassel" of California appears it may have a connection to the movie that spurred Libyans to storm a U.S. consulate.
Have your say on whether Republican presidential nominee wrongly criticized President Obama for his handling of the Egypt.
Photos from Tuesday's attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya by Islamic radicals show Libyans attempting to assist slain American ambassador, Christopher Stevens.
Mike Barnicle becomes one of the first pundits to call for the criminalization of speech that offends Muslims.
Radical Muslims stormed two American embassies on Tuesday, killing four including a U.S. ambassador, after they saw a movie. So why are some Americans blaming the film promoter and filmmaker?
Once again, Muslim extremists demand that they not be offended by anyone, even people half a world away.
Polls close at 8pm.
Polls close at 8pm.
Have your say on whether Ben Bernanke should fire up another round of monetary easing.
Granite State voters head to the polls Tuesday to pick a slew of candidates for November's general election.
On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we look back at the 11 weirdest TSA patdowns caught on camera.
Two of Scott Brown's biggest donors were involved in a large-scale con that paid off when the housing market went bust.
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.1 from 8.3% in August, but the number of jobs added was a disappointment.
Live results of tonight's Massachusetts primaries for U.S. House and Senate.
The best DNC live blog going on the internet!
The U.S. added 201,000 private sector jobs in August, but what will this mean for Friday's unemployment figure? Meanwhile, the European Central Bank sends stocks soaring with a big announcement.
Elizabeth Warren gave a fantastic speech on Wednesday night, but it's hard to reconcile her message with her plea for giving President Obama four more years.
Consumer advocate and champion of the middle class Elizabeth Warren takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention.
From his views on abortion to Ronald Reagan, Mitt Romney has been a regular two-face.
Will Ron Paul endorse a candidate for president tonight?
The Republican nominee has come under fire for not being specific enough about his vision, but he has no choice because most Americans disagree with him on several major issues.
Self-proclaimed messiah Sun Myung Moon, who became extremely wealthy and well-connected in Washington D.C., has died.
The Federal Reserve chairman said the central bank is ready to act if needed, but don't expect any more easing any time soon.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives a highly anticipated speech at Jackson Hole, Wyoming in which he should indicate whether the Fed will enact another round of monetary easing.
Find out how it all went down at the RNC on Thursday night.
Jan Brewer has been a walking cavalcade of comedy in Arizona.
Jeff Flake defeats Wil Cardon for GOP senate and will face Richard Carmona. Democratic 4th still too close to call.
Two Democrats and two Republicans Square off in their respective primaries for the second congressional district.
The U.S. Senate seat of self-described "socialist" Bernie Sanders is up for grabs in November.
The retiring Jon Kyl's senate seat is up for grabs in November.
Alaska's only Congressman for the last 40 years is locked in a rematch of the 2010 GOP House primary.
Two guys smash each other with metal crutches in Times Square. Just another day in New York.
Members of the faithful move to stifle speech that challenges their worldview, but fully expect their own to remain in the public square.
While the media is insisting that Dolan's RNC appearance helps the GOP's attempt to win over the Catholic vote, the majority of Catholics actually disagree with him on most major social issues.
The Republican National Convention hasn't started yet, but Ron Paul has already left his mark on this year's GOP gathering.
Complete schedule of the speakers expected to address this year's abbreviated Republican National Convention.
Todd Akin will hold a press conference explaining his decision to stay in the U.S. Senate race in Missouri
Mitt Romney tossed some red meat to the birther crowd at a campaign stop on Friday.
A former U.S. Marine had been institutionalized for posts he made on Facebook.
A former U.S. Marine and a Texas judge think a civil war is coming to America. One was institutionalized, while the other remains in office.
The unanimous FTC vote clears the way for Facebook's purchase of the social media giant.
An 11 year old girl and Pakistan allegedly tore pages from a Quran, which could mean a death sentence.
Tim Tebow says that his "relationship" with Jesus comes before his own family.
Make fun of Scientology all you want, but chances are it's not that much more ridiculous than what you believe.
The Family Research Council in Washington D.C. is the latest target of a crazed gunman.
Primary results from the Sunshine State.
Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy will square off for Joe Lieberman's senate seat in November.
Paul Ryan's hypocrisy is the only thing he shares with his libertarian idol, Ayn Rand.
Connecticut will hold a high-profile summertime primary contest on Tuesday that will likely see low turnout.
The battle reflects the rift in the GOP between grassroots conservatives and the party's establishment candidates.
Happy 77th birthday to the gentleman from Texas.
Multiple people dead and wounded near Texas A&M University.
What people are saying about Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick.
Atheist group mocks Mormonism and mainstream Christianity with ads featuring magic Mormon underwear and Jesus on toast.
Republican insiders may have profited from foreknowledge of VP pick on Intrade.
David Berkowitz, the notorious "Son of Sam" gunman, thinks that America has a gun problem.
Rob Portman may very well be Mitt Romney's running mate, but the real story is his horrendous tenure as a high-ranking official in the administration of George W. Bush.
The sick and twisted Pat Robertson has once again wasted no time in blaming cultural decay for America's tragedies.
The Republican National Convention releases a list of some its speakers, and Ron Paul isn't one them.
Harry Reid claims Mitt Romney didn't pay any taxes for ten years, which all but guarantees the Republican will release his returns.
During the shooting, god was in the same place as Bigfoot and unicorns.
The Massachusetts Republican Party is purging duly elected pro-Ron Paul delegates, and preventing them from attending the Republican National Convention.
Team USA does a viral sing-a-long to a horrible Canadian song.
Contrary to the popular narrative, Romney isn't in Israel trying to woo Jewish voters.
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted raids in some 90 cities to deal a blow to the bath salt industry.
The Senate Majority Leader once called for an audit of the Federal Reserve, but he now opposes it.
The Romney campaign just exposed itself as a bunch of red meat-throwers.
How anyone can oppose this bill is beyond the comprehension of rational individuals.
PolicyMic's live blog of Mitt Romney's major foreign policy speech in Nevada.
Ron Paul's Federal Reserve Transparency Act calls for the first ever full audit of the nation's central bank.
ABC reports that Colorado Dark Knight shooter may have Tea Party ties.
Nine outrageous and ineffective public service announcements.
George W. Bush wants to tell us how to get the economy back on track. (Insert your own joke here.)
Drudge Report is reporting Condoleezza Rice will be Romney's running mate, but couldn't be more wrong.
Live updates on today's House action on repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Nine ways to make the game quicker, less expensive, and better all-around.
Ron Paul's supporters are hanging their hopes on Saturday's GOP convention in Nebraska, but ultimately what happens there is irrelevant.
In response to the prevalence of signs advocating Christianity and other religions, atheist organizations across the country have taken out ad space to promote secular values.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has vehemently fought any and all efforts to illuminate the dealings at his institution, but Ron Paul and company have other ideas.
The craziness of Scientology knows no bounds.
I wouldn't move to Canada if we fixed these things.
Republicans are vehemently pledging to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but their efforts will come up well short, at least in the near term.
Season three of FX's Louie debuts tonight at 10:30.
Attorney General Eric Holder is facing a contempt of Congress vote before the full House of Representatives.
CNN butchers most important Supreme Court decision in recent memory.
Rangel will run for a 22nd term this November.
Ron Paul gets elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ok, so not that one.
Bath salts and Trayvon Martin have been in the news lately, but find out what else made the top 10 reasons you might not want to move to Florida.
In one day, several media outlets reported that former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak had died, and that Marco Rubio was not being vetted by the Mitt Romney campaign. Both reports were wrong.
It's all but over in Rhode Island, as 38 Studios lays off its entire staff. Chapter 7 here we come.
Former All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling is well-known for his small government advocacy, but his company could end up costing Rhode Island taxpayers $75 million.
Gay rights advocates are told to respectfully disagree with anti-gay Christians, but bigotry based on religion is still bigotry.
A homophobe's go-to guide on how to fight back against the gay menace.
Despite vowing to close it, the detention facility at Gitmo is still open.
Today, President Barack Obama will proclaim a National Day of Prayer to the consternation of rationalists.
From Keyboard Cat to Kony 2012, it's time to put these memes away.
Newt Gingrich is finally pulling the plug on his improbable campaign.
Gingrich had a Secret Service detail assigned to him by the Department of Homeland Security on March 6, effective until he withdraws from the race.
It's been fun, but Newt Gingrich's candidacy is over. Here are five ways Newt can spend his post-campaign time.
Time-traveling presidential candidate says it's time to go home.
Don't be fooled. Ozzie Guillen wasn't suspended for expressing support for Fidel Castro, but for expressing support of the wrong dictator.
An explosive new piece in the New Yorker reveals that the U.S. has funded, armed, and trained an Iranian dissident group on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations.
The makers of Kony 2012 are back (most of them, anyway) with a sequel that implicitly advocates military intervention. And it's a very bad idea.
The Republican agenda is staunchly opposed by the majority of American people.
In a historic blunder, the New York Jets mistakenly acquired Tim Tebow because head coach Rex Ryan believed the Broncos were offering him a T-bone steak.
Libertarians and progressives must put aside their differences and focus on foreign policy and civil liberties.
With over 70 million views on YouTube, Kony 2012 has raised awareness of Uganda, child slavery, and the Lord's Resistance Army. It's also shown just how ignorant the U.S. public really is.
Tired of all the empty talking points from the campaign trail? This handy dictionary will help you cut through the b.s.
Political moderates are hailed as sensible people who stand above the partisan divide. But with both parties funded by corporate money, centrism isn't as appealing as it might seem.
From Goldman Sachs to Bin Laden, here are the five most important Stratfor emails leaks you need to know about, (until the next release that is).
Once again, hypocrisy reigns supreme as the House GOP votes to federally fund for-profit colleges like the University of Phoenix.
Several years of loose monetary policy under Republican and Democratic administrations are a prime culprit in rising commodity prices.
To understand this (non)trend, we exam the effects of tapping the nation's strategic reserves and expanding drilling.
Some Republicans are blaming President Obama for rising gas prices. To determine if they're right, we first need to understand how the price of oil is determined.
Despite the noise from some outlets about a potential sea change in young voter support from Democrats to Republicans, the figures simply don't bear that out.
Many conservatives say Barack Obama is a socialist. They're right, but for the wrong reasons.
Gingrich won't win the nomination, but the strength of his candidcacy shows that hypocrisy need not be an obstacle in American politics.
Here are five television news outlets that delve into the issues that most programs are unwilling to cover.
Paul's desire to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other social programs prevent him from mounting real challenge, but his straightforward debate responses are refreshing.
The U.S. news media is obsessed with polls and the horserace of the presidential debate, but ignores any real policy implications.
Many policymakers insist on pursuing global hegemony despite the absence of real threats from major world powers and even as we face increasingly dire domestic circumstances.
Arguments supporting war with Iran are unfounded.
Critics of OWS ignore the fact that the grievances of OWS are shared by the vast majority of the American people.
Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman were the clear winners of Saturday's GOP debate. Other GOP candidates only highlight bizarre policies.