AG Lynch Addresses The Post-Election Hate Crime Epidemic in Video Statement

"We still have a long way to go to ensure that every American can live free from the fear of violence or harassment based what they look like, how they worship, or whom they love."

Marching Backwards: Voters In Missouri Decide To Strip Civil Rights From LGBT Residents

Springfield voters repealed a non-discrimination ordinance on Tuesday, but the vote was very close in the Bible Belt community.

First Popularly Elected Black Senator Edward Brooke Dies


The first African American to be elected by popular vote to serve in the U.S. Senate has passed away at the age of 95. Edward Brooke (R-MA) was the first black Senator to win an election after the 17th Amendment was ratified in 1913, allowing for the direct election of U.S. Senators. His victory came over a half century after the 17th amendment passed. Two previous black Senators were chosen by the Mississippi state legislature during reconstruction in the 1870s. read more

Bill Clinton Says Eric Garner “Didn’t Deserve To Die” For Selling Untaxed Cigarettes

In an interview with Fusion that will air in its entirety Tuesday evening, former President Bill Clinton told interviewer Jorge Ramos that Eric Garner did not deserve to die for the minor crime of selling untaxed cigarettes.

Giving Thanks And Keeping It Real

In our complex, contemporary America, finding reasons to give thanks, especially in wake of Ferguson, are becoming more and more elusive.

Chuck Norris Dares Obama to Mention God on Thanksgiving – Cue Fox & Friends Smear

After twisting Washington's words to attack Obama, when, in fact, they defend Obama, Norris dares Obama to be like Washington even though he already is

Rachel Maddow Debunks GOP Gubernatorial Candidate’s Bogus Heart-Tugging Campaign Story

On Thursday night's episode of The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow focused on Massachusetts' gubernatorial race between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker. She discussed an emotional story by Baker that may be completely made-up.

GOP Senate Candidate Scott Brown Is Not Only A Carpetbagger, But Also A Total Hypocrite

In an article that ran Wednesday in the Washington Post, Sean Sullivan pointed out that during his time in the Senate, Brown missed all six hearings that the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held, even though Brown was a committee member

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Pats Female Reporter And Calls Her ‘Sweetheart’

On Tuesday, Republican candidate for Massachusetts Governor, Charlie Baker, called a Boston-area female reporter 'sweetheart' and patted her on her shoulder after she asked him a question.

It’s Time to Give Anti-Choice Zealots A Taste of Their Own Medicine

Freedom of speech goes both ways and it is high time to give back to religious extremists what they dole out against women with impunity; and Supreme Court approval.

GOP Carpetbagger Scott Brown Trails Democratic Incumbent By Double Digits In Senate Race

A new poll released Thursday by Suffolk University and the Boston Herald shows that Republican Scott Brown trails Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) by 10 points in his bid to defeat the incumbent.

Happy New Year: Minimum Wage Workers in 13 States Will Get Automatic Pay Raise

Minimum wage workers in over a dozen US states have something to celebrate as they ring in the new year -- a pay raise.

As He Gears Up For Another Senate Run, Scott Brown Forgets What State He’s In

Scott Brown wants to run for Senate in New Hampshire in 2014. It would help if he remembered the state's name.

From The Boston Marathon to West, TX, The Cost of the Sequester Hits Home

With more than 780 troops still on state active duty in Massachusetts, the National Guard's warning about the sequester cuts should serve as an impetus for Republicans.

Plouffe Points Out that Romney Will Rubber Stamp the Tea Party Agenda

On 'Meet the Press' this morning, Senior Advisor David Plouffe pointed out that Mitt Romney would be a rubberstamp for the Tea Party if elected.

What You Need to Know About Voting in States Affected by Sandy

Election officials in several states are dealing with a variety of issues that come with whole communities being evacuated, poll stations being seriously damaged or destroyed.

25 Americans Are Dead Because Romney Believes Government Oversight Restricts Profits

There are 25 dead Americans because Romney believes government oversight restricts corporate profits, and that a company with a poor safety record should be allowed to regulate themselves.

The Boston Globe Endorses President Obama Over Their Former Gov Romney

Today, the real blow for Romney comes from Massachusetts, where he was Governor. The Boston Globe has endorsed President Obama.