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Kris Kobach’s Lucrative Trail of Courtroom Defeats

Kris Kobach likes to tout his work for Valley Park, Missouri. He has boasted on cable TV about crafting and defending the town’s hardline …

City Politics

White House Proposal Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards, No Exception For California

<b>Updated at 11:58 a.m. ET</b><p>The Trump administration has proposed a rollback of Obama-era fuel efficiency and emissions standards, while simultaneously taking aim at California's unique ability to set more stringent rules.<p>Under the Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency called for …

Pesticides

Gunman in parking space shooting not charged because of 'Stand Your Ground' law

A man who was captured on surveillance video fatally shooting another man in Clearwater, Florida, during a parking-spot spat as his young son watched …

Law Enforcement

The White House Transcript Is Missing the Most Explosive Part of the Trump–Putin Press Conference

It’s not clear whether the omission was intended, but the meaning of a key exchange is dramatically altered as a result.<p>It was perhaps the most explosive exchange in an incendiary press conference: Russian President Vladimir Putin appearing to frankly admit to a motive for, and maybe even to the …

Donald Trump

Top 100

This year photographers from across the United States and Canada submitted more than 8,000 images to the ninth annual Audubon Photography Awards, and …

Sports law expert explains FIFA's controversial fines

The World Cup rulings in FIFA's disciplinary court have not always been easy to comprehend.<p>Sweden were slugged 70,000 Swiss francs ($A95,000) for …

Black State Lawmaker Has Police Called on Her as She Campaigns in Her Own District

A black Oregon state lawmaker was canvassing in her district when one of her constituents called the police.<p>Oregon State Rep. Janell Bynum, who is …

Immigrant toddlers ordered to appear in court alone

As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 years old are being ordered into …

Interview with Attila the Stockbroker

Indefatigable in his advocacy for political change and finding time to play hundreds of shows each year, with over 3000 under his belt to date Attila …

CENSORED: Ten Anti-Trump Cartoons The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Refuses To Publish

The paper suddenly won’t run the work of veteran cartoonist and former Pulitzer finalist Rob Rogers’ work for being too critical of Trump. We wonder, …

Condoms criminalized in Allegheny County prostitution cases

Samantha Sabatini likely would have avoided time in Allegheny County Jail if she didn’t have 11 condoms with her when she was busted for prostitution …

Grieving mother after meeting Trump: ‘It was like talking to a toddler’

Donald Trump briefly spoke to reporters before boarding Air Force One yesterday, and the president talked about traveling to Texas, where “we’re …

New NRA President Blamed School Shootings On Ritalin And David Hogg Tore Him A New One

Just two days after Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick claimed the Santa Fe High School massacre (and others like it) occurred because school …

No, Councils Are Not Banning Gendered Toys And Books From Schools And Libraries

If you believe the latest ‘political correctness gone mad’ story that’s doing the rounds, Australia’s children are part of some bold new agenda that …

Consolidation the key for NRL stadium debate

Consolidation is the key to the NRL enjoying excellent crowds every weekend once Western Sydney Stadium and Allianz Stadium are brought up to scratch.<p>…

Let's dive into the numbers!

The first Semi-Final<p>In the first Semi-Final, Israel won the jury vote, but only came 4th with viewers. Cyprus won the televote, but only came 6th …

Who is Canberra?

Is there truth in any of the clichéd insults that abound? We've all heard them. Canberrans are lazy. Overpaid. Out of touch. Overwhelmingly white. We …

More Appropriate White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Jokes for 2019

Good evening, and welcome to the 2019 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. After last year’s uproar, I’ve been instructed to use only …

Crimes are no longer a disqualification for Republican candidates

Former New York congressman Michael Grimm is a felon who has admitted to hiring undocumented workers, hiding $900,000 from tax authorities and making false statements under oath. To hear him tell it, that’s a reason Staten Island Republicans should vote him back into office.<p>“It’s almost identical …

A brief history of Bill Shorten’s accidental mullets

Labor leader in the front, party in the back.<p>1 of 10<p><b>If you’re going to leave a lasting political legacy, this is probably right up there.</b><p>Forget tax …

Hairstyling

Teenager Lakeith Smith Sentenced To 65 Years For Death Of Friend Killed By Cop

Source: Elmore County EMAAn Alabama teenager has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.<b>READ: Bronx Teen Pedro Hernandez</b> …

The Best Car Movie Never Made: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World + Mad Max: Fury Road

What could be better than <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i>? ​If your taste tends more toward comedy, it doesn’t get much better than <i>It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World</i>, the 1963 ensemble-cast epic comedy that nearly matched Max for vehicular destruction.<p>But what if you could mash the two together?<p>That’s what evil …

Home Away From Home

At the Greater Western Sydney Giants, the women share the same facilities as the men. The only difference is that we are semi-professional, so only …

Santorum: Instead of calling for gun laws, kids should take CPR classes

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> CNN commentator and former Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Rick Santorum on Sunday suggested students protesting for gun control legislation would be better served by taking CPR classes and preparing for active shooter scenarios.<p>"How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve …

Guns

Teacher accidentally fires gun and injures student during safety lesson

<b>(CNN) —</b> A teacher accidentally discharged a firearm while teaching a public safety class, injuring one student at a Northern California school on Tuesday, police said.<p>Dennis Alexander, who is Seaside City's mayor pro tem and a reserve officer with the Sand City Police Department, was teaching a …

High School

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #2: 'Get Out' Filmmakers "Played the Race Card," "Just Sick of" Meryl Streep

A voter from the Academy's actors branch says she "learned more about 'Dunkirk' from five minutes of 'Darkest Hour' than I did from the whole movie …

How to Buy a Gun in 15 Countries

Many Americans can buy a gun in less than an hour. In some countries, the process takes months.

Shirtless Tongan Flag Bearer Pita Taufatofua Considers 114th Place an Olympic Victory

Taufatofua only had 12 weeks to train as a cross-country skier before qualifying for the 2018 Olympics.<p>Tongan skier <b>Pita Taufatofua</b> may look familiar to those of us who watched the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics: the athlete, then competing in taekwondo, stole the opening ceremony by appearing …