LGBT activists call on NFL to pull Super Bowl out of Houston after voters repeal anti-discrimination law

LGBT activists call on NFL to pull Super Bowl out of Houston after voters repeal anti-discrimination law

Bethania Palma Markus After Houston voters struck down a city ordinance protecting transgender people discrimination, some are calling for an economic boycott of the city — including asking the National Football League to relocate its 2017 Super Bowl originally slated for Houston. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO, was defeated by a wide margin, the

Washington police probe death of handcuffed man in custody

Washington police probe death of handcuffed man in custody

Reuters Washington police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old man found handcuffed in the custody of special officers, authorities said. The man, Alonzo Smith, was discovered by officers on Sunday unconscious and not breathing at a residential building, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement late on Tuesday. The police officers had responded

The Koch brothers are seeking to project a friendlier public image

The Koch brothers are seeking to project a friendlier public image

International Business Times

Koch Brothers Seeking A Warmer Public Image

Two of the most significant Republican donors are getting an image makeover. The Koch brothers — Charles and David — gave their first-ever joint interview Tuesday as part of a publicity tour they hope will remove some of the mystery surrounding their famously large donations to Republican politicians. In the interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the…

Oregon voters pass right-wing measure forcing sheriff to act like an Oath Keeper militia member

Oregon voters pass right-wing measure forcing sheriff to act like an Oath Keeper militia member

Travis Gettys Voters in one Oregon county approved a measure that would basically require the sheriff to act like an Oath Keeper militia member. Coos County voters approved a “Second Amendment Preservation Measure” Tuesday that would grant the sheriff authority to decide which state and federal gun laws are unconstitutional — and then keep authorities

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli summoned to appear for Senate grilling over price-gouging scheme

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli summoned to appear for Senate grilling over price-gouging scheme

Travis Gettys Martin Shkreli, the chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has been called to answer questions before the U.S. Senate about his price-gouging scheme. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent the former hedge fund manager a letter Wednesday asking him to appear before a special committee on aging to explain why he

This 1965 compromise over immigration is to blame for much of the mess today

This 1965 compromise over immigration is to blame for much of the mess today

History News Network Oscar Handlin (1915-2011) assumed a consequential role in the drafting of immigration reform legislation, beginning in the late 1940s. The offspring of enterprising Russian Jewish immigrants who re-established their lives in Brooklyn and a professor of American history at Harvard University, his book, The Uprooted (1951) received a Pulitzer Prize. We know

Alabama cop may lose medal earned for shooting suspect — after video shows he was lying about man’s gun

Alabama cop may lose medal earned for shooting suspect — after video shows he was lying about man’s gun

Travis Gettys Officer Daniel Aguirre was awarded a medal earlier this year after shooting a robbery suspect during an arrest — but a newly released video shows he was lying. The Birmingham Police Department temporarily rescinded the Combat Cross Medal late Tuesday awarded to Aguirre in May after AL.com published a dashboard camera video obtained