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

Meet Matt Bevin — Kentucky’s new Kim Davis-loving, ‘pathological liar,’ GOP ‘idiot’ governor

Meet Matt Bevin — Kentucky’s new Kim Davis-loving, ‘pathological liar,’ GOP ‘idiot’ governor

Travis Gettys Republican Matt Bevin defeated Democrat Barack Obama in the race for Kentucky governor. At least, that’s what it seemed like. The Tea Party conservative repeatedly pissed off Republicans after winning May’s GOP primary by just 83 votes, and the Republican Governors Association pulled its advertising support in September. Polls showed Kentucky’s attorney general,

Bernie Sanders new climate change bill would halt new leases for fossil fuel extraction on public lands

Bernie Sanders new climate change bill would halt new leases for fossil fuel extraction on public lands

Reuters Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders on Wednesday unveiled a climate-change bill that would crack down on fossil fuel extraction, a move sure to please activists who want party front-runner Hillary Clinton to make the same commitment. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, wants to halt new leases for fossil fuel extraction on public lands

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 The Birmingham Police Department temporarily rescinded the Combat Cross Medal late Tuesday awarded to Aguirre in May after AL.com published a dashboard camera video obtained

Who keeps billions of taxpayer dollars flowing to for-profit colleges? These guys

Who keeps billions of taxpayer dollars flowing to for-profit colleges? These guys

Annie Waldman, ProPublica For-profit universities have had another rough year, with big players facing federal scrutiny for everything from predatory loans to outright fraud. Now attention is turning to the schools’ accreditors. Accreditors are supposed to make sure that schools provide students with a quality education. They are not government agencies, but wield enormous power:

Anti-Muslim militia warns against refugee invasion at Idaho statehouse: ‘This isn’t some made-up crap!’

Anti-Muslim militia warns against refugee invasion at Idaho statehouse: ‘This isn’t some made-up crap!’

Travis Gettys An Idaho militia group protested the arrival of Syrian refugees by issuing dark warnings based on anti-Muslim conspiracy theories. The III% Idaho group rallied Monday outside the statehouse in Boise, where about 100 anti-government activists, many wearing flak jackets and other armor, waved American flags and banners promoting their pro-gun militia group, reported