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,

Seattle passes landmark campaign finance initiative

Seattle passes landmark campaign finance initiative

International Business Times

Seattle residents voted Tuesday night on a campaign measure that was publicized as a national model for campaign finance reform. The measure, based on votes counted around 11 p.m. local time Tuesday, had garnered 60 percent of the votes, local media reported. “Seattle leads the nation … We look forward to seeing more cities and states…

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis appeals ruling that sent her to prison

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis appeals ruling that sent her to prison

International Business Times

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who gained nationwide attention for denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples, filed an appeal asking a court to dismiss rulings that landed her in jail. Davis was jailed in September after being found in contempt of court for defying the Supreme Court’s June ruling that legalized gay marriage across the U.S. In…

France-born soldier becomes American war hero

France-born soldier becomes American war hero

Agence France-Presse Wrapped around Florent Groberg’s right wrist is a scratched, black metal band he hardly ever takes off. The soldier’s bracelet is engraved with a date in 2012, along with the names and ranks of three comrades who were killed in a suicide blast in Afghanistan. Next week, President Barack Obama will give Groberg

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

Mike Huckabee begs Congress: Defund the presidency to stop Obama from destroying the Constitution

Mike Huckabee begs Congress: Defund the presidency to stop Obama from destroying the Constitution

Bethania Palma Markus GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee suggested that one way Congress could stop the Obama administration from extending visas to immigrants is to cut off funding to the White House. According to a video clip procured by Right Wing Watch, Huckabee was reacting to Newsmax hosts who said President Obama