Pence defends Indiana hate law, refuses to say—six times—that law won’t allow discrimination

By rss@dailykos.com (Barbara Morrill) “Yes or no, yes or no? That’s a tough question …” In the annals of damage control that did more harm than good, Indiana’s Gov. Mike Pence has truly set the new standard. Appearing on today’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” to defend and “clarify” Indiana’s new right to discriminate law […]

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It’s so hard to be an Obamacare-hating Republican these days

By rss@dailykos.com (Dante Atkins) Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), perhaps seen contemplating whether to use an Affordable Care Act health plan. One of the more striking features of the contemporary conservative movement is the extent to which it has been moving toward epistemic closure. Reality is defined by a multimedia array of interconnected […]

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Ellen Pao Lost Her Gender Discrimination Suit. Here’s Why Silicon Vally Might Actually Get Better.

By Lauren C. Williams Ellen Pao, center, walks to Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco on Friday. CREDIT: AP Reddit CEO Ellen Pao lost a landmark gender discrimination case against her former employer, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm. A jury ruled Friday that Pao, who was passed over for promotions and ultimately fired […]

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NRA targets Loretta Lynch

By rss@dailykos.com (Denise Oliver Velez) Right-wing gun lobbies across the nation have made Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch the primary target of their animus. The National Rifle Association (NRA), is busting a cap to stop Loretta Lynch from becoming our next attorney general. Other “gun rights” lobbies like the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR), […]

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TSA Agrees To Stop Targeting Black Women’s Hair In Airport Security Screenings

By Tara Culp-Ressler CREDIT: Shutterstock After reaching an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), officials at the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) have agreed to stop racially profiling black women with natural hair and subjecting them to extra security screenings. The agency will also provide conduct trainings for TSA employees emphasizing “race neutrality” and […]

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