As the national conversation on school safety continues to draw attention, the so-called school-to-prison pipeline has largely gone unmentioned. But a new report finds that tighter disciplinary policies and an increased number of police officers at school are landing a staggering number of children behind bars, instead of behind desks.
Expected FBI nominee James Comey is not exactly what you would call a "yes man"--a reputation that could net him sharp scrutiny from both sides of the aisle should his nomination head into the blistering confirmation process.... read more
Deadly threats will not prevent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg from pursuing tighter gun laws, the outspoken gun control advocate said Thursday after anonymous letters addressed to him tested positive for ricin.... read more
Students at Tippecanoe School in Milwaukee participated in a Gender Bender theme day during School Spirit Week. Now, the day where boys dressed like girls and girls dressed like boys is stirring some controversy. Meagan Holman, Vice-President and... watch
The Agenda: Thursday's panel -- including Salon's Irin Carmon, Buzzfeed's Evan McMorris-Santoro and the Grio's Joy-Ann Reid -- discusses Rep. Michele Bachmann's, R-Minn., upcoming departure from Congress, and the legacy she'll leave behind. watch
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that President Obama's approval ratings took a dip following the AP, IRS, and Benghazi controversies surrounding his administration. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., discusses. watch
New York City Mayor Bloomberg, a vocal advocate of gun control, received letters that tested positive for ricin on Wednesday. The letters included threats and references to the recent gun law debate. Dan Gross of the Brady Campaign discusses. watch
ExxonMobil shareholders on Wednesday voted for the 14th year in a row to reject a resolution that would add nondiscrimination protections for LGBT employees to the company’s equal employment opportunity (EEO) policy.... read more
New York Republican Rep. Peter King said he won’t be attending his party’s annual state dinner Wednesday night because of featured guest Sen. Ted Cruz’s earlier efforts to scuttle a Hurricane Sandy relief bill.... read more
Talking Points Memo’s Igor Bobic, MSNBC.com’s Trymaine Lee and Think Progress’ Annie-Rose Strasser discuss Rep. Michele Bachmann’s decision not to seek reelection and other top stories of the day. watch
A group of nine Democratic House lawmakers and one Republican sent a letter on Tuesday to Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, urging them to change what they feel is a "derogatory, demeaning, and offensive" team name. read more
President Obama will soon nominate three judges at once to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit--often called the second most important court in the country.... read more
New Jersey state senator and former Governor Richard Codey reiterated his call for Rutgers President Robert Barchi to step down on Tuesday, amid mounting criticism over allegations that incoming Athletic Director Julie Hermann has a history of professional abuse.... read more
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