Ex-McCain guru hired to move GOP on 'gays'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TPM) The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced Wednesday that it's hiring Steve Schmidt, a former top strategist on Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign, to help more…

NFL criminal cases put focus on vetting

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Two felony charges in one day were more than a bump in the NFL's offseason. They pointed to an ongoing problem for the league — players more…

Bumblebee memorial service at Target store

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Oregonian) Fifty thousand bumblebees will be honored in a memorial this weekend at the Wilsonville Target where a majority of the insects died. State officials directly linked more…

Rand Paul walks back bestiality comments

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday appeared to suggest a link between the Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage and marriage between a human and a more…

Twitter account gets scrubbed in Zimmerman case

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Smoking Gun) In a late-night scrubbing spree, dozens of embarrassing and incriminating posts were deleted Tuesday evening from the Twitter account of a Florida woman who has more…

Inside Paula Deen's PR mess

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CBS News) The fallout continues for Paula Deen more than a week after her admission surfaced that she used a racial slur in the past. Caesars Entertainment, Wal-Mart more…