Steve Breen

Stephen Paul Breen (born April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a nationally syndicated cartoonist. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and 2009. He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 and attended the University

Cartoons by Alli Kirkham explain sexual consent in everyday terms

Fed up with the 'confusion' around the subject, blogger, cartoonist and contributor to the website Everyday Feminism (where these cartoons were first published) Alli Kirkham created this series of cartoons which perfectly break down what consent mea

A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill

BP has agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims against it for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sidestepping years of litigation with a promise to pour funds for nearly two decades into efforts to repair va

NYT Bans Mohammad Cartoons – Runs This Instead . . .

Earlier this week the New York Times published a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made completely out of condoms. The decision to publish Niki Johnsons “artwork” called “Eggs Benedict” stands in sharp contrast to the Mohammad cartoons that ran in the ...

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical

George Takei: Justice Clarence Thomas ‘a clown in blackface’ and ‘a disgrace …

Actor George Takei called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “a clown in blackface sitting there on the Supreme Court.” In an interview with FOX 10 Phoenix, Takei, best known as Capt. Sulu on “Star Trek,” said Thomas “gets me angry. He doesn't ...

UPDATE 3-Illinois court asked to clarify state payments without budget

(Adds unions suing over pay). CHICAGO, July 2 (Reuters) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a court to determine what the state can continue to fund in an absence of an enacted budget for the fiscal year that began on Wednesday, she said ...

Gov. Branstad’s vetoes seal fate of two Iowa mental health facilities – Omaha World

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad announced several budget vetoes Thursday, negating a bipartisan deal meant to keep two of the state's mental health institutes open, including the one in Clarinda, as well as $55.7 million in one-time education fu

10 moments of over-the-top flattery in Hillary’s inbox

Hillary Clinton was working through a rough patch in 2009. The emotional bruises were still fresh from her punishing White House run, in which she botched her chance at making history as the first female president. She was feeling frozen out, at tim

Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas May Face Securities-Fraud Indictment

HOUSTON — Evidence that Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, committed securities fraud before he became the state's top lawyer will soon be presented to a grand jury, a special prosecutor said this week. Mr. Paxton, a Republican, was dogged b

Man Who Climbed White House Fence Sentenced to Time Served

A Maryland man who jumped over a White House fence and was subdued after kicking two guard dogs on the north Lawn in October on Thursday was sentenced to time served and a year of supervised release, the Justice Department said. Domini

Rick Perry: Republicans must reach out to black voters

Washington -- Former Texas Governor Rick Perry said Thursday that Republicans have lost their "moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln" after having given up on trying to win the support of African-Americans. Perry, who declared his presidential bid

In uphill 2016 bid, Jim Webb brings conservative bent to Democratic field

Former Virginia senator Jim Webb announced Thursday that he will run for president, setting himself on an uphill trek for the Democratic nomination with little national name recognition and scant financial support. Webb adds a decidedly more ...

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical

How Jeb Bush’s firm made him rich — and created a nest egg for...

Shortly after Jeb Bush left the Florida governor's office in 2007, he established his own firm, Jeb Bush & Associates, designed to maximize his earning potential as one of the country's more prominent politicians. Tax returns disclosed this week by the 

Tioga Downs Not Threatened by Binghamton Casino Bid

Tioga Downs submitted its final casino requests for approval just days after the Binghamton City Council approved a request to start discussing plans for a casino in Binghamton. But Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural isn't concerned. Gabrielle Lucivero h

UPDATE 3-Illinois court asked to clarify state payments without budget

(Adds unions suing over pay). CHICAGO, July 2 (Reuters) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a court to determine what the state can continue to fund in an absence of an enacted budget for the fiscal year that began on Wednesday, she said ...

George Takei: Justice Clarence Thomas ‘a clown in blackface’ and ‘a disgrace …

Actor George Takei called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “a clown in blackface sitting there on the Supreme Court.” In an interview with FOX 10 Phoenix, Takei, best known as Capt. Sulu on “Star Trek,” said Thomas “gets me angry. He doesn't ...

Gov. Branstad’s vetoes seal fate of two Iowa mental health facilities – Omaha World

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad announced several budget vetoes Thursday, negating a bipartisan deal meant to keep two of the state's mental health institutes open, including the one in Clarinda, as well as $55.7 million in one-time education fu

Man Who Climbed White House Fence Sentenced to Time Served

A Maryland man who jumped over a White House fence and was subdued after kicking two guard dogs on the north Lawn in October on Thursday was sentenced to time served and a year of supervised release, the Justice Department said. Domini

Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas May Face Securities-Fraud Indictment

HOUSTON — Evidence that Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, committed securities fraud before he became the state's top lawyer will soon be presented to a grand jury, a special prosecutor said this week. Mr. Paxton, a Republican, was dogged b