Hamilton Nolan · 08/16/16 03:09PM

Stern but lovable news show host John McLaughlin has died at the age of 89. He hosted his iconic, low-fi political talk show for 34 years. Now he is presiding over Pat Buchanan- Eleanor Clift shoutfests in heaven. “Bye BYE,” John.

Zephyr Teachout Challenges Secretive Republican Financiers to Debate

Brendan O'Connor · 08/16/16 09:05AM

On Monday, Zephyr Teachout, the Fordham Law professor running for Congress in New York’s 19th Congressional District as a Democrat, is looking past her Republican rival John Faso to the men backing him: the secretive Republican financiers Paul Singer and Robert Mercer.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Found Guilty of All Charges Over Leaked Grand Jury Documents

Hudson Hongo · 08/15/16 11:30PM

On Monday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was convicted of nine criminal charges—including two counts of felony perjury—in connection with the illegal release of secret grand jury documents, The New York Times reports. According to prosecutors, Kane, a Democrat, leaked the information to a Philadelphia newspaper to embarrass former prosecutor Frank Fina, who led the investigation of Jerry Sandusky under her Republican predecessor.

Rudy Forgot

Andy Cush · 08/15/16 03:30PM

“By the way, under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States,” said Rudy Giuliani, who served as mayor of New York City on September 11, 2001, at an event with Donald Trump this afternoon.

Watch Equestrian 

Jordan Sargent · 08/15/16 03:00PM

Nowadays, you can’t open a single tab without running into an article about how horses do not belong in the Olympics. Our very own Gawker Media network, for instance, has become polluted with such opinions. But not all Olympic horses deserve such scorn.

A Karaoke Video of an Olympic Dressage Horse Dancing to Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas's "Smooth"

Jordan Sargent · 08/15/16 01:16PM

This morning in Rio, Spanish dressage rider Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez and his horse Lorenzo (please roll the “r”), trotted onto the Olympic course and began a dance routine to the legendary “Smooth” by Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas—perhaps the most indelible song about giving your heart, making it real, or else forgetting about it in the history of recorded music.

Where Is Our Dependency on Hook-Up Apps Taking Us?

Rich Juzwiak · 08/15/16 12:25PM

I spent one Saturday morning late last year on my couch toggling back from Grindr to Scruff to Grindr to Scruff. I don’t remember what I was looking for; all I remember is that I was looking. At some point, I realized three hours had passed, and I still hadn’t moved from my couch or started my day. Even if I had, it undoubtedly would have been interrupted by a hook-up app, and/or a hook-up, though the latter was far less likely.

Here's a Crazy Theory We Heard About Andrew Cuomo

Brendan O'Connor · 08/15/16 11:00AM

Earlier this year, I met a source in a Washington, D.C., hotel lobby to discuss a financial corruption case they claimed to be familiar with. In the course of our conversation, this person told me that Andrew Cuomo is not actually the governor of New York. What? Come on, that’s crazy. Or...is it?