A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly authored two fiction books depicting a “futuristic school shooting” using a pseudonym.  (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

13K+ Sign Petition for Md. Schools to Start After Labor Day

The push for school starting after Labor Day in Maryland hit another milestone Thursday as advocates unveiled the results of their petition drive to sign up supporters of the plan.


Councilmember Marion Barry speaks during the 55th Anniversary of Ben's Chili Bowl on Aug. 22, 2013. Barry died early Sunday morning.(Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

D.C. Residents Petition to Rename H St., Benning Rd. After Marion Barry

In the wake of his death early Sunday morning, some D.C. residents are petitioning to honor the life of Marion Barry with a street named after the former D.C. mayor and council member.


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Musicians + Sports: Weird Al Yankovic On His Chances Of Performing At The Super Bowl

A recent petition hoping to get Weird Al onstage during halftime of the year’s biggest football game got the “Eat Singer” thinking just what he would do if ever given the opportunity.


Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 26, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Report: Rep. Conyers More Than 400 Signatures Short To Appear On Ballot

A petition review finds that longtime U.S. Rep. John Conyers does not have enough signatures to appear on the August ballot.


MSNBC host Al Sharpton called on Democratic voters to go to “war this summer” ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in which Republicans only need six seats to gain control of the Senate – which Sharpton said would be a “checkmate” over Democrats. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NAACP Turning Over Petition To Pressure DOJ On Trayvon Martin Case

NAACP President Ben Jealous says he plans to turn over petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling on the Department of Justice to pursue charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.


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Petition Filed on White House Website Wants Batman Recast

A petition has been filed on the White House website petitioning the Obama administration to “denounce the selection of Ben Affleck”.


A petition asking President Barack Obama to pardon admitted state secret leaker Edward Snowden has passed 100,000 signatures. (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

Snowden ‘National Hero’ Petition On White House Website Passes 100,000 Signatures

A petition asking President Barack Obama to pardon admitted state secret leaker Edward Snowden has passed 100,000 signatures.


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U.S. Supreme Court Justices Won’t Take Abortion Doctor Killer’s Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a petition to review the case of an anti-abortion extremist who claims his constitutional rights were violated during the state and federal trials that sent him to prison for life for the sniper-style slaying of an abortion provider.


File photo of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. (credit: Getty Images)

White House Petition Asks For Congress Members To Wear Logos Of Financial Backers

Could Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s work attire resemble that of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson? If one White House petition has its way, then the answer is yes.


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The Wacky World of White House Petitions

In 2011, the First Amendment and the 21st century came together in the form of, a tool created by President Obama’s administration that allows anyone with an internet connection to send petitions directly to the White House.