Outspoken Democratic congressman Alan Grayson used his recent discussion with Politics Nation’s Al Sharpton about the future of the tea party as the premise for a provocative fundraising email sent out last night. In the email, Grayson claimed the Tea Party was less popular than the Ku Klux Klan and used a photo in which “Tea Party” was spelled with a burning cross.
- Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at police officers.
- The Afghan Taliban has picked an extremist scholar as its successor to leader Mullah Mansour, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week.
- Twitter will no longer count links, @names, and GIFs toward its 140-character limit. You can also retweet yourself now.