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Open thread for night owls: Sen. Richard Burr is acting more like a CIA asset than as its overseer

Sen. Richard Burr, now chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, is of the view that no hearings on CIA activities should ever be held and all copies of the SSCI's torture 6,700-page study should be permanently kept awayShow More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Beyond the State of the Union, ISP monopolies, family leave

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Obama’s Proposal On Inequality: Is It Enough? (Here & Now) Roosevelt Institute...Show More Summary

President Obama brings his SOTU show to Idaho

President Obama made good on his State of the Union vision of a unified nation—not red, not blue—by taking his hard-hitting message of middle-class economics into one of the reddest states there is. He also brought the feisty defender of his policies, his successes and his values. Show More Summary

Three states make MLK Day a joint holiday with Confederate General Robert E. Lee

Every now and then, if you happen to forget the complicated history of our country, Arkansas, Alabama, and Mississippi will do something to snatch you back into reality. These three states, all in the American South, have made the federal holiday for Dr. Show More Summary

Huckabee defends his Nugent sex song: 'Ted changed the lyrics'

Beyonce, however, is a bad influence. Once-possible presidential contender Mike Huckabee was once purported to be a smart and savvy Republican who was adept at camouflaging his remarkably extremist stances. That was many moons ago, and...Show More Summary

Cuomo to target public education even more in his second term

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ratcheting up his war on public education. He's looking to expand charter schools, create a back-door voucher program through tax credits, and make it easier to fire teachers. Cuomo has already forced New...Show More Summary

NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo likely won't pay a dime for killing Eric Garner

With 2013-2014 being the deadliest years ever recorded for people killed by police, could it be that police feel so protected by the American justice system that they are willing to shoot first and ask questions later because they know...Show More Summary

2016: Hillary leads potential GOP opponents by double digits

Hillary Clinton holds large leads over her potential GOP challengers for the Presidency. The latest in a string of polls showing Hillary Clinton would defeat all GOP challengers in 2016: The national survey finds 53 to 56 percent support...Show More Summary

McDonald's workers sue over harassment and racist firings

Ten former McDonald's workers in Virginia are suing the company for racism, sexual harassment, and racially based mass firings in three restaurants owned by franchisee Soweva Co. The nine African-American and one Latino workers say that the harassment they faced involved supervisors who: ... Show More Summary

Three-million-gallon drilling waste spill is North Dakota's worst, but far from the state's only one

Drill rig and well pads near confluence of Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers, near the North Dakota/Montana border. Sixteen days ago, Operator Summit Midstream Partners found a toxic leak of salty drilling waste from a pipeline in western North Dakota, the heart of the Bakken oil boom. Show More Summary

Obamacare paced to reach goal of 9.1 million signups

There's still a little over three weeks left in open enrollment in Obamacare, and it looks like it's going to hit the administration's goal for 2015. (Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Wednesday that more than 7.1 million people...Show More Summary

GOP lawmaker: Minimum wage is for teenagers and minorities

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) Here's California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock explaining why he wants to keep the minimum wage at a poverty level out of compassion and concern for workers: Only [raise the minimum wage] if you want to rip...Show More Summary

Republican House invites Israeli Prime Minister to 'rebut' American president's foreign policy

Politics stops at the water's edge, you see. House Speaker John Boehner is setting up his most dramatic foreign policy confrontation with President Barack Obama to date, inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak about Iran before a joint session of Congress on Feb. Show More Summary

Citizens United fifth anniversary marked by protests, Democratic legislation

Chief Justice John Roberts January 21 marked the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision allowing unlimited corporate and union campaign spending. It was marked by rare protests inside the Supreme Court, where...Show More Summary

Living within their means? Family of Senator Joni Ernst received $460,000 in federal aid

That $460,000 buys a lot of bread bags. Senator Joni Ernst, the newly elected senator from Iowa, gave the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday. In her response, she spoke glowingly of her family's...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Jobless comp claims still above 300,000, meth drones, renewable energy ideas

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is The God-Man Fan Club take on … Clod-Man: Initial jobless compensation claims above 300,000 for third consecutive week: For the week ending Jan. 17, seasonally adjusted initial applications for unemployment...Show More Summary

Three Democrats vote with the GOP to limit abortion access

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), right, was one of three Democrats who voted to limit abortion access. Here's the three Democrats that voted with Republicans Thursday to pass the anti-abortion bill. Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-03) Rep. Show More Summary

Nancy Pelosi confirms it: The Pope does not have a uterus

Speaking to reporters on Thursday morning in the wake of House Republicans' temporary retreat in their War on Women, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reiterated Democratic opposition to draconian attacks on women's reproductive rights, noting that Roe v. Show More Summary

Which GOP 2016 hopeful will be a casualty of Steve King's Iowa summit this weekend?

Jeb Bush isn't going to Rep. Steve King's crazy summit. Neither is Mitt or Marco Rubio. Chris Christie is attending (though no one can imagine why). Anyone who goes will share the stage with past Iowa caucus winners and ultimate nomination...Show More Summary

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