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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Sen. Inhofe Blocks Funds for Ebola Intervention

House legislators have approved the transfer of $750 million toward the fight to contain Ebola, which continues to rapidly spread across West Africa. The figure is still below the $1 billion request from the Department of Defense—and the budget battle is not over. Show More Summary

Did Obama Just Signal That the FCC Will Preserve Net Neutrality?

Did President Obama just signal that the Federal Communication Commission will preserve net neutrality? Speaking this afternoon at Cross Campus, a tech incubator in Santa Monica's Silicon Beach, he had this to say (emphasis mine) about...Show More Summary

Millennials Love Hillary Clinton Now

The young'uns just love Hillary Clinton these days. A new poll from television network Fusion found that, should Clinton run for president, she's already got the support of 58 percent of 18-24 year-old Democrats. Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Show More Summary

Another Black Teenager Fatally Shot by Police, Just Miles from Ferguson

Nearly two months to the day after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, another black teenager was fatally shot by a white officer in nearby St. Louis on Wednesday. According to police, the yet-to-be named...Show More Summary

Did Budget Cuts Hamper Response To Ebola and Enterovirus? Democrats Push For Hearing.

Yesterday the Ranking Members of the Labor, Heath and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee and the Appropriations Committee called for a hearing to examine how budget cuts may have led to not only the Ebola epidemic,...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 9, 2014

US Navy sailors wield hoses during a fire and mass casualty drill in preparation for future deployments. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Flood)

Supreme Court Rules to Keep North Carolina's Extremely Restrictive Voting Law

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled to block an appellate court's effort to reinstate same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina, two elements of the state's controversial voting law. The law was passed soon...Show More Summary

One Weird, Nobel Prize-Winning Trick That Could Halve America's Lighting Bill

On Tuesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics. In the first of the prestigious awards to be handed out this week, Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura were honored for their invention of the blue light-emitting diode commonly known as an LED. Show More Summary

How Conservative Judges Are Using Jimmy Carter To Screw Over Minority Voters.

Yesterday, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—all Republican appointees—paved the way for Wisconsin's controversial voter ID law to take effect in time for this year's midterm elections. Civil rights groups had sued...Show More Summary

Wisconsin's Strict Voting Law Upheld

On Monday, a federal appeals court upheld Wisconsin's harsh voter ID law, which requires voters to provide specific types of government-issued photo identification at the polls. A district court judge had struck down the law in April, deeming that it unconstitutionally violated the rights of minorities and low-income voters. Show More Summary

Scott Walker Wants to Totally Outlaw Abortion. In This Sneaky New Ad, He Pretends He Doesn't.

In one of the nation's most hotly contested campaigns, incumbent GOP Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has recently been slammed by a new ad blitz highlighting his staunch opposition to abortion rights. He and his campaign consultants are obviously worried about this line of attack: On Monday, they issued one of the slyest ads of the campaign season. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 7, 2014

Soldiers in the US Army National Guard compete in the Best Warrior Competition in Arkansas. (US Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Maj. Danette Rodesky-Flores )

Here Are All the Dumb Ways Conservatives Are Freaking Out About Ebola in the US

When a Texas hospital confirmed last week that it was treating a patient for Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dispatched teams to trace any people the patient had contact with, vowing to stop the disease "in its tracks." But conservative politicians rushed to overreact. Show More Summary

This Mime Laughing With Refugee Children On The Run From ISIS Is Surreal, Beautiful, & Starkly Human

As ISIS raises its menacing black flags to the East of Kobane, a Syrian city on the northern border with Turkey where Kurds are battling ISIS and hordes of civilians are evacuating, a mime puts on a show for Syrian refugee children in a scene straight out of Life is Beautiful. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 6, 2014

A US Marine emerges from the cockpit of a F/A-18 Hornet. (US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei)

The Supreme Court Just Rejected Five Gay Marriage Ban Appeals

On Monday, the Supreme Court turned down same-sex marriage appeals from five states—Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin. From Reuters: By rejecting appeals in cases involving Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana,...Show More Summary

Hong Kong Protesters Give Ground--for Now

Pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong have begun partially removing barricades blocking entrance to key government offices ahead of a government-issued deadline on Monday morning mandating demonstrators clear the way for normal business...Show More Summary

Obama Plan Will Cut Out Grueling Journey For a Small Number of Central American Refugees

Escaping rampant violence in parts of Central America, tens of thousands of child migrants made a treacherous journey up to the United States border this year. To help dissuade such a vulnerable population from taking such risky treks...Show More Summary

Chart: The Typical White Family Is 20 Times Wealthier Than the Typical Black Family

We're still posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day over the next week. Yesterday's looked at how top tax rates dropped as top incomes rose. Today, a closer look at how income inequality splits along racial lines. Show More Summary

How Kansas Is Selling Sam Brownback's Failed Trickle-Down Tax Cuts

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's reelection campaign is in serious trouble. The latest poll has the incumbent Republican losing to his Democratic opponent by 4 percentge points. Read more about how Sam Brownback's red-state experiment could...Show More Summary

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