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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

RIP Mario Cuomo

Former three-term governor of New York Mario Cuomo died Thursday, the same day his son Andrew was inaugurated to a second term of his own as governor of the Empire State. Here is Mario Cuomo's famous speech criticizing Ronald Reagan from the 1984 Democratic Convention.

These Charts Show How Ronald Reagan Actually Expanded the Federal Government

One of the many, many problems Jeb Bush faces in his quest for the Oval Office is his break from Republican orthodoxy on president Ronald Reagan's legacy. In 2012, Bush told a group of reporters that, in today's GOP, Reagan "would be criticized for doing the things that he did"— namely, working with Democrats to pass legislation. Show More Summary

The Cost of US Wars Since 9/11: $1.6 Trillion

The cost of US war-making in the 13 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks reached a whopping $1.6 trillion in 2014, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The $1.6 trillion in war spendingShow More Summary

Despite Tragedy, Police Deaths Have Been Trending Down

As officials continue to investigate yesterday's tragic killing of two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, details have surfaced about the suspect, 28 year old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who allegedly shot a woman in Baltimore before traveling to New York. Show More Summary

Here Is President Obama's Statement on Today's Tragedy In New York

Two NYPD officers were murdered in cold blood Saturday by a gunman who then killed himself before being apprehended. Details are still sketchy, but New York is at fever pitch right now. Some people are trying to blame this horrendous...Show More Summary

Watch President Obama Call on Female Reporters for Every Single Question During Friday's Presser

For his final press conference of 2014, President Obama exclusively called on female reporters. The White House had planned it that way: .@PressSec statement on questioner list: pic.twitter.com/QA44ySvsL3 — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller)...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren: Wall Street Just Got Another Giveaway

Last week, Congress did Wall Street a solid. When lawmakers passed a giant spending bill that funds the government through September, they included a provision written by Citigroup lobbyists that allows banks to make more risky trades with taxpayer-insured money. Show More Summary

Obama: Sony "Made a Mistake" Stopping the Release of "The Interview"

On Friday, President Barack Obama called Sony's decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" a "mistake." "We cannot have a society in which a dictator in some place can start imposing censorship in the United States," he told reporters at his final press conference of the year. Show More Summary

Americans Are More Concerned About Racism Than at Anytime Since Rodney King

Gallup A new poll conducted by Gallup found that 13 percent of Americans believe racism is the country's most important problem, up from just 1 percent in November. It's the highest that number has been since the death of Rodney King...Show More Summary

8 Weird Things You Can Buy for the Republican or Democrat In Your Life This Holiday Season

With five shopping days left until Christmas—and four for Hanukkah, slacker—you might be feeling pressure to come through with some great gifts for friends and family. Not to worry: the Republican and Democratic parties are here to help!...Show More Summary

Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue to Overturn Legal Weed in Colorado

The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma petitioned the US Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn pot legalization in Colorado, arguing that its legal weed has been spilling across their borders and fueling crime. "The state of Colorado has created a dangerous gap in the federal drug control system," the suit alleges. Show More Summary

The First Person Jeb Bush Followed on Twitter Was Karl Rove

Former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush is running for president. (Maybe.) But just how much does he have in common with his brother, George W.? His Twitter page might offer a clue. The first human Jeb followed on Twitter was none other than his brother's former deputy chief of staff—Fox News analyst Karl Rove. Show More Summary

Young Fidel Castro Wrote FDR to Ask for 10 Bucks

In November 1940, a young Cuban student named Fidel Castro sent a handwritten letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Writing in English, Castro congratulated the president on his reelection and requested "a ten dollars bill green...Show More Summary

BREAKING: US To Normalize Relations With Cuba

Wow: The United States and Cuba will begin talks to normalize relations, including opening an embassy in Havana and putting to rest one most enduring Cold War standoffs, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The landmark initiatives appeared...Show More Summary

This New Report Explains Exactly How the Afghan Economy Will Fall Apart

When then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld toured a reconstruction center in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, in 2004, he was gushing with optimism. "It is so clear that the Afghan people are winning the struggle to rebuild this nation," he said. Show More Summary

Taliban Militants Kill More Than 145 People in Horrific School Massacre in Northwestern Pakistan

The Pakistani Taliban is claiming responsibility for a deadly attack inside a military-run school in Peshawar, in northwestern Pakistan, on Tuesday, that has left as many as 145 dead, more than 100 of them children. The BBC has described...Show More Summary

Will Private Prisons Finally Be Subject to the Freedom of Information Act?

Anyone can use the federal Freedom of Information Act to request records about prisons owned and operated by the government. Information about prisoner demographics, violent incidents, and prison budgets are all obtainable. But privately run facilities—even those that hold federal prisoners—are exempt from the law. Show More Summary

The Federal War on Medical Marijuana is Over

Good news for medical pot smokers: The $1.1-trillion federal spending bill approved by the Senate on Saturday has effectively ended the longstanding federal war on medical marijuana. An amendment to the bill blocks the Department ofShow More Summary

Cheney on Torture: Lying or Ignorant?

On Sunday, days after the release of the Senate torture report, former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on Meet the Press to defend the Bush-Cheney administration's use of harsh interrogation practices and to deny that these methods were torture. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Says Gay Men Should Be Able To Donate Blood

Elizabeth Warren and a host of Democratic lawmakers are demanding the Obama administration stand up for gay rights. A coalition of 80 senators and House members spearheaded by the Massachusetts senator—alongside Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Reps. Show More Summary

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