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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

The Head of the Federal Reserve Just Gave a Rousing Speech on Inequality

On Friday, Janet Yellen presented a thorough speech outlining the inherent problems income inequality presents to the American ideology, proving once again she is committed to using her role as Federal Reserve chair to tackle widening...Show More Summary

Finally, Nigeria's Kidnapped Schoolgirls Are Coming Home

On Friday, Nigeria's government announced it had reached a deal with Boko Haram to release the approximately 200 schoolgirls held captive by the Islamist terror group since April. The agreement, announced by the country's defense minister, also involves a cease fire between Boko Haram and Nigeria's military. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Flips-Flops on an Ebola Flight Ban—Within 24 Hours

Many Ebola experts think that banning travel to the US from West Africa, where an outbreak of the deadly virus has killed thousands of people, would do more harm than good. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agree. But Sen. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 17, 2014

US Marines watch explosives detonate from afar in the Philippines during a training exercise. (US Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph DiGirolam)

Rand Paul Thinks Ebola Is More Contagious Than AIDS

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) reportedly put on his scientist hat this morning, telling CNN's Ashley Killough that Ebola is more easily spread than AIDS–a statement that is an irresponsible, flat out lie. Rand Paul tells me Ebola more transmitable than AIDS. Show More Summary

New York City Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

The New York Times reports Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who had recently been to West Africa to help treat Ebola patients, has tested positive for the disease. Spencer is the first person in New York to be diagnosed. As...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 16, 2014

A US Marine participates in an advanced rope technique course in California. ( US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steve H. Lopez)

Students at a Nebraska High School Can Now Pose With Guns in Their Senior Portraits

Seniors at Broken Bow High School in Nebraska have been granted their God-given right to pose with guns for their upcoming senior portraits, just as long as the photos are taken off campus and done "tastefully." “The board, I believe,...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren's Latest Comment About Running For President Is the Most Cryptic Yet

With 106 weeks until the next presidential election, speculating about a potential Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) candidacy is like going on a long car ride with a six-year-old. "Are you running?" No. "How about now?" No. "Now?" No....Show More Summary

Map: The Most Popular NFL Teams Everywhere in America—According to Twitter

For now, even after all the concussions, the domestic violence, and the still-horribly named team from Washington, DC, Americans still love their pro football. Twitter took a stab at measuring the popularity of every NFL franchise by looking at the official Twitter handle for each team and then counting followers of those teams in each county. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 22, 2014

A US Marine Sgt. speaks with a local child while on patrol in Afghanistan. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal)

Everything You Need to Know About Ebola in America, in One Fantastic Quote

Meet a man made of very stern stuff indeed : Peter Pattakos spent 20 minutes Saturday in an Akron bridal shop, getting fitted for a tux for his friend's wedding. Thursday, his friend sent a text message, telling him that Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson had been in the store around the same time. [...]Show More Summary

Court Strikes Down Arkansas Voter ID Law

On Wednesday, the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state's restrictive voter ID law, ruling that it violated the state's constitution. The unanimous decision, which comes just days before early voting begins in the state, could...Show More Summary

Texas College Rejects Two Nigerian Applicants Because of Ebola Panic

At least two college applicants from Nigeria received rejection letters from a Texas community college because of Ebola panic. Let's note: Nigeria has had only 20 cases of the disease since July 20. The country has been so successful...Show More Summary

Should the Military Treat Ebola Patients in Africa?

At the request of the Liberian government, American troops have set up shop in the country to help deliver aid and build treatment centers. It's all part of an effort to slow the disease's spread and, hopefully, mitigate some of theShow More Summary

Jeb Bush: "What's the Paycheck Fairness Act?"

Jeb Bush, one of the GOP's top 2016 presidential prospects, campaigned Monday for Terri Lynn Land, the Republican running for Senate in Michigan. At an event in the Detroit suburbs, a staffer for Progress Michigan, a liberal advocacy group, asked Bush whether he thought Land should support the Paycheck Fairness Act. Show More Summary

Liberia Says It's Going to Need a Lot More Body Bags

If you need any more evidence that the Liberian government is overwhelmed by the worsening Ebola outbreak (or you're still wondering why President Barack Obama committed American troops to help coordinate the relief effort), just look at the table below. Show More Summary

Watch Live: David Corn on the 2014 Elections

Event live stream starting on Tuesday, October, 14, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern As the midterm elections approach, issues like money in politics, voter suppression, and income inequality will shape the political landscape just as much as who wins control of the Senate. Show More Summary

Watch This California Republican Candidate Pretend to Save a Drowning Kid

Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for California governor, is out with a new ad attacking incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown's record on education. He has chosen to represent Brown's alleged "betrayal" of the Golden State's kids with a...Show More Summary

Gov. Scott Walker on the Minimum Wage: "I Don't Think It Serves a Purpose"

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is no fan of the minimum wage, and on Tuesday, in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Walker made that plenty clear. Asked about Wisconsin's $7.25-an-hour minimum wage and whether he supported...Show More Summary

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