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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Elizabeth Warren to Banks: Prove You Can Protect Customer Data From Hackers

Elizabeth Warren is off to a running start in her new leadership role with the Senate Democratic caucus. She called out Walmart for its terrible labor practices. She wrote an op-ed this week warning the president against appointing Wall Street insiders to the Federal Reserve. Show More Summary

Backstabbing in Hillaryland: Here We Go Again

We've seen this movie before, and it doesn't end well. On Friday, ABC News published a story about a email listserv maintained by two Democratic operatives: Robby Mook, a former Howard Dean and Hillary Clinton campaign aide, and Marlon Marshall, an Obama White House staffer. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren's Next Target: Walmart

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has it out for Walmart. On Tuesday, the freshman senator will hold an event on Capitol Hill calling out the retail giant for its low wages and terrible employment practices. The briefing will be held a week ahead of the nationwide anti-Walmart protests planned for Black Friday. Warren will be joined by Rep. Show More Summary

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

Light armored vehicles fire on targets during a training mission. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman)

1 in Every 30 US Children Is Homeless

The number of homeless children in America reached nearly 2.5 million last year, an all-time high, according to a new report released by the National Center on Family Homelessness. The report, titled "America's Youngest Outcasts" and published Monday, concluded the current population amounts to 1 child out of every 30 experiencing homelessness. Show More Summary

3 Ways Obama's Immigration Executive Action Changes Everything (and One Way It Doesn't)

The details of President Barack Obama's much-rumored, much-debated executive action on immigration have been leaked to the press, and the broad outline, according to Fox News and the New York Times, includes deportation relief for upwards...Show More Summary

These 7 Conservatives Would Impeach Obama Over Immigration

As early as next week, President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order that would allow as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the country without facing deportation. Not unexpectedly, Republicans are outraged, and some have hinted that the only way to stop the plan is impeachment. Show More Summary

Watch Nancy Pelosi Explain Why Questions About Her Stepping Down Are Blatantly Sexist

Yet again, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was forced to defend her decision to remain in leadership following the disappointing midterm elections, a position she says she would not have to uphold if it weren't for being...Show More Summary

Justice Scalia Goes to Conservative Legal Event, Gives Boring Speech

The Federalist Society kicked off its national convention Thursday in Washington, DC, with a speech from Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who is one of two justices headlining the event. The other is Justice Samuel Alito, who is...Show More Summary

US Police Brutality Is Bad. This Giant Western Country's Is Way Worse.

The high-profile killings of figures like Ferguson, Missouri's Michael Brown have stirred a national conversation about police brutality as of late. But it turns out the Americas' second biggest economy struggles with this issue on a...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for November 12, 2014

US Army soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas pose for a photo with the Prime Minister of Estonia as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ray Boyington)

The Richest 0.1 Percent Is About to Control More Wealth Than the Bottom 90 Percent

While a complex web of factors have contributed to the rise in income inequality in America, a new research paper says most of the blame can be largely placed in the immense growth experienced by the top tenth of the richest 1 percent of Americans in recent years. Show More Summary

Tennessee Voters Just Made It Easier To Restrict Abortion—And the GOP Isn't Wasting Any Time.

For years, as lawmakers in other conservative states passed onerous restrictions designed to limit abortion access, deep-red Tennessee stood out as an exception—because the state's constitution forbade many of the harshest anti-abortion measures. But that changed on Election Day. Show More Summary

Obama Just Announced His Full Support to Preserve Net Neutrality

In a move strongly backing net neutrality regulations, President Barack Obama announced his plan to reclassify the internet as a utility in order to preserve the web's "basic principles of openness and fairness." Net neutrality has been...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for November 10, 2014

US Marines patch up holes after close-range shooting practice. (US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Timothy Parish)

Why Rand Paul Was The Only Kentucky Republican to Lose On Tuesday

Republicans had a pretty good night last Tuesday. They won control of the Senate and added to their already-sizable House majority. They now hold 33 governors' mansions and 69 of the 99 state legislative chambers. But even as they solidified...Show More Summary

Why Don't We Make Election Day A Holiday?

An estimated 37 percent of eligible voters cast ballots during Tuesday's midterm elections—the lowest voter turnout since 1942. It wasn't that much of an anomaly, however: For decades, voter turnout in non-presidential election years has hovered far below what it was in the mid-19th century, when it peaked at around 70 percent. Show More Summary

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

US Navy Sailors deploy a MK 18 MOD 2 Swordfish camera to survey the ocean floor. In this operation, designed to promote maritime security, a quarter of the world's navies are participating. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Blake Midnight )

Surprise, This GOP Senator's Theory About Volcanoes and Climate Change is Totally Wrong

When the 114th Congress convenes in January, Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski will likely take over as chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee—one of several committees whose work deals directly with climate and energy policy. Unlike many of her GOP peers in the upper chamber, Murkowski doesn't deny that the climate is changing. Show More Summary

A Federal Appeals Court Just Ruled Against Gay Marriage. This Judge Just Issued An Epic Dissent.

On Thursday, a federal appeals court upheld bans on gay marriage in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Michigan. In a 2-1 vote, the 6th Circuit reversed lower courts' rulings which had found the bans unconstitutional and sets up a likely Supreme Court showdown. Show More Summary

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