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Ryan lays out budget options to divided House Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan is delivering a message to conservatives unhappy with last year's pact with President Barack Obama that boosted spending for the Pentagon and domestic agencies: The Wisconsin Republican said in a party...Show More Summary

House sends NKorea sanctions bill to president for signature

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Friday that hits North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program. Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Thursday...Show More Summary

Congress sends Obama bill to punish North Korea for refusing to end nuclear weapons program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sends Obama bill to punish North Korea for refusing to end nuclear weapons program.

Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates in both parties battled for the crucial backing of blacks and Hispanics on Friday as the race shifted toward states with more minority voters. [...] at Thursday's Democratic debate in Milwaukee,...Show More Summary

Assad just made a promise that effectively turns John Kerry's new plan for Syria on its head

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told the AFP on Friday that he aims to regain control over the entire country, even if it takes "a long time." Assad spoke to AFP from Damascus one day after m ajor world powers took part in a meeting...Show More Summary

He’s Got the Electrolytes We Need

With little commentary, I present this, Del. Azinger (R-Wood County), explaining why he voted for the WV RFRA pro-bigotry bill: I got nothing. Well, this: Delegate Azinger said America began veering off course in 1965. Ironically, the year he was born. — Phil Kabler (@PhilKabler) February 11, 2016

House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday. Republicans sayShow More Summary

Why I Can’t Learn to Love Donald Trump

Creative destruction isn't worth accelerating a trend toward Caesarism.

'Cessation of Hostilities' Deal Reached in Syria

Major world powers have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" and to the delivery of immediate aid in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced early Friday. He spoke in Munich, Germany, where top diplomats from more than a dozen countries, including the United States and Russia, met to hammer out a deal. Show More Summary

As Sanders Brought Up Vietnam, Moderator Said 'Oh, God'

Once Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) started talking about former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's policy in Vietnam during Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate, a moderator could be heard sighing "Oh God" into her microphone. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff of PBS moderated the event Thursday night in Milwaukee.

Scarborough lectures head of Urban League on what's best for black people

Look, Joe Scarborough is a hectoring blowhard. That has to be factored into any reading of anything he says. But even so, it's a little much to have him essentially lecturing Marc Morial, president of the Urban League, on how the Urban League’s endorsement priorities are all wrong. Show More Summary

Wake GOP celebrates 'Merica by giving away Kalashnikov

3 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

A symbol of repression to tens of millions worldwide: The Wake County Republican Party is raffling off a trio of guns to raise money for this year’s election campaign. On Thursday afternoon, the party sent out an email encouraging supporters...Show More Summary

Superdelegates Might Not Save Hillary Clinton

If you look at a Democratic delegate tracker like this one from The New York Times, you’ll find that Hillary Clinton has a massive 394-44 delegate lead over Bernie Sanders so far, despite having been walloped by Sanders in New Hampshire and only essentially having tied him in Iowa. While Sanders does have a modest […]

After 16 Weeks, The Massive Methane Leak In California Is Finally Plugged

Southern California Gas Co. announced Thursday night that the massive ongoing gas leak in Southern California has been temporarily stopped. The post After 16 Weeks, The Massive Methane Leak In California Is Finally Plugged appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Arizona High School On Lockdown After Two Students Shot

There is no longer an active shooter, and police have secured the campus. The post Arizona High School On Lockdown After Two Students Shot appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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