Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday defended the nuclear deal he brokered with Iran as a step in the right direction that strengthens American security. “The national security of the United States is stronger under this first step agreement than it was before,” Kerry said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. Show More Summary
Here’s how CNN covered the handshake heard ‘round the world (via TWS) “This is a man, and it is so true, who brought people together in...
Tax inequality: the government's answer to income inequality. We're all equal in the eyes of the law. It's just that some of us are more equal than others: “A group can have a negative income tax rate if its refundable tax credits exceed...Show More Summary
Doesn’t that pork chop look yummy? Personally, I’m a big fan of pork tenderloin, because there’s so much you can do with it. One of my favorite ways to cook it is roasted in the oven with apples, potatoes, carrots and onions. Recently...Show More Summary
Liz Cheney This looks like solid evidence that vice presidential offspring and Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney's politics and personality were set in icy stone by the time she was college-age. Back then, as today, she had the Cheney combination of rock-solid Republican messaging and personal nastiness. Show More Summary
Rob Boston of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State punches holes in the myths surrounding the yearly meme that there is a war on Christmas. 1. Public schools have banned the colors red and green. This one has been floating around the web for years. It has morphed into a classic Religious […]
Poor Michelle. @FLOTUS doesn't miss a thing pic.twitter.com/VNMgsOEzi6 — Jesse Watters (@jessebwatters) December 10, 2013 We’ve seen this look before… Michelle Obama Staring At Carla Bruni
Three workers describe how their lives will improve with a higher minimum wage. The post How The Residents Of SeaTac’s Lives Will Change With A $15 Minimum Wage appeared first on ThinkProgress.
This is coming down to “What did the President know and when did he know it?” We all know by now that the “If you like your plan you can keep it. Period.” was a flat out lie by President Obama in his 2012 campaign. Senator Ron Johnson laid it out clearly. When President Obama [...]
Last week, the president and vice-president of the centrist think-tank Third Way accused Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) of ignoring what they call Social Security's "undebatable solvency crisis." In an interview with Mother Jones, Warren...Show More Summary
It’s an Obama world… The bottom 40 percent of American households actually paid negative income taxes. They don’t pay in – but get a check each year from Uncle Sam. CNS News reported: The top 40 percent of households by … Continue reading ?
Saturday, Dec. 14 marks a year since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. In the run-up to that tragic anniversary, Americans can expect to hear demands for gun control from sanctimonious Hollywood stars, just...Show More Summary
The federal government will determine if the University of Connecticut broke a gender equity law by failing to take rape cases seriously. The post UConn Is Under Federal Investigation For Allegedly Mishandling Rape Cases appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Sarah, get your gun! In a brilliant move, Sportsman Channel has tabbed former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to host a new series beginning in the spring (April). Amazing America with Sarah Palin will air weekly and focus on the outdoors, including hunting, shooting, and fishing. Show More Summary
One of the more intriguing "what-if"'s of American politics is to wonder what the Tea Party would have looked like if it hadn't been bought and paid for by Dick Armey and the Koch brothers. Whatever credibility the movement could have earned vanished when it took that money and became an arm of the Republican/corporate/austerity movement. Show More Summary
Fox News downplayed the gravity of income inequality -- proven insurmountable for a majority of the poorest Americans and detrimental to economic growth -- in order to tout a report which found that 20 percent of adults in the U.S. will...Show More Summary
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), the weirdest member of a Congress that also includes a Santa-impersonating reindeer herder and this guy, is challenging Sen. Cornyn (R-Texas) in next year's U.S. Senate primary. In an interview with WorldNetDaily,...Show More Summary
NBC's Jessica Taylor looks at are seven contests to watch in 2014 for how Obamacare could impact the midterms. Beth Reinhard: “Democrats increasingly view championing the pay of hourly workers as a can't-lose issue that revs up their base of liberal, black, …
President Barack Obama briefly shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday as the two shared a stage for the late Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa — and the Internet went crazy. Traitor. "@ThomasErdbrink:...Show More Summary