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Primary care docs not overwhelmed by new patients in Obamacare

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Five years in, Obamacare hasn't created a crisis in primary care, according to a new report from a healthcare technology company. Even while 10 million Americans gained insurance coverage last year through the Affordable Care Act, or...Show More Summary

LA Charter School Teachers Trying To Unionize

Charter school teachers in Los Angeles are trying to unionize within one of the largest charter school chains -- Alliance College-Ready schools. After being told by charter school managers that they would remain neutral, the opposite...Show More Summary

Wingnut Alex Jones And Troll Army Declare WAR On Toymaker For Selling Hillary Clinton Dolls

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Jason Feinberg isn’t a political junkie. Sure, he follows politics in general. He votes. And in 2008. his little toy and novelty manufacturing outfit, FCTRY in Brooklyn, had something of a hit with a Barack Obama action figure, which sold around 200,000 units and allowed him to quit teaching high school English to be a full-time entrepreneur guy. Show More Summary

Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth To Run For Senate

Duckworth will seek to run against Mark Kirk. On Monday evening, Duckworth gathers some of her top donors at a home in the Hancock Center in Chicago to discuss securing the Democratic nomination to run against Kirk, who is seeking a second term. In the letter to Duckworth’s best fundraisers about the Hancock event they [...]

Fore! Obama in Florida for weekend golf getaway

During his stay at the Floridian National Golf Club, less than 50 miles up the coast from Palm Beach, Obama planned to be out of public view, with no official events scheduled. First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and SashaShow More Summary

Barney Frank Takes S.E. Cupp To Task For Trying To Deflect Blame From Bush And Cheney For Chaos In The Middle East

Bill Maher wrapped up his panel discussion this Friday by asking his guests why Americans seem to go crazy over threats like terrorism, or the recently downed plane that's been all over the news, while shrugging off things like California...Show More Summary

Teen Was Kept In Solitary Confinement For 143 Days Before Even Facing Trial

A detention center in Baltimore has been illegally holding teens in solitary confinement, a Department of Justice report found. The post Teen Was Kept In Solitary Confinement For 143 Days Before Even Facing Trial appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Mexico Commits To Cut Its Carbon Emissions 22 Percent, Peak By 2026

Mexico becomes the first developing nation to offer post-2020 U.N. climate goals. The post Mexico Commits To Cut Its Carbon Emissions 22 Percent, Peak By 2026 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Democrats keep up the fight for fair pay even though Republicans will block it

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Equal pay is the law but not the reality in the United States. That's why, on Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update and close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Show More Summary

Growing Indiana Backlash Over ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

If you name a law “Religious Freedom” it must mean that it provides religious freedom, right? Wrong! Indiana faces “a growing backlash over a religious-freedom law that has drawn a hostile reaction from defenders of gay rights, who say it could result in discrimination based on sexual orientation,” the Wall Street Journal reports… The Indianapolis [...]

Bankers Whine That Elizabeth Warren Is Being Mean To Them

What a bunch of whiny ass titty babies these guys are. Call the waaahmbulance, because Senator Warren doesn't kiss the ground Wall Street bankers walk on. Pulease. Huffington Post: Big Wall Street banks are so upset with U.S. Democratic...Show More Summary

Obama Riffs On The Wire And Criminal Justice Reform

The Wire is one of those shows John Amato told me to watch forever ago and I still haven't, but I'm planning to. He was right about Justified, and I'm betting he's right about this one too. Obama thinks it's awesome. So there's one area...Show More Summary

Not Yet Dead: Pressure Mounts To Resist Georgia’s ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill

Georgia's "religious freedom" bill is still alive, and the race is on to keep it from passing this week. The post Not Yet Dead: Pressure Mounts To Resist Georgia’s ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

John Stewart’s Replacement

South African comedian Trevor Noah is being eyed as the next host of “The Daily Show”. Noah is gaining consideration as a potential successor to Jon Stewart, the Comedy Central mainstay’s longtime host, according to a person familiar with the matter, and if successful, could get a crack at becoming one of the more influential [...]

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