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2:57 PM PT: Here is the transcript of Obama's remarks.
This would be sad if it wasn't so typical of the modern GOP: As President Obama and Democrats try to salvage the reputation of the Affordable Care Act, a national Republican group will hit 12 Democrats–all running in Senate elections...Show More Summary
The rollout wasn’t smooth (most rollouts aren’t) but it’s working now… Obama administration: http://t.co/mwwI7ZzHtS now works ‘for the vast majority of users’ http://t.co/Y4jvTT7gbH pic.twitter.com/D2xu3B9pte — ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) December 1, 2013
Today marked the “biggest wave of job actions in the history of America’s fast-food industry,” as low-wage workers demanding a $15 per hour living wage walked off the job in 130 cities and related actions took place in dozens more. The post Fast Food Strikes Sweep the Nation appeared first on ThinkProgress.
(CBC News): "Nelson Mandela dead at 95" (New York Times): "Mandela’s death leaves South Africa without its moral center" (Politico): "Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela: Inspiration from afar" (Washington Post): "Stolen cobalt-60 found in Mexico; curious thieves likely doomed" (Bangor Daily News): "LePage sees upside for global warming in Maine with opening of Northeast Passage"
Dozens of pilot whales stranded along Florida coast. A pod of short-finned pilot whales has become stranded in a remote area of Everglades National Park in Florida, at an area known as Highland Beach. Forty-one of the whales are alive...Show More Summary
CNN: Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. Mandela was 95. "He is now resting. Show More Summary
The State Policy Network, an umbrella group overseeing a constellation of right-leaning think tanks in all 50 states, is plotting a nationwide "coordinated assault" to cut public-employee pensions, oppose cap-and-trade legislation and...Show More Summary
The pastor at a Florida church thought it was funny. Not everyone agreed. “It was not really offensive, just poor taste,” said Rabbi Alon Levkovitz with Temple Beth Am. For 15 years, Pastor Michael Butzberger at Lighthouse Baptist Church has put a different slogan on his front sign every week. “Something encouraging, inspiring, informative and, […]
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Will police veteran Bill Bratton reform Ray Kelly's policies on stop-and-frisk, racial profiling,and other issues that particularly affect minorities? The post What The Next NYC Police Commissioner Could Mean For Stop-And-Frisk Culture appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Mandela votes in 1994. Nelson Mandela, the South African freedom fighter who spent 27 years in prison for opposing the racist apartheid system imposed by the white majority and then, in 1994, became his nation's first president under a new multiracial system after winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, has died at age 95. Show More Summary
Click here to view this media Never mind that the minimum wage would be $22.62 per hour today if it had grown at the same rate as the earnings of the one percent. Never mind that most minimum wage earners are adults. Never mind that most Americans favor raising the minimum wage. Show More Summary
Leaders? That mini-bargain budget deal congressional negotiators have been trying to craft for a Dec. 13 deadline might just actually happen. As hard to believe as it is, things are at least progressing. Here are a few keys: House Speaker...Show More Summary
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. He was 95.
Representative Doug Collins, on President Obama: “You got to go up there, and you just impeach him.” Senator James Inhofe, on President Obama: "People may be starting to use the I-word before too long." Former representative Dennis Kucinich, on President Obama: "President Obama moved forward without Congress approving. Show More Summary
Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison before emerging to lead South Africa out of apartheid, has died at age 95. The former president battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations. With advancing age and bouts of illness, Mandela retreated to a quiet life at […]