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Cromnibus Bans Feds From Raiding Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Diary rescue from late last night. Promoted by Rosi. This is a major change in the nation's drug policy, and we essentially have it thanks to the fact that most if not all legislators didn't bother to read the massive spending bill that passed last weekend and is set to be signed by President Obama. Show More Summary

Vermont Puts Single Payer On Hold

Governor Peter Shumlin says now is not the time for Vermont to pursue a hoped-for single payer healthcare system. Shumlin faced deep skepticism that lawmakers could agree on a way to pay for his ambitious goal and that the feds would agree to everything he needed to create the first state-based single-payer system in 2017. [...]

More Obamacare success: Uninsured Americans near historic low

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Great news: New federal government data shows the percentage of Americans without health insurance was at or near historic lows this year following the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, and appears certain to fall to record levels next year. [...]Show More Summary

Wingnut Lawmaker Wants Women Seeking Abortion To Get Permission From The Father

Sure, because men should get to make a decision about whether a woman is going to be legally responsible for another human being for 18 years. That makes perfect sense -- at least, to the conservative mind: A Missouri Republican is pushing a bill that would allow a man who gets a woman pregnant to stop her from having an abortion. Show More Summary

Santa Robs Bank, Slips Into Huge Crowd of Santas

Police are looking for a man in a red suit and a white beard who robbed a San Francisco Wells Fargo bank during the city's SantaCon street party last weekend. After the robbery, he reportedly slipped into the crowd of hundreds of others red-suited merry-makers who were drinking and partying in the streets around Union Square. Show More Summary

The Devastating Consequences Of Chipping Away At Family Planning Programs

The safety net is in crisis. The post The Devastating Consequences Of Chipping Away At Family Planning Programs appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Appears in Court

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of committing the Boston Marathan bombing, was in court this morning. Reporters in the courtroom are live-tweeting. Almost all say he appeared much more alert, interested and engaged in the proceedings than at his prior... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: How The World Fought Climate Change (Or Didn’t) In 2014

What you need to know about the year's biggest climate stories from around the globe. The post The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: How The World Fought Climate Change (Or Didn’t) In 2014 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Meet the Congressional Mouthpieces of the Anti-Cuba Lobby

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

This article originally appeared at AlterNet. O n Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that Cuba would be freeing several American captives while also overhauling relations between the two countries, moving to a full normalization...Show More Summary

Bill Kristol says CIA torture had 'no lasting effects'

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The dumbest man on television? The neoconservative uberpundit Bill Kristol continues to have theories on why he continues to find an American program of torturing detainees untroubling. [Bill Kristol told] Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg...Show More Summary

The First Person Jeb Bush Followed on Twitter Was Karl Rove

Former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush is running for president. (Maybe.) But just how much does he have in common with his brother, George W.? His Twitter page might offer a clue. The first human Jeb followed on Twitter was none other than his brother's former deputy chief of staff—Fox News analyst Karl Rove. Show More Summary

Birds Are Avoiding Offshore Wind Farms, Study Finds

A new report from the U.K. found that over 99 percent of seabirds are likely to alter their flight paths in order to avoid collision with offshore wind farms. The post Birds Are Avoiding Offshore Wind Farms, Study Finds appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Justice Department Declares Victory Over Town That Barred Muslims From Setting Up A Worship Center

The Islamic Center was rejected after many residents reportedly made “disparaging remarks about the Muslim faith" in opposing their plan. The post Justice Department Declares Victory Over Town That Barred Muslims From Setting Up A Worship Center appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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