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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Tuesday suggested that President Barack Obama's handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro was like shaking hands with Adolf Hitler.
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Mr. and Mrs. Perkins go gift shopping 2013: Canada plans to challenge Russian claim over North Pole: Canada intends to lay claim to the North Pole as part of a bid to assert control over a large partShow More Summary
The story of September's sudden and dangerous local lane closures is not just about a bridge (busiest in the world), not just about a traffic jam (NJ has those every day, right?) and not just about a dumb decision (ditto). It's a story...Show More Summary
Stockman has an uphill battle in front of him since Cornyn has a substantial warchest, but even if he doesn't win this move could have real policy implications beyond Texas. Cornyn is the second ranking Senate Republican. With Senate...Show More Summary
Supreme Court dismissal leaves lower court split on whether unions can use "neutrality agreements" that have been key to organizing non-union shops. The post Supreme Court Dismisses Major Test To Key Union Tactic appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced Monday that he will forgo his own federal employer subsidy — one of at least a dozen Senators opting to pay the full cost of their own health insurance. The post Anti-Obamacare Senators Can Afford To Pay More For Insurance, But Their Staff Isn’t So Lucky appeared first on ThinkProgress.
On Tuesday, banking regulators finalized one of the most important provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law. It's called the Volcker rule, and it's supposed to prohibit the high-risk trading by commercial banks that helped cause the financial crisis. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry As Roll Call reports, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a second TV ad this week cheering on another Republican Senate candidate who loves coal. This time it's West Virginia Rep. Shelley Moore Capito who gets the helping hand as she attempts to capture the seat that will be left vacant due to Democratic Sen. Show More Summary
Just think: at the funeral of Nelson Mandela, an act of courtesy towards those with whom you have frosty relations is a controversial act to the haters. Then again, as our home-grown "Christian" haters have been screeching this week, Mandela was a "Communist Terrorist." Continue reading ?
Birders are rejoicing this year as Snowy Owls flock south for the winter in epic numbers. I am about to enter into my 3rd year of amateur birding at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, where at least 9 Snowy Owls have been counted in the past week. Show More Summary
President Obama’s speech on Economic Mobility on Wednesday, was a much needed jolt of reality about the state of our economy and income inequality in America. I spent the past two weeks researching the topic of poverty in America in the past sixty years. Show More Summary
In the political debate over 20-week abortion bans, here are the real people who will bear the consequences. The post Who Suffers When States Decide To Cut Off Legal Abortion At 20 Weeks? The Young And Poor appeared first on ThinkProgress.
House and Senate negotiators reached final agreement Monday on a Pentagon policy bill that would strengthen protections for military victims of sexual assault and keep the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, open over President Barack Obama's objections, as Congress rushed to wrap up work for the year. Show More Summary
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will dump as much as 2.72 million tons of carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere, according to FIFA. The post 2014 World Cup To Nearly Double Carbon Emissions Over 2010 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Susan Boyle's recently learned that she has Asperger Syndrome. Why her diagnosis--and her willingness to speak about it--matter. The post Susan Boyle Comes Out As A Person With Asperger Syndrome appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt previously accused RightWingWatch of issuing death threats against him because of commenters in the site’s YouTube channel. As anyone knows, commenters on website (with the exception of this one) can be cuckoo for Coca Puffs. Now “Dr. Chaps” wants RWW to know he’s got a gun and isn’t afraid to use […]
A disgraced former Navy chaplain warned members of a group dedicated to monitoring fringe conservatives that he had would be willing to shoot their readers and then "pray for your soul" if necessary.
Fox News continued its campaign against undocumented immigrants getting an affordable college education, railing against a lawsuit in Georgia that asks the state's universities to grant in-state tuition to immigrants who are considered lawfully present under the deferred action program. Show More Summary
So President Obama shook Cuban President Raúl Castro's hand earlier today at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela... and the Republican outrage machine kicked into full gear, from right-wing airwaves to the halls of Congress. FoxShow More Summary