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With Election Over, First Order Of Business Is $450B In Corporate Tax Breaks

The election is over. Congress is back in Washington. The first order of business after the election is to give big tax breaks to the corporations – $450 billion worth. Fortunately, President Obama is trying to do something about this. Tax Extenders Every year Congress renews a package of "temporary" corporate tax breaks. Show More Summary

Millennials’ Nonchalance About HIV Has Made The Virus A ‘Silent Killer’

"For people living with HIV and AIDS, it's not enough to know -- you also have to go for health care." The post Millennials’ Nonchalance About HIV Has Made The Virus A ‘Silent Killer’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

St. Louis Prosecutor's Organization Raised Money For Darren Wilson

Oh yeah, sure Bob McCulloch presented a fair case and was impartial. Here's reason number umpty-zillion why he is an lying, slimy, arrogant tool. Addicting Info: In addition to his duties as the county prosecutor, Robert McCulloch is...Show More Summary

Making Sense of Darren Wilson's Story

We should always be careful not to force concrete individual events, individual tragedies, into the greater broader social injustices into which they seem to and may indeed fit. It's with this skepticism that I've approached the death of Michael Brown from the start. Show More Summary

Darren Wilson’s Wife Pregnant

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who recently got married to a fellow officer, is going to become a dad. Wilson, 28, had earlier told GMA anchor George Stephanopoulos that he had gotten married since the Aug. 9 shooting that has rocked Ferguson and much of the country. In an installment of the exclusive interview released [...]

Happy Black Friday, Your Credit Card Information Could Very Likely Be Stolen Again

Over the past year, Target and other retailers have worked hard to repair their images. But since last holiday season, the industry is not much better prepared to stop another attack. The post Happy Black Friday, Your Credit Card Information Could Very Likely Be Stolen Again appeared first on ThinkProgress.

MAP: Country Lights Up With Ferguson Solidarity Protests

All told, 41 states had solidarity protests in honor of Mike Brown on Tuesday. The post MAP: Country Lights Up With Ferguson Solidarity Protests appeared first on ThinkProgress.

King Obama's edict is a mess

Maybe President Barack Obama is just trolling?

Costs soar in war against Islamic State

The cost of the fight against the Islamic State continues to mount.

How To Convince Your Right-Wing Uncle To Act On Climate Change This Thanksgiving

Uncle Richard knows climate change is real, but doesn't want to act. Here's how you can talk to him about it without ruining Thanksgiving. The post How To Convince Your Right-Wing Uncle To Act On Climate Change This Thanksgiving appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How To Talk To Your Climate Denier Uncle This Thanksgiving

A simple comment about the weather can erupt into a rant about "Climategate," "pauses," and the polar vortex. Here are the key points you need to ensure your Thanksgiving dinner says delicious and factual. The post How To Talk To Your Climate Denier Uncle This Thanksgiving appeared first on ThinkProgress.

WSJ Badly Misreads Legal Justification For Obama's Immigration Order

The Wall Street Journal is misrepresenting the legal justification for President Obama's executive actions on immigration from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) -- even falsely claiming that the OLC's opinion does...Show More Summary

Industry Groups Are Freaking Out About Obama’s New Smog Pollution Rule

Here's why you might be wary to believe them. The post Industry Groups Are Freaking Out About Obama’s New Smog Pollution Rule appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Seven Other Lives Cut Down By Police Since Michael Brown Was Shot

The reason Ferguson got so much national attention is because it was not an isolated incident. And in the months since, even more lives were snuffed by police. Darrien Hunt; Saratoga Springs, Utah A family friend holds the funeral program for Darrien Hunt following his funeral Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Saratoga Springs, Utah. 22-year-old [...]

Neither Michael Brown’s Family Nor Protesters Should Be Held Responsible for the Violence

For two nights since the announcement that a grand jury declined to indict white Ferguson police officer for killing unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, isolated acts of vandalism and instances of looting have been reported. A small...Show More Summary

Passengers Get Out, Push Frozen Jet Plane

A bunch of passengers left their seats to give their frozen plane a push at a snowbound airport in Siberia this week. At Igarka Airport temperatures of minus 50 Celsius left a Tupolev Tu-134 aircraft stranded on the runway before takeoff. Video circulated on social media shows the passengers succeeding in their mission. The plane later landed safely in Krasnoyarsk.

Schumer sounds off on Obamacare

Here's a steaming pile of not at all helpful from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who says that Democrats shouldn't have bothered with Obamacare in the first two years of President Obama's term. "Unfortunately, Democrats lost the opportunity the American people gave them. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Heart Surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is "resting comfortably" after undergoing a coronary catheterization procedure, a press release from the nation's highest court announced Wednesday morning. Ginsburg, who at 81 is the Supreme Court's oldest member, is expected to be discharged in the next 48 hours. Show More Summary

For Alice Walton: What A Lovely Reminder Of The Spirit Of Giving

I'll bet her Park Avenue neighbors loved that! Not long after a Walmart manager in Midwest City, Okla., started a food donation campaign for her co-workers, Walmart heiress Alice Walton got an unexpected “gift” with a strong messageShow More Summary

Myths And Facts About The Renewable Fuel Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it will delay its decision about the 2014 levels for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires oil refiners to blend renewable fuels into the nation's gasoline supply. Show More Summary

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