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Hope, Voting and Creating the World You Want to Live In

This article originally appeared at TheNation.com We live in a time fraught with bad news. From the toll of violence and poverty to the escalating march of climate change, every week brings temptations to despair. Hope may actually be more beleaguered in the wake of a president who won the office in part by branding himself with it. Show More Summary

Rep. Cummings Says Maxwell Never Mentioned Document Sifting by State Department

Ray Maxwell reportedly told Congress about the State Department's sifting of Benghazi documents a year ago. However, ranking member Elijah Cummings tells Dave Weigel he never heard about it. Something doesn't quite add up. Yesterday Sharyl Attkisson published a genuine blockbuster story related to Benghazi. Show More Summary

The 'When You Talk, They Can Hear You' Conundrum

Last week, we heard about Tom Ready, the Republican candidate in Colorado, who claimed that the Newtown massacre of 20 children and six adults was a government hoax to advance gun control. He later blamed his words on someone else, that he was just linking to them. Show More Summary

University Fire: Environmental Scientists Make Shock Discovery that Eco-Friendly Wood Is Combustible

Environmental scientists at the University of Nottingham have made a shocking and expensive discovery: eco-friendly buildings made of "sustainable" wood burn much more easily than eco-unfriendly ones made of stone, concrete, steel or glass. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: Local Officer, Actors Say Race Was Not an Issue in Watts Detention

STUDIO CITY, California -- Race was not a factor in the detention of Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts by Los Angeles police officers last week, according to officers and members of the community who spoke with Breitbart News. Police...Show More Summary

Southern California Heat Wave Forces Schools To Cancel Outdoor Activities

Schools saw shorter days and cancelled athletic practices thanks to the heat wave gripping Southern California. Temperatures over the weekend reached into the mid 100s. The post Southern California Heat Wave Forces Schools To Cancel Outdoor Activities appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Skeptical Republicans Say Syria Authorization Will Pass If Democrats Stick With Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Republicans left their weekly closed door meeting Tuesday morning still skeptical of the plan to arm Syrian rebels but with the expectation that the amendment authorizing the action will pass as long as Democrats provide a healthy number of votes. Show More Summary

Is She or Isn’t She Running? Do Americans Really Care?

Linda Killian: The media frenzy over Hillary Clinton’s trip to Iowa for a Democratic fundraiser no doubt leaves many Americans scratching their heads.

Cameron Dismisses an English Parliament if Scotland Stays

Scots haven’t even voted on their proposed independence from the United Kingdom yet, but there is already talk of devolution if Scotland stays with calls for a separate English Parliament, which the Prime Minister has been swift to dismiss out of hand. Show More Summary

Open Thread [Y-not]

Maybe if I put this up it'll get stomped. Here's Don Quixote:...

The Sisters Are Back in Town

Look out Washington, D.C. the Koch Sisters are back in town! We are so excited to be back in our nation's capital and continuing in our fight to stand up for working families across the country. Our pocketbooks may not be stuffed with billions of dollars, but we're determined to make our voices heard. Show More Summary

"The great promise of YouTube was its ability to cut out Hollywood-style intermediaries..."

"... but there are now more than 20 agencies and management companies competing to represent YouTube personalities, at least triple the number of three years ago...."“Money changed everything,” said Naomi Lennon, president of Lennon Management, which focuses on YouTube personalities. Show More Summary

Profiles in Leadership: Idaho State Representative Holli Woodings

In our nation, we are in dire need of more women leading in politics. The need for more women to run for office and be elected is increasingly being recognized by various entities. Yet, so little acknowledgement is given to those women who are already leading in various communities around the nation. Show More Summary

Disgraced Televangelist Now Selling ‘End Of The World Biscuits’

Jim Bakker, whose sex scandal ended his ministry and whose fraud conviction put him in prison, is now hawking Apocalypse survival gear. On his website for his latest TV program, “The Jim Bakker Show,” the 74-year-old sells everything from bulk “End of the World Biscuits,” “Extreme Survival Bottles” — two for $57 — and extreme [...]

ELIANA JOHNSON: Jindal’s Gamble: Can a wonk win the nomination? If he’s planning on running in…

ELIANA JOHNSON: Jindal’s Gamble: Can a wonk win the nomination? If he’s planning on running in 2016, I recommend he consult with Mark Rippetoe now.

10 Things You Need to Know about Watermelon Naomi Klein as She Launches Her New Book

Green activist Naomi Klein has a new book out today. If past form is anything to go by - No Logo; The Shock Doctrine - it will become an instant bestseller and will be informing liberal arguments for months and years to come. Here's what you need to know about her latest, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Show More Summary

John Boehner: ‘Nothing Good Happens After 10 P.M.’

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House Speaker John Boehner releases a "day in the life" video

Top Democrat Urges Radio Stations To Drop Rush Limbaugh After Controversial Sexual Consent Comments

Limbaugh is making headlines for suggesting that "no means yes if you know how to spot it." The post Top Democrat Urges Radio Stations To Drop Rush Limbaugh After Controversial Sexual Consent Comments appeared first on ThinkProgress...

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