When the political history of the Affordable Care Act is written, Kentucky will occupy a special place in the tale. The implementation of the ACA there has helped produce the second steepest drop in the uninsured rate of any state. Yet even though that’s occurring in one of the most unhealthy regions in the country, […]
A Wisconsin Republican is totally sorry for his comments in which he disparages minorities and gay people by referring to them as “fags” and “niers,” according to The Gazette. John Dorsey, a 19-year-old candidate, dropped out of the race for a seat on the state assembly on Tuesday after he admitted that he made offensive [...]
The National Rifle Association is commenting on NFL player Ray Rice's violent attack on his then-fiancée, speciously claiming that gun safety advocates are "providing an example to young men that it's okay to beat women as long as you can throw a football." This wild attack comes as the NRA is actively opposing legislation in the U.S. Show More Summary
The other day on his podcast, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks bragged that he’s never been wrong when betting on the winner of presidential elections, then offered this: “If you’ve got Rand Paul running on a ‘Let’s stop messing around in the Middle East because we’re getting killed, and it’s doing absolutely no good [...]
Faced with a brutal and wily adversary, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered a scaled-up military assault. Not on terrorists in Syria, but Ebola in West Africa. Faced with a brutal and wily adversary, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered a scaled-up military assault. Not on terrorists in Syria, but Ebola in West Africa.
On Tuesday, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) called on the Minnesota Vikings to suspend Vikings running back Adrian Peterson as the league investigates two possible cases of child abuse involving Peterson. The Vikings had reinstated Peterson,...Show More Summary
Pope Francis will greet Albanians in his open car despite assassination threats from ISIS. Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter’s square at the Vatican in this Sept.3, 2014 file photo. (ABC News) The Telegraph reported: … Continue reading ?
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Student Loan Debt Increasingly Burdening The Elderly. “A]n estimated two million Americans age 60 and older … are in debt from unpaid student loans, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Its August Household Debt and Credit Report said the number of aging Americans with outstanding student [...]
Nate Silver says fellow forecaster's model is "wrong".
I can't hate young, brainwashed cheerleaders for doing what they believe is the right thing. But I can despise the adults who keep spooning this kind of belligerent, anti-American nonsense into their heads. Why, I can just see the movie...Show More Summary
Sam Wang of Princeton isn’t following the conventional wisdom. Linda Killian at The Daily Beast reports: Wang says he thinks the Democrats have a 70 percent chance of holding control of the Senate. As of Monday afternoon, Nate Silver thinks the Republicans have a 58 percent chance of winning, and The Upshot gives Republicans a 52 [...]
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly questioned whether the latest report from discredited investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, which baselessly suggested a Benghazi cover-up by State Department officials, actually constituted a "scandal."On...Show More Summary
Bryce Masters, 17, was on his way to his friend’s house to play XBox games with him on Sunday afternoon, when unfortunately for him a woman whose name was associated with the car he was driving had an outstanding arrest warrant. As Bryce stopped in front of his friend’s house, a police car pulled in [...]
The United Nations will honor Leonardo DiCaprio with the official title of "Messenger of Peace" for his activist approach to addressing the Climate Change crisis. DiCaprio has been delegated as a speaker during the U.N. Climate Summit on Sept. Show More Summary
A top Democrat on Tuesday called on radio stations to stop broadcasting the Rush Limbaugh Show after the conservative radio host mocked rape victims by suggesting that no means “yes.” Ohio State University’s new sexual assault policies require students to agree to sexual activity, rather than leaving it up to someone that can’t tell yes from [...]
Fox News' coverage of an evidence-free "bombshell" from Benghazi hoaxster Sharyl Attkisson took just hours to morph from a reiteration of her claim that a disgruntled former State Department employee "couldn't help but wonder" if Hillary...Show More Summary
Changing the culture of Chargers football by Thomas Powell When Tom Telesco arrived in San Diego he talked about changing the culture in this city and on this team. Sunday was a prime example that his mission has started. The Chargers have seldom been a team to win a BIG game. Either through turnovers, penalties [...]
Tuesday in announcing his war on Ebola, President Barack Obama said he is sending U.S. military to West Africa to help fight the epidemic because when there are global crisis "our armed services are better" at solving them "than anyShow More Summary
A Washington man is dead and a woman is listed in critical condition in the hospital after their first date went horribly wrong on Saturday. Pierce County sheriff’s officials say it appears that the 47-year-old Port Orchard woman ran over her date in his truck before crashing the truck down an embankment. Ed Troyer of [...]
The new Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, isn't necessarily what you'd expect. She volunteered for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign. Asked what issue women in the Senate should be particularly focused on, she spoke about military sexual assault—with a shout-out to Gillibrand. Show More Summary