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How Celebrity Life Coach Tony Robbins Started Working With President Bill Clinton

Over the past 30 years, life coach Tony Robbins has reached millions of people through his books, audio programs, and speaking events. He's worked with powerful people like media mogul Oprah Winfrey, tennis legend Andre Agassi, and star investor Paul Tudor Jones. Show More Summary

Rep. Jason Chaffetz Exposes Obama Hypocrisy On Changing Immigration Law

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the incoming chairman of the House Oversight Committee, exposed the Obama administration’s hypocrisy when it came to the understanding behind the president’s executive amnesty. “My question to you Mr. Secretary is:...Show More Summary

Roundup: California Walkouts Monday in Solidarity with Ferguson

#HandsUpWalkOut protests involving hundreds of protesters occurred throughout California Monday, as activists nationwide continued to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown. Show More Summary

"Mom, I feel like I'm isolated from your heart."

Said Madonna, quoting her son, in part of the answer to the question where she gets material for her songs:My children. Stuff they say. Like, my son came to the studio the other day and said he didn't want to go home. I said, "No, you...Show More Summary

Race and Star Wars: 'Get used to it'

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

"Dum Dum Dum, Dum-te-Dum, Dum-te-Dum" Disney and Lucasfilm have debuted the first official look at J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Very little is known publicly about the plot of the film, and the teaser trailer above reveals next to nothing. Show More Summary

FDL Movie Night: Silenced

During President Barack Obama’s presidency, a record number of government employees have been prosecuted for leaking or blowing the whistle. Several of them have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act, a World War I-era law that was intended to be used against spies and not for punishing people who disclose information without authorization. Show More Summary

Landrieu Ad: Republicans Will Impeach Obama if Cassidy Defeats Me in Senate Election

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is running a radio ad in which Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) claims if Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) defeats her in Saturday's runoff election, Republicans will impeach President Obama. Here's the full text of the ad, as first reported at Buzzfeed: I'm Mary Landrieu, candidate for Senate, and I approve this message. Show More Summary

Every 28 Hours...

The St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown serves as a call to action for young Black people across America. We are forced to contend with a culture of anti-Blackness enforced by government agencies. Show More Summary

Congressmen Blasting Obama For Special Immigration Exceptions Have Made Special Immigration Exceptions

Any individual U.S. senator or representative can file a “private bill,” effectively providing relief for a person who has not been granted asylum or citizenship, but still wants to live in the United States. The post Congressmen Blasting Obama For Special Immigration Exceptions Have Made Special Immigration Exceptions appeared first on ThinkProgress.

When Is A Facebook Post A Crime?

Today SCOTUS is hearing oral arguments for Elonis v. United States. Amy Howe provides background: In the fall of 2010, [Anthony] Elonis’s Facebook posts included several that discussed harming his ex-wife. One post was a take-off on a comedy routine available on YouTube: Elonis asked his Facebook friends whether they knew that it was illegal […]

The Need For Federal Intervention In Ferguson

As I mentioned over the holiday, I have a #Slatepitch in what is hopefully the non-pejorative sense about what actions the federal government should be taking even if they don’t think that Wilson could be successfully prosecuted for civil rights violations: But indicting Wilson for civil rights violations does not exhaust the possibilities of federal […]

Food Labeling Fatigue

The Republican's significant victory at the polls wasn't the only shock on Election Day. Both Oregon and Colorado voters voted "no" on a ballot initiative that would have required certain labels on food products that contained genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Many have Monday morning quarterbacked just why these initiatives failed. Show More Summary

Between Ferguson And The Reaction To The Star Wars Trailer, Racism Is Alive and Louder Than Ever

Perhaps at some point early in its development, the addition of comments under YouTube videos was probably seen as a positive societal advancement in which consumers were encouraged to help sculpt content via accompanying feedback — to idealistically form a community where new-media is a two-way road for both creators and the audience, unlike old-media [...]

Three Reasons Why Black Men Should Openly Carry a Gun after Trayvon, Ferguson, and John Crawford

I never thought I'd be an open carry advocate. However, I'm a firm believer in working within the American political system in order to change the status quo. If the 2nd Amendment is cherished by millions of Americans, then why not use...Show More Summary

Ferguson's Despair and the Devastation of White Privilege

All day people gathered, waiting, daring to hope, that maybe this time black lives would matter. Minutes passed. Then hours. And, as darkness descended on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, the now enormous crowd continued to wait patiently -- trying its best to remain optimistic. Show More Summary

IS IT JUST ME, OR DID COPS USED TO BE MADE OF STERNER STUFF? Cops Arrest Man for Pointing Banana at…

IS IT JUST ME, OR DID COPS USED TO BE MADE OF STERNER STUFF? Cops Arrest Man for Pointing Banana at Them, Say They Feared For Their Safety. Or perhaps they need to take the Self-Defense Against Fruit course.

Food Sunday: Shrimp Tempura “Velocity Fried”

Now that it's Sunday maybe you're finally tired of all the turkey and leftovers - how many mashed potatoes or macs-and-cheese can one eat over a long weekend? So for dinner tonight, I'd like to suggest some shrimp tempura. Shrimp, a cornstarch dusting, tempura batter, and a quick fry.

Cashin' In Crew Attacks Juan Williams For Praising Obamacare

Juan Williams praises Obamacare as "an amazing triumph for our country." He explains the incredible accomplishment to get people out of E.R. care and into the medical system before their health is at emergency status. "70% of the people...Show More Summary

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