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Gustav Nyquist Holds Puck For About Half A Minute Before Scoring

50 minutes agoSports : Deadspin

Gustav Nyquist's overtime winner against the Senators last night can't fit into a GIF. You need to watch the full video to appreciate it. The Red Wing got the puck at 1:17, and scored with 48 seconds left. Read more...

Sorry Senators and Governors, CNN’s Got a Missing Plane to Cover

7 hours agoNews : Mediaite

An array of current, former, and outgoing officeholders scheduled to appear on CNN's State of the Union this morning got bumped at the last minute. Guess why!

NHL scores 2014: Sabres mount comeback against Islanders, Nyquist stuns Senators

Saturday was a night full of hockey surprises. You might have heard that the IIHF World Junior Championships are going on in Canada right now. One of hockey's great tournaments, the WJC features the best of the best in amateur hockey. Show More Summary

Senate action gives tax relief to short-sellers this year, not next

For David Foster of Chicago, it was a stunning and welcome early Christmas present for him, his wife and three young children.

Ex-football star scores Liberia senate seat

Georgia Weah defeats president's son in landslide victory to represent capital Monrovia in senate.

Elizabeth Warren: Can this scourge of Wall Street make it to the White House?

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Democrats’ new darling is, like Barack Obama, a former law professor and a gifted orator whose speeches address America’s ‘rigged’ economy. Hopes are rising that the senator will run for president Elizabeth Warren is an unlikely looking rock star. The 65-year-old Massachusetts senator, with her...

Saturday Night Open Thread: Waiting Game

As the Washington Post helpfully points out, it can no longer be considered “too early” for 2016 presidential candidates to announce themselves. Then-freshman Senator Obama launched an exploratory committee in January 2007, and announced his candidacy in February. Show More Summary

Sanders: I’ll decide whether to run for president by March

Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, speaks with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., before the start of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on ‘The State of VA Health Care’ on May 15, 2014. Sanders said he will decide whether to run for president by March 2014. Show More Summary

Christine O’Donnell Claims IRS Slapped Her With Tax Levy By Mistake

Christine O'Donnell, former Senate candidate and current Tea Party activist, claims that the IRS made a mistake on her taxes - twice. The result? A levy, wiping out her bank accounts just before the holidays. Mistake or targeting?

Whoa: Bill Would Change How North Dakota Replaces Senate Vacancy

One persistent rumor in North Dakota political circles concerns the likelihood that US Senator Heidi Heitkamp might run for governor in 2016. I first wrote about possibility back in 2013, and it has to be intriguing from the perspective of Democrats. The liberals have a paucity of experienced candidates to run for higher office. Aside...

Rubio’s Views On Cuba Out Of Sync With Florida Voters

Senator Marco Rubio is on his own island when it comes to views on Cuba. for a politician who prides himself on being a forward-leaning leader of a new generation of Republicans, his view on the communist island is shaped by hardline, Cold War ideology of decades past. The 43-year-old freshman Cuban senator is swimming [...]

Sounds Kinda Like An “Enemies List” to Me

A few years ago, a lady named Christine O’Donnell ran for the Senate in Delaware. She ran an, um, interesting campaign. She lost. One can argue whether or not she was a good candidate. I personally thought she was a poor candidate, ran at best a mediocre campaign, and that a better candidate could have […]

Stephanie Kelton Goes To Washington

Leading Post Keynesian Modern Monetary Theorist (MMT) and Chair of the Economics Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is leaving there to become the Chief Economist of the Minority at the US Senate Budget Committee. Show More Summary

Prominent MMT Advocate Stephanie Kelton to Become Chief Economist for Senate Budget Committee

Congratulations Stephanie! Amazingly, being a heterodox economist, no less a leading advocate of MMT, is not a bar to landing an influential post.

Gov. Rick Snyder Signs Bill For Drug Screening Welfare Recipients: Pilot Program Launches With Three Counties

Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that allows for drug testing of adult welfare recipients in Michigan today. The legislation, Republican proposed House Bill 4118 was accompanied by Senate Bill 275, and will instate drug testing for people on welfare suspected of using drugs. Show More Summary

Leaving Vietnam Proved To Be Okay. Why Not Afghanistan, Fox News?

Sounding more and more like a CIA Operative on Homeland, Senator John McCain berates President Obama for honoring the agreement to leave that was agreed upon by both countries. On September 30, 2014, The long-delayed agreements wereShow More Summary

Congress could spend about $1.5 million to swap office space

A new Congress means a new distribution of offices on Capitol Hill — and it's going to cost us. Some 60 freshmen senators and representatives have selected office space via a lottery system much like what some colleges use to assign dorm space to upperclassmen. Show More Summary

Senate Democrats Plan All-Out Assault on Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

When they take over the Senate next year, Republicans will promote legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and protect unborn babies who are capable of feeling intense pain in abortions. Although they will be int he minority in both the House and Senate, Democrats are preparing an all-out assault on the pro-life legislation. […]

Bob Kerrey: Congress’ failed intel oversight

The public debate that erupted following the release of Senate Democrats’ torture report focused entirely on the behavior...

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