September 18, 2014

The Politics Gap Between The Rich And The Rest

By: Jill Lawrence
The Politics Gap Between The Rich And The Rest
September 18, 2014

A Rough Month In America For Women

By: Froma Harrop
A Rough Month In America For Women
September 17, 2014

For The Love Of Scotland

By: E. J. Dionne
For The Love Of Scotland
Autumn Foliage Drives

Autumn Foliage Drives

As the weather becomes cooler, here's where you can find the best fall foliage. ...

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Hillary Clinton Touts Family Issues And Hints At 2016 Domestic Agenda

Hillary Clinton Touts Family Issues And Hints At 2016 Domestic Agenda

Hillary spoke at a panel for the Center for American Progress. ...

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Obamacare Enrollment At 7.3 Million In August, Down From April

Obamacare Enrollment At 7.3 Million In August, Down From April

More people need to sign up for the law to remain sustainable. ...

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Amazon Founder Strikes Deal To Build U.S. Rocket Engines

Amazon Founder Strikes Deal To Build U.S. Rocket Engines

The rockets will "eliminate reliance" on Russian engines. ...

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NFL’s Cardinals Bench Jonathan Dwyer After Assault Arrest

NFL’s Cardinals Bench Jonathan Dwyer After Assault Arrest

Dwyer was arrested for aggravated assault. ...

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Last Month Was Hottest August Since 1880: United States

Last Month Was Hottest August Since 1880: United States

2014 could "set records" for high temperatures. ...

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Apple’s New Encryption To Lock Out Government

Apple’s New Encryption To Lock Out Government

Apple won't be able to access its customers' passwords. ...

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More States Enforce Food Stamp Work Requirements

More States Enforce Food Stamp Work Requirements

Food stamp work requirements will be reinstated in 17 states. ...

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In An Effort To Make A Lesson Better, Missouri’s Teacher Of The Year Found Himself In The Middle Of Violence

In An Effort To Make A Lesson Better, Missouri’s Teacher Of The Year Found Himself In The Middle Of Violence

By Jessica Bock, St. Louis Post-Dispatch HAZELWOOD, Mo. -- The scar on Chris Holmes' left temple cou ...

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First Ladies’ Key Role In Presidential Libraries

First Ladies’ Key Role In Presidential Libraries

First Ladies traditionally are in charge of planning the libraries. ...

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British Hostage Seized By Islamic State With Foley Appears In New Video

British Hostage Seized By Islamic State With Foley Appears In New Video

John Cantlie says he'll make a series of videos to show the "truth" about the Islamic State and the ...

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Ukraine’s Fight With Russia Is ‘America’s War, Too,’ Poroshenko Says

Ukraine’s Fight With Russia Is ‘America’s War, Too,’ Poroshenko Says

Poroshenko asked the United States for help dealing with Russia. ...

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N.C. Republican Dinged For Defending Right To Fire Gays

N.C. Republican Dinged For Defending Right To Fire Gays

Rep. Robert Pittenger said that businesses should be able to fire employees based on their sexual or ...

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Iowa Supreme Court Blocks Rule Limiting Access To Abortion Pills

Iowa Supreme Court Blocks Rule Limiting Access To Abortion Pills

The rule would have made it illegal for doctors to prescribe abortion pills by videoconferencing. ...

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Officer In Ferguson, Missouri Shooting Testifies Before Grand Jury

Officer In Ferguson, Missouri Shooting Testifies Before Grand Jury

By Kim Bell and Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch CLAYTON, Mo. -- Ferguson police Officer Darr ...

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Texas Executes Woman After Supreme Court Denies Last-Minute Appeal

Texas Executes Woman After Supreme Court Denies Last-Minute Appeal

She's the ninth person to be executed in Texas this year. ...

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House Votes 273-156 To Arm Syrian Rebels Against Islamic State

House Votes 273-156 To Arm Syrian Rebels Against Islamic State

The Senate will vote on the issue on Thursday. ...

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California Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency As Wildfires Rage

California Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency As Wildfires Rage

The three fires combined have burned almost 100,000 acres. ...

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Northern California Wildfire Threatens More Than 2,000 Homes

Northern California Wildfire Threatens More Than 2,000 Homes

The fire is only 5 percent contained. ...

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China Announces India Investment, But Border Dispute Dogs Ties

China Announces India Investment, But Border Dispute Dogs Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss trade between t ...

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Australia Authorities Foil Islamic State Plot For Public Beheadings

Australia Authorities Foil Islamic State Plot For Public Beheadings

Fifteen suspects were arrested for plotting a terrorist attack in Australia. ...

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Child-Porn Conviction Is Tossed: Navy Surveillance Is Blamed

Child-Porn Conviction Is Tossed: Navy Surveillance Is Blamed

The court found that the Navy "extraordinarily" violated citizens' privacy. ...

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Spend The Night With Frank Lloyd Wright

Spend The Night With Frank Lloyd Wright

How you can stay at an exclusive home designed by one of America’s most iconic architects. ...

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A Year Later: Iranian Nuclear Talks Go From Promise To Doubt

A Year Later: Iranian Nuclear Talks Go From Promise To Doubt

The U.N. will meet next week to discuss what went wrong. ...

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Scientists Study Evolutionary Roots Of Lethal Combat Among Chimpanzees

Scientists Study Evolutionary Roots Of Lethal Combat Among Chimpanzees

What does this research say about human behavior? ...

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Better Together?

Better Together?

Is the world ready for Scottish independence? ...

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Survivor Kent Brantly Tells Congress Of ‘Emotional Toll’ Of Ebola

Survivor Kent Brantly Tells Congress Of ‘Emotional Toll’ Of Ebola

Brantley says WHO hasn't done anything 'significant' to fight Ebola. ...

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Too Big To Punish

Too Big To Punish

A few months ago, in a press conference about the felony conviction of Credit Su ...

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Book Review: ‘Against Football’

Book Review: ‘Against Football’

Find out why it's time to say goodbye to the NFL. ...

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Midterm Roundup: Is North Carolina Going Blue?

Midterm Roundup: Is North Carolina Going Blue?

Here are some interesting stories on the midterm campaigns that you may have mis ...

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GOP Congressional Candidate: Medicaid Expansion Is ‘Working’

GOP Congressional Candidate: Medicaid Expansion Is ‘Working’

David Young acknowledged the benefits of Medicaid expansion in a debate last wee ...

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The Envelope, Please — And A Living Wage, Too

The Envelope, Please — And A Living Wage, Too

If you really want to help workers, let them organize. ...

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The Politics Gap Between The Rich And The Rest

The Politics Gap Between The Rich And The Rest

The super rich really are different from most Americans, and not just because th ...

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A Rough Month In America For Women

A Rough Month In America For Women

From Maureen McDonnell to Janay Rice, things haven't been going well. ...

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Midterm Roundup: Another Plagiarism Scandal

Midterm Roundup: Another Plagiarism Scandal

Get the latest news on the key midterm races. ...

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More Data Rebut GOP Attacks On Minimum Wage

More Data Rebut GOP Attacks On Minimum Wage

The Labor of Department released data to dispute the idea that increases in mini ...

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Short On Supporters, Fracking Group Turns To The Homeless

Short On Supporters, Fracking Group Turns To The Homeless

Some of the so-called fracking supporters didn't even seem to know what fracking ...

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For The Love Of Scotland

For The Love Of Scotland

The referendum on independence will be decided by voters whose hearts say yes bu ...

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ISIS Forces Obama Toward Foreign-Policy Fantasies

ISIS Forces Obama Toward Foreign-Policy Fantasies

Maybe next time, they’ll award the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of a politician’ ...

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America’s Natural Politics

America’s Natural Politics

My father, W.F. "High" Hightower, was a populist. Only he didn't know it. Didn't ...

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No Defense For What Ray Rice Did

No Defense For What Ray Rice Did

"I think they're going too far with Ray Rice." So said a civil servant I know on ...

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Midterm Roundup: Bad News For Kansas Republicans

Midterm Roundup: Bad News For Kansas Republicans

Here are some interesting stories on the midterm campaigns that you may have mis ...

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New Study Reveals Depths Of Fox’s Benghazi Obsession

New Study Reveals Depths Of Fox’s Benghazi Obsession

It's hardly a secret that Fox News is fixated on the 2012 terrorist attacks in B ...

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Scott Walker Wants To Revisit Drug Tests For Welfare

Scott Walker Wants To Revisit Drug Tests For Welfare

Governor Scott Walker is the latest Republican to suggest mandatory drug testing ...

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Report: Climate Change Action Is Good For The Economy

Report: Climate Change Action Is Good For The Economy

Another study has found that mitigating climate change not only helps the enviro ...

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American Amnesia: Why The GOP Leads On National Security

American Amnesia: Why The GOP Leads On National Security

If the latest polls are accurate, most voters believe that Republican politician ...

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Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Se ...

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How Not To Get Your Country Back

How Not To Get Your Country Back

The Tea Party mantra, "I want my country back," resonates with many. The racial ...

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Does Rand Paul Want To Repeal All Executive Orders? Depends When You Ask

Does Rand Paul Want To Repeal All Executive Orders? Depends When You Ask

Does Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) want to repeal the Emancipation Proclamation? It d ...

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Arizona Republican Resigns After Proposing Sterilization Of Poor Women

Arizona Republican Resigns After Proposing Sterilization Of Poor Women

Former Arizona state senator Russell Pearce resigned from his position as the Ar ...

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Don’t Use Religion To Cloak Bias Toward LGBT Families

Don’t Use Religion To Cloak Bias Toward LGBT Families

Growing up with two moms in the San Francisco Bay Area, I thought a family was d ...

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WATCH: Grimes Shoots Gun, Is Not Obama

WATCH: Grimes Shoots Gun, Is Not Obama

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes released a new TV ad on Mond ...

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Wondering ‘What If’ As U.S. Forces Head Back To The Middle East

Wondering ‘What If’ As U.S. Forces Head Back To The Middle East

If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English lang ...

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Can Congress Be Responsible?

Can Congress Be Responsible?

WASHINGTON -- There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress o ...

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Five Undercovered Midterm-Election Stories

Five Undercovered Midterm-Election Stories

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg View) -- It’s terrific that we have six polling aggregators ...

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Return Of Troops To Iraq Is Genuine Failure Of Leadership

Return Of Troops To Iraq Is Genuine Failure Of Leadership

You have to give the bloodthirsty jihadists of the Islamic State (also known as ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘The Teacher Wars: A History Of America’s Most Embattled Profession’

Weekend Reader: ‘The Teacher Wars: A History Of America’s Most Embattled Profession’

As a new school year begins for students across the country, we remember the str ...

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