January 30, 2015

Mitt Romney Isn’t Running In 2016. Now What?

By: Henry Decker
Mitt Romney Isn’t Running In 2016. Now What?
January 30, 2015

Defense Concerns Revive Obama’s Call To End Sequestration Budget Caps

By: W.J. Hennigan and Lisa Mascaro
Defense Concerns Revive Obama’s Call To End Sequestration Budget Caps
‘The Dogs Are Eating Them Now’ An Unflinching Account Of Afghanistan

‘The Dogs Are Eating Them Now’ An Unflinching Account Of Afghanistan

In the crowded field of books on the Afghan War, Graeme Smith's account of his time as a reporter in ...

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Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Friday Night Lights’

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Friday Night Lights’

The NFL has had a bad year. A string of news stories have painted a harsh picture of a league that n ...

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Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The Real Romney’

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The Real Romney’

Now that he's officially out of the running for 2016, reporters and bloggers won't have Mitt Romney ...

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Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘American Sniper’

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘American Sniper’

Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of Chris Kyle's memoir has become the most financially successful I ...

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Democrats Leave Philadelphia United, On Message — For Now

Democrats Leave Philadelphia United, On Message — For Now

House Democrats are all on the same page -- for now. ...

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Cartoon: Trump In Iowa

Cartoon: Trump In Iowa

The Donald hits the campaign trail. ...

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Biden To House Democrats: ‘Double Down’

Biden To House Democrats: ‘Double Down’

Joe Biden wants Democrats to stop running from the White House. ...

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Defense Concerns Revive Obama’s Call To End Sequestration Budget Caps

Defense Concerns Revive Obama’s Call To End Sequestration Budget Caps

President Obama has some new weapons in his fight to increase the federal budget. ...

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New York’s Heastie Set To Lead Assembly As First Black Speaker

New York’s Heastie Set To Lead Assembly As First Black Speaker

Meet the man who will likely replace Sheldon Silver as New York Assembly speaker. ...

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe To Head African Union, Despite Rights Record

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe To Head African Union, Despite Rights Record

Mugabe's election is a step back for human rights in Africa. ...

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Senator Presses NFL On Domestic Violence Ahead Of Super Bowl

Senator Presses NFL On Domestic Violence Ahead Of Super Bowl

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is skeptical of the NFL's efforts to fight domestic violence. ...

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Report: Romney Not Running In 2016

Report: Romney Not Running In 2016

Sorry, Democrats: Mitt Romney is not running for president in 2016. ...

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‘Suge’ Knight Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder; Held On $2-Million Bail

‘Suge’ Knight Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder; Held On $2-Million Bail

Notorious former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested again. ...

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Obama Fires Up House Democrats

Obama Fires Up House Democrats

President Obama wants Democrats to stand up for their success. ...

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Economic Growth Slows Sharply In 4th Quarter To 2.6 Percent Annual Rate

Economic Growth Slows Sharply In 4th Quarter To 2.6 Percent Annual Rate

Economic growth, while lower than expected, remains solid. ...

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Late Night Roundup: From Deflated Fooballs To Deflated Truth

Late Night Roundup: From Deflated Fooballs To Deflated Truth

With the Super Bowl coming up, the late night shows had a last look at the under-inflated footballs ...

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Homeland Security Chief: Funding Should Not Be ‘Political Football’ In Immigration Fight

Homeland Security Chief: Funding Should Not Be ‘Political Football’ In Immigration Fight

Jeh Johnson has a stern message for Republicans who would play games with Homeland Security funding. ...

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Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Despite Veto Threat

Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Despite Veto Threat

After three weeks and nearly 50 amendment votes, the Senate has passed a Keystone XL bill. ...

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Dartmouth College Bans Hard Alcohol On Campus As Part Of Reforms

Dartmouth College Bans Hard Alcohol On Campus As Part Of Reforms

Find out how Dartmouth College hopes to take the lead in fighting sexual harassment and violence. ...

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Obama To Propose Rolling Back Budget Cuts

Obama To Propose Rolling Back Budget Cuts

Here's what you can expect in the president's next budget. ...

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Families Plead For Release Of Islamic State Hostages As Deadline Passes

Families Plead For Release Of Islamic State Hostages As Deadline Passes

As another reported deadline passed, the fate of two IS hostages remains unknown. ...

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Cartoon: Janet Yellen Considers Rate Hikes

Cartoon: Janet Yellen Considers Rate Hikes

Janet Yellen has a decision to make on interest rates. ...

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Clinton vs. Bush In 2016?

Clinton vs. Bush In 2016?

Tell us who you think would win this potential 2016 matchup. ...

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Jobless Claims Hit 15-Year Low

Jobless Claims Hit 15-Year Low

See the latest piece of good economic news. ...

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Obama Rallying Democrats To Fight For Spending Boost In Budget

Obama Rallying Democrats To Fight For Spending Boost In Budget

President Obama and Democrats are going big with their new budget plan. ...

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Malaysia Formally Declares Dead All People Aboard MH370

Malaysia Formally Declares Dead All People Aboard MH370

Malaysia has ended the search for survivors of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. ...

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GOP Senators Seek To Put Focus Back On VA Scandal

GOP Senators Seek To Put Focus Back On VA Scandal

A group of Republican senators is trying to bring the VA scandal back to the spotlight. ...

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Despite Conservative Republicans, Gay Marriage Will Prevail

Despite Conservative Republicans, Gay Marriage Will Prevail

Republicans have lost this round of the culture war, and there's no turning back ...

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Mitt Romney Isn’t Running In 2016. Now What?

Mitt Romney Isn’t Running In 2016. Now What?

The Republican primaries are going to be a free-for-all. ...

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This Week In Crazy: The ‘Obama Is A Muslim’ Song!

This Week In Crazy: The ‘Obama Is A Muslim’ Song!

Victoria Jackson writes a song, Bryan Fischer gets fired, and so much more. ...

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Lift The Blockade On Confirming U.S. Judges

Lift The Blockade On Confirming U.S. Judges

How to fix the filibuster once and for all. ...

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Five Years After The Spill: What BP Owes The Gulf Coast

Five Years After The Spill: What BP Owes The Gulf Coast

It's time to hold the energy titan responsible for the damage it caused. ...

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Still ‘No Way Out’ For Saudi Women

Still ‘No Way Out’ For Saudi Women

What does the United States' alliance with the repressive kingdom say about us? ...

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For The Patriots, Without Apology

For The Patriots, Without Apology

The case for rooting for New England. ...

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The Internet Of Every Damn Thing

The Internet Of Every Damn Thing

How connected do you really want to be? ...

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Praise God And Bash The Gays

Praise God And Bash The Gays

Who's ready for a 'social conservative' comeback in 2016? ...

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A Whining Wall Street Banker Pleads For Pity

A Whining Wall Street Banker Pleads For Pity

Jamie Dimon needs to stop complaining. ...

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We Could Have Predicted Cake Wars II

We Could Have Predicted Cake Wars II

The fight against marriage equality keeps getting sillier — and more futile. ...

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Finally, A Reason To Pay Attention To The Super Bowl

Finally, A Reason To Pay Attention To The Super Bowl

"Ballghazi" is much ado about nothing — and it's working to perfection. ...

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The New Normal: Kochs Plan Nearly $1 Billion Spending Spree In 2016

The New Normal: Kochs Plan Nearly $1 Billion Spending Spree In 2016

Find out how the Kochs plan to buy a new government in the next elections. ...

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Will Modern Marriage Win?

Will Modern Marriage Win?

Why marriage equality advocates should expect good news from the Supreme Court. ...

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End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First

End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First

Republican candidates say they want to reduce poverty and inequality. But how ca ...

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Lawmakers Cooking Up Recipe For A Bloodbath

Lawmakers Cooking Up Recipe For A Bloodbath

Introducing one of the NRA's most horrible ideas ever. ...

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Free Tuition At Community College Should Just Be The Start

Free Tuition At Community College Should Just Be The Start

Expanding access to education isn't a socialist redistribution plot — it's commo ...

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Donald Trump Wants To Build A Border Fence

Donald Trump Wants To Build A Border Fence

"We have to build a fence. And it's gotta be a beauty. Who can build better than ...

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Why Serious People Discount Fox News

Why Serious People Discount Fox News

Ignoring the network's lies just isn't good enough. ...

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Culture Wars, Old And New

Culture Wars, Old And New

Republicans have struggled in the culture wars — but they're gearing up for a ne ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘No Simple Highway: A Cultural History Of The Grateful Dead’

Weekend Reader: ‘No Simple Highway: A Cultural History Of The Grateful Dead’

Released on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Grateful Dead, No Simple ...

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GOP Thinks The 47 Percent Aren’t Trying Hard Enough

GOP Thinks The 47 Percent Aren’t Trying Hard Enough

Remember the 47 percent? Republicans do — and they're still disparaging them. ...

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Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights’

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights’

42 years ago this week, the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark deci ...

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Republicans Still Have An Immigration Problem, And It’s Getting Worse

Republicans Still Have An Immigration Problem, And It’s Getting Worse

Republicans' ever-increasing hostility towards immigrants will come back to haun ...

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After Four Decades With Roe, U.S. Women Still Need Abortion Access, And So Much More

After Four Decades With Roe, U.S. Women Still Need Abortion Access, And So Much More

As economic inequality takes center stage in politics, it's important to remembe ...

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Big Tax Bills For The Poor, Tiny Ones For The Rich

Big Tax Bills For The Poor, Tiny Ones For The Rich

America's broken tax codes don't aren't just exacerbating inequality — they're h ...

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This Week In Crazy: Obama’s Secret Muslim State Of The Union

This Week In Crazy: Obama’s Secret Muslim State Of The Union

President Obama sends a hidden message, Dinesh D'Souza is the new Martin Luther ...

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Why Judicial Elections Are Idiotic And Bad For Law

Why Judicial Elections Are Idiotic And Bad For Law

Can judges really be impartial when they have elections to run? ...

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Obama’s ‘Middle-Class Economics’ Has To Be About Fairness And Prosperity

Obama’s ‘Middle-Class Economics’ Has To Be About Fairness And Prosperity

The fairer "middle-class economics" described in the State of the Union are also ...

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Unraveling The Myths Of Community College

Unraveling The Myths Of Community College

Opponents of President Obama's community college plan should try visiting one. ...

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