January 29, 2015

Lift The Blockade On Confirming U.S. Judges

By: Jonathan Bernstein
Lift The Blockade On Confirming U.S. Judges
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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Senate Debates 18 Amendments To Keystone Pipeline Bill

Senate Debates 18 Amendments To Keystone Pipeline Bill

Congressional Republicans don't intend to let reality stop their Keystone XL push. ...

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Late Night Roundup: Big Saudi Oil, And Big Corporate Money

Late Night Roundup: Big Saudi Oil, And Big Corporate Money

America's relationships with Saudi Arabian big oil — and American big money — got noticed by the lat ...

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Perry Says Exploration Of Presidential Bid ‘Moving Right Along,’ In Spite Of Legal Setback

Perry Says Exploration Of Presidential Bid ‘Moving Right Along,’ In Spite Of Legal Setback

Rick Perry won't let a criminal indictment stop him from running for president. ...

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Senate Democrats Press Immigration Funds Without Blocking Obama

Senate Democrats Press Immigration Funds Without Blocking Obama

Senate Democrats are ready for a fight over funding the Homeland Security Department. ...

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Justice Nominee Loretta Lynch Tells Senate Committee: I Am Not Eric Holder

Justice Nominee Loretta Lynch Tells Senate Committee: I Am Not Eric Holder

Loretta Lynch is holding her own before the Senate Judiciary Committee. ...

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The Office-Friendly Workout You Can Do Without Feeling Like An Idiot

The Office-Friendly Workout You Can Do Without Feeling Like An Idiot

How to stay healthy -- and dignified -- at the office. ...

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Ample Serving Of New Diet Books To Jump Start 2015 Resolutions

Ample Serving Of New Diet Books To Jump Start 2015 Resolutions

There are plenty of new diet books for 2015 to jump start this year's resolutions. ...

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Organic, Local, And Natural: Sorting Through Food Labels

Organic, Local, And Natural: Sorting Through Food Labels

How to sort through your healthy, environmentally sound food choices. ...

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Strive For A Nutrient-Dense Diet

Strive For A Nutrient-Dense Diet

By Matthew Kadey, M.Sc., R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter When you turn over a packaged prod ...

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Israel, Hezbollah Clash Along Border; Two Israelis, U.N. Peacekeeper Killed

Israel, Hezbollah Clash Along Border; Two Israelis, U.N. Peacekeeper Killed

The U.N. is urging restraint after violence flared on the Israel-Lebanon border. ...

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Can Democrats Win The Senate In 2016?

Can Democrats Win The Senate In 2016?

The new Republican Senate majority may not last long. ...

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Mormon Church’s Shift On Gay Rights Follows Series Of Defeats In California

Mormon Church’s Shift On Gay Rights Follows Series Of Defeats In California

The bruising battle over Proposition 8 caused a Mormon shift on gay rights. ...

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Obama Drops Proposed Tax Increase On College Savings Plans

Obama Drops Proposed Tax Increase On College Savings Plans

Pressure from the left caused the White House to drop a proposed tax hike. ...

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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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Google Glass Joins The Failure Hall Of Fame

Google Glass Joins The Failure Hall Of Fame

The one-time "next big thing" is joining Crystal Pepsi and the Segway in the fai ...

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They Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

They Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Now that the State of the Union is over, Washington can get back to its favorite ...

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