Obama Takes Questions Only From Women, Apparently A White House First

Obama Takes Questions Only From Women, Apparently A White House First

President Obama made history at his press conference Friday — simply by which reporters he called up ...

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Kurdish Fighters In Iraq Make Headway In Battle Against Islamic State

Kurdish Fighters In Iraq Make Headway In Battle Against Islamic State

Peshmerga forces are winning major victories in the fight against IS militants. ...

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European Leaders Warn Against Too Much Economic Pain On Russia

European Leaders Warn Against Too Much Economic Pain On Russia

European resolve to punish Russia appears to be cracking. ...

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Pope Francis Helped Pave Bridge Between U.S. And Cuba

Pope Francis Helped Pave Bridge Between U.S. And Cuba

How an unlikely outsider helped bring the United States and Cuba together. ...

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Sony Hack Leaves U.S. In Quandary On How To Deal With North Korea

Sony Hack Leaves U.S. In Quandary On How To Deal With North Korea

How do you punish the most heavily sanctioned country in the world? ...

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Obama: Sony Made ‘Mistake’ In Pulling North Korea Film

Obama: Sony Made ‘Mistake’ In Pulling North Korea Film

The president had some harsh words for Sony over pulling 'The Interview.' ...

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FBI Says North Korea Played Role In Sony Hacking Case

FBI Says North Korea Played Role In Sony Hacking Case

The U.S. has officially acknowledged North Korea's role in the cyber attack against Sony. ...

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Some Witnesses Told Obvious Lies To Michael Brown Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says

Some Witnesses Told Obvious Lies To Michael Brown Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says

Robert McColloch admits that some witnesses were "clearly" not telling the truth. ...

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Race Relations Suddenly A Top Concern Of Americans

Race Relations Suddenly A Top Concern Of Americans

Race has caught up with the economy as the nation's top perceived problem. ...

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Small Employers Grapple With Rising Health Insurance Premiums

Small Employers Grapple With Rising Health Insurance Premiums

Some small businesses are having a difficult time navigating the post-Obamacare market. ...

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Uncertainty Facing Central Florida Gay, Lesbian Couples Preparing For Jan. 6 Weddings

Uncertainty Facing Central Florida Gay, Lesbian Couples Preparing For Jan. 6 Weddings

Florida's Republican attorney general is keeping the state's same-sex couples in limbo. ...

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Child With Fever Admitted To Chicago Hospital To Check For Ebola

Child With Fever Admitted To Chicago Hospital To Check For Ebola

A Chicago patient is being monitored for signs of the deadly virus. ...

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As Cuba And U.S. Mend Ties Will Venezuela Follow Their Lead?

As Cuba And U.S. Mend Ties Will Venezuela Follow Their Lead?

President Obama's agreement with Cuba has put Caracas in a bind. ...

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Florida Republicans Lead Charge Against Cuba Outreach

Florida Republicans Lead Charge Against Cuba Outreach

On Cuba, Florida Republicans are following Marco Rubio's lead. ...

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113th Congress Just Barely Avoids Distinction Of Least Productive In History

113th Congress Just Barely Avoids Distinction Of Least Productive In History

The outgoing Congress will have to settle for "bad" instead of "worst." ...

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White House: Sony Hack A ‘Serious National Security Matter’

White House: Sony Hack A ‘Serious National Security Matter’

The federal government is taking the cyber attack very seriously. ...

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Cartoon: The Americans Are Coming!

Cartoon: The Americans Are Coming!

Fidel Castro heads for the hills once again. ...

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High-Dose Flu Vaccine Found More Effective For Elderly

High-Dose Flu Vaccine Found More Effective For Elderly

A higher dosage produces a significantly better immune response than a regular flu shot. ...

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Jobless Claims Drop As Economy Strengthens

Jobless Claims Drop As Economy Strengthens

See the latest sign of an improving economy. ...

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Dzhohkar Tsarnaev Appears In Court; No Outward Signs Of Plea Deal

Dzhohkar Tsarnaev Appears In Court; No Outward Signs Of Plea Deal

Find out what the Boston bombing suspect did in court on Thursday. ...

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U.S. Sues New York City Over Treatment Of Young Rikers Island Inmates

U.S. Sues New York City Over Treatment Of Young Rikers Island Inmates

Federal prosecutors are cracking down on abuse at the New York jail. ...

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Deal Between U.S., Cuba Culminated 18 Months Of Secret Talks

Deal Between U.S., Cuba Culminated 18 Months Of Secret Talks

Wednesday's shocking announcement on Cuba was years in the making. ...

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Putin Says His Grip On Power Is Firm And Economy Will Rebound

Putin Says His Grip On Power Is Firm And Economy Will Rebound

Despite the economic crisis in Russia, Vladimir Putin is projecting confidence. ...

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Capital Punishment In U.S. Continues Its Decline

Capital Punishment In U.S. Continues Its Decline

Is the death penalty on its way out in the United States? ...

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Tarrant County Democrats Turn Out To See The ‘Ready For Hillary’ Bus In Fort Worth

Tarrant County Democrats Turn Out To See The ‘Ready For Hillary’ Bus In Fort Worth

Clinton's campaign-in-waiting is rolling along in Texas. ...

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Some In Congress Balk As White House Plows Ahead With Cuba Policy

Some In Congress Balk As White House Plows Ahead With Cuba Policy

Congress didn't wait long to push back against the president's Cuba move. ...

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Guantanamo Not Part Of U.S.-Cuban Bargain

Guantanamo Not Part Of U.S.-Cuban Bargain

The infamous U.S. Navy base is going nowhere. ...

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Cuban Embargo Is Way Past Its Usefulness

Cuban Embargo Is Way Past Its Usefulness

Morally and politically, opening up to Cuba is the right move. ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Fighting Back The Right’

Weekend Reader: ‘Fighting Back The Right’

The rejection of reason is at the heart of modern American conservatism. Althoug ...

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Blackwater Lobbyist Will Manage The House Intelligence Committee

Blackwater Lobbyist Will Manage The House Intelligence Committee

The revolving door is spinning furiously on Capitol Hill. ...

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The Treasury Secretary’s Misperceptions About Wealth

The Treasury Secretary’s Misperceptions About Wealth

Like most Americans, Jack Lew doesn't seem to realize just how bad our inequalit ...

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This Week In Crazy: Bill O’Reilly Has Some Advice For ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Protesters

This Week In Crazy: Bill O’Reilly Has Some Advice For ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Protesters

Bill O'Reilly educates the black community, Pat Robertson ponders Cuba, and much ...

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Cuba Diplomacy: Behind Right-Wing Outrage, An Intellectual Void

Cuba Diplomacy: Behind Right-Wing Outrage, An Intellectual Void

Republican critics furiously denounce Obama's Cuba initiative -- but they're dev ...

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Where Have Ebola’s Fear-Mongers All Gone?

Where Have Ebola’s Fear-Mongers All Gone?

Politicians seem to have forgotten all about the disease since election day. ...

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Keep Talking, Andrew Hawkins

Keep Talking, Andrew Hawkins

We could all learn a lesson from the NFL star's bold stand. ...

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Ready For Hillary And Jeb To Declare Their Independence

Ready For Hillary And Jeb To Declare Their Independence

How Clinton and Bush could make the 2016 race a debate worth having. ...

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Chuck Schumer: Take Two

Chuck Schumer: Take Two

Forget Obamacare — the rest of Schumer's infamous National Press Club speech lay ...

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Pottersville Goes Online

Pottersville Goes Online

Are American communities disappearing? ...

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Whose Values Did The Torture Program Uphold?

Whose Values Did The Torture Program Uphold?

Why Americans must press for torturers to be held accountable. ...

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WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers Statement On Cuba

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers Statement On Cuba

Watch president Obama's remarks live at The National Memo. ...

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We Must Not Let Mexico Become A Failed State

We Must Not Let Mexico Become A Failed State

America needs to consider all options for stabilizing Mexico — including legaliz ...

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True Believers Make Lousy Reporters

True Believers Make Lousy Reporters

Gene Lyons explains how sloppy investigations damage progressive causes. ...

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Who’s Afraid Of Ted Cruz And Ken Cuccinelli?

Who’s Afraid Of Ted Cruz And Ken Cuccinelli?

Why Ted Cruz probably won't get revenge on those who betrayed him last weekend. ...

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Jeb Bush’s Move Ripples Across 2016 Presidential Landscape

Jeb Bush’s Move Ripples Across 2016 Presidential Landscape

Bush's small step will leave a huge footprint on the 2016 field. ...

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Charity Versus Panhandling

Charity Versus Panhandling

Froma Harrop gives some tips on charitable giving this holiday season. ...

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We Were All Rooting For The Big Snake

We Were All Rooting For The Big Snake

Why Discovery Channel's "Eaten Alive" stunt backfired so badly. ...

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The ‘Hunger Games’ Economy

The ‘Hunger Games’ Economy

The "cromnibus" spending bill embodies the worst qualities of our government -- ...

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The Secret Swipe At Obamacare — And You

The Secret Swipe At Obamacare — And You

Republicans successfully buried an attack against Obamacare in the new spending ...

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Racial Strife Can Lead To Progress

Racial Strife Can Lead To Progress

Is America finally ready to have an honest talk about race? ...

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Obama’s Boehner Bailout

Obama’s Boehner Bailout

What Boehner and Obama's temporary alliance tells us about the next two years. ...

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Cartoon: Herding Republicans

Cartoon: Herding Republicans

Speaker Boehner tries to maintain control of his caucus. ...

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Book Review: ‘The Georgetown Set’

Book Review: ‘The Georgetown Set’

Greg Herken's deep dive into Cold War Washington reminds us that the good old da ...

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Obama Must Remember Sandy Hook

Obama Must Remember Sandy Hook

How the president can honor the children who were murdered two years ago. ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Finance Monsters’

Weekend Reader: ‘Finance Monsters’

What was the real reason for the world's worst financial crisis? Author Howard H ...

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Torture Is Not Only Morally Corrupting, But Ineffective As Well

Torture Is Not Only Morally Corrupting, But Ineffective As Well

The CIA torture report reveals a genuine threat to democracy itself. ...

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Congressional Dealmaking Isn’t Extortion

Congressional Dealmaking Isn’t Extortion

Is Elizabeth Warren the new Ted Cruz? Not exactly. ...

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At UN Summit, Businesses Back Climate Reforms While Quietly Financing Lobby To Kill Them

At UN Summit, Businesses Back Climate Reforms While Quietly Financing Lobby To Kill Them

How big business plays both sides in the climate change debate. ...

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