Xbox Live Up After Cyberattack, PlayStation Network Still Down

Xbox Live Up After Cyberattack, PlayStation Network Still Down

Learn more about the latest major cyber attack. ...

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Washington State To Have Highest State Minimum Wage January 1

Washington State To Have Highest State Minimum Wage January 1

A real-world experiment on the effects of a higher minimum wage is underway in the Evergreen State. ...

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Former President Bush Spends Fourth Night In Texas Hospital

Former President Bush Spends Fourth Night In Texas Hospital

Get the latest on Bush's condition. ...

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Judge Rejects Suit By Arizona Sheriff Challenging Obama On Immigration

Judge Rejects Suit By Arizona Sheriff Challenging Obama On Immigration

Sheriff Joe is powerless to stop President Obama's immigration action. ...

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Obama Hails Troops’ Sacrifice As Afghan Milestone Nears

Obama Hails Troops’ Sacrifice As Afghan Milestone Nears

President Obama spent Christmas honoring troops at a Hawaii military base. ...

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Public Has Dark Opinion Of ‘Dark Money’ In Elections

Public Has Dark Opinion Of ‘Dark Money’ In Elections

The polls are clear: Americans want more transparency in political spending. ...

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‘The Interview’ Opens, And Directors Are Thankful

‘The Interview’ Opens, And Directors Are Thankful

The controversial comedy finally hit theaters on Christmas day. ...

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Jeb Bush Quits Firm That Profited From Obamacare

Jeb Bush Quits Firm That Profited From Obamacare

Can Democrats turn Bush into the next Mitt Romney? ...

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Renewable Energy Companies Use New Clout In Statehouses

Renewable Energy Companies Use New Clout In Statehouses

Green energy going toe-to-toe with the fossil fuel industry in statehouses across the country. ...

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In Iraq, Displaced Christians Gather For A Somber Christmas

In Iraq, Displaced Christians Gather For A Somber Christmas

The holiday provides no break in the danger to Iraqi Christians. ...

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Obama Glad ‘Interview’ Released, But Won’t Say If He’ll Watch Film

Obama Glad ‘Interview’ Released, But Won’t Say If He’ll Watch Film

Find out what the president thinks of the controversial comedy. ...

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St. Louis Region Is On Edge In Wake Of Another Fatal Police Shooting

St. Louis Region Is On Edge In Wake Of Another Fatal Police Shooting

Learn more about the latest police shooting in Missouri. ...

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At Least 60 Journalists Killed In 2014, Almost Half In The Middle East

At Least 60 Journalists Killed In 2014, Almost Half In The Middle East

The past three years have been the deadliest on record for journalists. ...

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ATF: We May Never Know How Cop Killer Got A Gun

ATF: We May Never Know How Cop Killer Got A Gun

America's flawed gun laws have been brought into sharp relief once again. ...

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Enrollment For Obamacare Jumps With Two Million New Sign-Ups

Enrollment For Obamacare Jumps With Two Million New Sign-Ups

There's more great news for the Affordable Care Act. ...

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In Shift, FDA Says Gay And Bisexual Men Will Be Able To Donate Blood

In Shift, FDA Says Gay And Bisexual Men Will Be Able To Donate Blood

The FDA just announced a major reform on who can donate blood. ...

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Some U.S. Cinemas To Show ‘The Interview’ Despite Threat

Some U.S. Cinemas To Show ‘The Interview’ Despite Threat

In a reversal, the controversial comedy will screen in some theaters after all. ...

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New York Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge

New York Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge

The law finally caught up with GOP Congressman Michael Grimm. ...

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Bratton Defends City, NYPD After Cop Anger Over Shootings

Bratton Defends City, NYPD After Cop Anger Over Shootings

New York City's top cop is speaking out in defense of Mayor Bill de Blasio. ...

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Carolina Panthers Field Paint Illegally Discharged Into Creek, Officials Say

Carolina Panthers Field Paint Illegally Discharged Into Creek, Officials Say

Water officials: NFL team has been illegally dumping paint into a local creek for more than a decade ...

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Ukraine Takes Historic Step Toward NATO

Ukraine Takes Historic Step Toward NATO

Ukraine's move towards the west could upend peace talks with Russia. ...

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Prisoner’s Release, U.S. Moves Are ‘Hanukkah Miracle’ For Cuban Jews

Prisoner’s Release, U.S. Moves Are ‘Hanukkah Miracle’ For Cuban Jews

Cuba's tiny Jewish population is celebrating the restoration of diplomacy with the U.S. ...

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U.S. Third Quarter Growth Highest In 11 Years

U.S. Third Quarter Growth Highest In 11 Years

The latest GDP report is even better than expected. ...

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Dow Tops 18,000 For First Time On Strong U.S. Growth

Dow Tops 18,000 For First Time On Strong U.S. Growth

More good economic news is pushing the stock market to new highs. ...

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Protesters Call For Federal Probe Of Entire Milwaukee Police Department

Protesters Call For Federal Probe Of Entire Milwaukee Police Department

Milwaukee is the latest site of large-scale protests against police brutality. ...

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Human Rights Groups Urge Criminal Investigation Into CIA Torture

Human Rights Groups Urge Criminal Investigation Into CIA Torture

The Senate torture report is spurring new calls to prosecute Bush administration officials. ...

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Was North Korea’s Internet Outage The Result Of A Cyber Attack?

Was North Korea’s Internet Outage The Result Of A Cyber Attack?

Was North Korea's major internet outage a technical error, or deliberate retaliation? ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Strong Inside: Perry Wallace And The Collision Of Race And Sports In The South’

Weekend Reader: ‘Strong Inside: Perry Wallace And The Collision Of Race And Sports In The South’

When Vanderbilt University recruited Perry Wallace in 1965, he was to be the fir ...

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Book Review: ‘The Stranger: Barack Obama In The White House’

Book Review: ‘The Stranger: Barack Obama In The White House’

Chuck Todd's new book reveals what inside-the-Beltway journalism gets wrong abou ...

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I Firmly Resolve Not To Improve Myself!

I Firmly Resolve Not To Improve Myself!

Find out why Cynthia Tucker is forgoing resolutions this New Year's. ...

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While National Gun Lobby Gloats, States Seek Sanity On Firearms

While National Gun Lobby Gloats, States Seek Sanity On Firearms

Despite a dysfunctional Congress, gun control advocates see growing momentum for ...

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How States Are Redistributing The Wealth

How States Are Redistributing The Wealth

GOP governors are fine with wealth redistribution -- as long as the cash flows f ...

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A Holiday Message To Our Readers

A Holiday Message To Our Readers

That ancient story celebrates the birth of a child who entered the world shelter ...

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A Brutal Holiday Season On Cable And Social Media

A Brutal Holiday Season On Cable And Social Media

American pundits have been far more naughty than nice this year. ...

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Christmas Joy Without Piety

Christmas Joy Without Piety

Why Christmas should inspire humility among the faithful. ...

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Behold, The Magic Kingdom Of Dynamic Scoring

Behold, The Magic Kingdom Of Dynamic Scoring

In control of Congress, Republicans are preparing a departure from reality. ...

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Entering The Fourth Quarter, Obama Is At The Top Of His Game

Entering The Fourth Quarter, Obama Is At The Top Of His Game

The "lame duck" in the White House is getting an awful lot done — and making Rep ...

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Citigroup Becomes Its Own Self-Serving Lawmaker

Citigroup Becomes Its Own Self-Serving Lawmaker

It's easy to dodge government regulation when you write the laws yourself. ...

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Pragmatism, Not Emotion, Must Guide Cuba Policy

Pragmatism, Not Emotion, Must Guide Cuba Policy

It's long past time for the U.S. to abandon its Cold War script on Cuba. ...

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Will The GOP Turn The CBO Into A Fantasy League?

Will The GOP Turn The CBO Into A Fantasy League?

Republican plans to cook the books bode poorly for future policy discussions. ...

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Unzipping The Elizabeth Warren Package

Unzipping The Elizabeth Warren Package

When it comes to Wall Street, Senator Warren is actually far more conservative t ...

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Chuck Schumer And The Democrats’ Identity Crisis: Economic Policy Vs. Rhetoric

Chuck Schumer And The Democrats’ Identity Crisis: Economic Policy Vs. Rhetoric

A populist message can't save the Democratic Party if its leaders continue to se ...

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The Wisdom Of Steve Forbes

The Wisdom Of Steve Forbes

The Capitalist Tool explains why most Americans believe the system is rigged aga ...

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Obama’s Fourth-Quarter Foreign Policy Surprises

Obama’s Fourth-Quarter Foreign Policy Surprises

The president's foreign policy suddenly looks much better than it did six months ...

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Looking Beyond The Hype To See Domestic And Sexual Violence

Looking Beyond The Hype To See Domestic And Sexual Violence

Slowly but surely, America is making progress. ...

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The Duck That Roared

The Duck That Roared

As Republicans are finding out the hard way, Barack Obama's presidency is far fr ...

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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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