December 17, 2014

We Must Not Let Mexico Become A Failed State

By: Mary Sanchez
We Must Not Let Mexico Become A Failed State
December 16, 2014

Who’s Afraid Of Ted Cruz And Ken Cuccinelli?

By: Henry Decker
Who’s Afraid Of Ted Cruz And Ken Cuccinelli?
Sony Cancels December 25 Release Of North Korea Parody Film

Sony Cancels December 25 Release Of North Korea Parody Film

Under pressure from hackers, Sony is pulling "The Interview." ...

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New York Issues Fracking Moratorium After Health Department Report

New York Issues Fracking Moratorium After Health Department Report

Environmentalists just won a big battle in New York. ...

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Russia’s Economic Woes ‘Critical’ As Ruble Continues To Tumble

Russia’s Economic Woes ‘Critical’ As Ruble Continues To Tumble

Inside Russia's burgeoning economic disaster. ...

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Supreme Court Justice To Weigh In On Florida Same-Sex Marriage

Supreme Court Justice To Weigh In On Florida Same-Sex Marriage

Justice Thomas may stop Florida from issuing same-sex marriage licenses on January 6. ...

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EPA Rules On Coal Ash May Disappoint Environmentalists, Buoy Industry

EPA Rules On Coal Ash May Disappoint Environmentalists, Buoy Industry

Conservationists may not like this upcoming EPA decision. ...

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Pope Congratulates U.S., Cuba On Historic Thaw

Pope Congratulates U.S., Cuba On Historic Thaw

Pope Francis is speaking out in favor of the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. ...

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Cuba To Free 53 Political Prisoners: U.S. Official

Cuba To Free 53 Political Prisoners: U.S. Official

Alan Gross isn't the only prisoner to be released by Cuba on Wednesday. ...

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U.S.-Cuba Policy Overhaul Sends Shockwaves Through Miami Exile Community

U.S.-Cuba Policy Overhaul Sends Shockwaves Through Miami Exile Community

President Obama's big announcement on Cuba sparked anger in Florida's Cuban community. ...

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Police Killings Increase Calls For Independent Investigations

Police Killings Increase Calls For Independent Investigations

Eric Garner's death could spark a big change in the criminal justice system. ...

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Obama Announces ‘New Chapter’ In U.S.-Cuba Ties

Obama Announces ‘New Chapter’ In U.S.-Cuba Ties

President Obama announced a historic breakthrough with Cuba on Wednesday. ...

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Wealth Gap In America Widens To Record Level, Report Says

Wealth Gap In America Widens To Record Level, Report Says

Inequality in America is worse than ever. ...

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U.S., Cuba To Begin Talks On Normalizing Relations, Official Says

U.S., Cuba To Begin Talks On Normalizing Relations, Official Says

U.S.-Cuba relations could be on the verge of a massive shift. ...

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Judge Says Illinois Governor Elect’s Former Company Not Responsible For Nursing Home Fraud

Judge Says Illinois Governor Elect’s Former Company Not Responsible For Nursing Home Fraud

Bruce Rauner isn't joining the long tradition of Illinois governors in legal trouble (yet.) ...

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As Jeb Bush Signals Bid, He Faces Skepticism From Conservatives

As Jeb Bush Signals Bid, He Faces Skepticism From Conservatives

Is the right wing ready for Jeb? ...

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Law Firm To Florida Court Clerks: Issuing Gay-Marriage Licenses Risks Arrest

Law Firm To Florida Court Clerks: Issuing Gay-Marriage Licenses Risks Arrest

Marriage equality is still in limbo in the Sunshine State. ...

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Obama Protects Alaska’s ‘Precious’ Bristol Bay From Oil, Gas Development

Obama Protects Alaska’s ‘Precious’ Bristol Bay From Oil, Gas Development

The president just delivered a big win for conservationists. ...

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Federal Judge Rules Obama Overstepped His Authority In Issuing Executive Order On Immigration

Federal Judge Rules Obama Overstepped His Authority In Issuing Executive Order On Immigration

Is President Obama's executive action in legal danger? ...

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Cuba Releases American Alan Gross; Obama To Seek Shift In Relations

Cuba Releases American Alan Gross; Obama To Seek Shift In Relations

Alan Gross is finally coming home. ...

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Senate Approves Sarah Saldana As Chief Immigration Enforcer

Senate Approves Sarah Saldana As Chief Immigration Enforcer

President Obama scored a big win, thanks to Ted Cruz. ...

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New Federal Budget Bill Lets Political Parties Cash In

New Federal Budget Bill Lets Political Parties Cash In

Learn more about the new campaign finance regulations that sparked bipartisan fury. ...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Teed Up As First Debate In The New GOP-Controlled Senate

Keystone XL Pipeline Teed Up As First Debate In The New GOP-Controlled Senate

The Republican obsession with the controversial pipeline is continuing unabated. ...

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Ruble Plunges To New Depths Despite Massive Interest Rate Hike

Ruble Plunges To New Depths Despite Massive Interest Rate Hike

Falling oil prices and Western sanctions are crippling the Russian economy. ...

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Poll: Democratic, GOP Bases Disenchanted With Their Parties

Poll: Democratic, GOP Bases Disenchanted With Their Parties

Both parties have become even more unpopular — and with their own bases, too — in the wake of the cr ...

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Obama Will Sign Russia Sanctions Bill: White House

Obama Will Sign Russia Sanctions Bill: White House

President Obama is going ahead with tough new sanctions on Russia. ...

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Oil Plunge, Russia Crisis Challenge U.S. Federal Reserve

Oil Plunge, Russia Crisis Challenge U.S. Federal Reserve

How will the federal reserve respond to the burgeoning crisis in Russia? ...

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Greenland Ice Loss More ‘Local’ Than Thought, Climate Study Says

Greenland Ice Loss More ‘Local’ Than Thought, Climate Study Says

A new study sheds light on why sea levels are rising. ...

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Jeb Bush A Step Closer Toward White House Run

Jeb Bush A Step Closer Toward White House Run

Is Jeb Bush ready to jump into the 2016 race? ...

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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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This Week In Crazy: Michele Bachmann Says Goodbye

This Week In Crazy: Michele Bachmann Says Goodbye

Bachmann's farewell, torture report conspiracy theories, and more. ...

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Are Charter Schools Segregating America’s Education System?

Are Charter Schools Segregating America’s Education System?

How charter schools could represent a step back for civil rights. ...

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Can You Spare 12 Cents For Better U.S. Highways?

Can You Spare 12 Cents For Better U.S. Highways?

Congress needs to step up and carry out its basic responsibilities. ...

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To Despair Is To Surrender

To Despair Is To Surrender

That is what racists want — and why they'll never win. ...

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Will We Torture Again?

Will We Torture Again?

The reaction to the Senate's shocking torture report raises troubling questions ...

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Do You Vote What You Drink?

Do You Vote What You Drink?

Could your alcohol preference really reveal your political leanings? ...

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We Need To Talk About Guns, Whether The NRA Likes It Or Not

We Need To Talk About Guns, Whether The NRA Likes It Or Not

Will Congress ever summon the courage to act on this pressing public health cris ...

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Republicans Still Think You’re Stupid

Republicans Still Think You’re Stupid

What the Jonathan Gruber sideshow reveals about today's GOP. ...

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5 Things For Progressives To Hate In The New Spending Bill

5 Things For Progressives To Hate In The New Spending Bill

Congress' new budget bill has something for everyone to hate. ...

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For Better Or Worse, The Labor Movement Is Reinventing Itself

For Better Or Worse, The Labor Movement Is Reinventing Itself

Faced with declining membership, unions are finding new ways to advance their ag ...

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The Senate Torture Report: Crimes Without Punishment

The Senate Torture Report: Crimes Without Punishment

The CIA broke international law and American values. How can the nation hold tor ...

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