January 28, 2015

We Could Have Predicted Cake Wars II

By: Leonard Pitts Jr.
We Could Have Predicted Cake Wars II
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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Late Night Round-Up: Vaccines Getting Their Shot

Late Night Round-Up: Vaccines Getting Their Shot

Larry Wilmore highlighted the ultimate "First World Problem": Vaccine deniers. ...

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Boehner Plans To Authorize House Lawsuit Against Obama Over Immigration

Boehner Plans To Authorize House Lawsuit Against Obama Over Immigration

House Republicans are getting ready to sue the president. Again. ...

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Conservatives Take Credit For Derailing Border Security Bill

Conservatives Take Credit For Derailing Border Security Bill

The new Congress presents the same old problems for John Boehner. ...

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Keystone Backers Predict Final Senate Passage By Weekend

Keystone Backers Predict Final Senate Passage By Weekend

The Senate is on track to pass a Keystone XL bill — but President Obama's veto pen looms large. ...

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At InnoVida, The CEO Hired Jeb Bush And Went To Prison

At InnoVida, The CEO Hired Jeb Bush And Went To Prison

Inside a white collar crime that could haunt Jeb Bush in 2016. ...

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Survivors Return To Auschwitz As Leaders Warn Of Anti-Semitism

Survivors Return To Auschwitz As Leaders Warn Of Anti-Semitism

70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, anti-Semitism is a growing concern in Europe. ...

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2016 Strategy For GOP: Play Down The Economy

2016 Strategy For GOP: Play Down The Economy

After fighting President Obama's economic policies, Republicans now must pretend they didn't work. ...

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Cartoon: Snow Storm Shuts Down New York

Cartoon: Snow Storm Shuts Down New York

Thankfully, some crucial supplies are still available in New York City. ...

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Ex-Aide Writes About Being Obama’s Friend, Valet, And ‘Surrogate Son’

Ex-Aide Writes About Being Obama’s Friend, Valet, And ‘Surrogate Son’

Reggie Love's new book, while not quite a tell-all, sheds new light on President Obama. ...

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Obama Urges Religious Tolerance, Human Rights In India

Obama Urges Religious Tolerance, Human Rights In India

President Obama closed his trip to India with a call for religious tolerance and human rights. ...

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Millions In Northeast U.S. Buckle Down For Monster Snowstorm

Millions In Northeast U.S. Buckle Down For Monster Snowstorm

Get the latest on the winter storm tearing through the northeast. ...

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As House Benghazi Committee Reconvenes, Democrats Renew Complaints

As House Benghazi Committee Reconvenes, Democrats Renew Complaints

Democrats are crying foul over the House's latest Benghazi investigation. ...

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Late Night Round-Up: ‘I Did My Best’ With Sarah Palin!

Late Night Round-Up: ‘I Did My Best’ With Sarah Palin!

Nicole Wallace tells about Dick Cheney shooting a man, and the "chilling" experience of working with ...

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A Texas-Sized GOP Race For President

A Texas-Sized GOP Race For President

The road to the GOP nomination in 2016 will run through Texas. ...

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Federal Deficit Lowest Since Great Recession Amid Solid Economic Growth

Federal Deficit Lowest Since Great Recession Amid Solid Economic Growth

The new CBO report is full of good economic news. ...

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Supreme Court Knocks Down Promised Health Benefits For Union Retirees

Supreme Court Knocks Down Promised Health Benefits For Union Retirees

Corporate America just scored a big win at the Supreme Court. ...

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Obama Renews Attempt To Close Guantanamo Prison

Obama Renews Attempt To Close Guantanamo Prison

There's new momentum for President Obama's plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. ...

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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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Nation’s Voting Rights Laws Headed In Wrong Direction

Nation’s Voting Rights Laws Headed In Wrong Direction

Americans can look to our own past to see the evils of voter suppression. ...

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Obama: Damn The Torpedoes

Obama: Damn The Torpedoes

President Obama has finally decided to deal with the GOP he has, not the one he ...

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Lessons From The ‘Modern Love’ Column

Lessons From The ‘Modern Love’ Column

You probably shouldn't take dating advice from the New York Times. ...

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Obama Leaves Obstinate GOP Behind With State Of The Union

Obama Leaves Obstinate GOP Behind With State Of The Union

The president's big speech revealed why he's winning the economic debate — and w ...

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Something Obscene About Civil Asset Forfeitures

Something Obscene About Civil Asset Forfeitures

Eric Holder is right to end one of the drug war's worst practices. ...

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How Tacky Can The Golden Arches Get?

How Tacky Can The Golden Arches Get?

McDonalds' exploitative new ad campaign isn't fooling anyone. ...

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WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers The 2015 State Of The Union Address

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers The 2015 State Of The Union Address

Follow the State of the Union live with The National Memo. ...

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