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Opinion: Electoral College part of a broken system

DW's Jefferson Chase says the Electoral College symbolizes the shortcomings of how the US chooses its president. But the real problem is that the …

Obama Uses His Last Press Conference of 2016 to Trash America's Favorite Punching Bag: The Media

President Obama is headed to Hawaii for the holidays, but before he left Washington, he had a message for the media during his final press conference …

Donald Trump

Obama: Hillary Clinton was 'treated unfairly'

President Obama believes Hillary Clinton was not covered fairly by the press during the 2016 presidential election.<p>Clinton was "treated unfairly," Obama said at a White House press briefing on Friday. "I think the coverage of her and the issues was troubling."<p>The indictment of the media's coverage …

Minimum wage, weed on state ballots

Votes on minimum wage, marijuana and gun rights headline a diverse group of ballot initiatives in the upcoming midterm elections — another sign that states are taking action as federal lawmakers continue to get little done.<p>Ballot measures are also where states can demonstrate signature flair, and …

States rise up against Washington

State legislators around the country have introduced more than 200 bills aiming to nullify regulations and laws coming out of Washington, D.C., as …

Education is the business of the states

In 1981, Tennessee’s 41-year-old governor proposed to President Ronald Reagan a swap: Washington would fully fund Medicaid, and the states would have complete responsibility for primary and secondary education. Reagan, a former governor, was receptive. But Democrats, who controlled the House and …

Most Welfare Dollars Don’t Go Directly To Poor People Anymore

Twenty years after President Bill Clinton fulfilled his vow to “end welfare as we know it,” it’s fair to say: mission accomplished. The old U.S. …

Ohio Senate passes controversial abortion bill

Ohio’s state Senate has approved a law banning abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Heartbeats are usually detected around six weeks into a pregnancy.<p>If the “heartbeat bill” becomes Ohio law, it would end up being one of the strictest abortions laws in the entire county. …

225 years ago the Bill of Rights was signed. Here's how it is under attack from Trump.

On Sept. 25, 1789, the First United States Congress proposed 12 amendments to the Constitution. On Dec. 15, 1791, 10 of the 12 amendments were …

Trump attacks liberties, democracy

Not kidding around: Donald Trump is actively threatening to weaken American democracy.<p>Western democratic governments share some fundamental …

Trump is on target to violate the Constitution the moment he takes the oath of office

We have had smart presidents and dim ones, effective ones and incompetents, successful ones and unaccomplished ones. Until now, we have never had one for whom it was legitimate to question <i>at the onset of his presidency</i> whether he could fulfill his oath to “preserve, protect and defend the …

Donald Trump

President Obama Keeps on Deporting Central American Teens; What Will Trump Do?

The blueprint established under the Obama administration to deport Central American teenagers soon after they reach the age of majority continues to …

Immigration

Denver school board votes to close three low-performing schools under new policy

The Denver school board voted unanimously Thursday night to close three persistently low-performing Denver elementary schools after hours of …

Education

NASA chief rules out manned Moon mission in the foreseeable future

NASA administrator Charles Bolden has dismissed the idea that the space agency will attempt another manned Moon mission. Speaking with contemporaries, Bolden said "NASA will not take the lead on a human lunar mission... probably in my lifetime." Bolden added that if the next administration reverses …

Legalize it, poll shows

A majority of Americans now say marijuana should be made legal, with far fewer viewing it as a gateway to harder drugs or as morally wrong, according to a poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.<p>By 52 to 45 percent more say marijuana should be made legal than not, with support for …

Michigan Begs Supreme Court To Reinstate Ban On 'Straight-Ticket' Voting

A lower court found the ban disproportionately affected black voters.<p>Running against the clock, Michigan on Friday asked the Supreme Court to allow the state to enforce a ban on “straight-ticket” voting ― the practice of voting for all the candidates of the same party by marking a single box on a …

If You’re a Republican, You Have No Right to Bitch About America

Love guns? Hate abortion? Want a border wall? Good news! You already live in Donald Trump's idealized version of the country.<p>If there’s a unifying theory to this shitpuddle of an election, it’s that the people who are voting for Donald Trump are voting for him because they are, above all else, …

Obama hails Renzi's Italian reforms, criticizes EU austerity | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Barack Obama praised Matteo Renzi in a newspaper interview on Tuesday, endorsing the under-fire Italian Prime Minister’s reform agenda ahead of his state visit to Washington and a referendum that will define his political legacy.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Italian Prime …

Media rigging election? Press hits back hard at Trump's rhetoric

Donald Trump is now openly accusing the media of rigging the election, while much of the media accuse him of trafficking in crackpot conspiracy theories.<p>There’s no pretense any more, no fig leaf of honest but aggressive engagement. And that is driving us toward a bizarre finish in the strangest …

WikiLeaks' 10 Most Damning Clinton Emails that Prove Mainstream Media is Scripted & Controlled

Washington, D.C. – With information coming out of WikiLeaks at a fast and furious pace, it’s difficult for the average person to keep up with the …

‘Senate won’t be abolished with proposed shift to federalism’

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has assured that the Senate will not be abolished even with the proposed shift to a federal form of …

#AllLivesMatter? Let's Prove it.

Tulsa. Charlotte. Terence Crutcher. Keith Lamont Scott. These are national tragedies. It should not be a blow to anyone's pride to admit that this is shameful for every single American still lucky enough to draw breath. It should hurt our hearts as humans and as Americans. I'm embarrassed for us. …

U.S. civil rights groups to fan out on November 8 to fight voter intimidation | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump supporters who plan to stake out polling sites on Election Day may find their own activities tracked closely by thousands of civil-rights activists who are mounting a nationwide effort to prevent problems at the polls.<p>Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump …

Government Red Tape Hurts Millennial Entrepreneurs | Brittany Hunter

Millennials have been major catalysts in changing the rules of the traditional marketplace. Impatient and eager to move on to the next big thing, we …

Tips to know

A website is the face of any business today. The first impression counts, and this is something I learned the hard way when I launched my led strip …

Magistrates' courts need 'younger, more diverse recruits'

<b>MPs are calling for urgent action after figures show the majority of magistrates in England Wales are "old and white".</b><p>Of more than 17,000 sitting judges, 86% are aged 50 or over and 89% are white.<p>One of the country's youngest magistrates has said the bench needs to be "far more representative".<p>A …

Chuck Grassley Says Senate Can't Just 'Stonewall' Clinton's Supreme Court Nominees

Contrary to what his colleague John McCain may have said.<p>Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) seemed to do some damage control on Tuesday about how Republicans might approach Supreme Court nominations if Hillary Clinton is elected to the White House.<p>“If that new president happens to be …