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Obama's plan to save the Senate

President Barack Obama has a plan to save the Senate’s tenuous Democratic majority: Sell a populist message, try to make Obamacare work better and raise lots of cash.<p>And unlike previous years when Senate Democrats were mostly left to fight on their own, the White House is wasting no time …

The Hillary-Haters’ Book Club Will Never Run Out of Things to Read

It’s open season once again on Hillary Clinton, and lately it seems as if every one of her detractors has written a book.<p>Chip, chip, chip. The …

Rush Limbaugh Had More Than a Few Words to Say About Obama’s ‘Absurd’ Executive Order Threat

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday reacted to President Barack Obama’s threat to use more executive orders to “move the ball forward.”<p>“This is just absurd,” Limbaugh said after playing audio of Obama’s comments. “He’s basically bragging about the fact that he can do executive orders …

How Rush Limbaugh Decides What Is True

The talk-radio star explains his epistemology: True conservatives are always right.<p>Something special happened Monday on the Rush Limbaugh radio program. Its host set out to explain why conservatives won't be defending New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the bridge scandal in the same way that …

The case for gay marriage is made in the freedom of religion

Freedom of religion is a hard-won principle. In Europe, the wars of religion raged for over a century before the Peace of Westphalia solidified freedom of religion <i>for rulers</i> in 1648. Freedom of religion for ordinary citizens was much slower in coming: the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution was a …

Religion

Harvard prof. embarks on 185-mile trek to battle campaign corruption

Fifteen years ago, an 88-year-old woman named Dorris Haddock sensed that something was seriously amiss with the way campaigns were financed in the United States. Affixing a sign that said simply “Campaign Finance Reform” to her chest, she embarked on a 3,200 mile walk across 12 states to rally …

GOP govs take second Medicaid look

Republicans counting on a year of nonstop Obamacare-bashing may be in for an unwelcome surprise: more red-state governors ditching the political script to take a second look at the law’s huge expansion of Medicaid.<p>The party plans to make Obamacare and its early stumbles a central campaign issue in …

'I Haven't Been Able To Cook Anything' — A Huge Chemical Spill Has Paralyzed West Virginia's Capital

Life is increasingly difficult for many of the 300,000 West Virginia residents who have gone three days without clean tap water, the Associated Press reports.<p>"I haven't been able to cook anything at home and was hoping they were open," Bill Rogers, 52, said outside a closed market near the capital …

Obama will reportedly announce big changes to NSA on Friday

President Barack Obama is seriously considering some major changes to the National Security Agency (NSA) and its surveillance programs, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports. The president will announce his decisions on Friday.<p>Obama may extend privacy protections to cover non-Americans, after reports that …

School violence lands more than 90,000 a year in the ER, study finds

Despite all the lip service given to battling bullying, many kids are still being seriously hurt while on school grounds, a new study shows. Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the emergency room, according to the study published in …

Research

Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal for Arizona's 20-Week Abortion Ban

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Supreme Court declined to review the appeals court decision that struck down Arizona's …

'16 and Pregnant' helped reduce U.S. teen births, study says

It attracts lots of criticism about its stars and subject matter, but the popular MTV reality show “16 and Pregnant” has had a “sizable impact” on the declining teen birth rate, according to a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research on Monday.<p>“This is sex education for the 21st …

SCOTUS skeptical on recess picks

The Supreme Court seems poised to deal a serious blow to the president’s recess appointment power, judging from the surprisingly widespread hostility justices expressed Monday to arguments defending a batch of controversial appointments President Barack Obama made two years ago.<p>After more than 90 …

Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit

Some U.S. states are viewing the legalization of marijuana as a chance to gain new sources of tax revenue. Several states allow its use for medical reasons; Colorado has approved its recreational use, and Washington will follow suit this year.<p>But the decriminalization of pot also stands to remove a …

Maria Shriver's Report, 'A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,' Reveals The Financial Struggles Of American Women

One-third of American women are living at or near the brink of poverty.<p>That's one of the key findings from <i>The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink</i>, a new report coauthored by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress. The report features extensive research on women's …

Lobbyists Are Making a Political Comeback

Amer­ic­ans don’t think much of lob­by­ists. But mem­bers of Amer­ica’s least pop­u­lar pro­fes­sion have de­cided that the pub­lic will vote them …

Associated Press News

Sochi Olympics Put Spotlight on Moscow’s ‘Gay Ghetto’

While the world’s eyes are on Russia for the upcoming Winter Olympics, gay activists are hoping the Games will also put a spotlight on Russia’s …

Among kids in U.S., the rich get thinner and the poor get fatter

From many corners of the United States -- Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Mississippi -- recent years have brought heartening news about the relentless rise in obesity among American children: Several years into a campaign to get kids to eat better and exercise more, child obesity rates have appeared to …

High School

Political Groups Aim Early Attacks At New Hampshire Senator

<b>Listen · 4:28</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Even with 10 months to go before the midterm congressional elections, some political and ideological groups are already on the air, attacking incumbents they hope to take down in November.<p>One race that's attracting early advertisers is in New …

Democrats Look to Beat Obamacare Rap in Florida

Demo­crats might be read­ing a bit too much in­to the good po­s­i­tion they hold in the race to fill Rep. Bill Young’s seat in Flor­ida.<p>While …

Government

Cinema-goer dies after being shot in Florida texting row

A US cinema-goer died after being shot by a former police officer in a row about texting, officials say.<p>Curtis Reeves, 71, opened fire after asking a man in front of him to stop sending texts, a police spokesman said.<p>The victim, Chad Oulson, 43, died in hospital.<p>The men were at a screening of new …

Associated Press News

Poisoned: why West Virginia's water crisis is everyone's problem

When 35-year-old Jason Eldridge arrived home last Thursday from his job as a systems administrator with a healthcare company in Charleston, West Virginia, he acted no differently than he normally would: he made dinner (that night, it was tacos) for his wife, his two-year-old daughter, and himself. …

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