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Despite Constant Debate, Americans' Abortion Opinions Rarely Change

It's been a big week for abortion news.<p>Carly Fiorina's passionate (if inaccurate) depiction of a Planned Parenthood sting video was one of the most memorable moments of last week's GOP debate. And the House of Representatives on Friday passed two abortion-related bills — one aimed at cutting …

Obama on debate: Nothing patriotic 'about talking down America'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As Republican presidential candidates lay into his record, President Barack Obama on Wednesday chalked up the attacks to expected election-year politics but said there was "nothing particularly patriotic" about their rhetoric.<p>"Despite the perennial doom and gloom that I guess is …

Obama Criticizes Trump, Other Candidates Ahead of GOP Debate

President Obama criticized the Republican presidential candidates ahead of a Wednesday night debate, arguing that they are “talking down America” …

It Is Time To Prosecute Republicans For Violating the U.S. Constitution

An oath of office is an affirmation a person takes before undertaking the duties of an office, usually a position in government or within a religious …

Solar panels just broke another record in the U.S.

The market to install solar panels on the roofs of homes in the U.S. set another record in the second quarter of this year, indicating a shift in the …

The White House is going to war with Dick Cheney

Cheney has long been a fierce critic of President Barack Obama. But in recent days, he has been publicly savaging the administration's Iran nuclear deal with new intensity while promoting his new book.<p>In a seemingly unusual reaction, the White House on Tuesday used its official social-media …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kim Davis Is Not a Patriot

The martyr business in America is booming. It’s a growth industry, like yoga pants, prisons and celebrity nip-slip sites. Caterers, cake-makers, …

What Conservative Media Don't Understand About Black Lives Matter

The conservative media seems to have a distorted understanding of what the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement stands for. Despite having a clearly defined list of goals, talking heads like Bill O'Reilly are attempting to blame BLM for the recent police officer deaths.<p>While the vile "fry 'em like …

Congress Basically Ignored Meryl Streep’s Equal-Rights Letter

The Oscar-winning actress says she received only five replies.<p>You may recall that earlier this summer,, in her ongoing public quest for equal rights for women (and her secret quest to bolster the U.S.P.S.), your best friend <b>Meryl Streep</b> put together a hefty package and sent it to every single member …

Obama Shatters Republican Fantasies By Posting Lower Unemployment Numbers Than Reagan

Reality bites Republicans again, as the unemployment numbers under President Obama are lower than at any time during the Reagan presidency.<p>Before …

A Record Breaking 66 Months Of Job Creation. Thanks, President Obama!

The economy added 173,000 jobs in August—a record-breaking 66 consecutive months of private-sector job growth.<p>—<br>Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September …

Stupidity, Not Religion, Put Kim Davis in Jail

Kim Davis is in jail. That seems to be what both she and her attorneys wanted.<p>Ms. Davis may be an elected Democrat, but she is first and foremost a Bible-thumper. She is convinced her job is Guardian of Morals according to the teachings of her fundamentalist sect.<p>Under Kentucky law, Davis, as a …

These 10 disgraced Iraq War architects are desperately trying to undo Obama's Iran deal

There is a fierce battle going on in Washington, with progressive and pro-diplomacy organizations facing off against pro-Israel organizations to …

White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.<p>By renaming the peak …

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Senate Leaders on Target to Break Obstruction Record

On August 7, the Senate left town for its month-long summer recess, a pretty long break for lawmakers who have accomplished so little. In terms of meeting its constitutional responsibility to fill judicial vacancies, the Senate has confirmed a whopping total of five new federal judges to date this …

Corporate, Koch Money Dominates Early 2016 Senate Race Spending

Most early money comes from groups that don't disclose their donors.<p>WASHINGTON -- The race for control of the Senate is already underway -- and it is being fueled by outside groups that do not disclose their donors. <b></b><p>In nine key Senate races, outside groups have already spent at least $12.5 million …

Hilarious Black Dude Answers White People's Most Burning Questions

Consider him a "melanin encyclopedia complete with all the answers that have boggled white people for centuries."<p>"Have you ever had a question you wanted to ask the one black friend that you know, but refrained because you didn't want to run the risk of sounding racist?"<p>That's the question Gabriel …

Jewish Leaders Urge Congress to OK Deal With Iran

More than two dozen leaders of the Jewish community signed a full-page ad in Thursday’s New York <i>Times</i> urging Congress to support an international …

Why the GOP Just Can't Quit Donald Trump

The unlikely frontrunner’s unpredictability and refusal to bow to party taboos is exactly why he will survive criticism about his first-debate performance.<p>A candidate appears on the stage of a Republican primary debate and praises single-payer health care in Canada and the United Kingdom. He …

All Barack Obama Did Was Follow Mike Huckabee's Advice On Iran

And now Huckabee claims he's ushering in a second Holocaust.<p>WASHINGTON -- Picture this: In the early winter of 2008, a presidential candidate decides to upend conventional foreign policy wisdom by arguing that engagement, not confrontation, is the right route with Iran.<p>This isn’t some rhetorical …

Homes Are "Cheap" With Mortgage Rates Historically Low

Home sales have been rising in recent months, and a big reason for the increase is low mortgage rates.<p>All regions around the country have seen a rise …

Analysis: GOP against Iran deal, with or without reading it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans fall into two camps when it comes to President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.<p>Some are against it. Others want to read it before announcing their opposition.<p>Either way, they are laying down markers for next year's campaigns for the White House and control of …

Obama greeted by Confederate flag supporters in Oklahoma

President Obama was greeted by a small group of demonstrators waving Confederate flags when he arrived at his hotel in Oklahoma City Wednesday …

A Vote Against the Iran Nuclear Deal Is a Vote for Another Mid-East War -- or a Nuclear Iran

In 2002, the so-called Neo-Cons like Dick Cheney stampeded many in Congress to vote to authorize the war in Iraq. It was a vote most of them will regret for the rest of their lives.<p>We are fast approaching another "Iraq War Moment." A vote to prevent President Obama from implementing the …

Obama threatens to veto any legislation scuttling Iran deal

President Barack Obama hailed the Iran nuclear accord on Tuesday morning from the White House, vowing to veto any congressional attempt to block its implementation.<p>Obama described the agreement, reached in Vienna hours earlier, as a safeguard against a nuclear arms race in the Middle East that …

Iran deal could prevent a nuclear-armed foe, but it comes with risks

The U.S. and five other world powers sealed a sweeping accord with Iran on Tuesday to curb Tehran's nuclear activities in exchange for easing of oil and economic sanctions, setting the stage for a bitter fight in Congress and a potential transformation of the Middle East.<p>At the heart of the …

Black Churches Are Burning Again in America

This week, there were fires in at least six predominantly African American churches. Arson at religious institutions has decreased significantly over the past two decades, but the symbolism remains haunting.<p><i>Updated on July 1, 11:50 a.m. ET</i><p>On Wednesday, July 1, a fire was reported at the Mount Zion …