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Obama Says Pot Legalization Shouldn't Be Young People's 'Biggest Priority'

President Barack Obama warned young Americans not to focus on legalizing pot at the expense of more important issues like war and peace, climate change and the economy.<p>"It shouldn't be young people's biggest priority,” Obama said in an interview with Vice News’ Shane Smith, who said legalization of …

“Radicals of a different sort”: How the reactionary right is plotting to steal the White House

For all America’s progress, the right’s quest to control who votes just won’t die. Here’s their latest disgrace<p>Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of what Think Progress's Ian Millhiser called "the most perfectly radical presidential speech in American history." It was the "we shall overcome" speech …

Congress plays politics with human trafficking and Hillary Clinton is not impressed

Hillary Clinton is not impressed with the Republicans in Congress.<p>After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans plan to delay a vote …

Paul Ryan garbage returns: Why House GOP’s new budget is worse than it looks

Rep. Tom Price’s first budget resolution looks a lot like Paul Ryan’s infamous ones — with all the usual gimmicks<p>Congratulations to new House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Tom Price on getting his first budget resolution out! It's non-binding and may make Senate Republicans squeamish, but it is... …

Obama's green gambit

The president is pushing for a global climate change accord that could seal his environmental legacy.<p>President Barack Obama is quietly but steadily working behind the scenes on what could become one of his signature achievements: a global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.<p>What he’s …

More than half of Americans says it's 'unacceptable' for government to monitor citizens' communications

In 2013, NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents detailing the explosion of government surveillance programs after 9/11.<p>Outrage ensued. Americans had no idea the spying had become so pervasive, and many were shocked to learn their phone and email communications may have been monitored.<p>But …

The psychology of mass government surveillance | Chris Chambers

A poll in 13 countries by Amnesty International reveals how most people oppose surveillance of citizens but are less concerned about the targeting of foreign nationals. Knowing we are being watched may also be restricting our use of the Internet to obtain health advice<p>Amnesty International has …

Surveillance

Study: Americans taking steps to hide online activities from U.S. government

In the wake of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's document leaks, American adults have altered the ways in which they use technology, as well as …

Surveillance

Anonymous issues warning to Maldivian Government

Anonymous has released a video to the Maldivian Government and their citizens, cautioning of release of information regarding the Government and …

Budget fight: Obama claims the upper hand over Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered by a spate of upbeat economic news, President Barack Obama is claiming the upper hand in the budget fight unfolding in …