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Planet Politics: What The Iran Deal Means For Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy

WASHINGTON -- His hair almost fully gray now, his tone somber but earnestly hopeful, President Barack Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden Thursday and made a case for the centerpiece of his second term, for his vision of how to handle dangerous enemies, and for his own role in history.<p>This …

Mike Huckabee discovers secret gay conspiracy to close all churches

Likely presidential candidate loses it over backlash against “religious freedom” laws<p>Still struggling with a personal "ick factor" provoked by the mere thought of a wedded gay couple, Mike Huckabee is naturally a big fan of legislation that allows discrimination against gay people on religious …

Huckabee

The Amazon Button Is Real

What even?<p>"It's not even April 1," a spokeswoman for Amazon told me this afternoon when I asked her to promise—legit, guarantee, pinky-swear promise—that the tech giant's Dash Button is a real product and not an April Fool's joke. She promised. "I guarantee you," said Kinley Pearsall, one of three …

Coffeemakers

Indiana Republicans Exercise Their Right to Be Stupid

The Indiana Republicans got caught leaning way over their skis doing what comes naturally to a lot of Republicans these days; catering to the religious right. After the courts took away Indiana's prohibition against same-sex marriage, the Indiana legislature and their politically ambitious Governor …

Religion

Apple CEO: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom ’ laws are dangerous

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during the White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection in Palo Alto, California February 13, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith<p>There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country.<p>A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen …

LGBTQI

Google searches show that millions of people wanted to vote but couldn’t

Fifty years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, election laws are still in the news.<p>Much of the recent attention has gone to court battles over voter ID laws. But other barriers to voting remain. Although some states allow voters to register right up to Election Day, others require …

Government

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GOP’s big health care plan: Say “freedom” a lot and let states figure something out

Three GOP senators insist that Republicans have a post-King v. Burwell “plan,” but the details are nonexistent<p>We’re just two days out from oral arguments in <i>King v. Burwell</i>, the Supreme Court case that will decide the future of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance subsidies in the majority of states, …

Health Care
Finance

Paul Ryan's First Tax Legislation Adds Nearly $100 Billion To Deficit

WASHINGTON -- The first bills promoted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as the new chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee would add nearly $100 billion to the deficit over 10 years.<p>Ryan, a deficit hawk during his time as the chairman of the Budget Committee for the previous six years, made …

Taxes

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Ronald Reagan

Cooper Hefner: Religion Needs a Re-Brand for Millennials

Raised in the perfect storm of 9/11, economic collapse and record-setting unemployment, Millennials are a generation that deserves to have a little …

Religion and Political Theory (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

The standard view among political theorists, such as Robert Audi, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Larmore, Steven Macedo, Martha Nussbaum, and John Rawls is …

Religion

Why Republicans Suddenly Love Net Neutrality

In the past month, Re­pub­lic­ans have com­pletely re­versed them­selves on net neut­ral­ity.<p>For years, mem­bers of the party have de­cried …

Net Neutrality

5 Secrets to Clicking With People

How can you make a good first impression?<p>First impressions matter even more than you think. They’re the most important part of any job interview. And …

Self-help

The Budget Fight Was the First Skirmish in the War for the Soul of the Democratic Party

Progressives lost the battle over the budget last night because President Obama and a minority of Democrats took the side of Wall Street. It is the first of many losses we will see in the next two years as Republicans relentlessly pursue their corporate agenda. The bigger question is whether …

The Internet of Things: 4 considerations for every business

<i>This sponsored post is produced by AT&T Mobility.</i><p>The next major technological advancement poised to dramatically impact our personal and professional lives is The Internet of Things. According to author Patrick Tucker in his book <i>The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every</i> …

The New Face of the Marijuana Movement

It’s a sunny Monday after the elec­tion, and the Rev. Teresa Small­wood of the Is­rael Baptist Church in North­east D.C. is ex­plain­ing why she …

New money added to emergency response to Ebola outbreak

<b>More money has been announced to help the emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.</b><p>The Gates Foundation is committing $50m to help step up efforts to tackle the deadly virus in the affected countries.<p>This comes on top of other funds announced by the UK and US governments, as well as …

Disease