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The US Senate just voted to block gun control, defund Planned Parenthood, and gut Obamacare

It was a busy day on Capitol Hill.<p>The US Senate voted 52 to 47 on Dec. 3 in favor of “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015,” a bill that repeals the “core pillars of Obamacare,” as The Hill explains, by “repealing authority for the federal government to run healthcare …

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Bush v. Gore: Democrats brought a knife to a gunfight

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been a trip in a time machine: Back 15 years to the confusion of Election 2000, and the resulting 36 days in Florida — a state whose governor, Jeb Bush, was the brother of the GOP candidate. Back to a tie presidential race that wound up decided by an unprecedented intervention by the …

Alabama judges stop issuing marriage licenses altogether to avoid gay marriage

Some Alabama counties are using a long-forgotten law to stop issuing marriage licenses altogether so they don't have to give certificates to same-sex …

Mike Huckabee Needs a History Lesson

Defending Kim Davis’s right to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Huckabee compared her actions—erroneously—to Abraham Lincoln’s.<p>On MSNBC …

How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The '50s Religious Revival

The words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and the phrase "In God we trust" on the back of a dollar bill haven't been there as long as most Americans might think. Those references were inserted in the 1950s during the Eisenhower administration, the same decade that the National Prayer …

Lost Bird, Survivor of Wounded Knee, Betrayed By the White Man

<i>Of all the stories I've uncovered while researching antique photographs in my collection, this one is the most heartbreaking. Starting with the Massacre at Wounded Knee on Dec. 29, 1890, "Lost Bird" suffered every kind of injury and abuse the White Man imposed on Native Americans. She died on</i> …