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Obama to have attorney general look into botched Oklahoma execution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said the botched execution of a murderer in Oklahoma raises questions about the death penalty in the United States and he will ask the U.S. attorney general to look into the situation.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama pauses during a joint news …

Obamacare will be vindicated by history: From JFK to FDR, here’s how the nation’s memory works

<b>Franklin D. Roosevelt, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy (AP/Reuters/Junko Kimura-Matsumoto)</b><p>From Gettysburg Address to space exploration, pitfalls of our nation’s big moments rarely make the history books<p>Ronan Keenan<p>May 3, 2014 10:00am (UTC)<p>Not everyone viewed the introduction of Obamacare as cause for …

The secret to writing Obama's jokes

<i>From this week’s Open Mike with Mike Allen and President Barack Obama’s former chief speechwriter, Jon Favreau.</i><p>Mike Allen: “There was one year that you were prepping while there was something else going on.”<p>Jon Favreau: “In 2011, Jon Lovett, David Axelrod and myself were about to go into the Oval …

Stiviano: Sterling not a racist

V. Stiviano says Donald Sterling's racist comments on an audio recording leaked to the public were not the first by the Los Angeles Clippers owner in conversations with her.<p>"There's been a number of occasions where Mr. Sterling and I had conversations just like this one. This was one of very many," …

Donald Sterling’s “slippery slope”: The limits of our new anti-racist consensus

<b>Mark Cuban, Donald Sterling (AP/Tony Dejak/Danny Moloshok/photo collage by Salon)</b><p>Sure, everyone condemned the Clippers owner’s racist remarks. But why is it so hard for some people to go further?<p>Elias Isquith<p>May 3, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s been about a week since a recording of Los Angeles Clippers …

Diagnosing Paul Ryan’s psychopathy: Arrogant, manipulative, deceitful, remorseless

<b>Paul Ryan (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>Paul Krugman revealed Ryan’s big con years ago. It’s gotten worse. Why does anyone take him seriously on policy?<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>May 3, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>If the GOP as a whole has pretty much given up on the whole “rebranding” thing, their 2012 vice presidential nominee, …

4 disturbing reasons private prisons are so powerful

One major cause of the industry’s staying power? It’s woven itself into the fabric of our public institutions<p>Aaron Cantú<p>May 3, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Since the early 1980’s, incoming revenue for private prison corporations has steadily grown, even through …

Best White House 'Nerd Prom' Jokes

Highlights from President Obama's previous White House Correspondents' Dinners.<p>Can't wait for this Saturday's annual White House Correspondents' …

The Senate's disappearing Fridays

It’s 8 a.m. on a Friday. Do you know where your senators are?<p>Probably not in Washington, where it’s been months since the Senate conducted real business on a Friday, apart from brief housekeeping and pro forma sessions.<p>On Thursday, senators voted in the early afternoon and most exited the Capitol …

Paul Ryan's Inner City Education

The 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate is trying to challenge the notion that his party is out of touch with poor people the old-fashioned way: by talking to some.<p>The men begin filing into the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis around 5:30 a.m. They are ex-convicts and …

Why whites don’t see racism: Reagan Democrats are Stephen Colbert Democrats now

<b>(Reuters/Mike Blake)</b><p>With different frames of reference, the perception gap on racial issues is widening — and affects policy choices<p>Sheryll Cashin<p>May 3, 2014 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America”<p>There is a perception gap in the electorate between …

Stars help W.H. celebrate ACA

President Barack Obama celebrated the completion of the first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act with a star-studded reception at the White House on Thursday.<p>“Nashville” actress Connie Britton, former “Blossom” star and current “The Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik and Bill Nye …

US senator Tim Kaine endorses Hillary Clinton for 2016 presidential run

Hillary Clinton has attracted another endorsement for president in 2016, despite not having committed to run.<p>Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia – a former governor of the state now governed by Terry McAuliffe, a Clinton ally – on Saturday used Twitter to announce his support for the former first lady, …

Condoleezza Rice missed her chance to really sock it to Rutgers students

All week, the students of my alma mater, Rutgers University, have been debating the selection of former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as their commencement speaker. This morning, Rice bowed out, saying: “Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their …

Did ex-White House aide's Benghazi comments conflict with former CIA director's testimony?

Ex-White House official Tommy Vietor’s recent comments to Fox News may conflict with statements former CIA acting director Michael Morell told Congress about the deadly Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans.<p>During an interview on “Special Report“ Thursday, Vietor admitted to having input into …

Readers Lambaste Newspaper, Reporter for ‘Extremely Unprofessional’ Treatment of Republican Candidate

After a video came to light showing a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate getting thrown out of a meeting with an Oregon alternative newspaper after confronting a reporter for writing “blah blah blah” on his notepad, reaction from the paper’s own readers has been swift and decisive.<p>Image source: …

A Guide to the Stars' Table Mates at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Politics may make strange bedfellows, but Washington D.C.’s most star-studded night always makes for some interesting table talk.<p>At the 100th annual …

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Anti-Gay-Marriage GOP Candidate Explains His Past As A Drag Queen

Wiles' past life as a drag queen and promoter for the "Miss Gay America" pageant was detailed in a report published by the Winston-Salem Journal Saturday. Business Insider spoke to Wiles, who supports a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina, and he explained why he …

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Condoleezza Rice Is Latest Commencement Speaker to Face Backlash

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice backing out of a planned commencement speech at Rutgers University in the face of protest this week is not …

I'm Not Eating it Wrong

<i>First appeared on Food Riot by Naomi Bishop</i><p>"If the food goes in your mouth, you're doing it right," the waitress told us, in direct contrast to the instructions given by the ramen restaurant's PR rep. It was refreshing to hear -- especially after having just watched a slurping demonstration that …

Peace Out, Bloody Mary! There's a New Celery Cocktail in Town

Celery in a cocktail? Nope, this isn't a Bloody Mary! We're mixing in gin for something truly unique.<p>You know what we're craving? A nice, big glass of celery. WAIT! Where are you going? Was it something we said?<p>Okay. You know what; we get it. Celery doesn't sound like quite the best thing on a …

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GM Fuel Gauge Recall Affects Thousands Of SUVs

Weeks after issuing recalls for safety problems in some of its most popular cars, GM says it needs to fix defective fuel gauges that can give SUV drivers little or no warning their vehicle might run out of fuel. GM's latest recall potentially affects 51,640 SUVs that were built in 2013.<p>GM has been …

From ‘Moby Dick’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: Classic Lit Dishes Brought to Life (Photos)

Tasty Reads<p>Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the …

Kerry to Russia: Stop Supporting Separatists in Ukraine

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calls the release of seven European military observers Ukraine a positive step, but says more is needed to ease tensions.<p>Kerry says it’s important that Russia withdraw support for separatists who have seized government buildings in about a …