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Full Schiff Interview: 'Mistake' to Avoid Talking Hacks Pre-Election - NBC News

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, tells Chuck Todd that the Russians were trying to create discord with

Donald Trump

Senate Dems to W.H.: Fix Obamacare

Democratic senators have a warning for the White House: Fix Obamacare’s problems or put Senate seats at risk next year.<p>In interviews, Democratic senators running in 2014, party elders and Senate leaders said the Obama administration must rescue the law from its rocky start before it emerges as a …

20:1 Best Returns in The House

As I watched the political brinksmanship over the last several weeks with the government shutdown that brought the Treasury close to default, I couldn't help but think of Stanley's Kubrick's <i>Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb</i>, the classic black comedy about the …

States' Refusal To Expand Medicaid May Leave Millions Uninsured

President Obama on Tuesday appointed one of his top management gurus, Jeffrey Zeints, to head the team working to fix what ails HealthCare.gov, the troubled website that's supposed to allow residents of 36 states to enroll in coverage under the Affordable Care Act.<p>But even if the team gets the …

Power Ranking the Most Dangerous Free-Kick Takers in Football

Link to Media<p>Everybody loves a good goal from a set piece. Whether they are smashed past a shell-shocked keeper given no time to move, or whether they are delicately twisted into the corner of the net, free-kicks represent an opportunity to demonstrate the artistry and self-expression that makes …

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After the shutdown, America has some serious work to do

The US shutdown has caused untold damage to America's stature around the world, writes Australia's former PM in the first of a series of columns. Now, more than ever, we need to see Congress at its best<p>I am one of the billions of people around the world whose lives are affected by the work US …

Obama’s 2012 Campaign Prepped for Disaster. Obamacare Didn’t.

The 2012 Obama campaign deservedly tooted its own horn for meticulous tech prep. Meanwhile, his signature achievement failed its tests. Draw your own …

Paging Elizabeth Warren: Student loan providers are likely screwing you over

A new report details the creative and awful ways in which big banks and their servicing arms are screwing you now<p>When the first set of consumer relief metrics from the National Mortgage Settlement were released last week, they confirmed what we already knew – that big banks’ mortgage servicing arms …

Fired White House Aide Admits He Was Twitter Troll

A top White House national security aide who was secretly going on Twitter to insult other Obama administration officials and politicians from both major parties, and to question the policies he had been helping develop, is apologizing.<p>Jofi Joseph is also out of a job.<p>The Daily Beast broke the news …

Does the Bible sanction child abuse?

Modern Christians like to depict children as the little lambs of Jesus. Scripture offers a darker story<p>Christian fundamentalists often are as keen to promote the rights of parents as they are to block the rights of women and gays. Congressman Mark Meadows is the Sunday school Bible teacher and …

Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the drama of the Dirtiest Race in History

When I started writing this blog 18 months ago, there were numerous sporting events that immediately sprung to mind when I considered which topics to cover. One certainty was that at some point I would try my very best to research, investigate, and compose a piece about the 1988 Olympics men's 100m …