Brenden Casillas

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GOP candidates and climate change: Denying reality in every way.

It’s time to not only face facts, but to call them out, too: This cohort of Republican presidential candidates isn’t exactly a brain trust.<p>Every time …

Ferguson Commission Shines Light On Racially Divided St. Louis

When Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last August, his death set off riots and violence — and posed deep questions about race relations in America. The Ferguson Commission, appointed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, was tasked with finding some answers.<p>The commission set out …

Justice

Lawmakers Who Hailed 9/11 Heroes Still Shun Bill To Help Them

Jon Stewart will ask them to make up for it next week.<p>WASHINGTON -- Most members of Congress had something to say about never forgetting the heroes of 9/11 as the 14th anniversary of those attacks passed Friday, but by the end of the day, only about a third of federal lawmakers had signed onto new …

Watch Mike Huckabee’s ‘Biblical’ Support For Kim Davis Get Dismantled On Live Television

Tuesday afternoon, former Arkansas governor and current Republican candidate for president Mike Huckabee stood on a stage in Kentucky and held hands …

LGBTQI

California Gov. Jerry Brown Sends Ben Carson The Climate Evidence He Couldn't Find

"Climate change is much bigger than partisan politics."<p>Retired neurosurgeon turned Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson received a flash drive on Thursday full of the evidence for climate change that he has apparently been looking for.<p>California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) mailed Carson a copy of …

Do NSA's Bulk Surveillance Programs Stop Terrorists?

On June 5, 2013, the Guardian broke the first story in what would become a flood of revelations regarding the extent and nature of the NSA’s …

Surveillance

Madeleine Albright: Those Who Oppose Iran Deal 'Haven't Read It'

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shared her strong views about the Iran Peace Deal/JCPOA in an editorial piece posted on CNN.com. …

White House Takes Aim At Medicare And Medicaid Billing Errors

White House budget director Shaun Donovan called for a "more aggressive strategy" to thwart improper government payments to doctors, hospitals and insurance companies in a previously undisclosed letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell earlier this year.<p>Government health …

Health Care

Here's How New Texas Public School Textbooks Write About Slavery

In 2010, the Texas Board of Education approved a revised social studies curriculum that, wrote <i>The New York Times</i> that year, would “put a conservative …

Tardisk

TarDisk seamlessly integrates into your MacBook, doubling or tripling your onboard HD with blazing fast flash storage! The secure, tool-free upgrade …

U.S. Could Save up to $16B if Medicare Part D Prices are Negotiated: Paper

By<p>Ed Silverman<p>In the latest bid to alter the prescription-drug pricing landscape in the U.S., a new paper argues that the federal government could save between $15.2 billion and $16 billion annually if it negotiated with drug makers for Medicare Part D medicines and obtained the same prices that …

Health Care

Obama administration seeks to negotiate Medicare drug prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Monday it would seek authority to negotiate prices for high-cost drugs under the government’s Medicare Part D program, which offers private drug coverage for senior citizens and the disabled.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks …

Ballpark Diamonds

You might not associate Major League Baseball stadiums with art that deserves a place on your walls, but Ballpark Diamonds are certainly worthy. …

Astropad

While there are plenty of apps out there that attempt to turn your mobile device into a graphics tablet, most are buggy, slow, are a pain to setup, …

Planned Parenthood Fights Back

In a new report and letter sent to congressional leadership, Planned Parenthood contends that controversial videos alleging the organization sells fetal tissue have been "heavily edited in order to significantly change the meaning" of what its staff said. The report is based on an analysis by …

Planned Parenthood

Slain Reporter's Father Demands 'Coward' Politicians Take Up Gun Control

Alison Parker's father says he doesn't want the country to sit back and let him grieve -- he wants action.<p>Andy Parker, the father of slain WDBJ journalist Alison Parker, is demanding that politicians restrict access to firearms, saying he will personally become a crusader for this issue if need …

Scott Walker, Crony Capitalist

The Wisconsin governor has a long record of doling out corporate welfare to political allies.<p>Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tends to be tightfisted with taxpayer money, unless that cash is lining the pockets of one of his political donors.<p>Over and over during his presidential campaign, Walker has …

Middle-class

iOS 9 content blocker will transform the mobile Web

iOS 9 comes with a major new feature called ‘content blockers’ which will allow users to install apps that block trackers, advertisements and other unwanted content for the first time.<p>Much has been written about the impending threat of ad blocking on iOS — it’s the first time blocking mobile …

Digital Advertising

Man smuggles cocaine between U.S. and Mexico through underwater tunnel

<b>(CNN) —</b> There has been increasing talk among politicians recently about building a border fence between the United States and Mexico. But the fence that exists in California couldn't stop one man -- and some drugs -- from going under it.<p>A Honduran man put on a wetsuit and scuba gear, and smuggled …

Drug costs dislodge Obamacare as top GOP concern

A majority across the political spectrum favors action to curb rising prices, survey finds.<p>Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and others are competing for the best plan to replace Obamacare, a unified theme among Republican presidential contenders. But there is growing evidence that even GOP voters are more …

End 'Birthright Citizenship?' If So, We'd All Need to Find Another Home

Presidential candidate Donald Trump announced this week that he wants to abolish "Birthright Citizenship." Naturally, the other lemmings in the race -- who seem anxious to follow him over the cliff -- promptly announced their agreement with the idea.<p>What none of them seems to understand is that …

Sorry, Republicans: Ending Birthright Citizenship Violates The Constitution

The very amendment that conservatives want to "fix" stands as a shield against government-sanctioned discrimination.<p>Key figures in the crowded Republican field have spoken loud and clear about their desire to do away with birthright citizenship for the children of immigrants.<p>Donald Trump went a …

How Congress Could Fix Obamacare For Former Foster Children

Dylan Scott<p>Aug. 19, 2015, 1 a.m.<p>A Demo­crat­ic sen­at­or is hop­ing to at­tach a fix for one of the Af­ford­able Care Act’s nu­mer­ous glitches — …

What Lawrence Lessig Loves About Donald Trump

Harvard professor and potential 2016 White House hopeful Lawrence Lessig is grateful for Donald Trump.<p>Lessig may soon jump into the presidential race …

Nuclear experts fall in behind Obama

The deal with Iran exceeds historical standards for arms control agreements, 75 experts say.<p>Dozens of arms control and nuclear nonproliferation experts have signed a statement endorsing the Iran nuclear deal, the latest salvo in a lobbying campaign battle ahead of a congressional vote next month on …

South Asia

How Phone Companies Used ‘Supercookies’ to Track Customers’ Web Browsing

Be­cause car­ri­ers in­sert the head­ers in­to In­ter­net re­quests after they have left a user’s device, it is al­most im­possible for a user to …

Net Neutrality

Eying 2016, Republicans hail 'historic' Washington state tuition cuts

SEATTLE (Reuters) - With his parents out of work and an office job paying his bills, college junior Shane Bang remembers the anxiety he felt when his younger brother told his family he was headed to University of Washington in the fall.<p>Shane Bang, 21, poses for a portrait at home in Federal Way, …

Top secret Clinton emails include drone talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Neither of the two emails sent to Hillary Rodham Clinton now labeled by intelligence agencies as "top secret" contained information …