Ali Milbry

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Obamacare issues follow president on the road

President<p>Obamais trying to break out of the cycle of bad news about healthcare by switching the conversation to the economy Friday. But on a trip to Louisiana, the frustration among his fellow Democrats is traveling with him.<p>Louisiana Sen.<p>Mary Landrieu, who is traveling with Obama to New Orleans, …

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I’m Sorry, Too, Mr. President

I’m sorry, too, Mr. Pres­id­ent.<p>I’m sorry you couldn’t fin­esse a single Re­pub­lic­an vote for health in­sur­ance re­form in 2010.<p>I’m sorry …

Families living in poverty make impossible choices as food aid programs are slashed

<b>(Reuters/Tami Chappell)</b><p>“People at this level of need are already going hungry,” said one volunteer at a local soup kitchen<p>Katie McDonough<p>November 8, 2013 2:39pm (UTC)<p>A $36 reduction in a family's monthly food budget may not sound like much, but a Friday piece in the New York Times breaks down …

Will Obama block the Keystone Pipeline or just keep bending?

<b>The Keystone Oil Pipeline is pictured under construction in North Dakota (Reuters)</b><p>It’s the test of a flagging presidency<p>Bill McKibben<p>October 28, 2013 12:26pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline has worn on -- and it’s now well over two …

After Sandy: New York's 'perfect storm' of inequality in wealth and housing

Sebastian Junger's 1997 book, The Perfect Storm, tells the sad tale of a crew aboard a sword-fishing vessel who, needing to earn more cash, decide to brave a storm. But instead of one storm, there are two – plus a brewing hurricane – between them and home. On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane …

A Device That Converts Sunlight Into Hydrogen Fuel

Canned sunshine!<p><i>Editor's Note Although batteries are great for some things, they aren't quite up to storing large-scale solar power for later use. That's why many people are trying to make fuel from light instead.</i><p>"The idea is to take the energy in light and store it as a fuel we can use later. So …

Syria chemical attacks: when science takes a back seat to morality

As the UN scientists and weapons inspectors analyse the data retrieved from the purported site of the chemical attack in Damascus, there remains little doubt that Assad's regime in Syria bears responsibility for the horrific gassing which killed over 1,400 people on 21 August. In any case, since …

SOLDIERS SPEAK OUT ON SYRIA: 'We Are Not A World Police'

Some Americans have made their voices known to their representatives, with many saying the U.S. should stay out of the conflict, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.<p>In the poll, only 20% said the U.S. should take action, although that was up from 9% last week. Even if it's clear the Assad regime used …

Senators Returning to Hear Obama’s Case for a Syria Strike

Pres­id­ent Obama’s push to per­suade Con­gress to au­thor­ize a strike on Syr­ia presses ahead on Tues­day, as two top ad­min­is­tra­tion …

Even A Former Iranian President Blames Assad For Syria's Chemical Attack

The second version by the semi-official Iranian Labour News Agency reported him as saying on Sunday: "On the one hand the people of Syria are the target of a chemical attack, and now they must wait for an attack by foreigners."<p>In the earlier version, the quote was: "The people have been the target …

GOP’s sabotage fetish: Can an honest Syria debate occur?

<b>John McCain addresses the media as Lindsey Graham listens, on possible military action against Syria, in Washington September 2, 2013. (Reuters/Mike Theiler)</b><p>Obama was right to bring a vote to Congress before intervening in Syria. But a worst-case scenario could greet him<p>Joan Walsh<p>September 3, 2013 …

Washington Gets Closer to a Strike on Syria

From Speak­er Boehner and Eric Can­tor to John Kerry and John Mc­Cain, here’s what you need to know about a long day in Wash­ing­ton.<p><b>Today’s</b> …

Middle East

Where Do the Possible 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Syria?

Positions on military action and going to war are critical during presidential primaries and general elections. Where potential 2016 candidates stand …

Obama wins House leaders’ support on Syria

President now confident he’ll get Congressional go ahead to launch strikes<p>Associated Press<p>September 3, 2013 4:08pm (UTC)<p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday he's confident Congress will authorize a military strike in Syria, and he won the support of House Speaker John Boehner, who …

Here's The Key Thing You Should Know About Ronald Coase, The Great Economist Who Died Yesterday At 102

Coase's most famous contribution is the Coase Theorem, which holds that the problem of externalities—that is, me taking an action that imposes a cost on you—can be fixed without government action so long as property rights are clearly defined and transaction costs are low.<p>My favorite example of the …

How Katy Perry can thwart GOP obstruction

<b>Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry, Magic Johnson, Barack Obama (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/Shutterstock)</b><p>How do you market the biggest initiative of a presidency if lawmakers won’t give you any money to get the word out?<p>Brian Beutler<p>September 3, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Let's pretend you're starting a business. You …

The right’s toxic back-to-school disaster

As students return this week, there will be teacher jobs cut and mass shootings unaddressed. Here’s the big problem<p>On the Facebook memorial page for Ana Marquez-Greene, one of the young victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting, her parents posted a picture of her and her older brother on the first …

Why Students (and Obama) Should STFU Already About College Costs

College is still well within reach for most of us, and the wage premium remains huge, says Nick Gillespie.<p>It’s back-to-college time, which means it’s …

Tom Corbett: My Lawyers Used 'Inappropriate Analogy' Comparing Gay Couples To 12-Year-Olds

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) is distancing himself from controversial comments contained in a lawsuit his administration filed to block same-sex marriages in the state, saying his lawyers used an "inappropriate analogy."<p>In a court brief filed Wednesday, Corbett's legal team compared issuing …

US intelligence agencies' 'black budget' detailed

<b>A breakdown of US intelligence's multi-billion dollar "black budget" has been revealed in files disclosed by leaker Edward Snowden to the Washington Post.</b><p>The CIA's budget is the most expensive, $14.7bn (£9.5bn) out of $52.6bn in total for 16 intelligence agencies, according to the files.<p>Two of …

Feds push for strong for-profit college rule

If the Obama administration gets its way, for-profit colleges will soon face tighter, tougher regulations based on how much debt their graduates carry.<p>The Education Department proposed a new regulation Friday as a starting point for negotiations to rewrite a 2011 version thrown out in court last …