Amber Danielle Johnson

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North Carolina Just Gave Millionaires A Tax Cut, Raised Taxes On The Poorest 900,000 Working Families

The 900,000 poorest working families in North Carolina just got another tax hike from the conservatives who swept state legislature elections in 2010.<p>…

'Spiritual but Not Religious': A Rising, Misunderstood Voting Bloc

No, they're not just atheists.<p>Spirituality is a big story in politics. Maybe as big a story as religion. It’s been more than a decade since evangelicals helped George W. Bush win the White House, and we’ve gotten used to the idea of the “values voter,” of religion as a political force. But while …

The Wages of Foolish Wars

My friend William McNulty, the co-founder of Team Rubicon, has a very smart piece linking the appalling suicide rate among recent veterans to the …

Paul Ryan’s Proposed War on Poverty Is Hobbled by Conservative Ideology

The congressman delivered a speech on poverty that did little more than resurrect the same tired arguments the GOP has been proposing for years.<p>On …

Democrats concede to curb funds for Wall Street regulators in spending bill

Republican negotiators have reined in funding for Wall Street regulators as part of agreeing a $1.1tn federal budget, but dropped demands for further reductions in federal food stamp programmes that would have hit America's poorest families.<p>The measures are among thousands of spending items …

Paul Ryan and Kirsten Gillibrand push for action on poverty to aid US economy

Given that the majority of Congressmen are millionaires, it is perhaps unsurprising that poverty has, until recently, rarely been a popular subject of conversation in Washington. That is starting to change. Democrats and Republicans alike have been lining up to outline their proposals for arresting …

China's Xi warns of grim fight against corruption

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday the fight against corruption was grim and complicated but nevertheless, it had to be solved quickly with “drastic medicine”.<p>China's President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with former U.S. President Bill Clinton (not pictured) at the …

North Korea: Kim family's former sushi chef says uncle was executed over 'pleasure brigade'

Kenji Fujimoto, who used to make food for Kim Jong-Il, says Jang Song Thaek was tasked with procuring young women for late dictator<p>Kim Jong Un’s uncle may have been executed for his taste in young women and role in maintaining a “pleasure brigade” for Kim Jong Il, a former chef for the North Korean …

Healthcare.gov Is Working, Even Though It's Enrolling Old People

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Data released from the government on Monday shows that both federal and state-based Obamacare …