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The Case for Manning’s Gender Reassignment in Prison

As of Thursday morn­ing, the per­son be­hind the largest leak of gov­ern­ment secrets of all time wants to be known as Chelsea Man­ning.<p>“I am Chelsea …

There's A New Study That Says Welfare Pays Better Than Work — Here's Why It's Total Nonsense

They add up benefits available through eight programs to a low-income woman with two children, and find total benefit values well in excess of full-time minimum wage work, or even, in some states, middle-skill work.<p>The study is called "The Welfare-Versus-Work Tradeoff," and it's meant to show why …

Inside the New Nixon Watergate Tapes

The last of Tricky Dick’s secret tapes are out, and they’re not very flattering.<p>There should be no more shock when it comes to Richard Nixon, but, …

San Diego mayor Bob Filner to resign over sex harassment claims – reports

Bob Filner has vacated his city hall office and reportedly agreed to resign as mayor of San Diego as part of a mediation deal in a sexual harassment lawsuit.<p>The mayor's exit is expected to be confirmed by the city council on Friday following days of mediation talks and weeks of allegations from at …

Tom Coburn: Obama “Getting Perilously Close” To The Standard For Impeachment

"If it continues, I think we're going to have another constitutional crisis in our country in terms of the presidency."<p>Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said Wednesday that President Barack Obama was getting "getting perilously close" to the constitutional standard for impeachment. Coburn was …

Are Gitmo Detainees Really Reading ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?

Ap­par­ently Guantanamo Bay de­tain­ees aren’t the really big fans of the steamy best seller <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> they were re­por­ted to be a few …

Review of US surveillance programs to be led by panel of intelligence insiders

The review of US surveillance programs which Barack Obama promised would be conducted by an "independent" and "outside" panel of experts looks set to consist of four Washington insiders with close ties to the security establishment.<p>The president announced the creation of the group of experts two …

Here Are the Best Questions Reddit Has For Ron Paul

On Thursday, for the second time, Ron Paul, the liber­tari­an polit­ic­al rock-star and fath­er of Rand, hos­ted a red­dit AMA (or, Ask Me Any­thing, …

GOP’s latest IRS hypocrisy

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Madalyn Ruggiero)</b><p>Republicans blend their attacks on Obamacare and IRS — but their plan puts the IRS “in charge” of healthcare too!<p>Brian Beutler<p>August 22, 2013 8:25pm (UTC)<p>It looks like "Democrats want the IRS in charge of your healthcare" will be the "Democrats stole $700 …

Here's Why Rasmussen Was One Of The Worst Pollsters Of The Last Election, And Why It Might Be Doomed

But as it stands, Rasmussen as a pollster seems to be continuing down the same shaky path that it has been following for the last two election cycles.<p>In fact, the company even assured readers in its statement that Scott Rasmussen's "legacy remains intact." It even touted his polling methodologies …

17 Powerful Images Of "Dreamers" Blocking A Bus To Stop The Deportation Of Undocumented Immigrants

The standoff lasted for five hours before the bus retreated back into the Phoenix detention center.

New York city council overrides mayor in vote for greater police oversight

The New York city council has voted to pass bills that will create an outside watchdog for the nation's biggest police department and make it easier for people to file profiling claims against it, overriding mayoral vetoes.<p>The lawmakers voted Thursday on the new oversight at the New York police …

Marco Rubio raises money, meets with Mark Zuckerberg in California

Sen.<p>Marco Rubiois in the midst of a multiday money run through California, raising cash for his reelection campaign and meeting with the wealthy donors the Floridian must cultivate if he hopes to run for president in 2016 or beyond.<p>On Wednesday, Rubio met with Facebook Chief Executive<p>Mark …

Voting Rights Act, Immigration Reform on the Agenda for 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

For black and His­pan­ic lead­ers, the 50th an­niversary of the March on Wash­ing­ton of­fers not only a chance to com­mem­or­ate the civil-rights …

Can Any Speech Today Equal King’s “˜Dream’?

Fifty years ago, Mar­tin Luth­er King Jr. de­livered an ad­dress that has ar­gu­ably be­come the most fam­ous speech giv­en in Amer­ica, and …

Obama administration escalates fight with Texas over voting

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration escalated its fight with Texas Republicans on Thursday over voting rights for minorities, as it urged judges to block a strict new voter-identification law that administration lawyers argue is discriminatory.<p>Last month, Atty. Gen.<p>Eric H. Holder Jr.said the …

House Republicans schedule rare hearing on climate change

WASHINGTON – House Republicans have summoned the leaders of 13 federal agencies to a hearing next month to examine their plans to implement a sweeping climate change agenda that President Obama outlined in a June speech.<p>Organized by the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, the …

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Polite Reception For Obama College Cost Plan Belies Hurdles

The big idea in President Obama's new proposal for tackling the growing crisis in college affordability can be boiled down to this: linking federal higher education aid to a new grading system that would rate colleges and universities on the "value" they provide students.<p>While the president offered …

Justice Files Voter Discrimination Suit Against Texas

The Justice Department has filed suit against Texas under the Voting Rights Act, claiming that the state requirement for voter identification discriminates against minorities.<p>The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleges that the state's 2011 voter ID law was …

Bin Laden Killer Jokes With Congressman About "Staring Down At His Corpse"

"Let me tell you a little story..."<p>Colorado Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn shared a story Saturday about spending time and joking with the member of Seal Team Six who shot al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.<p>"Let me tell you a little story," Lamborn said at a town hall event in Colorado Springs. …

Outgoing FBI Director Warns of Americans Traveling to Syria and Bringing Terrorist Tactics Home

The outgoing director of the FBI gave a sobering assessment Thursday of the current threats facing the U.S. homeland: A biological weapon of mass …