Fred Fenderson

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Ben Carson Was a Role Model for Black Teens Until He Sold Out to the Right

The African American neurosurgeon’s story inspired many teen boys, but when he compares America to Nazi Germany, he destroys his own legacy.<p>Dr. Ben …

House Obamacare vote sets stage for new campaign attacks | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-run U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a bipartisan deal to spare doctors from a looming Medicare pay cut but included a provision to undermine Obamacare, which critics said was a non-starter in the Democratic-controlled Senate.<p>The federal …

Issa pens scathing letter to Cummings as IRS feud escalates

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has penned a personal, scathing letter to his Democratic counterpart on the House oversight committee, escalating the public feud between the two high-ranking lawmakers amid the committee's investigation into IRS targeting.<p>The letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., top …

Justice Scalia: 'Constitution is not a living organism'

During a speech in Atlanta Friday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday defended interpreting the Constitution as it was originally written and intended.<p>Scalia delivered a speech titled "Interpreting the Constitution: A View From the High Court," as part of a constitutional symposium …

Paul Ryan’s worst nightmare: Here’s the real way to cut poverty in America

If you want to really reduce our nation’s poverty, there’s a simple way: Renounce libertarianism and start spending<p>Poverty is back in the news, for several reasons. The first is the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 “War on Poverty” speech. In addition, Republican congressman and …

How Company Health Care Plans Are Evolving in the Age of Obamacare

Em­ploy­ers are already mak­ing changes to health be­ne­fits in an­ti­cip­a­tion of new Obama­care re­quire­ments, in­clud­ing shift­ing em­ploy­ees …

More bad news for millennials: College is actually making inequality worse

It might surprise you, but higher education is actually widening the gap between the haves and the have-nots<p>In the middle decades of the twentieth century, the United States experienced a meteoric rise in the rate of people earning four-year college degrees, as it soared from 6 percent of 25- to …

Yet Another Suicide in the Financial Services Industry: Is There Something Going On?

A recent string of apparent suicides in the financial services industry this year has given birth to a flurry of conspiracy and other theories suggesting that the deaths are somehow connected.<p>And the passing of a Wall Street trader earlier this week seems to have given new life to these …

CIA Pulled Out Of The Shadows With Feinstein's Charge

Sen. Dianne Feinstein accused CIA staff of improperly accessing Senate computers on Tuesday. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mark Mazzetti of <i>The New York Times</i> and ex-Rep. Jane Harman about the conflict.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>By its nature, the Central Intelligence Agency operates in the shadows. …

Net transition triggers GOP backlash

The Obama administration’s decision to relinquish oversight over the group that manages the Internet’s architecture has raised an early red flag with Republicans, who blast the move as a threat to free speech.<p>The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has managed the Web’s domain-name …

Clinton Ally Knocks Claire McCaskill Over Sexual Assault Bill

"I'm disappointed Senator McCaskill decided to put politics over protecting the women and men of our armed forces," says Buell.<p>At a fundraiser for female senators and candidates on Friday, Susie Tompkins Buell paused to say a few words about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's military assault bill — and to …

Some HealthCare.gov shoppers may get enrollment extension

The Obama administration is planning a workaround to the health care law that would extend the March 31 enrollment deadline for health care coverage for some users if technical glitches prevent them from signing up on HealthCare.gov, The Wall Street Journal reported.<p>Under the plan, people who can …

Police hunt for motive as search for Malaysian jet spans hemispheres | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian investigators are trawling through the backgrounds of the pilots, crew and ground staff who worked on a missing jetliner for clues as to why someone on board flew it perhaps thousands of miles off course, the country’s police chief said.<p>Background checks of …

Dana Milbank: Obama has a problem connecting to young on health care

The day before the Iowa caucuses in 2008, I wrote about the massive crowds of young people at Barack Obama rallies, noting that his candidacy would collapse “if they don’t show up.”<p>The next night, after Obama’s victory celebration in Des Moines, Obama strategist Steve Hildebrand spotted me in a …

Fringe Factor: Liberal Professors Should Be Shot

University professors who teach women’s studies should be shot, Michele Bachmann is crusading against gay bullies, and George Zimmerman signs …

Are the Democrats doomed?

This year was always going to be a difficult one for Democrats, as they battle to keep their five-seat majority in the Senate. But in recent months, the political landscape has grown bleaker.<p>Let's start with the basics: Democrats have more seats at risk this year than Republicans do. Of the 36 …

Scott Brown

There is no meritocracy: It’s just the 1 percent, and the game is rigged

The game is rigged: We elected Obama to hold the 1 percent accountable. So why are they still running everything?<p>The big news after President Obama’s State of the Union address in January was that he didn’t really talk about the issues of inequality that everyone expected him to talk about. …

'Furious' echoes in CIA-Senate spat

The court battle over the House’s investigation of Operation Fast and Furious and the new showdown between the CIA and its Senate overseers have something in common: aggressive executive branch claims for secrecy.<p>At the core of both fights are bold assertions from President Barack Obama’s …

Democrats seek ways to limit Obamacare fallout after Florida defeat | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his Democrats face the challenge of limiting fallout from Obamacare and drumming up voter enthusiasm in the November congressional elections, problem areas exposed by the loss of a Florida candidate who had led in the polls.<p>Cathey Park of Cambridge, …