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Glenn Ford's First Days of Freedom After 30 Years on Death Row

Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Metal spoons. What's re-entry like for a man who last breathed free during Ronald Reagan's first term as president?<p>Anywhere he wanted to go, the jubilant defense attorneys told a hungry Glenn Ford late Tuesday afternoon as they left the television cameras behind, piled into …

3D printing pen lets surgeons draw cells on damaged bones, speeding recovery

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: University of Wollongong<p>A “bio pen” that allows surgeons to draw layers of healing cells on damaged bones and …

Manchin warns Obamacare could still collapse

Sen. Joe Manchin warns that Obamacare could collapse “under its own weight” if there are continued problems, repeating his push for delaying the individual mandate.<p>“If it’s so much more expensive than what we anticipated and if the coverage is not as good as what we had, you’ve got a complete …

Here's What Happened When Cracker Barrel Briefly Decided To Get Rid Of 'Duck Dynasty' Merchandise

Here's a funny and instructive side story in the "Duck Dynasty" affair. Cracker Barrel, the popular roadside "home cooking" restaurant chain, announced today it would stop carrying Duck Dynasty merchandise after Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments. Their change didn't last long.<p>From Hilary Sargent, …

Restaurants

Associated Press News

'Duck Dynasty' Fans Are Sending Me Ridiculous Hate Mail

In the article, I noted problems with Robertson's comments that go far beyond the idea that homosexuality is a sin. Robertson said blacks didn't seem unhappy about oppression in the Jim Crow-era South; he blamed Pearl Harbor on the failure of the Japanese to accept Jesus; and contrary to his …

LGBTQI

Rice defends Benghazi interviews

National Security Adviser Susan Rice says she has no regrets about taking the Sunday show interviews that brought her career under fire in September 2012.<p>Pressed Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes” as to why Hillary Clinton didn’t appear for interviews following the lethal attacks on the U.S. Consulate in …

Obama Fails To Accomplish Ambitious Agenda In 2013

President Obama has had a dramatic trajectory this year. He started 2013 fresh off a hard-fought electoral victory, going into a second term with a lot of goals. He ends the year with many of his priorities stalled and his poll numbers at all-time lows.<p><b>Listen · 7:36</b><p><b>Toggle more</b> …

U.S. Demographic Transition Expected To Influence Politics

In these last several days of 2013, <i>Morning Edition</i> is having conversations about the future. Steve Inskeep talks to Vanessa Cardenas, vice president of Progress 2050, a project of the left-leaning Center for American Progress, about election demographics.<p><b>Listen · 5:53</b><p><b>Toggle more</b> …

A toast to the bad old days

The Democratic president was at loggerheads with the House Republican leader after a rancorous session of Congress. A liberal White House adviser badmouthed the leader to the press, and the president had to apologize. In the end, a bipartisan Christmas spirit prevailed, and the business of …

Obamacare Reaches Critical Enrollment Deadline

Monday is a big day for Obama­care: It’s the dead­line to sign up for health in­sur­ance that be­gins Jan. 1.<p>There are still an­oth­er three months …

Health Care

Obamacare fight erupts in Maryland

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler is incensed over the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act. He’s aghast at chronic problems with Maryland’s online enrollment platform and stunned that a state with “literally the smartest people in the country” would have hired a company from …

PolI: Obama's biggest win a failure?

Three years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Americans see it as President Barack Obama’s greatest achievement and his biggest failure, according to a new poll released Monday.<p>The Gallup poll shows how deeply divided the public is on Obamacare, with 36 percent saying it is his biggest …

Obamacare Support Plunges To An All-Time Low In Another Poll

Forty-two percent say the health law will make them personally worse off while 16% say it will help them. Even greater percentages (63%) say Obamacare will personally increase their medical costs.<p>However, not everyone opposed to the law favors the Republicans' "repeal and replace" position. Fifteen …

Health Care

Sorry marriage traditionalists, young people shouldn't rush to the altar

Old views prioritise finding a spouse. But couples who focus on educational and professional development first are happiest<p>Do conservatives think young men are wayward children, needing women to manipulate and direct them into decent behavior? That's New York Times columnist Ross Douthat's opinion, …

The Battle Within the Democratic Party

A schism between moderates and liberals over economic inequality is the first front in defining a post-Obama platform.<p>Things are not going well for Democrats. Riding high just weeks ago after Republicans shut down the government, the party now finds itself in a swoon: President Obama’s ratings have …

Paul Krugman slams “virtual gold” bitcoin

<b>Paul Krugman (AP/Lai Seng Sin)</b><p>The New York Times columnist says the digital currency is a silly throwback to the 17th century<p>Elias Isquith<p>December 23, 2013 2:45pm (UTC)<p>In his latest column for the New York Times, award-winning economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman dismisses the booming …

White House: No backup plan if Obamacare fails

When Obamacare implementation began, its supporters said the program needed about seven million people to enroll by next March. Of that number, …

Health Care

Obama Adviser Cool To Snowden Amnesty

Former NSA contractor and leaker Edward Snowden shouldn’t get amnesty, President Barack Obama’s top national security official said.<p>“We don’t think …

Ben Bernanke's tenure at the Fed wasn't net positive

Bernanke tried to boost demand, but he leaves behind high unemployment and stronger-than-ever Wall Street behemoths<p>Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke gave his last press conference as chair and already the retrospectives have begun. One item that should be corrected off the top, Bernanke …

Obamacare Approval Ratings Hit Record Low

Public opinion about the new health care reform law has hit a new low, according to a new poll Monday.<p>The CNN survey found that just 35 percent of …

Joe Lieberman, who once promised he’d never become a lobbyist, becomes a lobbyist

The former Connecticut senator in 2012: “I’m not going to lobby”<p>About a year ago, Joe Lieberman promised — twice — that he'd never become a lobbyist.<p>On Wednesday, Joe Lieberman registered to become a lobbyist.<p>According to a report from Politico, Lieberman registered to lobby on behalf of a Libyan …

The Mystery Of Denis McDonough

The low-key man running the White House in Barack Obama's worst year.<p>Denis McDonough has spent more time running America than perhaps anyone else who has never been the subject of a satisfying profile.<p><i>The New Republic</i> captured something important in 2009 with a piece that reflected McDonough's …

Democrats

Coal Country’s Decline Has a Long History

Sen. Rand Paul sees a “de­pres­sion” in Ap­palachia’s coal coun­try, and he says there’s one man to blame for it: Pres­id­ent Obama.<p>The Ken­tucky …

Giant mirrors reflect winter sun into Norwegian town of Rjukan

Celebrations as project to illuminate mountain town during winter months results in first deflected sunrays reaching its main square<p>Residents of the small Norwegian town of Rjukan have finally seen the light.<p>Tucked in-between steep mountains, the town is normally shrouded in shadow for almost six …