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Obama, optimist to the end, hands off the presidency to a classless man

Barack Obama gave his farewell address last night to an adoring crowd in Chicago, and whether you like him or not, you can’t say the man is inconsistent. Dating back to the moment he burst into the national consciousness with his speech at the 2004 Democratic convention, Obama has sounded the same …

Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears

As the Arctic warms faster than any other place on the planet and sea ice declines, there is only one sure way to save polar bears from extinction, the government announced Monday: decisive action on climate change.<p>In a final plan to save an animal that greatly depends on ice to catch prey and …

Why the white working class votes against itself

Why did all those Economically Anxious™ Trump voters reject policies that would have helped relieve their economic anxiety?<p>Maybe they believed any Big Government expansions would disproportionately go to the “wrong” kinds of people — that is, people unlike themselves.<p>Hillary Clinton’s unexpected …

This is what happens when Donald Trump attacks a private citizen on Twitter

About a year ago, 18-year-old college student Lauren Batchelder stood up at a political forum in New Hampshire and told Donald Trump that she didn’t think he was “a friend to women.”<p>The next morning, Trump fired back on Twitter — calling Batchelder an “arrogant young woman” and accusing her of …

A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan — and what she might do as secretary of education

The people who best know the education advocacy work of Betsy DeVos, the billionaire tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to be his education secretary, are in Michigan, where she has been involved in reform for decades.<p>DeVos is a former Republican Party chairwoman in Michigan and chair of the …

I'm the union leader Donald Trump attacked. I'm tired of being lied to about our jobs.

I’m a union leader in Indianapolis. I represent the Carrier workers whose jobs Donald Trump has pledged to save. And I’m tired of being lied to.<p>In February, corporate officials came to our plant and announced that they were closing the facility. They would move 1,300 jobs to a plant in Mexico. …

American Dream collapsing for young adults, study says, as odds plunge that children will earn more than their parents

Rising income inequality has eroded the ability for American children to grow up to earn more than their parents, according to a new study from a team of researchers that could carry deep implications for President-elect Donald Trump's policy agenda.<p>The research from a group led by Stanford's Raj …

How repealing Obamacare would punish the working class

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>The number of people without health insurance could more than double under Republican plans to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act, reaching nearly 59 million — or more than one in four Americans, according to a new analysis published Wednesday.<p>The figures …

Why conservatives might be more likely to fall for fake news

This week, a North Carolina man took an AR-15 rifle into DC's Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant to "self-investigate" a fake internet conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton, John Podesta and a child sex ring.<p>It's the latest example of the impact that "fake news" -- untrue or wildly misleading …

Critical Thinking

Thank you, Trump voters, for this wonderful joke

<i>Garrison Keillor is an author and radio personality.</i><p><i>He promised the swamp would be drained,</i><p><i>Was elected, said “Rain!” and it rained</i><p><i>And the old crocodiles</i><p><i>Wore flesh-eating smiles</i><p><i>And the turtles were well entertained.</i><p>It’s a wonderful satire right out of Twain or Thurber. A minority of the electorate …

He ‘lied his a– off’: Carrier union leader on Trump’s big deal

The Secret Service agents told the Carrier workers to stay put, so Chuck Jones sat in the factory conference room for nearly three hours, waiting for president-elect Donald Trump. He’d grown used to this suspense.<p>Seven months earlier, at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Trump had pledged to save …

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Hospitals warn Trump, Congress of massive losses with Affordable Care Act repeal

The nation’s hospital industry warned President-elect Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Tuesday that repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost hospitals $165 billion by the middle of the next decade and trigger “an unprecedented public health crisis.”<p>The two main trade groups for U.S. …

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Pence claims Trump has ‘mandate’ in speech laying out conservative agenda

Vice president-elect Mike Pence claimed Tuesday night that President-elect Donald Trump has a “mandate” to lead the country, as he ticked through a long list of conservative priorities for the new administration in what he vowed would be a busy first few months in office.<p>In a speech inside a hotel …

It’s likely Earth’s hottest year on record — and some people are talking about global cooling

It has begun.<p>As a powerful El Niño event, one that helped push the planet to some of its warmest temperatures on record, fades away, some voices are now heralding a new bout of sudden planetary cooling. It started last week with an article in The Mail on Sunday, and then rippled to a Breitbart …

From pole to pole, twin sea ice records have scientists stunned

We already knew there was something pretty odd about last month, November, in the Arctic. And in the Antarctic. At both poles, much of the floating sea ice that usually covers the chilling ocean waters was just … missing.<p>Now, the National Snow and Ice Data Center has officially crunched the …

A question on Americans’ minds: What does Trump’s win say about us as a nation?

America woke up Wednesday as two nations.<p>One jubilant, hopeful, validated. The other filled with fear, pessimism, abject horror. And both staring at an uncertain future in light of the vast chasm now revealed by this election.<p>For many, the unexpected elevation of an insurgent Donald J. Trump has …

The Washington Post’s front page from every presidential election since 1880

One hundred and thirty-six years ago, The Washington Post printed the results of the first presidential election it covered: James A. Garfield against Winfield Scott Hancock. The Post had been in print for three years.<p>Garfield won in 1880: “Garfield Elected: An Undoubted Republican Majority in the …

‘Too Close to Call’: The Networks Teetertotter Out on a Limb

By Tom Shales<br>November 8, 2000<p>Oh agony, oh ecstasy, oh what a night of television. It wasn’t just as close a presidential race as had been predicted, it was closer–partly because the networks had to do a humiliating flip- flop and declare the state of Florida “too close to call” two hours after they …

Bear tracks: Data shows grizzly’s ‘bizarre’ 2,800-mile trek across backyards, main streets and highways

Backyard romps, strolls down main street and across a highway and rugged mountain hikes were all part of a grizzly bear named Ethyl's "bizarre" 2,800-mile itinerary over the last three years, according to wildlife researchers, who say the bruin's rambles offer a glimpse into how the fearsome beasts …

GOP makes final push for school lunch waiver

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards.<p>The …

California's Drought Is Now the Worst in 1,200 Years

California’s three years of low rainfall is the region’s worst drought in 1,200 years, according to a new study.<p>Record high temperatures combined …

Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

<b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p><i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Quiet.<p><b>About Susan Cain's TED Talk</b><p>In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be …

Encounter at protest leads to hug for boy, officer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An African-American boy holding a "Free Hugs" sign stood crying in front of a police barricade at a Ferguson rally in Portland. …

GOP staffer calls for more 'class' from Obama daughters

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/politics/2014/11/30/newday-stelter-gop-staffer-disses-obama-girls.cnn_133605_768x432_1300k.mp4<p>A senior staffer for a Republican congressman scolded President Obama's daughters for dressing like "they deserve a spot at a bar" and told them to "try showing a little …

Experience Comet ISON’s encounter with the sun online

ISON’s moment of truth is here – its closest approach to the sun – today. Here are some ways to experience it online.<p>Comet ISON has traveled for at …

FYI: What’s The Most Durable Way To Store Information?

1. Engrave it on a piece of platinum. 2. Bury the platinum in the desert.<p>Despite claims to the contrary, the storage media in wide use today—CD-ROMs, spinning hard drives, flash memory, etc.—aren’t very durable. “You’re talking years, not decades,” says Howard Besser, a professor and archivist at …

Good News: You're Not As Revolting As You Thought

You know how your white shirts look sadly dingey after just a few wears and washes? Your nice white towels are suddenly more of a cream? Comforting news! You’re not as greasy and sweaty as you think. Both the problem and the solution are contained in one weird, fun-to-say word: bluing.<p>If you’ve …