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The United States Releases its Second Open Government National Action Plan

Since his first full day in office, President Obama has prioritized making government more open and accountable and has taken substantial steps to increase citizen participation, collaboration, and transparency in government. Today, the Obama Administration released the second U.S. Open Government …

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Vast Number of Silent Films Lost to History | The Takeaway | WNYC

Silent movies are still the earliest cinematic record of our time—even if they have long been surpassed by more exciting forms of theater. …

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Supreme Court reviews pilot's lawsuit against airline

The U.S. Supreme Court took up a legal dispute Monday between an airline pilot and his former employer whose suspicions caused him to be yanked off a flight home after failing a company test.<p>William Hoeper, an experienced pilot for Air Wisconsin, which operates commuter flights for US Airways, was …

FBI uses malware to spy on suspects, but it doesn't always work

The FBI has an elite hacker team that uses malware to spy on suspects and even secretly turn on users' webcams. This sort of state-sponsored hacking has raised alarm among privacy advocates. But despite fears of a Big Brother police state, the FBI's hacking team is nowhere near all-knowing.<p>Court …

Why 97% of Federal Drug Offenders Plead Guilty

A couple of years ago <i>The New York Times</i> noted that the percentage of criminal cases ending in plea bargains has increased during the last few decades as mandatory minimum sentencing laws have raised the potential penalty for going to trial. A new report from Human Rights Watch highlights the …

Abraham Lincoln

Page 550 - We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident promise, of putting an end to …

Obama's Immigration Speech Was Interrupted by a Heckler on Stage with Him

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>During his speech from San Francisco on Monday, President Obama was heckled by someone from an …

Panel on individual liberty and American government - Video on NBCNews.com

>> the enlightened period of the individual liberty as a real source of the government experience, and yet in more modern times that government should, as you were saying, mayor, play a role to do good, to use its power to actually fix big societal problems, but we do have this in conflict because …

Bombing survivor climbs Vienna hill - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> words boston strong are now synonymous with the april terror bombing that shook that city. for some those words now mean a lifelong mission to overcome wounds that might never completely heal. on this thanksgiving weekend, our harry smith has an amazing story of a victim that represents the …

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Pope Francis' latest cool confession: He was a bouncer

Pope Francis revealed that he once worked as a bouncer at a nightclub in Buenos Aires — and it's starting a big conversation on social media, calling Francis the coolest pope ever.<p>Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) tweeted a suggestion for an off-beat dramedy about the pope as a bouncer: "Heaven can wait, and …

Obama Has a Few Weeks to Get Us to Finally Pay Attention to Obamacare

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two-thirds of Americans still don't really have much of an idea what Obamacare is about according to …

Cornyn: W.H. lying at 'new level'

Sen. John Cornyn says the White House has been lying about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, and accused them of a cover-up.<p>“I think the current administration has taken lying to a new level,” Cornyn said during a Google hangout on Monday in response to a question about …

Obama: Income gap threatens our 'way of life'

President Barack Obama put a spotlight on rising income inequality in a major economic speech on Wednesday, arguing that the disparity poses a "fundamental threat" to the American dream.<p>Marshaling both the recent papal exhortation by Pope Francis and a flurry of statistics reflecting a growing …

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

David's Take: Reselling Obamacare

<b>by David Gregory</b><p>What interested me this morning was the Politico headline about the President returning to the “bully pulpit” on health care. By claiming that the website bugs are mostly fixed, at least for the “vast majority of users,” the White House is giving itself some running room to try once …

Barack Obama needs to sell Obamacare again: The president is trying to save the Affordable Care Act.

Like all retailers, the president is rolling out a big post-Thanksgiving sale. With the healthcare.gov website up and running on Cyber Monday, he’s …

Palo Alto Networks shares rise 1% after hours

Jun 1, 2018<br>6:52 PM<p>President Donald Trump on Friday will name Rear Adm. Douglas Fears as his new homeland security adviser, the latest reshuffling to occur within the White House National Security Council, according to an administration official.<p>Jun 1, 2018<br>6:20 PM<p>Some investors are putting Deutsche …

Income Inequality Is The 'Challenge Of Our Time,' Obama Says

President Obama tried Wednesday to turn the conversation back to the economy, calling the growing income gap the "defining challenge of our time."<p>"Some of you may have seen just last week the pope himself spoke about this at eloquent length," Obama said. "How can it be, he wrote, that it's not a …

The Truth About Obama-Era Inequality

The president calls income inequality the ‘defining issue of our time.’ So it seems fair to grade him on his success at addressing it. By any …

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Letters From Camelot's Historian

Arthur Schlesinger Jr. remembers what Jackie Kennedy thought of Hillary Clinton, upbraids John Boehner for misquoting Lincoln, and denies JFK's philandering.<p>Over the course of a long career as an historian, public intellectual, speechwriter, and presidential adviser, Arthur Schlesinger had a …

JFK in Photos

Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, The Atlantic has resurfaced some of its best journalism about the 35th president and his legacy in a new collection: JFK In His Time and Ours. Although Kennedy was in office for barely more than a thousand days, his presidency and his presence …

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