Kim Schneidman

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George Steinmetz’s Eye From the Sky

What is it like strapping yourself into the equivalent of a leaf blower, getting a running start, then taking off into the air with a camera in your hand?<p>“You have 180-degree horizontal and vertical visibility and you’re going about 27 or 28 miles per hour. You don’t need a plexiglass windscreen in …

Federal judge strikes down Oregon's same-sex marriage ban

<b>(CNN)</b> - A federal judge struck down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage Monday.<p>"Because Oregon's marriage laws discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation without a rational relationship to any legitimate government interest, the laws violate the Equal Protection Clause of the …

OFA pauses big-donor outreach

President Barack Obama’s advocacy group, Organizing for Action, will stop soliciting major contributions at the end of May through Election Day this fall, leaving more room for Democrats to draw from the same donor pool as the midterm elections approach.<p>The group, launched in early 2013 and drawing …

How Harry Reid Carpet-Bombed the South

Call it the Romney strategy: The Senate Majority PAC’s early wave of attack ads has been paying off in the polls in Democrats’ closest races.<p>When the …

Duckworth: ‘I’m not surprised’ by allegations against VA

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) — an Iraq war veteran, double amputee and former assistant secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs — said Monday that allegations facing the VA mirror chronic problems she witnessed at the sprawling department where she served from 2009 to 2011.<p>Duckworth, a …

Federal judge strikes down Oregon's same-sex marriage ban

A federal judge struck down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage Monday.<p>"Because Oregon's marriage laws discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation without a rational relationship to any legitimate government interest, the laws violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth …

Free preventive care can still cost

“Free” preventive health care is one of Obamacare’s chief selling points. But as millions of newly covered people begin to seek that benefit, some are still getting stuck with bills.<p>The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to pay the full cost of services like cholesterol checks, women’s birth …

Doctors Gone Digital

Scores of fil­ing cab­in­ets con­tain­ing thou­sands of pa­tient med­ic­al re­cords are dis­ap­pear­ing in­to the cloud.<p>Use of elec­tron­ic health …

Fed Workers Helped Themselves to More Than $1M in Charitable Contributions Meant for the Poor: Audit

Federal workers and a contractor helped themselves to more than $1 million in charitable contributions to fund personal luxuries, including massages and pricey lunches, according to a recent government audit.<p>Referring to themselves as “volunteers,” government workers involved in spending the cash …

VA investigating Florida hospital wait lists

An audit team sent to the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida, discovered a list of patients needing follow-up appointments that was kept on paper instead of in the VA's electronic computer system.<p>As a result, the VA's Office of Inspector General has opened an investigation and …

NYT Publisher: Here's Why Jill Abramson's Salary Was Less Than A Male Editor's

In the interview, which was published by Vanity Fair in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Sulzberger gave the most detailed explanation yet of why he claims reports Abramson left the paper after discovering she made less than the man who had the executive editor job before her were "lies."<p>The …

Tea Party faces uphill battle in latest round of Republican primaries | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters in six states will choose candidates on Tuesday for some of November’s top congressional election races, including another round of crucial U.S. Senate primaries between the Republican establishment and Tea Party favorites in Kentucky, Georgia and Oregon.<p>Campaign …

Oregon 2014 primary is primarily local -- from a GMO crop ban to a large school bond measure

Tuesday is billed as Oregon's statewide primary election. But for voters, it's really more a series of local contests – some more interesting than …

The 100 Best Red Carpet Gowns

In honor of this week's Academy Awards, BAZAAR selects the 100 best gowns to hit the modern red carpet.<p>From Valentino red gowns to pailette-embellished confections, <i>BAZAAR</i> selects the 100 best gowns to hit the modern red carpet.

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States take on immigration

Fed up with an immigration overhaul stalling in Congress, state and local officials are taking the issue into their own hands.<p>Liberal cities and counties are rebelling against federal orders that call on them to detain immigrants for deportations. Swing-state lawmakers are approving in-state …