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Sunday Slow Cooker: Chicken Tinga from Slender Kitchen

Chicken tinga is one of those dishes you get used to seeing all over the place when you live in Southern California. However when casually mentioned …

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How AP, IRS controversies could impact 2014

MSNBC’s Alex Witt brings in MSNBC contributors Jimmy Williams and Michael Steele for Sunday’s "Strategy Talk." Both men address the positive job numbers and economic data in light of President Obama’s second term. They also comment on how the AP and IRS controversies could influence the 2014 …

Issa: D.C. part of IRS scandal

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on Sunday released partial transcripts from new interviews with Cincinnati-based IRS employees, arguing they suggest higher-ups in Washington played an active role in the choice to target conservative groups seeking tax exempt …

Supreme Court will soon decide on several landmark cases

Attorney Steven Engel, former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, joins MSNBC’s Alex Witt to discuss the potential rulings on several landmark cases before the Supreme Court. Engel expounds upon the predictable outcomes regarding marriage equality. He explains that the decision of the …

The GOP's Hillary Hits Won't Work

The recent Quinnipiac University poll on likely 2016 presidential candidates seemingly had some good news for the GOP and bad news for thousands of Democrats. The poll found that Hillary Clinton's popularity had nose-dived nearly 10 percent in the past few months. The poll even gave Kentucky …

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Media pitfalls in Obamacare coverage

President Barack Obama recently predicted “glitches and bumps” when major provisions of the Affordable Care Act are implemented next year. It is always this way. Today we think of Medicare as a popular program that is part of the fabric of American life. But my friend Joseph Califano, who helped …

How the EPA skirts transparency

It appeared to be the dawn of a new day when, in January 2009, President Barack Obama proclaimed that his administration would be “committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public …

form journalism, opinion divisions

Some truly game-changing news on the Washington media scene tonight: POLITICO has hired Susan Glasser, the editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, to serve as editor of new long-form journalism and opinion divisions -- a move the editors call "the largest expansion of our company in three years."<p>"This …

Report: How GOP lost young voters

A new postmortem on the November elections from the nation’s leading voice for college Republicans offers a searing indictment of the GOP “brand” and the major challenges the party faces in wooing young voters, according to a copy given exclusively to POLITICO on Sunday.<p>The College Republican …

Traitor or hero whistleblower? Court-martial is set for Bradley Manning

Pfc. Bradley Manning says he was driven by an unquenchable thirst for information and wanted to show the world the truth about the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The military says he helped enemies of the United States.<p>Now a judge will decide his fate.<p>Manning, a 25-year-old former Army …

Why Kerry Was Wrong to Say the Two-State Solution Is Nearly Dead

We shouldn't take the settlements as an irreversible fact<p>In an appearance before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on April 17, John Kerry became the first US official to put an expiration date on the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Kerry stated not only that the window …

All Fall Down: The Uncertain Future of the Only Solution for Israel and Palestine

As the world's only Jewish country celebrates its 65th anniversary, its survival still depends on one outcome: two viable states between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.<p>"There's a fear down here we can't forget hasn't got a name just yet<p>--The Grateful Dead, "In the Dark"<p>Since its birth as a …

How Twitter Is Messing With Al-Qaeda's Careful PR Machine

Individual jihadis are increasingly taking to social media with their own opinions, sparking disputes within the terrorist organization.<p>The idea that the Internet facilitates Al-Qaeda's recruitment and messaging campaigns is not new. However, more than ever, the changing landscape of the online …

How the Afghan Conflict Will Be Decided

A horrific week for U.S. casualties reaffirms President Obama's rush to rely on the Afghan army. But can they handle it?<p>KABUL, Afghanistan - Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi thumbs excitedly through a brochure prepared for him by Textron, the U.S. defense contractor. "This is what I want!" the Afghan army …

How Iran's Syria Policy Is Making it Lose the Regional Popularity Contest

Iran's unyielding support of Assad is damaging its standing in the Middle East and feeding into a growing regional trust deficit.<p>These days, there are not many things that Arabs agree on. In fact, it may be fair to say they agree to disagree more often than not when it comes to regional policy. But …

You Can't Blame Ireland for Apple's Tax-Avoidance, Either

The country was just trying to boost its economy -- and some say it worked.<p>While being grilled in a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he was "recruited" by Ireland in the 1980s to base a subsidiary there -- a move that would allow the company to save billions in corporate …

Nearly a Quarter of People in Greece and the U.S. Can't Afford Food

Hunger has grown dramatically in Europe since 2007<p>No matter where you're from, not having enough to eat is the ultimate signifier of economic distress. Food is the base of Maslow's hierarchy. It's the first concern in disaster zones. It's usually the last thing to go -- after the car and the nice …

In Iran, Two Bombing Suspects Run for President

The dark connections between Argentina's government and Tehran.<p>After disqualifying a number of presidential candidates from the June 14 elections, Iran's Guardian Council has pared the list down to eight. Remarkably, two of the remaining candidates -- Mohsen Rezai and Ali Akbar Velayati -- are …

The U.S.S.R. and U.S. Came Closer to Nuclear War Than We Thought

A series of war games held in 1983 triggered "the moment of maximum danger of the late Cold War."<p>An ailing, 69-year-old Yuri Andropov was running the Soviet Union from his Moscow hospital bed in 1983 as the United States and its NATO allies conducted a massive series of war games that seemed to …

Israeli or U.S. Action Against Iran: Who Will Do It If It Must Be Done?

A case study in how military action against Tehran could unfold.<p>Let's say it's late 2013 and the prime minister of Israel has just received a phone call from the White House relaying the findings of a recent U.S. intelligence assessment: international sanctions and negotiations with Iran have yet …

Why Turkey Is Essential for the Syrian Opposition

Rebel fighters rely on the country for support and weapons, but it may no longer be a secure option.<p>ANTAKYA, Turkey--The buildings hit by bombs lay in heaps of rubble on the ground. Construction workers climb surrounding buildings, replacing the windows blown out by the blast. It has been almost …

Genetically Engineering an Icon: Can Biotech Bring the Chestnut Back to America's Forests?

In the 20th century, a blight killed off four billion of these towering trees. Now, new research shows that a gene, taken from wheat, provides resistance.<p>"The forests of America,"John Muir wrote in <i>The Atlantic</i> in 1897, "... must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever …

Why Can't Republicans Get Any Decent Candidates to Run in Swing States?

The GOP should have a big rebound in 2014. But in Colorado and Virginia, it's fielding weak candidates -- or none at all.<p>For all the lip service given by Republicans to the party's efforts to modernize its image, a quick look at the GOP's standing in two must-win battlegrounds doesn't paint a …

The Fake Story About the IRS Commissioner and the White House

White House records show Douglas Shulman signed in for 11 visits, not 157, between 2009 and 2012.<p>And yet the public meeting schedules available for review to any media outlet show that very thing: Shulman was cleared primarily to meet with administration staffers involved in implementation of the …

Why I Get More Than 1 Paper, Medicare Edition

I am doing my part to keep the print-newspaper business going. And you should too!<p>Here is the lineup on the breakfast table this morning. (And, yes, before you ask, that is a batik cloth in the background, from the old days in Indonesia.)<p>Overall front-page lead story in the <i>WaPo</i>: "Medicare's future …

How Did Work-Life Balance in the U.S. Get So Awful?

Among all advanced nations, we rank 28th -- barely better than Mexico. Why's our work-life balance so bad if leisure is growing? Because single moms are growing faster.<p>Shutterstock<p>The United States is the greatest country in the history of everything, if you just listen to its leaders, and a …