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Government

Looking to the future in his last State of the Union, Obama rekindles a familiar refrain: Hope

President Obama launched his final year in office with a valedictory State of the Union address Tuesday night that painted a portrait of a prosperous and secure America but warned of peril ahead if the country can't break the political logjam in Washington.<p>His final rendition of the annual speech …

GOP-led Congress set for first time to pass bill to repeal ObamaCare

Within hours of reconvening Tuesday, the GOP-led Congress will finally act to fulfill a 2010 promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare.<p>The effort is set to begin Tuesday afternoon when the House Rules Committee meets on the repeal measure, with a full debate and vote as early as Tuesday. With the …

Guns
Mitch McConnell
Republicans

Consumers won't know meat origin after US ends labeling law

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now harder to find out where your beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered.<p>After more than a decade of wrangling, Congress repealed a labeling law last month that required retailers to include the animal's country of origin on packages of red meat. It's a major victory …

FDA
Republicans
Government

Cutting through the campaign myths: Why 2016 remains a roller coaster

In this first column of 2016, I stubbornly refuse to surrender to the listicle culture: Eight Takeaways from the Speech, The Five Best Moments of the Debate, 13 Must-Read Emails from the Latest Dump.<p>But without descending into numerical headlines, I hereby offer some observations on the strangest …

Obama Administration

Breaking Political News, Video & Analysis

ABC News' Dan Abrams: Legally, Stormy Daniels 'at more risk than the president'<p>Students rally to demand gun control, Trump replaces national security …

Donald Trump

The Latest: Christie standing his ground on bear hunting

The latest developments in the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EST):<p>8:20 p.m.<p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't backing away when it comes to the hunting of black bears.<p>The Republican presidential contender was pressed at a New Hampshire town hall on his decision to authorize a bear hunt in …

Government

Email reveals Clinton sought to assist Md. marriage effort

<b>Hillary Clinton</b> helped with passage of marraige equality in Maryland. (Washington Blade file photo by Damien Salas)<p>The latest batch of Hillary …

Bad year for open government

Gov. Scott Walker (right) talks with Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos after speaking to lawmakers in the Capitol in September. Credit: …

Mom who poisoned baby could get parole

Next year will be the last behind bars for a Cape Town mother who poisoned her baby daughter to protect her from financial hardship, before she …

Beyond the Brain to Inner Wisdom

In my last essay, <i>The Evolutionary World Inside Our Brains</i>, I explained briefly the amazing complexity of our brains as they regulate our internal …

Spirituality

Science Says Keeping a Dream Diary Can Make Us More Creative

The very act of recording a dream is fascinating. It improves your awareness of the dream state, making it easier to recall dreams and work with …

Obama media strategy expands into long-form conversations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The novelist tossed out phrases such as "religious humanism" and "the sinister other." The interviewer asked her about her upbringing and writing process.<p>At an hour and 7,000 thoughtful words, the discussion sounded like a college seminar or an independent bookstore reading.<p>But …

Marc Maron
Guns

From Trump to Clinton, the race for the White House is powered by delusion

With the presidential primaries only weeks away, both political factions have their head in the clouds<p>We have reached the point of the long presidential primaries where some clarity has normally been reached. After several months of overproduced TV debates, over-hyped candidate interviews and …

Government

Hillary Clinton Shuts Down Heckler: 'You Are Very Rude'

Hillary Clinton on Sunday confronted a female heckler who interrupted the Democratic candidate's first campaign event of the new year in an attempt …

Government

Will work for food? Co-op programs end amid labor-law fears

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Food cooperative programs that allow members to scoop rice, sort organic vegetables and ring up sales in return for grocery discounts are fading fast amid a changing marketplace and fears of violating labor laws.<p>The member labor or volunteer programs are intertwined with the …

Agriculture

Scalia's Views on Religious Neutrality Reveal He Is Neutral on Sanity

Speaking at a Catholic high school in New Orleans recently, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said, "To tell you the truth there is no place for that in our constitutional tradition. Where did that come from To be sure, you can't favor one denomination over another but can't favor religion over …

Religion

Marco Rubio And The Koch/Talk Radio Scheme To Repeal The Last Hundred Years

So this happened a few days ago:<p>Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a top contender for the Republican presidential nomination, has come out in favor of the …

Government

#Sweden: 77% of rapes committed by 2% Muslim male population #Islam

The total Muslim population in Sweden is estimated at 4.4% (2013 figures). Out of that 4.4% and in deducting the women and children, we can roughly …

Carson: ‘Political correctness will destroy us if we don’t wake up’

Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonFifty years on, HUD abandons Dr. King’s vision of integrated communities Trump must pair more respectful …