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John McCain, Tim Kaine push to change presidential war powers

Two members of the Senate are pressing for significant changes to how presidents consult with Congress on sending the military into war.<p>Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., unveiled legislation on Thursday that would repeal the 1973 War Powers Resolution, often ignored by presidents of …

Sunday News Shows Have Interviewed Two Climate Scientists in Five Years

As Senate Democrats urge television networks to report more on global warming, one thing is missing from the news coverage of climate change: …

Why Representative Democracies Can't Write Off Transparency

Interest groups from the NRA to the Sierra Club show the power of information to motivate citizens.<p>This week, arguing that “transparency is overrated,” Amitai Etzioni presented a familiar critique. In his telling, transparency is ineffective because people cannot or do not act on disclosed …

‘Excessive’: Marine biologist ends 7-year legal battle with feds over feeding whales

A Marine biologist who for seven years was hounded by federal authorities – after she made the mistake of feeding killer whales in the wild -- has finally seen her case come to an end, pleading guilty earlier this week to a misdemeanor.<p>But her case has caught the attention of advocates who say this …

Rand Paul's College Newspaper Writings Reveal He Hasn't Changed At All

As a student at Baylor in the early 1980s, Paul wrote numerous letters to his college newspaper The Lariat. Paul weighed in on topics like gun control, the Equal Rights Amendment, and affirmative action with a libertarian tint.

America's Spies Want Edward Snowden Dead

"I would love to put a bullet in his head," one Pentagon official told BuzzFeed. The NSA leaker is enemy No. 1 among those inside the intelligence world.<p>Edward Snowden has made some dangerous enemies. As the American intelligence community struggles to contain the public damage done by the former …

California guv scrambles to save bullet train, floats cap-and-trade scheme

California Gov. Jerry Brown is scrambling to keep a pricey high-speed train project from being derailed by raiding millions of dollars from the state's cap-and-trade program -- in what critics are calling a "desperate" ploy to save the beleaguered plan.<p>The state's cap-and-trade program puts a cap …

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations | Colossal

<p>These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely …