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'Time Is Short' On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

Warning that "simply delaying action on the debt limit can cause harm to our economy," Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew repeated Monday that he believes Congress should act soon to raise that limit so the federal government avoids even looking like it might default on its debts.<p>"Time is short," Lew …

Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organization celebrates anti-feminist GOP congresswoman

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was heralded as a trailblazer by Lean In, but doesn’t support equal pay or reproductive rights<p>Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In Foundation is celebrating a Republican congresswoman who doesn't support equal pay laws as one of its "trailblazing women who you may not know (but …

‘Saturday Night Live’ Exec Explains Why the Show Prefers to Lampoon Republicans

“Saturday Night Live” head honcho Lorne Michaels revealed in a recent interview that the comedy sketch show prefers to lampoon Republicans because Democrats tend to take things “personally.”<p>Tina Fey’s infamous impersonation of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin became instantly recognizable during the …

Fox News to show second part of Bill O'Reilly interview with Barack Obama

They’ve covered Obamacare, Benghazi, and the IRS. What’s left?<p>The remainder of a pugnacious interview by Fox News host Bill O’Reilly with President Barack Obama was scheduled to air on Monday night, after the main part of the interview was broadcast before the Super Bowl on Sunday.<p>Part one was …

Coca-Cola's America Is Beautiful ad: why liberals should be upset

My favorite Super Bowl commercial last night was Coca-Cola's #AmericaIsBeautiful. The spot, shot with an Instragram-filter aesthetic, featured a multi-lingual rendition of "America the Beautiful" sung by children and illustrated with a diversity of New Americana scenes: a cowboy riding his horse, …

U.S. Schools Get $2 Billion Infusion for High-Speed Internet

U.S. schools and lib­rar­ies will get a $2 bil­lion dol­lar in­fu­sion from the Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion for high-speed In­ter­net …

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Obama invites new Tunisian leader to U.S. | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday invited Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa to visit Washington, days after a new Tunisian government replaced the Islamist party that took power after a 2011 uprising.<p>Tunisia's Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa speaks during a news conference in …

Elizabeth Warren Has A Radical Plan To Remake The Post Office

In an op-ed in the Huffington Post, Warren writes that "about 68 million Americans — more than a quarter of all households — are underserved by the banking system. Collectively, these households spent about $89 billion in 2012 on interest and fees for non-bank financial services like payday loans …

Hillary enjoys Fox (when she's not on it)

Sometimes columns just write themselves. This is that day.<p>Three quarters of the way into one of the most lopsided Super Bowl Sundays on record, this Hillary Clinton bombshell hits my feed:<p>The Twitterverse jumped on it -- anything to stop reading jokes about how lame the Denver Broncos were.<p>After …

Bill O’Reilly’s toxic buffoonery: Fox News remains alive and well — and dangerous

Ailes and O’Reilly channel the white backlash in a country trying to become a multiracial democracy. That’s scary<p>I want so much to believe Frank Rich is right when he declares that Fox News is dying, kept alive mostly by the sustaining life support of liberal outrage. The average age of Fox viewers …

Senators: Kerry Admits Obama's Syria Policy Is Failing

In a closed-door meeting, two senators say, the Secretary of State admitted to them that he no longer believes the administration’s approach to the …

Obama’s 34 Words That Matter Most

No one paid much attention when he said he would appeal for more help for young men of color, but those could prove the most important words of the …