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Ohio's Experimental Lethal Injection Drugs Took Over 15 Minutes to Kill Dennis McGuire

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ohio tested out a never-before-used two-drug lethal injection cocktail on death row inmate Dennis …

Egyptian voters overwhelmingly back new constitution, official says

A majority of Egyptians who voted on a new constitution have backed the draft charter, a senior Egyptian official said Thursday.<p>The official told The Associated Press that unofficial results, after most of the ballots have been counted, indicate that more than 90 percent of the voters have said …

Millions in farm subsidies flow freely to DC residents who don't actually farm

Washington, D.C., doesn't have many farms, or farmers. Yet thousands of residents in and around the nation's capital receive millions of dollars every year in federal farm subsidies, including working-class residents in Southeast, wealthy lobbyists on K Street and well-connected lawmakers on …

Ohio Attorney General Appeals Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Ruling

A federal judge ordered Ohio and local officials to recognize the same-sex marriages conducted outside Ohio on death certificates. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is appealing the decision to the 6th Circuit.<p>WASHINGTON — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is appealing a December order that the …

Same-sex Marriage

Anti-Free Speech Zones Used to Silence Pro-Lifers Could Come Back to Haunt Liberals

The Supreme Court is hearing a case about a Massachusetts law barring protesters from entrances to abortion clinics. If it’s upheld, unions and …

How Iran, Putin and Assad Outwitted America

Iran’s foreign minister arrived in Moscow today to do a diplomatic victory lap with his Russian allies over America’s withering influence in the …

Obamas launch plan to get more low-income kids to college | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Drawing on their own stories as kids from families of modest means who used education to succeed, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama enlisted colleges and universities on Thursday to do more to help low-income students get into college.<p>“I’m doing this …

GOP Senator Eyes Tethering Keystone to Bill Obama Can’t Veto

The battle over the Key­stone XL pipeline could flare up again in Con­gress. And maybe soon.<p>Sen. John Ho­even said Wed­nes­day that back­ers of the …

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House approves $1.1 trillion measure to fund government through Sept 30 | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Wednesday that quashes the threat of a government shutdown through September 30 and offers lawmakers a chance to end four years of chaotic, crisis-driven budgeting.<p>A member of the U.S. …

Tea Party Senate candidate compares being pregnant to having cancer

After a failed attempt in 2010, Ken Buck’s running for Senate again. Problem: He still sounds totally sexist<p>Despite what seemed to be a winning pitch — vote for me "because I do not wear high heels" — Colorado district attorney and Tea Party darling Ken Buck failed to win his race for the Senate in …