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Bill Clinton offers case for Obamacare: 'We've got to do this'

September 04, 2013|By Maeve Reston | <i>This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.</i><p>Opening a new phase of the White House campaign to sell the public on the nation's new healthcare program, former President Clinton sought to clear up confusion about it Wednesday and called on the …

Health Care

Related story: In Colorado, gun control advocates cite caveats amid NRA win

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- There is a danger in drawing overly broad conclusions from any one election, especially an off-year election. That would apply even more to an election as singular as Colorado's unprecedented recall vote.<p>Exercising a 100-year-old franchise for the first time, voters in …

Guns

Colorado gun recall: Latest battle in a red-to-purple state

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — In the last few years,<p>Democratshave done a good job turning Colorado from red to a bluish-tinge of purple.<p>For 20 years of presidential campaigns, 1968 to 1988, the Rocky Mountain state was a reliable Republican redoubt. Then Democrat<p>Bill Clintonwon in 1992 thanks largely …

Gun Control

Toxic partisanship killed the anti-war movement

Study reveals Dems were more motivated by anti-GOP sentiments during Bush years than an opposition to militarism<p>A mere 72 hours after President Obama delivered an encomium honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, he announced his intention to pound yet another country with bombs. The oxymoron …

America’s Regression: Under Obama, More Backlash Than Progress

If Obama talks honestly, the right-wing media will howl about how he’s ‘racializing’—but decent and empathetic Americans will listen, writes Michael …

Egypt interim leader offers Brotherhood roles

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamist Nour Party will be offered ministerial positions in the transitional government, officials have said, hours after the appointment of a new prime minister.<p>Hazem el-Beblawi, a liberal economist and former finance minister, was named the new prime minister, the …

A Syrian City’s Life, Amid the Fighting

When the Syrian Army entered the city of Homs, in February of last year, work stopped on a six-story apartment building that was under construction in the neighborhood of Inshaat. It made no sense to continue: the Syrian military was shelling the city indiscriminately to regain control of areas …

Behind the affirmative action ruling

The Supreme Court took a long time to issue a relatively short and nearly unanimous opinion Monday on affirmative action — a result that analysts say demonstrates the internal debates and politicking among the nine justices.<p>The seven-judge majority didn’t upend racial preferences in higher …

Snowden in Russia, not staying

Edward Snowden, the professed National Security Administration leaker, has left Hong Kong and arrived in Russia en route to Venezuela, a Russian state news outlet said Sunday.<p>Snowden’s departure from Hong Kong comes a day after a federal complaint against him was unsealed and the White House …

Why one million Brazilians are protesting over 20 cents

Brazilian public transit has been a source of wealth for elites and government but a financial burden for workers<p>For more than a week Brazilian workers have taken to the streets. Yesterday, the country witnessed its biggest demonstrations since the fall of the dictatorship. But the situation on the …