Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
From Death Panels To Death Spirals: The Right-Wing Media's Epic ... - Media Matters for America ... than part of an actual bill before Congress. ... whose brother was appointed to the 10th Circuit ... As A Predictive Economic Analysis." ... 04/14/2014 - 11:20 am | View Link
Modi’s World – Analysis And as the 10th-largest economy, India too matters to the world more ... In fact, neither party mentions relations with the US. The Congress talks about improving relations with all major powers and the BJP says Indian foreign policy will not be led ... 04/10/2014 - 6:26 pm | View Link
Analysis: Obama's Grand Plan for Mideast Shrinks This has attracted criticism and concern, not least from traditional U.S. allies such as the Saudis, who like the Israelis and many members of Congress are wary ... into the New Year as Kerry was making his 10th peacemaking trip to Israel and the ... 01/13/2014 - 8:05 am | View Link
Analysis: Congress Talks Like a Bunch of Teens D.C., speaks at a 10th-grade level, almost a full grade lower than seven years ago. To get to that conclusion, the Sunlight Foundation dissected floor speeches. —TEB Of course, what some might interpret as a dumbing down of Congress, others will see as ... 05/21/2012 - 11:41 am | View Link
No end in sight to parliament deadlock on 2G spectrum probe (News Analysis) "We have not been able to find a solution," said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, the veteran Congress leader who has been in talks with opposition leaders ... day without transacting any business -- the 10th straight day the opposition vigorously ... 11/24/2010 - 11:00 am | View Link
Analysis: Republicans may affect overseas ties A strong Republican voice in Congress would likely push Obama to slow his plans to ... While Democrats are losing patience with the Afghan conflict, now in its 10th year, Obama will likely find backing for his war policies from Republicans, but they ... 10/24/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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venezuelanalysis.com | Venezuela News, Views, and Analysis In this interview, Venezuelan journalist and writer, Luis Britto Garcia, observes a growing division within the Venezuelan opposition, and he analyses the work of ... 04/20/2014 - 6:58 pm | View Website
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(Credit: Wikimedia Commons: Robert Lawton)In 2009, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a study that revealed what seems to be a shocking truth: those who live in societies with a higher level of income inequality are at a greater risk for premature death.
Politicus USA: As if the war on Christmas weren't enough, now they're accusing us of a war on Easter.
Dead Logic: How do racists respond to Neil deGrasse Tyson's new prominence on Cosmos? With pitifully feeble attempts at mockery.
Zandar: Obamacare's success leaves Republicans floundering.
Good As You: NOM cautions its advocates not to speak too..honestly.
Blog round-up by Infidel753.
Bernard 'Bernie' Goetz, who shot four black teens he feared were out to rob him in 1984, talked to spectators at Foley Square Thomas Paine Park on Sunday about his marijuana arrest in November and the legalization of the drug.
Vandals in New Mexico fired an arrow into a billboard warning that “Jesus is watching you.”
The arrow was shot right between the eyes of Jesus on the billboard, which was sponsored by the Roman Catholic Churches of San Juan County.
Passersby noticed the arrow on Easter Sunday, and Farmington firefighters removed it.
Police said the vandals, if identified, would likely face a misdemeanor charge.
Watch this video report posted online by KOB-TV:
Susan Shillinglaw at The Washington Post writes 75 years after ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ we need Ma Joad in the White House:
President Ma Joad wouldn’t cut food stamps. She wouldn’t deny education to immigrant children. She wouldn’t trim funds for the homeless. She would remind each American that lending a hand to those at the bottom is a quality of the species, Homo sapiens.
She would fire up the country with collective energy, too.
No More Mister Nice Blog: A specter is haunting Ross Douthat. To exorcise it, he recommends the opiate of the masses.
Digby: First Lady Laura Bush gave the commencement address at Alabama’s Enterprise High School one year after the devastating tornado there. Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, First Lady Michelle Obama is persona non grata on graduation day in Topeka.
Hinterland Gazette: CNN wonders if the Ku Klux Klan can rebrand itself after Kansas shootings.
Balloon Juice: Newly released documents showing the inner working of the right-wing media echo chamber during the Clinton presidency will seem familiar.
Speaking of which, your quote of the day:
“Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?