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
California Gov. Jerry Brown will seek re-election LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown formally launched his re-election campaign Thursday, stepping into a contest that the former three-time presidential candidate is expected to dominate. 02/27/2014 - 8:14 pm | View Link
CARL LEUBSDORF: It's time for Democrats to give LBJ his due Whether at political conventions or other party events, Johnson's name is often ignored when speakers celebrate past Democratic presidential greats, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. 02/23/2014 - 7:03 am | View Link
For NAFTA, half a happy birthday File photo of loading containers on a merchant ship in the port of Cartagena, Colombia, on May 9, 2012. Photo by Manuel Pedraza/AFP/GettyImages Last fall, while teaching at Hong Kong Baptist University, I had a small encounter that spoke to a larger story of changes brewing in global economics and politics. I was on the jitney bus carrying students and staff from the campus to the nearby subway ... 02/18/2014 - 9:40 am | View Link
Mr. High-Touch I n the days following the freak tornado that hit Springfield on June 1, 2011, politicians from around the state flocked to the city. They met with municipal officials, toured devastated neighborhoods and, to a person, vowed to help Springfield recover from the damage. Whether each of those visiting... 02/14/2014 - 2:21 pm | View Link
USS George HW Bush, strike group's 5,000 sailors, set to deploy Saturday The aircraft carrier's strike group is expected to be gone eight to nine months and will support operations in Afghanistan. 02/13/2014 - 12:13 am | View Link
George H.W. Bush to formally endorse Mitt Romney for president Houston - Back in December, former President George H.W. Bush offered words of encouragement to former Governor Mitt Romney. He said that Romney “is the best choice for us,” but noted that he liked Texas Governor Rick Perry. Months later, it is ... 03/28/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
George H. W. Bush To Formally Endorse Mitt Romney Los Angeles, Ca. – Former President George H. W. Bush is going to formally endorse Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination to run against President Obama next year. The two plan on appearing at an event in Houston on Thursday. Romney spokeswoman Gail ... 03/28/2012 - 5:37 am | View Link
George H.W. Bush to formally back Romney LOS ANGELES - Former President George H.W. Bush plans to endorse Mitt Romney, further urging the Republican Party to coalesce around the front-runner's presidential campaign. Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho says the two will meet Thursday in Houston. 03/28/2012 - 5:31 am | View Link
George H. W. Bush to formally endorse Romney tomorrow When I first read this Associated Press report, the first thought that came to mind was, “Didn’t former President George H. W. Bush already endorse Mitt Romney?” Actually, no, at least not formally, but that’s a fine distinction. By tomorrow ... 03/28/2012 - 5:10 am | View Link
George H.W. Bush To Formally Endorse Mitt Romney LOS ANGELES — Former President George H.W. Bush plans to endorse Mitt Romney at an event Thursday in Houston. Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho says the two will appear together and speak to reporters. Formal backing from the 41st president is another sign ... 03/28/2012 - 4:22 am | View Link
George H. W. Bush George Herbert Walker Bush was born at 173 Adams Street in Milton, Massachusetts on June 12, 1924 to Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy (Walker) Bush. 04/20/2014 - 11:51 pm | View Website
President George H. W . Bush Timeline of His Life Timeline of President George H. W. Bush's life. Important dates, world and national events during his lifetime. 04/20/2014 - 10:40 pm | View Website
George H. W. Bush Primary Sources George H. W. Bush. George Herbert Walker Bush, the son of Prescott Bush, a senator from Connecticut, was born in Milton, Massachusetts, on 12th June 1924. 04/20/2014 - 1:28 pm | View Website
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) George H. W. Bush became the Navy's youngest pilot when he received his Naval Aviator wings and naval commission on 9 June 1943, three days before turning 19. He flew ... 04/20/2014 - 6:19 am | View Website
Aircraft Carrier Photo Index: USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN-77) Robert M. Cieri: NS027724b: 111k: Aboard Pre Commissioning Unit George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), the ship's namesake and 41st President of the United States, George H.W ... 04/20/2014 - 4:32 am | View Website
(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?