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
Mason Atkins is an intern for Think Progress. CREDIT: Matt Radick via Flicker Creative Commons In 1991, Congress passed the Jeanne Clery Act, a federal law that requires all colleges in the United States to accurately and effectively collect and disclose reports of sexual crimes that occur on their campuses and help end sexual violence on college campuses.
CREDIT: Showtime Evangelical climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe has just been named to TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world! A featured star on Showtime’s landmark climate series, “Years Of Living Dangerously,” Katharine joins such one-namers as Beyonce and Hillary — and Vladimir and Francis (the Pope).
Screenshot from official 5 Seconds of Summer video for “She Looks So Perfect” CREDIT: YouTube Ladies and gentlemen, your first contender for song of summer is here! The source: an Australian, appropriately-named boy band, 5 Seconds of Summer. The acronym: 5SOS. The song: “She Looks So Perfect.” Summer songs have a vital role to play in our pop music ecosystem.
Politics, the saying goes, is a dirty game — but for one British political aide, it’s dirty pictures, too. A top staffer to the leader of an influential political party in the U. K. has literally been caught with her pants down, in explicit photos leaked to a British newspaper.
The Justice Department set new clemency rules Wednesday that could free thousands of nonviolent cons — mostly low-level federal drug offenders. To be eligible, an inmate must have been imprisoned for at least 10 years with good behavior, and not have a long criminal history.
The city proposed a 3.35% increase in water rates Wednesday, the smallest annual hike in nine years. It’s also less than half of what the Department of Environmental Protection initially said it would need.