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
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. 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
Hillary Clinton Gets Another Nudge for 2016 Paging, Hillary Clinton. Emily’s List, the influential abortion-rights group that backs Democratic women, unveiled an initiative Thursday to help put a woman in the White House. The group announced a six-figure digital media campaign and new polling that shows a strong appetite for a female commander-in-chief as part of its “Madame President” campaign. More
Obama placed on defensive in appearance before Latino groups - Santa Fe New Mexican WASHINGTON â€” Whenever President Barack Obama has sought to turn up pressure on Republicans on issues important to Latinos, he has found ... 03/7/2014 - 11:36 am | View Link
Obama to Latinos: Last call for health care signup - North Jersey.com WASHINGTON Issuing a last call for health care, President Barack Obama assured Latinos on Thursday that signing up for new insurance exchanges won't 03/6/2014 - 2:20 pm | View Link
Another Obamacare Delay; New Fox Polls on Hillary Clinton, Chris ... - FOXNews.com President Obama holds a town hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act at 11:35 today. We'll have a live stream, and will be listening for news. 03/6/2014 - 7:28 am | View Link
President Obama to Participate in a Town Hall on Latinos and the ... - The White House This Thursday, March 6, at 11:30 am ET, President Obama will participate in a historic town hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act at the... 03/5/2014 - 1:23 pm | View Link
With Final Enrollment Push, Obama Focuses On Latinos - Capital Times President Barack Obama will participate in a Thursday town hall meeting with Latinos, which will include an in-depth discussion about the law's 03/4/2014 - 11:19 am | View Link
Granderson: In helping young black men, Obama helps all LZ Granderson says President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative represents the return of "change we can believe in" 02/28/2014 - 1:42 pm | View Link
Even When Obama Tinkers at the Edges of Racism It Results in Misunderstanding and Anger President Obama announced on Thursday a new initiative called "My Brother's Keeper" to help black and Hispanic young men succeed in America. Small-scale, on-the-margins things like this are really all Obama can do on the intractable racial disparities in America, because people love to imagine that those disparities don't exist. In short, Obama is creating a task force to figure out how to ... 02/28/2014 - 1:34 pm | View Link
Obama: My Dad Was Absent; And So I Got High Speaking at the launch of the My Brother's Keeper initiative at the White House on Thursday, President Obama uttered three words that we've all long known are true, but he's never come out and explicitly admitted before: “Hillary did Benghazi." 02/28/2014 - 12:03 pm | View Link
Afro-Latinos' identity challenge Afro Latino Marco Davis laughed when he recalled the lengths he went to keep in touch with black and Latino alumni groups when he graduated from Yale University. 02/27/2014 - 12:54 pm | View Link
Afro Latinos' Mixed Identity Can Leave Them Out of the Mix Afro Latino Marco Davis laughed when he recalled the lengths he went to keep in touch with black and Latino alumni groups when he graduated from Yale University. 02/27/2014 - 5:43 am | View Link
In Immigration News: Obama TV appearance goes awry, a new, tougher strategy for reform, Latinos as 'Reagan Democrats' Millennials in Adulthood - Pew Research Center A new report from the demographic research group found that millennials are "the most racially diverse generation in American history ... In Vietnamese nail salons, a push to breathe easier ... 03/7/2014 - 11:13 am | View Link
After Obama's TV Plea, Will Latinos Enroll in Obamacare? Community college student Thalia Garcia, 21, said it was at the urging of her grandmother that she went to a service center operated by Insure Central Texas in Austin to sign up for coverage, which she ultimately was not eligible to get ... 03/7/2014 - 9:00 am | View Link
President Obama Calls on Latinos to Enroll in the Affordable Care Act during Spanish Language Town Hall in Washington, DC The town hall was part of The California Endowment’s* Asegúrate campaign’s “Countdown to Coverage,” held as the open enrollment period for 2014 health insurance coverage under the ACA nears its end on March 31. Nationwide, Latinos make up 17 ... 03/7/2014 - 8:35 am | View Link
TV appearance shows immigration hurting Obama among Hispanics “I am the champion in chief of comprehensive immigration reform,” Obama insisted. “But until Congress passes new laws, I am constrained in what I’m able to do.” While some legal analysts have said Obama could unilaterally suspend a ... 03/7/2014 - 7:59 am | View Link
Obama Gives Latinos Full Court Press The president appeared at a town-hall-style event Thursday, hosted by Spanish-language media outlets, to urge Latinos to sign up for insurance options made available by the health law before open enrollment ends March 31. NPR: Obama Pitches Health Care Law ... 03/7/2014 - 2:24 am | View Link
Sacandomelao.com... Barack Obama hablando en español para ... El Presidente envió un mensaje a los latinos desde la Casa Blanca..para Premio Lo Nuestro...mucho de lo que habló fue en español.. 02/28/2014 - 2:37 am | View Website
Jennifer Lopez: Join Latinos for Obama Join Latinos for Obama: http://OFA.BO/L7ZmJi Jennifer Lopez shares why she supports President Obama and why you should get involved. In many states voting ... 02/27/2014 - 6:45 pm | View Website
Obama-Biden Transition Project The transition has ended and the new administration has begun. Please join President Barack Obama at Whitehouse.gov. 02/27/2014 - 2:46 am | View Website
As Deportations Rise to Record Levels, Most Latinos Oppose ... By a ratio of more than two-to-one (59% versus 27%), Latinos disapprove of the way the Obama administration is handling deportations of unauthorized immigrants. 02/26/2014 - 2:36 pm | View Website
President Obama Chooses Founder of Latino-Owned Bank to ... Transcript for President Obama Chooses Founder of Latino-Owned Bank to Head SBA 01/15/2014 - 4:37 pm | View Website
The White House says President Barack Obama has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) he welcomes the unified position of the United States and the European Union on Ukraine.
The leaders agreed that Russia must pull back its forces from Ukraine's Crimea region, allow international observers and human rights monitors into Crimea to make sure the rights of ethnic Russians in Ukraine are protected, and support free and fair presidential elections.
Way back in the dewy early days of the Internet, back when it was still the World Wide Web and people actually prefaced a website address by saying “W-W-W”, there were not many places that were readily available to rage against the machine, indulge in the growing art that came to be known as ‘snark’, and generally vent at the world.
For some there were bulletin boards or listservs, where like-minded people congregated and traded stories and quips and information that was gleaned from between the lines of what eventually became known as the ‘Mainstream Media.’ Speaking for myself, a cheery group of us lived daily on Salon’s Table Talk, which you might say became the training ground for more than a few “somewhat popular bloggers.”
And then there was Bartcop.com.
Bartcop was a snarky, no-holds barred, riotous – at times mean-spirited, but never untruthful – oasis of hilarity and vitriol, where politicians and a compliant media were called out for their bullshit.
Florida State University Provost Garnett Stokes will serve as the institution’s interim president while a search begins to replace Eric Barron, who leaves in less than a month for Penn State University.
The debate over charter schools is heating up again between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as each tried to muscle his way into the spotlight over education reform in the state.