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
President Obama — our positive psychologist-in-chief: Guest commentary have some presuppositions or biases about African-Americans or Latinos or women or gays.” Instead of investigating how to repair weakness and vice, positive psychologists investigate how to build strength and virtue. Instead of censuring and reviling ... 12/9/2016 - 4:52 am | View Link
Is Donald Trump Racist?15 doubtful quotes President-Elect said about Blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Asians and Obama In an election year that has seen a growing number of attacks carried out against blacks, Jews, Muslims and Latinos, Trump has a history of divisive comments that have prompted many Americans to label him a racist who will only seek to help white America ... 12/3/2016 - 3:13 am | View Link
Hillary Clinton won Latino vote but fell below 2012 support for Obama However, Clinton’s share of the Latino vote was lower than in 2012, when 71% of Latinos voted to re-elect Obama. While Clinton underperformed among Latinos compared with 2012, Republican Donald Trump won 28% of the Latino vote, a similar share to 2012 ... 11/29/2016 - 10:26 am | View Link
Without Obama in the White House, the Democratic Party is painfully and disproportionately white The second most loyal voting bloc to the Democratic Party? Latinos. Sixty-five percent of Latinos voted for Hillary Clinton. Yet, the party ran a white presidential candidate and a white vice presidential candidate. Before they resigned at the end of the ... 11/29/2016 - 8:08 am | View Link
What Happened to Hillary Clinton's Support Among Latinos? A looming question ahead of Election Day was whether Latino voters could deliver the White House to Hillary Clinton. The Democratic nominee’s team seemed optimistic, as polls showed her with a significant advantage over Trump and Latino early-voting ... 11/10/2016 - 8:52 pm | View Link
Obama: Latinos Should Vote to Give Undocumented Family ... In an interview with Latino star Gina Rodriguez, President Barack Obama urged all American Latinos to vote, specifically Latino citizens who knew illegal immigrants ... 12/4/2016 - 3:32 am | View Website
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Chris Lehmann at The Baffler writes—Neutering the News—Here’s why The Times hired the wrong kind of public editor
It was pretty much obvious at the outset of Liz Spayd’s tenure as New York Times public editor that the paper had elevated a dangerous simpleton into a position of influence. And now, with Spayd’s tone-deaf chiding of Times reporters for mostly anodyne comments on the empty spectacle of the Trump transition and call-outs to critics of President-elect Trump (another dangerous simpleton recently elevated into a position of influence), we’re seeing all the tell-tale signs of a full-fledged intellectual meltdown.
To recap: Spayd was pulling talking-head duty on Tucker Carlson’s latest Fox News brand-extension, and Carlson, like any Fox-trained grievance merchant, went into high dudgeon over a smattering of Trump-themed tweets drafted by Times hands.
Los Angeles TimesClinton won as many votes as Obama in 2012 — just not in the states where she needed them mostLos Angeles TimesThe final results of the 2016 presidential election look like this: Hillary Clinton got roughly the same number of votes that President Obama received four years ago en route to his reelection, but she nonetheless lost the presidency to Donald Trump
eNews Park ForestThis is Not Normal—Donald Trump is Declining to Read the Daily Presidential Intelligence BriefingseNews Park ForestHe has time for victory rallies. He has time to attack a union leader in Indiana on Twitter. He has time to meet with reality television producer Mark Burnett to plan a “big show” around his inauguration.
Scientists working in the Hukawng Valley in northern Myanmar have found something very special in a fragment of Cretaceous amber.
The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved in amber, according to a report published today in the journal Current Biology.
The wing of a bird, also from the Cretaceous period, was recently found in amber, but where the feathers of the ancient bird wing had the stiff central shaft and well developed structures to support flight, the feathers from the dinosaur tail were softer and more like the plumage some birds sprout for display.
The dinosaur feathers feature a poorly defined central shaft (rachis) and appear to keel to either side of the tail.
MarketWatchOpinion: The tech industry is taking too gloomy a view of the Trump presidencyMarketWatchThe invitation extended to our nation's most influential technology leaders from President-elect Donald Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner to attend a roundtable meeting on Dec. 14 sends a clear message: The Trump administration is not going to be and more »