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
King, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopes Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys. They're just a little behind Major, the boy's name that jumped the most spots on the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names. 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
Rick Perry Can’t Quit Campaigning - Daily Beast Rick Perry Can’t Quit Campaigning - Huffington Post 12/4/2013 - 5:57 am | View Link
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After Obama, Christie Wants a G.O.P. Hug A few days after Hurricane Sandy shattered the shores of New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie picked up the phone to take on a different kind of recovery work: taming the Republican Party fury over his effusive embrace of President Obama. On Nov. 3 ... 11/19/2012 - 1:26 pm | View Link
Christie & Obama Bromance? Barack & GOP Governor Team Up In Wake Of Sandy (PHOTOS) In the meantime, Republican strategists deny that the bipartisan praise given from a leading GOP party favorite and a Romney surrogate will hurt Romney’s campaign. The Daily Beast reports: Republican strategists say Romney’s sidelining by the storm ... 10/31/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Obama Praise Taints GOP's Romney, Huntsman What the praise is really meant to do is taint the potent challengers with a liberal patina that will hurt them with the conservative base as they seek the Republican nomination. The strategy hasn’t escaped attention. “You may have noticed,” Romney ... 03/8/2011 - 8:25 am | View Link
Could Republican Praise for Centrist Obama Hurt 2012 Chances? If other GOP leaders join McCain’s celebration of Obama’s new management ... So, what happens if other Republicans start to shower the president with praise? “Guilt by association” can have an incredible impact on electoral results. 02/3/2011 - 11:00 am | View Link
Obama’s compliments could hurt GOP 2012 rivals As the Washington Post's Perry Bacon notes today, Obama and other White House officials have gone out of their way in recent weeks to praise two potential GOP 2012 rivals, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. And as Obama himself noted when praising ... 02/1/2011 - 11:00 am | View Link
We live in pervasively antinomian times, and basic unawareness of law is all around us. Yet ignorance of what law is, of why we have it, and even of how one needs to talk about law in order to make good sense, hampers the cause of clarity and reform. The recent comments of Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, new Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, regarding possible changes in the canonical discipline of withholding holy Communion from Catholics divorced-and-remarried outside the Church, seem a good example of antinomianism.
Towards the end of the last millennium, when the year 2000 was near, many people were asked what was in their view the most important invention of those thousand years. The majority gave answers like the television, or the computer, or the internet. The Italian philosopher Umberto Eco answered: the cultivation of the bean, whose introduction in the Middle Ages freed the European peoples from the spectre of hunger.
(Reuters) - Undocumented immigrants in Illinois began taking road tests on Tuesday to qualify for driver's licenses, starting a process expected to be closely watched by other U. S. states that are preparing to implement similar laws. Illinois is the largest U. S. state to implement legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to get licenses - following in the steps of New Mexico and Washington.