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
Wonkbook: The Fed just might raise rates sooner than expected - Washington Post ... business and consumer loans and could hurt stock ... in National Journal . FRUM: Why the GOP must ... that now requires the Obama ... 08/21/2014 - 10:17 am | View Link
Paul Ryan and the Tea Party Are Breaking Up - The New Republic Online Romney Says Clinton Can’t Distance Herself From Obama - BusinessWeek 08/21/2014 - 9:44 am | View Link
As Va. GOP gathers, some anticipate slugfest - Washington Post ... wing of the GOP. “They scream about Eric Holder and President Obama ... was reacting to Obama’s praise of ... in the party will hurt ... 08/15/2014 - 9:39 am | View Link
Divisions may flare at Va. Republican Central Committee meeting - Washington Post ... wing of the GOP. “They scream about Eric Holder and President Obama ... was reacting to Obama’s praise of ... in the party will hurt ... 08/15/2014 - 8:38 am | View Link
Christie rips Obama’s ‘dangerous’ foreign policy, defends post-Sandy praise Chris Christie, in an extensive interview with Fox News, defended his public praise of President Obama ... rejected the notion that this in any way hurt Mitt Romney in the race, citing statements from the GOP nominee himself. “I’ve seen him publicly ... 03/31/2014 - 2:24 pm | View Link
Hurt 'concerned' by priorities in Obama's State of the Union Four remaining GOP presidential candidates are battling to be ... One portion of Obama’s speech that Hurt said he could get behind was the praise for the nation’s military. “I certainly couldn’t agree more with him about his assessment of the ... 01/22/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
After Obama, Christie Wants a G.O.P. Hug But Mr. Murdoch was blunt: Mr. Christie risked looking like a spoiler unless he publicly affirmed his support for Mitt Romney, something the governor did the next day. Mr. Christie has been explaining himself to Republicans ever since. His lavish praise ... 11/19/2012 - 11:00 am | 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
An Excellent Spirit's Election Preview | The first is a scathing article on President Barack Obama. Hanson begins by celebrating the obvious “strengths of Barack Hussein Obama, 38 th President of the ... 08/31/2014 - 8:20 am | View Website
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Obama has rope-a-doped these GOP clowns hard Republicans now have Obama right where Obama wants them to. And consider the odd situation in which that leaves the President. As much as he has been under ... 08/30/2014 - 11:28 am | View Website
Why Do The Republicans And The Tea Party Hate President Obama? The republicans, Rush Limbaugh and others' stated agenda was to stop President Obama from being successful. Not to try to make the country better, to help people or ... 08/29/2014 - 1:38 pm | View Website
It was about a year and a half ago that Reince Priebus' Republican National Committee released its "autopsy" of the 2012 election, making hundreds of recommendations for how the party cannot suck so much. Among its recommendations were a "a $10 million marketing campaign, aimed in particular at women, minorities and gays." It suggested that "biologically stupid" remarks had hurt the party among women and that Republicans must "change their tone," Priebus said, to show "dignity and respect, that nobody deserves to have their dignity diminished." Overall the message was about being more inclusive -- not just rhetorically, but in policy prescriptions as well.
Some people believe that feminists hate men, but I'm actually pretty sure that Fox News hates men. If you were an alien and tried to learn everything you could about men exclusively by watching Fox News, you would basically think they were the worst pieces of shit ever. Earlier this week, Fox News hated men by declaring that all of them like to catcall women and that street harassment is basically in their man blood and man bones.
On Thursday, the California Legislature passed a bill requiring state universities to adopt a "yes means yes" affirmative consent policy, aimed at curbing campus sexual assaults. The new law promotes the novel idea that having sex with someone who is unconscious or otherwise unresponsive is not consensual -- a notion that has yet to be codified into law elsewhere, but which could spur a culture change across college campuses, according to the Associated Press:Sen.
One of the hallmarks of conservative commentary over the past few years has been the impressive ability of right-wing pundits to adhere to several different and contradictory caricatures of President Obama without suffering the slightest hint of cognitive dissonance. To the conservative mind, the president can be, depending on the situation, a bumbling dupe who is completely outmatched by the demands of the office (see: any foreign policy issue), or he can be a brilliantly devious schemer who delicately manipulates the machinery of government to achieve his nefarious ends (see: the IRS scandal).
In his latest column for the New York Times, award-winning economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman excoriates French President François Hollande for supporting the EU's German-led policy of economic austerity, and, in the process, "failing France [and] Europe as a whole.""François Hollande coulda been a contender," Krugman begins, nodding to the famous line delivered by Marlon Brando in Elia Kazan's "On the Waterfront" and, by implication, calling Hollande's political career kaput.
This summer, two high-profile killings of unarmed African-American males by local police, one in New York City and the other in Ferguson, Missouri, have made the issue of police accountability a national one. Often, stories about people killed by the police get reported in the local press, but they rarely pop up on the national media radar.