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
Meet the Press Transcript - NBCNews.com ... a high-stakes crisis for President Obama, from ... you might have heard -- and the GOP is heading ... to the convention in Cleveland, do you ... 07/13/2014 - 11:54 am | View Link
Past immigration stances problematic for Coffman, Romanoff - Denver Post President Barack Obama last week ... the incumbent and his GOP allies ... in Washington offering him praise for ... opponents argued, would ... 07/12/2014 - 2:08 pm | View Link
Mississippi Runoff Bad News for Thad Cochran A runoff is likely in Mississippi, and that isn’t good news for CochranWith 99.5% precincts reporting, Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel leads incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) by just more than 2,000 votes in Mississippi’s GOP Senate race. And with no one reaching 50% -- McDaniel is at 49. 06/4/2014 - 9:46 am | View Link
Michigan officials at odds over new EPA carbon emissions proposal Michigan elected officials, energy providers and environmental groups wasted little time today weighing in on a new Environmental Protection Agency proposal to reduce carbon emissions. 06/2/2014 - 1:58 pm | 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
Florida’s Charlie Crist heaps praise on Obama: ‘God bless him’ Charlie Crist heaped praise on President Obama Sunday morning ... Rick Scott after a short stint as an Independent. He described the GOP as fractured and unsure of what it wants to do. “It’s sad,” he said. Mr. Crist acknowledged Florida’s economy ... 03/9/2014 - 5:56 am | View Link
After Obama, Christie Wants a G.O.P. Hug His lavish praise for Mr. Obama’s response to the storm ... prompting a number of Republicans to wonder aloud whether he is a reliable party leader. “It hurt him a lot,” said Douglas E. Gross, a longtime Republican operative in Iowa who has overseen ... 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
Politics | Washington Examiner Obama administration hands oil industry a big win. By ZACK COLMAN | 07/18/14 01:26 PM The Obama administration announced Friday ... 07/21/2014 - 11:57 pm | View Website
Obama heaps praise on the deserter and craps on the ... Obama heaps praise on the deserter and craps on the soldiers who didn’t desert. What world am I on? 07/21/2014 - 8:05 am | View Website
Politics News and U.S. Elections Coverage Get the latest breaking politics news and political coverage of U.S. elections. Get updates on President Obama's White House, Congress and more at ABC News. 07/21/2014 - 7:07 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 ... 07/20/2014 - 9:49 pm | View Website
Obama Praises Australian Gun Confiscation, Vows to Act ... First, Obama took an opportunity to praise Australia for their knee-jerk laws banning almost all guns and confiscating them from gun owners: Couple of ... 07/19/2014 - 11:59 pm | View Website
Human Rights Watch has released a scathing report on the FBI's conduct with regard to how it investigates possible terrorism suspects and in some cases, creates them.
The Guardian reports:
"In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act," the report alleges.
Out of the 494 cases related to terrorism the US has tried since 9/11, the plurality of convictions – 18% overall – are not for thwarted plots but for "material support" charges, a broad category expanded further by the 2001 Patriot Act that permits prosecutors to pursue charges with tenuous connections to a terrorist act or group.
In one such incident, the initial basis for a material-support case alleging a man provided "military gear" to al-Qaida turned out to be waterproof socks in his luggage.
Several cases featured years-long solitary confinement for accused terrorists before their trials.
Azuma Makoto has created a completely unprecedented set of landscape images that show organic life on the edge of space.
Working with JP Aerospace, the Tokyo artist has sent a bonsai tree, orchids, lilies and other plants into the stratosphere, suspended in a balloon.
The resulting images beautifully state the mystery of life on Earth.
Mourners gather around the bodies of seven members of the Kelani family, killed overnight by an Israeli strike in Gaza City, during their funeral CREDIT: AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis Palestinian health officials on Monday announced that the death toll had topped 500 during the two week-long Israeli operation, with a signifanct increase in pace after the ground invasion of the Gaza Strip began last week.
A Republican senator’s challenge to the part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law involving members of Congress and their staffs was dismissed Monday by a federal judge.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R—Wisc.) filed the suit related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision that members of Congress and their staff may only receive health plans created under the healthcare law, or offered through a online exchange established under the law.
“After days of resistance, pro-Russian rebels on Monday yielded some ground in the crisis surrounding downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17—handing over passengers’ bodies, relinquishing the plane’s black boxes and pledging broader access for investigators to the crash site.” [WashPost]
Why Putin Is Willing to Take Big Risks in Ukraine [WSJ]
“The crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 exposes the truth about RT, the Russian English-language propaganda outlet.” [TIME]
“Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.