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Forcing Obama's Hand on Gay Marriage

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5 mentions14 hours ago 14 hours ago
A devoted group of people, and some unexpected events, led Obama to announce his support for gay marriage in 2012.

Russian Diplomats Are Eating America's Lunch

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3 mentions2 hours ago 2 hours ago
Working the Afghanistan account at the State Department in the late 1980s, I occasionally met the Russian muckraking journalist Artyom Borovik. Before he joined the vanguard of those agitating for change during glasnost, he had served as a Soviet diplomat. The son of a Novosti journalist posted to ...

The winner and finalists of the 2014 Peeps Diorama Contest, 180 spin

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4 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
We asked for masterpeeps. You delivered. Here are the finalists of the 2014 Peeps Diorama Contest.

The KKK Is a Terrorist Organization

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
This weekend, three people were killed in violent incidents outside Kansas City. From the earliest reports, the killings bore all the hallmarks of a terrorist attack. There is still no consensus over the definition, but terrorism usually denotes a nonstate actor attacking civilian targets to spread fear for ...

Jo Becker’s Troubling Travesty Of Gay History

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9 mentions4 hours ago 4 hours ago
Journalist Jo Becker has a new book out on the marriage equality movement. The revolution began, it appears, in 2008. And its Rosa Parks was a man you would be forgiven for knowing nothing about, C...

Why Unmarried Women Are the Key to 2014

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4 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Last week, Washington discovered unmarried women. As pollsters who have been studying this group of voters for years, we say: Welcome to the party. Admittedly, it’s an unusual way to slice the American electorate. After all, it’s not like widows, divorcées and single women in their 20s think ...

Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

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4 mentions16 hours ago 16 hours ago
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators Wedn

Koch Brothers Net Worth Tops $100 Billion as TV Warfare Escalates

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3 mentions5 hours ago 5 hours ago
Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who run Wichita, Kansas-based Koch Industries Inc., added $1.3 billion to their collective fortune yesterday on reports that U.S. industrial production gained more than forecast. The surge elevated their net worth to more than $100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires ...

Can liberals 'Palinize' Susana Martinez?

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3 mentions14 hours ago 14 hours ago
The liberal outlet Mother Jones today asks: "Is New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the Next Sarah Palin?"Just to get a feel for the article, here are a couple of key excerpts:Despite numerous requests, the governor and her aides declined to comment for this piece. But previously unreleased audio ...

Ukraine Can’t Beat Russian Military

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4 mentions19 hours ago 19 hours ago
By sending its military to quell the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev may be setting itself up for a spectacular defeat, as neither its army nor its intelligence services are prepared for a confrontation with Russia

Playing Putin’s Game

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8 mentions53 minutes ago 53 minutes ago
It's time to start thinking strategically about how to deal with Vladimir Putin in a post-Crimea world.

Ted Cruz fundraising drops post-shutdown

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6 mentions6 hours ago 6 hours ago
Ted Cruz’s fundraising dropped sharply in the early months of 2014 after peaking during the government shutdown, a signal that his central role in that fight was a boon to his campaign finances. The Texas Republican’s fundraising still remained strong in 2014 for a senator who isn’t up ...

Rand Paul: Foreign policy is no place for ‘red lines’

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Real foreign policy is made in the gray areas.

Oklahoma bans local wage hikes

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5 mentions3 hours ago 3 hours ago
The ban circumvents an effort to boost Oklahoma City's lowest wage.

Here’s What the CIA Director Was Really Doing in Kiev

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7 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
The head of the CIA just made a secretive journey to Ukraine—to do what, he won’t say. But the answer could change the power equation in the hottest of geopolitical hotspots.

Ukraine: Armored Vehicles Seen Flying Russian Flags

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6 mentions9 hours ago 9 hours ago
Russian paratroopers have been spotted in eastern Ukraine while elements of the Ukrainian army have defected and are now flying Russian flags

How Fracking Could Break Colorado Democrats

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10 mentions15 hours ago 15 hours ago
Jared Polis really doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. If you saw the Colorado congressman speaking on the House floor last month wearing a clip-on bowtie with a polo shirt under his blazer, you know what I’m talking about. He’s been this way since he first emerged on ...

Al Qaeda's biggest gathering in years captured on video: Why officials are scrutinizing footage

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4 mentions14 hours ago 14 hours ago
Find out what intelligence officials are saying about "part pep rally, part propaganda tape"

Alleged Hillary Clinton Shoe Thrower Detained

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7 mentions16 hours ago 16 hours ago
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face federal charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.

As Syrian army steps up Homs offensive, rebels look for exit or prepare for final fight

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6 mentions2 hours ago 2 hours ago
Amid the bombardment by Assad’s forces, some rebels look for the exit, while others brace for a final fight.

US readies sanctions, demands concessions from Russia

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3 mentions3 hours ago 3 hours ago
The United States warned Wednesday it was "actively preparing" new sanctions to hit Russia if critical Ukraine talks do not produce concessions from Moscow. US officials privately signaled they had little hope that the Geneva talks between Russia, Ukraine, the European Union and Washington would make significant progress.

The Center for Public Integrity's response to ABC News

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13 mentions11 hours ago 11 hours ago
Setting the record straight over credit on the Pulitzer for investigative reporting.

Elizabeth Warren memoir `A Fighting Chance’ recounts her Washington battles over financial regulation

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13 mentions8 hours ago 8 hours ago
Senator Elizabeth Warren’s memoir ``A Fighting Chance,’’ obtained by the Globe in advance of next week’s release date, is a campaign-style book that will undoubtedly stoke more calls for her to mount a 2016 presidential campaign. The liberal Massachusetts lawmaker has insisted she will not run for president ...

How Fracking Could Break Colorado Democrats

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Jared Polis really doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. If you saw the Colorado congressman speaking on the House floor last month wearing a clip-on bowtie with a polo shirt under his blazer, you know what I’m talking about. He’s been this way since he first emerged on ...

What Makes a Tier-2 City in China? Count the Starbucks

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4 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
What exactly differentiates a tier-two Chinese city from a tier-three city? Officially no one knows, but it might help to start by counting the Starbucks.

Ukraine's Attempt To Retake The East Fails Miserably

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8 mentions4 hours ago 4 hours ago
"They took an oath to the people of Ukraine. And we're the people," said a rebel militia commander. "They can't change sides – they're on our side."

The Pen, Phone, and Stray Voltage

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3 mentions15 hours ago 15 hours ago
After pay-gap flap, Obama turns to worker training.
 

 

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