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1 hr ago | Common Dreams
President Obama traveled to Soweto, South Africa this week for the memorial service for former president and anti-apartheid movement leader Nelson Mandela.
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5 hrs ago | The Washington Post
When the Obama administration realized that HealthCare.gov was fundamentally broken rather than merely glitchy, aides called former management consultant Jeff Zients to fix it.
9 hrs ago | National Journal
Republicans are launching a class war with racial undertones-and hurting the poor whites they'll need to win in 2014.
"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is in talks to star in a new movie called "The Childhood Of A Leader."
One of President Barack Obama 's closest advisors revealed late Wednesday that he will be moving on from his position in the White House.
Arkansas is nicknamed the Natural State, and its capital lives up to the moniker.
Famous people! They tweet just like us, except that way more folks actually care about what they have to say.
John Podesta, who served as former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff for three years, will join President Barack Obama's staff as a counselor, The New York Times reported on Monday.
John Podesta opposed the Keystone XL pipeline as president of the Center for American Progress.
Eureka! Entertainment have announced the release of the first-ever Best Picture Academy Award winner, Wings starring the exquisite early-Hollywood actress Clara Bow and from the director of such golden-era classics as The Public Enemy, Beau Geste , and Track of the Cat , William A. Wellman.
Most Americans can't even find Armenia on a map , much less recite any of its history.
The movie will focus on the childhood of a post-World War I leader and will be directed by actor Brady Corbet, who also co-wrote the script and will be making his feature film directorial debut.
A panel of political strategists and analysts on CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper on Tuesday noted that President Barack Obama is bringing on former White House chief of staff to President Bill Clinton , John Podesta , as a counselor amid historically low job approval ratings.
Remember when Bill Clinton was twice elected President as a "New Democrat" who wanted to get along with people in the private economy? Nowadays even writing in favor of ideas that Mr. Clinton supported can get you branded a heretic and banished from impolite liberal society.
When President Obama and predecessors George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter attended Nelson Mandela's memorial in South Africa on Tuesday, it marked only the second time ever that four U.S. presidents had gathered together on foreign soil.
That is starting to change. Last year black Marines who served during World War II, named Montford Point Marines after the segregated boot camp where they trained, were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal during a moving ceremony.