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14 min ago | Daily Kos
Over the coming year, the American Legislative Exchange Council will promote legislation with goals ranging from penalising individual homeowners and weakening state clean energy regulations, to blocking the Environmental Protection Agency, which is Barack Obama's main channel for climate action.
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14 min ago | Daily Kos
The federal health insurance exchange web site, HealthCare.gov, handled more than 950,000 visits on Tuesday without any major hiccups at all.
4 hrs ago | Common Dreams
A man rides his bike past graffiti in Detroit after the last hurdle to municipal bankruptcy was cleared on December 3, 2013.
6 hrs ago | National Public Radio
The Obama administration is renewing its sales push for the president's signature health care law.
8 hrs ago | Juan Cole
Detroit can go into bankruptcy, a judge has ruled. Likely it means that workers' pensions will be at least in part stolen from them.
A Kansas City firefighter was fatally shot in the chest by a police officer following an altercation early Sunday, police said, just hours after the firefighter's wedding.
On Tuesday, the day before the American Legislative Exchange Council will convene with hundreds of state legislators and corporate representatives for a "states and nation policy summit" in Washington, The Guardian newspaper has published a series of ALEC documents that reveal the group is amidst a major funding shortfall and is scrambling to win ... (more)
Humanity is choosing to destroy a livable climate, warn 18 of the world's leading climate experts in a new study.
"The poor and the poorer peoples are accused of violence," Pope Francis warns, "yet without equal opportunities the different forms of aggression and conflict will find a fertile terrain for growth and eventually explode."
Former Sen. Bob Smith announced Sunday that he will again seek the Senate seat he lost in a 2002 primary.
Female soldiers at Fort Hood testified Monday that they were recruited for a prostitution ring set up by a sergeant involved in the sexual assault and harassment program at the Central Texas post.
The Obama administration prosecuted a record high number of immigrant defendants in the 2013 fiscal year, with 97,384 total cases filed.
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Virginia's tax department, in consultation with outgoing Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II , has issued guidance stating that married same-sex couples cannot file their state taxes jointly, nor can small businesses claim deductions on benefits that they provide to same-sex spouses of their employees.
Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to writer Yuval Levin about the origins of the American political right and left.
The other day I referred to those who "evince zero interest in the substance of the revelations about NSA and GCHQ spying which we're reporting on around the world", but "are instead obsessed with spending their time personally attacking the journalists, whistleblowers and other messengers who enable the world to know about what is being done."
We are in a historic moment where a new cultural, political, ecological reality must emerge and replace the dominant paradigm.