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It is a tragedy that the 239 passengers on Malaysian Air MH 370 never made it to Beijing, and appear to have been the victims of a hijacking that went horribly wrong.
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2 hrs ago | Common Dreams
Wall Street's big banks and their financial networks that collapsed the U.S. economy in 2008-2009, were saved with huge bailouts by the taxpayers, but these Wall Street Gamblers are still paid huge money and are again creeping toward reckless misbehavior.
4 hrs ago | ThinkProgress
New guidance released by the Department of Health and Human Services Friday offers crucial protections to same-sex couples purchasing insurance coverage, including through the Marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
Despite their public claims of distance from and transparency in the battle between the CIA and Senate over the Torture Report, it's become increasingly clear the Obama White House has been in there deeper than it wants to acknowledge, working for years to cover up the Bush administration's role, withholding key documents and going to ... (more)
Paul Ryan is the leader of the Republican Party's "intellectual" wing. He has been described by the news media in fawning terms as a "policy wonk", a "numbers guy", and a "serious thinker".
Chris Christie, Godfather of New Jersey, has sunk yet lower. First, the sordid news that Christie gifted pieces of the Twin Towers wreckage to carefully chosen political cronies willing to help him, part of what was evidently his appropriation and transformation of the Port Authority into his own private, corrupt, mean-spirited political fiefdom.
Originally posted at PopularResistance.org Carl Gibson, co-founder of U.S. Uncut, is joining with other Occupy Wall Street organizers to launch a new populist political party.
This time leading a full contingent of U.S. Congressional kooks and crazies, John McCain heads back to Ukraine under the delusion of offering assistance in establishing a viable functioning government.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it will end regular Saturday delivery of mail delivery beginning in August.
In an effort to counter what it sees lack of action by the state, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to create a "Toxic Threat Strike Team" to target toxin-emitting facilities wreaking havoc on public health.
Gunmen on motorbikes in northwest Nigeria's Katsina state killed at least 69 people and torched several homes in attacks on four villages, a local lawmaker told AFP Thursday, amid rising communal tension in the region.
When I boarded the plane to Cairo, Egypt, to make sure everything was in place for the women's delegation headed to Gaza, I had no reason to think I'd end up in a jail cell at the Cairo airport and then violently deported.
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Originally posted on PopularResistance.org ) It is hard not to give Barack Obama points for his recent appearance on Between two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.
"I want to pay special homage to my father and to all those who gave their lives in the fight to recover democracy," an emotional Isabel Allende said upon taking office as the Senate President this Tuesday.
As conservatives grapple with the reality of gay marriage and the Supreme Court weighs whether companies should be forced to offer birth control to employees, it's very clear: The conflict between religious freedom and gender/sexual equality has become " the most important civil rights issue of this time."
Tens of thousands of Turks demonstrated in Istanbul and other cities on Wednesday coming off the funeral of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan.