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  1. From POTUS To Bezos: Jay Carney T...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | MediaPost

    Jay Carney has parlayed his stints as White House press secretary and director of communications for vice president Joe Biden into a top job at Amazon that will be equal parts communication and cajoling. Politico's Mike Allen broke the news yesterday that Carney would begin his new job Monday as Amazon's SVP for Worldwide Corporate Affairs, splitting his time between D.C. and Seattle.


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    3 min ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the Islamic State group seizing territory in the Middle East represents the worst threat to freedom since communism. The likely Republican presidential contender spoke Friday morning in front of an audience of conservative activists at the second day of the annual CPAC convention just outside of Washington.


  3. Signs point to Chicago as favorite for Obama libraryRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago. Two Chicago schools and one each in New York and Honolulu are in the running for the library and presidential museum, and Obama is set to pick a winner within weeks.


  4. CPAC 2015 Hashtag Campaign #EPICFAILRead the original story

    4 min ago | Crooks and Liars

    As Thom Hartmann discussed in the clip above, CPAC 2015's "Ask the Speaker" hashtag campaign didn't go so well . I've heard that people will not be allowed to drink their coffee black at the conference.


  5. Jeb Bush hit before he takes stage at conservative confabRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | McClatchy

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and radio host Laura Ingraham walk on stage during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Conference Center in Oxon Hill, Md., Feb. 26, 2015. Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham ripped Jeb Bush Friday from the same stage the former Florida governor will use in a few hours to court conservatives.


  6. UConn Foundation says open records would hurt fundraisingRead the original story

    5 min ago | CBS 3 Springfield

    The University of Connecticut Foundation has told state lawmakers any law forcing records to be opened to the public would make it harder to raise money. Representatives of the fundraising organization of the state's flagship university said at a legislative meeting Thursday that negative consequences of requiring open records would apply even if donors' names are excluded.


  7. Top GOP operative calls Scott Walker 'kind of a dumba--'Read the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    Mark Salter, who was a top adviser on the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain , is not a fan of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker . On Thursday, Salter went on Facebook and posted an article criticizing a comment Walker made about the jihadist group Islamic State at the Conservative Political Action Conference.


  8. Hillary Clinton's 'Warm, Purple Space'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Atlantic

    Answering questions at a women's conference in Silicon Valley earlier this week, Hillary Clinton told Re/code's Kara Swisher that if she ran for president, she wanted to "bring people from right, left, red, blue, [and] get them into a nice, warm, purple space where everybody is talking and where we're actually trying to solve problems." At first glance, it's just a twist on a standard throwaway line from an all-but-declared candidate.


  9. Move to regulate Internet receives mixed reviews across metroRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KETV-TV

    At Grain and Mortar, a branding and design startup, William Riley counts on Internet access to do his job. He considers the federal government's move to classify the Internet like a utility a good move.


  10. Libya: Hold Policymakers Accountable for another Washington War Gone BadRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Cato Institute

    Will America ever again be at peace? A new war always seems to start before the last one ends. The U.S. is bombing targets in Syria and sending troops back into Iraq.


  11. When the Room Is Small and You StinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Gapers Block

    When he aped his mentor Bill Clinton in his inauguration speech, one could guess that Rahm Emanuel would be going to an old playbook that may not work for him in the long run. Rahm Emanuel may have unwittingly learned a lesson from his days in the Clinton White House, specifically during his central role in the passage of NAFTA: If the big money is behind you, it does not really matter how harmful a policy is.


  12. U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar on net neutrality, Keystone XL pipeline veto, college savings programRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 |

    A lot has happened since the U.S. Congress returned from their week off following the President's Day holiday. U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, has participated in all eight votes this week, according to the most recent records available from the U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Clerk.


  13. Rubio: Obama sees deal with Iran as his legacyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says President Barack Obama sees a deal with Iran on its nuclear ambitions as his legacy. Rubio, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that the president treats Iran's religious leader with more respect than Israel's prime minister.


  14. Harry Reid is still making Republicans really, really madRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Daily Kos

    The new Republican majority in the Senate is whining about Harry Reid being a bully as much as they did when they were in the minority. He just makes them so darned mad! The new Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, wanted to initiate a lengthy floor debate on a House-passed Department of Homeland Security funding bill.


  15. Newt Gingrich: Islamic extremists are trying to...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | The Raw Story

    The Conservative Political Action Conference opened Friday with a speech by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in which he claimed that Islamic extremists could exercise undue influence over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "ISIS is piece of a world-wide threat, but it isn't the threat," he began.


  16. Good Obama, Bad ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Daily Kos

    During the last two years of a President's second term pundits begin discussing his "legacy." How will historians judge Barack Obama? Conservatives believe he will be loathed.


  17. Elizabeth Warren Opposing TPP, Because Deal Would "gut U.S. regulations"Read the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Daily Kos

    Good to see Elizabeth Warren taking on the Trans Pacific Partnership. Aside from her terrific leadership opposing Wall Street, her views on some other important issues have been less clearly progressive.


  18. Is Big Oil Buying Favorable Congressional Testimony On Climate Change?Read the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | ThinkProgress

    Last week, the New York Times revealed that one of the few actively publishing researchers who don't think humans cause global warming, Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon, secretly took $1.2 million from the fossil fuel industry - even referring to academic papers as "deliverables" in an exchange with a funder. This was big news: an alleged breach of ethical standards and violation of disclosure rules for the scientific journals in which he published.


  19. Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big dealRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio responds to reporters about the impasse over passing the Homeland Security budget because of Republican efforts to block President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House voted last month to end Homeland Security funding on Saturday unless Obama reverses his order to protect millions of immigrants from possible deportation.


  20. Ex-White House economist Hall to lead CBO, U.S. lawmakers sayRead the original story

    8 min ago | Reuters

    Former White House economist and Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner Keith Hall will replace Doug Elmendorf as head of the Congressional Budget Office, U.S. lawmakers said in a statement on Friday. Hall, who has served as chief economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisers, will direct the CBO until early 2019, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Senator Mike Enzi and House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, both Republicans, said in a statement.