Politics

July 30, 2014

McDonald's Workers Were Just Handed a Huge Victory by the Obama Administration
12:00 AM

A rare bit of good news for millions of low-wage, fast-food workers.

Social Security Could Decide Who Controls Congress
12:00 AM

By attacking Social Security Disability Insurance specifically, Republicans seem to think they can start dismantling the whole of Social Security without openly targeting it.

July 29, 2014

The Truth About Food Stamps (Hint: They Work and Help Millions)
SNAP Has Halved The Number of Children Living In Extreme Poverty
11:55 PM

A primer on one of the most successful anti-poverty programs we have—and why conservative plans to dismantle it make no sense.

Israel-U.S. Relations Have Gotten So Bad That Everyone Believed a Likely Hoax
9:40 PM

A "leaked," likely fake transcript of an Obama-Netanyahu phone call reveals the Israeli media's massive distrust of the U.S.

Here's a Quick, Smart Way Obama Could Raise Worker Wages
Make federal contractors do right by their employees
5:14 PM

Tell federal agencies to stop contracting with firms that don't treat their employees well.

Prison Reform May Be The Last Bipartisan Issue Left in D.C.
Even Van Jones and Newt Gingrich agree
4:00 PM

Even Van Jones and Newt Gingrich agree.

The West Has Cornered Putin—and That's When He's Most Dangerous
3:15 PM

Sanctions have backed Putin into a corner. He just might lash out.

The U.S. Is Accidentally Pushing Kurdistan Toward Independence From Iraq
Kurdish oil is sitting off the Texas coast right now—and a U.S. judge just ordered its seizure
12:04 PM

Kurdish oil is sitting off the Texas coast right now—and a U.S. judge just ordered its seizure.

Why Are Conservative Health Journalists Covering for Halbig Truthers?
7:00 AM

Conservative health writers are repudiating their own reporting to back this ridiculous Obamacare lawsuit argument.

If Republicans Were Serious About Spending Less, They'd Act on Climate Change
6:47 AM

The longer we wait, the more it costs us. Welcome to the White House's latest argument in favor for climate change action.

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