Politics

November 08, 2013

Did Lindsey Graham Sponsor the Abortion Ban Because Marco Rubio Wouldn't?

On Thursday, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a bill that would outlaw abortion at 20 weeks, a companion to a measure that passed the House of Representatives this June and an echo of laws that have already passed in more than a dozen

The Pivotal, Behind-the-Scenes Story of How the "Game Change" Guys Get Sources to Talk
12:00 AM

Looking back, the interview on January 30, 2009 would prove to be a game-changer for Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

November 07, 2013

If College Students Can't Say What 'Consent' Is, Then We Should Teach It Sooner
8:00 PM

What I remember most about freshman orientation at Tufts is meeting friends, getting absurdly lost on campus, and purchasing an enormous “Starry Night” poster for my basement dorm room.

Betsy Rothstein, Washington's Strangest Gossip, Does Not Explain Washington
5:20 PM

Go ahead and try to use Betsy Rothstein as a lens to understand the capital. It can't be done.

The EPA's Nationwide Carbon-Emissions Tour Rides Into D.C. With "Carpe Diem!"

“Here are my words for the EPA,” a speaker at a Sierra Club event, Laura MacLeery, shouted into a mic in a packed room Thursday morning. “Be bold, brave, creative, visionary!

Congress Is Starving the Agency That's Supposed to Prevent Another Meltdown
4:02 PM

Bart Chilton, the colorful, mullet-sporting member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), resigned this week, after casting a final vote to set position limits, which would regulate the number of commodity trades individual speculators c

The Next Big Fight Between Hillary Clinton and Liberals
3:20 PM

Hillary Clinton’s appearance at the liberal Take Back America conference in 2007 is primarily remembered for the boos and hisses she garnered when she said, "The American military has succeeded.

Antonin Scalia Just Cracked the Door to State-Sanctioned Prayer
Religious supremacy may be on the rise at the Supreme Court
2:44 PM

Justice Elena Kagan framed the stakes in Town of Greece v. Galloway, the church-state case that the Supreme Court heard Wednesday, at the very beginning of the oral argument.

Rand Paul Apologizes for Plagiarism, Not for Neo-Confederate Staffers
1:01 PM

The worst thing you can do to Rand Paul is question his intellect or its honesty. Neo-confederates on the payroll? That's different.

It's True: Obamacare Will Force Some People to Pay More for the Same Coverage
12:00 AM

Examples of Obamacare plan cancellations and premium increases are getting tons of media coverage, though you rarely hear the whole story.

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