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GOP House anarchy: Will it impact the 2016 elections?

Will this state of affairs have a bearing on the future of the Republican Party and outcome of the 2016 elections?


Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.


Cuba-U.S. Relations: Next stop, Congress

The Cuban position is that there are still things the Obama administration can do by executive order to move things forward. 


After Oregon shooting, Obama pleads for new gun control measures

"As I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, our thoughts and prayers are not enough."


Right wingers shift strategy: Government to stay open for now

Resolutions passed by large majorities in both houses guarantee that federal agencies will continue receiving their current levels of funding until December 11.


Right-wing scheme to shut down government may flop

Although right-wing Republicans are still scheming to shut down the federal government, at the moment their efforts seem to be faltering.


Today in history: Ethel Rosenberg born, commemoration in Los Angeles

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens executed at Sing Sing prison in Ossining, N.Y. on June 19, 1953.


Pope to Congress: Politics cannot be a slave to finance

He is the first pope in history to address a joint session of Congress.


GOP: No bootstraps for you, baby!

The whole motley GOP crew is determined to do whatever it takes to deny workers and their children economic mobility.


Pope Francis at White House: Fight climate change, aid immigrants

Speaking from a White House porch to a huge, ecstatic, cheering crowd, Francis did not mince words in his rebuke of climate change deniers.

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