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Bobby Jindal Sued By His Allies Over Common Core

Joy Resmovits | July 22, 2014 | Politics
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) spent Tuesday fending off a legal attack from his allies. Two years ago, Jindal visited a charter school operated by the Choice Foundation, a nonprofit organization that manages a chain of charter schools in Louisiana. Jindal was there to announce his support for the...

Researchers Think They Know Why College-Educated People Support The Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | July 22, 2014 | Politics
College-educated supporters of the tea party might change their political tune if they mingled more with those less educated than themselves. Researchers from the University of Notre Dame said college graduates are more likely to support tea party ideas if they live in counties characterized by high levels...

Senate, House On Collision Course On Border Money

AP | Sara Bondioli | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas...

Beyoncé Just Morphed Into The Feminist Icon Of Our Dreams

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | July 22, 2014 | Women
Whether you like Beyoncé's certain brand of feminism or not, Queen B is confident in her beliefs -- and wants you to know about them. On Tuesday, July 22 the superstar Instagrammed a ***Flawless photo of her in the famous Rosie The Riveter pose. All...

Dem Lawmaker Slams Rick Perry Move As 'Nothing More Than A Publicity Stunt'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | July 22, 2014 | Politics
Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) announced plans on Monday to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, a move state Rep. Terry Canales calls "nothing more than a publicity stunt." Canales, a Democrat, joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss Perry's bold move and the

Vine User Blasts Employees Following Him Around Stores In Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | July 22, 2014 | Black Voices
While shopping in a series of convenience stores, Vine user Rashid Polo realized that something was up: the store employees around him were ostensibly hard at work, bending to rearrange products for sale, busying themselves with drink machines, but they kept popping up wherever he went. This...

Harry Reid Blames House GOP's 'Crazy Ideas' For Stalled Border Bill

Michael McAuliff | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blamed Republicans in the House for stalling efforts of Congress to deal with the crisis of children flocking to the border, saying the representatives were hamstrung by their own "crazy ideas." "I think that if you are focusing on the House, they...

NCLR President: GOP Will Lose White House If Attitude On Child Refugees Continues

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | July 22, 2014 | Latino Voices
LOS ANGELES -- Janet Murguía, president of the country's largest Latino advocacy group, has a formal warning for Republicans: Help the child refugees at the border and act on immigration reform, or say goodbye to the idea of winning the White House. Murguía, the head of the National Council of...

Government Arrests 192 On Immigrant Smuggling Charges Over Past Month

AP | Sara Bondioli | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to discourage and disrupt the flood of tens of thousands of people crossing the border illegally....

Jorge Ramos's Powerful Defense Of Immigrant Children In Border Crisis

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | July 22, 2014 | Media
Jorge Ramos delivered a powerful speech on Tuesday against conservative efforts to deport the thousands of Central American children who have been arriving at the US border. Ramos hit back at GOP voices like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) who are pushing for a speedier...

Everyday Sexism Isn't So Subtle When It Happens To Men

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | July 22, 2014 | Women
While it shouldn't take a gender-swapped video to illustrate just how skewed our treatment of women is, this one certainly does the trick. A new video from Buzzfeed titled "If Men Were Women" shows every day scenarios -- but the genders of those involved are reversed. ...

John Boehner: Obama, Democrats 'Jeopardizing Our Ability' To Resolve Border Crisis

Elise Foley | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Should Congress fail to approve funding to deal with the border crisis before the legislative recess in August, it will be President Barack Obama's fault, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday. In a statement, Boehner said that a working group of House Republicans has completed its...

Put This Marijuana Quiz In Your Pipe And Smoke It

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | July 22, 2014 | Politics
This year has already been a huge one for marijuana and pot policy, and if you don't know why, this quiz is already looking pretty tough. Whether you're an occasional toker, a hardcore marijuana policy expert or just love the fact that the substance has about 3 million different nicknames,...

Jennifer Lopez Poses In A Bikini For Leah Remini

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | July 22, 2014 | Entertainment
It's great to have your best friend around for some Instagram fun. Just ask Jennifer Lopez. Lopez posted a bikini snapshot to Instagram Monday, July 21. The photo -- which shows Lopez relaxing in a two-piece in a lounge chair -- was taken by her pal, Leah...

Immigration Judge Warns Against Swamped U.S. Courts: 'We Are Reaching A Point Of Implosion'

Reuters | Reuters | July 22, 2014 | Politics
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - A deluge of Central American children pouring into the United States threatens to burst the seams of already overstuffed immigration courts, and President Barack Obama's steps to ease the crisis are likely to make matters worse rather than better for some, U.S....

2008 Immigration Law Stalls Congressional Action On Border Crisis

Sara Bondioli | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. That was the genesis of a law six years ago that is now at...

Amid Gridlocked Congress, Harry Reid Accuses GOP Of 'Ransoming Children To Get Their Way'

Shadee Ashtari | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. "Pass a bill or don't come back from recess," William...

Republicans Have Some Truly Horrifying Theories About The Children Crossing The Border

Natasha Bach | July 22, 2014 | Politics
Since the beginning of October, more than 57,000 unaccompanied children have been caught at the U.S.-Mexico border trying to enter the United States illegally. As the number of detained children grows, so does the number of politicians who have spoken on the subject. Rep. Randy Neugebauer...

Chokehold Death Puts New York's Controversial Police Chief Back In The Spotlight

Saki Knafo | July 22, 2014 | Politics
NEW YORK -- On a freezing day this past winter, a small group of protesters gathered outside police headquarters in downtown Manhattan. They were barely noticed by the throngs of reporters who streamed through the doors of 1 Police Plaza to watch a celebrated cop be sworn in...

Suspect Impersonated Officer And Targeted Immigrants For Sex Crimes: San Francisco Police

Michael McLaughlin | July 22, 2014 | Crime
SAN FRANCISCO -- Immigrants were drugged and sexually assaulted by a man who impersonated a police officer and threatened to harm them if they reported him, the San Francisco Police Department said Monday. Jeffrey Bugai, 35, preyed upon recent immigrants to the Bay Area from Central America who had...
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