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Colin Powell Initially Kept In The Dark About CIA Interrogation Practices, Report Finds

AP | KEN DILANIAN & EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept...

Who Will Save Hawaii's Middle Class?

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) has a utopian vision for Hawaii in which residents can earn more money, cut ties with the local electric utility...

Investigation Exposes Flaws Behind Obamacare Rollout

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama admini...

Ex-IRS Official Criticized GOP As 'Crazies,' 'Assholes' In Emails

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called conservative Republicans "crazies" and more in ema...

Koch-Backed Group Vastly Understated Its Election Spending

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonp...

Court Halts Gay Marriages In Colorado County

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Supreme Court ordered Boulder County to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while an appeal from the state attorn...

Jerry Brown Criticizes Rick Perry's Border Response: 'Wiser Minds Will Prevail'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) spoke out Monday on the surge of immigrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, criticizing Texa...

San Diego Approves Minimum Wage Hike

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

(Adds background; opponents consider ballot measure to overturn wage bill) By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO, July 28 (Reuters)...

North Carolina Attorney General To Stop Defending State's Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is reverberating across the state's border. Roy Cooper, North Caro...

Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Monday that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The 2-1 ruling upheld a p...

Three Questions to Ask During a War (and During Peacetime, Too)

Rabbi Josh Feigelson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Josh Feigelson

We live in the Too-Much-Information Age, when it seems like the more information we have, the less we can find or develop informed opinion, context and knowledge.

Dem Governor Laying Groundwork In Iowa

AP | KEN THOMAS and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. The Maryland governor is filling ...

Federal Judge Strikes Down D.C. Handgun Ban

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Saturday overturned Washington D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was un...

Here's What Happens At The World's Largest Nautical Wargames

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

When most people think of Hawaii, they think of a relaxing tropical vacation digging their toes in the sand and snorkeling in crystal blue waters. But...

Poll Finds GOP Gov Trailing His Democratic Challenger

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is still trailing Democratic rival Paul Davis, a poll released Thursday finds. A KSN News poll found Davis, a member ...

Joe Lieberman Has A New Gig

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. The private Ne...

Biden Slams Voter ID Laws As 'An Attempt To Repress Minority Voting'

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that more investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic oppo...

Walsh Says He Was Being Treated For PTSD While Writing Reportedly Plagiarized Thesis

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana says he was on medication and being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder when he used una...

Obama Lends Support To Hawaii Governor's Re-election Campaign

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie launched a radio ad Wednesday featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor's bid for re-ele...

Undercover Investigators Got Obamacare Coverage Using Fake Identities

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack ...

Most Republicans Say They Can't Live Off Minimum Wage, But Oppose Raising It

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

A poll released Tuesday found that a vast majority of Republicans say they would not be able to live off the minimum wage. A survey conducted by t...

Clinton Urges The U.S., Europe To Get Tough On Russia

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she ...

Georgia Seeks Dismissal Of Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

AP | KATHLEEN FOODY | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constit...

Obama Raises Concerns On Growing Casualties In Gaza

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday about Israel's ground operation in Gaza, the White House said in a s...

Paul Mocks Obamas For Wanting Daughters To Have Minimum Wage Jobs

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) questioned President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for wanting their children to have minimum wage jobs, telling a...