Crimea Ukraine Russia,
Ukraine and the West insist that Crimeans do not have the right to vote on independence. Russia agrees. This tragic meeting of minds moves us toward a potentially tumultuous showdown.
Looking back at the history of climate negotiations, it has been framed as a long suffering process, characterized by a lack of vision and ambition, and politicization of possibilities. All of this has lead to there currently being more carbon into the planet's atmosphere than ever before.
Trade Promotion Authority,
Trans-Pacific Partnership Tpp,
World Trade Organization,
Free Trade Agreements,
Our labor market is certainly not on sound footing. Real wage and income growth has been dismal. Where will the markets of 2114 be? With 95 percent of the world's customers outside the U.S. borders, they certainly are not likely to be disproportionately in red or blue states.
I knew we were on to something. For much of 2013, our team at Provide explored ideas about how we could move people on the issue of abortion in deeply conservative and seemingly entrenched places. We considered that the facts are on our side -- again and again abortion has...
Republicans won in Florida's 13th district special congressional election on Tuesday. What does this mean?
Central Intelligence Agency,
Senate Intelligence Committee,
Senator Dianne Feinstein,
Senator Patrick Leahy,
The Senate must prevail in this Constitutional showdown between a secretive Executive Branch relic of the Cold War that has a long history of doing nasty things in our name.
If you know people in your family or circle of friends who still haven't shopped for health insurance on one of the marketplaces, either because they're worried about the cost or because they have no idea how it all works, feel free to use the information below to help clear things up.
Listening to conservatives at the CPAC conference last week is a remarkable experience. It might make you laugh, it might make you cry, or most likely both. It will probably give you a headache and raise your blood pressure if you listen too long, so do be careful.
It was fascinating to listen to my Senate colleagues from across the country as they discussed what people in their states are experiencing now and the threats they face from climate change -- including extreme weather. Climate change is real, and it is happening all around us -- from coast to coast.
A promise was made and a promise has been broken. And it has been broken to the very people Obamacare should be helping. The people that asked for our help to support them and their cause now need to fix the devastating consequences of their actions. It is quite simple.
Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human development -- key factors like how we educate our children, how we treat our prisoners, how we take care of the sick and more.
During his tenure as mayor, Daley consistently failed to make the required contribution to the city's pension funds. As a result, according to his successor Rahm Emanuel, the city is on the brink of bankruptcy.
Politicians like to talk about the U.S. being the envy of the world. No one likes to admit that power still has its limits. It just seems to go against the American grain. When people talk about a weak president, perhaps the next step shouldn't be to look at his personality, but the position of the country.
Torture is never justified and is always and everywhere morally wrong. The fact that a majority of Americans still don't get that is a great moral catastrophe and one that must be faced directly.
I have seen little outrage over Putin's use of incognito soldiers running amok in an independent country on furtive missions. This strikes me as an issue bigger than Ukraine versus Russia. It is a serious affront to one of the most basic precepts of international law.
Delaying health reform's individual mandate for five years, as a House bill would do to offset the cost of permanently cancelling scheduled cuts in Medicare payments to physicians, would mean about 13 million more uninsured Americans in 2018 compared to current law, with similar increases in most years that the mandate isn't in effect.
America shouldn't fear action. It should fear a political culture designed to divert attention away from practical realities. The solution is a clean break: New leaders who do not get overwhelmed by cynicism, emboldened by a popular movement to fix this broken system, top to bottom.
Behind-the-scenes political maneuvering and lip service by Democrats could once again prevent our state from providing equal access to college.
Funny Or Die,
White House Press Secretary,
Yes, it's true: the times they are a-changin'. It's also time to get some new journalists in the White House Q&A room. Immediately.