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Navy Captain Suspended Amid Bribery Scheme Investigation

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy officials say they have suspended a captain because of unspecified allegations in connection with a massive bribery scheme pro...

The Vote That Will Change America

Doug Kendall | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Our federal government was designed as a republic. Within this system, and over time, elections were to have consequences and enlightened public opinion was to govern. Extra-constitutional appendages like the filibuster, abused by minority parties, have moved us away from that vision. Instead, our government is in perpetual gridlock, and the American people have lost faith in their government to even function properly. Even after this rules change, one of our parties must still win the House, the Senate, and the presidency before radically changing our country. That's no small feat. It will often require victories over the course of several elections. That's probably as it should be. Change ought to be possible, but only when one of our parties really earns it. The filibuster gave a small minority in the Senate outsized power to stifle the will of the people.

Bitcoins Can't Be Used For Campaign Contributions, FEC Says

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's election regulator says that groups can't receive contributions in the form of Bitcoins, at least for now. The Feder...

Sam Stein

Fix The Sequester Or Budget Deal Means Nothing, Obama Allies Say | Sam Stein | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Party's top think tank is urging lawmakers to accept nothing short of ending sequestration during upcoming budget cuts. ...

Federal Officials Closing Courthouses In Four States

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal officials are closing four more courthouses in an effort to save money on rent — in addition to six closings announce...

Palin Cancels NBC Interview After MSNBC Host's Gross Remarks

Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

BY DAVID BAUDER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has cancelled a planned interview with NBC's Matt Lauer at her home in Alaska i...

Defense Policy Bill Stalls Over Partisan Divide

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $625 billion defense bill that establishes military policy stalled in the Senate on Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans strug...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Politics? There's An App For That. | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Whether it's President Barack Obama's famous declaration that "change only comes from the outside," or House Speaker John Boehner's insi...

Warren Commission Staff, Counsel Stand By JFK Assassination Findings

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Carey Gillam Nov 20 (Reuters) - Richard Mosk knows they got it right. Fifty years after the assassination of Presiden...

Sabrina Siddiqui

New Bill Would Force Congress To Stay In Washington Until It Passes A Budget | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, the senior Democrat on the House Rules Committee, introduced legislation Wednesday that would prevent Co...

NRA Sues San Francisco Over Gun Magazine Ban

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of San Francisco, claiming that the city's ban on possession of gun magazines ...

Millennial, Civic Leaders Advocate for America's Oldest HBCU

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Many in the widespread coalition that make up "Heeding Cheyney's Call," are stating that the racially inequitable funding formula is the main reason that Cheyney, an all-time great institution, now has an all-time low student enrollment.

Holder Promises Decision Soon In Zimmerman Case

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will soon announce a decision on whether to file civil rights charges aga...

Bachmann Considers Suing Obama Over Canceled Plans Fix

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Tuesday that she and several of her Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives are considering suing P...

Jason Linkins

Retailers Who Open On Thanksgiving Day Are History's Greatest Monsters | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Mike Foley, who represents Cleveland in the Ohio House of Representatives, is an important hero in this land of ours. Foley has taken a stand against ...

Dem Leader Accuses GOP Of Stalling On Budget

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

BY ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 Democrat in the House said Tuesday that the top GOP negotiator on the budget i...

Senator's Son Noted Engine Trouble Ahead Of Fatal Plane Crash

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

OWASSO, Okla. (AP) — The son of Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe reported his small plane was experiencing engine trouble shortly before he died in a c...

Jason Linkins

Mary Cheney Assailed For Not Understanding How Her Sister's Brand Of Cynical Politics Works | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

So far this week, our precious news cycle has come front-loaded with hot news out of the GOP primary in the Wyoming Senate race, which features incumb...

Former Florida Secretary Of State Katherine Harris' Husband Commits Suicide

Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

The husband of former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris has committed suicide, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Police confirmed t...

Expert To Warn Congress Of Security Bugs

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Jim Finkle BOSTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A respected security expert will warn Congress on Tuesday that the Obama administration's he...

Silk Road Vendor Behind Ricin Letter Sent To Obama: Homeland Security

Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

An individual suspected of sending a letter laced with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama earlier this year is, according to the Department of...

Obama 'Deeply Disappointed' In Senate Republicans For Blocking Judicial Nominees

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Monday that he is "deeply disappointed" in Senate Republicans for blocking three of his nominees to the U.S. Court of Appe...

White House: 20 Percent Of Americans Won't Make It Through Health Care Website

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says 20 percent of Americans won't make it through the website to buy health insurance through new exchanges. The...

Obama To Brief Senators On Iran

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to meet with key senators on Iran as the White House pushes Congress to hold off on new sancti...

Sonia Sotomayor Faults Alabama Death Penalty Law

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that partisan political elections for the Alabama courts appear to be driving ju...