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Maybe Obama Should Take Up Painting

The left criticizes Obama over NSA surveillance, lack of action on climate change and immigration, and being too conciliatory with the big banks.
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Seven Million - Check. Untold Millions - Unchecked.

The healthcare push led to 7 million sign-ups, surpassing the Administration's targets, and giving a boost to this new program, while getting more Americans covered.
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Cold War, Cool War, Old War, New War?

In Russia's recent power plays and provocation, some commentators compare to 1930s Europe, others see the specter of the Soviet spread, but it's really a new challenge to the new world order.
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The Weight of the World, The Wait of the World

Russia has annexed Crimea. Ukraine is pulling out its troops. The world knows it has the burden to respond yet everyone waits to see who will go first.
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Obama Time, Overtime or Out Of Time?

The Prez pushes overtime pay for more Americans as he realizes he may be running out of time to address growing inequality in our country.
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Russians Rush In. Europe, You're Up.

After upheaval upends Ukrainian government, Putin's put in a new position, Russians rush in and if you think we are jumping to conclusions you can Crimea river...
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When Definite Meets Defiant

One day, the Ukrainian leader definitely stood firm. The next, he was ousted by a defiant nation and is on the run as the world races to react.
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Civil Unrest and the Uncivil Rest

In Russia, Pussy Riot's post-prison protests lead to arrest under Putin's police power and assault by Cossack militia members.
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They Raised the Ceiling, Now Raise the Floor

Boehner's buddies bucked the Tea Party to lower the insanity and raise the debt ceiling.
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In Some Events the US Should Not Go for the Gold

As the Olympics begin in a country that is a leader in silencing dissent and imprisoning citizens, it would be a good time for the United States to close Guantanamo and reform policing tactics.
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The Polar Vortex of US Politics

While another deep freeze engulfs the country, a deeper freeze permeates US diplomacy, as critics cast a chill on negotiations with Iran and create slippery conditions for Syria talks.
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Washington Has Joined The Jersey Bridge-and-Tunnel Crowd

Chris Christie's not the only one with a bridge to sell you: in Washington, some argue the NSA never went to far, that Food Stamps promote a culture of dependency and that we'll get better internet
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Did Hell Just Freeze Over?

As America shivered through a historic freeze, Obama warmed up the discussion of poverty, the Senate passed unemployment benefits and debate shifted from austerity to inequality.
 

From Endured To Insured, Though Not Yet Assured

We survived a year of stalemate and shutdowns, shouting matches, sideshows and sh*t-storms, and somehow, despite setbacks and silliness, millions of Americans begin the new year insured.
 

2013: Slow Down, Showdown, Snowden and Snowed In

A year that began with a bold Inauguration following a clear re-election and talk of mandate was mired in revelations of government spying, a stalled Washington agenda and a faulty website.
 

Congress Brakes for Break, But Is Already Broken

A year after the Newtown massacre, Congress still hasn't passed sensible gun laws. A year after the GOP announced a change of heart, Congress has done nothing on immigration reform.
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The World Misses Mandela, While Some Miss The Point

As the world marks the passing of a historic figure, a man who united through words and action, some critics decided that the real story is who the American President shook hands with.
 

The Party of Nope vs Hope and the Pope

While Fox News trumps up a War on Christmas, the Corporatocracy wages a war on Thanksgiving, expanding Black Friday into Bleak Thursday as workers leave family tables for retail spectacles.
 

Thankful for Nuclear Options and New, Clear Options

The Senate addresses historic obstruction by dealing with dramatic filibuster dysfunction, enraging the GOP and engaging democracy to move forward on Presidential appointments.
 

Listening to Lincoln, Keeping up Kennedy

150 years ago, Lincoln extolled the importance of a government of, by and for the people. Today, the Gettysburg Address would be criticized by cable news for being too short to take seriously.