Will Congress Reform the Criminal Justice System?

There’s bipartisan backing, but that doesn’t mean a bill will pass Correction appended, March 27 Van Jones likes to call his Republican buddies “brother.” As in Brother Mark (Holden, the general counsel at Koch Industries), or Brother Matt (Kibbe, the CEO of the conservative group FreedomWorks). Jones, a Democratic activist and former Obama adviser, beamed as he strolled the halls […]

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Israel Acts to Ease Tensions With Palestinians With Tax Move

Israel has been under international pressure to release frozen tax funds (JERUSALEM) — Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians’ application to join the International Criminal Court. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the decision was made following the recommendation of Israel’s security establishment and because of humanitarian […]

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This Is Apple’s Plan to Kill Spotify

Apple is planning a new music service following the Beats acquisition Spotify’s biggest battle is no longer with Taylor Swift. Apple is working with headphone maker Beats to launch a new subscription-based music service to rival the highly popular Spotify, the New York Timesreported Thursday, citing people briefed on the company’s plans. Appleacquired Beats for $3 billion last May, The […]

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Pope Francis Will Visit the White House

Will discuss immigration with President Obama, among other things Pope Francis will meet with President Obama during his trip to the United States later this year, the White House announced Thursday. The Pope will visit the White House on September 23, according to a statement from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, where Obama and Pope Francis will speak about […]

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Obama on the Affordable Care Act’s Fifth Anniversary: ‘It’s Working’

He challenged Republican critics who are campaigning on repealing the law. President Obama had a simple message on the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act: It’s working. Speaking in the Executive Office Building next to the White House, Obama argued that his signature health care law was “working better than many of us — including me — anticipated” at […]

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Rand Paul Proposes Boosting Defense Spending

His amendment would add $76.5 billion to the defense budget Just weeks before announcing his 2016 presidential bid, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is completing an about-face on a longstanding pledge to curb the growth in defense spending. In an olive branch to defense hawks hell-bent on curtailing his White House ambitions, the libertarian Senator introduced a budget amendment late Wednesday […]

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