Republicans Look to Gain on Obama’s Education Blunder

On Tuesday, President Obama dropped his proposal to reform popular college savings plans. On Wednesday, Republicans wouldn’t let him hear the end of it. “I’m not sure why President Obama would have sought to undermine them in the first place, but it’s certainly good to see the President coming around to Republicans’ pro-middle class view on this matter,” said Senate […]

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Sony and Spotify Unveil New Music Service for PlayStation

But Sony’s Music Unlimited will shut down Spotify and Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI) arelaunching this spring a premium music service called PlayStation Music, offering over 30 million songs as background music to PlayStation games. The service will initially only be accessible on Sony game consoles and Xperia devices worldwide, reaching 64 million players logged into the PlayStation Network (PSN). […]

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Paul Gets Assist from 2016 Rivals on ‘Audit the Fed’ Bill

The three Republicans senators potentially running for the White House in 2016 agree on at least one thing: The Federal Reserve should be audited. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul re-introduced a bill with Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida on Wednesday to order the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office to review the Fed’s monetary policy decision making and […]

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1 in 5 American Children Relying on Food Stamps for Meals

Economic recovery is not really benefiting low-income families Twenty percent of children in the U.S. currently need food stamps to eat, according to federal data released Wednesday. Citing figures compiled by the U.S. Census survey of American families, Reuters reports that 16 million children in the country used food stamps in 2014. This number represents a significant spike from prerecession […]

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Government Budget Cuts Are Hitting ‘Red’ States Hardest, Say Analysts

Experts suggest the discrepancy may point to the politicalization of public spending Recent governmental budget cuts have not been distributed evenly with slashed spending hitting pro-Republican states the hardest, according to new analysis by Reuters. Funding for a range of discretionary grant programs has fallen 40% in Republican states compared to a drop of only 25% in swing states or […]

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Russia Confirms North Korea Leader’s Visit in May

Kremlin declined to mention Kim Jong-Un by name, leaving some ambiguity as to whether the reclusive leader himself might attend North Korea’s reclusive leader, Kim Jong Un, will reportedly make his first official visit abroad this May to attend a World War II commemorative ceremony in Moscow, Russian officials said on Wednesday. Russia’s presidential spokesperson confirmed that North Korea’s leader […]

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The Secret Meanings Behind the Names of Presidential Super PACs

Long before the campaign buttons and bumper stickers, today’s presidential candidates must create an outside fundraising committee. And while they aren’t always in total control of these groups, the names can be secret decoder rings that explain the central themes of the campaigns they are preparing. Here’s a look at the names of five groups backing 2016 candidates and what […]

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