Why Obama Was Only Half Right to Call Out Christianity Over Jim Crow

At the National Prayer Breakfast, the President discussed the history of crimes committed in the name of religion Conflicts that happened about a thousand years ago don’t often make news, but on Thursday President Obama brought the Crusades back into the spotlight. Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., the President spoke of the need to reconcile the […]

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Democrats Plan to Skip Israeli Leader’s Speech to Congress

Biden and prominent House Democrats bow out of Benjamin Netanyahu speech Vice President Joe Biden joined three prominent House Democrats on Friday when his office said he won’t attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress next month, as backlash grows over House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite the Israeli leader without consulting President Barack Obama. The announcement […]

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Obama Praises ‘Good Friend’ Dalai Lama, Despite Chinese Objections

President Barack Obama welcomed his “good friend” the Dalai Lama to Washington Thursday in an unprecedented joint appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast. The annual event marked the first time that Obama and the Tibetan leaders have appeared together in public, after three closed-door meetings over the past five years. It took place despite Chinese government objections to any world […]

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House Introduces Online Gambling Bill Backed by Sheldon Adelson

Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is making a renewed push to ban online gambling after it failed last year. Reps. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, and Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, reintroduced an Adelson-backed bill Wednesday, provoking another battle within the deep-pocketed gaming community pitting Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands against MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, which hope to make money online. […]

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Elizabeth Warren Goes to Bat for Medical Device Industry

The populist Senator backs regulatory changes, tax credits and more government funding for home state heavyweights. Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic star who just last week unveiled a bill targeting the profits of large drug makers, doesn’t sound like much of a populist when it comes to another group of big health care corporations, the medical device manufacturers, many of which […]

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Republican Senate Leader, a Polio Victim, Backs Vaccines

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he supports the use of vaccinations to prevent diseases, drawing on his personal experience with polio, which he contracted as a two-year old. The issue has gained national attention as potential Republican presidential contenders debate the proper “balance” of parental choice and public health, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put it […]

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