Hillary Clinton on Ferguson: ‘We Are Better Than That’

“We can’t ignore the inequities that persist in our justice system that undermine our most deeply held values of fairness and equality” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her first public comments Thursday on the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., calling for the country to address “inequities” in the criminal-justice system. The likely 2016 Democratic […]

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Labor Leader Urges Obama to Go Big on Immigration

Seeking a change in deportations policy and an energized liberal base for the midterm elections A top labor leader predicted Thursday that President Barack Obama will use his executive authority to make changes in immigration policy without congressional cooperation, but also castigated him for the high rate of deportations under his watch. “He’s going to do something; I just hope […]

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Secret Koch Event Audio Could Be Gift for Senate Democrats

It’s not what Republican candidates said that has Democrats salivating, but who they said it to There was little revealed in the new, illicitly recorded audio tapes of top Senate Republican candidates addressing a group of high-dollar Republican donors, but their very existence may give Democrats a needed boost going into the fall’s midterm elections. On Tuesday, The Nation released […]

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Obama Mulls Circumventing Congress for International Climate Change Agreement

Possible end-run around Senate ratification The Obama Administration is working on an international agreement for countries to cut their fossil fuel emissions, a move that could set up a showdown with Congress by avoiding the need for formal treaty ratification. The accord, meant to be signed at a United Nations summit next year, will likely bypass the usual ratification procedure, […]

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Obama Warns of Extended Campaign Against ISIS

The President makes his first public comments on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq since returning from vacation President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday that the United States would not rest until it brought to justice the killer of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). “Rooting out a cancer like […]

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White House Announces Program to Lower Military Mortgage Payments

Five banks will make it easier for active-duty Americans to get their mortgage fees capped The Obama Administration announced a new program Tuesday to make it easier for active-duty servicemen and servicewomen to afford homes. The White House hopes the plan will help thousands of military families save hundreds of dollars or more each year. Currently, Americans serving on active […]

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Pro-Clinton Group Touts Her Record on Women

Hillary Clinton’s shadow campaign emphasizes her empowerment of women A group dedicated to defending and promoting Hillary Clinton’s record ahead of a possible 2016 presidential bid used Women’s Equality Day to tout her record of promoting women Tuesday. The group Correct the Record released a two-page document entitled “Breaking Glass: Women’s Economic Empowerment.” The document, given exclusively to TIME, looks […]

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Rice Slams Moscow’s Intervention in Ukraine as ‘Dangerous and Inflammatory’

The National Security Adviser’s condemnation comes ahead of a meeting between Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice has berated Russia for continuing to pump heavy weaponry and military personnel into Ukraine’s eastern provinces, where a pro-Moscow insurgency has been taking place since April. “Repeated Russian incursions into Ukraine unacceptable. Dangerous and […]

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