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Most Americans Believe in Obama's ISIS Plan, but Not in Him

September 15, 2014 Most Americans support President Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, even though a majority of Americans don't think it will work. According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 68 percent of Americans have "very little" (31 percent) or "just some" (37 percent) confidence in Obama's ability to...

Rand Paul Doesn't Really Want To Repeal Every Executive Order Ever

September 15, 2014 For a brief moment Friday, many were under the impression that Republican Sen. Rand Paul would want to repeal all executive orders as president, probably because he said that he would repeal all executive orders if he was president. But as a Paul aide told The Huffington Post, the senator...

Mitt Romney's Friends Keep Pushing Him to Run for President

September 13, 2014 Democrats have Hillary Clinton, but Republicans still lack a clear 2016 frontrunner to direct their speculation toward. It's that vacuum of power that is giving rise to the Romney 2016 buzz, an enlistment campaign being pushed most aggressively by his friends and admirers. In a piece for Politico magazine Robert...

Here's What Congress Tweeted While Obama Was Asking for Their Support Against ISIL

September 11, 2014 As President Obama addressed the American people tonight on the administration's plans to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS, he repeatedly mentioned that he wants Congress's support for his plans. On Twitter, Congress's reaction during and immediately after the speech was either disparaging, supportive, or completely off-topic. Here's a classification of...

Missouri Lawmaker Sues to Stop His Daughters' Access to Obamacare Birth Control

September 10, 2014 A federal appeals court is currently considering whether Obamacare's birth control mandate violates the religious rights of the parents of teenage girls. Last year a U.S. District Court threw out Missouri State Rep. Paul Joseph Wieland and his wife Teresa's lawsuit, but since then the Supreme Court ruled that "closely-held...

Two Government Agencies Are Feuding Over How Red States Should Expand Medicaid

September 10, 2014 When Arkansas asked the government for a waiver to expand Medicaid using the "private option" — taking money for Medicaid and using it to buy private health insurance for the poor — to provide insurance to 200,000 low-income residents, the state had to prove that its plan wouldn't cost more...

Missouri and Texas Both Have Executions Scheduled for Wednesday

September 9, 2014 After a year full of botched executions, the two of the country's leading death penalty states will each execute a prisoner on Wednesday. According to the Associated Press, Missouri will execute Earl Ringo Jr. for murdering two people during a robbery. Later, Texas will execute Willie Trottie for killing his...

Terry McAuliffe's Health Care Plan Will Only Expand Coverage to 25,000 Uninsured Virginians

September 8, 2014 Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to announce his plan to expand health care for the state's poor on Monday, after failing to convince the GOP-led legislature to allow a Medicaid expansion earlier this year. The governor will announce his plan during a late morning press conference. (Update 11:00 a.m.:...

Rand Paul Will Have to Choose Between the Senate and the White House

September 3, 2014 If Sen. Rand Paul runs for president and loses, no one will be saving his Senate seat for him. Under Kentucky law, a candidate cannot appear on the ballot more than once, meaning that Paul can't seek reelection for his current job and run for president on the 2016 ballot....

Berkeley Mandates Free Marijuana Access for Low-Income Residents

September 3, 2014 Next August, low-income Berkeley, California, residents will be able to receive free, high quality medical marijuana from dispensaries to help with the laundry list of ailments for which California allows pot to be prescribed. And while prohibitionists and non-hippies alike have argued it's a bad idea, it's actually an expansion...

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