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A Modest Proposal

A short post on how to improve the college admissions process.

The Kennedy Democrat  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Education  |  4/22/14  |  Views: 5  |  

For Learning, Not Earning

College is about giving students what they need—not taking what they have.

The Kennedy Democrat  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Education  |  4/21/14  |  Views: 12  |  

The Case for a Carter Dynasty

There were the Adams', and the Roosevelts, then the Kennedys, and the Clintons (cross your fingers). Will Jason Carter establish a Carter Dynasty?

The Kennedy Democrat  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Elections & Voting  |  3/30/14  |  Views: 10  |  

The Most Underappreciated President in US History

Why doesn't this President receive more respect and admiration?

The Kennedy Democrat  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: General Interest  |  3/30/14  |  Views: 34  |  

A few thoughts on Crimea

Thoughts on Crimea.

Denouement Sunrise  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Foreign Policy  |  3/20/14  |  Views: 16  |  

2014 U.S. Senate

Here's a color-coded list of the 2014 U.S. Senate, with markings by Congressmen up for reelection or who are retiring. Enjoy!

The Kennedy Democrat  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Elections & Voting  |  3/19/14  |  Views: 25  |  

Keystone XL Pipeline Expansion is a Bad, Bad Idea

There's more to the alleged Keystone XL benefits than some think

The Kennedy Democrat  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Energy  |  3/19/14  |  Views: 40  |  

Introduction

Who I am, and why you should read my blog.

The Kennedy Democrat  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: General Interest  |  3/18/14  |  Views: 20  |  

Obamacare Dems: Big Government Dependency

Obamacare Dems reveal themselves to be the party of less work, more dependence.

Rightly So  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Democrats  |  2/19/14  |  Views: 20  |  

Conservative Wanted, Clintons Need not Apply

Are Democrats looking for a conservative alternative to Hillary Clinton? The answer may surprise you.

Elections Watch - 2016  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: General Interest  |  2/10/14  |  Views: 14  |  


Political News

Texas Gov. Perry challenges Cuomo on economic policy

Fox News  |  4/23/14 3:06 AM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is countering Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest initiative to lure businesses from out of state with a renewed bid to snag jobs from New York, a tactic he has tried from coast to coast.

Georgia governor to sign 'unprecedented' bill expanding gun rights

Fox News  |  4/23/14 2:09 AM

Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign legislation Wednesday expanding gun rights in Georgia.

The Note's Must-Reads for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ABC Politics  |  4/23/14 2:09 AM

The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Jordan Mazza  WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE ABC...

Obama says US-Japan treaty applies to disputed Senkaku Islands ahead of visit

Fox News  |  4/23/14 2:00 AM

President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

State Department clears Egypt to receive some military aid, including helicopters

Fox News  |  4/23/14 2:00 AM

The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

38 GOP lawmakers join lawsuit against ObamaCare subsidies

Fox News  |  4/22/14 11:18 PM

Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers are backing a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., challenging health insurance subsidies for lawmakers and congressional staffers under ObamaCare.

IRS employees with tax and conduct issues still got awards, watchdog report finds

Fox News  |  4/22/14 11:00 PM

The report said the IRS has agreed to conduct a study to explore implementing a policy that would take disciplinary action into account before awarding employee awards.

Krauthammer: 'Leave the decision of affirmative action up to the people'

Fox News  |  4/22/14 7:26 PM

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Tuesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that Tuesday's Supreme Court opinion that effectively ends affirmative action at public universities in Michigan was a sound decision.

Why middle class can't afford rents

CNN  |  4/22/14 7:06 PM

A decent, safe and affordable home is something all Americans need to thrive. While the lowest-income households continue to lack access to affordable rental homes, increasingly, middle-income households are also shut out.

Is this proof of climate change?

CNN  |  4/22/14 7:06 PM

CNN's Jake Tapper talks with James Balog, a photographer who has captured evidence of what he says is global warming.

Filmmaker captures glaciers vanishing

CNN  |  4/22/14 7:05 PM

CNN's Jake Tapper talks with James Balog, a photographer who has captured evidence of what he says is global warming.

Curt Clawson wins Fla. House GOP primary for Radel's seat

Fox News  |  4/22/14 7:03 PM

Curt Clawson has won a Republican primary in a special election that was called after the district's congressman resigned in January after being arrested for buying cocaine.

SC gov race: It's complicated

CNN  |  4/22/14 7:01 PM

GOP star Nikki Haley's road to re-election looked smooth, thanks to Obamacare's unpopularity, a shrinking unemployment rate and a cautious Democratic challenger. Then Tom Ervin got into the race.

Biden visits Ukraine

CNN  |  4/22/14 6:59 PM

As the crisis in Ukraine shows no signs of easing, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden promised support for Ukraine and stressed that the United States won't recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Obama Surveys Mudslide Damage, Praises Community of Oso, Wash.

ABC Politics  |  4/22/14 6:43 PM

After surveying mudslide damage from Marine One and meeting for an hour and fifteen minutes with victims’ families behind closed doors, President Obama praised the community of Oso, Wash., as it recovers from the March 22 mudslide that so far has claimed 41 lives. “This...

Biden announces aid for Ukraine

CNN  |  4/22/14 6:24 PM

Vice President Joe Biden met with Ukrainian leaders to express support from the U.S. government. Fred Pleitgen reports.

U.S. aids Yemeni counterterror mission

CNN  |  4/22/14 6:22 PM

U.S. personnel helped Yemenis conduct an air raid that MAY have killed an al Qaeda bomb maker.

More U.S. military exercises near Ukraine

CNN  |  4/22/14 6:21 PM

U.S. steps up military exercises near Ukraine. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Lawmaker: We need to keep pressure on Russia

CNN  |  4/22/14 6:21 PM

Rep. David Cicilline weighs in on ongoing Ukraine crisis.

Republicans warn BLM eyeing land grab along Texas-Oklahoma border

Fox News  |  4/22/14 5:33 PM

Texas officials are raising alarm that the Bureau of Land Management, on the heels of its dust-up with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, might be eyeing a massive land grab in northern Texas.

Cuba sides with Iran at private meeting over UN ambassador dispute, sources say

Fox News  |  4/22/14 4:51 PM

Cuba piped up as one of the few countries to side with Iran at a meeting Tuesday of a United Nations committee where Iran formally protested – and the United States defended – the decision by the Obama administration to bar Iran’s U.N. ambassador pick from U.S. soil.

Bergen: Obama's high-stakes drone war

CNN  |  4/22/14 4:51 PM

Peter Bergen says the latest strikes in Yemen are part of an aggressive U.S. effort to target militants, including a bomb maker

Cowboys and Indians Ride Through DC to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline

ABC Politics  |  4/22/14 4:09 PM

Cowboys and Indians riding on horseback marched through the nation’s capital today in protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline. Dressed in native headdresses and cowboy hats, the activists started on horseback at the reflecting pool in front of the Capitol and marched through...

Rick Perry Wants New York Jobs - And Debate With Andrew Cuomo

ABC Politics  |  4/22/14 3:57 PM

The Texas governor goes after New York.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Affirmative Action 'Opened Doors in My Life'

ABC Politics  |  4/22/14 1:49 PM

In first-ever dissent read from the bench, the justice speaks from her heart.

Court Upholds Michigan's Ban on Race-Conscious College Admissions

ABC Politics  |  4/22/14 10:39 AM

Justice Sonia Sotomayor writes tough dissent to 6-2 ruling.

How the Aereo Case Might Affect Your TV Viewing

ABC Politics  |  4/22/14 8:32 AM

The case pits every major broadcaster against a start-up tech company.

Young Money Talks an Old-School Game in Washington

ABC Politics  |  4/22/14 7:57 AM

How the heir to a billion-dollar fortune plans to buy political influence.

Obama's Unfinished Business In Asia

ABC Politics  |  4/22/14 7:54 AM

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE ART OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PIVOT: For President Obama, it’s the “pivot” that never quite made the full turn. His “deliberate and strategic decision” in 2011 to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia has been repeatedly distracted...

5 Things to Watch As Obama Returns to Asia

ABC Politics  |  4/22/14 4:13 AM

For President Obama, it’s the “pivot” that never quite made the full turn. His “deliberate and strategic decision” in 2011 to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia has been repeatedly distracted by crises elsewhere. This week, Obama tried again to return to message with...


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