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Over 12 million acres of Alaskan land to be protected as “wilderness”

Over 12 million acres of Alaskan land to be protected as “wilderness”

Denali National Park Preserve in interior Alaska. The White House announced Sunday President Obama will propose to set aside more than 12 million acres in Alasaka’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, blocking future prospects of oil drilling in the region. President Obama has proposed designating over 12 million acres of land in Alaska’s National […]

Can Republicans win by losing on an abortion vote?

Can Republicans win by losing on an abortion vote?

Anti-abortion advocates stage a ‘die-in’ protest at Lafayette Square near the White House January 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. In a written statement on Tuesday, the Obama administration denounced a GOP-backed bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and suggested the President would veto H. R. 36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act if […]

Can Republicans win by losing on an abortion vote?

Can Republicans win by losing on an abortion vote?

Anti-abortion advocates stage a ‘die-in’ protest at Lafayette Square near the White House January 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. In a written statement on Tuesday, the Obama administration denounced a GOP-backed bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and suggested the President would veto H. R. 36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act if […]

Israel’s Prime Minister invited to speak to Congress without White House approval

Israel’s Prime Minister invited to speak to Congress without White House approval

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens to U.S. President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images While not illegal, the recent invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by Speaker of the House John […]

Israel’s Prime Minister invited to speak to Congress without White House approval

Israel’s Prime Minister invited to speak to Congress without White House approval

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens to U.S. President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images While not illegal, the recent invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by Speaker of the House John […]

Israel’s Prime Minister invited to speak to Congress without White House approval

Israel’s Prime Minister invited to speak to Congress without White House approval

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens to U.S. President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images While not illegal, the recent invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by Speaker of the House John […]

Israel’s Prime Minister invited to speak to Congress without White House approval

Israel’s Prime Minister invited to speak to Congress without White House approval

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens to U.S. President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images While not illegal, the recent invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by Speaker of the House John […]

‘A Carlin Home Companion:’ Kelly Carlin expounds on her famous dad, George

‘A Carlin Home Companion:’ Kelly Carlin expounds on her famous dad, George

Comedian Kelly Carlin delivers remarks at the George Carlin Way Unveiling Ceremony on October 22, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images In her solo show, Kelly Carlin reveals what life was like as the daughter of icon and iconoclast, comedian George Carlin. It’s been seven years since Mr. Carlin passed at […]

‘A Carlin Home Companion:’ Kelly Carlin expounds on her famous dad, George

‘A Carlin Home Companion:’ Kelly Carlin expounds on her famous dad, George

Comedian Kelly Carlin delivers remarks at the George Carlin Way Unveiling Ceremony on October 22, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images In her solo show, Kelly Carlin reveals what life was like as the daughter of icon and iconoclast, comedian George Carlin. It’s been seven years since Mr. Carlin passed at […]

Calif. lawmaker wants independent office to investigate officer-involved fatalities

Calif. lawmaker wants independent office to investigate officer-involved fatalities

Police watch over demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of 24-year-old Ezell Ford earlier in the week August 17, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images In the aftermath of high profile, controversial police-involved killings in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City, a number of states are considering legislation to change how such […]