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Gay couple allowed to marry early in Illinois

Gay couple allowed to marry early in Illinois

In Illinois, the 16th state to legalize and recognize gay marriages, a Chicago woman dying of cancer wed her female partner six months before the law actually takes effect. The…

Time to retire Cyber Monday?

Time to retire Cyber Monday?

It’s that time of year again. Time for Americans to gather, eat turkey with all the fixings, and give thanks for what they’ve got. It’s also time for our old…

Republicans see Obamacare as a never-ending gift

Republicans see Obamacare as a never-ending gift

In its current disarray, Obamacare is providing Republicans with a steady stream of stories that any campaign manager would consider priceless: tales of ordinary people, some dreadfully ill, with canceled…

Another holiday, another Obamacare delay

Another holiday, another Obamacare delay

As Obamacare turns more and more into the health care “reform” that isn’t, the administration today announced a one year delay for online enrollment for small businesses trying to purchase…

Immigration: A political challenge for Republicans

Immigration: A political challenge for Republicans

For most Republicans in the U.S. Congress, a large gathering of Hispanic voters to discuss immigration would be politically perilous – an invitation to complaints about the party’s longtime resistance…

Katie Couric joining Yahoo News as new ‘Global Anchor”

Katie Couric joining Yahoo News as new ‘Global Anchor”

Katie Couric, once the queen of daytime news talk shows as co-host of the NBC “Today” program, is expanding beyond mainstream TV to become the “Global Anchor” of Yahoo News.…

The end of the filibuster means trouble for Supreme Court

The end of the filibuster means trouble for Supreme Court

Now that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has ended the filibuster for district and appeals court nominees and executive branch appointments, it’s only a matter of time before the filibuster…

Can Obama ever keep his promise to close Gitmo?

Can Obama ever keep his promise to close Gitmo?

Twelve years ago this month, President George W. Bush issued an order authorizing the U.S. military to detain non-U.S. citizen “international terrorists” indefinitely, and try some of them in military…

The JFK legacy: Camelot and conspiracies

The JFK legacy: Camelot and conspiracies

Within an hour after President John F. Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963, Washington became a ghost town. It was still early on a Friday afternoon but, except in…

GOP strategy on killing Obamacare: Divide and conquer

GOP strategy on killing Obamacare: Divide and conquer

“Remember the strategy for stopping Obamacare we laid out to you back in July,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh.) told the House Republican conference last week. “Targeted legislative strikes aimed at…