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Obama using data to force focus on climate change

Obama using data to force focus on climate change

The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations. The White House on Wednesday announced an initiative to provide private…

Reviving a lagging economy a key issue in Illinois

Reviving a lagging economy a key issue in Illinois

The race for Illinois governor is shaping up as a battle of vastly different visions on how to revive a lagging economy in one of the Midwest’s last Democratic strongholds.…

Can Democrats avoid damage from Obamacare?

Can Democrats avoid damage from Obamacare?

President Barack Obama and his Democrats face the challenge of limiting fallout from Obamacare and drumming up voter enthusiasm in the November congressional elections, problem areas exposed by the loss…

Boehner doesn’t like Senate unemployment deal

Boehner doesn’t like Senate unemployment deal

House Speaker John Boehner said Friday he thinks a bipartisan Senate deal to renew expired benefits for the long-term unemployed isn’t feasible, a remark that suggested the agreement is in…

Obama’s $4 trillion budget: Can it accomplish anything?

Obama’s $4 trillion budget: Can it accomplish anything?

President Barack Obama is unwrapping a nearly $4 trillion budget that gives Democrats an election-year playbook for fortifying the economy and bolstering Americans’ incomes. It also underscores how pressure has…

For men, the future doesn’t look too good

For men, the future doesn’t look too good

If you’re an American man you’re more likely to be unemployed than your female counterparts. Today more than 4.3 million Americans are considered “long-term unemployed” — out of work for…

Hillary Clinton: The past or the future?

Hillary Clinton:  The past or the future?

Want to know the latest meme in U.S. politics? Here it is: Hillary Clinton is a candidate of the past. It’s been spreading through the political press. Now Republicans are…

A cinematic look into us: A nation riddled with guilt

A cinematic look into us: A nation riddled with guilt

The Oscars, which will be presented Sunday, do something more than honor the “best” films. They give us a glimpse into ourselves. Our movies, especially those that strike a national…

How do we make each voter equal in America?

How do we make each voter equal in America?

The venture capitalist Tom Perkins recently suggested that he should have a greater voice than others in selecting our government because he’s rich. “You pay a million dollars in taxes,”…

Yes Virginia, America is shifting to the left

Yes Virginia, America is shifting to the left

With each new poll, it’s becoming clear that the United States is shifting to the left. A majority of Americans now supports same-sex marriage.  And legalization of marijuana.  And normalization…