Posted 7:10 AM 1/11/2015 Both Democratic and Republican candidates will begin announcing plans to run for president in 2016 soon, and many will engage in the typical brown-nosing for key voting blocs, especially among minorities. Black voters have consistently cast their ballots for Democratic candidates at a rate of nearly 90 percent during each election cycle, and that doesn’t look like it’s changing anytime soon. But that won’t keep Republicans from attempting to lure black voters away from the “Democratic Plantation,” as former Florida Rep. Allen West once characterized the party’s lock on African-American constituents.
Posted 9:55 AM 1/10/2015 Hillary Clinton is going to run for president. Jeb Bush is going to run for president. Rand Paul is going to run for president. At least, if you went up to a bookie in Vegas and asked the odds, you wouldn't make much profit in predicting that any of them would be on the ballot.
Posted 11:30 AM 1/9/2015 I think most observers would agree that over the past 20 years or so, we've been witnessing a paradox when it comes to free speech. On the one hand, it's easier than ever before to express oneself, especially in a public way (thank you, internet). On the other hand there is a huge attack on all sorts of speech that can in any way, shape, or form be deemed offensive. From trigger warnings to microaggressions and everything in between, all speech is suspect these days.
Posted 9:25 AM 1/9/2015 Only 12 Democrats broke with President Barack Obama to join Republicans in backing a measure that would allow companies to offer health coverage to fewer full-time workers by raising the full-time benchmark to 40 hours of work a week, from the 30 hours currently stipulated by the Affordable Care Act.
Posted 12:40 PM 1/8/2015 Conservatives Have a New Plan for Busting America's Unions. After years of fighting organized labor in state houses and on Capitol Hill, conservatives opened up a fresh battleground in Kentucky last month, pushing a brand new crop of anti-union laws in counties across the state. Propped up by major conservative groups like the Heritage Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the "right-to-work"ordinances—which weaken unions by allowing employees to opt out of paying dues—test the boundaries of US labor laws, putting the fate of union workers squarely in the hands of local, rather than state, governments.
Posted 11:25 AM 1/8/2015 Ready, set, showdown: New GOP leader, Obama lining up fights. WASHINGTON (AP) — Not wasting any time, new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama are setting course for showdowns over health care, a big oil pipeline, immigration policy and financing of the agency that tries to protect the U.S. from terrorists.