Baltimore Sun: America is angrier and more divided than ever

Why is the nation more bitterly divided today than it’s been in 80 years? Why is  there more anger, vituperation and political polarization now than even during  Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s, the tempestuous struggle  for civil rights in the 1960s…

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Washington Post: Farm Bill passes in House, without food stamp funding

House Republicans successfully passed a Farm Bill Thursday by splitting apart funding for food stamps from federal agricultural policy, a move that infuriated the White House and congressional Democrats who spent most of the day trying to…

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New York Times (Caucus Blog): Q. and A.: Is Congress Broken?

On Sept. 18, 2008, with the nation on the precipice of a financial crisis, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to gather a bipartisan group of lawmakers that very day. Congress quickly passed the bailout, but it was not until July 2010 that President Obama signed…

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Washington Post: Charles Lane: End food stamps, with a caveat

Congress is in an uproar over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.   In the past half-decade, mostly because of the recession, enrollment grew to 21.1 million U.S. households — encompassing one-seventh of the population when you include…

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Politic365.com: President Obama’s Opaque Transparency

Over the past few weeks the Obama administration has been embroiled in a number of controversies. Three of which are the Benghazi talking points; the Department of Justice obtained through a subpoena two months of telephone records of Associated Press reporters; and the Internal Revenue Service targeted…

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Huffington Post: Paul Ryan Floats Medicare Age Tweak In Shift From Campaign Pledge

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) – U.S. House of  Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is floating  a plan that would force Medicare cuts onto people aged 56 and  younger, breaking a campaign promise not to touch…

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YourBlackWorld.com: Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III: Why We Do NOT Live in a Post-Racial America

Post Racial America, New Normal, Austerity, and The Precariat Class.  These concepts, when discussed individually, make for interesting dialogue. Moreover, when assessed in a larger context, these same concepts should become a cause…

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ABC News: Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty In Federal Probe

CHICAGO — Former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has reached a plea agreement in connection to a federal probe into whether or not the troubled lawmaker misused…
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