Politics & Government

It's All Politics
10:38 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

Workers with the Pebble Mine project test-drill in July 2007 in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma.
Al Grillo AP

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Three advocacy organizations β€” across ideological lines β€” are telling congressional investigators to back off in a probe of EPA ties to a leading environmental group, the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California and Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana are leading the investigation. They contend that NRDC lobbyists have exerted too much influence over EPA on the issues of carbon reduction and the proposed Pebble Mine at Bristol Bay, Alaska.

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TED Radio Hour
8:34 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Is It Enough To Be Politically Correct?

"It's almost a meditative practice. To think, 'What emotionally can I connect with?' " β€” Sally Kohn
Ryan Lash TED

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:59 am

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Just A Little Nicer.

About Sally Kohn's TED Talk

Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct; instead, she says, we need to focus on being emotionally correct.

About Sally Kohn

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Book News & Features
6:03 am
Fri December 19, 2014

3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 1:30 pm

Best-selling business books typically tell you how to get rich β€” either by becoming a better worker or investor, or perhaps by learning the secrets of successful entrepreneurs.

And in 2014, readers could find plenty of books promoting pluck and hard work, such as MONEY Master the Game and The Innovators.

But three books broke the pattern, generating headlines and big sales by focusing on unfair aspects of wealth creation.

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NPR Story
4:02 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Cuban-American Congressional Leaders Vow To Fight Obama's Proposals

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 7:22 am

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The Two-Way
8:23 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law

Nebraska and Oklahoma say Colorado's marijuana law is unconstitutional, in a challenge to the law in the Supreme Court. Earlier this month, visitors from Texas smell marijuana at the Breckenridge Cannabis Club.
Brennan Linsley AP

Saying that Colorado's law legalizing recreational marijuana use is unconstitutional and places a burden on them, Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against the state with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Marijuana was made legal in Colorado after the state's voters approved an amendment in 2012. Its first recreational dispensaries opened at the start of this year.

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Politics & Government
4:42 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Milwaukee Supervisors Clear the Way for Couture at Lakefront

Credit WUWM

While the county board refused to sell O'Donnell Park on Thursday, the board agreed to sell the nearby transit garage, for development of a high-rise.

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The Two-Way
4:21 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

In List Of Changes For Secret Service, A New Fence Comes First

A review panel says changes are needed at the Secret Service β€” along with a better fence at the White House. Here, members of the Secret Service Uniformed Division stand in front of the White House.
Kevin Dietsch UPI /Landov

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 6:46 pm

The Secret Service must both change the way it trains agents and hire more of them, according to a panel that reviewed the agency that has endured a string of embarrassing lapses in recent months. The panel says its suggestions are "a road map for reform" under a new director.

Some of those suggestions are inherently practical β€” such as one that states "the fence around the White House needs to be changed as soon as possible to provide better protection."

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World
3:53 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Most Pages In New U.S.-Cuba Chapter Still Have To Be Written

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 5:32 pm

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Politics
6:05 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Obama Announces Diplomatic Thaw With Cuba

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 4:22 pm

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Around the Nation
4:18 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Mixed Reactions In Miami On Diplomatic Overtures To Cuba

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 11:31 am

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