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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to announce he's running for president today, then spend the next four days campaigning in the Granite State in what one strategist called a bold move designed to stand out in a crucial, crowded early primary.

"It tells me he's staking his claim," said Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald pollster R. Kelly Myers. "His whole campaign is betting on a good showing in New Hampshire. He knows this is the place he has to turn around. ... He's had an uphill battle, but I don't think it's insurmountable." read more


President Barack Obama announced Monday night a rule change that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The rule would raise the salary threshold below which hourly workers automatically qualify for time-and-a-half overtime wages to $50,440 a year from $23,660, according to an op-ed commentary by the president in The Huffington Post. "Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve," the president wrote. read more


Monday, June 29, 2015

Over the last two weeks, Republican presidential candidates have repeatedly missed opportunities to demonstrate that they care about communities outside of their traditional base. read more


WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration's most ambitious environmental initiatives, one meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants.

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the majority opinion in the 5-to-4 decision, joined by the court's more conservative members. read more


Sunday, June 28, 2015

He was the one constant member of the prog rock band The band confirmed the news Sunday on its official Facebook page, writing: "For the entirety of Yes' existence, Chris was the band's linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years. Because of his phenomenal bass-playing prowess, Chris influenced countless bassists around the world, including many of today's well-known artists. Chris was also a fantastic songwriter, having written and co-written much of Yes' most endearing music, as well as his solo album, Fish Out of Water." Squire and singer Jon Anderson co-founded Yes in London in 1968, and although the band's lineup shifted over the years, Squire was the one constant member, playing bass on all of Yes' albums and performing with the band for almost 50 years. read more


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The rise of Millennials -- who are more ethnically and racially diverse and more secular than any generation in American history -- is making America a far more culturally tolerant nation than it was when Ronald Reagan, or even George W. Bush, occupied the White House.

For the Republican presidential candidates, that means they're starting from behind. They begin the 2016 race burdened by their party's reputation for intolerance, a reputation that becomes more politically costly every year as the result of generational change.

In such an environment, Republicans do not have the luxury of caution. They can't afford to run like Mitt Romney, whose pandering to the GOP base during the primaries doomed him with younger and minority voters in the general election.

One lesson of Bill Clinton's election in 1992 -- an election in which Clinton endorsed welfare reform, attacked George H.W. Bush from the right on foreign policy, flew back to Arkansas from the campaign trail to execute a mentally retarded murderer and picked a fight with an African-American rapper who mused about killing white people -- is that when your party's base is out of touch with most of the country, you must publicly challenge that base or else be lumped together with it.

Yet the Republican candidates are running like this is their election to lose. It's not. The economy is improving. Obamacare is growing more popular. Middle class Americans are angrier at the rich than the poor. And culturally, the country is racing left.

Winning presidential candidates are smart enough to sense the country's mood at a given moment in time and bold enough to channel it, even when that entails risk. The last two weeks offered GOP candidates a crucial opportunity to do that. And they blew it, every one."

-She's the conservative chose for the Presidency

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Reality and the far left.

Besides, Jebya will disagree.

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