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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Marina Fang and Amber Ferguson, Huffington Post: As president, Bill Clinton was wrong about Wall Street deregulation and various elements of his foreign policy, pushed trade policies that painfully drove up drug prices around the world, sowed chaos in Mexico through his prosecution of the drug war and exacerbated the problem of mass incarceration through an overly punitive approach to sentencing. It may be a harsh judgment, but it's one that carries weight considering the source: former President Bill Clinton. Unlike a lot of politicians, Clinton has shown a willingness to own up to his mistakes. read more

Friday, July 10, 2015

A cat named Limberbutt McCubbins is running for president. He's filed his paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and everything. What sets McCubbins apart from the other 2016 hopefuls isn't merely that he's a 5-year-old neutered rescue kitty. McCubbins is registered as a Democrat, but his campaign literature describes him as a "Demo-cat." And his slogan is suitably inspiring: "Together, we cat." read more

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

For the first time, a Los Angeles shelter's Hero Dog award has gone to a cat. In May 2014, Tara the cat fought off a dog that attacked her 6-year-old owner as he rode his bicycle in the driveway of his Bakersfield home. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles says Tara body-slammed Scrappy, a chow-mix that lived next door. Tara chased the dog back home. It was later euthanized. The boy, Jeremy Triantafilo, got eight stitches, and security camera footage made Tara an international celebrity. read more

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance of Americans' international Internet traffic to search for evidence of malicious computer hacking, according to classified NSA documents. read more

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) said on Saturday that he would block the Senate from passing an extension of the Patriot Act, which is set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Monday. "Forcing us to choose between our rights and our safety is a false choice and we are better than that as a nation and as a people," Paul said in a statement Saturday that was first reported by Politico. "So tomorrow, I will force the expiration of the NSA illegal spy program." read more


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