#42 and #44 Play Golf
President Obama takes the wheel of a golf cart as he rides with former President Clinton as they play golf at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, September 24.
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Lies, Damned Lies - Republican Presidential...
The Fact Checker looks at the lies that the GOP presidential candidates spewed, unchallenged by the Fox News “hosts”, at the debate last night. Rick Perry: “I got lobbied on this issue. I got lobbied by a 31-year-old young lady who had stage-four cervical cancer. I spent a lot of time with her. She came by my office. She talked to me about this program…..” Perry is being...
GOP War on Voting - Texas Edition: DOJ- Rick...
The Justice Department said late Friday that based on their preliminary investigation, a congressional redistricting map signed into law by Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry appears to have been “adopted, at least in part, for the purpose of diminishing the ability of citizens of the United States, on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group, to...
Amazing Science - Scientists Glimpse Images In...
TPM reports: Reading another person’s mind is impossible. But it is now possible to see what’s going on in there visually, thanks to scientists at the University of California-Berkeley, who on Thursday announced they had managed to decode the brain signals of three individuals into watchable movies. YouTube movies, to be exact. The team of neuroscience researchers lead by UC professor Jack ...
Inhuman - Relatives Find Mutilated Body of Young...
BBC reports: An 18-year-old whose brother opposed Syria’s regime is believed to be the first woman to die in custody in Syria, Amnesty International says. Relatives found the mutilated body of Zainab al-Hosni by chance at a morgue in the city of Homs, the group says. They had been called to the military hospital to pick up her brother’s body three days after his arrest. ...
Mythbusters - Three Myths About Rick Perry
Rick Perry’s whirlwind arrival on the presidential stage has made him a Texas-sized character in Americans’ political imaginations. But some early black-and-white images of Perry’s life and politics don’t quite square with the more nuanced facts. That he’s a political outsider. Perry deftly saw the Tea Party movement brewing and horned onto it early, styling himself as an anti-government...
What is it about the GOP candidates that makes them unable to look at Romney and...– Andrew Sprung
Affordable Care Act - 1
24.2% The percentage of 18- to 25-year-olds without health insurance in the U.S. The uninsured rate among young Americans has dropped almost 4% since last year when the Affordable Care Act was passed, according to Gallup. The new law allows children to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26. via
A Touching Interview - Maurice Sendak
Bumble-ardy, the latest from author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, is dark and deeply imaginative, much like his classic works Where the Wild Things Are and In The Night Kitchen. Bumble-ardy is an orphaned pig, who has reached the age of 9 without ever having a birthday party. He tells his Aunt Adeline that he would like to have a party for his ninth birthday, so Aunt Adeline plans a quiet...
Gurgaon: Model City and Cautionary Tale
With private companies compensating for a lack of public utilities, a civic activist in Gurgaon describes the city as a patchwork of private islands, rather than an interconnected city. Above, a rush-hour traffic jam in Gurgaon. Dr. Neelam Khosla and her family bought their land in Gurgaon as an investment in 1981 and built their house a decade later. The impoverished edges of Gurgaon...
Why do Republicans hate Social Security?
Republicans hate Social Security because it has been an extraordinary success and has done exactly what it was designed to do. It is the most successful government program in our nation’s history and is enormously popular. When Social Security was developed, 50 percent of seniors lived in poverty. Today, that number is 10 percent — still too high, but a testament to the success...
My take: a horrible night for Perry. Therefore another great night for Romney....– Andrew Sullivan, after the FOX/Google GOP debate.