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Ted Cruz's Worst Nightmare Is Coming True. Obamacare is working.

Ted Cruz's Worst Nightmare Is Coming True. Obamacare is working.

Last August, as conservatives barnstormed the country seeking to build support for a cockamamie plan to shut down the U.S. federal government unless Congress voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican senator, said something surprisingly prescient about the president’s signature health-care law. “President Obama wants to get as many Americans addicted to the subsidies because he knows that in modern times, no major entitlement has ever been implemented and then unwound,” he... Read more

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Rosario Dawson, the Voto Latino Trailblazer on Empowering Latino Millennials: 'They Are Going to Claim 'Sí Se Puede' for Themselves'

Rosario Dawson, the Voto Latino Trailblazer on Empowering Latino Millennials: 'They Are Going to Claim 'Sí Se Puede' for Themselves'

"¡Sí se puede!" said actress and Voto Latino Co-Founder and Chairwoman Rosario Dawson as she addressed a sea of driven and high-spirited Latinos (and some non-Latinos) during the Voto Latino Power Summit kickoff on April 11 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. The crowd eagerly looked on, craving inspiration during a time when change for Latinos is within reach, but still too far to fully grasp without the help of the... Read more

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This California GOP Hopeful Wants Free College For Science And Math Students

This California GOP Hopeful Wants Free College For Science And Math Students

BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public schools after charter schools. Kashkari's proposal would waive tuition for students pursuing a four-year degree in any science, technology, electronics, or math subject in exchange for a percentage of their future earnings after graduation. It came as Kashkari, trailing a distant third... Read more

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Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Blistering Dissent Against Affirmative Action Ban

Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Blistering Dissent Against Affirmative Action Ban

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups' rights by allowing Michigan voters to change "the basic rules of the political process ... in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities." "In my colleagues' view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination," Sotomayor added. "This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is... Read more

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Pushing the little-known Latino Generation into the public sphere

Pushing the little-known Latino Generation into the public sphere

I participated in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held April 12-13 at the University of Southern California. I was on a panel titled "Exercising Your Voice" with co-panelists Tom Hayden and Astra Taylor. Each of us has recent books or books about to be released. I spoke about my new book, The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America, published by the University of North Carolina Press. I introduced my book by saying... Read more

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GOP Lawmakers Fought To Keep These People Uninsured. Now They Have To Rely On Hope.

GOP Lawmakers Fought To Keep These People Uninsured. Now They Have To Rely On Hope.

WASHINGTON -- Eight million Americans are insured through the Affordable Care Act's exchanges, President Barack Obama announced Thursday. Wendy TwarDokus wishes she were one of them. The 60-year-old former traveling hospice nurse describes her health as generally "average," but she has a few complaints, including a prolapsed bladder. It sometimes protrudes outside her body when she picks up something heavy -- like the saddles she used to lift when she rode horses. She can't afford the... Read more

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Tech industry pushes for immigration reform through new campaign

Tech industry pushes for immigration reform through new campaign

Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us and the Partnership for a New American Economy teamed up on Monday to launch a national campaign aimed at highlighting why immigration reform is critical to the technology and start-up communities in the United States. They launched the campaign — dubbed #iCodeImmigration: Accelerating Immigration Reform — at an event in New York where several experts spoke about the need for Congress to pass immigration reform legislation. Over the next two weeks, similar events will be... Read more

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Mexican Is 4th Woman to Receive Spain's …

24 Apr 2014

The 81-year-old journalist and author on Wednesday recalled her nation's many needy people and battered women when accepting the top prize for Spanish-language literature... Read more

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24 Apr 2014

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How Mexican mothers identify sons lost o…

23 Apr 2014

Every year, thousands of Mexicans make the perilous journey across the deserts of northern Mexico and Arizona, hoping for a better life in the... Read more

Conservation priorities released for sev…

23 Apr 2014

The CEC releases its conservation assessment for priority conservation areas in a region straddling the United States-Mexico border that includes 11 different protected areas... Read more

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24 Apr 2014

It can be easy to see the path to great success as a lonely road. Go-getters typically put in long hours and put their... Read more

Researchers Tested The 'Gambler's Fallac…

24 Apr 2014

One of the most interesting things that comes out of behavioral research are situations where people act as though they believe one thing and... Read more

This Guy Landed A Job Interview With A T…

24 Apr 2014

Thomas Page had no experience in the tech industry or in venture capitalism when he sat down for his first job interview, a... Read more

Lawyer Kills Himself After Allegedly Sta…

24 Apr 2014

A lawyer who allegedly recruited dozens of accomplices to fake slip-and-fall accidents killed himself before police could arrest him for fraud, the Philadelphia Daily... Read more

Entertainment News

Don Draper Isn't So Untouchable Anymore

24 Apr 2014

Finally! Don Draper is confronted with the reality that he cannot get away with anything his smooth-talking heart desires. Of course there have been... Read more

These Photos From The Tribeca Film Festi…

24 Apr 2014

New York City has been buzzing since the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival kicked off on April 16. Stars from all walks of life have... Read more

Proof That Barbra Streisand Is Just As C…

24 Apr 2014

Everyone's favorite "Funny Girl" Barbra Streisand turns 72 today! While she is hugely regarded for her broad range of talents (she is one of the... Read more

Eddie Murphy's Daughters Bria And Shayne…

24 Apr 2014

Eddie Murphy's beautiful daughters Shayne and Bria are continuing their quest for world domination to become bona fide celebrities in their own right, and... Read more

Latin America News

Research and Markets: Latin America Ener…

24 Apr 2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Latin America Energy Drinks Report 2013" report to their o Read more

Guardian Weekly year in review 2013: Lat…

23 Apr 2014

Growing expectations, politics and the pope all helped to mobilise large crowds in the region A departed Venezuelan icon and a new Argentinian pope... Read more

Hagel begins first trip to Latin America…

23 Apr 2014

By David Alexander ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday his first trip to Latin America as... Read more

Ariel Dorfman comments: Writer Gabriel G…

23 Apr 2014

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master... Read more

Health News

Well: Why Chocolate Is Good for Us

23 Apr 2014

Our digestive system has trouble with chocolate, which is why it may be good for us. Read more

Vermont Will Require Labeling of Genetic…

23 Apr 2014

Vermont’s approval was hailed by food-safety advocates. Meanwhile, the biotech industry has drafted federal legislation to pre-empt any such state initiatives. Read more

Well: Aspirin Benefits Some at Risk for …

23 Apr 2014

Many studies have found that regular aspirin use reduces the risk for colon cancer. Now scientists have found that aspirin may benefit some people... Read more

Well: High Altitudes May Aid Weight Cont…

23 Apr 2014

A four-year study of overweight military personnel has found that those stationed at high altitudes are less likely to progress to obesity. Read more

Political News

Colorado '16 poll: Paul beats Clinton

24 Apr 2014

He favors over her 48-43 percent. Read more

Paul slams Bundy racist rant

24 Apr 2014

The Nevada rancher was reported to have wondered if blacks were better off as slaves. Read more

PAC backs pro-gay rights Republicans

24 Apr 2014

American Unity PAC decides its initial congressional targets to support this year. Read more

Krauthammer: 'This is lawlessness'

24 Apr 2014

He knocks the initiative to potentially offer clemency to thousands of nonviolent prison inmates. Read more

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