10 things you need to know today: January 4, 2015

The Week Mike Huckabee prepares for a 2016 run, the first popularly elected black senator dies, and more. 1. Mike Huckabee leaves Fox News to consider 2016 bid Fox News host Mike Huckabee announced Saturday he would leave his TV show while weighing whether to mount another White House bid. The former Arkansas governor, who… More 10 things you need to know today: January 4, 2015

10 things you need to know today: October 22, 2014

The Week Legendary editor Ben Bradlee dies, North Korea frees one of three captive Americans, and more 1. Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93 Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who presided over the Watergate reporting that brought down Richard Nixon’s presidency, died on Tuesday. He was 93. Bradlee took over leadership… More 10 things you need to know today: October 22, 2014

Check Out This FBI Memo Citing John Lennon’s “Revolutionary Activities”

Mother Jones Richard Nixon apparently didn’t like the beloved Beatle that much. Today (October 9th actually) would have been John Lennon’s 74th(!) birthday had he not been gunned down on the sidewalk outside of The Dakota in December 1980. Before his death, his political activism and pacifism endeared him to millions, but certainly not to… More Check Out This FBI Memo Citing John Lennon’s “Revolutionary Activities”

10 things you need to know today: July 11, 2014

The Week President Obama pushes a cease-fire in Israel, HIV returns to a child thought cured, and more 1. Obama offers to broker truce between Israel and Hamas President Obama offered to help start cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday. Obama condemned Hamas’… More 10 things you need to know today: July 11, 2014

The Roberts Court Just Endorsed Many Of Nixon’s Most Corrupt Campaign Finance Schemes

Think about this for a moment:  The Roberts Court has just endorsed campaign finance policies that were deemed criminal during the Nixon era.  Yet, in today’s corrupt political environment it’s “legal”.  The goal of the Roberts Court on these types of cases appears to be the eradication of all campaign finance statutes and legislation… Think Progress Mention the word… More The Roberts Court Just Endorsed Many Of Nixon’s Most Corrupt Campaign Finance Schemes

An alternative look at Obama’s 5th year

MSNBC When books are written on Barack Obama’s presidency, it’s unlikely that his fifth year will be celebrated as the pinnacle of his tenure. On the contrary, it’s a year White House officials almost certainly consider a disappointment. But I’m not sure it’s been quite as disastrous as advertised. For much of the Beltway, that… More An alternative look at Obama’s 5th year

Is Obama really doing worse than Bush and Nixon?

The Week Obama’s dismal poll numbers are prompting dire predictions about what’s in store for the rest of his presidency ne year removed from a comfortable reelection, President Obama is now mired in the lowest point, at least in terms of public opinion, of his presidency. Battered by a litany of bad headlines, the president’s… More Is Obama really doing worse than Bush and Nixon?

10 things you need to know today: September 1, 2013

The Week President Obama seeks Congressional approval for Syria action, Nelson Mandela heads home from the hospital, and more 1. President Obama intends to seek Congressional approval before striking Syria President Obama postponed a military strike against the Syrian government in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack so he could seek authorization from Congress on Saturday.… More 10 things you need to know today: September 1, 2013