10 things you need to know today: March 10, 2015

The Week 1.Obama criticizes GOP senators over letter to Iran President Obama on Monday accused Republican senators of “interfering” in nuclear negotiations by writing a letter to Iran warning that any deal could be modified or revoked by Congress after Obama leaves office in 2017. The letter came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the… More 10 things you need to know today: March 10, 2015

10 things you need to know today: February 22, 2015

The Week 1.Sec. Kerry threatens Russia with more sanctions Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday said the U.S. could impose more sanctions on Russia should Moscow violate the latest truce in Ukraine and continue with its “land-grabbing” in the region. Though a delicate cease-fire aimed at ending the year-old conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian… More 10 things you need to know today: February 22, 2015

Scott Walker Declines To Say Whether He Thinks Obama ‘Loves America’ (VIDEO)

TPM LiveWire Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said on Thursday he won’t comment on whether President Barack Obama “loves America,” but he’ll certainly tell you that he loves America. CNBC’s Becky Quick asked Walker on Thursday morning to respond to a report that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) dissed the President at… More Scott Walker Declines To Say Whether He Thinks Obama ‘Loves America’ (VIDEO)

THE WEEK: Most Popular Stories This Week: 2-1-2015 to 2-8-2015

Best of The Week POLITICS The appalling, incoherent selfishness of Chris Christie’s vaccine ‘choice’ BY RYAN COOPER Sacrificing herd immunity infringes others’ rights ARTS The 14 stages of responding to the To Kill a Mockingbird sequel BY SCOTT MESLOW From shock to awe HEALTH Your close-minded disdain for anti-vaxxers isn’t helping anyone BY PASCAL-EMMANUEL GOBRY… More THE WEEK: Most Popular Stories This Week: 2-1-2015 to 2-8-2015

The Kochs Plan to Buy the 2016 Election for $889 Million

PoliticusUSA The New York Times calls it $900 million. The Washington Post“nearly $1 billion.” CNN simply calls it “staggering.” Ben Ray, spokesperson for Democratic-aligned American Bridge put it best, telling USAToday: “What an obscene amount of money.” The actual amount announced Monday at the Rancho Mirage Ritz Carlton is $889 million, and that is what… More The Kochs Plan to Buy the 2016 Election for $889 Million

Scott Walker: Denying Health Care To Low-Income People Helps Them ‘Live The American Dream’

 Think Progress Defending his fellow Republican governors’ decision to block Medicaid expansion in their states, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Friday suggested that denying health coverage to additional low-income Americans helps more people “live the American Dream” because they won’t be “dependent on the American government.” Walker has recently leveled some criticism at other… More Scott Walker: Denying Health Care To Low-Income People Helps Them ‘Live The American Dream’

Texas Voter Turnout Was Higher On Its First Day of Early Voting Than It Was In 2010

PoliticusUSA Wendy Davis with help from groups that support her is leading the way in the people’s fight against vote suppression. While Greg Abbott dedicates his efforts to disenfranchises hundreds of thousands of eligible voters in Texas, Wendy Davis is encouraging voters to exercise their franchise and Davis’ efforts are paying off. Monday was the… More Texas Voter Turnout Was Higher On Its First Day of Early Voting Than It Was In 2010

Militia Group Plans To Target African-American Democrats At Polling Places In Wisconsin

  Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t this similar to KKK  tactics of the 50’s? PoliticusUSA A militia group in Wisconsin is planning to target African-American Democrats at polling places in order to suppress the vote and keep Republican governor Scott Walker in office. Here is a Twitter exchange where the group details their plan:… More Militia Group Plans To Target African-American Democrats At Polling Places In Wisconsin