10 things you need to know today: May 13, 2015

THE WEEK 1.Six die in Philadelphia Amtrak derailment At least six people were killed Tuesday night when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia. Dozens more were injured, at least six of them critically. The impact ripped passenger cars apart and mangled the engine. “It’s an absolute disastrous mess,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said. “I’ve never seen anything… More 10 things you need to know today: May 13, 2015

10 things you need to now today: April 19, 2015

The Week 1.Hundreds of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck  An estimated 500 to 700 people went missing on Sunday after a boat ferrying migrants to Italy capsized north of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea. The 65-foot-long fishing boat sent a distress call overnight, but when another vessel approached the migrants huddled to the far… More 10 things you need to now today: April 19, 2015

10 things you need to know today: March 26, 2015

The Week 1.Germanwings co-pilot intentionally downed plane, prosecutor says The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, seemed to have taken control of the plane and deliberately started its doomed descent, a French prosecutor said Thursday. The other pilot left the cockpit before the plane began descending and got… More 10 things you need to know today: March 26, 2015

10 things you need to know today: February 26, 2015

The Week 1.GOP splits on Homeland Security funding as deadline nears Republicans continued feuding over Homeland Security Department funding after the Senate advanced a “clean” bill to give the agency the money it needs through September, and prevent a shutdown when its current funding runs out Friday. The Senate removed a provision in the House… More 10 things you need to know today: February 26, 2015

10 things you need to know today: February 19, 2015

The Week 1.Ukraine call for peacekeepers meets Russian opposition Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, on Wednesday called for international peacekeepers to restore order to his country’s war-ravaged east, where pro-Russian separatists have continued fighting for a strategic rail hub despite a new ceasefire deal. Hours earlier, thousands of Ukrainian troops pulled out of the town, Debaltseve,… More 10 things you need to know today: February 19, 2015

10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2015

The Week 1.Second snowstorm hits already snow-covered Northeast Boston authorities postponed a victory celebration for the New England Patriots after their Super Bowl victory, moving it from Tuesday to Wednesday due to a record breaking winter storm. The second blizzard to hit the Northeast in a week dumped another foot of snow on Boston, which… More 10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2015

Jeb Bush Makes an Anti-Pander Promise if He Runs in 2016

The New York Times Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida was blunt Monday night: If he runs for president in 2016, he will not pander to his party’s conservative base in the primaries. Mr. Bush said at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council in Washington that Republican candidates must be willing to “lose the primary… More Jeb Bush Makes an Anti-Pander Promise if He Runs in 2016

Why the Supreme Court should be the biggest issue of the 2016 campaign

The Washington Post Supreme Court justice and pop culture icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg left the hospital yesterday after having a heart stent implanted and expects to be back at work Monday. Despite various health issues over the years, Ginsburg insists that she is still of sound body at age 81 (her mind isn’t in question)… More Why the Supreme Court should be the biggest issue of the 2016 campaign

The Obama Opposition

The New York Times ~ Charles M. Blow The president came to Washington thinking he could change Washington, make it better, unite it and the nation. He was wrong. As he ascended, the tone of political discourse descended, as much because of who he was as what he did. When Obama introduced Joe Biden as… More The Obama Opposition

10 things you need to know today: November 6, 2014

The Week Republicans lay out their legislative agenda, Obama assesses the damage, and more 1. Republicans lay out their legislative agenda A day after retaking the Senate and adding to their majority in the House, the GOP leadership is letting Americans in on their plan for the next two years. Chief among their priorities is… More 10 things you need to know today: November 6, 2014