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Mitt Romney Week From Hell Prompts Republican Freak-Out

Mitt Romney Week From Hell Prompts Republican Freak-Out | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -– Republicans could use a bit of advice from an unlikely source right now: Obama adviser David Plouffe, who in 2010 told Democrats worried about the mid-term elections, "No bed-wetting."...
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Wealth Inequality in America

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actua...
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Scott Walker, God's Gift to the Democratic Party

Scott Walker, God's Gift to the Democratic Party | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Walker's ISIS comments might help him in the short term, but in the end his Party will suffer
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Old Spock battles New Spock in the greatest car commercial ever

Old Spock battles New Spock in the greatest car commercial ever | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Sorry, Volkswagen Darth Vader Kid. This new Audi commercial, starring both Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, has beat you. You've got two Spocks smack-talking each other, Leonard Nimoy cursing, and best of all, an impromptu rendition of the "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins."
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'Never go into these things without a plan' | How an attach on Obama led to Republican embarrassment

'Never go into these things without a plan' | How an attach on Obama led to Republican embarrassment | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
joint op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, they had trumpeted their intention to “Get Congress Going Again,” pledging to “honor the voters’ trust by focusing, first, on jobs and the economy.” They talked about tackling “a savage global terrorist threat;” education; excessive regulation; the national debt.
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King v. Burwell Isn’t About Obamacare, it's all about states' rights

King v. Burwell Isn’t About Obamacare, it's all about states' rights | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
King v. Burwell—the challenge to the Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court will hear on March 4th—is about more than health care. Court watchers have finally begun to realize that the case is also all about states’ rights. And while the challengers have tried to submerge this issue—because it dramatically undermines their...
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Obama: 'They Can Have That Vote,' But I Won't Back Down On Immigration

Obama: 'They Can Have That Vote,' But I Won't Back Down On Immigration | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Republicans can go after his immigration programs in the courts and in Congress, but his confidence will not be shaken.

"In the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, ...
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Fiery Obama slams GOP's immigration position at MSNBC town hall

Fiery Obama slams GOP's immigration position at MSNBC town hall | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
A defiant President Obama pledged to do everything in his power to overhaul the immigration system unilaterally on Wednesday.
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Poll: 54% of Republicans say that, "deep down," Obama is a Muslim

While such views have been around for years, this is the highest yet reported.
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Why Giving Feedback This Way Does More Harm Than Good

Why Giving Feedback This Way Does More Harm Than Good | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Learning how to give feedback the right way is what changes behavior and keeps your people around.
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World Closes in on Consensus to Regulate Fishing on the High Seas

World Closes in on Consensus to Regulate Fishing on the High Seas | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Nations agree that global action must be taken to improve the health of the deep ocean
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Don’t disrespect our president, black lawmakers tell Netanyahu

Don’t disrespect our president, black lawmakers tell Netanyahu | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The audience for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on March 3 is shaping up to be largely Republican—and almost completely white. Many members of the Congressional Black Caucus say they’re planning to skip the speech, calling it a slight to President Barack Obama that they can’t and won’t support....
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My Brother's Keeper: A Year Later

My Brother's Keeper: A Year Later | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
In the 12 months since President Obama launched the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, we've seen a tremendous response from people and organizations at all levels that are answering the President's call to action.
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How 'Islamic' is the Islamic State? Not very, say experts

How 'Islamic' is the Islamic State? Not very, say experts | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The militant group known as ISIS or Islamic State, cherry picks passages from the Quran to justify violence. "This is not Islamic terror, this is terror committed by Muslims," says one Muslim professor.
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"The bullets are in each of us": Stunning photos from Russia's marches for Boris Nemtsov

Tens of thousands gathered in Moscow and Saint Petersburg over the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
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Looking within

Looking within | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
WESTERN leaders have long urged Muslims to do more to counter jihadist ideology. This month Barack Obama said moderate Muslims, including scholars and clerics, had a...
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How The Universe Is Saying Goodbye To Leonard Nimoy

How The Universe Is Saying Goodbye To Leonard Nimoy | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Leonard Nimoy passed away today. But his memory and legacy will live on forever in his fans and the lives of the people he touched — which is easy to see because right now because Twitter, Instagram and the rest of the Internet is teeming with touching Nimoy tributes. Here's how the world is responding.
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Leadership Lessons From The Woman Who's Made A Career Turning Companies Around

Leadership Lessons From The Woman Who's Made A Career Turning Companies Around | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
A lot of what makes a successful CEO can't be measured, and when you're one of the few female CEOs, the path is even less clear.
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"Women: Do you find yourself doing the "housework" of the office, like offering to take notes at meetings or fetch food and coffee?" --FastCompany

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The Human Stain: Israel squanders political capital and antagonizes even its friends...

The Human Stain: Israel squanders political capital and antagonizes even its friends... | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Israel squanders political capital and antagonizes even its friends with its naked land grab in the West Bank.
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Veteran confronts Obama: Don't deport my mom

Veteran confronts Obama: Don't deport my mom | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
“There has to be some kinda gray area,” Eric Narvaez said to the president at a town hall event Wednesday. “I put in a lot of time and I love this country.”
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Obama just vetoed Congress' bill to approve Keystone XL. Here's why.

A guide to the endless dispute over this controversial oil project.
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Obamacare’s 32 million insured, in one giant chart

This chart offers the clearest and most comprehensive picture yet of insurance coverage through Obamacare.
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A Psychiatrist's Letter to Young People About 50 Shades of Grey

A Psychiatrist's Letter to Young People About 50 Shades of Grey | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
its toxic message is seeping into our culture, and could plant dangerous ideas in your head. 
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Excellent article from a psychiatrist. It confirms why I'm not going to either read the book nor watch the movie. "Abuse is not glamorous or cool. It is never OK, under any circumstances."

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Plaintiff in Obamacare case unaware Obamacare case would cause millions to lose coverage

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