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Nell Merlino: Up Your Game

“And after spending two and a half years as your Secretary of State, traveling nearly 600,000 miles, I have reached one overarching conclusion: Simply…

Read more: Hillary Clinton, Manufacturing, Small Business, Foreign Policy, Business News

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Embattled Fannie Mae Walks Away From Homeless Fundraising Walk On National Mall

WASHINGTON — Fannie Mae, the troubled mortgage giant at the center of the housing foreclosure crisis, is walking away from its annual Help the Homele…

Read more: Virginia, Charity, Homelessness, Volunteering, Walkathons, Corporate Sponsorship, National Mall, Homeless, Nonprofits, Fannie Mae, Washington DC, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Help the Homeless, Fundraising, Fundraiser, Maryland, Impact News


TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Oh, hello there! Remember this? Your Sunday Morning, quickly-typed, snap-judgment infused semi-live blog of the terrible political chat shows? Well, m…

Read more: Eat the Press, Meet the Press, Sunday-Morning-Liveblog, This-Week-With-Christiane-Amanpour, Face the Nation, The Chris Matthews Show, Fox News Sunday, Sunday Morning Talk Shows, Media News


Rachel Maddow Extends MSNBC Contract

Rachel Maddow’s contract with MSNBC has been extended by several years, The Huffington Post has confirmed. The deal will be announced by MSNBC at the …

Read more: Msnbc, Cable News, Rachel Maddow Contract Extended, Rachel Maddow, Rachel Maddow MSNBC, Rachel Maddow Contract, Media News

Preeti Vissa: The Stories Statistics Don’t Tell

For every dollar a white family owns, the median Latino family now has roughly six cents and the median black family has a nickel.

Read more: Latinos, National Council of La Raza, Federal Reserve, Foreclosure, African Americans, Pew Center, Business News

10 Lessons From The Debt Limit Debate

The debt ceiling is hanging heavy over our heads. But that’s not the only reason it looks dark down here. We’ve got some major and prolonged chall…

Read more: Us Unemployment, Debt Ceiling, John Boehner, Default, Debt Limit, US Debt, 112th Congress, Washington Post, Barack Obama, Republicans, Business News


Jonathan Hobratsch: 7 Vice Presidents: The Great “What-If” Presidencies

What other vice presidents-turned-presidents could have altered American history as much as a Roosevelt, Truman, Fillmore or LBJ?

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Kate Gibbs: Let’s Educate Ourselves on the Field of Education

To have the actual knowledge and experience to fully understand what good education entails is an involved process, far more complex than simply watching a documentary like Waiting for Superman.

Read more: Elections 2012, Education, Youth Vote, Responsibility, Advocacy Education Reform, Voting, Education News

WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips Obama’s Debt Ceiling ‘Dealageddon’

Nearing the eleventh hour on Monday, the House passed a debt ceiling deal that will prevent the U.S. from defaulting on its debt, for now. Jon Stewart…

Read more: Jon Stewart Debt Ceiling, Video, Jon Stewart Debt Ceiling Deal, Debt Ceiling, Jon Stewart, Political Humor, Jon Stewart Debt Ceiling Dealageddon, Jon Stewart Debt Ciling Non […]

Christopher Holshek: Learning From the Girls

Last Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final was a triumph, regardless of the outcome. You can tell a lot about a country and a culture by its sports.

Read more: Project on National Security Reform, Sports, Team USA, National Security, Women's World Cup, International Relations, American Culture, Business, Women's World Cup 2011, Foreign Policy, Sports News