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Obamacare delay ignites GOP

Obamacare delay ignites GOP

07/06/13 08:22AM

The Obama administration announced it will delay implementation of the “employer mandate” part of the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., joins... watch

Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, waits for a ruling on a rules violation during her filibusters of an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Eric Gay/AP)

Up with Steve Kornacki, July 6: What you need to know

07/05/13 01:26PM

On Saturday, July 6, the Up with Steve Kornacki panel will be discussing Texas politics from Rick Perry to Wendy Davis, and what's going on with those special sessions. The show will also cover the influence gunmakers wield in politics and the economy, the White House's decision to delay a key part of Obamacare and why Congress allowed student loan interest rates to double. read more

Palestinian relatives grieve over the body of Nayef Qarmut, a teenager killed on his way to school in an Israeli military drone strike, as he is prepared for burial at the morgue in Beit Lahiya on March 12, 2012, in the northern Gaza Strip. (Photo by...

Drone strikes more likely to kill civilians than traditional weapons, study finds

07/03/13 03:00PM

Despite the Obama administration’s claims that drones are a more effective tool than more traditional weapons, a new study found that civilians are ten times more likely to be killed by drones than by other means. President Obama said in his May 23 national security speech that "by narrowly targeting our action against those who want to kill us and not the people they hide among, we are choosing the course of action least likely to result in the loss of innocent life." Lawrence Lewis, a researcher at the Center for Naval Analyses, found this to be untrue. read more

Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is running for Secretary of State in Kentucky, speaks at the 131th annual Fancy Farm Picnic, Aug, 6, 2011 in Fancy Farm, Ky. (Photo by Daniel R. Patmore/AP)

Alison Lundergan Grimes: The anti-Ashley Judd?

07/03/13 10:20AM

The easiest way to describe Alison Lundergan Grimes, the relatively unknown Kentucky secretary of state who announced this week she will take on Mitch McConnell in what could be next year’s marquee Senate campaign, is that she is the anti-Ashley Judd. read more