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"If a white male teen was involved in same kind of scenario, then from top to bottom the outcome & aftermath might’ve been different."

President Obama, delivering a lengthy, emotional address on Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and race just moments ago.

Stating that Martin “could have been me 35 years ago,” Obama nonetheless said that the issue of race in America has improved, though there’s still plenty of work to be done.

Read more on the president’s surprise remarks over at Politics Now.

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388 notes | Posted Jul 19, 13 #obama #trayvon martin #news #george zimmerman #race #politics

"I can die a happy man never having been president of the United States of America. But it doesn’t mean I won’t run."

318 notes | Posted Jul 18, 13 #gq #joe biden #vp #politics #barack obama #long read #hillary clinton

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“We’re at a point where we don’t need retailers,” D.C. council member Vincent B. Orange said. “Retailers need us.”
D.C.’s city council approved a very specific living wage law earlier this week, one that requires companies with annual sales of more than $1 billion to pay its employees a local living wage ($12.50). 
Before the vote, Walmart announced it would abandon plans for three of six soon-to-be-built District stores if the city passed the law.
D.C. isn’t the first to engage in a game of chicken between itself and the mega-retailer. Emily Badger looks at Walmart’s struggles with other city governments and wonders, when exactly is it safe to make Walmart play by rules it doesn’t like?
Read: Exactly When Is a City Strong Enough to Spar With Walmart?
[Image: Reuters]

Wal-Mart’s trouble moving into urban areas isn’t limited to D.C. - a number of groups have recently opposed a new store from being built in L.A.

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“We’re at a point where we don’t need retailers,” D.C. council member Vincent B. Orange said. “Retailers need us.”

D.C.’s city council approved a very specific living wage law earlier this week, one that requires companies with annual sales of more than $1 billion to pay its employees a local living wage ($12.50). 

Before the vote, Walmart announced it would abandon plans for three of six soon-to-be-built District stores if the city passed the law.

D.C. isn’t the first to engage in a game of chicken between itself and the mega-retailer. Emily Badger looks at Walmart’s struggles with other city governments and wonders, when exactly is it safe to make Walmart play by rules it doesn’t like?

Read: Exactly When Is a City Strong Enough to Spar With Walmart?

[Image: Reuters]

Wal-Mart’s trouble moving into urban areas isn’t limited to D.C. - a number of groups have recently opposed a new store from being built in L.A.

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290 notes | Posted Jul 12, 13 #wal-mart #dc #la #los angeles #washington dc #business #economics #politics #government

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5,328 notes | Posted Jan 18, 13 #lgbtq #lgbt #gay #lesbian #bisexual #trans #politics

Republicans Accuse Obama of Using Position as President to Lead Country

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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Responding to reports that President Obama is considering signing as many as nineteen executive orders on gun control, Republicans in Congress unleashed a blistering attack on him today, accusing Mr. Obama of “cynically and systematically using his position as President to lead the country.” Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/UoXKzk

Republicans are so funny!

366 notes | Posted Jan 16, 13 #Humor #Satire #LOL #Politics #Obama #GOP

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27,650 notes | Posted Nov 9, 12 #politics #slavery

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The “sanctity” of marriage.

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The “sanctity” of marriage.

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138 notes | Posted Nov 5, 12 #lgbtq #lgbt #gay #lesbian #bisexual #trans #marriage #politics

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Two debates took place in Boca Raton on Monday night, one embedded inside the other. Given that the candidates and moderator had only ninety minutes to work with, the intrusion of domestic issues couldn’t have helped but take away from the foreign-policy discussion. That is a cause for real regret—the world they talked about didn’t extend much beyond the Middle East and China anyway. But taken on its own terms, the second, shadow debate was not a bad one. It was surprisingly detailed, and the exchanges were in some ways more direct than the ones on foreign policy and even more so than previous ones on domestic issues. Despite the assumption that any mention of the economy would be bad for the President, it was also a fight Obama largely controlled. He won a solid victory on foreign policy in large part because he was more coherent than Romney in talking about things that had nothing to do with foreign policy.

Amy Davidson on the two debates in Boca Raton last Monday night: http://nyr.kr/XeYwAq
Read Dexter Filkins on Romney’s foreign policy and Evan Osnos on the candidates’ comments about China, and see our full coverage of the Presidential debates.
Photograph by Nikki Kahn/Washington Post/Getty.

newyorker:

Two debates took place in Boca Raton on Monday night, one embedded inside the other. Given that the candidates and moderator had only ninety minutes to work with, the intrusion of domestic issues couldn’t have helped but take away from the foreign-policy discussion. That is a cause for real regret—the world they talked about didn’t extend much beyond the Middle East and China anyway. But taken on its own terms, the second, shadow debate was not a bad one. It was surprisingly detailed, and the exchanges were in some ways more direct than the ones on foreign policy and even more so than previous ones on domestic issues. Despite the assumption that any mention of the economy would be bad for the President, it was also a fight Obama largely controlled. He won a solid victory on foreign policy in large part because he was more coherent than Romney in talking about things that had nothing to do with foreign policy.

Amy Davidson on the two debates in Boca Raton last Monday night: http://nyr.kr/XeYwAq

Read Dexter Filkins on Romney’s foreign policy and Evan Osnos on the candidates’ comments about China, and see our full coverage of the Presidential debates.

Photograph by Nikki Kahn/Washington Post/Getty.

77 notes | Posted Oct 24, 12 #Debates #Foreign Policy #Domestic Policy #Politics

The New Yorker: Shouts & Murmurs - Yelp Reviews of the Presidential Debates

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Categories: American (New)

Locations: various

Noise Level: quiet, occasional laughter

Wi-Fi: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Good for Kids: No





Denver Location:

Two Stars

I came to hear the specifics of Romney’s tax plan, but when he brought it out I was pretty disappointed….

48 notes | Posted Oct 24, 12 #Humor #Satire #LOL #Yelp #Illustration #Drawing #reviews #Politics #Debates

"But the most surprising fact about the debate’s discussion of China—and the one that tells us the most about the new relationship taking shape the world’s two greatest powers—was that neither candidate in uttered the words, “human rights” in relation to the People’s Republic. That used to be a standard feature… The absence of a discussion of human rights will not go over well in the American human-rights community or with Tibetan groups. For the moment, however, in Beijing it is being greeted with pleasure. China takes careful note of vocabulary—the Foreign Ministry keeps track of the mentions of specific words—and the erosion of human rights from the candidates’ priorities will be taken as a sign, as foreign-affairs specialist Zhu Feng put it, that economic issues are “something they really care more about now than human rights or security.”"
Evan Osnos on China, trade, and human rights in last night’s Presidential debate. Read more. (via newyorker)

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186 notes | Posted Oct 23, 12 #China #Trade #Human Rights #Debate #Presidential Debate #News #Politics

Obama-senpai x Romney-kun

  • Romney-kun: Have you taken a look at it?
  • Romney-kun: Have you?
  • Obama-senpai: No, I don't look at it very often.
  • Romney-kun: Well, you should.
  • Obama-senpai: Mine is not as big as yours!

2 notes | Posted Oct 16, 12 #politics #obama #romney #mine is not as big as yours #pension #obama-senpai #romney-kun

Want to spend election night at NPR HQ in DC?

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be at NPR on election night? Here’s your chance to find out.

On Tuesday, November 6, NPR’s social media desk will host around two dozen of you at NPR headquarters in Washington DC. We’re looking for people from across the political spectrum – bloggers, Twitter users, Tumblrs, Redditors, etc – who plan to cover election night on their own. It’ll be a chance to hang out with fellow political geeks and NPR staff, as well as an opportunity to experience election night at NPR in person. We’ll supply the food and the wifi, too.

If you’re interested in applying, please fill out this form. We’ll make our selections over the next couple of weeks on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the better.

125 notes | Posted Oct 12, 12 #npr #politics #meetup

"You might have thought that with the Arctic melting, the U.S. in the midst of what will almost certainly be the warmest year on record, and more than sixty per cent of the lower forty-eight states experiencing ‘moderate to exceptional’ drought, at least one of the candidates would feel compelled to speak out about the issue."
In today’s Daily Comment, Elizabeth Kolbert asks, “Why aren’t the Presidential candidates speaking out on global warming?” http://nyr.kr/QjBKBS (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

176 notes | Posted Sep 28, 12 #Global Warming #Environment #2012 Election #Campaign #Politics

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
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83 notes | Posted Aug 24, 12 #patrick henry #politics #lgbtq #lgbt #GOP #paul ryan #mitt romney

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I’m in!

67 notes | Posted Aug 19, 12 #lgbtq #lgbt #barack obama #obama #gay #lesbian #bisexual #trans #politics