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At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Schumer: Scared Republicans Can Pass Immigration Reform, Tea Party Has ‘Peaked’

At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”

06/27/2014

United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.  (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

Dems Announce Bill For Legal Representation Of Illegal Immigrant Children

A group of Democratic congressmen announced a bill on Monday that would give legal representation to unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border illegally.

06/24/2014

The former Republican vice presidential candidate took several opportunities to take shots at “hypocrites” in Washington politics, using the term “they” throughout much of her speech against big government at the NRA’s annual convention in Indianapolis.  (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Palin: ‘Waterboarding Is How We Baptize Terrorists’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin did not mince her words in verbal attacks against “leftist liberals” and other gun control advocates, suggesting several parallels between colonial American patriots and those in attendance at this weekend’s National Rifle Association convention.

04/28/2014

Delivering a speech at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government on Tuesday, White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco said that local communities have to be aware of terrorist threats where the government cannot, noting that parents should watch for “sudden personality changes in their children at home.”  (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Counterterrorism Chief: Parents Should Watch For ‘Sudden Personality Changes’ In Children

Delivering a speech at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government on Tuesday, White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco said that local communities have to be aware of terrorist threats where the government cannot, noting that parents should watch for “sudden personality changes in their children at home.”

04/18/2014

A clear majority of people in countries across the globe say it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values – a viewpoint far more common in poor countries than in wealthier nations.   (Photo credit should read PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Worldwide Majority Say Belief In God Essential To Morality

A clear majority of people in countries across the globe say it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values – a viewpoint far more common in poor countries than in wealthier nations

03/18/2014

Nearly one-third of Millennials who have left their childhood religion cited anti-gay teachings as a major factor, with 70 percent of young Americans agreeing that religious groups are alienating their generation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Poll: 70 Percent Of US Millennials Say Religious Groups ‘Alienating’ Youth

Nearly one-third of Millennials who have left their childhood religion cited anti-gay teachings as a major factor, with 70 percent of young Americans agreeing that religious groups are alienating their generation.

03/03/2014

Comedian and actor Will Ferrell took to Facebook to encourage people to GgetCovered with healthcare through the Affordable Care Act -- but thousands of Facebook users encouraged Ferrell to keep his opinion to himself.  (Via Facebook)

Will Ferrell Blasted With Negative Comments For Facebook Health Care Pitch

Comedian and actor Will Ferrell took to Facebook to encourage people to GgetCovered with healthcare through the Affordable Care Act — but thousands of Facebook users encouraged Ferrell to keep his political opinion to himself.

02/26/2014

A coalition of African-American civil rights leaders and pastors announced a campaign to gather 1 million signatures to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder attempting to undermine states’ authority in attempt to “coerce states to fall in line with same-sex marriage.” (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Coalition Of Black Pastors Call For Holder Impeachment Over Same-Sex Marriage

A coalition of African-American civil rights leaders and pastors announced a campaign to gather 1 million signatures to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder attempting to undermine states’ authority in attempt to “coerce states to fall in line with same-sex marriage.”

02/25/2014

The Kentucky Republican is unabashedly clearing a path to seek the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, with a series of early voting state visits, a beefed-up political operation and a deliberate plan to appeal to mainstream voters and raise his national profile. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

GOP’s Rand Paul Raises Presidential Profile, Says He Is ‘Considering’ 2016 Run

Sen. Rand Paul says he’s only “considering” running for president. But he’s doing much more than mull it over.

05/10/2013

There are several scenes in Batman lore that have strange parallel to the shooting at the theater in Colorado. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Violent Parallels Between Shooting And Batman Lore

In “The Dark Knight Rises,” a masked villain leads a murderous crew into a packed football stadium and wages an attack involving guns and explosives. It’s just one of the more haunting scenes in what was one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, if not the year.

07/20/2012

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