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In a setback for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday to temporarily block a case that challenges a signature piece of climate legislation passed last year, bringing enforcement to a halt in the meantime. The Clean Power Plan, issued...
From: Mother Jones | By: Julia Lurie | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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It's hard to get too lost on your way to Pittsburg, New Hampshire (pop. 869). You just drive north for a while. And then you keep driving north for a while longer. Pittsburg is New Hampshire's largest town by land area, covering nearly 300 square miles...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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After a big loss to Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire Democratic primary Tuesday, Hillary Clinton used her concession speech to shift the focus to the South Carolina and Nevada contests and beyond, and tout her progressive credentials on issues that...
From: Mother Jones | By: Pema Levy | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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In New Hampshire, an angry populist who calls for a revolution and assails the Washington establishment, special-interest lobbyists, big-money politics, and rapacious corporations won an election in a historic move that could shake up and remake American...
From: Mother Jones | By: David Corn | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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It was half a day before New Hampshire voters would start voting in the year's first presidential primary, and John Kasich was talking about slowing down—how everyone should slow down. As a snowstorm struck, he was in the Searles Chapel in Windham...
From: Mother Jones | By: Russ Choma and David Corn | Monday, February 8, 2016
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On February 1, scientists from the United Kingdom's Francis Crick Institute got the okay to start research on human embryos using a new genome editing technology called CRISPR. Their work, which will mark only the second time CRISPR has been applied...
From: Mother Jones | By: Nina Liss-Schultz | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Hours before voters go to the polls in New Hampshire, Donald Trump turned to the topic of waterboarding at a rally in Manchester. As he began to recount how Ted Cruz had squeamishly addressed the issue during Saturday's debate, a shout came from the...
From: Mother Jones | By: Russ Choma | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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During Saturday night's Republican primary debate, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he would use quarantines to prevent the Zika virus outbreak from spreading in the United States. From a Washington Post transcript: MARTHA RADDATZ (ABC MODERATOR):...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Has Jeb Bush finally gotten under Donald Trump's skin? During a town hall this morning in Salem, New Hampshire, the real estate mogul and GOP front-runner spent an unusual amount of time trashing Bush, who is polling near the back of the pack heading...
From: Mother Jones | By: Daniel Schulman | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Less than two months after a grand jury decided not to indict the Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the city has filed a claim saying the boy owed $500 "for emergency medical services rendered as the decedent's last...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jaeah Lee | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The US Justice Department has sued the city of Ferguson, Missouri, following months of "painstaking negotiations" with local officials and more than a year of investigating their alleged discriminatory and unconstitutional practices. The Justice Department...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jaeah Lee | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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After her sound defeat in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, former Sen. Hillary Clinton is looking ahead to the primary in South Carolina, where she hopes her record and rhetoric on gun control will impress black voters and propel her to victory over...
From: Mother Jones | By: Miles E. Johnson | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Barack Obama's climate agenda Tuesday evening by putting his flagship greenhouse gas emissions rules on hold. In a 5-4 ruling, the justices granted the stay in response to a lawsuits by coal companies and two...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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So far, the Republican presidential contest has been like a Quentin Tarantino film in which the main characters end up in a circular firing squad or a multisided Mexican standoff and don't know whom to target—or from which direction an attack might...
From: Mother Jones | By: David Corn | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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After finishing seventh in both the Iowa caucuses and Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced Wednesday that she's suspending her campaign for the Republican nomination for president:   (function(d, s, id)...
From: Mother Jones | By: AJ Vicens | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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After his strong second-place finish in the New Hampshire Republican primary Tuesday, Ohio Governor John Kasich is being lauded as the race's most viable compassionate conservative and an antidote to candidates such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Donald...
From: Mother Jones | By: Stephanie Mencimer | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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After a crushing loss in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton may be having an even worse morning. As her campaign turns to South Carolina, where she hopes to win the primary with the support of African American voters on February 27, two...
From: Mother Jones | By: Pema Levy | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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After a disappointing sixth-place finish in the New Hampshire Republican primary Tuesday night, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will suspend his campaign for president, multiple outlets are reporting. CNN reported Wednesday morning that Christie is "a...
From: Mother Jones | By: AJ Vicens | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Cage-free eggs, once a niche product for ethically minded (and well-off) shoppers, are suddenly a hot commodity with an unlikely customer: Big Food. Sonic and Burger King are the latest to join a slate of companies promising to ditch eggs produced by...
From: Mother Jones | By: Gregory Barber | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Jacob Blickenstaff Making something real of an often-appropriated and mythologized musical style like soul or R&B is no easy task, but James Hunter has a unique ability to express himself through the sounds of the era, not just imitate them—and...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jacob Blickenstaff | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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After a difficult start to her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, with a narrow win in Iowa and a bad loss to Bernie Sanders Tuesday night in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton needs a major boost. Fortunately for her, the next state to...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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"Tonight, John Kasich is the story coming out of New Hampshire," John Sununu, a former US senator from the state, declared as he introduced the Ohio governor to a packed ballroom of supporters here in Concord. The crowded risers at the back of the room,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Daniel Schulman | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was declared the winner of the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary as soon as polls closed at 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday night. Results are still trickling in at the moment—some polling locations are still open to...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The networks declared Donald Trump the winner of the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night as soon as the polls had closed at 8 p.m. ET. BREAKING: Donald Trump is the projected winner of the Republican #NHPrimary https://t.co/rIX58KHtA0 #Decision2016 pic.twitter.com/h5cR2bGtIk...
From: Mother Jones | By: Pema Levy | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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President Obama has called Flint, Michigan's water crisis "inexplicable and inexcusable." But his administration's proposed 2017 budget, released today, cuts the Environmental Protection Agency's water infrastructure funding by roughly a quarter billion...
From: Mother Jones | By: Julia Lurie | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Ted Nugent is no stranger to mounting outrageous defenses of the gun lobby. But this week, the musician's predictable inflammatory language reached new levels of offensive starting on Monday with the following anti-Semitic image posted to his Facebook...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The White House took a big step Tuesday to boost the government's internet defenses after months of devastating data breaches and embarrassing revelations about the systems designed to stop such attacks. President Barack Obama issued an executive order...
From: Mother Jones | By: Max J. Rosenthal | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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In a dramatic vote to override the governor's veto, the Maryland state Senate on Tuesday voted to restore voting rights to felons on probation or parole, giving approximately 40,000 felons the right to vote. The right of former felons to vote has become...
From: Mother Jones | By: Pema Levy | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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New Hampshire is different—so says New Hampshire. But it's unarguably true; no state combines as high a saturation of candidate visits with such a small, tightly concentrated population. (Just try having some breakfast poutine in Manchester.) The effect...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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I just wanted some poutine. But when I showed up at Manchester's Chez Vachon, I had company. As a waitress explained to a curious diner, "It's Carly Fiorini!" For the second day in a row, Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, crashed a diner: This...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The hype machine singled out some clear, if tragic, winners from the lineup of this year's Sundance Film Festival. For instance, there was Other People, SNL writer Chris Kelly's heartfelt, semi-autobiographical film starring Molly Shannon as a mother...
From: Mother Jones | By: Grace Wilson | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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On Sunday, former President Bill Clinton showed Bernie Sanders what happens when the big dog gets off the porch. With Hillary Clinton in Flint, Michigan, to meet with the mayor about the city’s water crisis, the former president had the state to himself,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Marco Rubio is still trying live down the Rubio-bot meme that went viral after he repeated the same talking point four times during Saturday's debate (and was called out on it by Chris Christie). Well, at a town hall in Nashua, New Hampshire Tuesday...
From: Mother Jones | By: Mother Jones Washington Bureau | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Some voters in New Hampshire opened their mailboxes today to find an envelope stamped in red with "important taxpayer information enclosed." Inside was a letter featuring an official-looking seal that listed not only the recipients' voting records, but...
From: Mother Jones | By: Russ Choma | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Last month, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder issued a formal apology for the state's handling of Flint's contaminated water system. The crisis began with his decision to cut costs in the town by rerouting its water from Detroit's water system to the Flint River....
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Monday, February 8, 2016
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You can't avoid campaign finance reform in the run-up to Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. It feels a little weird to type that, given the continuous series of setbacks reformers have suffered on that issue over the last decade, but it's true. Talk to...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Monday, February 8, 2016
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The controversial case of a Chicago cop who shot and killed two people last December took another dramatic turn on Friday, when the officer sued one of the victim's families for more than $10 million in damages. Officer Robert Rialmo, who fatally shot...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jaeah Lee | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Chris Christie is down in the polls in New Hampshire and he's got less than 24 hours to turn things around. So when Ann Antosca, an undecided voter from Nashua, asked him a question about Social Security at a Monday morning town hall, the New Jersey...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Monday, February 8, 2016
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At a campaign stop in Henniker, New Hampshire, last week, Ted Cruz was asked what he'd do as president to combat climate change. Cruz's answer—an eight-minute rant that you can watch below—was essentially that he would do nothing. Because global...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jeremy Schulman | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Hobby Lobby, the arts and crafts retail chain famous for going all the way to the Supreme Court to get a religious exemption from covering certain contraceptives in its insurance plans, is putting its money behind a presidential candidate who supports...
From: Mother Jones | By: Pema Levy | Monday, February 8, 2016
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