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September 18th, 2009

If you are one of the 46 million Americans without health insurance, share your story with us. To be part of our “Faces of the Uninsured” project, please e-mail the following to facesofuninsured@gmail.com: A photo of yourself.* Name Age City of residence Reason that you are uninsured. *By submitting your photo you are granting us [...]

September 9th, 2009

President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress Wednesday night in an attempt to create movement on the healthcare overhaul. He laid out the details of his plan for healthcare and did not back down on the public option. Rep. Charles Boustany, Jr. delivered the Republican rebuttal. And what do you have to say? [...]

September 4th, 2009

The Associated Press released a photo Friday of Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard, moments after he was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade on Aug. 14, in Afghanistan. Bernard later died from his wounds. Some newspapers published the photo with the accompanying AP story, but the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, The New York Times and [...]

August 26th, 2009

Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy lost his battle with brain cancer Tuesday. His Senate career spanned nearly 50 years, and he is credited with continuing a legacy begun by his brothers John and Robert. The outpouring of messages from both Republicans and Democrats speaks to Kennedy’s negotiating skills and knack for bipartisan coalition-building—expertise that Republican [...]

August 21st, 2009

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck Florida and the Gulf Coast, breached New Orleans’ levees in multiple locations and flooded 80% of the city. More than 1,800 people lost their lives in the hurricane and floods, and damage estimates hover around $80 billion, making it one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. [...]

August 13th, 2009

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks they should. When California high school students return to school this month they will have access to free digital science and math textbooks that meet state standards as part of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Digital Textbooks Initiative. Ten online textbooks meet state standards, and proponents say California school districts will save money [...]

August 8th, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court’s 111th justice on Saturday. It’s the first time that the ceremony has been televised. Share your thoughts on the court’s first Latina and third woman justice. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

August 6th, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court has its first Hispanic (and third woman) justice. In a 68-31 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the lifetime appointment. She will be sworn in on Saturday, in a ceremony that will be televised for the first time in the court’s history. Share your thoughts on Sotomayor’s confirmation [...]

July 22nd, 2009

People are not digging his “mom jeans,” and polls show (see Washington Post-ABC News and USA Today-Gallup) that President Obama’s approval rating has slipped some, particularly when it comes to healthcare policy. He addresses that issue in a primetime news conference Wednesday night calling on lawmakers to move quickly on overhauling healthcare even as hope [...]

July 21st, 2009

This is shaping up to be an interesting week around the universe. The Moon, Sky, Mars and Google: President Obama marked the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by vowing (with no specifics) to uphold NASA’s mission. Google, which is already being accused of trying to take over the Milky Way, marked the [...]

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