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Oregon Governor Resurfaces and Announces Resignation

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber resurfaced after dropping out of public sight in recent days to announce his resignation effective Wednesday, February 18. Kitzhaber has only recently begun his historic fourth term as the longest serving governor in state history. Sadly,… Continue Reading →

Lawmakers from Both Parties Finding Fault with President Obama’s AUMF Draft

  Congress has finally prodded President Obama to submit a draft for a new Authorization on the Use of Military Force (AUMF). The bill would grant the president the authority to deal with the Islamic State of Iraq and the… Continue Reading →

Recreational Marijuana Is Putting A Smile On The Faces Of Colorado Lawmakers

Colorado Deposits $44 Million In Recreational Pot Taxes In The State‚Äôs Bank If there was any doubt that legalizing recreational marijuana is a good business move for states, that doubt has been erased. Even though the Colorado forecasted about $70… Continue Reading →

Republicans Could Lose Substantial Gains with Stance on Measles

After finally taking back both houses of the legislative branch there were hopes by many on the right of brighter days ahead of them especially as the country heads into the Presidential election in 2016. However, with the recent stances… Continue Reading →

Let’s Get To Know Jonathan Veitch

Jonathan Veitch was born in 1959 in Los Angeles, California. He is an award winning author of the article American Superrealism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s. Vietch also focuses on the history of a higher… Continue Reading →

Mitt Romney Forges Ahead for 2016

  While the next presidential election is still two years away, Mitt Romney has emerged yet again as a potential contender. In 2012, Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican candidate for the presidency. However, a number of factors impacted… Continue Reading →

Obama’s Issues His Take on Mitt Romney Considering Another Presidential Run

President Obama is in England today meeting with Prime Minister James Cameron. During the question & answer period with the press, the president was asked for his take on news that his 2012 rival Mitt Romney was considering another run… Continue Reading →

President Obama to Push for Paid Family Leave

President Obama is expected to sign a memorandum instructing the heads of federal agencies to begin offering at least six weeks of paid medical leave. It is uncertain what type of moral hazard this might cause when the amount of… Continue Reading →

Public’s Views Changing On Obama And The Economy

For the first time since 2009 more people believe that President Obama is doing good for the economy than those who believe that he is hurting it. The Washington Post shows that the President has finally managed to gain a… Continue Reading →

Liberal Groups Head to New Hampshire to Promote Elizabeth Warren Presidency Campaign

GOP voters over the past year have been urging Mitt Romney to mount another presidential campaign. Now, it seems their efforts will pay off as the former governor said he is likely to run. The liberal groups called “Democracy for… Continue Reading →