Scott Challeen
Scott Challeen
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7 Times U.S. Presidents Have Admitted They Were Wrong in History

President Obama's Obamacare apology is just the latest in a special list.

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Immigration Reform 2013: Why the House GOP Refuses to Vote On It

After the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform with a filibuster-proof majority, its fate remains uncertain in the House.
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Why Thousands of Americans Want GOP Members Arrested For the Shutdown

Americans are angry at the GOP over the government shutdown, an anger manifested in tanked approval ratings, an upcoming loss in Virginia's election for governor, and crazy petitions.
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Pilots Union Memo Warns of Possible Terrorist "Dry-Runs" on U.S. Flights

An incident on a flight from Washington D.C. to Orlando reminds us why the security measures we hate are there in the first place: to ensure the safety we love.
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Let's Stop Pretending Both Sides Are to Blame For This Shutdown

Our government is shut down because one faction of one party of one chamber of one branch of government is upset they can't repeal one law through traditional democratic means.
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Why Americans Are Okay With the Affordable Care Act, But Despise Obamacare

The media's focus on the politics of health care reform rather than on policy has created a misinformed public.

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Obamacare is the Law of the Land, No Matter How Delusional House Republicans Really Are

Just 10 months after Speaker Boehner said he wouldn't repeal health care reform, he's now on the front lines opposing it. The problem for him is it's a losing strategy.

The FBI is Shutting Down For 10 Days Because Congress Can't Do Their Jobs

Mandatory budget cuts have forced the Federal Bureau of Investigation to close shop for 10 business days, all because of lack of compromise in Congress.
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There's Big Talk About Obama Impeachment Over Syria, But Little To Back It Up

Rejecting Obama's request for authorization of military strikes in Syria will make future presidents more reluctant to go to Congress for authorization on military action, and nothing else.
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Obama Can Fix Education If He Follows This Simple Plan

Obama's goal in higher-education reform is to lay the groundwork for a pay-for-performance model, most of which can be done without Congress.
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Obamacare's Employer Mandate is Delayed, and That Means It's Working

Delays in implementing certain provisions of Obamacare does not mean the law is a failure. It means it's being implemented responsibly, and presents an opportunity to work to improve it.

Brazilian SlutWalk Movement Shows Pope Francis Who's Boss

SlutWalk takes to the beaches of Copacabana during Pope Francis' visit to protest the stigmatization of sexual assault victims in cultures that place a taboo on sexuality.
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The Gas is Too Damn High — Here's Why

Gas prices are a function of supply and demand set on a world market, with many different factors that influence it.
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Elizabeth Warren: Glass-Steagall Initiative With McCain a Good Thing?

The progressive icon has teamed up with the former GOP presidential nominee to get the Glass Steagall Act back, but should we support what they're fighting for?
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"Restore The Fourth" Movement: Will It Get Any More Than 15 Minutes Of Fame?

Americans exercised their First Amendment rights to defend their Fourth Amendment rights, but this movement's momentum will fade once Edward Snowden ceases to dominate the headlines.
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Rand Paul 2016: Rand Paul is Running For President, and His Party Might Finally Be Ready For Him

While he's a long shot for the nomination, and an even longer shot for the presidency, a Rand Paul nomination in 2016 is possible.

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Bashar Al-Assad: Syria's Civil War Will Last At Least a Decade, And There Is Nothing The U.S. Can Do About It

Syria's conflict is an ethnic war parallel to the 15-year civil war in Lebanon and the decade-long conflict in Iraq.
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Why Don't Millennials Vote Republican? Let Us Count the Ways...

Ideological extremism, uncompromising obstructionism, and the politics of exclusion have driven my generation away from the GOP.
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2014 Midterms: Republicans Are Betting Scandal Will Help Them Win, But It's the Economy, Stupid

Benghazi, the IRS and the DOJ scandals will ultimately not matter in the 2014 elections. The economy will.
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37 Failed GOP Attempts to Repeal Obamacare and Counting

And now, Republicans are trying to probe HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius' fund raising for Enroll America. They just won't quit.