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Gladiator sport or a family thing: Why are women so into the Super Bowl? 0

The NFL markets the Super Bowl as the ultimate game, the ultimate contest. Helmets clash like gladiators in ancient Rome. Stadiums resemble coliseums — especially those without a roof. The contest is macho all the way. Players talk about “manning up” (not a reference to the quarterback family) and other testosterone-leaning terms. Other than a […]

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Posted on: 02-2-2014
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Obama’s message: A dysfunctional Congress, but we’ll get it done anyway 0

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union message. He will declare to a dysfunctional Congress, weakened by years of gridlock, that the union is sound — even if effectively only two-thirds of the government is functioning. Obama will discuss sustained growth in jobs, the economy and health care; […]

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Posted on: 01-28-2014
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U.S. mayors forced to innovate 0

I recently came across more proof that lawmakers blocking progress are weakening the institution of Congress: Mayors from across the nation met in Washington, D.C., for three days last week to discuss a host of issues and possible solutions against a backdrop of congressional inaction. This came as President Obama stated his plans to use […]

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Posted on: 01-24-2014
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Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos Lead ABC News’ Coverage of the 2014 State of the Union 0

By Van Scott ABC News Will Broadcast President Barack Obama’s Address Along with the GOP Response on January 28 at 9:00 P.M., ET ABC News Digital Set to Live-Stream Address and Coverage Partnership with Facebook Will Provide Exclusive, Real-Time Trending Content ABC News will broadcast President Obama’s State of the Union address with coverage by […]

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Posted on: 01-23-2014
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Overcoming Washington gridlock for the greater good 0

By Denise Johnson, Minneapolis Star Tribune Donna Brazile has experienced dozens of election battles from the inside, including being in charge of several campaigns. But even when candidates lose, she says, it’s important to work with the winner for the common good. That cooperative spirit is in short supply these days in Washington, where defeating […]

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Posted on: 01-22-2014
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Forget president, Christie can’t be governor 0

Governor Chris Christie saying, “I am not a bully” — and he actually did speak those very words — is as credible as former President Richard Nixon saying, “I’m not a crook.” Yet embattled Gov. Christie is a bully, in the sense that he picks on people who are less powerful than he is — […]

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Posted on: 01-21-2014
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‘Change is gonna come’: Poverty from Johnson to Obama 0

While many Americans continue to live on the “outskirts of hope,” we still have reason to believe “a change is gonna come.” President Ronald Reagan’s snarky comment in 1987 that “We waged war on poverty, and poverty won” was inaccurate and inhumane. Poverty is different, less widespread, and much less prevalent among older Americans now […]

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Posted on: 01-20-2014
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Donna Brazile inspires audience in Cleveland Clinic’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration 0

Author, professor, national commentator and veteran political strategist Donna Brazile delivered an inspirational message on the importance of public service Friday morning as keynote speaker of the 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration at the Cleveland Clinic’s InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center. More than 600 people attended the program, held three days […]

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Posted on: 01-20-2014
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States take on federal work 0

I read an article in which a parent said, “Even when your kids say they hear you, you know they don’t hear you. And if by chance they do hear you, they don’t do what you tell them.” Sounds like Congress. For years, Congress has not heard what the vast majority of voters were saying […]

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Posted on: 01-15-2014
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Is ‘Philomena’ an anti-Catholic film? 0

As a practicing Catholic all my life, my faith and the church are never far from my mind. The lessons I learned in the church have structured the way I’ve approached my life and my career. They were lessons of grace, kindness, forgiveness and compassion. Under Pope Francis, we have seen a change at the […]

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Posted on: 01-8-2014
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