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Obama Normalizes Cuba - U.S. Relations - Video and Transcript

Obama Normalizes Cuba - U.S. Relations - Video and Transcript
Obama Normalizes Cuba - U.S. Relations - Full Speech
President Obama announces that U.S. is to start talks with Cuba to normalize full diplomatic relations and open an embassy.
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Gardner Predictably Appointed to Senate Energy Committee

Gardner Predictably Appointed to Senate Energy Committee
Colorado U.S. Senator-elect Cory Gardner’s office announced his committee assignments today. It will come as no surprise to politics watchers that Gardner has landed on the Energy and Natural Resources committee. A Representative of the Colorado Front Range gas patch for the last four years in the House, Gardner has been a reliable champion of oil and gas on Capitol Hill, and his election campaign coffers have been brimming with oil industry money for years.
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Action Alert!!! Call Senators Graham and Scott NOW!

Congratulations to five of our 7 U.S. House members for opposing the government-funding bill that barely passed the House late yesterday.  They were Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney, Tom Rice and Mark Sanford.
Buried in the 1600+ page bill is a provision to once again put the American taxpayer on the hook for bailing out big banks that gamble with their depositors’ money.
It is exactly this kind of big-bank bad behavior that led to the Great Recession and then the 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank Act that made the greedy big banks move their risky betting out of
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New State Dept Top Energy Diplomat Amos Hochstein a Former Marathon Oil Lobbyist

New State Dept Top Energy Diplomat Amos Hochstein a Former Marathon Oil Lobbyist
The U.S. State Department recently announced that Amos Hochstein, currently the special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, will take over as the State Department's top international energy diplomat.
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Obama: Economy's Better, but Most Families Aren't Making More

Obama: Economy's Better, but Most Families Aren't Making More
President Obama highlights the good news in Friday's jobs report; that American businesses added 314,000 new jobs this quarter - but there is still much more to be done.
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Catholic Bishops Weigh Tightening Rules for Health Care Partnerships

Catholic Bishops Weigh Tightening Rules for Health Care Partnerships
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting in Baltimore this week, and members are considering whether to begin the process of revising — and likely tightening — its directives governing health care mergers and partnerships. The goal, according to a USCCB press release, would be to incorporate Vatican principles ensuring that Catholic institutions do not “cooperate immorally with the unacceptable procedures conducted in other health care entities with which they may be connected” or “cause scandal” as a result of such collaborations.
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Nina Martin
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Ted Cruz Against a Free and Open Internet: 'Net Neutrality Like Obamacare for the Internet!'

Ted Cruz Against a Free and Open Internet: 'Net Neutrality Like Obamacare for the Internet!'
Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Ted Cruz has come out against Net Neutrality, comparing it to Obamacare. With a Republican controlled Congress, what could they do to back major corporations like AT&T and Verizon and stop the FCC from preserving net neutrality?
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Matt Binder
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5 Crazy Conspiracy Theories About Ebola that Conservatives Actually Believe

5 Crazy Conspiracy Theories About Ebola that Conservatives Actually Believe
As of Thursday morning, there is only one person undergoing treatment for Ebola in the United States, and only two people have contracted the disease in the U.S., both of whom are healthcare workers who survived.
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Duck Dynasty's Alan Robertson: US Turning Into Nazi Germany

Duck Dynasty's Alan Robertson: US Turning Into Nazi Germany
Conservative pastor Alan Robertson, the son of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, says he is pretty sure that America is looking more and more like Nazi Germany.
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Partisan Divide? More Like Canyon

Partisan Divide? More Like Canyon
Although many politicians campaign on their willingness to “reach across the aisle”, when they get to Congress the two parties are more polarized than ever before.
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