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  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

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    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said that subsidies could go only to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • The latest ObamaCare decision makes it official: We need more liberal judges

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    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • The latest ObamaCare decision makes it official: We need more liberal judges

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    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • The latest ObamaCare decision makes it official: We need more liberal judges

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    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • The latest ObamaCare decision makes it official: We need more liberal judges

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    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
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  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said that subsidies could go only to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, the World Health Organization suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients."These data show…
  • In praise of lard (and how to render your own)

    By Jenny McGruther
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    With butter consumption at a 40-year high, it seems that home cooks are ready to embrace animal fats once more — and yet lard remains almost universally reviled. I can promise you, though, that it doesn't deserve its bad reputation: Lard is an extraordinary fat, rich in the same monounsaturated fats as olive oil and avocados, with a mild flavor and beautiful properties for sautéing, frying, and preparing pie crusts and flaky biscuits.At its simplest, lard is rendered pork fat. Leaf lard, specifically, is a fine, soft, white fat rendered from the fat in the kidney region of…
  • ObamaCare subsidies are legal after all, second appeals court rules

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld ObamaCare's subsidies — the same day another appeals court ruled against them.In a unanimous ruling, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the health care law permits the federal government to provide subsidies to people who purchase health insurance in every state. Plaintiffs had argued that a poorly-worded section of the law implied the government could only provide subsidies in states that opted to set up their own health care exchange programs, and not in states where the feds run those exchanges. The law specifically states that…
 
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  • The latest ObamaCare decision makes it official: We need more liberal judges

    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • How the slaughter of innocents undid the best-laid plans in Gaza and Ukraine

    By David Rothkopf
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    Modern low-intensity conflicts are won and lost on their ragged edges. Nations act as though the careful plans of their militaries and intelligence operations can harness the chaos of combat and guide it to advance their interests. And then the unplanned happens, collateral damage occurs, and it has a bigger impact on politics and the position of combatants than all the calculated elements of the conflict added up.We need look no further than the headlines of last week — to the four dead Palestinian boys on the beach in Gaza or to the scattered wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines…
  • U.S. marines get ready for the next Benghazi

    By Joe Trevithick
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    The Pentagon sent more Marines and warplanes to join its emergency response group in Europe this spring. The additions show the growing importance of smaller task forces in an era of shrinking defense budgets.Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response had 500 Marines, six MV-22B tiltrotors, and two KC-130J tankers in Spain as of March. The Pentagon's move adds 350 more people to the force, as well as additional aircraft.The military has not said what new aircraft are joining the task force, but the Marines could want additional firepower to protect the Ospreys. Three Air...
  • 10 things you need to know today: July 22, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:56 am
    1. Ukraine rebels hand over evidence from downed jetlinerPro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on Monday gave investigators passengers' bodies and the black boxes of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over separatist-held territory last week. Rebel leaders delayed releasing the evidence for days despite intense international pressure. Ukraine says separatists shot down the plane, with 298 people on board, using a missile supplied by Russia. Moscow denies responsibility. [BBC News, The…
  • Why America is duty bound to help Iraqi Christians

    By <a href="/author/michael-brendan-dougherty" ><span class="byline">Michael Brendan Dougherty</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    Just 11 years ago, there were 1.5 million Christians living in Iraq. Since the U.S. war there, that number has plummeted to approximately 400,000 — and it is still falling fast. The chaos created by the U.S. invasion, occupation, and withdrawal, as well as the ongoing Syrian civil war and insurgent-fueled unrest in much of Iraq, has dramatically increased the persecution and pressure on Iraq's Christians and other religious minorities.ISIS, the emergent Islamist terrorist group that spans from Syria into Iraq, has already taken over Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. They painted…
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  • The latest ObamaCare decision makes it official: We need more liberal judges

    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
 
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  • The latest ObamaCare decision makes it official: We need more liberal judges

    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
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  • The latest ObamaCare decision makes it official: We need more liberal judges

    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
 
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  • Is inflation really picking up?

    By <a href="/author/john-aziz" ><span class="byline">John Aziz</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    With the U.S. recovery strengthening — unemployment is now down to just 6.1 percent from its peak of 9.9 percent in 2009 — some are saying that the Fed should change course and raise interest rates. Unless the Fed ends not only its program of quantitative easing, they argue, but also its regime of ultra-low interest rates that has been in place since the financial crisis, the economy is in serious danger of overheating.What signal is the Fed waiting for? While traders have their eye on the rising stock market — many argue that stocks are in a bubble — the Fed is…
  • 10 burning questions you've always wanted to ask about investing

    By Allison Kade
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    As the saying goes, there's no such thing as a dumb question — and that's especially true when it comes to investing.After all, putting your hard-earned dollars into an investment account isn't the same as simply stashing it away in a checking or savings account.You've got decisions to think about: What will I invest in? How do I manage my investments? What do I do if the financial news gives me the jitters?Well, we're glad you asked because a good way to learn about your finances is to fearlessly ask all of the things that make you scratch your head when you're just learning to…
  • The rise of the global middle class is our best hope to stop climate change

    By <a href="/author/nicholas-warino" ><span class="byline">Nicholas Warino</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    A month ago, Ezra Klein explained why he's a pessimist about climate change. His explanation is compelling — our ineffectual national and international institutions really do handicap our ability to deal with this problem. But Klein is too quick to dismiss our technical ingenuity and its capacity for unexpected greatness.The Week's John Aziz has already written about the accelerating progress of solar energy. Advances in the efficiency and versatility of solar may slow down carbon emissions more than we realize. And if we're lucky, it may buy us enough time to develop the ultimate…
  • What the Fed haters don't get about interest rates

    By <a href="/author/tom-streithorst" ><span class="byline">Tom Streithorst</span></a>
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Ever since the financial crisis, the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks around the world have kept rates far below their historical averages. U.K. interest rates remain at 0.5 percent, American interest rates are less than that, and even Spain, Ireland, and Italy can borrow for under 3 percent. Central banks lowered rates to spur economic activity, jobs, and growth — and with American unemployment down to 6.1 percent, there are signs that, at least in the U.S., it's working.Yet, there is a growing backlash against low interest rates in influential circles.Bankers and…
  • Personal finance tips: How to invest in your company's shares, and more

    By <a href="/author/sergio-hernandez" ><span class="byline">Sergio Hernandez</span></a>
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:53 am
    Investing in your company's sharesDon't put all your eggs in your employer's basket, said Jason Zweig at The Wall Street Journal. Before you buy stock in your own company, "set your emotions aside" and carefully assess the risks. While you're at it, look at the "tragic tales" of ex-employees of failed firms like Enron, Bear Stearns, and Lehman Brothers, "who had nearly all their retirement assets riding on those firms' own shares." While subsequent laws have made linking retirement plans to your employer's stock harder, the problem "hasn't disappeared" completely. A smart investor should…
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  • The latest ObamaCare decision makes it official: We need more liberal judges

    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
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  • The latest ObamaCare decision makes it official: We need more liberal judges

    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
 
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    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
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    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
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  • In praise of lard (and how to render your own)

    By Jenny McGruther
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    With butter consumption at a 40-year high, it seems that home cooks are ready to embrace animal fats once more — and yet lard remains almost universally reviled. I can promise you, though, that it doesn't deserve its bad reputation: Lard is an extraordinary fat, rich in the same monounsaturated fats as olive oil and avocados, with a mild flavor and beautiful properties for sautéing, frying, and preparing pie crusts and flaky biscuits.At its simplest, lard is rendered pork fat. Leaf lard, specifically, is a fine, soft, white fat rendered from the fat in the kidney region of…
  • What I learned from totally unplugging and shutting up for three days

    By <a href="/author/edward-morrissey" ><span class="byline">Edward Morrissey</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    No one has ever mistaken me for a rebel or a counter-cultural warrior, not even when I was at an age when it might be expected or even appropriate. I never once ran away from home. (Heck, I didn't even move out on my own until I was 22.) My tastes in food, art, and fashion run solidly to the classics, if not the outright conventional. Yet late last Thursday afternoon, I found myself escaping work and my social life to do something that has become downright transgressive — going silent for several days.This wasn't just a routine slowdown in public communication or a brief break in…
  • Today in history: Lincoln prepares the Emancipation Proclamation

    By West Wing Reports
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    July 22, 1862: President Abraham Lincoln informed his cabinet that he would issue the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves. But ending slavery wasn’t Lincoln's priority. He hoped it would result in blacks fleeing the South and joining the Union army, thus weakening the South.Quote of the Day"My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or to destroy slavery.” –Abraham Lincoln More from West Wing Reports...Obama's hands on, hands off foreign policyMind the gap: gender gap persists with Dems, GOPClimate change... More
  • How to pack a jar salad

    By Taylor Schwartz
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Last week, I spilled a jar — an entire jar — of balsamic vinaigrette on the subway. I spent the rest of the commute straddling the oil slick, fielding groans and whispered complaints from fellow riders. By the time I reached the office, I smelled of an Italian deli, and worse, I was left with a lump of sad, undressed greens for lunch. In defeat, I turned to my wiser office-lunching comrades who introduced me to the now-infamous jar salad.Probably born in the depths of Pinterest during the Mason Jar Craze of 2011, the jar salad is the most useful, albeit overwhelmingly twee,…
  • 7 things the world's happiest people do every day

    By Eric Barker
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    University of California professor Sonja Lyubomirsky details the things research shows the happiest people have in common.1. They devote a great amount of time to their family and friends, nurturing and enjoying those relationships.2. They are comfortable expressing gratitude for all they have.3. They are often the first to offer helping hands to coworkers and passersby.4. They practice optimism when imagining their futures.5. They savor life's pleasures and try to live in the present moment.6. They make physical exercise a weekly and even daily habit.7. They are deeply committed... More
 
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    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
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    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
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    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
 
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    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
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  • In praise of lard (and how to render your own)

    By Jenny McGruther
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    With butter consumption at a 40-year high, it seems that home cooks are ready to embrace animal fats once more — and yet lard remains almost universally reviled. I can promise you, though, that it doesn't deserve its bad reputation: Lard is an extraordinary fat, rich in the same monounsaturated fats as olive oil and avocados, with a mild flavor and beautiful properties for sautéing, frying, and preparing pie crusts and flaky biscuits.At its simplest, lard is rendered pork fat. Leaf lard, specifically, is a fine, soft, white fat rendered from the fat in the kidney region of…
  • What I learned from totally unplugging and shutting up for three days

    By <a href="/author/edward-morrissey" ><span class="byline">Edward Morrissey</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    No one has ever mistaken me for a rebel or a counter-cultural warrior, not even when I was at an age when it might be expected or even appropriate. I never once ran away from home. (Heck, I didn't even move out on my own until I was 22.) My tastes in food, art, and fashion run solidly to the classics, if not the outright conventional. Yet late last Thursday afternoon, I found myself escaping work and my social life to do something that has become downright transgressive — going silent for several days.This wasn't just a routine slowdown in public communication or a brief break in…
  • Today in history: Lincoln prepares the Emancipation Proclamation

    By West Wing Reports
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    July 22, 1862: President Abraham Lincoln informed his cabinet that he would issue the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves. But ending slavery wasn’t Lincoln's priority. He hoped it would result in blacks fleeing the South and joining the Union army, thus weakening the South.Quote of the Day"My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or to destroy slavery.” –Abraham Lincoln More from West Wing Reports...Obama's hands on, hands off foreign policyMind the gap: gender gap persists with Dems, GOPClimate change... More
  • How to pack a jar salad

    By Taylor Schwartz
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Last week, I spilled a jar — an entire jar — of balsamic vinaigrette on the subway. I spent the rest of the commute straddling the oil slick, fielding groans and whispered complaints from fellow riders. By the time I reached the office, I smelled of an Italian deli, and worse, I was left with a lump of sad, undressed greens for lunch. In defeat, I turned to my wiser office-lunching comrades who introduced me to the now-infamous jar salad.Probably born in the depths of Pinterest during the Mason Jar Craze of 2011, the jar salad is the most useful, albeit overwhelmingly twee,…
  • 7 things the world's happiest people do every day

    By Eric Barker
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    University of California professor Sonja Lyubomirsky details the things research shows the happiest people have in common.1. They devote a great amount of time to their family and friends, nurturing and enjoying those relationships.2. They are comfortable expressing gratitude for all they have.3. They are often the first to offer helping hands to coworkers and passersby.4. They practice optimism when imagining their futures.5. They savor life's pleasures and try to live in the present moment.6. They make physical exercise a weekly and even daily habit.7. They are deeply committed... More
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    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • The latest ObamaCare decision makes it official: We need more liberal judges

    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. First they argued that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional in NFIB vs. Sebelius, which was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2012. However, the decision weakened the law by making its expansion of Medicaid optional, which led most conservative states to reject it and deny coverage to millions of poorer Americans.Then, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, conservatives attacked the…
  • Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

    By Sabrina Imbler
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that…
  • ObamaCare is like Pizza Hut, appeals court explains

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A pizza is a pizza regardless of who makes it, so long as the eater of said pizza finds it delicious, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in upholding ObamaCare's subsidies.The case concerned a snippet in the Affordable Care Act that some claimed prevented the feds from offering subsidies in states without state-run insurance exchanges. The ACA allowed states to decide whether or not to establish their own exchanges, and a passage in the law said only that subsidies could go to people who purchased insurance via a state-run exchange. Ergo, as one court ruled, subsidies weren't allowed in…
  • Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.Davuluri is in Washington, D.C. this week speaking with teachers and legislators about STEM, Politico reports. She spoke to this year's Einstein Fellows, a group of teachers who spend a year working at Washington agencies like the National Science Foundation, about STEM on Monday.In addition to being the first Indian American chosen as Miss America, Davuluri has distinguished herself from past…
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012.Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne…
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