The Two Speeches That Made Liberals Love Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo, a three-term Democratic governor of New York, passed away yesterday at 82 of natural causes due to heart failure. In tributes and obituaries, he was remembered as a passionate, transformative politician with a gift for public speaking. A powerful address at the 1984 Democratic National Convention thrust him into the national spotlight. Cuomo publicly challenged […]

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Charlie Rangel Promised to Retire. So Why Is He Asking for Donations in This Police Brutality Email?

Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., is using alleged police brutality victims to raise money for a re-election campaign he promised not to run. “The historical election of President Obama doesn’t mean the end of racism and injustice in America,” says @cbrangel Rangel, the veteran Harlem congressman, barely eked out an electoral victory this year in part […]

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We Asked for Your Stories of Miracle Births. The Ones You Shared Are Awe-Inspiring.

When you hear the words “miracle birth” around Christmastime, you might think of one particular birth—the one that happened more than 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem involving a virgin mother named Mary. There was no medicine or surgery involved, but there was a lot of hope, love and miraculous intervention. And while none can rival Jesus, there have been many […]

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Azerbaijan Shuts Down U.S.-Funded Radio Station, Detains Journalists

Authorities in Azerbaijan raided and closed the offices of a U.S.-funded radio station this weekend as government prosecutors in this Caucasus nation strengthened their crackdown on journalists and nongovernmental organizations. On Friday, prosecutors and the police raided the offices of the station—called Radio Azadliq, which in English translates to “liberty”—in Baku, the nation’s capital. Employees […]

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Why Sharyl Attkisson Thinks Networks Have Wall-to-Wall Coverage of Missing Planes

As news broke that AirAsia Flight QZ8501 had gone missing en route to Singapore, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson offered her own theory as to why networks provide wall-to-wall coverage of such “general controversies.” Appearing on Fox News’ “MediaBuzz” with host Howard Kurtz today, Attkisson contended that while it’s beneficial to ask questions about events such […]

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