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Past articles by Brian:

Insurers devoting more money to patients under Obamacare

Insurers spent 92 percent of premiums on patients and 8 percent on administrative costs, analysis shows. → Read More

Dem candidates name top threats, don't mention Russia

Democratic contenders to be the next commander in chief named the Islamic State, the spread of nuclear weapons and climate change as some of the biggest threats facing the country in Tuesday night's debate. Hillary Clinton said the threat from the spread of nuclear weapons is the most troubling. Martin O'Malley said Iran, the Islamic State and climate change are all significant problems facing… → Read More

Possible speaker candidate Paul Ryan talks to Mitt Romney

Paul "is a man of ideas who is driven to see them applied for the public good," said Romney. → Read More

Lawmaker wants birth control device off the market

The Food and Drug Administration has received 5,000 safety reports about Bayer's Essure device. → Read More

Donald Trump's tremendous acting career in 14 clips

Trump is a successful businessman. And he's also a tremendous actor. → Read More

DNC video attacks Republican candidates on gun control

President Obama is highlighted for his "call to action" on gun control. → Read More

Bush: Russia is 'doing a victory dance around President Obama'

As Russian warplanes gear up for their second day of airstrikes in Syria, Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says the U.S. is looking more and more like an unreliable partner in the international fight to defeat the Islamic State. The former Florida governor joined a panel of pundits on MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis and Russian President Vladimir Putin's… → Read More

Feds move to help temp workers unionize

The National Labor Relations Board, the main federal labor law enforcement agency, has opened a new front in its battle to reshape workplace rules by indicating that it would soon make it easier for employees of temp agencies to join unions. The board is considering designating companies that use temp agencies to be 'joint employers' of the agencies' workers. In effect, a corporation that hires… → Read More

Poll: Bernie has bigger lead over Trump than Hillary

Hillary Clinton still leads Democratic primary field, but doesn't have the biggest lead over Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders beats Trump by 7 points in a new hypothetical matchup. Clinton still holds a substantial lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders 43-25, followed by unannounced candidate Vice President Joe Biden, with Martin O'Malley, Lincoln Chaffee and Lawrence Lessig trailing. Among… → Read More

AFL-CIO says Walker no longer a 'national' disgrace

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka reacted swiftly to the still unconfirmed reports Monday that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was dropping out of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. The president of the nation's largest labor federation issued a one-sentence statement: Scott Walker is still a disgrace, just no longer national. The line was a reference to Trumka's six-word press release in July… → Read More

State Dept. requests deleted Clinton emails from FBI

The FBI was asked to share digital copies of the 55,000 printed email pages the State Department received. → Read More

WaPo compares Trump's immigration plan to eugenics

A new editorial by the Washington Post compares Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's anti-illegal immigration platform to eugenics, the belief that you can enhance the human race by controlling populations and manipulating sexual reproduction. Citing the work of famed American sociologist Edward Alsworth Ross, a eugenicist and racist, the Post said that Trump lacks Ross's academic… → Read More

The outsiders: Trump, Carson, Fiorina top new poll of New Hampshire Republicans

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is closing in on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in the key early primary state of New Hampshire, according to a poll by Boston's NPR station WBUR released Wednesday. The latest survey of likely Republican voters in the Granite State demonstrates the depth of support for Washington outsiders in the 2016 election cycle. Trump, Carson, and former… → Read More

White House: GOP desperate over Iran deal

House GOP leaders on Wednesday postponed work on the resolution to disapprove the agreement. → Read More

Due process group distributes warning flyers to campus men

The flyer includes a large image of a text conversation between two Occidental College students. → Read More

'Peace in our time': Dem echoes Chamberlain in endorsing Iran deal

Defenders of the deal have reacted harshly and angrily to this characterization. → Read More

Study: Obama junks press conferences, just 274 to Clinton's 989

A new White House Briefing Room study finds that President Obama has fallen far behind former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in hosting press conferences, with his 274 overshadowed by Clinton's 989. As a result, White House reporters are demanding more press conferences, especially impromptu sessions where they believe presidents offer frank and sometimes shocking answers. Obama,… → Read More

Walker: Politicians 'trying to distract' with birthright citizenship debate

The Republican said border security and enforcing the law would take care of most immigration issues. → Read More

NY Fed chief: Raising rates 'less compelling' after stock swings

The Fed was expected to raise interest rates for the first time in nine years in September. → Read More

Pew: Orthodox Jews mirror evangelical Christians, vote GOP

In a shift sure to impact American politics, a new study of the growing orthodox Jewish population shows that they are in virtual lockstep with the nation's conservative evangelical Christians, with 57 percent identifying with the Republican Party. A new Pew Research Center survey published in the Jewish journal Forward found that orthodox Jews mirror evangelical Protestants and Catholics in… → Read More