Joe Hernandez

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How Will Hospitals Change after the Supreme Court's Ruling?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The political guessing game will finally end just hours from now when the Supreme Court announces its ruling on President Obama's health care bill, the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals ...

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Stockton to Be Largest Bankrupt City in America

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stockton, California is facing a $26 million budget shortfall and hasn’t been able to square its debts through state-required mediation. Now the city of 290,000 will swallow its pride...

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House to Vote on Holder Contempt Charge

Thursday, June 28, 2012

While Washington is abuzz awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act, lots of other news is taking place inside the Beltway. A deal to lower student loan debts i...

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'Waiting' on the Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Many Americans cannot afford health insurance, and they have been flocking to hospital emergency rooms across the country, one of our society’s remaining “safety nets” for the poor an...

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Tennis Grunts Face Ban

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Grunts from professional tennis players — which for many years has been a hot issue, especially among long-time tennis fans who say it’s too barbarous for the sport — could soon be a ...

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Court Rules on Arizona Immigration Law

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Supreme Court has finally come down with a verdict on SB 1070, the controversial immigration law that thrust Arizona into the national discussion on immigration and civil rights two years ago. 

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Egypt Elects Muslim Brotherhood Candidate

Monday, June 25, 2012

Crowds erupted in this weekend when officials announced that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi won Egypt’s first democratic presidential election. A power struggle with the s...

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Have Student Loans? Move Here

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Brain drain is a common curse. To combat it, cities across America are offering to pay some or all of graduates student loans if they live and work in that city. Some are even offerin...

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America's Changing Stance on Global Warming

Thursday, June 21, 2012

For as long as we can remember, America has been leading the charge against global warming. But at yesterday's Rio+20 Earth Summit, the President was conspicuously absent. And with th...

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Peacekeeper Calls Syria Conflict "Civil War"

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The conflict in Syria is escalating so rapidly and involving such sectarian violence that one U.N. peacekeeper has called it a "civil war." What does identifying the conflict as a "civil war" mean going forward?

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The Costs of Retiring Early

Monday, June 11, 2012

Grappling with months or even years of unemployment, some older Americans are tapping into the one safety net that's meant not to be tapped into: social security. Motoko Rich, nationa...

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New Details Further Incriminate Chesapeake Energy CEO

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Reuters report published on Thursday exposed Aubrey McClendon’s long and brazen use of company money for personal business — including family vacations to Amsterdam and Paris. McCle...

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Holder Attempts to Plug the Leak

Monday, June 11, 2012

Over the weekend, Attorney General Eric Holder announced two investigations into the leaks: one for the Stuxnet operation in Iran and one for the now well-known drone program. Takeawa...

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Why a Falling Euro Might Not Make for a Cheaper Vacation

Friday, June 08, 2012

The Eurozone is in complete disarray, and the Euro has fallen against the dollar. Does that mean it will be cheaper for American to travel to Europe? Not exactly, says Barbara Peterso...

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Defending Texas

Friday, June 08, 2012

Yesterday on The Takeaway New York Times columnist Gail Collins argued that Texas has hijacked our national agenda. Some listeners from Texas weren't too keen on what she had to say. ...

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Are Republican Governors to Thank for Swing State Growth?

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Unemployment is dropping and debts are closing in some of the country’s big swing states. Can governors like Scott Walker and John Kasich of Ohio take credit for their states' revital...

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Town in Alabama Poses Historic Challenge to Voting Rights Act

Thursday, June 07, 2012

In 2008, Calera, Alabama shifted the boundaries of its voting districts in a way that drastically altered the city's racial geography. Almost immediately, the U.S. Department of Justi...

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Unemployment Falls in Auto Industry Swing States

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Did the auto industry bailout work? New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest it did, with unemployment rates dropping faster than the national average, due in part to j...

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Transit of Venus Visible in Today's Sky

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Seeing the transit of Venus is a twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity. There was a transit in 2004 and another one will occur tonight. If you miss that, you'll have to wait (and live) until 2117 to see it again.

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Wisconsin Voters Talk Gov. Scott Walker's Recall Election

Monday, June 04, 2012

This Tuesday, Wisconsin will decide whether to recall Republican governor Scott Walker from office. Walker is being taken to task on labor union reforms he implemented suddenly last y...

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