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5 Things To Know About Obama's Nominee For Health Secretary

Friday, April 11, 2014

On the same day the White House formally announced the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of health and human services, President Obama also nominated her successor: Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

Here are five things to know about Burwell, who will have the task of overseeing the implementation of the ...


Luci Baines Johnson: Vietnam War 'Lanced' LBJ's Gut Every Night

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The 50th anniversary of President Johnson's signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is being celebrated this week at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.

NPR's Don Gonyea spoke Wednesday to Luci Baines Johnson, the 66-year-old younger daughter of the 36th president, about some of the human dimensions of ...


Americans, Just Get Over It And Make The Souffle

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The souffle has inspired fear in the hearts of American cooks for decades. But the fluffy French dish is the victim of a bad rap, says baker Greg Patent — and he has a recipe to remedy it.


Study: States Did Better Job Running Elections In 2012

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

For all the criticism about long lines and other Election Day snafus, most states actually improved the way they handled elections between 2008 and 2012, according to a new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

The report found that, overall, wait times at polling stations decreased by about three minutes ...


Former Senate Rivals Team Up To Combat Campus Sexual Assault

Monday, April 07, 2014

After a lengthy clash over competing military sexual assault reform bills, Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are teaming up to push for increased funding to investigate and combat sexual assault on college campuses.

On Friday, the two senators sent a letter to the ...


Robert Strauss, Former Party Chairman And Power Broker, Dies At 95

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Robert Strauss, a Texas lawyer who served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and held White House posts under presidents of both parties, died Wednesday at the age 95.

Strauss, who was appointed as DNC chairman after Sen. George McGovern's landslide defeat in 1972, helped reunify the party in ...


White House Launches Climate Change Data Website

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The White House on Wednesday rolled out a new initiative designed to make climate data more accessible to researchers and industries trying to adapt to global warming.

The project includes the introduction of a climate-focused section of the federal government's open data platform at; an innovation challenge to ...


Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew Dies At 85

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who supported racial equality and tax reform during his two terms in the 1970s, died early Thursday aged 85.

The Associated Press says Ron Sachs, a former aide, confirmed that Askew died surrounded by family members at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

Askew was known, along with ...


4 Reasons The Pew Millennials Report Should Worry Democrats, Too

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Pew Research Center's newly-released survey on American millennials has so far been interpreted as the latest demographic disaster confronting the GOP.

According to the report, millennials — defined as Americans aged 18 to 32 — appear to vote heavily Democratic and hold liberal views on a variety of ...


Seth Rogen Tees Off On Senators Who Walked Out On His Testimony

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Celebrities regularly testify on Capitol Hill about issues important to them. But when comic actor Seth Rogen addressed a U.S. Senate subcommittee about Alzheimer's disease Wednesday, the experience was anything but typical.

Disappointed by the hearing's low turnout, Rogen took to Twitter — where his account has 1.84 million followers ...


Study: Conservatives And Liberals Rarely Debate On Twitter

Monday, February 24, 2014

When it comes to political discourse, Twitter chatter splits along liberal and conservative lines that rarely cross, according to a new report.

The Pew Research Center and the Social Media Research Foundation together used software to map and analyze words, hashtags and urls that define Twitter conversation. The results ...


Calif. Billionaire Plans $100 Million Climate Change Campaign

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tom Steyer, a billionaire retired hedge-fund investor, is aiming to spend $100 million to make climate change a priority issue in this year's midterm elections.

As the New York Times reported Tuesday, the Democrat is working to raise $50 million from donors to add to $50 million of his ...


Activist Sandra Fluke Passes On Congressional Run

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Count Sandra Fluke out — at least on a national level, for now.

After suggesting that she was gearing up for a possible congressional campaign, the women's rights activist and lawyer has announced she won't be entering the race for California Rep. Henry Waxman's soon-to-be-available seat after all.

Instead, Fluke ...


Women's Rights Activist Sandra Fluke Aims For Congressional Seat

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Add women's rights activist Sandra Fluke to the roster of Democrats hoping to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman.

Fluke has filed with the California Democratic Party to seek its endorsement for the heavily Democratic Los Angeles-based seat held by Waxman since 1975.

She's listed on the state party's website as ...


Super Bowl XLVIII: A Political Guide

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Pro football prognosticators are divided over who's the favorite to win Sunday's Super Bowl. Some give the edge to Peyton Manning and the high-flying Denver Broncos. Others believe the stifling Seattle Seahawks defense will carry them to victory.

Here at the It's All Politics blog, we can't help with any ...


Survivor D.C.: Why One Top Official Will Skip The State Of The Union

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

One member of Obama's Cabinet will be absent from the House chamber during the president's State of the Union address Tuesday evening. Why? To ensure the continuity of federal government in the event of catastrophe.


Election Panel Calls For More Early Voting

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A bipartisan presidential commission has endorsed more early voting, expanded online voter registration by the states and the increased use of schools as polling places.

The 10-member panel, appointed by President Obama after his 2013 State of the Union pledge to identify ways to shorten lines at polling places,


California Rep. George Miller To Retire

Monday, January 13, 2014

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), a top ally to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a veteran of four decades in Congress, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election.

"I'll miss my daily collaboration with Leader Pelosi and so many colleagues whom I respect and admire," Miller said in a ...


Majority In Congress Are Millionaires

Monday, January 13, 2014

For the first time in history, more than half the members of Congress are millionaires, according to a new analysis of financial disclosure reports conducted by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics.

Of the 534 current members of the House and Senate, 268 had an average net worth of ...


Gallup: Record Number Of Americans Identify As Independents

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A record-high percentage of Americans identified as political independents last year, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

The survey, based on more than 18,000 interviews conducted throughout the year, found that 42 percent identified as independent, the highest figure since the polling firm began conducting interviews by telephone ...