The Morning Buzz | LA Mayor Plans to Raise the Minimum Wage

In today's Buzz, the federal government raises the amount of pot that can be grown for research, nearly one-quarter of American children live in poverty, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the witness stand in his corruption trial, Los Angeles's mayor plans to raise the minimum wage, and the Obama administration takes on a sweeping climate change treaty. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Target Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

In today's Buzz, why Target's customers won't object to the company's endorsement of same-sex marriage, economic opportunity for kids, mapping drought across the country, and a look back over the four decades since Richard Nixon resigned the presidency. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Do Children Have an Innate Belief in God?

In today's Buzz, religious leaders convene to ask for carbon pollution regulations, the House stalls on congratulating Pope Francis, Satanists demand a religious liberty exemption, and overwork may be affecting the gender pay gap. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Challenges of Counting the Transgender Population

In today's Buzz, a sociologist questions the existence of a government shutdown baby boom, demographers say it's hard to count transgender people, Bill de Blasio is under fire for okaying the so-called "poor door" at a Manhattan high rise, delayed action on climate change could cost billions, and disgraced former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell goes on trial. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Does Housing Count as Health Care?

In today's Buzz, PRRI data makes an appearance in a wide range of news outlets, "historic" surveillance reform is introduced, abortion supporters avoid the label "pro-choice," researchers say we're on the verge of another biological extinction, and holograms could soon be embraced by politicians everywhere. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Is Paul Ryan the New “Compassionate Conservative”?

In today's Buzz, Paul Ryan presents a new anti-poverty plan that might appeal to Democrats, the New York Times calls for legalized marijuana, some debate whether Medicaid should cover expensive drugs, the IRS agrees to investigate pulpit electioneering, Dinesh D'Souza makes a comeback (of sorts), and solar flares threaten us all. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Do We Owe Iraq’s Christian Minority?

In today's Buzz, a botched execution in Arizona, a new book on fanaticism within big-time sports, Iraq's Christian minority is in trouble, Republican governors stand to benefit from climate change regulations, and prices rise on Israeli carriers flying into Tel Aviv. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Watch Out for That Asteroid!

Today's Buzz reports Republicans haven't mentioned Earth Day in Congress since 2010, 26 meteorites hit Earth between 2010 and 2013, SCOTUS upholds Michigan's ban on taking race into account when considering college applicants, Republicans face demographic challenges in the 2016 presidential election, and a possible link between Internet usage and religious disaffiliation. … [Read more...]

President Obama to Review U.S. Deportations

Today's Buzz covers green funerals, a possible extension of jobless benefits, and a high school sleep activist! … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Marks One Year in the Vatican

Today's Buzz covers the pontiff's first year in the Vatican, the New Hampshire House of Representatives' vote to repeal the state's death penalty, and a new poll showing most Americans don't see global warming as a threat. … [Read more...]


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