Morning Buzz | Americans’ Racial Disconnect on Fairness and Discrimination

In today's buzz, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones talks economy and immigration on MSNBC and our latest infographic charts our country's racial disconnect. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Obama Approves Refugee Plan for Central American Children

In today's buzz, the Catholic Church reconsiders remarried divorcees, AA meetings banned in fear of same-sex marriage, and political analyst Alan Abramowitz speaks about political polarization. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Child Immigration Cases Clog Up Courts and Schools

In today's buzz , immigration cases challenge American schools, the DOJ set to release a new anti-profiling policy, and Alaska legalizes marijuana—39 years ago. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Women Are Cracking the Stained-Glass Ceiling

In today's Buzz, the National Guard heads to the Texas-Mexico border with too little to do, U.S. employers are taking longer to fill empty positions, Texas's voter ID law goes to trial, Oklahoma's schools start in legal limbo, women crack the stained-glass ceiling, and more people choose to rent. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Utah Judge Issues Victory for Polygamous Family

In today's Buzz, expansion of mental health care stalls, a Utah judge issues a victory for a polygamous family, the U.S. government sues a Minneapolis suburb for blocking an Islamic center, a leaked poll shows that women are skeptical of the GOP, measuring abortion rates is challenging, and both parties worry that White House action on immigration could tip the 2014 midterm elections. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Did Immigration Officials Discourage Migrants from Seeking Asylum?

In today's Buzz, Mark Driscoll takes a six-week leave, civil rights groups sue immigration officials, voting rights cases begin, a "drafting error" could doom Obamacare, and no Democratic politician has given voice to the anger in Ferguson. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Are the 10 Commandments Coming to an Alabama Courthouse?

In today's Buzz, Missouri's governor deploys the National Guard to Ferguson, an Alabama county commissioner wants the 10 Commandments in his courtroom, large numbers of military personnel seek charitable help getting food, the NRCC encourages GOP candidates to reach out to women, and hundreds of thousands of people who bought health insurance under Obamacare may lose it if they can't prove they're in the country legally. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Who Gets to Use Facebook Data?

In today's Buzz, more babies are being born to unwed cohabiting couples, OKCupid remains unapologetic for experimenting on its customers, scholars are thrilled by Facebook's data but still have some ethical qualms, immigrant children appear in a Manhattan courtroom, and Republican politicians appear at Christian Right events. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Could Libertarianism Transform the GOP?

In today's Buzz, Richard Dawkins might be a liability to the atheist movement, Pope Francis could reframe the "values" debate, libertarianism might be going mainstream, the Buddhist tech world's focus on gadgets misses the point, and why Nate Silver's Senate prediction isn't as flashy as it seems. … [Read more...]

Why Loyalty to their Tea Party Constituents Is Holding Back House Republicans on Immigration Reform

The House GOP seems unlikely to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Why are they opposed to a policy that a majority of Republicans support? … [Read more...]


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