The Morning Buzz | How Will Obama Address Climate Change in the State of the Union?

Tonight, President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address. One interesting question: how will he talk about climate change? … [Read more...]

Graphic of the Week | The State of the Union: Divided

Less than a week before President Obama addresses Congress in his fourth State of the Union speech, our weekly graphic shows a divided nation on many of the issues that Obama is likely to address. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | White House Announces New Contraception Compromise

The White House announced a new compromise on the "contraception mandate," allowing large religiously affiliated organizations to issue insurance plans that do not directly cover birth control. Majorities of Americans support the Obama administration's rule, and public opinion on the issue has remained remarkably stable over the past year. … [Read more...]

Will Bipartisan Senate Proposal Find Support in the House?

How will the Republican-controlled House of Representatives tackle immigration reform, given the sharp partisan divides on the issue? … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Obama Administration Faces Challenges to Contraception Mandate

As President Obama's second term begins, his administration will need to deal with a slew of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act's "contraception mandate." A majority (56%) of Americans say that religiously affiliated colleges and hospitals should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that that cover contraception or birth control at no cost - but will the courts agree? … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Roe v. Wade: After 40 Years, Deep Divide Is Legacy

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which established American women's constitutional right to an abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. But although a majority of Americans have consistently supported legal abortion since the Roe ruling, the country remains deeply divided over the procedure. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Roe v. Wade: After 40 Years, Deep Divide Is Legacy

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which established American women's constitutional right to an abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. But although a majority of Americans have consistently supported legal abortion since the Roe ruling, the country remains deeply divided over the procedure. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Abortion and the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Abortion remains one of the most controversial social issues in the country; while a majority support the legality and availability of the procedure, they are divided on its morality. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New Research Places Blame for Climate Inaction on Environmental Groups

A new academic paper places the blame for political inaction on climate change on environmental groups, saying that they underestimated conservative opposition and the rise of the Tea Party. … [Read more...]

Evangelical Leaders Launch Campaign on Immigration Reform

A new coalition of evangelical leaders are launching a new campaign to encourage their followers to support immigration reform. … [Read more...]


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