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Obamacare Foes Using Shutdown Echo South’s Nullifiers — The Tea Party-inspired drive to derail Obamacare is anchored in a place where opposition to the federal government is as old as the nation: the American South. The current fight, a budget standoff that threatens the creditworthiness of the U.S, has vestiges of the secession from the union that started in South Carolina and led to the Civil War.
Oct 11, 2013

Tea Party govt shutdown carries echoes of mvmnt to oppose desegregation of public schools in 1950s via @BloombergNews

McCarthy up for anything, but is that good? - News-Herald: Entertainment — Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:23 am An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Need an account? Create one now. Thank you for reading 10 free articles on our site.

How entertainment has changed as America has become less religious - Daily American: News — "The devil exists. God exists," Warren says in the film. "And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow." "The Conjuring" is a successful example of the kind of entertainment that's becoming increasingly rare - the kind that portrays faith as a positive truth rather than an equivocal superstition.

Movie review: 'Paper Towns' gets lost on a trail of clues — The 305-page novel "Paper Towns" by John Green is propelled by a sense of urgency and a thorny mystery. The 109-minute movie "Paper Towns" all too often seems inert, even as it condenses clues to its core puzzle about an 18-year-old girl's whereabouts.

Melissa McCarthy - rundum cool in Spy - Susan Cooper Undercover — Das größte Missverständnis über Melissa McCarthy? Hollywoods Frau für den derben Witz zieht eine kleine Schnute und denkt nach. "Dass ich dauernd fluche!" Sagt es und lächelt fein. Die 44-jährige Comedy-Heldin sitzt auf einem dieser Luxussofas in einer dieser Luxussuiten in einem dieser Luxushotels in Berlin und verblüfft mit einer Fragilität, die ihrer Reputation komplett entgegensteht.

Obama entry heavy in symbolism — Senator passes a 1st test as he invokes old, new SPRINGFIELD - The words from Sen. Barack Obama as he formally announced his campaign for president on this frigid Saturday morning were not particularly new.

The cinematic crud of 2014: 10 of the year's worst movies - Tulsa World: Movie News

Jan 01, 2015

The cinematic crud of 2014: 10 of the year's worst movies via @tulsaworld

Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon provide 'Tammy's' comic fuel — By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.

Review: McCarthy's 'Tammy' misses the funny bone - The Monitor: Movies — Meet Tammy. Boy, is she a mess. Angry, profane and aggressive, then suddenly shy and sweet. Sometimes she's funny, sometimes totally not. She can't figure out what she wants to do or be, or where to go. She has loads of people around her, yet can't figure out what to do with them.

Obamacare Fiasco Erodes Government as Problem-Solver Idea — When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, voters were not merely choosing a candidate they found more compelling. They also were endorsing a renewal of the notion that government could be a force for good.
Nov 25, 2013

The Stakes Are Bigger Than Thought: Obamacare Fiasco Erodes Government as Problem-Solver Idea via @BloombergNews

Nov 25, 2013

RT @TimAFranklin: Obamacare Fiasco Erodes Government as Problem-Solver Idea via @BloombergNews

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