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Congressional GOP backs Obama (sort of), marriage and voting, dystopian dramas
Today’s news and a report on a House vote to legalize the president’s delay of the Obamacare employer mandate and to extend the relief to individuals, plus: author Jonathan Last on marriage, property values, and the correlation to voting patterns, critic Megan Basham on the top-two TV hits that dramatize a dystopian future, and more.
Thursday morning news
The White House blasts GOP efforts to codify the president’s decision to put off Obamacare business fines and give individuals the same relief
Rolling Stone rock-star treatment for Boston bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev sparks public outrage, prompts retailers to pull magazines from shelves
Washington gridlock starting to become a theme of chaplains’ opening prayers before the House and Senate
Day one of Bernanke testimony ends in ambiguity over continued Federal Reserve monetary stimulus policies
Republicans approve Obama health policy, seek to expand it
The House yesterday okayed two bills on Obamacare: one that would officially ratify the president’s delay of Obamacare penalties against businesses for non-compliance, and another that would grant the same delay to individuals facing penalties for refusal to purchase health insurance
Author Jonathan Last: Pro-family politics and a GOP opportunity
Journalist shows Republicans it’s in their self-interest to embrace pro-family policies, and even offers empirical arguments for use by those allergic to religious and cultural conservatism
TV/film critic Megan Basham: Dystopia sells
WORLD magazine critic sees in two top-rated TV dramas — NBC’s Revolution and CBS’s Under the Dome — a cultural curiosity about the collapse of civilization