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McCain Mocks Expelling Russia From G-8, A Move He Once Advocated

Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) commentary on Russia and Ukraine appears to be about attacking President Obama more than anything else. The post McCain Mocks Expelling Russia From G-8, A Move He Once Advocated appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Channeling Bush, Obama Extends Deadline For Health Insurance Enrollment

"In other words, you can apply after May 15th without penalty," Bush told seniors. "And that's important for low-income seniors to understand." The post Channeling Bush, Obama Extends Deadline For Health Insurance Enrollment appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Sixth Circuit: No Same-Sex Marriages In Michigan During Appeal

There won't be any more same-sex marriages happening in Michigan until the case proceeds to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.The post Sixth Circuit: No Same-Sex Marriages In Michigan During Appeal appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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A Federal Appeals Court Just Allowed Kansas To Defund Planned Parenthood

Although Planned Parenthood provides contraceptive services to over 9,000 women in Kansas, a panel of judges just ended its family planning funding.The post A Federal Appeals Court Just Allowed Kansas To Defund Planned Parenthood appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Previews: Lollapalooza’s Lineup, Frida Kahlo, And Star Wars Art

Pop culture news you should know, including Lollapalooza's big reveal and Kevin Spacey's newest project. The post The Previews: Lollapalooza’s Lineup, Frida Kahlo, And Star Wars Art appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Why This Human Rights Commission Is Intervening To Review Life Without Parole Sentences For Kids

Some 2,500 U.S. inmates are serving life in prison with no chance of parole for offenses that occurred before they turned 18.The post Why This Human Rights Commission Is Intervening To Review Life Without Parole Sentences For Kids appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Financial Advantage Big Banks Get From Being Too Big To Fail

The country's largest banks get an edge over their smaller counterparts.The post The Financial Advantage Big Banks Get From Being Too Big To Fail appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Ohio House panel OKs $2.4 billion for capital spending

The two-year, $2.4 billion state capital budget unanimously passed a House committee yesterday in what will be rapid movement through the two chambers during the next week.

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Students missing class to watch Kasich sign calamity-days bill

The children will be on a field trip, not sitting on couches playing Xbox in their pajamas with a foot of snow outside. But when Gov. John Kasich signs the “calamity days” bill in a Statehouse ceremony today to give most Ohio schoolchildren a break from having to make up too many missed days from bad weather, he will be surrounded by 29 fifth-graders from a Mansfield-area elementary who are, well, missing class.

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Except for fracking tax, Kasich plan moves slowly in legislature

The Ohio House may soon take action on a new severance tax on shale fracking, but other portions of Gov. John Kasich’s tax package could remain in limbo for months.

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