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On Tuesday, PolicyMic's Mark Kogan attends the "Brews With Senator Rubio" event in Washington, D.C. Follow his live Twitter feed and see what one of the top Republicans in DC is saying.
Images of the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it landed safely at the Los Angeles airport on Friday, after conducting nearly a five-hour flyover above the city of LA.
You asked, you voted, you shared. Now, the candidates respond.
Jon Stewart's monologue from the first Daily Show episode filmed after 9/11 grapples with the role of media at a time of national tragedy. His message rings true today.
Do you wish you had the chance to ask Barack Obama and Mitt Romney one question? Now you do.
A Colorado voter describes the electoral mood in Colorado and reveals why people are leaning toward Obama.
On Father's Day Sunday in New York City, thousands of New Yorkers marched down Fifth Avenue in a silent protest against stop and frisk. See the protests in photos.
Q and A with Jenn Halweil, creator of the "1 Million Against Amendment 1" petition to overturn North Carolina's Amendment 1.
Three North Carolina residents to share their reactions to Amendment One, North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban passed earlier this week.
A man with six canisters strapped to his back has taken four hostages and threatened to blow himself up on Tottenham Court Road in London.
On Friday, PolicyMic co-founder Jake Horowitz will be speaking at the Cato Institute, as a part of the organization's monthly "Talking Shop" new media lunch. Follow it live.
On the day of Charles Taylor's conviction, VICE investigates the toll that 14 years of civil war took on Liberia's people.
Weigh-in: Beyond keeping rates low for students now, what are the pro’s and con’s of the proposed solutions to the higher education crisis?
Zimmerman has a Peruvian mother and a white father, making him hispanic, not white.
A massive earthquake 8.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Indonesia earlier today.
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This week's stories ranged from Google Goggles to the new Kony 2012 Part II video. Here are the top five stories people were reading, sharing, Tweeting, Facebooking, and commenting on this week.
This week's stories ranged from Obamacare to Trayvon Martin and the war on women. Here are the PolicyMic stories people were reading, sharing, Tweeting, Facebooking, and commenting on this week.
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Trayvon Martin's death inspired a "Million Hoodie March" in NYC, taking place on UN International Day For the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
In an op-ed, Rep. Ron Paul says the Obama administration has violated due process by authorizing the CIA to kill Americans abroad if they're deemed a threat. Do you agree?
The killing of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin has touched off a fierce debate over racial profiling, vigilante violence, and equal treatment under the law.
This week's stories ranged from the return of Occupy Wall Street to the controversy over red meat. Here are the top five stories people were reading, sharing, and commenting on this week.
How will former Goldman Sachs executive director Greg Smith's op-ed impact Wall Street banks' ability to recruit college seniors?
Watch the entire video here. Who was the Obama documentary targeted towards? Is it accurate?
Brookings senior fellow Robert Kagan argues that American power is key to maintaining world peace and economic stability. Is he right?
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said farewell to Illinois residents in a prime-time television address Wednesday evening, one day before he heads to prison to serve his 14-year sentence.
Goldman Sachs CEO Loyd Blankfein responds to the NYT editorial.
Greg Smith, the head of Goldman Sachs' equity derivatives business in the U.S., published a crushing expose of Goldman's culture in a letter to the New York Times.
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum now turn their attention to the Alabama and Mississippi primaries on Tuesday. Gingrich looks to remain alive.
From Kony 2012 to International Women's Day, with some SXSW and Rush Limbaugh in between, here are the stories people were reading, sharing, Tweeting, and commenting on this week.
Live updates on this morning's solar storm.
We've all been waiting. iPad 3 pictures unveiled.
President Obama holds his first news conference in more than three months this afternoon, in a electoral move to draw attention away from the GOP Super Tuesday race.
Time to get caught up on the stories people were reading, sharing, Tweeting, Facebooking, and commenting on this week.
The race for the Republican nomination turns to Super Tuesday, when ten different states will hold primaries or caucuses.
Ask your best question for Dr. Mustafa Barghouti about non-violence and Israel-Palestine.
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A question about contraception control caused a heated dust-up during Wednesday's Republican presidential debate. Should King have asked the candidates about birth control?
Win the opportunity to cover Lady Gaga's Born This Way launch for PolicyMic. Debate: Why is high-school bullying a problem? What are some ways we can deal with it?
Ex-Rutgers student Dharun Ravi has been charged with a hate crime for using a webcam to spy on his roommate Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide.
The Goldwater Institute details the the costs of government unions. What do you think?
Here's a look at exactly where the university received its money and how it was spend in 2011.
From working for food security in Africa to fighting teenage substance abuse, these five teenage girls are empowering their communities.
The four remaining candidates square up in what is expected to be a hot debate on Thursday night, 8pm on CNN.com.
Where and when to watch the Thursday night CNN Florida GOP debate.
President Obama gears up for his third State of the Union address at 9pm EST tonight.
Mitt Romney only paid 13.9 percent in taxes in 2010. Does this highlight a problem with America's tax code?
Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, and Paul set for showdown in Florida tonight.
Here's my list of the best "Shit People Say" videos. Add your favorites.
Live updates from our correspondents on the ground in South Carolina throughout the day.
Ask your best question for Nicholas Kristof about human rights, global health, and female oppression.
[VIDEO] Should the government play a role in regulating the Internet? Are SOPA and PIPA the right ways to combat online piracy?
On MLK Day, share your favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. quote.
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[Podcast] Has the Obama administration's policy in Iran been a success? Should the U.S. keep all options on the table to contain a nuclear Iran?
Does the lack of transparency in campaigning change the way you're thinking about donating in this election cycle?
In an Op-Ed published yesterday, Ken Starr asked, “Can I vote for a Mormon?” Starr argued yes, the tradition of American constitutional democracy welcomes religious tolerance.
Tune in to this weekend's GOP debates and share your reactions live. Tell us who you believe won each debate and why.
62% favor the death penalty for people convicted of murder, while 31% are opposed. Do you support it or oppose it?
A new study finds that young people are the only age group whose support for socialism outweighs that of capitalism. What explains this trend?
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A range of candidates are being touted as the likely winners of Iowa and future primaries, yet there is no clear favorite. Join the punditry: Who do you think will win the January primaries?
Name the top three factors that you will use to select your candidate in the 2012 election.
Is the race for the 2012 GOP nomination more like a reality TV show pageant than a presidential election?
Today, people around the world will be designing their own events to solve our planet's problems with a new universe evolutionary worldview.
Should Iowan voters factor the newsletter controversy into their decision about whether to select Ron Paul as the GOP nominee in the Iowa caucuses?
Veteran journalist Jeremy Scahill argues that regardless of whether President Obama or a GOP president is at the helm, U.S. foreign policy has taken a turn for the worse. Do you agree?
Has America's reign as world leader come to an end? Are we in the midst of a "new world disorder" with America on the decline?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama have been named the Most Admired Man and Woman in the world, according to Gallup. Who would you choose?
President Obama is mulling over whether to allow the embattled Yemeni leader to receive medical treatment in New York City. What should he decide?
Actor Daniel Craig recently saidl that politicians "stab you in the f**king back." Do you share his feelings about our elected officials?
President Obama will try to get re-elected despite the highest unemployment rate for any president seeking a second term in 76 years. Can he succeed?
Happy Holidays Google Doodle is now live! Google's famous search bar is kicking off the Christmas weekend with a Doodle playing the song Jingle Bells.
John Boehner said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he wants a one-year extension of the payroll tax. Should this be a priority before the holiday recess?
Attorney General Eric Holder advocated for significant changes in the voting process to protect minority voters from discrimination and exclusion. Do you agree with his proposed changes?
OpenMic: The Supreme Court has agreed to rule on Arizona's tough immigration law. Is SB 1070 legal under the constitution?
Weigh in: The first Republican primary contest of the 2012 elections, the Iowa caucuses, is less than a month away. Who has the best chance of winning the Iowa caucuses?
PolicyMic is broadcasting live from Capitol Hill for the kick-off of No Labels' congressional reform proposals. We're interviewing members of Congress. What questions would you like us to ask?
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Syria's Assad contends that he doesn't believe that a brutal crackdown has occurred in his country. What do you think will happen to Assad and Syria moving forward?
In this Open Mic, we look at Jon Huntsman's plan to create jobs. What proposals do you agree with? Which proposals do you disagree with?
Join the debate: Where will Cain's supporters now turn?
How do you think the new jobs report will impact President Barack Obama’s chances for reelection?
A new study finds Obama has weakened regulation in favor of lobbyists even more than the Bush administration. Is this pragmatism or pandering?
Weigh In: Reports say that VS model Adriana Lima put herself through a strict all-liquid diet for over a week to prepare for last night's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Should consumers boycott brands that encourage unhealthy body types?
A recent Bloomberg story reports that Henry Paulson, who served as Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush, gave hedge funds advance word that the government was getting ready to bailout Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008.
Open Mic: In honor of Thanksgiving, what political event are you most thankful for this past year? Weigh in.
Weigh in: Which candidate do you trust to be the commander in chief? Which candidate showed the best grasp of our issues and the solutions needed? Which candidate had the worst performance?
Weigh in: Should Congress let the automatic cuts go into effect? Are these cuts fair? What impact will they have on the long-term deficit, the economy, and jobs?
Weigh in: Friday afternoon, police attacked seated students with pepper spray at the University of California, Davis Occupy protests. Following a week of widespread arrests and police crackdowns across the U.S., what do you think will happen to Occupy Wall Street?
Debate: As the Penn State scandal continues to unfold, what lessons have we learned?
WEIGH-IN: At 1am last night, Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered police officers to forcibly remove protesters from Zuccotti Park. Was this the right decision?
WEIGH-IN: In the first foreign policy debate, the GOP candidates address complex questions on U.S. policy towards the Iran, Pakistan, the Arab Spring, China, and Afghanistan.
Rick Perry's debate blunder, "Commerce, Education and the uh ... the third agency of government I would do away with ... Education, the, uh, Commerce, and ... I can't. The third one, I can't. Sorry."
Weigh In: If you don’t go out and vote, can you criticize government?
Weigh in: Should Herman Cain's sexual harassment allegations be a major issue in the GOP primaries?
What do you think: What should Obama be doing to motivate millennials to join his 2012 campaign?
Weigh in: What is the GOP's "dream ticket" to defeat Obama in 2012?
You decide: How can young people help best be a par to of global development programs?
The world population in 2025 is projected to reach eight billion. What should be done about projected population growth, if anything?
Debate: Should development strategies single out women for help, or focus on the wider society?
Perry announced his “Cut, Balance, and Grow” tax plan, one which he says will be a simple tax plan which will save hundreds of billions of dollars. What are your thoughts on it?
Weigh In: Since a 2007 Final Four appearance, Georgetown has been in a slump. How should the team turn themselves around and should this be a school priority?
Share your reactions: What do you think of the treatment Gaddafi endured in the final moments of his life while in the hands of rebels?
The young humanitarians behind the development group Orange Impact discuss the critical issues facing their programs.
In light of the recent scandal, will the Florida senator be the GOP's choice for vice president?
Share your thoughts: Should the U.S. military help other rebel groups in the Middle East topple authoritarian regimes?
Who won last night's GOP debate? Weigh in on the candidates, their performance, and their platforms.
Weigh in: Does the hit weight loss show promote the right approach to combat America's obesity problem?
Does Whole Foods or Wal-Mart play a more positive role in promoting sustainability and bringing healthy food to under-served and underprivileged areas?
Today's debate: Does the Nobel Peace Prize hold any significance today? Has it become more or less important since MLK won the prize in 1964?
What advice can you give young people who are balancing the oft-times competing values of financial success and making a difference? The Common Good's Game Changers weigh in.
Young Republican groups across the country share their thoughts on state elections and beating Obama in 2012.
Share your thoughts on who won last night's GOP debate at Dartmouth College.
Tell us: Why has the Syrian revolution been unsuccessful in overthrowing the current government?
Weigh in: What is the biggest thing the U.S. could do to improve its image in the Middle East?
Weigh in: U.S. military officials have said a major combat force is no longer needed in Iraq, despite recent violence. How big of a future presence should America's forces have in the country?
List the reasons you are drawn to the Occupy Wall Street movement. What policy solutions do you hope to achieve?
You decide: What role will civil society and think-tanks play in the democratization of the Middle East?
Join the debate: Do racially-based student groups and ethnic theme houses promote self-segregation on college campuses?
Join the debate: Do elite colleges like Harvard need to make their campuses more economically diverse by including more middle class and poor students?
You weigh in: What has been left out of mainstream media accounts of the Egyptian revolution?
YOU DECIDE: There has been backlash against Harvard's exclusive finals clubs, which some say are sexist. What is the value of exclusive social clubs on college campuses?
Join the debate: With the Israel-Palestine issue again making headlines, do young American Jews feel as connected with Israel as their parents?
Join the debate: How much democratic change will the new regimes in Egypt and Tunisia bring?
As Obama seeks re-election, young African-Americans weigh in on the president's job performance.
YOU DECIDE: Should there be limits to acceptable speech on college campuses?
YOU DECIDE: Is the UN Security Council Palestine's best choice to seek recognition of statehood? Watch Abbas and Netanyahu speak.
YOU DECIDE: In a recent op-ed Condoleezza Rice argues that past U.S. support for Arab dictators led to 9/11, and U.S. democracy promotion this decade helped spark the Arab Spring. Is she correct?
Share your thoughts: On a day so many of us remember so vividly, what were you doing on Sept. 11, 2001?
Service members share their experience of 9/11 and how it affected their patriotism.
Hear from these young Muslim-American leaders about the role religion plays in shaping their identity and political views.
Share your reactions live to President Barack Obama's jobs speech, set to begin at 7:00 pm EST.
Join the debate: Will you tune in for tonight's GOP debate? If so, what will you be watching and hoping for?
Join the debate: 40 years after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., we reflect on what battle the civil rights leader would be waging in today's America.
Join the debate: Recent events in U.S. and international politics have shown that politicians can be the cause of problems. Still, there are some great leaders out there. Who most inspires you?
Young Egyptians in Alexandria share their experiences during the Egyptian Revolution and their thoughts on Egypt's transformation.
Young Southerners discuss their views on politics, including the role they believe social issues play in their generation.
Join the debate: As Libya's rebels inch closer to Tripoli, Gaddafi's days may be numbered. Has the Obama administration's Libya strategy been a success?
Join the Debate: Are the riots in Britain motivated by theft and crime, or are they the result of high youth unemployment and sweeping austerity measures?
A scathing review in Sunday's New York Times paints Obama as a disappointment. Do you agree?
Egyptian activists still have work to do in order to preserve democratic change and keep the revolution from losing steam.
Young Egyptian activists challenge the West's notion of the Muslim Brotherhood, contending that the group does not hold significant influence.
At a recent roundtable discussion in Cairo, young activists argue that lasting change will come from the Egyptian people, not Facebook or Twitter.
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During a roundtable discussion, Egyptian youth activists express their concern about Egypt's ailing economy and the pace at which economic reforms are progressing.