Business

A 15-Year-Old Girl Was Killed Trying To Stop Someone From Stealing Her iPhone

This past Saturday, a 15-year-old girl was killed when she tried to stop someone from stealing her iPhone, according to the LA Times. The girl, who was … [Read More...]

Quitting Facebook For 3 Months Could Make You A Lot Happier

"Are you happier without Facebook?" asks a new study called 99 Days of Freedom. … [Read More...]

George R.R. Martin Says ‘F- You’ To People Who Don’t Think He’ll Finish The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Books

George R.R. Martin doesn't want to hear your complaints about when the next "Game of Thrones" books will arrive and he certainly doesn't appreciate hearing that fans think he'll pass away before he can finish the series. The idea is morbid, but … [Read More...]

Big, Beautiful Photos Of Russia’s New Tram Of The Future

The Russian One is a new commuter tram that looks like something from a Sci-Fi film. The futuristic tram features LED cabin lighting, felt-covered sofas, wooden handrails, and sliding glass doors that operate by touchscreen. Luckily, … [Read More...]

US Politics

Congress to tour children’s immigration detention center, ahead of Obama’s … – Fox News

Fox NewsCongress to tour children's immigration detention center, ahead of Obama's ...Fox NewsThe debate in Washington about which political party is to blame could hit a political high note next week when President Obama is expected to … [Read More...]

Thomas Ravenel Running For US Senate – WLTX.com

WLTX.comThomas Ravenel Running For US SenateWLTX.comBusinessman, reality television star and former South Carolina State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel will run as an independent for the United States Senate seat currently held by liberal "Republican" … [Read More...]

The Daily Show President: Obama’s Edgy Humor – Daily Beast

The Daily Show President: Obama's Edgy HumorDaily BeastObama has been at it again the last few weeks, taking his act on the road to comically skewer the climate change deniers. Just this week we saw Obama mock them at the League of … [Read More...]

Foreign Policy

US wanted Burma to model democratic change, but it’s not turning out that way – Washington Post

US wanted Burma to model democratic change, but it's not turning out that wayWashington PostRANGOON, Burma — President Obama recently singled out Burma as a U.S. foreign policy victory — a country that had emerged from decades of … [Read More...]

Hobby Horse – Wall Street Journal

Hobby HorseWall Street JournalGigot: But here, Collin, nonetheless, Roberts got a 9-0 rebuke of the president of the United States, and included in that rebuke two of the appointees that the president made. Isn't actually a very significant … [Read More...]

The United States’ global leadership has eroded – Washington Post

The United States' global leadership has erodedWashington PostThe key strategic thrust proclaimed in U.S. foreign policy over the past five years has been the pivot, or rebalance, toward Asia. This is entirely appropriate given the shift in … [Read More...]

Justice

Class Action Lawsuit Aims To Win Legal Representation For Unaccompanied Minors

A volunteer brings water, food, and diapers to Central-American women and children dropped off at the Greyhound bus station in Phoenix, Arizona. CREDIT: Valeria Fernández/ AP Kids who cross the border alone often face an immigration judge … [Read More...]

Virginia Police Want To Force A 17 Year-Old Boy To Have An Erection, And Then Take Pictures Of It

CREDIT: Shutterstock A 17 year-old Virginia teenager who is under investigation for sending a consensual sext to his 15-year-old girlfriend may be forced to have an erection in front of police as evidence in the case. The boy, who the … [Read More...]

This Is The Most Audacious Case Seeking To Expand Hobby Lobby

CREDIT: ThinkProgress Eden Foods v. Burwell, a sister case to the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby could tear down one of the few remaining walls preventing employers from pleading “religious liberty” to … [Read More...]

Elections 2012

World News

Indonesians head to the polls in tight race – Businessweek

DAWN.comIndonesians head to the polls in tight raceBusinessweekJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — After weeks of bitter campaigning, millions of Indonesians cast ballots for president Wednesday in a race far too tight to predict, hoping their vote … [Read More...]

UN chief urges South Sudan leaders to end conflict – Hindu Business Line

Capital FM KenyaUN chief urges South Sudan leaders to end conflictHindu Business LineUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accused South Sudan's leaders of creating a “man-made crisis” that has killed thousands of people and demanded that … [Read More...]

Israel launches new Gaza airstrikes, prepares for potential ground invasion – Fox News

Fox NewsIsrael launches new Gaza airstrikes, prepares for potential ground invasionFox NewsIsraeli military officials said Tuesday that they had carried out airstrikes targeting at least 100 sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as part of a new … [Read More...]

Politics & Media

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Liz Cheney: ‘Abortion Trumps Everything Else’ for Liberal Justices

On Fox News Sunday, former Wyoming Senatorial primary candidate Liz Cheney said that the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision fought … [Read More...]

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Dem Rep. on Border Crisis: Obama Admin ‘Should Have Seen This Coming’

Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) told State of the Union host Candy Crowley that the Obama administration had dropped the ball on the … [Read More...]

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The Less Clinton’s Book Sold, the More People Tweeted About It

Hillary Clinton’s new memoir, Hard Choices, was unsurprisingly the most talked about book on social media in the past four weeks, … [Read More...]

McCain on Being Hillary’s Fave GOPer: ‘Hope This Is Blacked Out in Arizona’

On Face the Nation Sunday morning, host Bob Schieffer asked Senator John McCain (R-AZ) about his recent honor of being named Hillary … [Read More...]

Economy

How A Labor Coalition Plans To Bring Paid Sick Leave And A Higher Minimum Wage To The Bay Area

SEIU Local 1021 regional vice president Gary Jimenez CREDIT: SEIU USSW’s YouTube account This November, voters in Oakland, CA will have … [Read More...]

How Corporate Tax Cheats Still Get Billions In Government Business

CREDIT: AP Despite supposed bans on companies that move offshore to avoid paying U.S. taxes getting federal contracts, more than a dozen large … [Read More...]

All Chicago Students Will Get Free Meals This School Year

CREDIT: AP Starting in September, all students in the Chicago Public Schools system, regardless of income, will be given free school meals, WBEZ … [Read More...]

More And More Companies Are Buying Their Way Overseas To Get Lower Taxes

A beach on Grand Cayman, one of several popular tax havens for U.S. companies to claim as home. CREDIT: AP Over half of the 76 U.S. companies … [Read More...]