Business

Ted Cruz Won Twitter Tonight

Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz had, by far, the best political tweet of Wednesday evening. … [Read More...]

Here Are All The Awful Things That Happen To Your Body In Space

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Shocking Report Claims ‘At Least 40′ Veterans Died After Being Put On ‘Secret Waiting List’ At Arizona VA Hospital

A stunning report published by CNN's … [Read More...]

THE ROAD TO 300 MILLION: Photos Of LinkedIn’s Epic Journey (LNKD)

LinkedIn recently announced a major milestone: The professional network now has 300 million members around the world. But those millions didn't come easy. After LinkedIn launched in 2003, it took the company almost a year and a half to win … [Read More...]

US Politics

Republicans have a major demographic problem. And it’s only going to get worse. – Washington Post (blog)

Republicans have a major demographic problem. And it's only going to get worse.Washington Post (blog)Michelle Obama goes 'Nashville' — no twang needed .... It's an undeniable empirical truth that the GOP coalition is shrinking, … [Read More...]

Washington landslide: Obama vows government ‘is not going anywhere’ – CNN

CNNWashington landslide: Obama vows government 'is not going anywhere'CNN(CNN) -- Calling their grit, resiliency and sense of community an inspiration to all Americans, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday that those impacted by last … [Read More...]

Obama Eats At One Of The World’s Best Sushi Restaurants – Huffington Post

ABC News (blog)Obama Eats At One Of The World's Best Sushi RestaurantsHuffington PostAfter arriving in Tokyo on Wednesday, President Barack Obama and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dined at Sukiyabashi Jiro, one of the world's … [Read More...]

Foreign Policy

Samantha Power is back – Politico

PoliticoSamantha Power is backPoliticoWhy does the United States stand so idly by?”—A Problem From Hell, 2002. On the U.S. government's weak responses to genocide: “What surprised me was the extent to which officials involved in … [Read More...]

Crisis in Venezuela: UNASUR and US Foreign Policy – The Moral Liberal

Crisis in Venezuela: UNASUR and US Foreign PolicyThe Moral LiberalEarlier this month, Secretary of State John Kerry urged Congress not to respond to the Venezuelan government's deadly crackdown against the democratic opposition. Recent … [Read More...]

Cuba: Debate on State of International Relations in ISRI 2014 – Prensa Latina

Cuba: Debate on State of International Relations in ISRI 2014Prensa LatinaIn the master conference, ISRI Rector Isabel Allende Karam made a balance of the state of the international relations since the last edition of the event and highlighted … [Read More...]

Justice

Three Dozen Asylum Seekers End Hunger Strike In ICE Detention, But They Have No Idea When They Will Get Out

A woman stands in solidarity with organizers protesting President Obama’s deportation record. CREDIT: ThinkProgress/ Esther Y. Lee About three dozen Indian immigrants ended a ten-day hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention … [Read More...]

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in higher education Tuesday morning, in the latest ruling to effectively weaken affirmative action without killing it. The ruling has significant policy repercussions: It … [Read More...]

Nebraska Enacts Progressive Reform To Expand Voting Rights

Voters cast their ballot in La Vista, Nebraska during the 2012 election. CREDIT: AP Photo/Nati Harnik Nobody would mistake Nebraska for a politically moderate state. It was the first state in the country to enact a 20-week abortion ban. They … [Read More...]

Elections 2012

Supporters of Egyptian leftist leader Hamdeen Sabbahi carry boxes loaded with electoral endorsements at the High Presidential Elections Committee on April 19, 2014 in Cairo

Egypt vote a two-man race between ex-army chief, leftist

Egypt's presidential election has turned into a contest between the ex-army chief lauded by millions for ousting an Islamist government and a leftist who claims to represent the ideals of the 2011 uprising. Former army chief Abdel Fattah … [Read More...]

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Egyptian leftist politician submits bid to run for president

Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi officially submitted his bid on Saturday to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election alongside former army-chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who is widely expected … [Read More...]

Political advisor of France's President Francois Hollande, Aquilino Morelle, arriving at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on February 25, 2013

Bespoke shoes scandal claims scalp of Hollande aide

A close advisor to Francois Hollande resigned on Friday after allegations about a conflict of interest and his extravagant lifestyle dealt a fresh blow to the beleaguered French president. In a statement to AFP, senior political advisor Aquilino … [Read More...]

World News

S. Korea Ferry Death Toll Nears 150, Search for Victims Continues – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaS. Korea Ferry Death Toll Nears 150, Search for Victims ContinuesVoice of AmericaThe confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster climbed to 146 Wednesday, one week since the passenger boat capsized off the … [Read More...]

US: New Palestinian government must recognize Israel, renounce violence – Haaretz

HaaretzUS: New Palestinian government must recognize Israel, renounce violenceHaaretz... government must recognize Israel, renounce violence. Israel calls off scheduled meeting with Palestinian negotiating team following reconciliation agreement … [Read More...]

Nepal minister to meet sherpas in base camp summit to end Everest impasse – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNepal minister to meet sherpas in base camp summit to end Everest impasseTelegraph.co.ukNepal's tourism minister will meet sherpa leaders on Everest's base camp on Thursday to persuade them to withdraw their threat to … [Read More...]

Politics & Media

John Oliver Relives His Emotional Daily Show Goodbye with Fallon

John Oliver continued his pre-HBO debut media tour last night with a stop on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. While there, he was forced … [Read More...]

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Justin Bieber Apologizes for Snapping Picture at Japanese War Shrine

Here’s some news for you: Justin Bieber isn’t exactly that knowledgable about world affairs. Case in point, on his Japan trip he … [Read More...]

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Feds: We Definitely Didn’t Target Dinesh D’Souza for Obama Criticism

In response to Dinesh D’Souza‘s accusations that he was unfairly investigated for campaign fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s office in … [Read More...]

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Colbert Helps Letterman Beat Fallon in Late Night Ratings

Looks like David Letterman got the “Colbert bump” last night. In Nielsen’s metered-market households, The Late Show scored a … [Read More...]

Economy

There’s Even A Gender Gap In Children’s Allowances

CREDIT: Shutterstock Nearly 70 percent of boys say they get an allowance, compared to just under 60 percent of girls, according to a new survey … [Read More...]

Student Debt Nearly Tripled Over The Past Decade

CREDIT: Wall Street Journal Total student debt has nearly tripled in recent years, according to new research. Using a new dataset on various … [Read More...]

The Spending Cuts That Actually Increase The Deficit

CREDIT: Shutterstock Funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is lower than it was four years ago despite increased responsibilities, and … [Read More...]

The Poor Are More Frugal Than The Rich

CREDIT: AP The good news: Americans are spending more. The bad news: that’s only true for the well off, as the poor are spending less than … [Read More...]