Business

Stephen Colbert Reads Top 10 List He Wrote For David Letterman 17 Years Ago

Stephen Colbert made his first appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" since news broke that he will take over hosting duties … [Read More...]

7 Gmail Features To Make Your Life A Lot Easier

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This Is What It’s Like To Work For Billionaire Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen (Absolutely Fantastic)

Oren Etzioni is one of the big names in the Seattle-area tech scene thanks to his fantastic string of startup successes stretching from 1994 to 2013. Six startups, all successful exits, including one sold to Microsoft for about $110 million in … [Read More...]

Chinese Manufacturing Still In Contraction

HSBC China Flash manufacturing PMI climbed to a two-month high of 48.3 in April. This was in line with expectations and above a reading of 48 in March. But a reading below 50 shows that China's manufacturing sector is still in contraction. … [Read More...]

US Politics

Obama puts his scary face on during story time at White House Easter Egg Roll – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsObama puts his scary face on during story time at White House Easter Egg RollNew York Daily NewsFirst Lady Michelle Obama applied a healthy-eating theme to this year's Easter Egg Roll, as she and President Barack Obama … [Read More...]

The best picture of President Obama and the Easter Bunny you will ever see – Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)The best picture of President Obama and the Easter Bunny you will ever seeWashington Post (blog)The Easter Bunny as budding politician -- with a practiced hand wave. President Barack Obama, singer Cam Anthony, and the … [Read More...]

Oso prepares for a visit from Pres. Obama – KING5.com

MyNorthwest.comOso prepares for a visit from Pres. ObamaKING5.comAir Force One is scheduled to land at Everett's Paine Field around 12:30 p.m. From there, the president will either fly or motorcade to the landslide zone. "But he's not … [Read More...]

Foreign Policy

Near Eastern diplomat to give lecture at Ursinus College – The Reporter

Near Eastern diplomat to give lecture at Ursinus CollegeThe ReporterThe annual Walter Livingston Wright III Lecture is hosted by the Honorable Joseph H. Melrose Jr., Professor of International Relations and Ambassador in Residence, and formerly … [Read More...]

How America Lost Russia – Defense One

Defense OneHow America Lost RussiaDefense OneArshad Mohammed is a U.S. foreign-policy correspondent for Reuters. Full Bio. For a moment, it seemed, the distrust and antipathy of the Cold War were fading. Then, just weeks later, Bush announced … [Read More...]

Peggy Noonan: Hillary Wants to Show She Was a ‘Significant Player’ – National Review Online (blog)

Peggy Noonan: Hillary Wants to Show She Was a 'Significant Player'National Review Online (blog)“I think part of the purpose of this book,” Noonan said about Clinton's upcoming Hard Choices, “is to refute the idea out there that … [Read More...]

Justice

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...]

How Medical Marijuana Went From Political Poison To Popular Policy

More than 40 years ago, psychiatry professor Lester Grinspoon wrote a groundbreaking book on marijuana that the New York Times dubbed at the time “the best dope on pot.” Like many in the medical marijuana community, Grinspoon started … [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...]

Leftist presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi talks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo

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

Boy’s desperate call from doomed S. Korean ferry reveals horror – Fox News

Korea TimesBoy's desperate call from doomed S. Korean ferry reveals horrorFox NewsA relative of a passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol cries while waiting for her missing loved one at a port in Jindo, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn … [Read More...]

US will stand by Ukraine in face of Russian aggression, Biden says – Los Angeles Times

The GuardianUS will stand by Ukraine in face of Russian aggression, Biden saysLos Angeles TimesKIEV, Ukraine — The United States will stand by Ukrainians against Russian aggression that threatens their nation's sovereignty and territorial … [Read More...]

North Korea steps up activity at its nuclear site, South says – CNN

Sky News AustraliaNorth Korea steps up activity at its nuclear site, South saysCNNSeoul, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea has stepped up activity at its main nuclear test site, possibly preparing to carry out a fourth underground blast, South … [Read More...]

Politics & Media

The Hunger Games: Media Edition – We Cast the Media in Catching Fire

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Read This Before Impulsively Buying the Easter Bunny

The House Rabbit Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to responsible rabbit ownership, is not crazy about Easter according to a new … [Read More...]

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Supreme Court Justice to Students: ‘You Should Revolt’ If Taxes Get Too High

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia visited the University of Tennessee College of Law this week, and while he was there he reportedly told … [Read More...]

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Ted Cruz Writes Thank You Letter to Obama in POLITICO

This week’s POLITICO Magazine contains an uncharacteristic show of gratitude from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to President Barack Obama. Under the … [Read More...]

Economy

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...]

How The Everest Avalanche Sparked A Labor Fight

Father and sons of Ang Kaji Sherpa, who was killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest CREDIT: AP/Niranjan Shrestha Last Friday, an avalanche on … [Read More...]

Kansas School Funding Bill Gives More To Some Students By Taking From Others

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) has helped cause large funding disparities between school districts in his state. CREDIT: AP Kansas Gov. Sam … [Read More...]