Business

CHART: LeBron James And Kevin Durant Have Had Remarkably Similar Careers

If we compare their careers by age, we can see that Kevin Durant's first seven seasons in the NBA have been remarkably similar to LeBron James. Using each players total points, rebounds, and assists per 40 minutes, as well as John Hollinger's … [Read More...]

Why America’s Slice Of The Global Stock Market Pie Is Shrinking

Bespoke Investment Group presents a variant of the above chart in a blog post on its website: America's share of world market capitalization has dropped sharply since around March 20, mirroring the rise that occurred over the preceding month. To … [Read More...]

We Just Found These Cool Screenshots That Show What The Internet Looked Like In 1996

18 years ago, in 1995, … [Read More...]

US Politics

Morning Plum: Republicans flirt with engaging in constructive policy-making – Washington Post (blog)

The WireMorning Plum: Republicans flirt with engaging in constructive policy-makingWashington Post (blog)As I've been arguing here, one of the central questions of the moment is this: Is there any set of terms and conditions under which a … [Read More...]

Ed Miliband signs up top Obama adviser David Axelrod for UK election – The Guardian

The GuardianEd Miliband signs up top Obama adviser David Axelrod for UK electionThe GuardianBarack Obama's most influential adviser during two presidential victories has been hired to advise Labour on its 2015 election campaign, ensuring … [Read More...]

Ohio Teacher Fired Over Comment on Black President – ABC News

Ohio Teacher Fired Over Comment on Black PresidentABC NewsVoigt, who is white, told school officials that what he actually told the teen was that he doesn't think the nation can afford another president like Barack Obama, "whether he's … [Read More...]

Foreign Policy

Condemning ‘The Aggression We Ourselves Will Not Practice’ – Antiwar.com (blog)

Condemning 'The Aggression We Ourselves Will Not Practice'Antiwar.com (blog)Never mind that the U.S. has so consistently violated international law and the territorial integrity of other states that it is impossible to even talk about … [Read More...]

US Foreign Policy in South Asia: A Vision for Prosperity and Security – Sri Lanka Guardian

Business TodayUS Foreign Policy in South Asia: A Vision for Prosperity and SecuritySri Lanka GuardianAs Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns said just last week, Asia “matters enormously to the rest of the world – from our partners in the … [Read More...]

No place for ‘red lines’ in U.S. foreign policy – Allentown Morning Call

Washington PostNo place for 'red lines' in U.S. foreign policyAllentown Morning CallI am not for containment in Iran. Let me repeat that, since no one seems to be listening closely: I am unequivocally not for containing Iran. I am also … [Read More...]

Justice

Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record

CREDIT: Shutterstock The Virginia Constitution does not allow anyone with a felony conviction to vote unless their rights have been restored by the governor. But on Friday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced he would immediately … [Read More...]

Florida House Republican: ‘Only’ Way To Citizenship May Be Through Military

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) speaks at a public forum in April 2014. CREDIT: ThinkProgress/ Scott Keyes TAMPA, Florida — The U.S. House may take up immigration legislation with a very limited pathway to citizenship for some undocumented … [Read More...]

Professor Suspended After College Deems His Daughter’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ T-Shirt A Threat

Daenerys Targaryen, terrorist CREDIT: HBO Francis Schmidt is an art and animation professor at Bergen Community College in New Jersey. He likes cats, fantasy stories and social media. And he likes to post pictures relating to cats and fantasy … [Read More...]

Elections 2012

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...]

Former White House advisor David Axelrod walks into the West Wing of the White House on November 15, 2013 in Washington

Labour hires Obama election strategist

David Axelrod, the mastermind behind US President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 election victories, is to advise Labour in the run up to next year's general election, the party announced. He will work alongside shadow foreign secretary … [Read More...]

Children of Senegal President Wade prepare to vote during Senegal's presidential election in the capital Dakar

Graft trial of son of Senegal’s ex-president to start in June

Karim Wade, son of Senegal's ex-president, will go on trial in two months to face corruption charges, a year after he was accused of illegally amassing a fortune of $1.4 billion during his father's rule, a government official said. The … [Read More...]

World News

20 Killed in Raid on UN South Sudan Compound – Voice of America

New Vision20 Killed in Raid on UN South Sudan CompoundVoice of AmericaOfficials in South Sudan say gunmen have raided a United Nations compound housing 5,000 civilians and U.N. peacekeepers, killing at least 20 people and wounding 60. Officials … [Read More...]

Nigerian military retracts claim that nearly all abducted students were released – CNN

CNNNigerian military retracts claim that nearly all abducted students were releasedCNNKano, Nigeria (CNN) -- In an embarrassing blow to its perception from an increasingly skeptical public, the Nigerian military Thursday retracted a report that … [Read More...]

Nearly 300, mostly teens, missing after South Korean ferry sinks – CBS News

CBS NewsNearly 300, mostly teens, missing after South Korean ferry sinksCBS NewsUpdated April 17, 2014, at 9:58 a.m. ET with police reportedly saying that text messages sent from the ferry had been faked. MOKPO, South Korea - Fears rose Thursday … [Read More...]

Politics & Media

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The White House Has a Serious Fox Problem

For a while now, the White House has had what you would call a “Fox problem.” This problem has plagued the Obama administration for a … [Read More...]

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Rand Paul: Harry Reid Needs to ‘Calm the Rhetoric’ on Bundy Ranch

Eric Bolling picked up where Sean Hannity left off Thursday night when he filled in for the Fox News host Thursday night. After speaking to … [Read More...]

GOP

Preview of Liberal Meltdown over GOP Efforts to Fracture Democratic Coalition

Liberal pundits have taken to mocking the GOP for ignoring the prescriptions laid out in the vaunted “autopsy” the Republican … [Read More...]

7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck 164 miles southwest of Mexico City Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The center of the … [Read More...]

Economy

The Richer You Are, The Longer You’ll Live

Although life expectancy has been rising for Americans as a whole, the people who live in this country aren’t necessary sharing those gains … [Read More...]

A Year After The Deadly West, Texas Explosion, No New Regulations

The aftermath of the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion CREDIT: AP A year after a fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas, no new … [Read More...]

The Country’s Largest City Is Considering A $15 Minimum Wage

CREDIT: AP Lawmakers in New York City announced a proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage for businesses with yearly sales of $50 … [Read More...]

This State Will Offer Free College Tuition To High School Graduates

CREDIT: AP On Tuesday, Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill that will make tuition free for all high school graduates who go to a two-year college. … [Read More...]