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

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...]

Amid Politics, Obama Drifted Away From Kin – New York Times

Daily MailAmid Politics, Obama Drifted Away From KinNew York TimesBOSTON — After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at … [Read More...]

Foreign Policy

What’s the beef? U.S. and Japan tackle thorny trade issues during Obama’s visit – PBS NewsHour

What's the beef? U.S. and Japan tackle thorny trade issues during Obama's visitPBS NewsHourJudy Woodruff talks to Mike Mochizuki of The George Washington University and Sheila Smith of the Council on Foreign Relations. ... JUDY WOODRUFF: … [Read More...]

Eastern Promises – Council on Foreign Relations

Eastern PromisesCouncil on Foreign RelationsIt is significant, they add, that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's first overseas trip was a four-country jaunt to Asia (Japan, South Korea, China, and Indonesia) and that Obama's first … [Read More...]

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...]

Justice

Justice Stevens Supports Federal Marijuana Legalization

CREDIT: AP Photo/Danny Johnston Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens proclaimed his wholehearted support for marijuana legalization during an NPR interview Thursday. Referring to “consensus” and evolving norms, he … [Read More...]

Conservatives Slow To Denounce Cliven Bundy Over Racist Comments

CREDIT: Shutterstock Almost overnight, Cliven Bundy became a hero of the anti-government right wing after his armed standoff against the Bureau of Land Management, to which he owes over $1 million in grazing fees. Fox News’ Sean Hannity … [Read More...]

Oklahoma Legislators Want to Impeach Justices Who Suspended Death Sentences

CREDIT: AP The state of Oklahoma narrowly avoided a constitutional crisis over the death penalty on Wednesday evening, after the governor moved to defy a state Supreme Court order and legislators called for impeachment of several justices. … [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

US, Japan say TPP trade talks make headway, though broad agreement still out … – Fox News

Telegraph.co.ukUS, Japan say TPP trade talks make headway, though broad agreement still out ...Fox NewsTOKYO – U.S. officials are claiming a breakthrough with Japan on a stalled regional trade pact, even though gaps remain. U.S. and Japanese … [Read More...]

Kerry Accuses Russia of Ignoring Geneva Agreement On Ukraine – Voice of America

The GuardianKerry Accuses Russia of Ignoring Geneva Agreement On UkraineVoice of AmericaWASHINGTON — The United States has accused Russia of orchestrating armed resistance in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday warned … [Read More...]

Obama Warns North Korea Against Nuclear Test – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaObama Warns North Korea Against Nuclear TestVoice of AmericaPresident Barack Obama has arrived in South Korea on the second leg of an Asian tour, with a warning to North Korea against conducting a fourth nuclear test. In a … [Read More...]

Politics & Media

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Stewart Tears Apart ‘Professor of Negro Studies’ Bundy, CNN’s MH370 Obsession

Jon Stewart opened Thursday night’s Daily Show going after Cliven Bundy‘s racist remarks, remarking that “In a surprising … [Read More...]

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Hannity Addresses Bundy on Fox: Comments ‘Downright Racist’ and ‘Bigoted’

Sean Hannity elaborated on his earlier comments about Cliven Bundy on his show tonight, calling out Bundy’s “disturbing … [Read More...]

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Avril Lavigne Accused of Racism over Incredibly Trippy ‘Hello Kitty’ Music Video

Avril Lavigne, who you might remember best as the artist who did that one song you vaguely remember from ten years ago, is coming under fire with … [Read More...]

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CNN’s Bill Weir to Bundy: ‘How Does It Feel to Be Abandoned by Your Friends on Fox?’

Now that some Fox News hosts have largely disowned Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher was free to appear on CNN Thursday night, facing a combative … [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...]