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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...]

Conan O’Brien’s Elaborate MTV Movie Awards’ Opening Took 3 Weeks To Make

While the "Mad Men" season 7 premiere and "Game of Thrones" aired, MTV also aired its annual Movie Awards. Host Conan O'Brien opened the show with a pre-recorded segment where he met with MTV brass to figure out an opening gag that would work … [Read More...]

US Politics

Morning Plum: Republicans at odds over whether to acknowledge Obamacare … – Washington Post (blog)

The WireMorning Plum: Republicans at odds over whether to acknowledge Obamacare ...Washington Post (blog)As we've already seen (see Mitch McConnell and Americans for Prosperity), some Republicans have adopted a creative response to mounting … [Read More...]

Sen. Landrieu takes heat for reenacting Senate hearing in campaign ad – Fox News

KUTV 2NewsSen. Landrieu takes heat for reenacting Senate hearing in campaign adFox NewsIf Mary Landrieu cared about being honest with voters in Louisiana, she'd appropriately label the footage as a dramatization or a reenactment, especially … [Read More...]

Why Virginia Republicans are smiling – Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)Why Virginia Republicans are smilingWashington Post (blog)Virginia voters know that they have an opportunity not only to replace a Senator who's voted 97 percent of the time with President Obama, but to replace Harry … [Read More...]

Foreign Policy

Dan Simpson: The latest on US foreign policy – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteDan Simpson: The latest on US foreign policyPittsburgh Post-GazetteBy Dan Simpson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Once a year the Department of State, which rented my services as a career Foreign Service Officer for 35 years, … [Read More...]

The Sources of Russian Conduct – Council on Foreign Relations

Irish IndependentThe Sources of Russian ConductCouncil on Foreign RelationsDoing so would either require coming to Ukraine's defense militarily, which would entail enormous risks and difficulties, or not making good on such a commitment, … [Read More...]

Searching For MH370: International Relations – International Political Forum

International Political ForumSearching For MH370: International RelationsInternational Political ForumStates have offered varying degrees of support in order to aid the search. However, inter-state conflict and rivalry may be getting in the way … [Read More...]

Justice

Pennsylvania Teen Convicted Of A Crime For Recording Bullies At School

CREDIT: Shutterstock A 15-year old boy with ADHD, comprehension delay disorder, and an anxiety disorder recorded classmates bullying him in school. But instead of reprimanding the tormentors, school officials targeted the boy for wiretapping … [Read More...]

While Iowa Was Hellbent On Finding Voter Fraud, It Disenfranchised At Least 12 Legitimate Voters

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz defending two emergency rules he passed at the Statehouse in 2012. CREDIT: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz has made a crusade of going after alleged instances of voter … [Read More...]

On Tax Day, A Reminder That Undocumented Immigrants Pay Billions In Taxes

Two men hold a banner at the April 5th rally in a park near the White House, that reads “Immigrants work for America’s prosperity.” CREDIT: ThinkProgress/ Esther Y. Lee Some are spending Tax Day at their local post office, … [Read More...]

Elections 2012

New York Mayor Bloomberg speaks to reporters after his meeting regarding gun violence with U.S. Vice President Biden, at the White House in Washington

Former New York Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50 million in anti-gun drive

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence on Wednesday with a plan to spend $50 million on a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control. The initiative's political target is the powerful … [Read More...]

The ID Whose Time Has Come

The ID Whose Time Has Come

Citing nonexistent ‘voter fraud,’ Republicans are rolling back the right to vote nationwide. But Obama could fight back before November by putting picture IDs on Social Security cards. … [Read More...]

FILE - This Sept. 12, 2103 file photo shows women linking their arms and sit in a circle to block the intersection of Independence Avenue SE and New Jersey Avenue SE outside the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washingto to protest Congress' inaction on comprehensive and inclusive immigration reform. They are all arrested soon after this images is taken. Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election if the president doesn’t curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain in the U.S. legally, including parents of children who were born in the U.S. or were brought to the country illegally. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the anger and despair building within the Latino community. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain … [Read More...]

World News

Five dead in Calgary’s worst mass murder; son of police officer charged – Toronto Star

Toronto StarFive dead in Calgary's worst mass murder; son of police officer chargedToronto StarCALGARY—The son of a senior Calgary police officer is behind bars after the worst mass murder in the city's history — a bloody night that … [Read More...]

Two Dead as South Korean Ferry Carrying 476 Sinks – TIME

IBNLiveTwo Dead as South Korean Ferry Carrying 476 SinksTIMESouth Korean rescue helicopters fly over a South Korean passenger ship, trying to rescue passengers from the ship in waters off the southern coast of South Korea, on April 16, 2014. … [Read More...]

Defence gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial – Hindustan Times

Toronto StarDefence gets its turn in Pistorius murder trialHindustan TimesFor five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, … [Read More...]

Politics & Media

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Video Reveals Large Al Qaeda Gathering Pledging Future Attacks in America

A newly revealed video features members of Al Qaeda in Yemen gathering out in the open and displaying a brazen lack of concern for possible … [Read More...]

Krugman

Inequality Initiative Pays Paul Krugman $25,000 Per Month for ‘Modest Role’

Irony is dead. New York Times columnist and liberal economist Paul Krugman recently left a role as an economics professor at Princeton University … [Read More...]

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O’Reilly Blasts Colbert on The View: ‘Mouthpiece for the Far Left’

Bill O’Reilly has been very down on CBS replacing David Letterman with Stephen Colbert, and on The View Wednesday, O’Reilly went … [Read More...]

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CNN’s Cuomo Grills RT Reporter Who Claims Russia Didn’t Invade Ukraine

Tensions between the United States and Russia materialized in the media Wednesday when CNN’s Chris Cuomo took on Russia Today political … [Read More...]

Economy

Here’s One Place Where The Gender Wage Gap Is Actually Shrinking

CREDIT: Shutterstock Across the American population, progress on closing the gender wage gap has stalled for a decade, leaving women making … [Read More...]

The Budget Deficit In March Was The Smallest Since 2000

The United States Treasury building CREDIT: Rchuon24/Creative Commons The federal budget deficit for the first half of this year was $413 … [Read More...]

Retirees Lose Last Shield Against Pension Cuts As Judge Approves Detroit’s Payoff To Banks

CREDIT: AP After rejecting two previous proposals for being too generous to banks, on Friday a federal judge approved Detroit’s plan to … [Read More...]

How Labeling Retirement Plans Like We Label Cigarettes Could Save Workers A Fortune

CREDIT: Shutterstock The financial industry routinely skims tens of thousands of dollars in fees off the top of American workers’ … [Read More...]