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

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...]

Obama to announce $600 million US job-training initiative – Reuters

PoliticoObama to announce $600 million US job-training initiativeReuters"The pace of change - technology, globalization - has changed the nature of work and the speed at which necessary skills change," said a senior Obama administration … [Read More...]

Carson: White House wanted me to apologize for ‘offending’ Obama – Fox News

UPI.comCarson: White House wanted me to apologize for 'offending' ObamaFox NewsConservative sage Dr. Ben Carson is claiming the White House was offended by his now-famous keynote address at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast and asked at … [Read More...]

Foreign Policy

Three Killed in Ukraine as Diplomats Meet – Council on Foreign Relations

Irish IndependentThree Killed in Ukraine as Diplomats MeetCouncil on Foreign RelationsBut now Europe, the United States, and above all the Ukrainians need to learn to cope with masked warfare—the Russian term is maskirovka—which is designed … [Read More...]

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...]

Justice

The Imaginary Rule That Keeps Obama’s Judges From Being Confirmed

The United States Senate is a labyrinth of arcane rules, obscure precedents, and traditions that were invented for an era when senators rode horses and buggies to Washington. There’s a rule that can force the clerk to spend hours reading a … [Read More...]

Anti-Immigration Group Uses Earth Day To Recycle Argument That Immigrants Destroy Environment

The Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) ad features a child who inquires about California’s environmental decline. CREDIT: Youtube.com An immigration-restrictionist group is using Earth Day to blame immigrants for three of … [Read More...]

5 Ways Gun Safety Advocates Are Using The NRA’s Playbook Against It

CREDIT: AP One year after Congress failed to pass a background check bill that 90 percent of Americans supported, groups to combat the National Rifle Association are ratcheting up their financial investment, and pledging to take the gun lobby … [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

Questions mount in South Korean ferry disaster; hundreds still missing – CNN International

CNNQuestions mount in South Korean ferry disaster; hundreds still missingCNN InternationalJindo, South Korea (CNN) -- Anguished relatives of missing South Korean ferry passengers waited somberly for answers Thursday as rescuers fought bad … [Read More...]

Canada sending CF-18s to support NATO as Ukraine crisis builds – The Globe and Mail

Washington PostCanada sending CF-18s to support NATO as Ukraine crisis buildsThe Globe and MailThe Canadian government is deploying six CF-18 fighter jets to help NATO allies in Europe as the crisis in eastern Ukraine deepens. It will also lend … [Read More...]

Spy vs. spy: Snowden presses Putin on surveillance – USA TODAY

Times of IndiaSpy vs. spy: Snowden presses Putin on surveillanceUSA TODAYNational Security Agency leaker and fugitive Edward Snowden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on live television if Russia spies on its citizens. During a televised … [Read More...]

Politics & Media

CNN Al Qaeda

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...]

bill the view

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...]

Screen Shot 2014-04-16 at 8.52.18 AM

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

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...]

Twitter Wants To Sell Information On Your Daily Routine To Advertisers

CREDIT: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Twitter is buying its longtime data partner, Gnip, for an undisclosed amount of cash, potentially to maximize … [Read More...]