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

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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

Republicans have a major demographic problem. And it’s only going to get worse. – Washington Post (blog)

Republicans have a major demographic problem. And it's only going to get worse.Washington Post (blog)Michelle Obama goes 'Nashville' — no twang needed .... It's an undeniable empirical truth that the GOP coalition is shrinking, … [Read More...]

Obama begins Asia tour with reassurance to Japan – CNN

CNNObama begins Asia tour with reassurance to JapanCNNTokyo (CNN) -- President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]


Three Dozen Asylum Seekers End Hunger Strike In ICE Detention, But They Have No Idea When They Will Get Out

A woman stands in solidarity with organizers protesting President Obama’s deportation record. CREDIT: ThinkProgress/ Esther Y. Lee About three dozen Indian immigrants ended a ten-day hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention … [Read More...]

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...]

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

S. Korea Ferry Death Toll Nears 150, Search for Victims Continues – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaS. Korea Ferry Death Toll Nears 150, Search for Victims ContinuesVoice of AmericaThe confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster climbed to 146 Wednesday, one week since the passenger boat capsized off the … [Read More...]

US: New Palestinian government must recognize Israel, renounce violence – Haaretz

HaaretzUS: New Palestinian government must recognize Israel, renounce violenceHaaretz... government must recognize Israel, renounce violence. Israel calls off scheduled meeting with Palestinian negotiating team following reconciliation agreement … [Read More...]

Nepal minister to meet sherpas in base camp summit to end Everest impasse – minister to meet sherpas in base camp summit to end Everest's tourism minister will meet sherpa leaders on Everest's base camp on Thursday to persuade them to withdraw their threat to … [Read More...]

Politics & Media

John Oliver Relives His Emotional Daily Show Goodbye with Fallon

John Oliver continued his pre-HBO debut media tour last night with a stop on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. While there, he was forced … [Read More...]


Justin Bieber Apologizes for Snapping Picture at Japanese War Shrine

Here’s some news for you: Justin Bieber isn’t exactly that knowledgable about world affairs. Case in point, on his Japan trip he … [Read More...]


Feds: We Definitely Didn’t Target Dinesh D’Souza for Obama Criticism

In response to Dinesh D’Souza‘s accusations that he was unfairly investigated for campaign fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s office in … [Read More...]

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Colbert Helps Letterman Beat Fallon in Late Night Ratings

Looks like David Letterman got the “Colbert bump” last night. In Nielsen’s metered-market households, The Late Show scored a … [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...]

How The Everest Avalanche Sparked A Labor Fight

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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...]