Obama approval rating slumping even in bluest of the blue California

President Obama's approval rating hits a record low in California, a shift some say could bode ill for Democrats...

September 3, 2014

Steven Sotloff beheading creates more troubles for Obama

A new video depicts the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. President Obama is already fighting...

September 2, 2014

Governors' Races Turn Map Upside Down

Emily Schultheis, National JrnlDemocrats are bullish about their opportunity to win the governor's mansion...

September 2, 2014


Tell the Truth About What Russia Is Doing

Wesley Clark, The GuardianAs the Ukraine crisis has intensified over the past six months, Russia has been...

September 2, 2014

Nude Pics & the Struggle With Chivalry

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist...

September 2, 2014

Why Some Are More Equal Than Others

Jedediah Purdy, The Daily BeastAmericans pride themselves on an egalitarian society open to all. But some...

September 2, 2014


Group whose complaint led to Rick Perry indictment no stranger to political ... - Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas Morning News (blog)Group whose complaint led to Rick Perry indictment no stranger to political...

September 2, 2014

Rick Perry's 'ISIS at the border' soundbite - CNN

CNNRick Perry's 'ISIS at the border' soundbiteCNNSan Diego (CNN) -- Not so long ago, we defined...

September 2, 2014

4 reasons why Rick Perry's exercise of power got him in trouble - CNN

CNN4 reasons why Rick Perry's exercise of power got him in troubleCNNHe ended up in a police booking...

September 2, 2014


Judges Recommend $1.4B Penalty Against PG&E - ABC News

Chron.comJudges Recommend $1.4B Penalty Against PG&EABC NewsCalifornia regulatory judges recommended...

September 3, 2014

Man convicted of three murders - San Jose Mercury News

Chron.comMan convicted of three murdersSan Jose Mercury NewsA Los Angeles jury has convicted a career...

September 3, 2014

Study: Playing Music Helps Sharpen Kids' Brains - ABC News

Today.comStudy: Playing Music Helps Sharpen Kids' BrainsABC NewsThe founder of a Los Angeles-based...

September 2, 2014


Ad watch: Crossroads hits Landrieu on DC residency - USA TODAY

USA TODAYAd watch: Crossroads hits Landrieu on DC residencyUSA TODAYAD SPONSOR: American Crossroads....

September 2, 2014

Obama approval rating slumping even in bluest of the blue California - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorObama approval rating slumping even in bluest of the blue CaliforniaChristian...

September 2, 2014

Psychiatrist: Kelli Stapleton legally insane, tried to kill autistic daughter 'out of love' - The Kalamazoo Gazette

Chron.comPsychiatrist: Kelli Stapleton legally insane, tried to kill autistic daughter 'out of love'The...

September 2, 2014


Mark Begich pulls brutal attack ad after backlash - MSNBC

MSNBCMark Begich pulls brutal attack ad after backlashMSNBCAlaska Democratic Senator Mark Begich's...

September 2, 2014

Brothers Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Ordered Freed After DNA ... - New York Times

New York TimesBrothers Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Ordered Freed After DNA ...New York...

September 2, 2014

Appeals court grills US lawyer on NSA phone collection - Reuters

ReutersAppeals court grills US lawyer on NSA phone collectionReutersNEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - A U.S....

September 2, 2014


ISIS Is America's Legacy in Iraq

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Whatever your politics, you're not likely to feel...

September 2, 2014

Annals of the Security State, Presidential Vacations Edition

I believe I am the only amateur pilot who’s a Democrat. OK, I'm exaggerating. I can think of four others....

September 2, 2014

Surprise! Eric Cantor Lands $3.4 Million Job on Wall Street

After Rep. Eric Cantor lost his primary to a tea party challenger in June, he could have stayed on as a lame...

September 2, 2014


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US from Mumbai and Delhi">India seeks pre-clearance facility for flights to US from Mumbai and Delhi

We want to offer the Mumbai and Delhi airports to the US border agencies for setting up an offshore immigration...

September 2, 2014

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Border Patrol Busts 2 Mexican Nationals Smuggling $1M In Cocaine, Heroin">K-9 On Border Patrol Busts 2 Mexican Nationals Smuggling $1M In Cocaine, Heroin

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials came across the first smuggler as he pulled up to a checkpoint...

September 2, 2014

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border?">Are ISIS militants coming across the Texas-Mexico border?

We have not seen any evidence of ISIS amassed at the border ready to come into the United States, said...

September 2, 2014


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US border released in Gwinnett">Many children found alone at the US border released in Gwinnett

The influx of Latin-American children seeking refuge in the United States from violence-torn countries...

September 2, 2014

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border backlog">Hack-a-thoning our way out of the border backlog

Three years ago, the president of the United States and the prime minister of Canada personally launched...

September 2, 2014

Our Sam in line for Davis Cup debut

Chris Guccione and Sam Groth discuss tactics during their win over Jonathan Marray and Gilles Muller...

September 2, 2014


Israel Says Hamas Is Hurt Significantly

In a recap of the 50-day war in Gaza, Israel says it killed several hundred militants, including senior...

September 3, 2014

U.S. Colleges Advised to Tighten Ebola Precautions

The new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as thousands of foreign...

September 2, 2014

Waging a Desperate Fight, an Iraqi Town Holds off Militants

The siege of Amerli, a northern Shiite Turkmen community, is thought to be the first instance in which...

September 2, 2014


U.N. and Medical Group Make Appeals for Ebola Aid

United Nations officials urged diplomats to cable their capitals to send money, doctors and protective...

September 2, 2014

2 Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Freed After DNA Tests

Two mentally disabled half-brothers who were convicted in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl...

September 2, 2014

Parents Didn’t Realize Gun Instructor Had Been Shot, Police Say

A family on vacation in Las Vegas did not initially realize that a shooting range instructor had been...

September 2, 2014


Public Editor's Journal: He Said, She Said, and Getting It Right About Voter ID

Two recent articles draw complaints about false equivalency.

September 2, 2014

Active Role in Class Helps Black and First-Generation College Students, Study Says

A study of college students found that the trend toward more class participation, and away from a traditional...

September 2, 2014

Video Claims to Show Beheading of U.S. Reporter Steven Sotloff by ISIS

Relatives of Steven J. Sotloff, a freelance journalist who was captured in Syria a year ago, said they...

September 2, 2014


Make Your Own Senate Forecast

Control of the Senate is up for grabs in this year’s midterm elections. The Upshot created a statistical...

September 2, 2014

Iran Unfetters Cellphones, and the Pictures Start Flowing

In a victory for President Hassan Rouhani over hard-liners, Iranians can now do what people elsewhere...

September 2, 2014

Loyal to the Royals, Hoping for a Renaissance

The Kansas City Royals entered September clinging to first place in the A.L. Central and aiming for their...

September 2, 2014


Airstrike in Somalia by U.S. Forces Targets Shabab Leader

Somali and American officials said Tuesday that the leader of the Shabab, the Somali militant group that...

September 2, 2014

Beards in Prison Hold Next Religion Test for Supreme Court

Months after ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, the justices will hear arguments on whether Arkansas may prohibit...

September 2, 2014

Why Do Americans Love to Blame Teachers?

America hates teachers. That's not exactly the thesis of Dana Goldstein's The Teacher Wars, but her account...

September 2, 2014


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Ebola epidemic grows out of control">Worldwide Ebola epidemic grows out of control

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing...

September 2, 2014

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Ebola outbreak ">CDC calls for more urgent response to Ebola outbreak

Health officials announced that yet another American doctor tested positive for Ebola on the same day the CDC called...

September 2, 2014

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September 2, 2014


Minister: Red Crescent allows aid into Gaza Strip - Egypt SIS (press release)

Minister: Red Crescent allows aid into Gaza StripEgypt SIS (press release)Social Solidarity Minister...

September 2, 2014

Israel demands formation of bilateral committee to supervise entry of ... - Middle East Monitor

Middle East MonitorIsrael demands formation of bilateral committee to supervise entry of ...Middle East...

September 2, 2014

Gaza Strip: John Kerry Attempting to Revive Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKGaza Strip: John Kerry Attempting to Revive Israeli-Palestinian Peace...

September 1, 2014


Israel calls on Eypt, Gulf states to help rebuild Gaza strip, disarm Hamas - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisIsrael calls on Eypt, Gulf states to help rebuild Gaza strip, disarm HamasDaily...

September 1, 2014

Israel calls for Arab countries to help rebuild Gaza Strip and disarm militants - Toronto Star

Toronto StarIsrael calls for Arab countries to help rebuild Gaza Strip and disarm militantsToronto Star“This...

August 31, 2014

Gaza Strip: Estimated to Take 20 Years and $6 Billion to Rebuild, Report Says - Latin Post

Latin PostGaza Strip: Estimated to Take 20 Years and $6 Billion to Rebuild, Report SaysLatin PostGAZA...

August 31, 2014


Baby gives thumbs-up in ultrasound photo

A baby is already a viral sensation and hasn't even born yet. And It's all because of a gesture in an ultrasound...

September 2, 2014

Girl said Uzi was too powerful for her

After accidentally killing shooting range instructor, girl said gun was too powerful.        

September 2, 2014

Rep. Michael Grimm's corruption trial to begin Dec. 1

Judge rejects motion by Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. to delay trial until next year.        

September 2, 2014


Tropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico

Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast.        

September 2, 2014

Kremlin says Putin's 'I can take Kiev' remark misquoted

EU president criticized for allegedly breaching diplomatic rules by relating a private conversation.        

September 2, 2014

U.S. sending military personnel to Iraq

White House announces 350 more military personnel to Baghdad to protect U.S. diplomats and facilities        

September 2, 2014


Ex-House leader Eric Cantor joins Wall Street firm

Cantor, who left Congress last month, joins Moelis & Company as vice chairman.        

September 2, 2014

TVA's costly reactor illuminates nuclear challenge

Nuclear plants take a lot of time and money to build, a barrier to their continued use.        

September 2, 2014

Thrillist ranks Oregon beer No. 1 in quality, quantity

Thrillist released its list, ranking all fifty states, and Oregon came out on top.        

September 2, 2014


Sotloff remembered for commitment to conflict zones

He kept in touch with his high school and wanted students to understand world issues.        

September 2, 2014

China targets widespread corruption, but doubts remain

China tries to fight government corruption through exhibits, prison visits.        

September 2, 2014

WH: No timing on Obama immigration plan

President Obama has no deadline for decisions on executive orders regarding immigration.        

September 2, 2014


5 things you need to know Tuesday

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.        

September 2, 2014

PG&E fined $1.4B for deadly 2010 gas line blast

California commission said figure was largest safety-related penalty ever imposed.        

September 2, 2014

Americans detained in North Korea call for U.S. help

Americans detained in N. Korea speak to media, ask for government help        

September 1, 2014