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Nov. 12, 2012

Presidential Candidates 2016: 10 Democrats Who Might Be the Next Presidential Nominee

The 2012 Election has concluded and plans for 2016 are already underway. From Hillary Clinton to Cory Booker, here are 10 likely candidates for the Democratic ticket.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Obama Secession: Citizens From 18 States Ask President to Secede From the Union

That's right, thousands of Americans have already signed petitions at whitehouse.gov asking President Obama to allow them to peacefully secede from the union.
Nov. 12, 2012

World War Z Movie: Zombie Apocalypse Movie Definitely Will Not Be PG13

Will this be "War of the Worlds" take two? Watch the trailer and judge for yourself. "World War Z" hits theaters this June 21.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Popular Vote 2012: Though Obama Won the Popular Vote, Lower Turnout Means No Mandate

Obama won roughly 3 million more popular votes than Romney. But with 93 million less voters than in 2008, the president's victory is hardly a mandate.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Florida Election Results 2012: Allen West Still Will Not Concede House Seat

Republican House Rep. Allen West refuses to concede his race in Florida to declared winner Patrick Murphy.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Ron Paul Supporters Are the Future of the GOP: Even Conservative Pundits Admit It

The GOP has done some soul searching in the wake of losing the presidency, and has realized it needs its libertarian wing.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Hillary Clinton Replacement: John Kerry and Jon Hunstman Are Top Picks

Smart money is on Senator Kerry or National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, but Jon Huntsman may be a smarter pick.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Florida Election Results 2012: Obama Wins Florida Too, Nate Silver Was Right All Along

Florida’s 29 electoral college votes brought the final count to 332 for President Obama against Mitt Romney’s 206. Nate Silver was right. F*ck yeah Nate Silver!
Nov. 12, 2012

Skyfall Movie Review: James Bond Returns in An Amazing Movie

James Bond has survived all these years by remaining the shadow of ambiguity. He is not old, he is not young. He still likes women and he still likes guns. In the end, what more could we want?
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Nov. 12, 2012

Election 2012 Results: Why Mitt Romney Was a Step Backward For the GOP

Can fiscal conservatism appeal to enough voters to win an election? Yes, but not 2012's manifestation of it.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Ron Paul and the GOP Need to Change Economic Strategies to Succeed in Changing America

Libertarian Ron Paul's fiscal cliff talk is nothing but the same old GOP minority disenfranchisement rhetoric.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Nate Silver Will Have a Huge Impact on Election 2016

A wave of copycats is going to follow in Nate Silver's footsteps, but it's harder than it looks ... and that might keep elections honest.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: Obama Tax Policy is Popular Even Among Wealthy Voters

Tax policy is the key to avoiding the fiscal cliff, but is a divided Congress ready to compromise? Armed with a new mandate from the voters, Obama is ready to move forward.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: Taxmageddon Could Cause Another Deep Recession in America

Obama is expected to address the issue of the “fiscal cliff” which the U.S. is currently moving closer to. But what is the “fiscal cliff”? And, what impact will it have?
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Nov. 12, 2012

2016 Presidential Candidates: Why George P Bush and Jeb Bush Would Sink America

Jeb Bush and George P. Bush have higher political ambitions, but can America handle any more Bushes in public office?
Nov. 12, 2012

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Trailer: A Recap of the Top Culture Stories of the Week

The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. Interview with a politically-engaged millennial director, understanding the "Firefly" phenomenon, and James Bond is back and better than ever.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Petraeus Resignation is Not a Benghazi Cover Up, But It Could Be Something Worse

Republican Congressman Peter King thinks General Petraeus's surprise resignation is a cover-up of the Benghazi attacks. He's wrong, but the truth could be even worse.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Election 2012 Results: Republicans Lost Because of the Ultra Right Wing Agenda

Mitt Romney had a lot going against him in the presidential race. Here are the top three reasons why Republicans could not have won the 2012 election.
Nov. 12, 2012

Lincoln Movie Review: This An Obvious Oscar Mega Winner

The movie had a surprise screening at the New York Film Festival, and the general consensus is that it will win loads of Oscars.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Benghazi Cover Up: Petraeus Resignation May Have Been A Bit Too Perfectly Timed

I tend not to be one to take conspiracy theories seriously. But there are so many unanswered questions on Benghazi, that will conveniently remain unanswered now because of this affair.
Nov. 12, 2012

Skyfall 007 Review: Latest James Bond Installment Places Him in a Gritty, Modern World

The James Bond character was created over 50 years ago by Ian Flemming. In that time the movie cannon has grown. The latest installment strives to remain realistic and relevant.
Nov. 12, 2012

Recipes for One: Pan Fried Sole with Sauteed Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

Millenials are obsessed with food, but none of them seem to know how to cook. With a little help, you can get your act together in the kitchen and have fun doing it.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Florida Election Results: Obama Won by Closing the Gap Among Cuban American Voters

Obama won Florida by 50% to Romney's 49.1%, enlarging his Electoral College tally to 332 to Romney's 206. He did so by closing the gap among traditionally Republican Cuban-American voters.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Election 2012 Results Show Women Voters Making Huge Impacts in Politics

On Election Day, we finally got to see what the "women's vote" turned out to be — and how many women turned out to vote — while women made historic gains in congressional representation.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Petraeus Affair: Paula Broadwell Did Not Do Anything Illegal, But Petraeus Was Right to Resign

While Petraeus' affair could be morally questionable, he and Paula Broadwell didn't break the law. That's why they weren't charged.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: Obama, Congress Must Overcome the Tea Party to Fix the Debt

Enough on why Obama won and on what the Republicans need to do differently. Has anything really changed given that the House is still dominated by Tea Party centric Republicans? Yes. Lots.
Nov. 12, 2012

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Review: Best Thing About the Game is the Trent Reznor Soundtrack

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, who produced the soundtrack for "The Social Network," wrote the musical theme for "Call of Duty" Black Ops II," which will be released on November 13.
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Nov. 12, 2012

General Petraeus Affair: Why the Decorated General Risked Everything for Paula Broadwell

Paula Broadwell stood to lose almost more than General Petraeus did as she carefully planned out a career in military and intelligence. Has she done a disservice to the women in her field?
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Nov. 12, 2012

Obama Asia Trip: Obama Could Start a Cold War With China, and Here is How

A week after winning a second term, Obama visits Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia, using "warnings," "one-up-manship," and "hearts and minds" tactics. The gloves are off in South East Asia.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Ron Paul Supporters Could Save the Republican Party From Itself in 2014 and Beyond

The libertarian congressman's young and passionate followers could have been an opportunity for an aging GOP to inject some fresh blood into American conservatism.They still have time.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Kentucky Earthquake: How a Rare Temblor Can Teach Us How to Build Better Infrastructure

Lessons can be learned from Saturday's small earthquake, centered in eastern Kentucky, that will help us build stronger infrastructure throughout the nation.
Nov. 12, 2012

Homeland Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: Neither Carrie Nor Brody Are in Control Anymore

Dana Brody learns that the world isn't fair, while her father tries (and fails) to reassert some control over his life.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Election 2012 Vote Results Prove Obama is the First Feminist President

Those who called Obama the first gay president are wrong. He is, instead, the first feminist one.
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Nov. 12, 2012

How Millennials Are Deciding the Global Agenda For Years to Come

The millennial generation is more interconnected any in history. The UN is currently deciding on the global development goals for 2015 and beyond. Here's how we can make our voices heard.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Israel Syria War: How the New Syrian Opposition Could Change Syria for the Better

The new National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces was unveiled yesterday, but will it fare any better than the Syrian National Council?
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Nov. 12, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: American Business Will Not Be Dampened By This Economic Crisis

While our economic challenges need to be addressed, they don't define America. Our entrepreneurial spirit does.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Petraeus Affair: Why Petraeus Should Not Have Resigned Over His Affair

Yes, he may have had an extramarital affair, but this does not change what he has done for the United States.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Iraq Will See its Economy Rise in Coming Years, But the Country Faces Very Tough Days Ahead

Kurdistan is the intersection of global interests and Iraq must balance that with a dilemma between war, peace, stability and democracy.
Nov. 12, 2012

Le Nozze di Figaro Review: One of Those Cases When Opera Underwhelms

While this timeless operatic classic will continue to be one of the best operas in the rotation from the artistic point of view, the overall performance leaves a lot to be desired.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Meningitis Outbreak: Infected Steroids Prove We Need An FDA Overhaul

State regulations are not always adequate when it comes to protecting consumers from potentially dangerous medication. Exempting compounding pharmacies from FDA regulation puts us all at risk.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Jared Loughner 7 Life Sentences Will Not Replace the 6 Lives He Took

Gabby Giffords' shooter will live out his long life with zero responsibilities, at a rough cost of $75,000 a year for taxpayers.
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Nov. 12, 2012

Xi Jinping: A Complete Look at Who the Next Chinese President is, and How He Will Govern

China's President Hu Jintao is expected to step down at the 18th Communist Party Congress now taking place in Beijing. But who is his anticipated successor, Xi Jinping?