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Nov. 28, 2012

Overly Attached Girlfriend Laina Walker: From Meme to TV Presenter

Laina Walker, 'Overly Attached Girlfriend,' went from meme to TV presenter ... and she nailed it.
Nov. 28, 2012

50 Shades Movie: Robert Pattinson as Christian Grey, Not a Joke

The 'Twilight' star joined 'Man of Steel' Henry Cavill in addressing rumors about the casting of the upcoming film version of E.L. James' popular novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'
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Nov. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Definition: Why Your Taxes Could Rise By Several Percent If Nothing is Done

The election may be over, but the political fight in Washington is just getting started. Here’s a quick primer on how we got to the "fiscal cliff"and how we’re dealing with it.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Sexism in the Media: Female Journalists Face Sexist Internet Backlash Based on Looks

Women in media are repeatedly scrutinized for their looks as an increasingly hostile cyber space retracts the great strides female journalists have made.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Gun Sales at Record High: Sales Soar Over Fear of the Black President

Sales of handguns and assault weapons have risen dramatically since Obama was elected in 2008. Industry experts expect gun sales to continue rising in his second term.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Uganda Kill the Gays Bill: Everything You Need to Know about Anti Gay Bill

Ugandan legislators are poised to pass the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill as early as this afternoon and yes, it still might have the death penalty attached.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Powerball Lottery Winners: The Killer Reason You Should Not Have Bought That Powerball Ticket

With the Powerball jackpot at $550 million, it's important to recognize that lotteries are a tax on the poor and take advantage of our psychology. Explicit taxes would be more fair.
Nov. 28, 2012

The Hobbit Movie Release Date: Ahead of US Opening, Tolkien Estate Sues Producers

First, 'The Hobbit' was blasted by PETA for supposed animal cruelty. Now, J.R.R.Tolkien’s estate is accusing producers of overstepping their rights with regards to merchandise.
Nov. 28, 2012

Lady Gaga and John Mayer: Popular Musicians Are Serious Artists Too

Think someone at the top of the charts can't be underrated? Think again.
Nov. 28, 2012

10 Best Anderson Cooper Tweets of All Time: 10 of the 14,000 Reasons Why We Love Him

14,000 tweets later, here are some of Anderson Cooper's best tweets that showcase why our generation loves him so much.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: 5 Ways to Cut Military Spending

President Obama and Congress are in the midst of negotiations over the fiscal cliff. Luckily, there are five cuts we can make to military spending that can help balance the books.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Politician Michael Caldwell Returns All of His Leftover Campaign Cash, Down to the Last Penny

The youngest state representative ever elected to the Georgia General Assembly returns unused campaign contributions, down to the penny.
Nov. 28, 2012

Watch Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting 2012: An 80 Years Tradition Continues with Victoria Justice and Mariah Carey

For many, the tradition of lighting the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is a moment that symbolizes the true start of the holidays. Wednesday night at 8 marks another year of that tradition.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Self-Serving Union Bosses Bankrupted Hostess — And Hurt the Middle Class in Doing So

Union bosses viewed the 18,000 Hostess employees — the rank and file union members — as expendable pawns in their efforts to maintain power and lavish lifestyle.
Nov. 28, 2012

Jordan Davis, Florida Teen Shot: Michael Dunn Behind Bars In Trayvon Martin Style Incident

Here we go again. Florida provides us with yet another instance of an armed white man shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager. Jordan Davis was gunned down by Michael Dunn on Friday night.
Nov. 28, 2012

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting: The Symbol of the Holiday For Every Generation

The Rockefeller Center tree goes up each year (and has gone up every year since 1931) to ring in the holidays. But, in light of modern neuroscience, traditions are more important than we think.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Immigration Reform: Republicans Try to Win Over Latinos With New Immigration Bill

The House will be considering a bill that will make it easier for people with green cards to bring their families into the United States. But, this bill will not help the GOP win Latino voters.
Nov. 28, 2012

New Girl Season 2 Episode 9 Review: Jess and Cece Count Their Eggs, and Officially Terrify My Ovaries

'New Girl' is usually a romp of a show. Lots of laughs, good characters, and burgeoning sexual chemistry. Last night's episode was a fertility reality check for 20-something women far and wide.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Definition: The Most Critical Part of the Debt Crisis That No One is Talking About

The Social Security disability trust fund is going bankrupt and 9 million Americans could lose benefits. It is the fiscal cliff no one is talking about. Here's how to fix it.
Nov. 28, 2012

Dancing With the Stars Winners: Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani Win in Capitalist Style

Dancing with the Stars champions Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani's win was an American culture wonderland.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Marijuana Legalization: Humboldt State University Launches First Marijuana Research Center

The institute will be the first one in the country to examine the environmental effects of pot cultivation, and the connection between marijuana production and employment in the county.
Nov. 28, 2012

Jack Reacher Movie Release Date: December 15 Premiere Will Be in Pittsburgh, Not NYC

The highly-anticipated Jack Reacher movie, out Dec. 21, is making headlines for its choice of film premiere locale. Tom Cruise and Lee Child chose the unlikely city of Pittsburgh for their debut.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Hillary Clinton 2016: Why the Political Icon Would Crush GOP Opposition in the Next Election

Hillary Clinton 2016, yeah .. yeah ... you've heard it all before. But seriously, she's the best candidate for the job, and here's why.
Nov. 28, 2012

SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Wants a Vegetarian Colony on Mars

Musk wants to start his colony on Mars with just 10 people or so, who would fly to the planet on a huge reusable rockets powered by liquid oxygen and methane.
Nov. 28, 2012

Carla Bruni Vogue Interview: Speaking from the Perspective of a Feminist Life

Carla Bruni's recent Vogue interview has sparked outrage. Many scorn the woman who epitomizes "having it all" for her audacity to speak for them. But being rich shouldn't negate her opinion.
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Nov. 28, 2012

War With Iran: Finally, the Call For Diplomacy is Stronger Than the Call For War

In the annual Munk debate Fareed Zakaria and Vali Nasr argue Iran is no threat, while Charles Krauthammer and Amos Yadlin argue Iran is a danger to the world. Who was right?
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Nov. 28, 2012

Elizabeth Warren: Why Lobbyists Want to Keep Her Off Powerful Banking Committee

Banking lobbyists want to keep Elizabeth Warren off the Senate Banking Committee, but is there a deal to be made? And is it good for consumers?
Nov. 28, 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen is a One Hit Wonder, But Deserves to Be More

I come to bury Carly Rae Jepsen, not to praise her. I will praise her, she’s really hot, but I will mostly bury her. Don't worry.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Student Loan Debt: CommonBond Finds a New Way to Finance Grad School, Through Crowd Funding

Interview with David Klein, the millennial CEO of CommonBond. His company is using crowd funding to help finance business school for 100 students.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Election 2016: 4 Easy Ways for the Republican Party to Win in the Next Big Election

The presidential election showed that the GOP lags behind the Democratic Party when it comes to attracting a diverse voting electorate. Here are the top 4 things necessary for a GOP win in 2016.
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Nov. 28, 2012

113th Congress: History is Made With 4 New LGBT Congress Members This Year

This November was a proud election year for members of the LGBT community and our country. Not only did marriage equality laws pass in Maryland and Maine, but four new LGBT reps joined the House.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Susan Rice Would Be a Mistake for Secretary of State, and Here is Why

Susan Rice's approach to foreign policy represents the attitudes of interventionists and the neoconservatives, not the wishes of the American public.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Department of Defense Lawsuit: Women Sue to Be On the Front Lines of Combat

U.S. servicewomen are being denied the opportunity to serve the country in combat positions. They are suing for harassment and discrimination and deserve to win.
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Nov. 28, 2012

William Bailey, 43, Sent to Jail After Being Caught On Camera Mocking Girl With Cerebral Palsy

A 43 year old man who was caught on tape mocking a girl with cerebral palsy has been sentenced to 29 days in jail. But should he have been protected by the First Amendment?
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Nov. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Deadline: Help Urge Congress to Avoid Massive Spending Cuts Before January 1

As the January 1 fiscal cliff deadline approaches, we have to take action to ensure a balanced approach to fixing this mess.
Nov. 28, 2012

War On Christmas: The American Family Association Lists 13 Companies Against Christmas

In the modern age, some companies advertise for Christmas and some chose to say "happy holidays." The Conservative American Family Association divides them up into naught and nice.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Women Now Outnumber Men in College: How Online Education Might Help the Gender Gap

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) may address contemporary problems in higher education, including the decline of millennial men enrolled in college.
Nov. 28, 2012

NYC Mayor Race 2013: No Jewish Candidates A Sign of Shift in NYC Demographics

The absence of a significant Jewish American hopeful for NYC’s 2013 mayoral race is a sign of changing demographics. Regardless, 2013’s battlefield remains remarkably diverse.
Nov. 28, 2012

Tax Credits for Fetuses, But Not Children: The Latest Republican Travesty

Republicans in Michigan are now officially on record as caring more about fetuses than actual children.
Nov. 28, 2012

Star Trek Into Darkness: Complete Plot Synopsis and Release Date

Finally, the powers that be have released the plot synopsis for 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' Here's what we know, now we just have to wait six months for the flick.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Glenn Beck and the 9 Most Influential Conservatives Never Elected to Public Office

The nine unelected conservatives that have shaped the Republican Party span neoconservative foreign policy hawks to religiously motivated pastors.
Nov. 28, 2012

Jon Stewart: Watch Him Mercilessly Take Down Union Haters (+Video)

Comedy Central's Jon Stewart, from 'The Daily Show,' weighed in on Twinkies, the Walmart strike and union haters on Tuesday. Watch the video here.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: Polled Americans Think Congress is Too Childish to Prevent the Plunge

Americans think members of Congress are too childish to prevent the country from going over the fiscal cliff on January 1. Are they right?
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Nov. 28, 2012

Chris Christie 2016: Hurricane Sandy Could Have Helped His Presidency Chances

The outspoken politico, who ruffled Republican feathers by praising President Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy, continues to stir rumors about a potential 2016 presidential run.
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Nov. 28, 2012

STEM Industries Need To Hack Sexism and Racism Now

The major problem in the STEM world is the lack of diversity. It has become an industry centered on white males, leaving few opportunities for minorities or females to succeed.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Morsi Protests: Why Egypt Could Become Democracy or Even Return to Dictatorship

Morsi's power grab in Egypt brings us back to whether the U.S. will favor democracy or stability in the Middle East.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Cuba and Palestine Are Happier Places Than the United States, According to this Study

According to the Happy Planet Index, Venezuela, Albania, and Cuba all rank higher than the U.S. Here's why.
Nov. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: Colbert Says to Brace for Impact

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert explains the fiscal cliff.
Nov. 28, 2012

Predator Drones in America: Celebrity Gossip Site TMZ Did Not Get a Drone Permit

TMZ is denying reports that it applied for a Drone permit. It raises a larger question about the policy governing unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Doha Climate Talks: Conference May Not Be Able to Solve Anything, It May Be Too Late

The Doha Climate Talks are taking place now between the developed and developing world. With so many nations at the table, a one-size-fits-all solution is not the answer. It may even be too late.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Working Women Are the Key to the Economy, Generate Over 1 Trillion in Revenue

Since the 1960s, working women have had a profound impact on the U.S. economy. Now, women make up 49.3% of the workforce, and women-owned businesses generate $1.3 trillion in revenue each year.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Definition: Why This Economic Issue is At the Core of the American Identity

The debate over the fiscal cliff is symptomatic of a more fundamental question: what does the 'ideal' United States of America look like? Here's my take.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Egypt Protests: The 7 Power Grabbing Decrees of Mohammed Morsi

Fresh off helping secure a truce between Israel and Gaza, Mohammed Morsi attempts a power grab in Egypt, prompting massive nationwide protests.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Chris Christie 2013: Poll Says Christie Would Crush Cory Booker For NJ Governor

A new poll shows Christie trouncing the Newark mayor 53% to 34% in a hypothetical 2013 match up for The Garden State's governorship.
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Nov. 28, 2012

DOMA Could Be Repealed Soon: SCOTUS Decides on Friday Whether to Take on Gay Marriage

The justices could decide to review the case against Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot initiative passed by 52% of voters of The Golden State to define marriage between a man and a woman.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Cyber Week Deals: Why They Embody the Worst of American Consumerism

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Cyber Week. No matter the name, the objective is the same: to squeeze you for cash by offering fake deals.
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Nov. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2012: Why Greece Has Already Fallen Over Theirs, and What Can Be Done to Fix It

Greece officially fell down the fiscal cliff. However, EU leaders were there to save it from doom before, and they will do the same again because Greece is too important to fail.
Nov. 28, 2012

The 10 Books You Have to Read on Your Holiday Break

Everyone wants to read over the holidays, but the daunting question is where to start. Here are 10 recommendations from the new J.K. Rowling to your Abraham Lincoln pre-movie reading.
Nov. 28, 2012

Top 3 Stupidest Holiday Gifts For Women

After Black Friday, the holiday shopping season is officially upon as. As you search for appropriate gifts for the women in your life, give these three gift ideas a miss.
Nov. 28, 2012

Angus T Jones Rant: Two and a Half Men Star Mentor Compares Obama to Hitler

Much attention has been given to Angus T. Jones "'Two and a Half Men' is filthy" rant, but not enough to Christopher Hudson the man behind the young star's "religious awakening."
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Nov. 28, 2012

Obama Romney White House Meeting: President to Meet Former Rival on Thursday

It'll be the first meeting between the former rivals since the November 6 election, and it won't be covered by the press.