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Dec. 21, 2012

Defense Department Operates 234 Golf Courses in the World, Draining Millions From the U.S. Budget

The Department of Defense operates 234 golf courses that are prime examples of a good spending cut.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Why I'm Giving Up My NRA Membership

NRA leader Wayne LaPierre shot himself in the foot at today's press conference.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Winter Storm Draco Tracker and Path LIVE: Massive Blizzard Sweeps Midwest, Latest Updates

Winter Storm Draco is sweeping across the Midwest, causing power outages in Iowa and highway closures in Colorado, while Wisconsin has mobilized the National Guard.
Dec. 21, 2012

Who Won The X Factor Last Night? Full Recap, Results, and Analysis

Given a visible pattern of country/country-alternative singers taking the crown in many recent singing shows, the Season 2 winner was hardly a surprise.
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Dec. 21, 2012

NRA Press Conference: Wayne LaPierre Turns Gun On Himself

In a downright bizarre press conference on Friday, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre destroyed whatever was left of the gun organization's national reputation.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Assault Weapons Ban Will Only Spark More Shootings

Criminals prey on victims in gun free zones. More assault weapons wouldn't equal more violence, but less.
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Dec. 21, 2012

NRA Proposes National School Shield Safety Program, With Armed Guards

NRA offers to develop a defense program for schools, to be offered free of charge, and emphasizes immediate action.
Dec. 21, 2012

End of The World Countdown: 5 Scientific Ways to Tell if the End of the World is Here

There's no indication so far that the Mayans will make good on their promise, so here's my speculations on how the world could still end.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Fiscal Cliff and the Housing Market: What Will Happen With My Rent or Mortgage if We Fall Off the Cliff

For the housing market, an industry still in recovery, the impact of revised homeownership tax provisions and a recession will likely undo gains made in one of the economy's major arteries.
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Dec. 21, 2012

John Kerry Secretary of State Nomination: What it Means for America

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is President Obama's pick to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Here's what that means for the USA, at home and abroad.
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Dec. 21, 2012

While the NRA Called for More Guns, There Was a Deadly Shooting in Pennsylvania

No joke. During NRA head Wayne LaPierre’s press conference, a Colorado gunman killed four people, including several “good guys with guns.”
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Dec. 21, 2012

Adam Lanza Shooting: Everything the Media Got Wrong

A full take-down of the falsehoods spread by news outlets in the aftermath of Sandy Hook.
Dec. 21, 2012

End of the World 2012: 10 Reasons We Deserve the World to End

So the world didn't end like we were all told it would. But who's to say that we can't dream? Here are 10 things that would have justified the world's end.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Adam Lanza Shooting: Full List of Solutions to Prevent Another Sandy Hook

There’s no single answer, unfortunately, but perhaps a number of steps – both small and large – will begin to reduce the needless deaths caused by gun violence.
Dec. 21, 2012

End of the World 2012: All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

As the purported Doomsday arrives, those who bought in to the Mayan calendar predictions are feeling pretty silly having wasted all their money on a commemorative key chain.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Asa Hutchinson Outlines National School Shield Program at NRA Sandy Hook Press Conference

Each school, Hutchinson says, will make selections based on its specific needs, and can opt out of armed guards.
Dec. 21, 2012

Apocalypse 2012: 5 Symbols of Rebirth

Throughout history and across societies there have been symbols of destruction that were positive; that served as a reminder of the possibility of new beginnings, like the phoenix — and Jesus.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Why Stop At Schools? We Need Guns Everywhere, All the Time!

I want a scary looking dude with aviators and a machine gun under every tree in every park across the country. And especially in the playgrounds — you know, to protect the children.
Dec. 21, 2012

Christmas 2012: War on Christmas is Heating Up Again

Between nativity flash mobs, atheist billboards and Jon Stewart's explicit outbursts, the War on Christmas feud shows no signs of slowing down.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Immigration Reform Is Not Just About the Economy — It's About Justice

While opponents of immigration reform often argue that undocumented workers are a drain on the economy, the truth is that immigrants have historically made America's economy great.
Dec. 21, 2012

'This Is 40' Movie Review: Moments of Brilliance, But This Film is Not That Great

'This is 40,' Judd Apatow's latest film, keeps the classic Apatow-isms but also incorporates an exhausting level of narcissism. Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann star in their 'Knocked Up' roles.
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Dec. 21, 2012

John Boehner Fiscal Cliff 2012 Press Conference Live

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

NRA Press Conference on Sandy Hook and Gun Control: LIVE

The National Rifle Association will hold a rare press conference this morning. They’ve laid low since the shooting in Connecticut where 26 people were killed, including 20 small children.
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Dec. 21, 2012

7 Opinions I Ignore on the Fiscal Cliff

There has been a lot of misinformation, bad economics, and misconceptions surrounding the fiscal cliff. These are some of the worst.
Dec. 21, 2012

X Factor Winner: Tate Stevens Wins Season 2

We waited for months but Thursday night America found out the winner of 'The X Factor' Season 2.
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Dec. 21, 2012

True "Patriots" Don't Put Guns Before Human Lives

Gun lovers will be true patriots if they give up their weapons to prevent another unreal tragedy.
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Dec. 21, 2012

"Pay As You Earn" Student Loan Plan May Backfire

Will the Obama administration's new repayment plan help graduates, or is it just more government intrusion into student loans.
Dec. 21, 2012

Switzerland Rated the Best Place to Be Born in 2013, America Falls to 16th

The Economist Intelligence Unit released it yearly rankings of countries which offer the best in terms of quality of life and overall happiness for children born in 2013.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Congress Takes Christmas Vacation – Recovering From its Stressful Two-Year Vacation

The 112th Congress that ends next week will go down as the least productive since Congressional record keeping began.
Dec. 21, 2012

Top Twitter Trends of 2012, and What They Reveal About America

A look at the top Twitter trends of 2012, from anti-Romney campaigns to sports sports sports.
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Dec. 21, 2012

LIVE STREAM: NRA Press Conference on Sandy Hook School Shooting

Watch the press conference live.
Dec. 21, 2012

Delete Instagram: Is it Time to End Your Account?

How will the widespread user disappointment with Instagram affect its (business) decision to finance the site through sponsored content?
Dec. 21, 2012

Why Is It So Hard to Describe a Book You Really Love?

You may love a book, like I loved Manuel Gonzales' 'The Miniature Wife,' but why is it so hard to articulate why? Is the only way to express book-love in tired cliches?
Dec. 21, 2012

Adam Lanza Shooting: Did Weak Women Cause This Tragedy?

Charlotte Allen's article in The National Review blames the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting on the lack of male teachers. #shame
Dec. 21, 2012

5 Most Likely Reasons Obama Was Chosen as TIME Person of the Year

TIME really scraped the barrel to come up with reasons for selecting Obama as Person of the Year. I've decided to help them out.
Dec. 21, 2012

Christmas 2012: Why I Will Be Watching Charlie Brown Christmas This Year

For every holiday there's a corresponding Charlie Brown movie. So it only seems right that watching Charlie Brown should bring us right back to those childhood memories.
Dec. 21, 2012

5 Reasons Why Eric Holder is Secretly a Feminist

America's Attorney General has quietly, but consistently been a steadfast ally for the feminist cause.
Dec. 21, 2012

Meet the Incredible 13-Year-Old Who Took Down the World's Largest Toy Company

Christmas came early for New Jersey eighth grader McKenna Pope, who successfully petitioned toy-maker Hasbro to manufacture a gender-neutral Easy-Bake oven.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Taking a Stance Could Literally Empower Women

Researcher Amy Cuddy has found that standing in so-called "high power poses" can be literally empowering, especially for women in the workplace.
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Dec. 21, 2012

NRA Press Conference Blames Sandy Hook Shooting on Everything ... Except Guns

The NRA press conference, interrupted twice by protesters, blamed the media, video games, music videos, and 'deranged' people for ongoing gun violence in the United States.
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Dec. 21, 2012

More Guns in Schools will Stop School Shootings, NRA Says at Press Conference

“Why is a gun a good thing when it’s used to protect our president,” he asks, “but bad when it’s used to protect our children in our schools?”
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Dec. 21, 2012

LaPierre Blames Everything Except Guns at NRA Sandy Hook Press Conference

He even points to hurricanes and other natural disasters as causes of violence in this country.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Boehner Moves to Shift the Blame Onto Democrats

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

NRA Press Conference on Sandy Hook: Call for Guns in Schools

“We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards.”
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Dec. 21, 2012

NRA Press Conference on Sandy Hook Interrupted by Outburst

A man interrupts to yell, “the NRA is killing our children! We have to stop the violence, and the violence starts with the NRA!”
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Dec. 21, 2012

Boehner Wraps Up Press Conference 10 Minutes After Starting

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Mayor Cory Booker Explores Running for New Jersey Senate in 2014

The announcement means he probably won't try to unseat increasingly popular New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in 2013.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Stock Market is Unchanged Following Boehner's Remarks

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

What Comes Next for Obama and Democrats

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Background on the Implosion of Boehner's "Plan B"

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

International Media at NRA Press Conference on Newtown Shooting

The press conference is about to start, and the chairs are filling up with press from around the world, eager to hear what the NRA has to say about the Sandy Hook shooting.
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Dec. 21, 2012

What We Got From the Boehner Press Conference

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Obama to Gun Control Petitioners: 'We Hear You' VIDEO

Obama responded in a video earlier today to a gun control petition to the White House, saying that he's called on Congress to pass gun control legislation.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Boehner Fiscal Cliff: 'Plan B' Collapses, No End in Sight for Fiscal Cliff 2013

House Speaker John Boehner's plan to avoid the looming fiscal cliff was pulled Thursday night after it lacked strong GOP support in the House.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Market Dips After Boehner's Plan Falls Through

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

John Kerry Secretary of State: Obama Nominates Him to Be Hillary Clinton Successor

It’s pretty much official, Senator John Kerry will be President Obama’s nominee to be the next secretary of state.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Press Q&A With Speaker Boehner After Press Conference on Fiscal Cliff

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Video of Speaker Boehner's Press Conference on the Fiscal Cliff

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

If Boehner Can't Get a Deal Among Republicans, Can Obama?

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Obama's Previous Offer On The Tax Threshold

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

We Have A Spending Problem

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Reaction to Speaker Boehner's Comments

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Throwing the Responsibility for a Fiscal Cliff Deal Back on Democrats

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Ball is Back In Obama's Court

Speculation is that the press conference will focus on a possible fiscal cliff deal.