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Feb. 9, 2013

YouTube Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime Show HD: Watch the HQ Video

Beyonce took center stage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to perform at the 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Watch the video here.
Feb. 9, 2013

3 Things Ben Affleck's 'Argo' Gets Totally Wrong About Iran

Ben Affleck's 'Argo' has been getting some well-deserved Oscar buzz. However, the film cannot seem to escape lingering stereotypes about Iran and its people. Here are three of them.
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Feb. 9, 2013

Winter Storm Nemo Tracker LIVE Updates: Snowfall Totals, 38 Inches Of Snow In Some Cities

Winter Storm Nemo has hit, dropping just absolutely massive amounts of snow everywhere. Check out how much snow you received.
Feb. 9, 2013

George W. Bush's Paintings: Hacker Gains Access to Dubya's Self-Portraits

A hacker under the alias "Guccifer" gained access to some personal photos and sensitive correspondence from members of the Bush family and friends, including Dubya's paintings.
Feb. 9, 2013

Grammy Awards 2013 New Dress Code: No JLo Types Allowed

In a rather graphic and to the point email, CBS has unveiled a new (and conservative) dress code for Sunday's Grammy 2013 ceremony.
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Feb. 9, 2013

5 Best Solutions to Ensuring Peace in the Middle East

In order to fix to reach peace in the Middle East, we need to know it, respect it, and understand it.
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Feb. 9, 2013

USPS Budget Problems: Don't Blame the Postman

In recent years, the truth behind the billions of dollars missing from postal budgets has pointed to the complications within the process of funding pensions. But this is not the whole story.
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Feb. 9, 2013

Poverty Level 2013: It Will Be High, And It Will Be the Politicians' Fault

The level of poverty we see in this country is not an accident. It is a deliberate consequence of programs and policies intended to help politicians.
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Feb. 9, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: What the President Can Learn From the Obamacare Battle

President Obama has his own immigration plan, varying from the "gang of eight's" plan. He was a supporter of their plan, but now is going his own way, which could halt any possible progress.
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Feb. 9, 2013

The Ronald Reagan Obsession: Making Of a Myth

From his record on government programs to his position on taxes, Reagan the man has a lot at odds with Reagan the myth.
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Feb. 9, 2013

South Carolina Special Election Will Likely Be Mark Sanford vs. Teddy Turner

A looming South Carolina special election for senator will likely come down to two contenders: disgraced ex-Governor Mark Sanford and high school economics teacher Teddy Turner.
Feb. 9, 2013

Taylor Swift Grammy Awards 2013 Performance

Taylor Swift will open the 2013 Grammy Awards with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
Feb. 9, 2013

NASA Landsat 8 Satellite Launch: Where It's Going and What It Could Mean For the Future

The Landsat 8 satellite is scheduled for launch from the Vandenburg Air Force Base in California this Monday, February 11, between 10.02 a.m. and 10.50 a.m. (PST).
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Feb. 9, 2013

4 Jobs That Are Going Away Forever

Technological innovation and a shifting social landscape are propelling new occupations to the forefront, while simultaneously pushing others into obscurity. Here are four of the latter.
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Feb. 9, 2013

Winter Storm Nemo Tracker LIVE Updates: State-by-State Updates On Totals and Emergency Response

PolicyMic's offices might be closed, but we're still offering you the latest live updates on Winter Storm Nemo with our storm tracker. Here's the latest state-by-state updates.
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Feb. 9, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Poll Shows Surprising Consenus

Poll shows most Americans approve of immigration reform proposals regardless of party.
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Feb. 9, 2013

Hugo Chavez's Cancer: When a Whole Country Hangs On the Health of One Man

As long as the country's political system relies so heavily on only one man, chaos will always be one medical emergency away. What Venezuela needs is governance by institutions, not charisma.
Feb. 9, 2013

Will Asteroid 2012 DA14 Hit Earth?

Will the feared February asteroid pound us all into dust? And just where did it come from, anyhow?
Feb. 9, 2013

Asteroid 2012 DA14: What Is An Asteroid, Anyhow?

Just what is an asteroid and where did it come from? Why are there massive mountains of rock floating around our solar system?
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Feb. 9, 2013

3 Ways Immigration Reform Will Lead to a Stronger American Economy

Passing a comprehensive package will positively impact the economy in three key areas: consumption, tax revenue, and job creation.
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Feb. 9, 2013

Obama Judge Nominations: Raymond Chen and Todd Hughes' Federal Circuit Nominations Are Historic

This week, President Barack Obama nominated two government attorneys, Raymond Chen and Todd Hughes, to Federal Circuit judgeships. But will Republicans actually allow them to be confirmed?
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Feb. 9, 2013

Hillary 2016? Poll Shows Clinton to Be the Most Popular U.S. Politician

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Hillary Clinton with a 61% favorability rating Can this translate into a 2016 presidential win?
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Feb. 9, 2013

Winter Storm Nemo 2013: Why Naming a Storm Can Be Dangerous

Is the meme and hashtagging culture impairing our ability to take dangerous events seriously?
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Feb. 9, 2013

Winter Storm Nemo Tracker and Path LIVE: 4 Deaths, 2 Feet of Snow

Four deaths, 2 feet of snow, 5,300 flights cancelled and 650,000 homes and businesses without power are being blamed on blizzard Nemo.
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Feb. 9, 2013

Airport Delays: Nemo Causes Mass Cancellations, Airport Closures, Delays As Far Away As Instanbul (Yes, Really)

Winter Storm Nemo dropped 38" of snow in Connecticut - and it's causing mass flight cancellations and airport closures, including delays as far away as Turkey and Brazil. Yes, really.
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Feb. 9, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Meet the 8 Senators Leading the Charge On Immigration Reform

A group of eight bipartisan senators have rallied in support of sweeping immigration reform. But who are they, and what are their real agendas?
Feb. 9, 2013

What Does Ann Coulter Know About Being Black?

"If you're gonna talk about race, at least know what you're talking about," Whoopi Goldberg said to Ann Coulter. And she's right.
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Feb. 9, 2013

War With Syria Would Be A Disaster – Let's Seek A Diplomatic Solution

The U.S. should continue diplomatic intervention in Syria, with the aim of getting other key countries to pull their weight and exert the influence needed to stop the violence.
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Feb. 9, 2013

Virginia Votes to Create Own Currency — Why This May Be a Good Idea

While Japan embraces inflation, Virginia wants to issue its own money. These are signs of the decay of fiat currencies (especially the dollar) and people's confidence in them.
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Feb. 9, 2013

A Fiscally Conservative Case to Abolish the Death Penalty

Regardless of whether it's morally right or wrong to execute prisoners (I personally think it is), the current method, necessary to guarantee individuals' rights, is not cost-effective.
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Feb. 9, 2013

With 5 Million Millennials Overqualified For Their Jobs, is a College Degree Still Worth It?

Until our economy gets to the point where it can sustain the graduates seeking employment, the cost of college needs to be addressed.
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Feb. 9, 2013

Boko Haram Kills Polio Workers in Nigeria, As Modern Medicine Targeted

Women giving vaccinations are the target of suspected terrorist groups, and restricting the progress of the immunization could potentially wipe out the female and child population.
Feb. 9, 2013

Grammy Nominees 2013: Full List Of Nominations

The full list of the 2013 Grammy nominees.
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Feb. 9, 2013

Winter Storm Nemo: How Bad Was It In New York City?

Winter Storm Nemo was predicted to trash most of the Northeast this weekend. How close did it come to ruining New York - even for a day or two?
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Feb. 9, 2013

SOTU 2013: GOP Response to Be Delivered in Spanish — Will Latinos Care?

The selection of Marco Rubio to deliver the response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address suggests a change of image towards Hispanics. Will they care?
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Feb. 9, 2013

Winter Storm Nemo: 15 Funny Tweets About the Storm That Just Blew Your Weekend

As more people are home from work and school due to storm Nemo, they've turned to Twitter to comment on the hilarity of the storm's innocent name.
Feb. 9, 2013

Grammys Impose New Dress Code for Performers and Attendees

A memo released by CBS Tuesday night imposes out a conservative new dress code for celebrity attendees. It uses ridiculous phrases like "buttock crack" and "female breast nipples".
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Feb. 9, 2013

5 Things Obama Can Learn From Bush as He Preps For SOTU 2013

Obama will give his upcoming SOTU address on February 12. And if President Bush's experience is any indication, the policy plan Obama will outline in this speech will make or break his legacy.
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Feb. 9, 2013

When It Comes to Tax Loopholes, Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game

President Obama like to ridicule those who take advantage of 'tax loopholes,' but as long as these exist, why wouldn't they?