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The End of the Obama Era

2014 wasn't just a pendulum swing—it was the closing of a chapter in American politics.<p>As you may have heard, 2014 was a good year for Republicans. They won a lot of elections! They won big elections and small elections, elections in red states and elections in blue states, elections everyone knew …

Makers of 'American Sniper' press ahead to tell a tale of war and home

Jason Hall had just turned in his first draft of a script about Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. Bradley Cooper, who was producing the film and had agreed to star, was at a screening of "Silver Linings Playbook" for a group of veterans in Washington.<p>Kyle himself, still …

Vietnam War

pickled cabbage salad

I first discovered the peculiar subcategory of chopped raw vegetables called “health salads” some 14 years ago when a friend introduced me to the …

decadent hot chocolate mix

Here is how I’ve made hot chocolate for most of my life: heat some milk in a saucepan, add a bit of unsweetened cocoa and sugar and whisk. Form …

Jeff Dunham: 5 Things to Know About the Comedian

After conquering the world on four back-to-back whirlwind tours, Jeff Dunham is finally settling down for a full-time residency in Las Vegas.<p>The …

Middle Age

DIY Christmas Decorations

It’s time to decorate the halls with all your Christmas Decor. Have you gotten yours up yet? Traditionally we put ours up the day after Thanksgiving! …

GOP panel on Benghazi finds no Obama administration wrongdoing

The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report concluded that there was no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials.<p>Debunking a series of persistent …

Obama Administration

classic pumpkin pie with pecan praline sauce

Given that finishing off the month November without a single slice of pumpkin pie is, for me, practically a crime against the season, it’s rather sad …

Gene Simmons: “I don’t really care about your culture”

The KISS frontman on why he thinks immigrants “need to speak English” and men should stay single through their 20s<p>KISS co-founder Gene Simmons has a lot of opinions and he's not shy about sharing them. In his new book, "Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

The real JFK mystery, 50 years later: Why the infamous murder must be reinvestigated

On the 50th anniversary, so many questions remain. Here’s why every piece of evidence must be viewed in a new light<p>Every year, without fail, the president dies all over again. For a few days every autumn, the entire media is overwhelmed by those haunting photos from Dallas. Those cruelly happy and …

Wingnuts sound the alarm: Obama’s immigration action could result in “ethnic cleansing” of whites

The far right is in full-on meltdown mode following the president’s executive amnesty order<p>Broad swaths of the far right reacted with outrage and accusations of looming dictatorship to President Obama’s announcement last night of unilateral moves to allow some 5 million undocumented immigrants to …

Quick Thanksgiving Decor Ideas from Designers

Even if you're strapped for time, you can still pull together a beautiful table with these expert tips. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Nate Berkus:</b> We are hosting Thanksgiving this year – my first time ever! – so table décor is on my mind. First, pick your color …

Decorations

10 Maps That Explain the Next Election

What pollsters will be watching for in 2016.<p>The recent midterm election could be read as the belly-flop conclusion of the Obama era: What was thought to be a transformative period in American politics—a brief spark of minority- and youth-driven enthusiasm that created the promise of a post-racial …

Jenna Sue

Natural lighthouse

19 Enviable Celebrity Kitchens

Where your favorite stars cook, eat, and entertain.<p>Where your favorite stars cook, eat, and entertain. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.

10 Kitchen Details That Wow

Inspiration for your kitchen design.<p>From eye-catching wallpaper to stunning lighting fixtures, it's all in the details with these kitchen designs.

Box office report: 'Ouija' takes No. 1, 'Citizenfour' opens strong

<i>Ouija</i>, the microbudget, board game-inspired horror pic, came out on top in its opening weekend with a strong (but expected) $20 million showing from …

9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Cleaning Your House

Time to own up and start doing it the right way.<p>We're all guilty of turning a blind eye to the dirty spots in our home every now and then. But don't fool yourself into thinking you can get away with these common missteps all the time.<p><b>1. "My kitchen sink gets clean as I wash dishes by hand."</b>Not …

The Superhero Stain-Fighters You Already Have At Home

Easy solutions for common household stains.<p><b>1. Toothpaste to get out stains:</b> Non-gel and non-whitening toothpaste can get stains out of multiple household items. For stains on walls and carpets squeeze on toothpaste and rub with a cloth and rinse with warm water. Be careful with high-shine walls as …

Blood Moon

“Ben and I owe everything to him”: Matt Damon tells Katie Couric he was shocked by the death of Robin Williams

Damon opens up about his guilt, sadness and the importance of removing the stigma around mental illness<p>On Wednesday, Yahoo News published a poignant conversation between Matt Damon and Katie Couric. In it, the two discussed the passing of Robin Williams, Damon's "Good Will Hunting" costar -- and …

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban Say Tearful Goodbye to Her Father in a 'True Family Affair'

Tears flowed as Nicole Kidman and her family said goodbye to her father, Antony, at a funeral in Sydney on Friday.<p>The Oscar winner paid tribute to …

Country Music

3 Wines To Try If You Love a Pumpkin Latte

Pumpkin fever began a little early this year and now it’s in full swing. If you’re the type to rev up your day with a pumpkin latte, try these wines …

Why Our Brains Love Colorful Interiors

What’s the first thing you notice when you walk into a new room? The colors. Whether your reaction is positive enough to make you think, <i>“I have to</i> …