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Rush Limbaugh: Hillary's 'Only' Achievement Is 'Being Female'

"You boil it down here and the only and greatest achievement Hillary Clinton has is her gender — being female," Limbaugh said.<p>Spokespeople for Clinton did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Limbaugh's remarks.<p>He began his discussion of Clinton by referencing a recent video that …

Republicans

EPA carbon crackdown set to launch

The EPA will launch the most dramatic anti-pollution regulation in a generation early next month, a sweeping crackdown on carbon that offers President Barack Obama his last real shot at a legacy on climate change — while causing significant political peril for red-state Democrats.<p>The move could …

Climategate II? Scientific community accused of muzzling dissent on global warming

Some are calling it the new "Climategate."<p>A paper by Lennart Bengtsson, a respected research fellow and climatologist at Britain's University of Reading, was rejected last February by a leading academic journal after a reviewer found it "harmful" to the climate change agenda. The incident is …

How Far We’ve Come in the 10 Years Since the First Legal Gay Marriage

On the tenth anniversary of that first hard-fought marriage breakthrough in Massachusetts, the movement is celebrating victories in 16 other states …

Everyone should know just how much the government lied to defend the NSA

A web of deception has finally been untangled: the Justice Department got the US supreme court to dismiss a case that could have curtailed the NSA's dragnet. Why?<p>If you blinked this week, you might have missed the news: two Senators accused the Justice Department of lying about NSA warrantless …

Arkansas supreme court orders halt to same-sex marriages

• Justices grant request to pause ruling that ban is unlawful • Validity of more than 540 licenses already issued is uncertain<p>The highest court in the socially conservative southern state of Arkansas on Friday halted the distribution of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as it suspended a …

This is not what democracy looks like: The long, slow death of Jefferson’s dream

From Thomas Piketty to Cliven Bundy to GOP climate trolls, democracy is in deep crisis. What comes next?<p>In the glory days of the anti-globalization movement, circa the “Battle in Seattle” of 1999, there was an oft-repeated street scene some of you will remember. A group of protesters would seize an …

Senators push to cut off Pentagon contracts with Russia amid Ukraine crisis

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation banning Pentagon contracts with Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport amid the crisis in Ukraine.<p>The proposal by Sens. Dan Coats, R-Ind.; John Cornyn, R-Texas; and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., would forbid the direct or indirect use of U.S. …

Fox News’ divisive race strategy: How O’Reilly, Hannity and Coulter intentionally tore America apart

False claims go unchallenged, racial fears are stoked — and political scientists discover it helps GOP at polls<p>Right-wing political figures have often defended the content of Fox News and other right-leaning media. A common ploy is the insinuation that the “mainstream” news establishment is in fact …

The Minimum Wage Isn't Just a Wage: It's a Standard

I've been doing a bit of historical research for a minimum wage paper and keep stumbling on these interesting and compelling ideas from the framers of that and similar policies (h/t: GL).<p>Arguments about minimum wages tend to be about two things: will it hurt its intended recipients and the …

Middle-class

Eric Holder: Systemic, Subtle Racism Is Much More Damaging Than High-Profile Rants

WASHINGTON -- Racist rants are much less of a threat to equality than the more subtle, everyday racism of the criminal justice system, Attorney General Eric Holder said Saturday at a commencement speech at Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore.<p>In a reference to recent …

Drink Marketers’ Great Challenge: Competing Against Water, Without Badmouthing It

It’s a recurrently sticky challenge for the beverage industry, but one that can’t be ignored. For Gatorade, Coke, and others, wrong steps have led to PR disasters.<p>While Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt made a dash for Olympic gold in the summer of 2012, his tiny cartoon counterpart raced across a …

App Store

Partially Banning Cars for a Day in Paris Actually Worked

Road traffic dropped by 18 percent, and PM-10 pollution dropped by 6 percent.<p>Back in March, air quality in Paris got so awful that the city took some drastic measures. With weather patterns keeping noxious particulate pollution close to the ground, the city made all public transportation free of …

This One Thing Can Make or Break Your Consulting Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Consulting Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Eileen</i> …

Profit

Russia threatens to disrupt GPS navigation in fight over sanctions

Hold onto your sat nav. The Russian government has just threatened to end cooperation with America on major space projects, including maintenance of the GPS system. The policy will also prevent NASA from accessing the International Space Station from 2020, as well as blocking the supply of …

LG G3

All you need to know about the LG G3<p><b>Click here if you're looking for the new LG G4!</b><p>And here it is, folks. The LG G3 — the latest in a line that began …

Mobile Technology

Report: Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy S5 units in 25 days

A report out of South Korea claims that Samsung shipped 10 million units of the Galaxy S5 in 25 days, toppling the Galaxy S4's previous record of 27 …

South Korea

Samsung may launch Galaxy Tab S series on June 12, Galaxy S5 off to great start

We've been hearing a lot about Samsung's upcoming AMOLED tablet, which will allegedly be called the Galaxy Tab S. The latest about the tablet is that …

Electronics Industry

LG G3 leaks in textured render glory

We've seen plenty of the officially unofficially not announced but still LG G3 at this point (the leaks are getting to the point that they're …

Google And Apple Agree To End Patent Disputes, Will Work Together On Patent Reform Instead

Apple and Google have been fighting it out over patents ever since Android devices went on sale. Until today, that involved more than 20 ongoing …

FullContact Business Card Reader for iPhone & Android

Transcribed by Humans<p>Our card transcription is people-powered, not OCR, to ensure maximum accuracy.<p>Cross-Platform Uploads<p>Upload cards where it's …

Get ready for Google Translate on steroids

Google said Friday that it is scooping up virtual reality translation app maker Quest Digital, whose technology will eventually allow Google Translate to read and translate words read by your smartphone camera.<p>Quest Digital makes an app called Word Lens that reads text through a smartphone’s …

A Time Bomb in Afghanistan’s Ballot Box

It’s an election featuring fake votes, angry candidates, and promises of a ‘river of blood.’ Just wait ‘til the final campaign gets started.<p>Afghans …