Jason Ranes

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Invading Iraq was dumb enough. Now Congress wants to derail the Iran deal | Stephen Kinzer

No step the United States could take anywhere in the world would bring strategic benefits as great as detente with Iran<p>The diplomatic bargain struck by the United States and Iran this week is the Obama administration's greatest diplomatic triumph. Efforts by the US Congress to derail it would, if …

The End of Capitalism

As they become richer, economies evolve. The early industrial stage, based on heavy industry and producer goods, paves the way for a more complex economy where consumer goods and personal services predominate. In the US and Northern Europe this shift became significant in the 1950s. It was …

IRS to pay Obamacare political price

Obamacare’s rollout dented the Department of Health and Human Services in just the first month. Up next year: the Internal Revenue Service.<p>A key piece of the health care law gives Americans making less than 400 percent of the poverty line subsidies to buy insurance. But if buyers don’t alert the …

Up Next For Joe Biden, A Busy Year — And A Choice

<b>Listen · 4:43</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>This was a busy year for Vice President Joe Biden: He was President Obama's point man on gun control; he traveled widely, pushing for infrastructure spending; and he recently returned form a trip to Asia, where he met with the leaders of China, …

Who will survive? '14 top primaries

The campaigns of 2014 will be messy long before the candidates get to the general election, with a growing number of incumbents facing primary challenges they weren’t expecting.<p>Republicans, who are keen on taking back the Senate, are especially concerned after two election cycles in which GOP …

ATF Agent Sends Shockwaves Across Internet With Explosive Allegations About ‘Fast and Furious’ and Brian Terry’s Death

John Dodson, the federal agent who blew the lid off the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal, claims the FBI had ties to the men who killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010 near Nogales, Ariz. In fact, Dodson says the Mexican bandits who gunned down Terry were …

Turkey And Iran Accused Of Oil-For-Cash Sanctions Scheme

A massive unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey—which has already forced the resignations of three government ministers and threatens to upend the …

Small-acre crops and the farm bill

It’s as old as ancient Egypt, as modern as gluten-free diets. It will never be as pretty as corn, but pheasants on the Great Plains love it for habitat. And in an age of climate change, it’s the grain that endures through drought and heat.<p>Welcome to the world of sorghum: the red-headed stepchild at …

Farm bill talks in final stretch

Farm bill talks moved into the final stretch Friday with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas saying “we’re moving right down the path” toward a House-Senate conference report in January.<p>“Very optimistic, we’re closing in,” echoed Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow …

Want an Economic Populist to Run for President in 2016? Meet Mike Huckabee.

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When other Republicans call Mike Huckabee a populist, what they mean, he says, is that he "actually …

Republicans and Tea Party Activists in 'Full Scale Civil War'

Years of growing friction between the Republican Party leaders and its Tea Party faction has erupted into what one conservative said today was …

Man Crates

Man Crates deliver some awesome and original gifts for men, kind of like flower bouquets but for guys. The gifts are delivered in a army-style wooden …

No-Fail Thanksgiving Turkey

Chef John Currence shares his tips for the perfect holiday bird<p>Like most birds, turkeys are naturally lean, which is why many of us have experienced that most dreaded of Thanksgiving pitfalls—the dry bird. An overnight soak in a salt-and-water solution is an easy way to keep your turkey juicy. But …

Holiday Wishlist: David

1. Widow Jane Bourbon Whiskey<br>I’m a bourbon guy, and if you can find it, this is my favorite.<p>2. Astier de Villatte White Conserve Vase<br>I love handling …

Billionaire's Meatloaf from Alex Hitz

It's beloved as comfort food, but this classic dish can hold its own at even the fanciest affairs.<p>When I moved to New York in the mid-1990s, there were so many hostesses and hosts who gave easy, elegant, fun lunches and dinners. They were well known for their parties, and though varied in their …

Meat Loaf

Obama to urge 'young invincibles' to buy health insurance

WASHINGTON— PresidentObamawill urge young people to sign up for health insurance at aWhite Houseforum aimed at mobilizing a demographic that is crucial to the success of his signaturehealthcare law.<p>Wednesday's youth summit at the White House — and the evening<p>Googlechat with White House advisors …

Economists Explain The 5 Steps We Need To Take To Get Everyone Working Again

• <b>Less austerity</b>. Bernstein argues that the deficit reduction the United States has taken over the past few years has held back the economy and better fiscal policy would help the economy immensely. On monetary policy, he believes it is way too early for the Fed to taper, but notes that "the Fed has …

Gift Ideas for DIY Foodies

That SodaStream was a gateway toy. This year, it’s all about meat grinders, smoking chips, and fermentation crocks

Venturing out into Jamaica

Unless you're old enough to remember when Harry Belafonte was selling millions of calypso records, visiting Jamaica, for most leisure travelers, has come to mean three things:<p><b>1. All-inclusive resorts,</b> most equipped with beaches.<p><b>2. Being advised</b> by timid staff in your chosen all-inclusive resort to …

Defense Department gives local police equipment designed for a war zone

From war zones to city streets, some military vehicles are getting a new life -- and not everyone is happy about the recycling.<p>The Defense Department recently announced it would be giving domestic law enforcement forces hulking vehicles designed to efficiently maneuver in a war zone for use in …

Confusion over nuclear deal as Iran protests White House statement

Despite the highly touted Iranian nuclear deal announced by the Obama administration over the weekend, the two sides still can't seem to agree on what it is they agreed to.<p>The aftermath of the deal struck early Sunday in Geneva has been marked by confusion. According to Iranian media, the country's …

Five future transportation technologies that will actually happen

Just when you thought your commute was getting too routine.<p>Over the next decade, the idea of getting to work on time, heading out to the hinterlands for your family vacation or even going to the game will become much easier. Cars will drive themselves along pre-determined routes. Trains will use …

Faltering Obama revs up attacks

** Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**<p><b>Buzz Cut:<br>• Faltering Obama revs up attacks<br>• President’s approval craters in Ohio<br>• Paperwork nightmare for small businesses<br>• Hillary handlers horn in on credit for Iran deal<br>• ‘We got married in a fever…’</b><p><b>FALTERING OBAMA REVS UP ATTACKS -</b> …

DOD fiscal chief: 'I am nervous'

“Frankly, I am nervous,” says Robert Hale, the Pentagon’s comptroller. And with reason.<p>A month and half into the new fiscal year, Congress can’t seem to decide between what are three, wildly different scenarios for Hale’s world in 2014. The House endorsed most of President Barack Obama’s $527 …

North Dakota's Salty Fracked Wells Drink More Water to Keep Oil Flowing

North Dakota's shale oil wells may consume more water for long-term salt removal and maintenance than they required for their initial fracking, state officials say.<p><b>It's well known that water has been key to the shale oil and gas rush in the United States. But in one center of the hydraulic</b> …

Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Year

Is the president's difficult stretch just a case of bad luck, or is it bad strategy?<p>It doesn't get much better than the exhilaration Barack Obama felt when he looked out at the hundreds of supporters packed into McCormick Place at 12:38 on the morning of November 7, 2012. There he was, in his …

White House Was Warned About Problems With Obamacare Implementation 3 Years Ago, Memo Says

Senior White House officials were apparently warned at least three years ago that the rollout of Obamacare would be bumpy.<p>Harvard University economics professor David Cutler speaks at the annual meeting of the National Governors Association, Friday, July 9, 2010, in Boston. Cutler, as a White House …