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This Is Why the Obama-Biden Bromance Is Surprising

President Barack Obama had his audience in tears on Thursday when he surprised his Vice President and “brother” Joe Biden by awarding him the …

Here's What Paul Ryan Said to a Cancer Survivor Who Owes His Life to Obamacare

Did we mention the guy is a lifelong Republican?<p>When Senate Republicans cleared the way in the dead of night this week to repeal Obamacare, they did so with all the courage of a fire-fighting George Costanza. So it was no surprise when, at his CNN town hall last night, Paul Ryan approached the …

Health Care

No-Show Socks Are a Total Scam

Let’s discuss why.<p>Every year when the weather starts to get colder, I retire all my loafers and ballet flats to the back of my closet. I don’t really like wearing dresses and tights, and I’ve been conditioned to (wrongly!) believe that wearing these shoes with socks is a tremendous faux pas.<p>I …

Here's How We Can Power 100% of the World With Renewable Energy

By Jeff Masters<p>Here's a 2017 New Year's resolution I'd like to see the nations of the world adopt: an immediate international effort to invest in a …

Van Jones urges Democrats to snap out of centrist trance: “The Clinton days are over”

Jones denounced “this idea that we’re gonna be this moderate party,” and endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison for DNC chair<p>CNN commentator Van Jones — guesting on "State of the Union" on Sunday — channeled many on the left in denouncing "the Clinton days" of the Democratic Party, which he said were …

US surgeon general says vaping among young people is a ‘major public health concern’

Report calls for higher taxes and stronger regulations on the e-cigarette industry<p>The US surgeon general says that the increased use of e-cigarettes among young people represents a “major public health concern,” <i>The Washington Post</i> reports, and is calling on lawmakers to implement regulations that …

Public Health

'Sine die' arrives in Sacramento, the official end to the 2014-16 session of the California Legislature

The last day of November in an even-numbered year is almost always quiet in the Capitol, but it's a big day according to state law: The end of a two-year legislative session.<p>Midnight marks what the California Constitution calls <i>sine die</i>, the final official day of the session that began on Dec. 1, …

Government

Paul Ryan Could Be Ousted In 4 Weeks, Lame Duck Would Be In Chaos

I may have been way too optimistic a week ago when I posted that it was “hard to come up with a realistic scenario that ends with Paul Ryan (R-WI) as speaker of the House of Representatives in the next Congress.”<p>Never mind the next Congress: It now looks like Ryan could be deposed or forced to …

Driving

Paul Ryan attacked Bernie Sanders. It backfired spectacularly.

A specter is haunting Speaker Paul Ryan — the specter of Bernie Sanders controlling the Senate budget committee.<p>Speaking at an event with College Republicans in Wisconsin earlier this week, Ryan warned that letting the Senate slip back into Democratic hands might give Vermont’s democratic socialist …

How to see if your Samsung Galaxy phone's working properly

Like a well-loved car, your phone will inevitably break down over time, even if you care for it really well with a protective case.<p>Maybe you suspect …

Obama subtly roasts Samsung for Galaxy Note7

President Obama made a smokin' hot analogy while delivering a speech about the Affordable Care Act.<p>On Thursday, the commander-in-chief stopped by …

32GB iPhone 7 significantly slower than more expensive versions, tests show

Testing shows 32GB iPhone 7 is slower and Intel-based iPhone 7 Plus has worse signal than 128 or 256GB versions<p>Not all iPhone 7s are born equally, according to new tests, which appear to show the cheapest, 32GB versions are significantly slower than the more expensive 128 or 256GB versions and that …

Trump's Attempt To Refocus Campaign Gets Obscured By One Blinding Final Debate Moment

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had one job in his third and final debate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton: break out.<p>He needed to break out from the narrative that is fast enveloping his campaign — the way evening overtakes the late afternoon.<p>He needed a breakout performance …

Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won't add to the country's debt. As well, both struggled in the presidential final debate to explain comments from their …

Barack Obama

Thomas Frank: How The Media 'Exterminated' Bernie Sanders And 'Real Reform'

Support the news<p>Harper's Magazine contributing editor <b>Thomas Frank</b> joins <i>Here & Now</i>'s Robin Young to discuss why he believes the media, including the …

Sanders trolls Paul Ryan to fundraise for Dems

"I heard what @SpeakerRyan said: If the GOP loses the Senate, I'll be the Budget chairman. Sounds like a good idea," Sanders tweeted on Wednesday.<p>I …