Michele Gesell

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Obama takes a swipe at Putin

President Obama takes a trip overseas and a jab at Russia as it sends 10,000 more troops to the Ukrainian border. CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.

The great corporate cash-hoarding crisis

Comstock/Thinkstock<p>A troubling change is taking place in American business, one that explains why nearly five years after the Great Recession officially ended so many people cannot find work and the economy remains frail.<p>The biggest American corporations are reporting record profits, official data …

Is history really repeating itself over Crimea?

<i>Editor’s note: Frida Ghitis is a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review. A former CNN producer and correspondent, she is the author of "The End of Revolution: A Changing World in the Age of Live Television." Follow her @FridaGhitis. The views expressed are her …

Will U.K. drop the Union Jack?

<i>For more Last Look, watch GPS, Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN</i><p>In six months, the people of Scotland will cast their votes on secession from the United Kingdom.<p>If they vote for independence, Scots have been warned that they risk losing the pound as their currency. London could lose some …

U.S. intel: More likelihood Russia will invade eastern Ukraine

A new classified intelligence assessment concludes it is more likely than previously thought that Russian forces will enter eastern Ukraine, CNN has learned.<p>Two administration officials described the assessment but declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the information.<p>The …

Break your junk-food addiction

"Junk food" is a comprehensive term, and pretty much encompasses anything that adds calories, fat and sugar with few nutrients to back it up.<p>Soda is a big-time culprit, as are salty snacks, many traditionally prepared baked goods, fast food, packaged food... the list goes on and on.<p>The thing is, a …

Why do poor people smoke more?

Crystal R. takes pictures of her neighborhood as part of Witnesses to Hunger. Among Crystal's photos of piles of trash, abandoned lots and barbed wire fences is a striking picture: large advertisements for "special prices" of cigarettes promising "Kool -- be true" that greet her on her way to shop …

Is History Repeating Itself?

My recent memo to the BuzzFeed staff<p>Hello BuzzFeeders,<p>I wanted to take a moment to explain to you why I’m convinced we’re at the start of a new …

Ev Williams: Medium Will Launch an iOS App Next Week

Ev Williams is ready to bring his blogging platform, Medium, to your smartphone.<p>Medium's cofounder and CEO announced that an iOS app is set to hit …

California senator, alleged mobsters netted in American Hustle-style FBI sting

Call it “American Hustle” gone West. An elaborate FBI sting culminated this week after two undercover officers -- who posed as East Coast Mafia members -- helped take down 26 Californians, including an influential state senator with alleged ties to an Asian mob.<p>State Sen. Leland Yee, an outspoken …

U.N. watchdog urges Obama to review deadly drone policy | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. human rights watchdog called on the Obama administration on Thursday to review its use of drones to kill suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban militants abroad and reveal how it chose its targets.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama waves after his speech at the Bozar concert hall in …