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Christie tells GOP: To win Latino and black votes, 'you need to show up'

<b>By Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer, NBC News</b><p>Basking in his smashing victory in Tuesday’s election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday his party ought to follow his blueprint for success by accomplishing tangible things and by wooing minority voters.<p>“I got 61 percent of the vote… in a …

Using Node.js and Websockets to Build a Chat Service

Node.js and Websockets are the perfect combination to write very fast, lag free applications which can send data to a huge number of clients. So why …

Responsibility for Healthcare.gov's IT problems lie with dot gov | Clay Shirky

This was a management not a technology failure. Obama's error was not to empower technologists to tell him the truth<p>The launch of Healthcare.gov has not gone well. This is the Obama administration's fault.<p>In the immediate aftermath of the 1 October launch, it looked as if the problems were caused …

Ross Douthat’s right-wing fairy tale: What the New York Times columnist misses about Obamacare

<b>Ross Douthat</b><p>A prominent New York Times columnist doesn’t understand GOP opposition to Obamacare is part of its war on the poor<p>Brian Beutler<p>October 26, 2013 12:15pm (UTC)<p>Here's some good news. Jeff Zients — the guy President Obama tasked with managing the Healthcare.gov cleanup job — told reporters …

The fallacy of the Republican “moderate”: Stop being nostalgic for the right

<b>Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Mary Calvert)</b><p>A raft of news coverage points back to the good old days, when Republicans were reasonable. The history is way off<p>Corey Robin<p>October 26, 2013 1:45pm (UTC)<p>In the New York Times this week, John …

Six Memorable Quotes From Former VP Dick Cheney

Olivia Harris/AP Photo<p>Dick Cheney is not a man who minces words. The controversial former vice president is known for his blunt, unapologetic …

Five People Obama Could Fire Over Obamacare

The blame game over <i>Health­Care.gov</i> is just get­ting star­ted.<p>The site’s botched launch has caused a polit­ic­al head­ache for the White House, and …

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Spying on Allies Fits President Obama's Standoffish Profile

Diplomats are not surprised that the security agencies under U.S. President Barack Obama have reportedly been monitoring close allies like German …

Samsung Gears Up For The Galaxy S5, But Does It Get Lifestyle Computing?

The rumors are flying thick and fast around the Samsung Galaxy S5, with a possible launch date in January now mooted, which would mean accelerating Samsung’s already warp-speed innovation and underline its paranoia about being left behind by Apple.<p>Will the S5 have fingerprint security? Probably …

Moniker Guitars On Building A Business Through Kickstarter

What does it take to become a Kickstarter success? First you need a great product. Then you need a plan for the future. Luckily, Austin-based Moniker Guitars had both.<p>We first covered Moniker back in March when founders Dave Barry and Kevin Tully had already created a small guitar shop and wanted …

Bad news from BlackBerry: 4,500 jobs to be cut, expected Q2 net operating loss of over $950 million

Things haven't been going well at BlackBerry for awhile, what with lackluster adoption of BB10 and the hardware running it, and rumors that massive layoffs are coming before the end of the year. Today, the company confirmed the latter rumor, announcing that it will lay off around 4,500 employees as …

Google plans to disrupt America’s favorite sport—but not in the way everyone expects

Google and the National Football League met recently, reigniting speculation that Google will disrupt cable and satellite television providers. By constructing its ultra high-speed Google Fiber internet service in Kansas City, Austin and Provo to create a next-generation internet test bed, Google …

Yes, atomic bomb that fell in US almost went off, says document

Newly declassified documents are on everyone's mind these days, as are inadequate safeguards on national-security programs. But the latest secret doc to see daylight makes the NSA's surveillance missteps look rather like child's play -- at least in comparison to nuking your own country.<p>That's …

Neuroscience May Help Us Understand Financial Bubbles

New research published in the journal Neuron suggests that market bubbles are in fact driven by a biological impulse to try to predict how others behave.<p>Five years on from Lehman Brothers' collapse and "where did it all go wrong?" analysis is all the rage. Answers have varied: poor regulation, …

Designs for Great Architectural Landmarks that Were Never Built

If you're writing an alternate history, these would be the buildings you'd want to include. They're the discarded designs for famous landmarks. …