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President Obama announces he’s spoken with Iran’s president

It’s the first time the leaders of the U.S. and Iran have directly communicated since 1979<p>Elias Isquith<p>September 27, 2013 8:15pm (UTC)<p>President Obama announced Friday that he had spoken earlier by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, representing a major diplomatic breakthrough and the …

President Obama and Iranian President Discuss Nukes by Phone

President Obama spoke by phone today with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani about ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over Iran's nuclear program, …

The GOP’s Gotta Know When to Fold

A presidential democracy depends on two things: compromise and a recognition that the other side has a legitimate claim to power. Obama gets it. Now …

Actress Stacey Dash Admits 'I Voted For Obama Because He's Black,' Says Administration Is 'A Bunch Of Bullies'

The 46-year-old actress — who was an outspoken supporter of Mitt Romney in 2012 but actually supported Barack Obama four years earlier — admits to Fox News "I didn't know anything about [Obama] when I voted for him in 2008. My choice to do so was purely because he was black."<p>"Naively, I thought he …

Shutdown Politics, Bill Clinton-Style

If the government shuts down on Oct. 1, hundreds of thousands of federal employees could be temporarily forced out of their jobs — and we will almost certainly begin to hear a few of their stories soon after.<p>On NPR's <i>Tell Me More</i> Friday, Ron Elving, NPR's senior Washington editor, reminded us of a …

Countdown To Shutdown: Obama Says 'Gears Of Our Economy' At Risk

<b>Friday's highlights:</b><p>As expected, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed its own version of a short-term spending bill. It's the version the House approved last week, minus language that would defund Obamacare. That effectively tossed the ball back to the Republican-controlled House.<p>And President …

Estonian President Explains His Country's Tech Boom And Why America Is Falling Behind

Estonia, the tiny Baltic state that holds fewer people than San Diego, has been praised recently for both the apparent success of the country's austerity policies (and President Toomas Hendrik Ilves' very public defense of it against Paul Krugman) and the country's remarkable emergence as an …

New Jersey

Can Internet Trolls Take Down Obamacare?

A filibuster can’t stop health-care exchanges from starting up Tuesday. But maybe a clever Tea Partier with Internet access can. David Freedlander on …

Iran, Yes. Congress, No. Obama Won’t Budge for Hardliners at Home

After a remarkable day for diplomacy, Obama turned to his hardliner foes here at home. By Eleanor Clift.<p>The contrast could not have been greater …

A Viewer’s Guide to the Shutdown Showdown

With few­er than 72 hours be­fore a po­ten­tial gov­ern­ment shut­down, the House re­con­venes Sat­urday to de­cide how law­makers should re­spond to …

Stand up and fight, Mr. President!

The moment requires courage, conviction — and presidential leadership. How will President Obama respond?<p>Remarkable doings at the U.N. this week. Remember these days. They are going to change the way we understand the dynamic in the Middle East — what is possible and what not.<p>General Assemblies …

Why does Dwyane Wade care so much about a rankings list?

Why did Dwyane Wade react strongly when Kevin Durant suggested he shouldn't be a top-10 player? Also: in tribute to Coach Sheed and why Andre Iguodala should be Golden State's sixth man.<p>When's the last time you actually wrote a handwritten note? I mean, really, think about it. I'm not saying you …

Bryce Harper: 'I'm not going to be Mr. Tim Tebow'

It’s often forgotten amidst the towering home runs, reckless injuries and clown questions, bro, but Bryce Harper is a devout Mormon. If it’s not brought up a lot, it’s because Harper likes it that way.<p>“If somebody asks me about [religion], I’ll tell them about it, but I’m not going to be Mr. Tim …

Miles Austin ruled out, long-term fantasy value in question

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin is ruled out for Week 4 with a hamstring injury. We break down the fantasy implications.<p>Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the San Diego Chargers. Austin didn't practice at all this week with a …

Patriots injuries: Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola expected to play Sunday, per report

The Patriots will likely see the return of two of their most valued offensive weapons in Week 4.<p>The New England Patriots could see the return of a pair of offensive weapons on Sunday night. Both Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola are expected to be ready for Week 4, according to Ben Volin of the …

BYU WR Cody Hoffman suspended

Hoffman's suspension was announced Friday afternoon.<p>BYU starting wide receiver Cody Hoffman has been suspended for one game for a violation of team rules and will miss the Cougars' Friday night matchup against Middle Tennessee, head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced.<p><b>More on BYU</b>: Vanquish the …

Alabama Canceling Series with Michigan State Means Big Ten Can't Prove Itself

Link to Media<p>Alabama and the Big Ten were supposed to become familiar with each other in the next few years, but as of Thursday that no longer will be the case.<p>The Crimson Tide have backed out of a scheduled home-and-home series with Nick Saban's old coaching home, Michigan State, for the 2016-17 …

College Football

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Distributing $40 million EA settlement looks complex

The settlement that on Thursday ended two companies' involvement in lawsuits relating to the use of college athletes names and likenesses will total $40 million. But the athletes covered by the deal will see millions less than that — and though tens of thousands of athletes may be eligible for …

Jermichael Finley Gives Alarming Details About Concussion Sustained vs. Bengals

Link to Media<p>Jermichael Finely gave fans a unique yet alarmingly look into what it's like to suffer a concussion in the NFL.<p>On Friday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers tight end, who was knocked out of last week's game after a scary hit from Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka, posted a video in …

Football (U.S.)

QB Terrelle Pryor medically cleared

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been medically cleared to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins, but the team …

Football (U.S.)

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