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Supreme Court’s money debacle: The truth behind Dems’ campaign finance amendment

As the left rallies behind a constitutional amendment, here’s the scope of the challenge they face<p>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced that he will support a constitutional amendment introduced by Sen. Tom Udall that would, according to Udall's office, "restore authority back to …

With the Supreme Court's Help, Religion Creeps Toward the State

The 5-4 decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway shows how far the ground has shifted under the Establishment Clause in the last 30 years.<p>Americans like to debate the “wall of separation” between church and state. Conservatives denounce it as an invention of that sinister Francophile Thomas …

Poll: Youth interest in midterms sinks

A new poll holds some grim omens for Democrats in this year’s midterm elections: young voters have dwindling interest in the November races, and the ones who do plan to cast ballots are more likely to vote Republican.<p>According to the poll, conducted by Harvard’s Institute of Politics and released …

Look out! The Bush brand is hot in the 2014 campaign.

Blink and you might have missed it. The Bush brand is back in vogue on the campaign trail.<p>Five years and two months after George W. Bush left the White House scorned by most of the country and his own party, Bush administration alumni and family of the 43rd president are in high demand this midterm …

High court clash over ObamaCare contraceptive mandate

One of the most controversial provisions of ObamaCare -- the mandate requiring employers to cover contraception -- was debated before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, as activists on both sides of the issue clashed outside the courtroom in Washington.<p>The justices appeared divided in the case, which is …

Senate Dems break from Obama

President Barack Obama is counting on Senate Democrats to help approve his legislative agenda during his final years in office. And though they are his staunchest allies on most economic issues, many Democratic senators are breaking with him on key issues in very public ways.<p>From trade to Iran …

Legalized Bribery

Four years on, Citizens United is ruining democracy. Here’s how to get it back.<p>Exactly four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court changed the landscape of American politics—and in ways we have yet to understand fully. In its 5-to-4 decision in <i>Citizens United v. FEC</i>, the court struck down the …

Obama Says Pot No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

In a new interview President Obama has made statements that could put him in the middle of the controversy over legalizing marijuana.<p>As more states …

Wielding A Pen And A Phone, Obama Goes It Alone

<b>Listen · 4:47</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>President Obama has a new phrase he's been using a lot lately: "I've got a pen, and I've got a phone."<p>He's talking about the tools a president can use if Congress isn't giving him what he wants: executive actions and calling people together. It's …

Kanye West vows not to ‘talk shit’ for six months

'This is the last time you'll ever hear me say [anything] negative about anyone' said the rapper at the final North American 'Yeezus' tour date<p>Kanye …

The Republican Party: Ticking Off The Tea Party

Daylight emerges between Republicans in Congress and ideologues outside it<p>AS WITH many other things that happened in the 1960s, the origin of the conflict between the governing wing and the ideological wing of the Republican Party is a bit fuzzy. Most date it to 1964, the year Barry Goldwater ran …

4 Reasons Video Games Are Good For Your Health (According To American Psychological Association)

A new paper in <i>American Psychologist</i>, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, looks at the positive effects of video game play.<p>I’ve already written about the 5 reasons I’m buying my kids a Wii U this holiday season. In a way, this post offers 4 more reasons, emphasizing some …

'Yeti lives': Abominable Snowman is 'part polar bear and still roams the Himalayas'

Research by an University of Oxford scientist has found a genetic match between an ancient polar bear and samples said to come from the Yeti - suggesting the creature known as the Abominable Snowman is still living in the Himalayas<p>The Abominable Snowman in pictures<p>It is one of the world’s most …

InstaGhost app review: find out who your ghost followers are so that you can clean up your contacts list

Introduction<p>This is a handy little app for all you Instagrammers out there who are sick and tired of having your contacts list filled up with …

Let's Be Honest: 'GTA Online' Is In Beta

It’s been almost two weeks since Rockstar launched GTA Online, the online component of GTA 5, and the game is working better than it was before. After a few days of inaccessible servers, deleted characters and frequent connection problems, the pseudo-MMO is chugging along, not perfectly mind you, …

Rantmedia Games teases comeback of retro console ColecoVision

Mobile developer Rantmedia Games is teasing the return of retro gaming console ColecoVision via a website countdown.<p>Rantmedia, a company that proclaims itself as "rather fond of retro," is the team behind <i>Vectrex Regeneration</i>, an iOS emulator of the Vectrex console. ColecoVision shares a few …

In Pilot Program, The NSA Secretly Collected The Crown Jewel Of Metadata From Americans

Locational data is the ultimate form of metadata (i.e. data about communications as opposed to content) because it can reveal where a person has been over months or years.<p>Combined with other metadata, someone's entire life can be documented over time.<p>An official familiar with the test project told …

NSA director admits to misleading public on terror plots

The administration has been amping up stats about foiled plots to bolster support for mass surveillance<p>In so many words, NSA director Keith Alexander admitted Wednesday that the Obama administration had issued misleading information about terror plots and their foiling to bolster support for the …

[Updated] Why Two Hundred Twenty Eight Scholars Cautioned The APA

Update, Oct. 2. <i><br>I received the communication below from the APA Office of Public Affairs regarding the APA’s timeline in setting up the task force that is currently reviewing the 2005 policy statement. Also reiterated in the communication was what the task force’s scope will be as far as its review</i> …

Rockstar: 'GTA 5' Cops Not Racist

There’s a fan theory about GTA 5 travelling around the forum world — that the in-game cops are guilty of racially profiling. There are three protagonists in the game, two white, and one black, and people on the internet suspect that the police are a little more enthusiastic about enforcing the laws …

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How Much Protein Do I Need to Consume After a Workout?

Along with the typical clanking and banging of weights in the gym, you’ll often hear another sound: shaking. The quest for more muscle leads guys to …

5 Reasons Your Workouts Aren't Working

In the pursuit of a ripped six-pack and bulging biceps, more might not always mean better. In fact, working harder in the gym may set you farther …

Can a foot cream really do battle with HIV?

A drug commonly prescribed to treat nail fungus appears to come with a not-so-tiny side effect: killing HIV in cell cultures.<p>In a study performed at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, not only does the drug Ciclopirox rid infectious HIV from cell cultures, but the virus also doesn't bounce back …

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GTA 5 Phones Mock iPhone, Android & Windows Phone Users

GTA 5 takes jabs at the world we live in throughout the game, and when it comes to the phones used by characters in the game, there is no respite as …