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Sen. Ted Cruz Has House Republicans Seeing Red

House Republicans, meet Sen. Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz, House Republicans.<p>Given the surprise expressed by some House members at the Texas senator's approach to the defunding of Obamacare, perhaps an introduction was in order.<p>A few dozen House members Wednesday morning successfully coerced a reluctant …

Cruz vows to do 'everything necessary' to defund health law

WASHINGTON – Sen.<p>Ted Cruz(R-Texas) vowed to do “everything necessary and anything possible” to ensure passage of legislation that would strip the new healthcare law of some of its funding, assuring HouseRepublicansof his full support for a strategy that could risk a government shutdown.<p>At a news …

Republicans

House GOP Plays Hardball on Obamacare, but Next Steps Remain Unclear

When asked at a Her­it­age Found­a­tion event on Thursday what the House strategy would be if the Sen­ate re­jects House Re­pub­lic­ans’ con­tinu­ing …

Republicans

Mayweather vs. Alvarez Fight Reportedly Draws Record $150 Million PPV Revenue

Link to Media<p>Every time Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. steps into the ring, he tends to break some sort of record.<p>In last weekend's fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, a record of almost $150 million in pay-per-view money was generated in total, according to ESPN's <i>SportsCenter</i>.<p>Mayweather would finish …

Boxing

GTA V makes $800m in one day, guns down Call of Duty

Grand Theft Auto V has hijacked <i>Call of Duty</i>'s record for the most money made by a video game in a single day. The latest instalment in Rockstar's …

Grand Theft Auto

Marjorie Hill, Gay Men's Health Crisis CEO, Allegedly Forced Out After Angering Clients, Staff: Report

<i>By Mathew Katz, DNA Info</i><p>CHELSEA — The head of the city's largest AIDS service organization was forced out by the board of directors after she angered clients and staff, DNAinfo New York has learned.<p>Gay Men's Health Crisis announced Monday that CEO Marjorie Hill would leave the organization after …

“Grand Theft Auto V” Made $800 Million In 24 Hours

Take-Two Interactive Software’s highly anticipated video game <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> went on sale Tuesday at midnight, but it has already broken records by surpassing $800 million in global sales in its first 24 hours, setting a new record for the highest-grossing launch day sales of any entertainment …

Gun groups so far unfazed by Starbucks' new policy

It was business as usual at Starbucks one day after CEO Howard Schultz said guns were no longer welcome at any of its cafes.<p>The nation's largest gun rights groups have this early response to Starbucks no longer "welcoming" guns in its stores: Yawn.<p>Sure, the blogosphere has been on fire over the …

Understanding Calico: Larry Page, Google Ventures, and the quest for immortality

Radical life extension is a dream shared by many top Googlers<p>Yesterday, Google CEO Larry Page announced what is perhaps his company’s most audacious project: a life science startup called Calico that will pursue solutions for aging and its associated diseases. As <i>Time Magazine</i> put it, Calico hopes …