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Americans Are Painfully Aware of How Broke They Are

The economic recovery is nearly five years old, but many Americans are feeling financially worse off than they were in 2008 according to study …

Full Text Of Obama’s 2014 State of the Union

<b>Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery</b><p><b>State of the Union Address</b><p><b>Tuesday, January 28, 2014</b><p><b>Washington, D.C.</b><p><i>As Prepared for</i> …

NSA Could Be Watching You Play Angry Birds

President Barack Obama’s speech earlier this month outlined modest new limitations on the National Security Agency’s use of data it harvests from …

Know your history: Fast facts on State of the Union address

The viewership numbers for the State of the Union address on Tuesday night are hardly expected to compete against an NFL championship game or most other major competitions in sport-obsessed America.<p>An estimated 30 million people will watch President Obama’s prime time TV address before Congress, …

Robert Reich: Where is the angry middle-class revolution?

Our incomes are shrinking while the 1 percent profits. Change will only happen when the middle class gets mad<p>People ask me all the time why we don’t have a revolution in America, or at least a major wave of reform similar to that of the Progressive Era or the New Deal or the Great Society.<p>Middle …

Paul Ryan is wrong: Wealthiest Americans are not “makers,” they’re mercenary takers

Richest Americans are takers: Only place money is trickling from these job-creating “makers” is in their pockets<p>The top individuals on the 2013 Forbes 400 list are generally believed to be makers of great companies or concepts. They are the role models of Paul Ryan, who laments, "We're going to a …

Dark lands: the grim truth behind the 'Scandinavian miracle'

Television in Denmark is rubbish, Finnish men like a drink – and Sweden is not exactly a model of democracy. Why, asks one expert, does everybody think the Nordic region is a utopia?<p>Nordic nations respond to the original article<p>For the past few years the world has been in thrall to all things …

Has Rahul Gandhi come of age?

<b>Rahul Gandhi says he is sure about wanting to change the system, empower women, deepen democracy, open up politics to the young and make India a world-beating manufacturing hub.</b><p>That's going by his first formal interview on Monday night, a decade after becoming the latest member of the India's …

Congress secretly approves U.S. weapons flow to 'moderate' Syrian rebels | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to “moderate” Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according U.S. and European security officials.<p>People stand on a street lined …

US tech giants to reveal spy agency demands

The US government and leading internet companies have agreed to a compromise allowing companies to reveal how often they are ordered to turn over information about their customers in national security investigations.<p>The Justice Department announced the deal on Monday with Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, …

Sochi Winter Olympics: activist alleges cost overruns and conflicts of interest

A website launched on Monday by anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny paints a vivid picture of suspected cost overruns and other apparent abuses including conflicts of interest at the Sochi Winter Olympics.<p>Russia has spent about £30bn to deliver the Sochi Olympics, which run from 7-23 February, …

Angry Birds and 'leaky' phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data

The National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities to take advantage of "leaky" smartphone apps, such as the wildly popular Angry Birds game, that transmit users' private information across the internet, according to top secret documents.<p>The data pouring onto …

Union corruption claims back need for building watchdog, says Eric Abetz

The workplace minister, Eric Abetz, says a looming judicial inquiry into union slush funds, and the Coalition’s proposed building industry watchdog, are both required to stamp out corruption in the construction industry.<p>A joint investigation by the ABC and Fairfax Media has exposed allegations of …

Tech giants reach White House deal on NSA surveillance of customer data

• Deal ends months of wrangling before secret Fisa court • Companies can disclose more information on data turned over<p>The Obama administration has reached a deal with a number of technology giants, allowing the companies to disclose more information on customer data they are compelled to share with …

Union corruption claims dismissed by Mick Gatto as 'witch hunt'

Business figure rejects involvement in alleged corrupt dealings in building industry, blaming political agenda<p>Melbourne identity Mick Gatto has denied being involved in corrupt building industry dealings, saying the allegations are part of a witch hunt and a Liberal government agenda.<p>A joint …