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'Scandal' Ripped From the Headlines: 6 Real-Life Political Scandals on the Show

From start to finish, each episode of the hit ABC television show "Scandal" is a drama-filled hour of revelations, suspense and, most importantly, …

Why Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Don't Really Matter

The numbers Congress is clamoring for don't really tell us much about the law's prospects for success.<p>There’s one small problem with the Obamacare enrollment figures the Obama administration is under so much pressure to release: They’re nearly useless.<p>Lawmakers, reporters, and outside stakeholders …

The Right’s Slavery Obsession

‘This isn’t racist,’ but the federal debt is as bad as slavery, says Alaska’s ex-governor. Nothing about that statement is accurate—and it only …

Democrats on Obamacare: ‘Let Us Not Despair but Act’

Re­pub­lic­ans and Demo­crats clung to their tra­di­tion­al rhet­or­ic as Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Sec­ret­ary Kath­leen Se­beli­us test­i­fied …

Guns Go Down in the NRA’s Backyard

In the most powerful gun lobby’s home state, an extreme position on background checks may have cost a Republican candidate his race. What Virginia …

26 Classes We Wish Our Schools Had Offered

From classes on <i>South Park</i> to the works of Joss Whedon and beyond, John Green takes us through the courses we totally wish we could have taken when we …

Supreme Court Case Puts Public Prayer Back In The Spotlight

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case questioning the use of prayer at government meetings. But first, the marshal will ask "God" to "save the United States and this honorable court."<p>In 1983, the high court ruled that legislatures could begin their sessions with a prayer, as …

Five year old genius proves wise beyond his years, disses free Sony tablet for iPad [Video] (Updated)

[youtube http://youtu.be/XFxjy7f9RpY&start=300]<p><b>UPDATE: It looks like ABC removed the video from YouTube and Hulu. Maybe Sony wasn’t too pleased with the poor product placement?</b><p><b>UPDATE 2: There’s currently another version of the video below the fold.. for now.</b><p><b>UPDATE 3: Alas, ABC has made the clip</b> …

Apple details how it handles customer data, discloses government information request stats

In light of the recent reporting in regards to the NSA and governments across the world and their connection to the data that technology companies hold on their customers, Apple has published a lengthy document detailing its customer privacy policies.<p>We believe that our customers have a right to …

Apple privacy report details government queries

The "vast majority" of the requests for information that Apple gets from law enforcement pertain to lost or stolen devices, while a "small fraction" relate to iTunes, iCloud, or other accounts.<p>Apple says that the "vast majority" of the requests for information that it gets from law enforcement are …

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