Erin Whitfield

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Nuclear Energy

Doing Business With Post-Sanctions Iran: Risks and Opportunities

After the nuclear deal was reached, foreign countries and companies appear to be rushing to rekindle business with the Islamic Republic, which had been cut off from global trade. Iranian leaders have reciprocated the interest in conducting business -- in many areas including technology, arms, …

South Asia

2016 on Tap: CNN Politics Debate Recap with Mark Preston

As part of 2016 Election Central, we will interview a key member of CNN’s political team after each debate. They’ll break down who was helped and hurt by the previous night’s jousting and give us a peek into what we should watch for in the week ahead. Today’s insight comes from CNN Politics …

Donald Trump Still in the Lead After Debates: New NBC News/SurveyMonkey Poll

If Donald Trump's comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly are hurting his standing in the Republican primary, it's not showing in the numbers.<p>According to the latest NBC News Online Poll conducted by SurveyMonkey, Trump is at the top of the list of GOP candidates that Republican primary voters …

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10 Essential Life Lessons I've Learned From My Awesome Grandma

My grandma will turn 80 in June and she is completely out of f*cks to give.<p>I've never seen my grandma without her hair done and makeup on. She's not a vain person — at least not in the way your stereotypical <i>Real Housewife</i> is vain. She just wants to look her best at all times. She even puts her …


Rand Paul’s Benghazi insanity: Why the 2016 contender is campaigning on crazy

Facing problems on his right flank, Rand Paul runs on the right’s favorite conspiracy theory<p>Hillary Clinton is officially running for president, and that means the blissful hiatus in Republican Benghazi hysterics we’ve been enjoying of late has now come to a close. The Republican members of the …


Ready for Hillary? That Depends on Whether Hillary Is Ready for the Attacks

In one of the more surreal emails of the still-young 2016 presidential campaign, John Podesta, Bill Clinton's former chief of staff, sent a note to Democratic supporters and the media yesterday afternoon that included the line "I wanted to make sure you heard it first from me -- it's official: …


A bad omen for 2016: Why Bill Kristol’s attack on Hillary Clinton should worry Democrats

Hillary Clinton has only started running, but the press is bored already<p>At this point, so many political journalists have said they fear having to cover a Bush-Clinton rematch in 2016 that it’s nearly become a cliché. But a thought does not have to be original to be legitimate, and I certainly …


What Hillary Clinton can learn from Veep, 24 and Lisa Simpson

Clinton can look to film and TV for presidential pointers if she wins in 2016<p>What with there having been no female leaders behind the desk of the Oval office, we all – Hillary Clinton included – should look to film and television to work out how, conceivably, the world’s most powerful position …

My Favorite Reality Show: The Primaries Begins With Hillary's Launch

My favorite reality television series -- the U.S. Presidential Primary Season -- is about to begin with this weekend's expected announcement of Hillary Clinton's candidacy.<p>This political extravaganza combines "American Idol," or an open-microphone audition, with "Survivor" in which contestants are …


What's in the Iran deal?

President Barack Obama said that the framework agreement announced Thursday between Iran and six world powers is a “good deal” that will increase Iran’s nuclear breakout time from around two to three months to more than a year.<p>But, of course, the devil’s in the details. Here they are, according to …

South Asia

Ukraine crisis: British trainers assist Ukrainian military

<b>British military personnel have started training members of the Ukrainian army fighting pro-Russian rebels, the BBC has learned.</b><p>The 35 trainers are working in the southern city of Mykolaiv and will spend about two months in the country.<p>They will train forces in eastern Ukraine in medicine and …

US and Iran close in on nuclear deal as talks resume

The two sides are near to settling the vital question of Iran's capacity to enrich uranium<p><b>America</b> and <b>Iran</b> are close to clearing the “biggest hurdle” standing in the way of a deal over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions by agreeing to restrictions on the latter’s ability to enrich uranium.<p>The size of Iran’s …

Obama refused to give Russia a 'red line' with Ukraine

But, speaking at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Obama wouldn't say at what point he would do so.<p>"There's not going to be any specific point at which I say, 'Ah, clearly lethal defensive weapons would be appropriate here,'" Obama said after a reporter asked if he had a "red …


Ukraine crisis: Minsk deal brings 'glimmer of hope' that end could be in sight

Deal struck after Vladimir Putin put unprecedented pressure on separatist leaders, but leaders warn "much work" still to be done<p>It was neither a comprehensive solution or a breakthrough, and Angela Merkel spoke only of a “glimmer of hope.” But after a gruelling 16 hour negotiating session in Minsk …

6 Trends That Will Dominate Halloween 2014

Walter White was so 2013. Which looks are going to generate the most cash this year? Check 'em out.

Breaking Bad

11 Things Men Think About Sharing a Bed With You

All the emotional stages he goes through, from "Aww" to "Where are the covers?"<p><b>1. First to third times sleeping over:</b> This is amazing. There's nothing like getting to fall asleep snuggled up against someone. She looks so adorable resting on that pillow. It's like snuggling a Pomeranian except she …


Happy Halloween From the GOP

Republicans have adopted a Halloween-themed campaign strategy that they hope will incite voters to run screaming from Democrats.<p>The GOP message: Americans should be very, very afraid because the homeland is under attack from ghouls and goblins manifest as Ebola and ISIS. Republicans even threaten …

Osama Bin Laden

David Zinn’s Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor | Colossal

<p>Since 1987, artist and illustrator David Zinn has stalked the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, creating temporary illustrations with chalk and …

The Ohio State Marching Band’s Tribute To Classic TV Made For A Spectacular Halftime Show

Ohio State, and the Big Ten as a whole, had a pretty awful football weekend (and it was nearly even worse). But not everyone at OSU had a tough time on the gridiron. At least the band kids stepped up!<p>The “TV Land” tribute to classic television by OSU’s famed marching band during halftime of the …