Greg Marbais

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Palin hints at tea party primaries

Sarah Palin, who supported losing Senate candidate Steve Lonegan in New Jersey and the efforts to defund Obamacare in a government funding bill that led to the shutdown, said the focus after losing both fights should be on 2014.<p>“Friends, do not be discouraged by the shenanigans of D.C.’s permanent …

Obama says shutdown caused 'completely unnecessary damage' to economy

President Barack Obama said Thursday, as the federal government blinked back to life, that the 16-day shutdown and threat of national default had inflicted “completely unnecessary damage on our economy.”<p>“The American people are completely fed up with Washington,” he said from the White House. …

Iran Nuclear Talks Continued In Geneva As Washington Debated The Budget

BEIRUT -- While most of Washington was caught up in the intense gamesmanship over the budget and the debt ceiling, the Obama administration quietly carried on with the second stage of its promising negotiations with the government of Iran over its nuclear program.<p>Meeting in Geneva this week for the …

Homemade Is the New Organic

Meatloaf isn't good enough anymore. How media raised the bar for home cooking<p>I can sense when the question is on the tip of someone’s tongue. By now, the cocktails have turned watery. The tinkle of forks has softened. The conversation turns away from news, friends, or families, to cooking. “So …

China’s newest whistleblowing activists are the angry mistresses of corrupt officials

Hell hath no fury: 15% of whistleblowers who reported cases of Chinese government corruption via the internet over the past year were the unhappy mistresses of party officials.<p>That figure, from an analysis (link in Chinese) by the Legal Daily, a publication run by China’s Ministry of Justice, comes …

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McConnell Accused of 'Kentucky Kickback'

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment