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Meet David Brat, The Giant-Killer Who Knocked Off Eric Cantor

Who is David Brat, the slayer of a goliath of congressional politics, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor?<p>The man who rocked the political world Tuesday is a 52-year-old, passionate, self-described "free-market, Milton Friedman economist" and a professor at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. In …

Five Reasons China Won't Be A Big Threat To America's Global Power

China’s rapid economic rise and growing assertiveness in relations with other nations has provoked concern in Washington that America is facing a new rival for global dominance. World Bank estimates suggest China may surpass the purchasing power of the U.S. economy as early as this year, meaning …

Hillary's got a 'brain' teaser for Rove

Hillary Clinton on Friday took a good-humored shot at Karl Rove for suggesting recently that she may have suffered brain damage following a blood clot in 2012.<p>“I know he was called [George W.] ‘Bush’s brain’ in one of the books written about him, and I wish him well,” Clinton said laughing, when …

Apple's 2014 Product Roadmap: A Closer Look At What The Company May Release Before Year's End

That could all change very soon.<p>Judging by the rumors, we can expect to see some new products that are radically different than what Apple has today in addition to a few minor refreshes.<p>Here's a closer look at the products Apple will probably release this year.<p>The iPhone 6<p>Apple will probably …

Want to cut heat in the city? Paint the roads white

It’s fair to say we don’t give roads much thought unless they’re doing something wrong.<p>You certainly notice them when you run over a pothole, for example. But what about when they’re radiating heat on a hot summer’s day?<p>The effect of all those roads is estimated to increase city center temperatures …

Mad Men finale recap: Bert Cooper's farewell song.

Willa, Julia,<p>Was this demi-season, in the end, a battle between steely-eyed cynicism and starry-eyed hope?<p>Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to …

Recalls May Hurt GM's Reputation, But Drivers Still Buy The Cars

It’s already run up a record number of recalls, paid an all-time-high fine and faces possible criminal charges and even bigger penalties from the U.S. Justice Department. And that doesn’t even take into account the legal claims that could push to $10 billion or more.<p>Surprisingly, new car buyers …

Clinton touts 'indispensable' America in memoir excerpts

<b>(CNN)</b> – Hillary Clinton reflects on her long life in politics and her "unexpected" partnership with President Barack Obama in excerpts released Tuesday of her upcoming memoir.<p>In Clinton's "Hard Choices" – which is due out on June 10 – the former secretary of state writes that when making decisions …

5.5 Inch iPhone 6 To Go Into Production In August

Earlier we heard of a possible iPhone 6 release date for the 4.7 inch version of the handset, and now it would appear that we have some more …

Sandra Fluke, Boosted by '12 Fame, Eyes Calif. Senate

Earlier this year, Democratic activist and attorney Sandra Fluke made news after announcing she might run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by …

How Republicans became the “stupid” party: Turning right, refusing to recognize facts and change

We once had two centrist liberal parties. Here’s the story of how the GOP fringes took over the mainstream<p>In the United States, think tanks played their due part in the Republican realignment of 1980. In Washington, two Catholic conservatives, Edwin Feulner and Paul Weyrich, started the Heritage …

NRA stalls surgeon general pick

Obamacare may not hold up sensitive high-level health nominations in the Senate these days. But the NRA does.<p>The White House’s pick to serve as the nation’s top doctor has been stalled since February because the National Rifle Association opposes him. There’s no sign of movement and no clear …

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Keep Up Their Winning Streak

Same-sex marriage supporters continued to enjoy considerable legal momentum this week.<p>With officials in Oregon and Pennsylvania deciding not to challenge court decisions overturning bans on gay marriage, they became the 18th and 19th states where same-sex couples can be granted legal …

Seaport City: Neighborhood Built on Landfill May Be Coming to the East River

Though bearing little resemblance to its quaint East River neighbor, “Seaport City” could become a reality based on a new study released yesterday by …

Chris Christie’s cynical, self-serving plan to protect the donor class

Don’t buy the governor’s claims he had to use pension funds to balance the state’s budget. Just follow the money<p>The most troubling aspect of 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie's refusal this week to make necessary contributions to his state's pension system was not the budget maneuver …

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Mitch McConnell Opposes Changing Rules To End Filibuster Of Legislation

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that if he were to emerge as majority leader following this fall's elections, he'd prefer to keep in place the minority party's ability to filibuster legislation.<p>"I do not favor turning the Senate into a majoritarian …

With Pennsylvania, gay marriage gets its 18th straight win. Who needs the Supreme Court?

A judge just struck down Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban. You could be forgiven for yawning. This is the third marriage equality ruling just this …

Stabenow: Why I'm ready for Hillary

In 2016, we need to elect a president who has the experience to hit the ground running on day one. We need someone who has walked the walk, not just talked the talk.<p>We need someone who is extremely competent, extremely intelligent and extremely dedicated to the men, women and children of this …

Run, Bernie, run! A Sanders presidential candidacy is exactly what Dem Party needs

Why not? The Vermont socialist could play a crucial role in setting the 2016 Democratic policy platform<p>It's unclear if Sen. Bernie Sanders is talking about running for president because a) he's seriously considering running for president or b) he's just trying to earn his issues attention from the …

Geithner praises Obama

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner praised President Barack Obama on Sunday, saying he was "excellent in crisis."<p>“I had an amazingly good experience with this president in this White House, in the sense that my overwhelming experience was that this was a man very good at making decisions — …

On Immigration Reform, Chamber Of Commerce And Evangelicals Have A Lot Of Bark But Little Bite

WASHINGTON -- After the 2012 election, Republicans were supposed to have a wakeup call on immigration. The party lost the Latino vote badly, and it seemed clear that its long-term electoral viability depended on softening a hardline, anti-reform stance.<p>But presidential campaign considerations …

Here’s the iPhone 6: Bigger, thinner, improved camera, and more

Apple’s iPhone 6 was perhaps the most highly anticipated device of 2014. Now, after a long, suspenseful year full of rumors and contradictory …

Russian Prime Minister: Russia And The US 'Moving Toward A Second Cold War'

The two countries have seen a rapid increase in tensions over the Ukraine crisis. The U.S. and NATO accuse Russia of fomenting unrest in the country and have slapped sanctions on various Russian individuals and politicians. Russia maintains that the current Ukrainian government is fascist and …

Pat Sajak Says People Concerned About Climate Change Are 'Unpatriotic Racists'

"Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak is very active on Twitter. Among other topics, he tweets about climate change. A lot.<p>His latest tweet on the subject on Monday evening prompted dozens of replies:<p>He also lamented Twitter's 140-character limit to a fan who thought the tweet didn't go far …

Tim Geithner asks Bill Clinton for advice, and more banking reads

Elizabeth Warren: Thomas Piketty shows trickle-down economics don’t work — and never did

The Massachusetts senator on “Capital in the 21st Century,” her own new book and how to save the middle class<p>From her work on bankruptcy laws and her books on America's squeezed middle class, to her role as TARP watchdog and creator of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to her latest turn as …

Senators eye tax inversion bill — Wyden: ‘Committed’ to tax reform

<i>With an assist from Kim Dixon</i><p><b>R&D TAX CREDIT VOTE TODAY — REALLY.</b> A procedural snafu delayed the vote on the bill permanently extending the research and development tax credit, but it’s on today. Our Brian Faler has more: “The House is poised to approve legislation Friday permanently extending a tax …

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Solar panels return to the White House — Obama announces new efficiency, solar actions — Landrieu blames GOP for Keystone XL vote failure — DOE, FERC take argument over fine authority to court

<i>With help from Darius Dixon</i><p><b>SOLAR PANELS RETURN TO THE WHITE HOUSE:</b> Three decades after Ronald Reagan had Jimmy Carter’s solar panels tossed into the energy dust-bin, the White House has finished putting sun-powered electricity back on top of the executive mansion in a small but symbolic gesture. …

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Run, Joe, Run: Why Democrats Need a Biden Candidacy

Forget Elizabeth Warren. What the Democratic Party, and the nation, need is a real debate between Hillary Clinton's interventionism and the vice president's restraint.<p>Joe Biden’s prospective presidential candidacy is in danger of becoming a joke. Every week, some new Democratic bigwig pledges …