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Obama off-the-cuff and full of swagger: State of the Union leaves GOP enraged

President’s speech avoided all-out triumphalism – but also an olive branch, as Republicans insisted ‘he needs to remember he’s lost the election’<p>Obama’s defiant State of the Union vows equality over hostility Complete coverage: State of the Union 2015 updates and analysis<p>When Barack Obama looked …

U.S. Politics

Barack Obama Warns Against Terrorist Fear Factor In State of the Union

President Obama had a mixed message for Congress on terrorism in his State of the Union address Tuesday: don’t fear terrorists, but do authorize me …

Obama's speech draws unsparing reviews from Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew unsparing morning-after reviews Wednesday from majority Republicans in …

What didn't make the State of the Union?

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama used Tuesday night's State of the Union address to demand action on progressive priorities — but his silence on a number of key issues spoke just as loudly as his words.<p>In the 70-minute-long address, the President gave only lip service to immigration reform. He made …

How the 2016 Presidential Contenders Responded to Obama's State of the Union

Terry Ashe—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Terry Ashe—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Charlie Neibergall—AP<p>Scott J. Ferrell—CQ-Roll …

Chris Christie: Obama's SOTU 'was a campaign speech'

<b>WASHINGTON (CNN) —</b> Gov. Chris Christie said President Barack Obama's State of the Union address was "a bit disconnected from reality," arguing that it felt like a "campaign speech" and that the President failed to strike a tone of unity.<p>"I thought the most ironic part of what the President said …

State of the Union: Obama's Economic Proposals Add to Growing 2016 Debate

With both parties in Washington fixated on finding new ideas to help America's middle class, President Barack Obama in his State of the Union Tuesday called for universal, free community college, guaranteed paid sick leave and more tax hikes on the wealthy, using his bully pulpit to set policy …

Before/After Photos: Haircolor, Style Trends 2015, 2016: My Journey To Ice Princess: Why I Love The Winter-White, Platinum Hair Look

It’s pretty hard to avoid the “<i>Frozen</i> effect” these days. The Disney behemoth has pretty much inserted its way into every aspect of our lives—even …

Hairstyling

US spies link Litvinenko killing to Kremlin

According to the report, the National Security Agency (NSA) obtained electronic messages sent between London and Moscow shortly after the Kremlin critic was poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 while drinking tea at a hotel in the British capital in 2006.<p>British authorities received the evidence, …

Russia

Here’s What Happened in Mobile Marketing This Week

In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories in mobile marketing and advertising we’ve been following this week.<p><b>SMS Is Today’s Trump Card</b> …

The ugly truth about “American Sniper”

It’s not as apolitical as critics make it out to be. Clint Eastwood’s film offers a warped vision of Iraq and Islam<p>As controversy rages over <i>American Sniper</i>, many supporters of the movie have suggested that it's apolitical and shouldn't be construed as supportive of war or bigotry; that it's merely …

Japanese hostage feared killed as government says will not give in to terrorism

The unverified audio message says that captive Haruna Yukawa has been killed, and that captors are now asking for a prisoner exchange rather than ransom<p>Isil jihadists are feared to have beheaded one of two Japanese hostages for whom they had demanded $200 million in ransom in a video released last …

Face slimmers and intuitive car ears: Japan’s seven craziest trends

Some ideas spilling out of Tokyo — like sparkling pet drinks and ringbinder safety helmets — are almost too bizarre to believe.<p>Others start to sound …

The Oil Crash Is Making The Strong Stronger

Houston, America's fourth-largest city, is poised between the joys of cheap fuel and the pain of the industry which produces it. Dave Lesar, chief executive of Halliburton, which provides drilling and pumping services, says its customers are cutting spending by 25-30%. On January 21st BHP Billiton, …

Oil & Gas Industry

Obama in India: Women dressed as brides to welcome US President Barack Obama

The US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle left for India from Washington on January 24. Photo:PTI<p>The US president Barack Obama will be …

America’s Counterterrorism Campaign In Yemen Is "Paralyzed"

Supporters of separatist Southern Movement demonstrate to demand the separation of the south Yemen, in the country's southern port city of Aden Thomson Reuters<p>The United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against al Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by …

Oil Companies Are Looking At 'Outright Liquidations'

Conway Mackenzie, the largest restructuring firm in the US, says that oil drillers will begin shutting down as soon as the second quarter, followed closely by explorers, according to Bloomberg's Joe Carroll.<p>The game changed when on Jan. 5 crude broke $50 per barrel for the first time since April …

Google explains why it's not fixing web security in old Android phones

You might not be happy that Google isn't fixing a web security flaw in your older Android phone, but the search giant now says that it has some good reasons for holding off. As the company's Adrian Ludwig explains, it's no longer viable to "safely" patch vulnerable, pre-Android 4.4 versions of …

Android News

15 programming languages you need to know in 2015

If you're a programmer, these are good times. Jobs in the segment are projected to grow 8% over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of …

Apps

Boko Haram May Have Just Pulled Off One Of The Worst Terrorist Attacks Ever

The attack took place in a part of the country that Nigerian army has proved unwilling to hold — and that the government in Abuja has been remarkably unwilling to even contest. Years of institutional rot and regional tension have helped enable one of the most vicious jihadist insurgencies on …

Amazon Made This Man Wealthy — Here's How His New Company Will Try To Take It On

Quidsi's founders, Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara, made a killing, but the sale wasn't entirely sweet.<p>Before the acquisition, Amazon had more-or-less declared a pricing war against Diapers.com. Amazon started offering deep discounts on diapers. Not long after Amazon started its aggressive price …