Miriam Twersky

28 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | @metwersky | Keep up with Miriam Twersky on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Miriam Twersky”

Iowa 2016: Who tops latest poll?

Hillary Clinton beats Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in potential 2016 matchups in Iowa, according to a new poll Friday.<p>Clinton, a Democrat, would best Rubio 48 percent to 37 percent and she runs ahead of Paul 46 percent to 42 percent, the Quinnipiac University poll found.<p>A closer …

Weiner fixes website photo gaffe

Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner revamped his campaign website’s homepage with a picture of the Big Apple’s skyline after the site had been displaying a photograph of Pittsburgh.<p>Weiner’s website initially featured a photograph of Pittsburgh’s Roberto Clemente bridge, …

The Collapse Of Public Infrastructure Spending In One Chart

The big news today is that a bridge in Washington collapsed, throwing cars into the water. Amazingly, nobody died.<p>This may revive debate about the need to spend more on infrastructure, which would have multiple positive effects.<p>Nothing is likely to happen, however.<p>That being said, here's a chart of …

Paula Broadwell: 'I have remorse'

Paula Broadwell says she has “remorse” for her role in the scandal that rocked Washington about six months ago.<p>“I have remorse for the harm that this has caused, the sadness it has caused my family and other families,” Broadwell, the former mistress of ex-CIA director David Petraeus, told ABC’s …

On Benghazi, Congress Could Take a Lesson From Beirut

After the 1983 attack in Lebanon, the opposition party worked with the president to solve a difficult national security problem, instead of pointing partisan fingers.<p>Bill Foley/AP<p>A horrible attack by a radical terrorist group on an American outpost in the Middle East resulted in the death of …

Glitches and mishaps on Weiner's first day of campaigning

Politico Playbook: Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., who resigned in 2011 after lewd online behavior, had his first day of campaigning on Thursday, May 23. Politico's John Harris joins Morning Joe to discuss why his opening day didn't seem to go off quite as planned.

5 Ways Student Loans Hurt Middle-Class Kids

Student loans are supposed to help middle-class kids pay for a college education, but these days they can do more harm than good. It's high time we did something about that.<p>If you imagine a world where the federal government and private lenders actually partner with students, instead of treating …

Working to improve nutrition in schools

<i>First lady Michelle Obama visited the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) earlier this month and praised the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, the 2010 law designed to make school lunches more nutritious. Audrey Rowe, the administrator of the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), oversees federal</i> …

New York Tabloids Make Virtually Identical Weiner Puns On The Front Page

Via Josh Brown, The Daily News and The New York Post are making virtually idential jokes following yesterday's news that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rebuked the idea that former US Congressman Anthony Weiner should be the mayor of New York City.

McDonald's joins forces with 136-year-old pasta firm in Italy

One is a famous Italian food brand that has been in the same family for four generations. The other is one of the biggest burger chains in the world. …

John Boehner On Immigration: We'll Do It, But 'Don't Ask Me How'

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he's confident the House will "work its will on immigration" reform and come to a deal -- he's just not sure how.<p>"We're not going to be stampeded by the White House or stampeded by the president," Boehner said at a press conference. …

Amid the rubble, laughter and tears for one family devastated by tornado

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — A little treasure in the debris of a home that once welcomed Rebecca Garland's four grandchildren gave her such a delight as her friends and family scoured the mountain of rubble for any mementos left behind by Monday's powerful tornado.<p>“This is where we measured the kids' …

'The Hangover Part III' Earns $3.1 Million On Wednesday Night

<i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> is, uh, reporting that Warner Bros’ <i>The Hangover part III</i> earned $3.1 million in its advance night/midnight screenings last night. Two years ago, <i>The Hangover part II</i> earned $10 million over the same period, although that was mostly via old-school midnight screenings. There are …

Nearly a Quarter of People in Greece and the U.S. Can't Afford Food

Hunger has grown dramatically in Europe since 2007<p>No matter where you're from, not having enough to eat is the ultimate signifier of economic distress. Food is the base of Maslow's hierarchy. It's the first concern in disaster zones. It's usually the last thing to go -- after the car and the nice …

McDonald's Gives Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey Free Food For A Year

"We can confirm that the local owner-operators of the McDonald's restaurants in Mr. Ramsey's neighborhood have connected with him and offered complimentary McDonald's food for the next year," spokesperson Heidi Barker revealed to Business Insider in an email.<p>The fast food chain also made a $10,000 …

McDonald's

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

This 9-Year-Old Girl Told McDonald's CEO: Stop Tricking Kids

It's not every day that a 9-year-old girl chastises the CEO of one of the world's biggest fast-food chains.<p>Yet that's exactly what young Hannah Robertson did Thursday morning at McDonald's annual shareholders meeting in Chicago. When the meeting opened up to questions, Hannah was first up at the …

Boy Scouts vote to lift ban on gay youth

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- The Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to end its controversial policy banning gay kids and teens from joining one of the nation's most popular youth organizations, ditching membership guidelines that had roiled the group in recent years.<p>Over 61 percent of Scouting's National …

Woolwich attack: MI5 knew of men suspected of killing Lee Rigby

The two suspects in the butchering to death of a British soldier had been known to the domestic security service MI5 and the police over an …

Removed: news agency feed article

The article that you tried to access, which was part of a feed supplied by a news agency, is no longer on available on the Guardian …

Design

Diners badly underestimate calories in fast-food meals

Teens underestimated the calories in fast-food meals by 34%; parents of school-age children by 23%; adults by 20%, study shows.<p>Many diners are gobbling far more calories in their fast-food meals than they realize, a new study shows.<p>Teens underestimated the calories in fast-food meals by 34%; …

Associated Press News

Father of slain man linked to Boston bombing suspect maintains son's innocence

The father of the man who was killed by FBI agents — after allegedly admitting he and Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev committed a triple homicide in 2011 — claims that his son is innocent and federal investigators made up their case against him.<p>Investigators say Ibragim Todashev told them …

DOD: Heckler pretended to be press

The woman who heckled President Barack Obama during his speech at the National Defense University on Thursday gained access to the closed event by saying she was a member of the press, the university said.<p>Medea Benjamin, the leader of the human rights activist group Code Pink, stood and shouted …

Nasa to lease Cape Canaveral shuttle launch pad

<b>Nasa is looking for commercial operators to lease a historic launch pad in Florida used for the first Moon missions and by the shuttles.</b><p>Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center has been unused since the Atlantis orbiter retired in 2011.<p>At least two privately owned space exploration companies …

Space Exploration