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'Don't forget Mexico': Man disrupts Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

A man brandishing a Mexican flag stained with blood-red paint disrupted Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance ceremony on Wednesday, as the …

Los Angeles Is A Sleeping Software Titan That’s About To Wake Up

By Adam Popescu9 minute Read<p>Los Angeles will never be Silicon Valley. Too often when they’re compared, L.A. gets the short end of the stick.<p>As a …

Startups

When AIPAC throws in the towel

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif after a ceremony at the United Nations in Geneva, …

American Aqueduct: The Great California Water Saga

A $25 billion plan, a small town, and a half-century of wrangling over the most important resource in the biggest state<p>Hood, California, is a farming town of 200 souls, crammed up against a levee that protects it from the Sacramento River. The eastern approach from I-5 and the Sacramento suburb of …

Kristol: Maher tea party charge 'bull'

The Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol fired back at liberal comic Bill Maher for saying the tea party was about President Barack Obama being black, calling the claim “total bulls—-.”<p>Maher began by slamming the tea party for condemning the bailouts during his HBO program “Real Time with Bill …

Los Angeles moves toward $15.37 wage for hotels

<b>(Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)</b><p>Tuesday vote brings second-largest city one step closer to setting nation’s highest wage mandate<p>Josh Eidelson<p>February 26, 2014 3:36pm (UTC)<p>In a unanimous Tuesday vote, a Los Angeles City Council committee voted to authorize a study on nearly doubling the minimum wage for …

L.A. storm: Coastal cities brace for rock slides, flooding, high surf

With hundreds of homes in the San Gabriel foothills under threat of mudslides and debris flows Friday, coastal communities are also facing their own series of threats from the storm: Rock slides, high surf and potential flooding.<p>As a second, more powerful storm sweeps across the region, the<p>National …

Weather

Joe Biden in Winter

<i>“The only thing I know is I ain’t changing my brand. I know what I believe. I’m confident in what I know. And I’m gonna say it. And if folks like it, wonderful. If they don’t like it, I understand.”</i><p><i>Vice President Joe Biden and I were riding the Amtrak to Philly on a frigid February day. I had asked</i> …

A healthy dose of redistribution

THE growing gap between rich and poor is a defining feature of 21st-century America. Barack Obama devoted time to the conundrum of income inequality …

Suicides in the Army decline sharply

A historic pattern of rising suicides among soldiers that tormented the Army for nearly 10 years reversed dramatically in 2013.<p>FORT CARSON, Colo. — Suicides in the Army fell by 19% in 2013, dramatically reversing a rising trend plaguing the Army for nearly 10 years.<p>There were 150 suicides among …

More Republicans Push For Fixing, Not Repealing, Obamacare

A rift is growing between Tea Party activists and other Republicans over health care.<p>Some influential conservatives are now saying the Affordable Care Act is too entrenched to repeal.<p>Take the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an influential business lobbying group. When the ACA passed in 2010, the chamber …

Former Christie Ally Alleges Governor Knew About Lane Closures

David Wildstein, the former New Jersey official who oversaw the George Washington Bridge lane closings that caused traffic havoc for the city of Fort …

Maria Shriver's Report, 'A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,' Reveals The Financial Struggles Of American Women

One-third of American women are living at or near the brink of poverty.<p>That's one of the key findings from <i>The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink</i>, a new report coauthored by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress. The report features extensive research on women's …

Obamacare enrolment numbers reveal critical lack of young customers

The scale of the challenge still facing the Obama administration over the president's healthcare was starkly exposed on Monday when new figures showed that less than a third of people signing up for health insurance plans are under 35.<p>In its first release of a demographic breakdown since the …

Lebanon blast in Hezbollah-controlled area kills at least four

AMMAN, Jordan -- Lebanon's capital was rocked again Thursday by what appeared to be a sectarian car bombing that tore through a stronghold of the Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah, killing at least four people. More than 70 were wounded.<p>The explosion struck a residential neighborhood in southern Beirut …

Rose Parade hosts gay wedding

PASADENA, Calif. — Standing atop a giant wedding cake float, Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair exchanged vows New Year's Day in the first same-sex marriage during the Tournament of Roses Parade.<p>Throngs of spectators cheered as the men, dressed in dark suits, faced each other and held hands before the …

14 dates to watch in 2014

Mark your calendars and buckle up: 2014 is an election year with control of the Senate, House and 36 governorships at stake.<p>A key enrollment deadline for President Barack Obama’s health law looms, as does a major Supreme Court ruling on its contraception coverage requirements. The battle for the …

Paul Ryan Is Popular in Iowa, but Not Hillary Clinton Popular

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For some reason the <i>Des-Moines Register</i> wants to know how people feel about potential 2016 …

Immigration hurdle: Obamacare

The flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act has endangered another of President Barack Obama’s top agenda items: Immigration reform.<p>It’s forcing the White House and its allies to confront a basic, but politically potent, criticism. If the government can’t build a website, how can it be trusted to …

This is the ad every Democrat should be scared of in 2014

Ending Spending, a conservative outside group dedicated to, well, ending (government)spending, is running an ad in New Hampshire that will be replicated endlessly by Republican candidates and groups in the 2014 midterm election.<p>Here's the ad.<p>The ad, which was produced by GOP media consultant Larry …

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Santorum ties Obamacare, Mandela

As condolences and reflections followed the passing of Nelson Mandela, Rick Santorum linked the injustices the former South African president fought and Obamacare.<p>“He was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this …

Limbaugh hits Mandela-Obama link

Rush Limbaugh on Friday slammed President Barack Obama for trying to do “everything and anything he can to link himself to” Nelson Mandela in the wake of the death of the anti-apartheid leader and former South African president.<p>Limbaugh told his listeners that the White House, along with the media, …

Clinton recalls lessons from Mandela

Former President Bill Clinton on Friday remembered powerful advice Nelson Mandela gave him: Don’t give your enemies more than you have to.<p>“He said, ‘I realized they could take every single thing away from me except my mind and my heart. Those things I would have to give them. And I decided not to …