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Is Tumblr Shrinking?

Yahoo bought Tumblr because Tumblr has millions of young users. But are they sticking around?<p>Last November, David Karp posted on Tumblr's staff blog. "I have an exciting and slightly overwhelming milestone to share with you," the site's founder and CEO said. "Tumblr has broken into the Top 10 sites …

Senate Resolution Will Call On Olympics Officials To Oppose Russia's Anti-LGBT Law

Sen. Jeff Merkley will introduce the resolution. The measure will call on the International Olympic Committee to oppose Russia's anti-LGBT propaganda law and protect athletes and spectators from discrimination at the Winter Olympics.<p>WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Merkley plans to introduce a Senate …

Time To Place Your Bets On The New Doctor Who

UPDATED: The BBC has announced that the newest Time Lord will be unveiled on Sunday -- here's what you need to know about the big reveal and the odds on the top candidates.

Chris Christie Is Done Talking About Rand Paul

"We're not here to talk about that kind of nonsense," Christie says.<p>MILWAUKEE — Chris Christie really doesn't want to talk about Rand Paul anymore.<p>After a week of back-and-forth barbs between two of the Republican Party's most prominent lawmakers, the New Jersey governor seemed to have no interest …

What Must Be Done To Prevent Future Detroits

It shouldn't be this way.<p>When a company goes bankrupt, most of its workers' pension benefits are insured through the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, a federal government entity established under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.<p>Congress should extend ERISA or a similar set …

DC's Version Of The Royal Baby Is A Gigantic Flower That Smells Like Poo

The suspense is killing me!

Two Political Stories, Hold the False Equivalence

How to begin chronicling a reality that historians will want to explain<p>Something truly remarkable is underway in party politics at the moment. One of our national parties has lost the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections, and its future on the national level looks worse than …

Senate Approves Gina McCarthy As EPA Chief Despite Stiff GOP Opposition

The 59-40 vote, after a four-month standoff by Republicans, puts McCarthy in direct charge of implementing Obama's strategy of using the agency's powers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.<p>The prospect - centred on plans to cut emissions from existing power plants - has …

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty and Goes Free

The jury in the George Zimmerman murder trial has found Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.<p>Zimmerman, who faced the possibility of …

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Flipboard for Journalists

Inside Flipboard / June 5, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

Progressives: Clinton must win us

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hillary Clinton was far from the darling of the left in the 2008 election. But here at the largest annual gathering of progressives, many said they’re ready to get behind a Hillary 2016 bid — though she shouldn’t take them for granted.<p>In more than two dozen interviews at the …

Does San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Want To Be The Vice Presidential Nominee In 2016?

Check out his Twitter account.<p>While the speech was well-received, a new poll by Latino Decisions of 2012 presidential voters finds that his popularity in the Latino community makes him a favorite to be named vice presidential nominee in 2016.<p>The question posed was, "If Democratic Presidential …

Clinton's answer to has-been charge

Republicans in search of an attack line against Hillary Clinton have begun to cast her as a tired relic of the past — an implicit contrast to their own bench of up-and-comers like hip hop-listening Marco Rubio and libertarian-leaning Rand Paul.<p>But Democrats are confident that giving voters the …

GOP Says, Why Not Delay That Health Care Law, Like, Forever?

Sensing that recent delays in key portions of the Affordable Care Act have caught the Obama administration at a weak point in its rollout of the law, Republicans in Congress are doubling down on their efforts to cripple the measure, at least in the eyes of the public if not in fact.<p>"Rather than a …

Here Are The House Republicans Who Could Save Immigration Reform

Today is the day that various pundits and reporters have declared "dead" any chance of meaningful immigration reform becoming law this year.<p>The reason: Most House Republicans represent districts dominated by white conservative constituents. They won't feel compelled to move on a bill that paves a …

George Zimmerman Tells Judge He Won't Testify

After nearly 17 months at the center of the highly charged case, George Zimmerman told a Florida judge that he would not testify at his murder …

The Power of Gabby Giffords

Her language is so simple, but each word holds a world of emotion.<p>Clasping her husband Mark Kelly's hand, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords stutter-stepping onto the Music Tent stage at the Aspen Ideas Festival, where she drew three standing ovations.<p>The first came when she walked onto the …

I was raised like Paula Deen

<b>Paula Dean (AP/Peter Kramer)</b><p>Racism was so ingrained in my Southern family, they never even realized they were racist. Now we no longer speak<p>Dustin Rowles<p>June 29, 2013 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pajiba.<p>Paula Deen is a racist, and like a lot of racists in the South, she honestly …

Rachel Jeantel Explained, Linguistically

Let’s face it, none of us would want to be Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel in the last couple of days. Much of the country is laughing at the …

Flipboard Is Coming to Windows

Inside Flipboard / June 26, 2013<p>As reported earlier today, Flipboard will be coming to Windows later this year.<p>Flipboard will be custom-made for this …

Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The final vote count was 68–32, legislation now moves to the House.<p>WASHINGTON — The Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform Thursday, shifting the focus to the Republican-controlled House where prospects for reform remain dim.<p>With the Senate chamber's galleries packed with tourists and …

Can Marco Rubio Survive The Anti-Immigration Backlash?

Immigration position "may influence some people right now, but right now is not 2016," Sen. Chuck Grassley said.<p>WASHINGTON — The casual reader of conservative news sites and blogs could be forgiven for thinking immigration reform has doomed Sen. Marco Rubio's once promising career and status as …

Davis: 'We're still going to fight'

Wendy Davis has a message for Rick Perry: Bring it on.<p>“They may roll over us. They probably will, but they underestimate the consequences of doing so,” Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat who led a nearly 13-hour filibuster to derail an abortion bill in Texas this week, told the Dallas Morning News on …

Michelle Obama joins Instagram

You can now follow the first lady on Instagram.<p>Michelle Obama has joined the photo-sharing app and posted her first picture on Thursday. The snapshot shows FLOTUS with daughter Malia in Africa.<p>"My first instagram!" the caption reads. "So inspired and so impressed by these extraordinary young women. …

IRS debate shifts again

Democrats spent the week trying to create a new narrative in the tea party targeting scandal: Progressives were scrutinized too.<p>Now the debate is shifting again — this time to the question of which groups were scrutinized the most.<p>In a letter to Michigan Rep. Sander Levin, the top Democrat on the …