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Rubio on stimulus: 5 years of failure

Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday will release a video to mark the fifth anniversary of President Barack Obama’s signing of the economic stimulus bill, charging that the measure “clearly failed.”<p>“If you recall five years ago, the notion was that if the government spent all this money — that, by the way, …

We must give the land back: America’s brutality toward Native Americans continues today

<b>Sioux Indians, six of whom were present at the Battle of Little Big Horn, gather in Custer State Park in the Black Hills area of Custer, S.D. on Sept. 2, 1948. (AP)</b><p>Americans have unjustly taken vast tracts of land. This Presidents’ Day, let’s uphold our treaties and return it<p>Steven Salaita<p>February …

Ted Cruz just doomed the GOP — but not in the way you think

<b>Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, John Cornyn (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/Hyungwon Kang)</b><p>He won a small battle with his debt limit gambit, but also made the GOP’s extortion tactics much harder. Here’s why<p>Brian Beutler<p>February 17, 2014 12:45pm (UTC)<p>Last week the seams holding together …

Obama's itchy trigger finger on drone strikes: what happened to due process?

<i>Terrorism (ter-ror-ism; see also terror) n. 1. When a foreign organization kills an American for political reasons.</i><p><i>Justice (jus-tice) n. 1. When the United States Government uses a drone to kill an American for political reasons.</i><p>How’s that morning coffee treating you? Nice and warming? Mmmm.<p>While …

The Snowden Effect, Continued

Release the hounds.<p><i>"The reporters conferred with Snowden to negotiate release of the material and then used their extensive backgrounds covering national security to explore the purloined files and reveal their stunning import on the Website Guardian US, describing how the NSA gathered information</i> …

Peace talks collapse as Taliban execute 23 Pakistani soldiers

Government negotiators pull out of negotiations due on Monday as politicians condemn latest killings<p>A Pakistan Taliban faction announced the execution of 23 soldiers on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to already dwindling hopes that peace talks might end years of violence.<p>The militant group had been …

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Worker lauded for inviting teen with autism to help him stock supermarket<p>Good Samaritans join police in dramatic car fire rescue: Video<p>Officer …

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Beijing blasts UN report on North Korea

Beijing is ready to block recommendations from a United Nations warning Kim Jong-un on his regime's human rights abuses<p>China rejected what it said was "unreasonable criticism" of Beijing in a new U.N. report on human rights abuses in North Korea, but it would not be drawn on whether it would veto …

Rosenthal On Kimbrel, Braves, Red Sox, Burnett

• Rival executives aren't all enthusiastic about <b>Craig Kimbrel</b>'s new deal with the <b>Braves</b>, citing the downside risk in long-term deals for closers. …

Quick Hits: Heyward, Masterson, Red Sox, Yankees

• <b>Homer Bailey</b>'s negotiations with the Reds could have an impact on <b>Justin Masterson</b> and the <b>Indians</b>, the Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes writes. Hoynes broke …

Predicting the New York Mets' 1st Base Outcome: Ike Davis or Lucas Duda

The New York Mets will have a number of competitions that need to be worked out before spring training ends, but the most interesting will be whether Ike Davis or Lucas Duda wins the starting first base job.<p>Though Davis and Duda are both in camp, only one of them will be the Mets’ Opening Day first …

What Is State of Yankees Franchise That Derek Jeter Is Leaving Behind?

When the New York Yankees drafted Derek Jeter in 1992, the 18-year-old shortstop entered an organization with a cloudy future. Over two decades later—through no fault of his own—he'll exit New York with the Yankees staring down an uncomfortably similar fate.<p>During Jeter's reign in the Bronx, the …

Hitting in deep counts

Last week fellow Beyond The Box Score contributor Ryan P. Morrison wrote a piece on the selectivity of the Red Sox at the plate, to which a commenter …

Oakland A's: 3 Potential Breakout Candidates to Watch in Spring Training

Perhaps, the best thing about the Oakland A's spring training from a fan's perspective is watching to see who unexpectedly impresses.<p>In my spring training preview, I listed a few guys who could be the next breakout candidates, including Sonny Gray and Dan Otero. Specifically, I highlighted Josh …

Ranking the Top 100 MLB Players at the Start of Spring Training

Spring training is officially underway, as all 30 MLB teams have reported to their respective spring homes and full-squad workouts have already begun.<p>The first games of the spring will kick off next Wednesday, when fans will get their first chance to see their favorite team in action in 2014.<p>There …

Questions outnumber answers after tear gas attack at Villarreal

An unidentified man threw a tear gas grenade on the pitch late in Sunday's match between Villarreal and Celta Vigo, leaving us with new questions and concerns about safety at Spanish football grounds.<p>At 11:41 p.m. local time on Sunday night in Spain, Celta Vigo were three minutes or so away from a …

Torrance Gibson: 2015's biggest quarterback recruit battle

The dual-threat quarterback out of Florida is being pursued hard by Miami, Ohio State and many other top-tier programs.<p>Five-star quarterback Torrance Gibson is one of the top recruits in the country, ranked as the top dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2015 and the 11th-best player overall. …

Terrell Suggs, Ravens agree to contract extension

Baltimore locked up one of its best players for the foreseeable future with the extension of Suggs.<p>The Baltimore Ravens and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs have agreed on a contract extension, according to ESPN. The deal is set to keep Suggs with the Ravens through the 2018 season and will pay him …

Serena Williams: Practice is boring

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Serena Williams says she asked for a wild card into the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to combat boredom once …

Top prospect Bradley eager to learn in first camp

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Archie Bradley is walking a fine line this spring.<p>The D-backs right-hander and <b>top prospect</b> wants to be accommodating to the …

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