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House authorizes lawsuit against Obama

The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the Constitution.<p>The vote was 225-201.<p>Republicans argue Obama's executive orders in a number of areas were …

Knife fight in China market leaves 5 dead

BEIJING (AP) — Four people were hacked to death in a knife fight at a market Friday in southern China, and one person was fatally shot by police, state media said.<p>Conflicting reports said the violence was either a fight between two peddlers from the far west Muslim region of Xinjiang or between …

Air Force Missileer Weaknesses Worse Than Previously Thought

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Air Force crews responsible for overseeing the nation’s nuclear stockpiles—members of which are …

Chile and Argentina: economic worlds apart

What a difference a mountain range makes. To the east of the Andes, Argentina is in the throes of an old fashioned, disorderly devaluation, in which …

Gmail Went Down And Everyone Panicked

It's not just you. Gmail went down, and everyone flipped out.<p>At around 2 p.m. EST, Google's email service became largely inaccessible, as confirmed by the website Down For Everyone Or Just Me. But you probably already know that if you've been checking Twitter:<p>And the coup de grâce:<p>The problem seems …

Former Senate staffer facing charges over child abuse images found dead in apparent suicide

A former aide to US senator Lamar Alexander hanged himself in his parents' basement in Maryland, just weeks after his arrest on charges of possessing images of child sexual abuse, officials said Friday.<p>Ryan Loskarn, 35, was pronounced dead at just after noon local time Thursday, said Bruce …

Republicans bash U.S. law targeting offshore tax dodgers | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican National Committee (RNC) on Friday called for the repeal of a U.S. anti-tax-evasion law, siding with big banks, libertarians and American expatriates that have criticized the Obama administration statute.<p>At its winter meeting in Washington, the RNC approved by …

Republicans Say They Need To Stand Up To Democrats' "Deceptive War On Women Rhetoric"

The Republican National Committee also called for an investigation into the NSA's "unconstitutional surveillance" program.

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'The Daily Show' Nails Why Health Care Will Never Work As A Free Market

Brill's work exploded his career into a love-hate relationship with Obamacare, now leading to a book. Speaking with Jon Stewart, Brill certainly made his criticisms known, but we also think he <b>pinpointed exactly why health care just can't work as a free market.</b><p>Brill told the story of a cancer …

Gen. Dempsey: Better To Get Others To Solve Their Own Problems

<i>On Morning Edition, NPR's Tom Bowman profiled Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.</i><p><i>Dempsey, as Tom reported, says the U.S. public, and even its leaders, know little about how military power can be used. The disconnect is most glaring when comes to this: What can the U.S.</i> …

Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law | Reuters

(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge struck down the state’s controversial voter identification law on Friday, ruling it is unconstitutional and would disenfranchise voters.<p>People fill the waiting area of a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation office in Philadelphia as they wait to get a voter ID …

The Most Unprecedented Thing About Janet Yellen

When my colleague Rana Foroohar returned from her interview with new Fed Chair Janet Yellen, I couldn’t decide what to ask her about first. How fast …

Congress to Iraq’s Maliki: No Arms for a Civil War

Capitol Hill was ready to give Apache helicopters to Baghdad to help fight al Qaeda, but now senators worry the prime minister will use the weapons …

I’m a Republican — and “social conservatism” must be stopped

For a Republican like me, the current agenda of many on the right is politically stupid and counter-productive<p>Rep. Randy Forbes is not happy. The Republican Party is not actively discriminating against gay congressional candidates as much as he'd like, and social conservatives like Forbes are fed …

New Bombshell Report On Benghazi Finds No Evidence Al-Qaeda Was Involved

Instead, the report says that an American-made video, in large part, fueled the attack. The attack was not well-planned, according to the report, but it also was not a completely spontaneous reaction to the video.<p>From the report:<p>Months of investigation by The New York Times, centered on extensive …

There won’t be a liberal Rush: The economics of conservative media

There’s a reason why the airwaves are filled with right-wingers — and it’s all about big business<p>When we think about outrage media, we think about the competition between left and right. We see those with whom we agree working to promote worthy ideas that compete with those advanced by the other …

Syria's Assad 'has secret Iraq oil lifeline'

The Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad has received substantial imports of Iraqi crude oil from an Egyptian port in the last nine months, shipping and payments documents show, part of an under-the-radar trade that has kept his military running despite Western sanctions.<p>Assad's …

Congress Is On Pace To Be The Least Productive Ever

We're only at halftime for the 113th Congress, but if current trends hold, it's well on track to being the least productive lawmaking effort in the nation's history.<p>During this Congress' first yearlong session, just 58 bills became law — and many that did were about naming post offices or …

Appeals Court Refuses To Halt Utah Marriages For Same-Sex Couples

A Christmas Eve order from the 10th Circuit. Update: State officials say they will ask the Supreme Court to step in.<p>The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the state of Utah's request to stop same-sex couples' marriages during the appeal of the judge's ruling that started those marriages on Friday.<p>…

13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

WASHINGTON -- Minimum wage workers in a handful of states will be ringing in the new year with an automatic pay raise.<p>As Congress considers legislation that would boost the federal minimum wage, at least 13 states will be raising the wage floor on their own next week. They're led once again by …

One Progressive Group's Shameless Plan To Take Over The World

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, powered by co-founder Adam Green and an "extremely close" partnership with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, is just getting started. But what are they up to, exactly?

Tom Cruise Is Stuck In A Time Loop Fighting Aliens In First 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Trailer

Tom Cruise stars in the new trailer for "Edge of Tomorrow" — director Doug Liman's sci-fi flick about an officer in an alien war who becomes stuck in a time loop, forced to re-live the same brutal mission over and over á la "Groundhog Day."<p>Emily Blunt plays a soldier who helps Cruise train to …

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China's central bank warns financial institutions of Bitcoin risks

China central bank People’s Bank, Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and another three authorities in finance issued today a notice on Bitcoin, cautioning financial institutions and payments services against risks.<p>They made clear that financial institutions are not allowed …

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