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Star Wars Battlefront 2's Microtransactions Were Reportedly Pulled After Disney Expressed Concerns to EA

Disney chief executive Bob Iger was reportedly "alarmed" by the fan backlash.<p>Electronic Arts' decision to pull microtransactions from Star Wars …

Goldman Sachs 'Boys Club' Allegedly Held Meetings At Strip Clubs

July 2 (Reuters) - Two former female employees of Goldman Sachs Group Inc who have accused the bank of gender discrimination are seeking class action status for their case.<p>If class action is granted, the two former employees will be able to press the case on behalf of all female associates and …

Here's How Much Fox News Hosts Are Intertwined With The Koch Brothers

More than a dozen Fox News personalities have made appearances at events for groups funded by the Koch brothers, even as many of them were also defending the controversial billionaires on the network's airwaves, according to a new study from Media Matters.<p>Charles and David Koch, founders of …

Bringing A Gun Into A Georgia Bar Just Got A Lot Easier

From this day forward, the only thing that can keep guns out of Georgia's bars are Georgia's bar owners.<p>Georgia's new gun-carry law, one of the nation's most permissive -- it's often derided as the "guns everywhere" law, if that tells you anything -- took effect on Tuesday. Under the the Georgia …

Why Google Is Yanking Negative Coverage Of Powerful People From Its Search Results

The implementation of the European Union's so-called "right to be forgotten" policy is already having a worrying impact on the media, with at least two outlets revealing on Wednesday that links to articles of theirs have been scrubbed from Google. (<b>UPDATE</b>: One of the outlets, the Guardian, had …

Super-Rich Guy To 'Zillionaires': Back $15 Minimum Wage Or Prepare For Revolution

A Seattle millionaire is urging his super-rich peers to support a $15 minimum wage or face the possibility of a devastating populist revolt.<p>In an essay published this week by Politico Magazine, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer warned that the widening income gap in the U.S. would eventually spark a …

Almost Anyone Can Have A Marijuana Business In Colorado Starting Today

Want to get in on the Colorado green rush? If you're a resident of the state, you finally can.<p>Starting Tuesday, for the first time, any adult Colorado resident can apply for a retail marijuana business license.<p>This marks a significant shift in the state's groundbreaking recreational marijuana laws, …

Russell Brand Calls Out Bill O'Reilly For His 'Rubbish' And 'Bigotry'

Russell Brand is back taking shots at Fox News, and this time he has a new target: Bill O'Reilly.<p>The actor and comedian took to his YouTube channel again on Monday to tear into O'Reilly's recent comments about immigration. The "O'Reilly Factor" host argued in June that the majority of immigrants …

Conservative Blogger Says GOP Operative 'Helped Kill' Tea Party Leader Who Committed Suicide

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) may have eked out a narrow victory over state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) in the Mississippi Senate primary, but this bizarre contest is anything but over.<p>On Wednesday evening, a conservative blogger who earlier in the day may have helped derail an unusual media call held by …

Democrats Decry Beauprez's '47 Percent' Comments Recorded On Video

On Wednesday, as Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez toured Colorado to "build unity," a video surfaced that Democrats say shows his divisiveness.<p>Read more on The Denver Post

The South Is Essentially A Solid, Grim Block Of Poverty

The Great Recession and Not-So-Great Recovery have been bad news for most Americans, but some people have suffered more than others. We call those people "Southerners."<p>North Carolina and a handful of other Southern U.S. states saw the biggest increases in the number of people living in what are …

Hillary Inevitable? Fading Book Sales Say No

WASHINGTON -- If books can make presidencies -- and Barack Obama proved they can-- then hold the talk about the inevitability of Hillary Clinton.<p>The Huffington Post has learned that new survey figures show sales of her foreign policy memoir, <i>Hard Choices</i>, are falling fast.<p>According to authoritative …

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Here's One Reason Why You Didn't Like 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

Here's an unsettling trend that should get retired in 2014: people reviewing the film or television show they wanted to see instead of the one that actually exists. This is something that popped up at the end of "Breaking Bad," when many TV writers took umbrage with the fact that Vince Gilligan …

Why Martin Freeman's 'Sherlock' Role Almost Went To Someone Else

Martin Freeman's role as Dr. John Watson on the BBC's hit show "Sherlock" could have very easily gone to someone else.<p>Freeman's wallet was stolen on the day of his audition and he recently admitted in an interview with Radio Times he "wasn't in the best frame of mind." He said, "I'll admit maybe I …

New York City Losing Its Last Commercial Progressive Talk Radio Station

When WWRL 1600 AM turns into a Spanish-language music and talk radio station next week, New York City will lose its only remaining commercial progressive talk radio outlet.<p>Station employees first learned about the news in mid-December, with low advertising revenues blamed for the change, according …

Texas Pastor John Hagee Tells Atheists To Get On A Plane, 'Leave The Country'

In a sermon on Sunday, Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee advised atheists and humanists to “take your Walkman and stuff it into your ears” or just “leave the country” if they don’t like hearing "Merry Christmas" or carols like "Joy to the World," according to a video of Hagee’s speech hosted on …

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Third Way Warns Democrats That Running On Popular Economic Positions Would Be 'Disastrous'

Jon Cowan and Jim Kessler of the supposed think tank Third Way have taken to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal Tuesday to offer the nation another dose of the hyper-timid incrementalist nonsense for which they're best known. Their case this time involves income inequality, and how trying …

Chief Judge For 9th Circuit Cites 'Epidemic' Of Prosecutor Misconduct

The dissent by Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, from a decision not to rehear U.S. v. Olsen starts off with a bang:<p>"There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land. Only judges can put a stop to it."<p>Brady, of course, is shorthand for the …

Michael McCaul, Second-Richest Member Of Congress, Laments Obamacare Premiums

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) -- the second richest member of Congress, worth more than $114 million -- took to the House floor this week to lament his financial victimization by the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, according to Roll Call.<p>In light of November's open enrollment launch for members …