Wednesday, July 30, 2014

5 reasons people are suddenly talking impeachment

It's ludicrous to pretend impeachment talk is a White House-invented "scam."

5 reasons people are suddenly talking impeachment

It's ludicrous to pretend impeachment talk is a White House-invented "scam."

What to watch for in Wednesday's GDP report

Economists expect second-quarter GDP to be strong. But what if it's not?

What to watch for in Wednesday's GDP report

Economists expect second-quarter GDP to be strong. But what if it's not?

Twitter’s success shouldn’t surprise anyone

Twitter's stock is surging after the company reported higher-than-expected revenues. But no one should be surprised that a company with hundreds of millions of users can generate millions of...

Twitter’s success shouldn’t surprise anyone

Twitter's stock is surging after the company reported higher-than-expected revenues. But no one should be surprised that a company with hundreds of millions of users can generate millions of...

Why has the economy grown faster under Democrats?

Since 1947, the US economy has grown at an average rate of 4.35% under Democratic presidents and 2.54% under Republican ones.

Why has the economy grown faster under Democrats?

Since 1947, the US economy has grown at an average rate of 4.35% under Democratic presidents and 2.54% under Republican ones.

The flaw in Obama's climate plan: coal leases

Environmentalists argue that the Obama administration's coal leasing policies are undermining its climate agenda.

10 parodies of the fake Obama-Netanyahu transcript

Twitter mocks the transparently phony transcript published by Israeli media.

Amazing news buried in a 283-page Medicare report

The insurance program is covering 1.6 million more seniors' hospital visits — but spending hasn't gone up.

Insurers' lobbyist on Obamacare's next challenges

"Without a doubt, there are still challenges that both sides [insurers and the Obama administration] are working through," says Karen Ignagni, president of America's Health Insurance Plans.

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Mark Bittman on what's wrong with food in America

We're spending less of our money on food than other countries, but that's not necessarily a good thing.

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OkCupid set up incompatible people — for research

The popular dating portal took 30 percent matches and told them they were 90 percent matches, in the name of science.

Senate approves former CEO for VA secretary

The troubled agency gets new leadership.

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What the EU's tough new sanctions on Russia do

Nice economy you've got there. Would be a shame if something were to happen to it.

The median household is 20% poorer than in 1984

A bad couple of decades for the typical American

What the official poverty rate leaves out

Of course, the Earned Income Tax Credit *does* cut poverty. But our official poverty statistics don't reflect that.

How the world sees Israel, in one chart

Here's what three years of surveys on the world's opinion of Israel found.

The mental health disparities of LGB youth

These numbers should be a wake-up call.

7 big disagreements between Dems & GOP on border

Both parties have put out their bills—here are the questions they need to resolve if they're going to produce a law

Does green tea actually have any health benefits?

Here's what the research really tells us about green tea and health.

14 facts to help explain US' child-migrant crisis

What you need to know to get a handle on the issue, and the debate

A stunning graph on how money polarizes politics

The small minority of people who fund American politics are much, much more politically polarized than the vast majority of people who don't contribute to campaigns.

Why Larry Lessig is backing a long-shot Republican

Larry Lessig is backing long-shot candidate Jim Rubens in the Republican primary for US Senate in New Hampshire. The pick shows how difficult it is to find Republicans who support his campaign...

Why the fist bump may soon overtake the handshake

A new study shows that the alternative greeting spreads many fewer microbes than the classic handshake.

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