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Aug 30 2016
Liberal, Moderate or Conservative? See How Facebook Labels You
You may think you are discreet about your political views. But Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, has come up with its own determination of your political leanings, based on your activity on the site.
And now, it is easy to find out how Facebook has categorized you — as very liberal or very conservative, or somewhere in between.
Try this (it works best on yourNew York Times (News)
Feb 14 2016
Scalia-Ginsburg friendship bridged opposing ideologies
Polar opposites on the bench, Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a long, deep, an unexpected friendship.
"Why don't you call us the odd couple?" Scalia said last winter during a joint appearance with the woman he has called his "best buddy" on the bench.
"What's not to like?" Scalia joked at the event hosted by the Smithsonian Associates. "Except her views on theCNN (Online News)
Jan 16 2014
GOP Leaders Set to Embrace Legal Status for Immigrants
House Republican leaders are preparing to release a set of principles to guide a House immigration overhaul, including legal status for many of the 11 million people in the U.S. illegally, people familiar with the planning said.
This would represent the first time that the House GOP leWall Street Journal (News)
May 03 2014
GOP Senate candidate booted from room for blasting reporter who wrote ‘blah blah’
A GOP Senate candidate from Oregon was kicked out of a news conference after calling out a reporter for disrespecting another candidate. Staffers and reporters from Willamette Week, an alt-weekly newspaper, met with Oregon Republican U.S. Senate candidates seeking an endorsement. CandiWashington Times
Jul 14 2015
See Congress polarize over the past 60 years, in one beautiful chart
The growth of partisan polarization has transformed US politics in recent decades, and the effects are especially visible in Congress. Now a new paper in PLOS One (and flagged by Wonkblog's Chris Ingraham) demonstrates this transformation in a particularly cool way.
Six researchers — Clio Andris, David Lee, Marcus Hamilton, Mauro Martino, Christian Gunning, and John Armistead Selden —Vox
Jan 22 2015
Yemen’s political turmoil deepens as president, Cabinet resigns
Yemen’s Western-backed president and the rest of the country’s leadership resigned Thursday, news reports said, following days of chaos that have left well-armed rebels in effective control.
The resignations, reported by the Associated Press, plunged the key U.S. ally into political uncertainty. The rebels — believed backed by Iran — seem to hold the upper hand as the country’s de factoWashington Post
Feb 13 2016
The next recession could be around the corner, and the Fed isn't ready for it
Around the world, markets are in chaos. Japan's stock market plunged 5 percent on Friday, while markets in France, Germany, and the UK all saw big losses on Thursday. The US stock market is doing better than most, but it is also down since the start of the year. Oil hit a new low on Thursday of $26 per barrel.
These declines reflect growing concerns that the world economy is headed forVox
Apr 05 2015
Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal lets Tehran build ‘terror machine’ in Middle East
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday blasted the preliminary nuclear deal struck between Iran, the U.S. and other countries last week, saying the agreement not only endangers Israel but also will enable Iran to build a “terror machine” capable of conquering the Middle East.
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Mr. Netanyahu — who has been the chief critic of the agreement —Washington Times
May 07 2013
The Firearms Statistics That Gun Control Advocates Don't Want to See
To accompany The Blaze's coverage of the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Houston, we figured it could be helpful to share some gun statistics pointed out to us by some of the NRA Convention attendees.The Blaze
Mar 31 2013
Business, labor reach immigration deal on guest workers. Will it stand?
The US Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO have reached a deal on guest workers as a part of comprehensive immigration reform. That was a major issue but more remain including border security and a pathway to citizenship.Christian Science Monitor