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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

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    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

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    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

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    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

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    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
 
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    Spook a Little, ridden by Britain's Josh Collins, competes at the World Equestrian Games, at the d'Ornano stadium in Caen, France. | (REUTERS/Regis Duvignau) A swimmer topples through "The Wedge" wave break in Newport Beach, California. | (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) Participants toss placards into the air after attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Human National Flag," in Kathmandu. | (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar) Michael Brown, Sr. mourns over his son's casket at St. Peter's Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. | (REUTERS/Richard Perry/Pool) Karate kids practice their... More
  • How America's broken immigration system is failing the military

    By <a href="/author/shikha-dalmia" ><span class="byline">Shikha Dalmia</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    America's hopelessly gridlocked immigration system is undermining more than our national economy — it's also knee-capping our national security.The reason behind these twin failures is the same: the Rushmore-sized obstacles our immigration system creates in the recruitment of qualified foreigners. But when it comes to military recruitment, the irony is that while previous presidents have used their statutory authority to draft immigrants against their will, President Obama hasn't used his to recruit even willing immigrants, something he could change via the executive initiative on…
  • What Obama must do to beat ISIS

    By Leila Hilal
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    It appears inevitable: The U.S. is preparing to expand its military campaign against ISIS from Iraq into Syria, where the extremist movement birthed its proto-state.U.S. officials have argued that ISIS is an "imminent threat" to U.S. interests. In my trips to Gaziantep, Turkey, where many Syrian activists have been sheltering, I heard laments of their violent tyranny and vociferous calls for Western intervention.Despite the very real ISIS problem, military action against the movement in Syria presents a far more complicated case than Iraq. Rushing to war without adequately shaping a…
  • How China sparked an Asian frenzy for killer submarines

    By Kyle Mizokami
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    In early January, the heavylift ship Rolldock Sea entered the Vietnamese port of Cam Ranh Bay towing a submarine. The sub, HQ-182, is a Russian-made Improved Kilo-class boat, one of six ordered by the Vietnamese navy in 2009.HQ-182, also known as the Hanoi, is Vietnam's first submarine.Displacing 4,000 tons underwater, the diesel-powered Kilos have six tubes for launching guided torpedoes or supersonic SS-N-27 "Klub" anti-ship missiles. So quiet that they're called "black holes" by the U.S. Navy, the subs can sit silently off Vietnam's coast, waiting to intercept and sink any attackers.
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
 
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
 
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  • Rejoice! Businesses are investing!

    By <a href="/author/john-aziz" ><span class="byline">John Aziz</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    There has been a slew of positive economic signs in 2014. Stocks continue to soar to record highs. Jobs are being created at the best pace since the 1990s. GDP grew last quarter at a blazing 4.2 percent pace. Even food stamp usage has begun falling after years and years of going in the other direction. Corporate profits are at all-time highs.But the one big piece missing from the puzzle (alongside wage growth, which is still relatively lackluster) was capital expenditure. U.S. firms were sitting on huge piles of cash, and after 2011 they stopped investing it in the way you would expect to…
  • Even critics of the euro didn't see this coming

    By <a href="/author/john-aziz" ><span class="byline">John Aziz</span></a>
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Even long-term critics of the euro — the European Union's single currency shared by 18 European countries — expected that a single currency would boost trade among participants by reducing conversion costs and exchange rate fluctuations. This was one of the chief justifications of the project.As Allister Heath of The Telegraph points out, critics of the project (such as myself) have focused on other problems, e.g., the dangers of a one-size-fits-all approach to interest rates and monetary policy, as well as the loss of countries' ability to devalue their currencies to stimulate…
  • How to budget in New York City

    By Marisa Torrieri
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    There's no doubt that living in a metropolis like New York City can be exciting. There's never a shortage of entertainment options — Broadway shows! Concerts! Museums! — or shiny career opportunities for the ambitious.But as any current (or former) New Yorker will tell you, it can also be expensive. Make that really expensive.The rents in this town are some of the highest in the country — three times the national average, according to a recent study. And while you may be able to save money on certain expenses — like transportation by taking the subway instead of...
  • France's economic woes won't end anytime soon

    By <a href="/author/john-aziz" ><span class="byline">John Aziz</span></a>
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    The French government collapsed yesterday when all of President Francois Hollande's ministers resigned over what The Economist called "bitter internal disagreements over economic policy." Precipitated by public comments economic minister Arnaud Montebourg made about the failure of Hollande's fiscal austerity policies, the resignations were a stunning setback for the government.Sadly, they will ultimately be futile.Like his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy, Hollande has spent much of his presidency dealing with the aftershocks of the 2008 financial crisis. After initially bouncing back in 2009…
  • The big flaws in the federal job training program

    By Eric Pianin
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Many desperate out-of-work Americans assumed they could put their confidence — and their meager financial resources — into a jointly run federal-state operation designed to steer them toward new job opportunities and the training they would need to qualify.Now we learn that the $3.1 billion federal program recently reauthorized by Congress on a bipartisan basis lured millions of unsuspecting jobless Americans into costly job-training courses that left many without new employment — but with huge college debt to pay.An extensive analysis of the Workforce Investment and…
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
 
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
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  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: A Teacher

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Watch a trailer for A Teacher:Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: Only God ForgivesYour weekly streaming recommendation: The ComedyYour weekly streaming recommendation: Ravenous*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.* More
  • Girls on Film: Belle is one of the most groundbreaking, joyous movies of the summer

    By <a href="/author/monika-bartyzel" ><span class="byline">Monika Bartyzel</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    For many years, Dido Elizabeth Belle was an enigma immortalized in a painting. Though she looked confidently from the canvas — on equal footing alongside Lady Elizabeth Murray — she was presumed to be a servant. People assumed she couldn't possibly be anything more than that at a time when Britain was entrenched in the slave trade, some 200 years after Queen Elizabeth strove to rid London of the rising "Blackamoor" population, and some 200 years before racial identities started to significantly blur in Britain.The story changed in the 1970s and '80s, however, when research into…
  • 4 strategies for organizing your money, based on your personality

    By Molly Triffin
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    Chances are that organizing your finances probably doesn't rank at the top of your list of awesome ways to spend an afternoon.But this to-do is just as important — if not more so — than cleaning out your closet or tidying up the garage. And, at some point, we all just need to buckle down and tackle it.But successfully getting your money in order has as much to do with who you are as what you're trying to do.Translation: What works for someone else might not for you, and if you're trying to conform to a system that's not in tune with your personality, you're going to have a…
  • This week I learned that alcohol boosts your sense of smell, and more

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Read more about the facts mentioned:Drinking small amounts of alcohol boosts people's sense of smell (Research Digest)Moon smells: Apollo astronauts describe lunar aroma (Space.com)Whale-watching found to stress out whales (Scientific American)Lobsters were once only fed to poor people and prisoners (Factually.com)Listen to more of The Week's mini podcasts:Is monogamy on the way out?Lauren Bacall's remarkably honest account of Humphrey Bogart's deathYour weekly streaming recommendation: Only God Forgives*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud... More
  • The essential techniques that every home cook should know

    By Hollis Miller
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    The problem with cooking basics is that people often forget to teach them to you. You may have watched your mother cook rice countless nights during your childhood, but things can get a little daunting when you try to take the reins. And how can you advance to delicious recipes like Cinnamon Sugar Breakfast Puffs and Kale and Quinoa Pilaf if you don’t have the basics down pat?We've pulled together the essential techniques that every cook should know, from cooking steak and roasting vegetables to brewing coffee and baking the perfect chocolate chip cookies. So take a deep breath, take…
 
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
 
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
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  • 4 strategies for organizing your money, based on your personality

    By Molly Triffin
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    Chances are that organizing your finances probably doesn't rank at the top of your list of awesome ways to spend an afternoon.But this to-do is just as important — if not more so — than cleaning out your closet or tidying up the garage. And, at some point, we all just need to buckle down and tackle it.But successfully getting your money in order has as much to do with who you are as what you're trying to do.Translation: What works for someone else might not for you, and if you're trying to conform to a system that's not in tune with your personality, you're going to have a…
  • The essential techniques that every home cook should know

    By Hollis Miller
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    The problem with cooking basics is that people often forget to teach them to you. You may have watched your mother cook rice countless nights during your childhood, but things can get a little daunting when you try to take the reins. And how can you advance to delicious recipes like Cinnamon Sugar Breakfast Puffs and Kale and Quinoa Pilaf if you don’t have the basics down pat?We've pulled together the essential techniques that every cook should know, from cooking steak and roasting vegetables to brewing coffee and baking the perfect chocolate chip cookies. So take a deep breath, take…
  • 8 ways you're probably overspending without even realizing it

    By Marianne Hayes
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    If you've ever grimaced at your checking account after a night out on the town — and subsequently swore to never spend that much on dinner and karaoke again — we've got news for you.You probably will. And we can say this because we've been there too.That's because staying on budget isn't always a simple task — even if you've set up what seems to be a rock-solid spending plan for yourself. And, truth be told, according to a 2013 Gallup poll, two thirds of Americans haven't even gotten that far.Despite our best intentions, it's easy to be fooled — by emotions, clever...
  • Why honor causes all of society's problems

    By Eric Horowitz
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Glance at a list of critically acclaimed television shows and you'll see stories driven by characters who overreact to perceived signs of disrespect. Walter White doesn't care that people are fond of him; he wants to feel what it's like to be feared. In Fargo, Lester Nygaard's undoing begins when he takes his newfound refusal to not let others push him around too far. And in Game of Thrones, seemingly every character oscillates between calmness and boredom when encountering a "here's why I hate you" soliloquy, then concludes that murder is the only acceptable option when that hatred morphs…
  • How I'm planning to buy a home -- by myself

    By Marisa Torrieri
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Whether you're saving for a condo in the city or a house in the suburbs, saying goodbye to landlords and hello to homeownership can be an exciting transition.But if you're going it alone — with no added financial help from a partner or spouse — you might be feeling a little extra pressure.And you certainly wouldn't be alone.According to data from the National Association of Realtors, some 25 percent of home buyers are single — and 16 percent are solo home-buying women.So it got us thinking: Does purchasing a home by yourself differ greatly from sharing the responsibility...
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political organizations of Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky's other U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Benton previously managed Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, and then served as political director for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. In…
  • More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since…
  • Mississippi judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    By Eric Kleefeld
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won…
  • Pregnant Chelsea Clinton quits $600K NBC job

    By Teresa Mull
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Chelsea Clinton is leaving her role as a special correspondent at NBC News in order to, as she wrote on her Facebook page, "continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation... as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."Clinton has been working for the network since 2011, and according to Politico, had an annual salary of $600,000 — the equivalent of "$26,724 for every minute she was on-air.""Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed...
  • Putin warns the West: 'It's best not to mess with us'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Just hours after asking pro-Russian separatists to "open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian troops," Russian President Vladimir Putin took a slightly different tone while visiting a summer camp north of Moscow."Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," Putin said in a state-run broadcast from the camp. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers…Russia's partners…should understand it's best not to mess with us."Putin continued to deny that any Russian troops or tanks have crossed the border, despite…
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