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How to Polarize a Pandemic

With Election Day approaching, Republicans are rushing to spin the Ebola outbreak as the result of the president’s poor leadership—while Democrats lay the blame on GOP budget cuts.

Kentucky Showdown Leaves Us Hanging

Voters looking for clarity on the Senate minority leader’s doublespeak on ‘all those gosh darn proposals’ or his challenger’s 2012 presidential pick were left disappointed Monday night.

Is The NYT 'Shackled' Over Snowden?

A source at the New York Times tells The Daily Beast the paper feels 'shackled' over the Guardian's total control over the cache of Edward Snowden NSA documents, and how they are used.

Comic Con’s Holy Grail

The $3.2 million copy of ‘Action Comics No. 1’—the book that ushered in the golden age of superheroes in tights—sat almost unnoticed last weekend. What’s the world of fanboys coming to?

The Ebola Orphans

With 4,000 deaths from Ebola in West Africa, the number of orphans is growing rapidly. With no family, little community support, and no outlet for education, they face a bleak future.

The Swift-Boating of Gary Peters

With Terri Lynn Land looking like a goner, Republicans are throwing a wild Hail Mary—using 2004 tactics to gain a Senate seat. But this effort won’t work the way it did on John Kerry.

Iraqis Swear: Baghdad Airport is Safe

Never mind what America’s top general said. ISIS was never close to overrunning this strategically crucial location, Iraqi officials claim.

Iran Trip Advert Makes Gray Lady Blush

An advert for a New York Times-sponsored “tour” of Iran makes much of “vibrant bazaars,” but not a word about the country’s human rights abuses. Now the paper says its copy will be amended.

Church: It’s OK To Be Gay, Sort Of

Vatican prelates change their tone, but not the rules when it comes to gay and divorced Catholics.

A.G. Frontrunner Was Thrown Off Ballot

Tom Perez is considered to be at the top of the list to replace Eric Holder. Before he was made Labor Secretary, he was disqualified from running as his home state's top lawyer.

Secret Space Drone Finally Heads Home

After a spy mission nearly two years long, America’s robotic space plane is coming back to Earth.

Erdo?an vs. Lawrence of Arabia

In a stunning speech, Erdo?an railed against Western “spies” and journalists and seemed to endorse the ISIS plan to redraw the region’s borders.

Kate Prank Call DJ's Death Threats

Mel Greig says: "I was in lockdown for months. There were bullets with our name on it sent to police stations."

Right Calls Wambulance Over Gay Marriage

The right has a history of hyperventilating over social issues it doesn’t like. But do recent critiques of Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage go too far?

Vegas Kid Dances Behind TV Reporter

Young dancing diva makes TV debut during report on local mall opening

Ernst Helped to Oust Veterans From Board

She’s built her campaign as the nice lady next door, but Joni Ernst comes from a town that's more ‘House of Cards’ than ‘Little House on the Prairie.’

Independents Who Could Tip the Senate

Republicans need to pick up six seats to regain control of the Senate, but independents, no longer an afterthought, might win a few races—and even create their own mini-caucus.

Stopping the Small Hands of Slavery

The Peace Prize for Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai was well deserved. But their work is just a beginning. And the problem of forced child labor is enormous.

‘Pride’: The Feel-Good Movie of the Year

In 1984, a group of lesbian and gay activists joined forces with striking UK miners to help local Welsh communities. The unlikely alliance is brought to thrilling life in the film Pride.

How Dems Can Throw Obama Under the Bus

Let’s be blunt: Democratic Senate candidates in red states—like Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky—need to say ‘Barack who?’ But doing so can look craven, or it can be crafty.

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