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Obsessing about UKIP misses the biggest story of the General Election

Britain is obsessed with Nigel Farage. The pint-waving, covert coat-wearing, anti-establishment shtick-spouting activities of the UK Independence Party leader are exhaustively covered by friend and foe alike. Few parties of its size could afford such blanket advertising (especially a party with the limited resources of UKIP). Show More Summary

UK incomes return to their pre-crisis levels but neither Labour nor the Tories can take credit

British family income is back at pre-crisis levels, according to a new study published today by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), an independent research centre. But neither the wages collapse in 2009 nor the recovery since 2010 can be attributed to either the Labour or Conservative governments of that period. Show More Summary

Here's the most far-out part of the theory that Russia hijacked Malaysia Airlines MH370

It's been nearly a year since MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur for a red-eye flight to Beijing on March 8, 2014. The whole world knows what happened next, but so far, no one knows why the plane still hasn't been found. We read aviation...Show More Summary

Russia and Egypt just got even closer

Russia and Egypt are taking a major step forward in their relationship. Speaking beside Egyptian Defense Minister Sidqi Sobqi in Moscow, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the two nations were planning on expanding their cooperation in military affairs, The Moscow Times reports. Show More Summary

High-ranking congressional Democrat: The world is split between democracy and Putin-led 'authoritarianism'

The world is now divided between the forces of democracy and authoritarianism in a manner similar to the ideological fissures of the Cold War, the House Intelligence Committee's leading Democrat said. Speaking on MSNBC's "Morning Joe,"...Show More Summary

A tiny city is allegedly jailing people for being poor, and the Justice Department is weighing in on the case

The Justice Department is weighing in on a proposed class action lawsuit claiming an Alabama city jails people for minor offenses like shoplifting simply because they can't afford to pay a cash bond for their release. The "statementShow More Summary

Argentina says the 'vultures' circling overhead have multiplied, and they're asking for billions

Investors in Argentina known as "me-too" bondholders have filed $6-$8 billion worth of claims for more of the country's money to US Judge Thomas Griesa, says Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof. And as far as Kicillof is concerned, those investors won't get a dime more than what he believes they are owed. Show More Summary

A Ferguson municipal worker sent a racist email about President Obama in 2008

A Justice Department report investigating racial discrimination in Ferguson, Missouri includes evidence that a city worker there sent a racist email about President Obama. Eric Tucker of the Associated Press reports the email, sent in...Show More Summary

Only one other person addressed Congress as many times as Netanyahu

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. It was a momentous speech in that he is only the second world leader to have addressed Congress three times, following Winston Churchill. Show More Summary

This dire prediction shows what's at stake in the new Supreme Court fight over Obamacare

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a new Obamacare fight over whether the federal government can keep subsidizing insurance in the roughly three dozen states that refused to set up healthcare marketplaces. The justices'...Show More Summary

Netanyahu's speech drove Nancy Pelosi to the edge of tears

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) just sharply condemned the speech Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered before Congress on Tuesday. Shortly after Netanyahu's address concluded, Pelosi released a statement declaring she was brought to "near tears" because of how deeply the speech had "saddened" her. Show More Summary

George W. Bush announced as Southern Methodist University commencement speaker

Former US president George W. Bush will be Southern Methodist University's commencement speaker, student newspaper The Daily Campus reports. The Daily Campus notes several connections between the former president and the university — SMU is home to the George W. Show More Summary

Petraeus gets to keep his Wall Street job after his plea deal

Former Gen. David Petraeus could be headed for a minimal jail sentence after pleading guilty to mis-handling classified government information. But even if he's exiled from Washington's social circles, Petraeus will be able to retain his ties to private equity. Show More Summary

The most important line of Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress

The crucial line in Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday was a mere five-words long: "This is a bad deal." It's hardly a secret that the Israeli prime minister isn't a fan of the agreement coming into place between Iran and a US-led group of countries. Show More Summary

An American was jailed in the United Arab Emirates for Facebook posts he made in the US

An American mechanic was thrown into jail in the United Arab Emirates for a critical Facebook post that he wrote while he was in the US, The Tampa Tribune reports. Ryan Pate, 30, has been charged in the UAE with cyber slander against...Show More Summary

Chris Christie’s approval in New Jersey has hit a new low

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who is eyeing a 2016 presidential bid, has dropped to his lowest approval rating in his home state since he took office in 2010. A new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Tuesday shows only 35% of New Jersey voters approve of Christie's performance compared with 51% who disapprove. Show More Summary

Benjamin Netanyahu just compared the Middle East to 'Game of Thrones'

Israeli Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu referenced the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" during his big speech before Congress on Tuesday. Netanyahu brought up the show while arguing there is little ideological difference between the Iranian government and the jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in the Middle East. Show More Summary

General David Petraeus to plead guilty to providing classified information to his mistress

Former General David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge for mishandling classified information, ABC reports. By agreeing to plead guilty, Petraeus will be able to avoid a likely embarrassing and extremely personal trial. Show More Summary

Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing Congress

Benjamin Netanyahu is currently addressing a joint session of Congress on the dangers of a possibly impending nuclear deal with Iran, which reportedly involves a 10-15 year restraint on the Iranian nuclear program that would reportedly allow Tehran to operate as many as 6,500 uranium enrichment centrifuges. Show More Summary

Here comes Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about to address a joint session of Congress on the dangers of a possibly impending nuclear deal with Iran, which reportedly involves a 10-15 year restraint on the Iranian nuclear program that would reportedly allow Tehran to operate as many as 6,500 uranium enrichment centrifuges. Show More Summary

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