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Faux News: 10 Best Websites for Fake News & Satire

22 minutes agoTechnology / Internet : Make Use Of

“Fake News” is rapidly becoming the buzzword of 2017. It all started with the theory Facebook had in some way influenced the US Presidential election by allowing false stories onto its network, but it has since become Donald Trump’s favorite phrase for any story he doesn’t agree with. Show More Summary

Good News, There's a New Election to Fight About: New at Reason

42 minutes agoNews : Reason

Virginia chooses a governor this year, and it's going to be a show. A. Barton Hinkle writes: If you have been moping around at home for the past few months, barely able to stir from the couch because you are so despondent over the lack of excitement in politics these days—well, cheer up. Show More Summary

Even CBS chairman Les Moonves wants Roger Goodell to speed up NFL games

43 minutes agoSports : Awful Announcing

One of the major issues facing the NFL this offseason is what to do about the decline in ratings over the course of the 2016 season. While the league’s numbers did pick up some after the 2016 election cycle finished, it still presented...Show More Summary

Scandinavian work culture is better than yours — here’s why

Leading up to last year’s presidential election, Bernie Sanders frequently spoke about how the United States were lagging behind in many fields, compared to the socialist’s wet dream Scandinavia. Sanders was especially fond of Denmark, and pointed out that the small Scandinavian country out-performed the US when it came to work benefits. Show More Summary

‘Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver Breaks Down Donald Trump’s Putin Fascination

John Oliver is convinced he’s come to solve the riddle of President Trump’s fascination with Vladimir Putin. In short, the Last Week Tonight host has deduced the newly elected Republican president dreams of becoming the exact, same man...Show More Summary

Only 9,000 people attended Trump rally on Saturday

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Melbourne, Florida people reported that 9,000 people went to President Trump's campaign rally on Saturday. Via The Hill: Trump held a similar campaign event at this airport hangar during the general election in September. According to...Show More Summary

Nepal sets much-delayed village and municipal polls for May

Nepal's government has announced that much-delayed but crucial elections for village councils and towns will be held in May, the first such polls in two decades. Forest Minister Shanker Bhandari … Click to Continue »

"Europe's last dictator" finally finds the limits to power: taxing the unemployed during a recession

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Belurusian leader Alexander Lukashenko calls himself "Europe's last dictator": he's a thug who steals elections and sends opposition politicians to forced labor camps, the kind of guy who can get away with arresting a one-armed man for clapping -- but when he imposed a "social parasite tax" on unemployed people in the recession-devastated country, it proved too much. (more…)

16 quit commission for Asian American, Pacific Islanders since Trump's election

1 hour agoNews : USAToday: News

Ten members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) submitted their resignations to President...        

Don’t Look Now, But There’s Another Greek Debt Crisis Brewing

2 hours agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Talks over Athens’ debt burden threaten to spill into European election season.

“Dysfunction and Deadlock at the Federal Election Commission”

Departing FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel has penned this oped for the NYT. … Continue reading ?

Young Legislative Republicans Learn That in Politics the People Are Never Wrong (Even When They’re Wrong)

From left to right, Republicans Jake Blum, Scott Meyer, Steve Vetter, Curt Kreun and Emily O'Brien were elected to the North Dakota Legislature Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016. Photo by Eric Hylden/Forum News Service The job of a North Dakota lawmaker isn’t over on Friday when they return from Bismarck to their districts. Show More Summary

Joe Piscopo Mulls Bid for New Jersey Governor

New York Times: “While the daily whiplash out of Washington commands almost all the political attention, New Jersey is one of two states that will elect a new governor this year, as the eight-year reign of Gov. Chris Christie, once [...]

French FM condemns Russia over election meddling

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

France’s foreign affairs minister accused Russia of attempting “unacceptable interference” in the country’s presidential election, broadcaster Europe 1 reports. The nationalist and pro-Russian candidate in the election, Marine Le Pen, is tipped to reach the second round of the vote, at a time when...

Welcome back, your dreams were your ticket out/Welcome back, to that same old place that you laughed about...

From "Liberals Are Still Angry, but Merrick Garland Has Reached Acceptance" (in the NYT):After the election, the judge took a little time off, friends said... And on Jan. 30, two colleagues on the appeals court, Judges David S. Tatel and Laurence H. Show More Summary

How Trump's election will impact innovation in robotics and automation

Amid all the rapid changes and executive orders, MIT Economist Erik Brynjolfsson explains how Donald Trump's election could impact the robotics and automation industry. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

Just In Time For President's Day, Students Have A Message For Donald Trump

On the day President Donald Trump was elected, Laura Jones ? a fourth-grade teacher at a predominantly Latino and Hispanic public school in Houston ? found herself facing questions she did not know how to answer. “Ms. Jones, am I going...Show More Summary

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. Vote With Your Dollars

Are you feeling disempowered? Don’t feel as if your voice is heard, especially now that the election is over? What can you do and will it make a difference? As a consumer, you have immense power with your spending. The Power Of The Purse If...Show More Summary

France's Le Pen narrows gap in presidential race: poll

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has gained some ground on her main election rivals, independent Emmanuel Macron and conservative Francois Fillon, but would still lose to either of them in the May 7 runoff for the presidency, a poll showed on Monday.

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