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New Report Highlights Koch Brothers' Role In Hurricane Katrina Damage

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Democratic opposition research group American Bridge's Bridge Project describes the way Charles and David Koch, the influential conservative billionaires, put their vast resources into actions that exacerbated the impact of Hurricane Katrina and stalled the Gulf Coast’s recovery. Show More Summary

Michael Jordan Can't Decide Who Gets Shoe Deals Due to Cap Rules

Michael Jordan is among the most powerful and influential figures in basketball history, but the NBA has had restrictions in place to avoid a conflict of interest between Jordan's ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats and his world-famous...Show More Summary

Journalists Attack Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos for Challenging Donald Trump

8 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Shortly after the influential Univision anchor and Mexican-American immigrant Jorge Ramos was removed from a press conference for confronting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Trump’s proposed immigration policy, many...Show More Summary

Tesla Model S P85D So Good It Broke The Scale At Consumer Reports

When Consumer Reports tests a vehicle, it provides a score for that vehicle along a set point scale. The folks at the influential magazine, already fans of Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S, just tested the latest Model S P85D and somehow it earned a score of 103... out of 100 points. The car was so good to them that it essentially re-wrote the...

Cornel West Wants Bernie Sanders as President

10 hours agoNews : Truthdig

    Cornel West. (Esther / (CC BY-SA 2.0)) The influential scholar and civil rights activist Cornel West has broken with Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, answering black voters’ skepticism about Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign with an endorsement of the socialist candidate. A professor at Union Theological Seminary, Dr. Show More Summary

Jam with Neil Young when he performs in Las Vegas in October

10 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

One of the most influential singers and songwriters of a generation comes to The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 11. Neil Young and Promise of the Real plan to perform some of Young's newest material as well as his classic hits.

Infographic: How and Why Shopping is Moving to the Smartphone

The team at DirectBuy has provided MMW with a look at their newest infographic — a visual that paints a striking portrait of just how influential mobile has become in the world of online shopping. “Today,” a written statement reads, “there are currently 1.91 billion smartphone users, with 82 percent of them using mobile devices […]

10 Animals That Changed The World

15 hours agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Usually it falls to powerful monarchs, brilliant generals, and influential world leaders to dictate the course of history. But sometimes, fate, destiny, or just good old chance decides that a pair of paws, hooves, or claws...Show More Summary

Slim Gaillard (Oroony)

18 hours agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

The story in yesterday’s Rifftides post about Jaki Byard quoted drummer Alan Dawson’s excursion into phrases originated by the late Slim Gaillard. It could be argued that Gaillard was the hippest and most influential of all the hipsters of the 1940s and 1950s. He remained active well into his and the century’s seventh decade. He […]

Digital Foundry vs Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

Just how does one tackle remaking one of the most visually influential games of the last decade? It's a difficult question and one that developer The Coalition - along with partner Splash Damage - seeks to answer with the release of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One. Show More Summary

The View From Up North: How Influential Are Canada’s Most Influential Lawyers?

Canadian columnist Steven Dykstra wonders: how much stock should we put in such rankings?

The most influential name in activism you've never heard of is on an absolute tear (GS, jpm)

There is a big name in activist investing that has been involved in more than 50 campaigns so far this year. It isn't Pershing Square, Icahn Associates, or Third Point. You have probably never heard of it. It is Wall Street law firmShow More Summary

Fed's Dudley, mum on market turmoil, talks regional U.S. economy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An influential Federal Reserve official did not comment on monetary policy or the U.S. economy, according to text of a speech on Wednesday that addressed the economic recovery in his region of the country. New York...Show More Summary

Trump Showing Those People the Door

Jorge Ramos, news anchor for Univision and Fusion, is arguably the most influential journalist in America (see the profile of Ramos from Laura Colarusso in the May/June 2012 issue of...

These Influential Marijuana Users Defy The Stoner Stereotype

Now that nearly one out of every two Americans admits to having tried marijuana at some point in their lives, more than half of all states have moved away from draconian prohibition-style marijuana policies and the legal marijuana industry's...Show More Summary

OMG: Donald Trump Holds a Press Conference and Kicks Out The Most Influential Journalist on Spanish Language TV. And Then Things Got Interesting. Watch the Videos Now

Donald Trump “…kicked journalist Jorge Ramos out of a press conference Tuesday evening,” reports the Washington Post. In a second story the Post wrote, “But moments later, Ramos returned to his seat in the front row — and Trump called on him. For five...

Univision Reporter Kicked Out of Trump Event

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos is one of the most influential journalists in America—in any language—but that didn't stop Donald Trump's security officers from physically removing him from a news conference in Iowa last night. When Ramos asked questions without being called on, Trump told the Mexican-American reporter to...

Saudi Cleric Who Issued Fatwa on WMD Permissibility Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

Influential former bin Laden loyalist tells jihadists to "grasp a single rope" behind ISIS as disunity helps infidels.

Influence. You Already Have It.

“You don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.” —Scott Adams Our lives matter. This is indeed life-giving news to each of us. We all want to live lives of significance—lives that make a difference in the […]

Happy Hour Roundup

Support for the Iran deal just keeps on piling up: Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), an influential member of Democratic leadership, endorsed the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday in a lengthy statement that voiced some doubts of the plan’s efficacy but gave a strong overall backing for the outline. Murray became the 29th Democrat in the […]

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