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Romney’s Big Idea For Fighting Poverty Has Already Failed

Mitt Romney wants to make fighting poverty a key pillar of his campaign, but promoting marriage is unlikely to do anything. The post Romney’s Big Idea For Fighting Poverty Has Already Failed appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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$$$ Central Bankers Ramp Up Currency Wars [WSJ] $$$ S&P Near $1.37 Billion Settlement of Crisis-Era Suits [WSJ] $$$ Big banks fail to dismiss U.S. currency rigging lawsuit [Reuters] $$$ $18 billion earnings has Icahn biting tongue on...Show More Summary

Book Club: Super Bowl Prop Bets

The big Super Bowl bets—the winners, the spreads—they’re boring. We don’t want to make those. We want to bet on whether someone will scurry onto the field with a tattoo of their failing Bitcoin conversion app on their back, for the free publicity. We want prop bets. And here they are.

The One Percent, Updated

Piketty and Saez have updated their famous one-percent graph to 2013. It is above. (Click on graphic to enlarge.)One thing that commentators sometimes fail to notice is that the big increase in the one percent's income share came from 1980 to 2000. Show More Summary

Jim Parsons Lost Out On This Short-Lived Sitcom But ‘Big Bang Theory’ Was Waiting In The Wings

Jim Parsons, before he was cast as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, was like any other struggling actor. He had his sights set on big opportunities and was disappointed when they failed to materialize. Even after nearly a decade...Show More Summary

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Stability Is King

Aaron David Miller: President Obama’s decision to cut short his trip to India and meet with the new Saudi king underscores that, for all its anomalies and contradictions, the U.S.-Saudi relationship is too big to fail.

You Big Dummy: Piff-Puffin’ NFL Baller Josh Gordon Facing Year-Long Ban After Failing ANOTHER Drug Test

Cleveland Brown’s Josh Gordon Fails Another Drug Test, Faces 1 Year Ban Josh Gordon doesn’t deserve nice things. Via ESPN Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year suspension,

SAG Awards 2015 worst dressed - A night of epic fails

As the biggest awards show closest to the Oscars, one would think the SAG Awards would be a dress rehearsal of sorts on fashion for the big day -- fingers crossed that is not the case judging by the 21st annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards...Show More Summary

Is This the "Ma Bell Breakup" Moment That Will Dismantle the Mega Banks?

Too big to fail is alive and well, and one prominent analyst sees 2015 as do-or-die for the nation's mega banks.

Big Sam confirms West Ham are interested in signing Man United’s Darren Fletcher [Video]

Louis van Gaal confirmed that Manchester United are ready and willing to listen to offers for Darren Fletcher at his press conference earlier this week, as the Scottish midfielder has failed to make a big impression on the Dutchman. With Daley Blind and Michael Carrick forming a solid partnership in centre midfield, Fletcher’s chances of […]

The Exelon-Pepco merger: Big, nuke-heavy utility looking for new ratepayers to fleece

Giant utility company Exelon has a failing business model and a plan to prop it up. Both ratepayers and clean energy will get screwed in the process.

Little Victories, Big Losses: How and Why American Sniper Fails

There is a point, about a third of the way through American Sniper's conventional narrative, where a different kind of war movie threatens to break out. SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is dropping Iraqi bodies left and right. He is protecting colleagues, but opening a wound on himself. It is not a glorious sacrifice. He seems to wonder how many more he will have to kill. Read more...

‘The Big Three’ era has arrived in MLS – I hope it doesn’t last

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In the space of a week, Toronto FC have gone from the laughing stock of Major League Soccer to headline makers. The club, which has failed to reach the playoffs in any of their eight seasons, has committed a reported … Continue reading ?

Planned Parenthood Fails to Meet Standards to Perform Abortions at New Facility in the Big Easy

A Planned Parenthood facility being built in the Big Easy will not be allowed to conduct any abortion procedures, so ruled the Louisiana state government.

Which massive hard drives are too big to fail?

One year ago we were given some insight into which hard drives last the longest thanks to BackBlaze media’s analysis of the tens of thousands of hard drives in their data center. The company uses regular consumer-grade hard drives due … Read more ›

Democrats Big New Push: Punish “Corporate Deserters”

There’s nothing better than bringing back ideas that failed before even when Democrats controlled the Senate, and never seemed to get a vote in the Democrat controlled Senate about stopping

Terrifying: The Creative Underclass May Never Escape the City

Traditionally, young people come to the big city with a dream; then, when that dream inevitably fails to materialize, many of them move away to some smaller, more forgiving town and cry silently, years later, at what might have been. Now, the fucking tables have turned. Read more...

Seahawks Follow Up Their Big Win With a Bigger Fail: a 'We Shall Overcome' MLK Tweet

One day after their unbelievable, inspiring win over the Green Bay Packers, which sent them to the Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks hit rock bottom on Twitter with a tweet that read, "We shall overcome #MLKDay"—using Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

New York State United Teachers’ Finances

New York State United Teachers appears to be too big to fail. Though it raised an additional $1.6 million in revenue, it spent an additional $14 million in staff compensation. The union spent more than 125 percent of its income, contributing to a negative worth of more than $233 million. NYSUT holds more than $305 […]

Utah forward throws down big dunk, fails to stick the landing

That' probably didn't feel very good. The Utah Utes got off to a good start against Arizona in the battle of No. 8 vs. No. 10. The early run was punctuated by a big dunk from Jakob Poeltl on a beautiful pick-and-roll. Have to work on the landing though.

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