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Five Days in the Foreign Policy Education of Ben Carson

Ben Carson’s appeal to voters in the Republican presidential primary is widely believed to be based on his status as a political outsider. Of course, being an outsider means you don’t have a lot of inside info on political stuff, like how to win wars, or even who to ask for help. Show More Summary

How to talk to about politics over Thanksgiving dinner

More from Trail Guide Nov. 24 Go inside the factory that makes Donald Trump's trucker hats Nov. 23 Donald Trump does well in poll with Americans who are 'angry' with the government Nov. 22 Donald Trump calls for waterboarding to combat Islamic State Nov. 20 Donald Trump criticized for saying he'd...

The 12 most powerful women in the world

Business Insider recently released a ranking of the 50 most powerful people in the world — the men and women who command the most influence and authority right now. We looked at more than 100 of the top leaders in business, politics, entertainment, and tech. Show More Summary

Inside the Southern California factory that makes the Donald Trump trucker hats

When Brian Kennedy’s family business was first asked to make the now-famous Donald Trump trucker hats, he knew he would need to address his workers, many of whom are Latino and speak Spanish. “I said to them, ‘We’re not political. We’re here to work,’” Kennedy tells the Los Angeles Times from the...

The 24 most powerful people in America

Business Insider recently released its list of the 50 most powerful people in the world, and almost half hail from the United States. Between political leaders, billionaires, CEOs, and entertainers, the world's top superpower is chock-full of people who possess the potent combination of money and influence that enables them to help shape the world. Show More Summary

Inside Voter, The Tinder-Like App For Picking Political Candidates

If politics were more like dating, would more young people participate? In the midst of the 2012 election, Hunter Scarborough, a recent college graduate, had a flash of inspiration: Why couldn't we remove some of the complexity of voting by creating a Tinder-like app that matches users with political candidates that share their ideology? Read Full Story

Inside the Clinton Donor Network

A Washington Post investigation reveals how Bill and Hillary Clinton have methodically cultivated donors over 40 years, from Little Rock to Washington and then across the globe. The grand total raised for all of their political campaigns and their family’s [...]

Koch Brothers Take The Paranoid Style Of Politics To The Next Level

Ken Vogel, who muckrakes the world of the idle-rich weirdos who run our political system like none other, returns Wednesday with the latest inside dope on the famous Brothers Koch, last seen in these pages describing how they'd been "dragged... Show More Summary

Jeb Bush, Man Related to 2 Former Presidents, Says He's No Political Insider

Jeb Bush wants you to know that he’s different from all those political insiders. He’s just a guy whose father and brother happen to be two former presidents of the United States but, come on—that doesn’t mean anything. Read more...

Tear gas fired inside and outside Kosovo parliament

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo fired tear gas and pepper spray in parliament on Tuesday and police clashed with rock-throwing protesters in a deepening political crisis over relations with former master Serbia.

Obama urges political leaders not to stoke fear about Syrian refugees following the attacks in Paris

In the wake of the Paris attacks, politicians should not create more fear and “feed that dark impulse inside of us,” Obama said.

New Whitey Bulger Book Reveals Intricate Web of Decades of Public Corruption in Boston and Inside FBI

Mobsters and public officials shared criminal traits, common agendas. When was the last time you read a book that pulls back the curtain to expose the dark ways America’s most notorious criminals, police agencies and political elites...Show More Summary

How Paris could actually tear us apart: Inside the dangerous collision of politics & fear

After a mass tragedy like Paris, there's an understandable impulse to withdraw from the world. We must resist it

CNN’s Keilar: Hillary’s 9/11, 1960's Comments ‘Certainly Didn’t Go Over Well’

Reporting from inside the spin room following Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate, CNN’s senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar minced no works in describing Hillary Clinton’s comments on 9/11 and her coming of age in the 1960's to two moments that “certainly didn’t go over well” with aides frantically working to “clean-up” after her.

Inside the Bizarre Right-Wing Political Correctness Movement That Threatens Free Speech

The right's version of political correctness can be far more pernicious. Raucous protests at the University of Missouri, Ithaca College and Yale have highlighted the tension between students who desire a tolerant campus and the American value of free speech. Show More Summary

Marco Rubio Should Thank Fox Business For His Debate ‘Win’

According to an online poll and Politico’s “political insiders,” Senator Marco Rubio won or tied Donald Trump as the winner of the Fox Business Network debate. But could he have done it without so much help from his pals at FBN? At Salon, Simon Maloy nails how the moderators assisted, if they didn’t actually plan for, Rubio’s skate through the debate: read more

As A White Person In South Philly Openly Wonders About The New Mayor's AGENDA That Speaks Of "LGBT Rights" And "$60M In Universal Pre-K", The Black Racial Services Machine Of Philly Are So Happy To Have A Progressive In Power That They Are Confident That


Retiring Rucho?

The Insider’s Patrick Gannon has a column out on Bob Rucho, who recently announced that he won’t be seeking reelection next year. Gannon’s piece begins: If you pay attention to state politics, you’ve heard of Bob Rucho. The retired dentist and lightning rod from Matthews in Mecklenburg County has been at the center of many […]

This anecdote from Facebook insiders shows how funny people can be about politeness (FB)

Humans can be silly about not wanting to offend people, and one story from Facebook’s “Events” team illustrates this perfectly. Facebook is currently trying to revamp its Events feature, which had been in a holding pattern for quite some time, according to Wired. Show More Summary

One of the city's top insider jobs comes open

Kevin Finnegan, the longtime political director of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, is leaving the powerful health care union, and a search is underway to replace him. Finnegan plans to... To view the full story, click the title link.

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