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Statement by the Quartet's Principals

Representatives of the Quartet — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini — met in New York on 23 September. Show More Summary

US, EU to Remove Terrorism Status from FARC?

United States (US) and European Union (EU) diplomats have given indications that the FARC might be rescinded of its status as a terrorist group for both entities as Colombia’s president and the leader of the rebels will soon sign a historic...Show More Summary

Slovak PM Fico says EU migrant quotas are "politically finished"

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The policy of quotas for distributing asylum seekers among European Union member states is "politically finished", Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Monday.

EU leaders to consider how to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will explore next month the possibility of improving strained ties with Russia in response to growing irritation among some member states over economic sanctions imposed on Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis.

The creation of an EU army is unlikely to happen for one big reason

European Union member states are attempting to forge a closer military union and create an EU army. But new analysis shows that this is unlikely to happen. In the most recent issue of The Economist, the magazine points out in a short...Show More Summary

White America Must Heal Itself: 2016 Is 1965 and 1984

Last weekend, during a writing retreat, I ended up in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Iowa entered the Union as a free state and was a hub for the Underground Railroad, but I wasn’t surprised to see a handful of Confederate flags flying from homes as I drove through towns called Solon and North Liberty. Ours has […]

The Latest: Elections chief questions ruling on voter purge

Ohio's elections chief says a federal appeals court ruling effectively forces the swing state to place voters who have died or moved on its registration lists. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the public advocacy groupShow More Summary

Appeals court: Ohio elections chief wrongly purged voters

A federal appeals court says Ohio's elections chief has been wrongfully removing eligible voters from the swing state's registration list. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the public … Click to Continue »

China's Wanda Group accused of funneling foreign money into Beverly Hills ballot measure

A labor union representing hotel workers filed a complaint Thursday calling on state and federal election officials to investigate the potential illegal use of foreign money in a heated Beverly Hills ballot measure that has pitted the owner of the Beverly Hilton against a builder controlled by...

EU submits Cuba normalisation accord for approval

The European Commission on Thursday submitted for approval an accord to normalise ties with Cuba, long strained by the EU's backing of human rights activists in one of the world's last communist states. The European Union and Cuba settled...Show More Summary

Idiocracy is coming back to theaters in time for election

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In the ten years since Idiocracy came out, the film has become more and more of a documentary, so to mark the anniversary, it's coming back to theaters before the presidential election. Here's President Camacho's State of the Union address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGUNPMPrxvA Here's...Show More Summary

Texts From Mom About 'Designated Survivor'

An unsolicited discussion about Keith Sutherland's new pilot, "Designated Survivor." Mom: Jack Bauer story GOOD scared Scary Capital blows up No survivors. He's the new pres Was going to be demoted after state of Union address whereShow More Summary

After 'gluegate', Austrian election set for Dec 4

Austria's parliament on Wednesday approved December 4 as the new date for the presidential election re-run in a scandal-ridden race that could usher in the European Union's first far-right head of state. Initially scheduled for October...Show More Summary

Austrian election set for early December after 'gluegate'

Austria's parliament has approved December 4th as the new date for the presidential election re-run in a scandal-ridden race that could usher in the European Union's first far-right head of state.

'Designated Survivor,' starring Kiefer Sutherland, is even better on screen than on paper

On paper, the concept for ABC’s new political thriller “Designated Survivor” makes it the absolute perfect drama for fall 2016: After the Capitol is blown up during a State of the Union  speech, a low-level, compulsively decent Cabinet member becomes president of the United States. Seriously, as...

'Designated Survivor,' starring Kiefer Sutherland, is even better on screen than on paper

On paper, the concept for ABC’s new political thriller “Designated Survivor” makes it the absolute perfect drama for fall 2016: After the Capitol is blown up during a State of the Union  speech, a low-level, compulsively decent Cabinet member becomes president of the United States. Seriously, as...

Apple Pay adds support for 30+ more banks & credit unions as it comes to the web w/ macOS Sierra

Apple today continued its rollout of Apple Pay with support for over thirty more banks and credit unions in the United States. Head below for the full list. more… Filed under: Apple

Trump Is Still Lying About Birtherism

On Sunday, Governor Chris Christie, of New Jersey, appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” saying things that weren’t true about Donald Trump’s birtherist lies. “After the President presented his birth certificate, Donald has said, ‘You...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Leaks Reveal Internal Workings Of A Broken Campaign Finance System

WASHINGTON ? Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican allies in the state legislature faced challenging recall elections in 2011 and 2012 after enacting legislation gutting public employee union rights. To fight those recalls,Show More Summary

Value-Added and Social Desirability Bias

(September 20, 2016 12:06 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Chetty, Friedman, and Rockoff's research on teacher value-added is widely interpreted as an argument for giving good teachers a fat raise. Obama's 2012 State of the Union speech practically quotes their abstract: At a time when other countries are doubling... (0 COMMENTS)

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