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  • Ranking the 10 men most likely to win the 2016 Republican nomination (ˇJeb!)

    08/02/2015 7:59:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    WAPO ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    The obvious problem when trying to rank the 10 people most likely to wind up as the Republican presidential nominee next year can be summed up in two words: Donald Trump. On one hand, Trump is ahead in most national polls on the nominating contest — an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll out Sunday puts him at 19 percent, four points clear of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — and he even leads (or comes close to leading) in surveys conducted in early-voting states such as Iowa and New Hampshire.On the other hand, he is Donald Trump. I put the question of...
  • Amazon shares surge 20 percent, market cap surpasses Wal-Mart

    07/24/2015 7:34:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/24/15 | Jacob Pramuk
    Amazon shares spiked in early trading Friday after the online retailer blew past quarterly earnings and revenue estimates, boosted by growth in the North American market and cloud computing segment. Shares rose 20 percent, giving the retailer a larger market capitalization than bricks-and-mortar behemoth Wal-Mart. The surge also generated a huge windfall for CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns 83,921,121 shares of the company. At Friday's early prices, his fortune rose some $8.05 billion—a gain that by itself would be enough to put him in the world's 200 richest people.
  • Truth in advertising: The top 10 new slogans for Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 12:49:15 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-22-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Given that there’s a second video released about Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting it’s time to look into…adjusting…their slogan to get better truth in advertising. It may seem grotesque, and that’s exactly what I’m trying to highlight.
  • Some surprising winners and losers in the 2016 fundraising race

    07/19/2015 10:20:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | July 19, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    The results of the first major test of the 2016 presidential race were announced this past week: the initial six months of fundraising numbers for the slew of candidates running to be their partyÂ’s nominee next year and for aligned super PACs. As with any test, some people passed with flying colors. Others, well, didnÂ’t. Here are the winners and the losers of the cash dash for those contests and other races. WINNERS â—Ź Jeb Bush Sure, we all knew the former Florida governor was going to raise scads of money, largely through his Right to Rise super PAC. But...
  • They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

    07/19/2015 1:05:47 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | 07/18/2015 | staff
    In one of this year's most intense international competitions, the United States has come out as best in the world — and this time, we're not talking about soccer. This week, the top-ranked math students from high schools around the country went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Chiang Mai, Thailand. And, for the first time in more than two decades, they won. Po-Shen Loh, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and head coach for Team USA, says the competition is held over the course of two days. Students work on three...
  • America's favorite fast food chain is Chick-fil-

    07/05/2015 4:13:26 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 52 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 05 jul 15 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Full title--- America's favorite fast food chain is Chick-fil-a while McDonald's is at the bottom of the heap in new survey The annual American Consumer Satisfaction index polled 70,000 people for their opinions on various consumer offerings, including fast food. In its first year on the index, the Southern-born, Christian-run sandwich chain debuted at the top.
  • Chick-fil-A's secret to becoming America's favorite restaurant chain

    07/03/2015 6:54:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/03/2015 | HAYLEY FITZPATRICK
    Chick-fil-A is America's favorite restaurant. American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2015 Restaurant Survey named Chick-fil-A the most-loved restaurant in America. The company scored an 86 out of a possible 100 points in customer satisfaction, beating Chipotle and Panera Bread. Chick-fil-A's secret? Having the perfect blend of great food and excellent customer service. Fast casual companies like Chick-fil-A are successful because they, "typically offer better ingredients, freshness, and more developed décor," according to the report. Chick-fil-A not only beat all other chains in customer satisfaction, but it also took ACSI's top rating in dining experience as well. The criteria evaluated for this...
  • America’s Drunkest States

    07/02/2015 1:17:06 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06.29.15 | James Joiner
    New study shows where we drink the most, and who’s doing it. A new study has been released that tells us a lot about our nation’s drinking habits. Which states drink a lot? Which house the most teetotalers? Where do you fall? See below:
  • The Definitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States

    06/30/2015 6:33:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Thrillist ^ | June 30, 2015
    50. Florida When putting together a list such as this, there can be some temptation to defy popular expectations, and go against the grain. However, Florida’s awfulness resume is so staggeringly impressive that it couldn’t go any other way. You were born for this. Embrace it. 49. Delaware Dogfish Head, one of the most enduring jokes from Wayne’s World, and… that about covers it. Even people from Delaware don’t really fight back all that hard when you make fun of Delaware. 48. Ohio Getting LeBron back only further cemented its position as the Florida of the North.
  • The 50 Sexiest in TV News 2015 (Fox News Has Nine)

    05/21/2015 2:48:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 64 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3:21 pm, May 21st, 2015 | by Mediaite Staff
    The 50 Sexiest in TV News 2015 We spend a lot of time here at Mediaite watching national news on TV. So, as we approach summer 2015, we thought now would be the perfect time to share our list of the 50 Sexiest in national TV News. While this is certainly a list of physically beautiful people, remember, being sexy isn’t only about looks. It’s also about how they cover the news and in many cases, having something to say and not being afraid to say it. Whether you agree with them or not, love them hate them (or maybe...
  • Highest-Paid Chiefs in 2014 (CEOs)

    05/16/2015 1:46:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 16, 2015
    Here are 200 of the highest-paid chief executives in American business. The list comes from the Equilar 200 Highest-Paid CEO Rankings, which lists the compensation of the chief executives of 200 public companies with a market capitalization of at least $1 billion, that filed proxies by April 30.
  • Emma, Noah top list of most popular baby names in 2014

    05/08/2015 8:28:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | My 8, 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Emma and Noah were the most popular baby names in 2014. Among girls, Emma was followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava, according to the list released Friday by the Social Security Administration. For boys, Noah was followed by Liam, Mason, Jacob and William.
  • Handicapping the 2016 Field: For the Top Tier to the Hopeless, Krauthhammer looks at the GOP

    03/27/2015 6:49:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/27/2015 | Charles Krauthhammer
    With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it’s time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies. No point in wasting time on the Democratic field. There is none. The only thing that can stop Hillary Clinton is an act of God, and he seems otherwise occupied. As does Elizabeth Warren, the only Democrat who could conceivably defeat her. On to the GOP. First Tier: 1. Marco Rubio. Trails badly in current polls, ranking seventh at 5 percent, but high upside potential. Assets: Foreign policy looms uncharacteristically large in the current cycle, and Rubio...
  • Newsmax's Top 50 Conservative Blogs of 2015 (Free Republic #5)

    03/24/2015 7:29:20 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 89 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3-24-15 | Theodore Kettle
    Newsmax is out with our 2015 list of the 50 top conservative blogs. The Internet now allows anyone who cares to invest the time and trouble to become a political commentator with, potentially, many times the readership of the most long-established syndicated columnists. The media elite, from the Big Three Networks to the local newspaper, have suffered a collapse in influence and a hemorrhage of revenues as Americans simply click on their favorite bookmarks for informed opinions about the events around them. ....snip.... 5. Free Republic - “Working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud...
  • San Francisco Metro Area Ranks Highest in LGBT Population Percentage

    03/20/2015 3:59:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Gallup ^ | 03/20/2015 | Frank Newport and Gary J. Gates
    The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) of any of the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas. Variation in the percentage who identify as LGBT across the largest metro areas is relatively narrow, with San Francisco's percentage just 2.6 percentage points higher than the national average of 3.6%, and the lowest-ranked metro area -- Birmingham, Alabama -- one point below the national average. The top 10 includes metro areas from every region of the country except the Midwest. Given...
  • ‘American Sniper’ Takes 2014 Box Office Crown

    03/09/2015 10:04:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/09/2015 | John Nolte
    For more than a decade Hollywood lied to the American people in order to justify a string of critical and box office flops aimed at undermining our troops and then-President George W. Bush’s efforts in the ongoing War on Terror. Clint Eastwood’s pro-War On Terror masterpiece “American Sniper” has not only grossed more than all of those films combined, over the weekend it out-grossed every other film released in 2014.
  • Poll: Walker and Bush lead crowded GOP field

    03/05/2015 3:59:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politico | March 5, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush head a crowded field of prospective Republican presidential candidates in the latest national poll released Thursday. Walker, the Wisconsin governor, polls at 18 percent, and Bush, the former Florida governor, is at 16 percent. The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 8 percent each; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 7 percent; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 6 percent each; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 5 percent; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 2 percent; and South Carolina Sen....
  • ‘American Sniper’ Crosses $300M, Warner Bros’ Fifth-Best Domestic Run: Pic’s Road To Success

    02/20/2015 6:44:28 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Currently, American Sniper ranks as Warner Bros’ fifth-highest-grossing film in domestic box office ever. It sits behind only The Dark Knight ($533.3M), The Dark Knight Rises ($448.1M), Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($381M) and Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone ($317M). Warner produced Sniper with Village Roadshow. American Sniper is the seventh Warners release to cross $300M domestically, and one of only 50 films to ever pass the milestone.
  • Hispanic women account for majority of abortions in NM for 2013

    02/08/2015 12:46:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    life dynamics ^ | February 6, 2015 | life dynamics
    According to New Mexico 2013 state population estimates, 46.4% of New Mexicans were Hispanic, and 41.3 % were White, so why do Hispanic women account for the majority of abortions in the state? Hispanics in New Mexico In New Mexico, reporting of legal induced abortion became law in 1977, and 1978 was the first full year of reporting. The number of abortions reported in New Mexico in 2013 was 3,408. This is an 8.7% increase from the 2012 number. In 2013, 67.6% of abortions in New Mexico were to women who were less than nine weeks pregnant and 86.0% of...
  • 'American Sniper' now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office

    02/02/2015 4:02:30 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's "American Sniper" is now the war movie to top all war movies. At the domestic box office, the movie -- a dramatic retelling of real-life sniper Chris Kyle's four tours of duty in Iraq -- has made almost $250 million. That's enough to pass "Saving Private Ryan," which was previously the country's highest-grossing war movie.
  • The top 40 conservative websites February 2015 edition

    02/01/2015 11:04:22 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2015 | Sierra Rayne
    As February begins, it is time again to look at the rankings of conservative websites. Using Alexa's web analytics and monitoring a suite of over 100 sites, here are the top 40 conservative websites for February 2015 based on their U.S. rankings.
  • TOP-10 Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates

    01/23/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 56 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    1-   Ted Cruz2-   Allen West3-   Ben Carson4-   Rick Perry5-   Marco Rubio6-   Mike Pence7-   Michele Bachmann8-   Scott Walker9-   Bobby Jindal10- Rand Paul (if I have to) What say you?
  • This Map Shows America’s Most Armed Counties. #1 Might Surprise You.

    01/18/2015 1:15:05 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 88 replies
    WideOpenSpaces ^ | September 10, 2014 | Matt Alpert
    The most heavily armed county in the US is (drum roll, please) – Faribanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Second place goes to Tooele County, Utah and third is Nez Perce County, Arizona. City-Data.com compiled the list (We should note there’s no source posted for the city-data list) and Reddit user Ramsesses_Deux created the map. Texas, one of the most gun friendly states in America, is surprisingly not one of the top 10 most armed counties. The Lone Star State’s first entry is Harris County at no. 73. 1. Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK, pop. 82,840: 59.1% 2. Tooele County, UT...
  • American Sniper breaks box office records

    01/18/2015 9:38:35 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/18/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “shocker” that a patriotic movie by one of the best directors working today, about an American hero who kills jihadists, is really, really popular. To me, that sounds like a formula for success, but Hollywood still thinks tender stories about gay males coming of age are what the public demands, along with cartoonish special effects-laden, nine-figure-budget mind candy.
  • Which Movies Make Grown Men Cry?

    01/15/2015 12:39:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies
    FiveThirtyEight.com ^ | January 12, 2015 | Walt Hickey
    Which Movies Make Grown Men Cry? After an evening at Grassroots Tavern, some friends and I got into a heated argument about “Love Actually,” which I contend is a good movie. This eventually became a slightly less heated argument about which movies make people cry. The consensus was that everyone has at least one movie that gets them. The lone dissenter was my friend Alex Kaufman, who claimed he had never cried during a movie. After we listed approximately half the films on IMDb, he eventually recanted, saying that “Saving Private Ryan” had, at points, briefly broken his steely resolve....
  • Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul: worst dressed

    01/06/2015 3:22:17 PM PST · by presidio9 · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 01/03/15 | Hal Boedeker
    Remember when Mr. Blackwell ripped the worst-dressed celebrities and celebrated the best-dressed style setters? Roger Stone is carrying on the tradition, and he bashes with a tart snarkiness that Mr. Blackwell would have admired.. Topping the worst-dressed list for 2014 was Hillary Clinton. Stone observes that she "has no taste in clothing and no idea whatsoever what she looks good in." Wear darker colors, Stone advises. Stone also goes after Rand Paul, like Clinton a possible presidential candidate in 2016. Stone complains that the Kentucky senator "dresses like a college student" and dismisses Paul's hair gel as "ghastly." "To have...
  • 2 of 3 Most Admired Figures on the Right are Black

    12/23/2014 2:13:36 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 74 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 12-22-2014 | Daniel Greenfield - Commentary
    December 22, 2014 2 of 3 Most Admired Figures on the Right are Black by Daniel Greenfield The statistic is interesting. Of the most admired figures on the right in John Hawkins’ survey, two out of three are black: 1) Scott Walker (63) 1) Clarence Thomas (63) 1) Thomas Sowell (63) Race I think here is mostly an accident. What the three men have in common is that they are respected without being controversial or especially partisan.Scott Walker has kept his national presence light and is mainly known for local reforms. Clarence Thomas has been a quiet force advancing conservative...
  • Top 10 stupid quotes from pro-choice activists

    12/21/2014 8:01:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 21, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Sometimes pro-choice activists say things that show they are completely out of touch with reality. On my website Clinicquotes I have a collection of quotes from pro-choicers that show a stunning lack of logic or an almost delusional set of opinions. Here are ten statements made by pro-choicers that might make you shake your head: “The majority of women who abort do so because they know that the unwelcome child, born of constraint or misfortune, will be wounded in some unacceptable way. As Artemis [Greek goddess of hunting] might kill a wounded animal rather than allow it to limp along...
  • College Football Playoff and Bowl Projections

    12/07/2014 3:31:39 PM PST · by iowamark · 79 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 12/7/2014
    College Football Playoff Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction Championship Bowl Jan. 12 Arlington, Texas Semifinal winners TBD Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. Semifinal Alabama* vs. Ohio State* Rose Bowl Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Semifinal Oregon* vs. Florida State* Selection Committee Bowl Games Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction Cotton Bowl Jan. 1 Arlington, Tex. At-Large vs. At-Large Baylor* vs. Michigan State* Orange Bowl Dec. 31 Miami, Fla. ACC vs SEC/Big Ten/Notre Dame Georgia Tech* vs. Miss. State* Fiesta Bowl Dec. 31 Glendale, Ariz. At-Large vs At-Large Arizona* vs. Boise State* Peach Bowl Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. At-Large vs....
  • The Most Disappointing Travel Destinations on Earth

    12/07/2014 10:59:06 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 332 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 07, 2014 | Fox News
    <p>We’ve all built up a trip in our minds, only to find it’s not remotely like the brochures.</p> <p>1. Los Angeles: ‘The whole city is a lie’</p> <p>LA was one of the biggest let-downs for holiday-makers.</p> <p>Travelers expecting Hollywood glitz and glamour were shocked to find what they called a run-down, dangerous and dirty urban sprawl.</p>
  • POLL: Who is Your First Choice for the 2016 GOP Nominee?

    12/03/2014 5:53:58 PM PST · by Windflier · 128 replies
    Patriot Action Network's Patriot Caucus is hosting a final 2014 poll to gauge the views of our members when it comes to 2016. We know it's early, but truth is some of these campaigns will likely begin kicking into gear the first quarter of 2015. With this in mind, please consider selecting your first pick for 2016 ....
  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List

    11/18/2014 10:11:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/18/2014 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    What’s Christian about evangelical authors using shady business tactics in a bid to boost visibility on bestseller lists? In January 2012, former megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll’s book Real Marriage went to the top spot on the Hardcover Advice section of The New York Times best-seller list. In March 2014, it was disclosed by evangelical magazine, World, that Driscoll’s publishing success was aided by a consulting firm called ResultSource, which purchased books on behalf of Driscoll in a coordinated effort to spike sales and give the impression that the book was popular with thousands of book buyers. Driscoll recently resigned from...
  • Watch Out, Apple; Microsoft Now Second Most Valuable Company In The World [bumping out Exxon]

    11/17/2014 1:39:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 11/17/2014 | Mike Upton
    The air is beginning to get a bit thin for the Redmond tech giant, as reports released Friday showed Microsoft climbing to the number two spot on the list of most valuable companies in the world, bumping out Exxon by roughly $9 billion. The cause for Microsoft and Exxon swapping places is two-fold, in that while the price of oil has been dropping, along with Exxon’s share price, Microsoft has been on the rise since October following reports of strong fiscal first-quarter gains with its cloud computing business at its heart. Microsoft has also been making waves recently with its...
  • Where Do the World’s Wealthiest People Live?

    10/15/2014 7:48:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/15/2014 | By NICK TIMIRAOS
    When it comes to producing millionaires, the U.S. still leads the pack. Between July 2013 and July 2014, the ranks of Americans with a net worth exceeding $1 million grew by 1.63 million, or more than one-third of the 3.84 million adults worldwide who saw their net worth exceed $1 million over that span, according to a new report on global wealth from Credit Suisse CSGN.VX -3.56%. Overall, the U.S. was home to around 14.2 million millionaires, or more than 40% of those in the world. After the U.S., the United Kingdom, France and Germany added more millionaires than...
  • America's Worst Charities: #1 Kids Wish Network

    10/07/2014 8:28:05 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 18 replies
    Every year, Kids Wish Network raises millions of dollars in donations in the name of dying children and their families. Every year, it squanders almost every penny. The money gets diverted to enrich the charity’s operators and the for-profit companies Kids Wish hires to drum up donations. Sick children wind up with less than 3 cents of every dollar raised. That has been the formula for 16 years, ever since Kids Wish mimicked the respected Make-A-Wish Foundation and launched its relentless drive for money. In the past decade alone, Kids Wish has channeled nearly $110 million donated for sick children...
  • Report: Which states give the most to charity? The ones with church-goers.

    10/06/2014 5:42:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/6/14 | Lindsey Bever
    Poor and middle-income Americans are reaching deeper into their pockets when donating to charity, while the nation’s wealthiest are giving less, according to a report by Chronicle of Philanthropy that analyzed taxpayers’ IRS data. On average, Americans give about 3 percent of their income to charity each year, according to the report released Monday. But the giving gap between the rich and poor is significant, especially in view of the widening income gap. The report shows those who earned $200,000 or more donated 4.6 percent less of their income between 2006 and 2012; those who earned less than $100,000 gave...
  • Top 10 myths about the Constitution on Constitution Day

    09/17/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Constitution Center via Yahoo ^ | September 17, 2014 | NCC Staff
    The Constitution is our most endearing document, but not everything you read online about the Constitution is accurate! Here are some of the top myths about the Constitution and the Founding Fathers still out there on blogs and websites. To be clear, these myths are not about interpretations of the Constitution; they center on people and events related to the founding document.
  • The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

    09/02/2014 3:53:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 58 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 1, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad and Alexis Levinson
    There is a new chart-topper in Roll Call’s latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators. Montana’s appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber at the time of the previous installment in early August, but his decision last month to not seek a full term opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has leapfrogged him on the list to become the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent. The Democrat is pushing hard to eclipse...
  • The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators(Landrieu #1)

    09/02/2014 3:14:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Rollcall ^ | September 1, 2014
    With the elections just two months away, Democratic incumbents overall have run strong-enough campaigns to ensure the fight for the Senate majority remains a tossup — despite a playing field tilted heavily in the GOP’s direction. Republicans, who need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber, are expected to get halfway there by picking up the open seats in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. Its open-seat opportunities don’t stop there, but the GOP will likely need to defeat at least two sitting senators to win the majority.
  • Lecrae Becomes First Number-One Christian Hip-Hop Artist in iTunes History...

    08/07/2014 2:53:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8/6/14 | Emma Koonse
    Lecrae made history with his brand-new single "All I Need Is You" this week, becoming the first Christian hip-hop artist of all time to ever reach the number-one spot on iTunes... ""I think it's phenomenal to make music that challenges people to think on morality, spirituality and the betterment of society. Many people do that. Some sing country or jazz - I rap. At the end of the day I'm not here to hold up the banner of a genre. I am here to hold up the banner of Truth. It's way bigger than genres and charts. I'm fighting to...
  • Washington DC from murder capital to boomtown

    08/06/2014 9:24:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 August 2014 | Aidan Lewis and Bill McKenna
    A quarter of a century ago, Washington DC had a fearsome reputation for crack abuse and rampant gun violence - it was the "murder capital" of the US. But now, once-blighted neighbourhoods close to the centre of the capital are thriving. When Ruben Castaneda moved to the US capital in 1989 to take up a job with the Washington Post, he was struck by how easy it was to score crack. Days after arriving in the city, he was taken to S Street Northwest by a "strawberry" - a streetwalker who offered sex in return for drugs. "The moment she...
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic Gets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 with 'Mandatory Fun'

    07/24/2014 6:37:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Billboard ^ | 07/24/2014 | By Keith Caulfield
    After more than 30 years on the charts, comedian-singer "Weird Al" Yankovic earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mandatory Fun" debuts atop the list. The album is the first comedy set to top the chart since 1963, and logs the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994. "Mandatory Fun" was released July 15 through Way Moby and RCA Records, and sold 104,000 copies in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was promoted by a well-receiveddaily viral video campaign that launched Monday, July 14. Starting with his parody of Pharrell's...
  • McDonald’s Has the Worst Hamburger in the Country, According to New Consumer Reports Study

    07/03/2014 4:09:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 160 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Chelsea Hirsch
    The Habit Burger and In-N-Out lead the pack. Chick-fil-A also has lots to squawk about. Turns out nobody’s loving it. The standard McDonald’s hamburger — the one that claims to satisfy “billions and billions” — finished dead last in a new Consumer Reports taste test. The Hamburglar’s favorite meal earned a score of just 5.8 out of 10 from the magazine’s readers, putting it far behind West Coast chains The Habit Burger Grill and In-N-Out Burger, which scored 8.1 out of 10 and 8 out of 10, respectively. The top fast food burger available locally was Five Guys Burgers and...
  • The 10 World Cities With the Highest Murder Rates – in Pictures

    06/25/2014 2:37:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 24 June 2014 | Nick Mead and Jo Blason
    Data from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime shows the most up-to-date available homicide rates per 100,000 people for the most populous cities of 137 countries. The Americas overtook Africa as the region with the highest murder rate in 2012 – with eight of the world’s 10 deadliest cities found there 10: Kingston, Jamaica. (Murder rate: 50.3 per 100,000 people in 2011) The UNODC numbers capture intentional homicide, defined as 'unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person'. A total of 328 people were murdered in Kingston in 2011 – significantly down on previous years. Photograph: David...
  • Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' banished from New York Times best seller list

    06/20/2014 5:10:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/20/14 | Paul Bedard
    The New York Times bestseller list hasn't waited a millisecond to put Hillary Clinton's book atop its influential chart after just a week of sales, but has totally ignored another top-10 hardcover from noted conservative and critic of President Obama, Dinesh D'Souza. His new book, on sale for three weeks, isn’t just absent from the top 10 lists already set for the next two Sundays, but totally missing from the list of the nation’s top 25 nonfiction hardcovers despite having sales higher than 13 on the latest Times chart.
  • 10 Things Everybody Gets Wrong About The South: Dixie is the most misunderstood region in America.

    06/20/2014 8:53:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/20/2014 | Chris Queen
    I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say that the South is the most misunderstood region in the United States. Everywhere I go (even sometimes here in the South!) I run into misconceptions about this area. I’m proud of the region I call home, and I wish everybody could know the South that I’ve experienced my whole life. So I’m glad to get the chance to clear up some of the stereotypes and generalizations. Here are the ten things that everybody gets wrong about the South.10. White Southerners Still Haven’t Gotten Over The Civil War. There’s a notion that we...
  • Dr. Ben Carson's 'One Nation' Book Tops New York Times' Best Sellers List

    06/17/2014 7:56:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    Neurosurgeon and notable conservative speaker Dr. Ben Carson's most recent book has made it to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times' best sellers list. Dr. Carson's One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future, debuted on the "Hardcover Nonfiction" list at No. 1 last week and remains so this week. In the Hardcover Nonfiction category, One Nation is trailed by French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century at No. 2, and Mariano Rivera's memoir, The Closer at No. 3. One Nation also is found at No. 2 for the "Combined Print and...
  • 8 stars whose box-office draw is nosediving

    06/15/2014 10:24:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06.14.2014
    With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi film “Edge of Tomorrow” — which debuted June 6 — did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013’s “Oblivion.” In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”). It looks like he’s nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though we’ll see how “Mission: Impossible 5” does when it comes out next year.
  • Top 5 Contenders for Becoming the World’s First Trillionaire

    05/09/2014 12:30:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, May 09, 2014
    When (not if) will we get the world's first trillionaire, and who shall it beThe world will get it first trillionaire in (drum rolls here please…) 25 years. That’s according to economic forecasters (they’re paid to do such things you know) and even as no one – that is, no one person – is even close to being a trillionaire, the widening disparity between the haves and have-nots means that, by 2040, the world is likely to see its first trillionaire (we’re talking US dollars here). #1 Bill Gates The current titleholder of the world’s richest person is obviously in...