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  • Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

    12/04/2016 10:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 175 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 4, 2016 | RALPH D. RUSSO
    Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The selection committee stayed with the same top four Sunday as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out No. 5 Penn State even though the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten title game and beat Ohio State earlier in the season.
  • College Football Playoff Rankings: Nov 29, 2016

    11/30/2016 3:54:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | November 29, 2016 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: THE Ohio State University3: Clemson4: Washington5: Michigan6: Wisconsin7: Penn State8: Colorado9: Oklahoma10: Okie State
  • Dictionary.com's word of the year is 'xenophobia'

    11/28/2016 1:01:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 28, 2016 | LEANNE ITALIE
    NEW YORK (AP) — You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com's word of the year is "xenophobia." While it's difficult to get at exactly why people look up words in dictionaries, online or on paper, it's clear that in contentious 2016, fear of "otherness" bruised the collective consciousness around the globe.
  • 11 Ways Obama Absolutely Destroyed the Democratic Party

    11/25/2016 9:38:36 PM PST · by 198ml · 13 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/25/16 | Jen Kuznicki
    Analysts argue that Trump won because Hillary didn’t win like Obama did, or something like that. Obama argues that he was a better campaigner than Hillary was. But across the nation, it was clear that many former Democratic voters backed Trump in key areas. Hillary Clinton has been controversial since college, and nominating her certainly did the Democrats no good. Looking back, you can see that she didn’t promote outlandish things while on the stump. She sounded like an old-time Democrat, a God-fearing white pantsuit-wearing smiler of smilers. It’s just, well, America wasn’t fooled.
  • Who Vegas Is Now Picking to Win the 2016 College Football National Title

    11/24/2016 8:32:37 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Cheat Sheet ^ | 11-24-2016 | Jimmie Kaylor
    Jimmie Kaylor November 24, 2016Who Vegas Is Now Picking to Win the 2016 College Football National Title After close to three months full of shocking upsets, legendary individual performances, and games we won’t forget, we finally reached the point in the 2016 college football season where we can accurately separate the national title contenders from the pretenders. Needless to say, quite a bit has changed since the first month of the season. Teams like Florida State, Houston, Stanford, and Louisville — all thought to be among the top national championship contenders in the country — have proven to be pretenders....
  • (Vanity) Trump accomplishments

    11/18/2016 8:43:31 PM PST · by Stopthethreat · 22 replies
    Trump has accomplished more in 8 days than zer0bama did in 8 years and he hasn’t actually DONE a thing! 1.Stopped an imminent nuclear exchange with Russia. 2.Trump and Putin to meet in person for crunch talks on defeating ISIS with 'strong and enduring relationship' 3.Dealt the death blow to TPP. 4.Destroyed both the Bush and Clinton political machines that have played a significant role in US Politics since 1980. 5.Dow Jones seeing its best performing week since 2011 6.Canada and Mexico have said they are willing to renegotiate NAFTA 7.On Thursday, two days after Election Day, the Department of...
  • Five Fast Gun Reforms President Trump Will Sign Into Law

    11/14/2016 4:23:48 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 91 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | November 9, 2016 by Bob Owens
    President-Elect Donald Trump stunned the world last night with a commanding upset victory over the heavy favorite, Democrat Hillary Clinton. In addition to Trump’s victory in the contest to be the 45th President of the United States, the National Rifle Association’s five million members helped retain control of the Senate by backing victorious GOP contenders in Florida, Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin (at this time, New Hampshire’s Senate contest between Kelly Ayotte (R) and Maggie Hassan (D) remains too close to call). The House also remains comfortably under the control of the GOP. The NRA pumped more money into...
  • Here's The List Of 16 Celebrities Who Will Be Leaving The United States Today

    11/09/2016 8:42:28 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 79 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | 9 November 2016 | Hannity.com Staff
    1. Jon Stewart - Comedian 2. Chelsea Handler - Comedian 3. Miley Cyrus - Singer 4. Neve Campbell - Actress 5. Lena Dunham - Comedian 6. Cher - Singer/ActressComplete list at the website ...
  • Your Choice for Top 3 Losers in the Election

    11/09/2016 7:18:48 AM PST · by xzins · 78 replies
    Personal ^ | 9 Nov 16 | Xzins
    My choice for the top 3 losers in this election follows. What are your 'top 3'? 1. Hillary Clinton -- The Clintons were going for a dynasty, if not a dictatorship. She is now subject to criminal investigation, and with a new FBI director and an honest Department of Justice. 2. The Polling Profession -- They've been exposed as mind control propagandists. The icing on the cake were the totally biased 'exit polls' yesterday. But every step of the way the polls were intentionally designed to manipulate and mislead. They are revealed for the mind control device that they are....
  • The 44 Most Damning Stories From WikiLeaks

    11/07/2016 9:52:31 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    WikiLeaks has published tens of thousands of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails. This is what The Daily Caller believes are the most important findings from them. They expose a corrupt press, Clinton Foundation play for play, cronyism, and the Clintons’ real thoughts on the issues. The Clintons In Private:Hillary Told Goldman Sachs America Is Arming Countries That Fund Jihadists Hillary In Goldman Sachs Speech: People Who Oppose Immigration Are ‘Un-American’ Bill Clinton Mocked Working Class Voters At Private Fundraiser Leaked Transcript: Bill Clinton Says ‘Political System Is Rigged’ And Hillary ‘Deserves’ The White House Leaked Speech: Bill Clinton Calls...
  • The First College Football Playoff Ranking Is Out And There Is One Small Surprise

    11/01/2016 5:51:07 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    BI ^ | 11-1-2016 | Cork Gaines
    Cork GainesNovember 1, 2016 The first College Football Playoff ranking is out and the Alabama Crimson Tide are No. 1. Alabama is followed by Clemson, Michigan, and Texas A&M. The first teams on the outside, looking in, are Washington (No. 5) and Ohio State (No. 6). The biggest surprise is Texas A&M being ranked fourth, ahead of Washington. The Aggies are ranked seventh in the Associated Press poll after having lost 33-14 to Alabama. Washington is 8-0 and is the only undefeated Power-5 conference team that is not among the top four. Interestingly, this ranking includes two teams from the...
  • Wikileaks Top 600 Most Devastating Findings - Can Anybody Contact Hannity?

    10/27/2016 11:55:00 AM PDT · by nerdgirl · 51 replies
    online ^ | October 27, 2016 | nerdgirl
    Sorry to post yet another vanity about my website/app, the Wikileaks 600 Key Findings Navigator - but Twitter has muted my account for over 48 hours, and I have no way to get the word out except through the patriots at Free Republic. I'm a long time FReeper - 12 years under this screen name, and at least 4 more before that. I'm also a programmer, and this app is my own work, based on data from an anonymous user at Reddit. It helps present the key data from the Wikileaks in a way that makes it much easier to...
  • Fox News Is No Longer a Top 20 Best-Perceived Brand Among Republicans

    10/20/2016 6:08:19 PM PDT · by savedbygrace · 31 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | October 20, 2016 | By Simon Dumenco
    New data out today from YouGov BrandIndex suggests that Fox News is losing its luster in the eyes of Republican consumers -- who, it must be noted, pretty much despise CNN and MSNBC more than ever.
  • Fox News Is No Longer a Top 20 Best-Perceived Brand Among Republicans

    10/20/2016 11:23:33 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    AD AGE ^ | October 20, 2016t | Simon Dumenco
    New data out today from YouGov BrandIndex suggests that Fox News is losing its luster in the eyes of Republican consumers -- who, it must be noted, pretty much despise CNN and MSNBC more than ever. It also must be noted that Fox News continues to dominate cable news ratings. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. Credit: Fox News To compile BrandIndex, each weekday YouGov interviews thousands of people from its worldwide panel of 2.5 million consumers to gauge public perception of brands. For its 2016 ranking of best-perceived brands in the U.S., YouGov surveyed U.S....
  • It’s a Millennial World Now — Twelve Things to Know

    08/15/2016 6:19:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 50 replies
    Inside Source ^ | August 14, 2016 | Paul Taylor
    Choose your truism. Millennials are the most diverse, tolerant, connected, educated, and idealistic generation ever. Or the most narcissistic, lazy, entitled, coddled, distrustful and disconnected. Or the most downwardly mobile, debt-ridden, unlaunched, unmarried, unchurched, and apolitical. Or a great bunch of kids who play nicely with others, love their parents, respect their elders, want to save the planet, and can’t catch a break. Each of these cliches — and all their wondrous Jekyll-and-Hyde contradictions — have been around for a quite a while. So have millennials themselves. They’re not kids anymore; the oldest are 35. Since the turn of the...
  • Which state has the worst drivers in the U.S.?

    08/08/2016 12:41:07 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 159 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/8/2016 | Ed Leefeldt
    When you get cut off, stuck behind a slow poke in the passing lane or see someone whizzing by at 90 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone, it's tradition to check the license plate and say, "No wonder--they're from such-and-such state."Now there's a study that gives credence to that claim.(snip)Here's a list of the worst, and the reasons why:1. Florida. Floridians Google "speeding tickets" and "traffic tickets" more than any other state. They also have the second lowest number of insured drivers in the nation.2. Mississippi. The state had the fifth-highest number of deaths resulting from auto accidents...
  • 10 Reasons Catholics Should Vote For Trump – and why we certainly will

    08/01/2016 4:31:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies
    Catholic Convert ^ | January 31, 2016 | Steve Ray
    I know this will cause a lot of heavy breathing and stomping of feet but I think Colleen McCrum of Christendom College has written a worthy piece and made good arguments. These should be seriously considered because a lot is at stake. I could brush it all off and say, “I am almost 62 years old and in a decade or two will be with the Lord so I really don’t care that much.” But, I have four kids and twelve grandkids so I DO care and will vote to prove it.I could also say, “I am too principled to...
  • Box Office: Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' Becomes Top Grossing Doc of 2016

    07/28/2016 5:38:01 AM PDT · by Arcy · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/27/16 | Pamela McClintock
    The Secret History of the Democratic Party has quickly become the top-grossing documentary of the year to date at the U.S. box office, amassing $5.2 million in its first dozen days. D'Souza's 100-minute film takes doesn't pretend to be non-partisan. A trailer for the doc refers to Bill and Hillary Clinton...as "depraved crooks" and Democrats as "the party of corruption" that is associated with slavery, lynchings, the KKK and forced sterilization.
  • THE DNC IS A TERRIBLE GROUP - JUICIEST LEAKS (SO FAR)

    07/25/2016 1:10:55 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 36 replies
    REDDIT ^ | 07/24/16 | TRUMP-GENERAL
    BASED COPYPASTA DNC member killing horses for insurance money. https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/578 DNC making fun of black womans name. https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/17942 DNC telling each other, "I love you too. no homo." https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/425 DNC requesting a pull an MSNBC commentary segment. https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/6107 DNC controlling the narrative with time released stories. https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/12450 DNC conspiring to create false Trump information and release with Reuters. https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/7102 DNC Hillary supporters infiltrated Sanders campaign. https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/4776 DNC members going to complain to Morning Joe producers about his mentioning of a "rigged system." https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/8806 DNC discussing their relationship with NBC/MSNBC/CNN and how to get better treatment. https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/13762 Super PAC paying young...
  • TV Ratings: Donald Trump's RNC Speech Tops Romney With 32 Million Viewers, Falls Far Short of McCain

    07/23/2016 6:34:12 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 96 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/22/2016 | Michael O'Connell
    The Republican National Convention clearly reached its crescendo on Thursday night. The four-day run-up until Donald Trump's accepting of the nomination, while giving a strong ratings performance, did not bring any atypical highs for the political meetup. Trump's speech didn't change that narrative by much. With all three broadcast networks and cable news networks now tallied for the 10 p.m. hour, it appears just over 32 million viewers tuned into Trump's extended time on stage. On the broadcast networks alone Thursday night, Trump's time on the stage brought in 12.3 million viewers to the 10 o'clock hour on through the...
  • Twitter says Marylanders and Virginians hate their jobs

    07/16/2016 5:07:04 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 66 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 12 July 2016 | Jeff Clabaugh | @wtopclabaugh
    WASHINGTON — If what is posted on Twitter is a fair indication, people in Maryland and Virginia don’t much like their jobs. Online jobs site Monster.com and social intelligence company Brandwatch studied a year’s worth of Twitter posts from across the country and analyzed posts specifically about jobs. The study puts both Maryland and Virginia in the top 10 for job haters. It is the second year Monster and Brandwatch have conducted the study. It analyzed two million English-language tweets. The top 10 states where people on Twitter hate their jobs at a higher ratio than loving their jobs are...
  • FOX News Channel Breaks Prime Time Viewer Records....CNN & MSNBC, Poorly Lag Behind!!! "Vanity"

    06/30/2016 7:59:40 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 34 replies
    Fox News Channel has the best ever "Prime Time Viewer Ratings" this year!!! CNN & MSNBC lag poorly behind. Ever since CNN & MSNBC have become "Clinton Cable New Channels".....FNC had gone bonkers with massively higher viewer ratings....acoss the board on its "Prime Time", lineup of shows!!! I thought TV stations competited for getting the top viewer numbers...I guess not for CNN & MSNBC!!! They like Ms. Clinton better thn their viewers!!! Go Figure!!!
  • most-heavily-armed-states-in-america

    06/30/2016 4:41:51 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 52 replies
    cbsnews.com/ ^ | 6/30/2016 | CBS Evening News
    As America reels from yet another mass shooting, inevitable questions resurface about guns laws and the nation's pervasive firearm culture. Here is a look at per capita weapons data, based on the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and 2013 data from the U.S. Census... ...it does not include categories like pistols, which make up a large percentage of the guns in the U.S.
  • Red, white and boobs: American women boast the biggest breasts in the world

    06/29/2016 2:48:29 PM PDT · by keat · 153 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday June 29, 2016 | Nicole Lyn Pesce
    The U.S. is the breast country in the world. American women have the biggest boobs across the globe, with the average babe’s bosom measuring a D-cup (which would be an F in European sizes). The Journal of Female Health Sciences busted out this eye-raising new research after analyzing the volume of breast tissue in 342,000 women ages 28-30 in 108 different countries. They only surveyed ladies who were not pregnant or breastfeeding — and those whose boobs were not surgically enhanced — to get the most natural measurements. “Women born in the U.S.A have by far larger breasts than women...
  • The least affordable place to live in America is…

    06/23/2016 12:29:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    The most unaffordable place to live in the US is not San Francisco or Manhattan. It’s Brooklyn. A person earning the average salary in Brooklyn cannot afford the average home there — even if he could spend his entire salary (and then some) on housing, according to a survey released Thursday by real estate firm RealtyTrac, which looked at home sales price data in 417 of the most populous counties in the US as well as average wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The second- and third-most unaffordable places in America are Marin County, Calif., and Santa Cruz,...
  • 2016 Will be the Record Breaking Gun Sales Year of all Time!

    06/21/2016 8:20:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    2016 has been breaking records for gun sales since it began.  In fact, records were being broken seven months before 2016 began.  We only have records until the end of May, but they show a clear trend.  If that trend were followed, then 2016 would have set the record for the most American gun sales in a year, ever. But that trend just got bumped, jumped, and Trumped.  It is now taking off like Falcon SpaceX rocket.  The reason, of course, is politics. The fact is, more than half of Americans associate guns with safety.  That trend has been...
  • The Absolute Best Slice of Pizza in New York

    06/17/2016 11:02:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 17, 2016 | Chris C
    For six weeks, the editors of New York Magazine and Grub Street are publishing a series of definitive lists that declare the absolute best versions of 101 things to eat, drink, and do. Pizza: It’s what New Yorkers are made of. Now, we’re not talking Neapolitan or neo-Neapolitan, deep dish or Detroit-style — not even whole pies. It’s all about the slice, the economical, accessible, on-the-go meal in its many styles: the classic round slice; square in the Sicilian or grandma style; vodka-sauced; with or without toppings, from the minimal (sausage) to the maximal “gourmet” (Buffalo chicken); and so on....
  • Sean Hannity is now number two at Fox News (not Megyn)

    06/02/2016 5:01:07 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 59 replies
    Dailey Caller ^ | 6/2/2016 | Steve Guest
    Sean Hannity beat out Megyn Kelly in the key 25-54 demographic in the month of May as part of his ratings surge. According to Nielsen Media Research, Hannity received 2,078,000 viewers (up 35 percent) with 460,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic, (a 21 percent increase) in the month of May. Hannity had the biggest year-to-year increases for all of FNC. Bill O’Reilly still continued his dominance, raking in three million total viewers (up 25 percent), with 492,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic.
  • The top 5 people Donald Trump might pick as his vice president

    05/28/2016 8:36:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    WaPo ^ | Chris Cillizza
    Below are my picks of the five people most likely to wind up sharing a ticket with Trump. These rankings are based on conversations with Republicans, a study of Trump's public comments about the various people in the VP mix and plain old intuition. 5. Joni Ernst The senator from Iowa has a very bright political future ahead of her. Ernst emerged as a surprising star of the 2014 Senate class with a sterling resume (military background, time spent in state legislature, etc.) and a gift for communicating. She's well-liked by many in the party and is seen as a...
  • Trump Wins Most Votes Ever for Republican Primary Candidate, Breaks Bush's Record

    05/19/2016 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 66 replies
    YC Young Conservatives ^ | May 18, 2016 | Alicia Powe
    Many were probably just hoping for a brokered convention to derail the New York businessman. These “experts” were not simply wrong, they were drop-dead wrong. Trump will not only reach the number of delegates it takes to win the nomination outright on Tuesday June 7th, he has won the most primary votes of any GOP presidential candidate in modern history. Based on astute political analysis, who would have guessed? From Gateway Pundit: George W. Bush won 10.8 million votes in the 2000 Republican primary. Donald Trump has won 11.1 million votes so far this year. Donald Trump won Oregon tonight...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Stephen Curry Becomes First Unanimous MVP in NBA History

    05/10/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Programming note: Watch Steph Curry's MVP press conference today at 2pm on CSN Bay Area, and streaming live right here. The NBA made it official on Tuesday morning, as Steph Curry captured his second straight MVP award. Curry, who led the Warriors to a come-from behind victory on Monday night by scoring an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, becomes the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. Draymond Green finished in seventh place after capturing two second-place votes, six fourth-place votes and 19 fifth-place votes, for a total of 50 points. Kawhi Leonard came in second with 634 points 54 second-place...
  • Facebook has more influence over Americans than any media company in history

    05/10/2016 12:31:24 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    Vox ^ | 5/10/2016 | Timothy B. Lee
    this story is a deeper question that unnerves everyone — including established, mainstream outlets — in a media ecosystem that's increasingly dependent on Facebook's whims: The company's power is vast, and that power is not always deployed in ways that are transparent and accountable. Mark Zuckerberg has always said he wants to build Facebook into "a utility," and he's arguably succeeded. But utilities, because they're so important, are highly regulated. Facebook is approaching utility-level importance, but it answers to no one — not even, given Zuckerberg's control of the company, its shareholders.
  • Public Schools Top Ten List

    05/09/2016 7:28:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 7, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The National School Boards Association (NSBA) came up with a list of the top ten things that make public schools exceptional in 2016. See if you can spot any of these in a government school near you: • "Modernized career technical education (CTE)" (Do Instagram photos, tweets, facebook updates and the ability to Google oneself count?); • "Data Systems" (For what, you might ask?); • "High-Quality Pre-Kindergarten" (and how many students who are fortunate enough to receive it will remember it when they are post-Kindergarten?); • "English Language Learners and Reading" (But do they?) ; • "College-Going" (this may not...
  • Emma and Noah still tops for baby names

    05/08/2016 6:59:51 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | May 07, 2016 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    WASHINGTON – When it comes to baby names, Emma and Noah reign supreme. For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah top the annual list of top baby names in the U.S., according to the Social Security Administration. That’s the third year on top for Noah and the second in a row for Emma, which was also No. 1 in 2008. One major change was the girl name Isis, which had remained steadily in the middle of the pack of the country’s top 1,000 names for the past 15 years. In 2015, after the name had emerged as...
  • Taylor Swift Is The Top Earning Musician of 2015

    05/06/2016 9:53:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    time.com ^ | 5/5/2016 | Cady Lang
    Between adding to her ever-growing celeb squad and feigning shock at winning yet another award, Taylor Swift is continuing her quest for world domination by claiming the title of top earning musician in 2015. The pop princess topped Billboard‘s Top Money-Makers list for 2015, beating out heavy hitters like Adele and One Direction with a total revenue of $73.5 million. The majority of her earnings for the year came from her wildly successful 1989 World Tour, clocking in at $61.7 million.
  • Donald Trump's running mate? Here are 22 possibilities

    05/04/2016 5:11:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 102 replies
    With Donald Trump's Tuesday victory in Indiana, he now looks like a sure bet to become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee. The next item on his agenda: Whom should he pick as his running mate? His decision will depend on what he hopes to accomplish with his No. 2. Here are 22 possible candidates, bunched according to the various scenarios Trump and his campaign team will likely consider
  • The 50 most influential Gadgets of All Time

    05/03/2016 3:27:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 65 replies
    TIME ^ | May 3, 2016 | Multiple Time Editors
    The Tech that forever changed the way we live, work, and play. Think of the gear you can’t live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The TV that serves as a portal to binge-watching and -gaming. Each owes its influence to one model that changed the course of technology for good. It’s those devices we’re recognizing in this list of the 50 most influential gadgets of all time. Think of the gear you can’t live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The...
  • Donald Trump could amass most primary votes in GOP history

    04/28/2016 5:53:44 AM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/28/2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Donald Trump will likely wind up winning the most primary votes of any GOP presidential candidate in modern history, the author of the influential Smart Politics blog told The Post on Wednesday. After convincing victories in Tuesday’s primaries in five East Coast states, Trump has roughly 10.1 million votes, about 200,000 more than Mitt Romney got during the entire 2012 primary campaign. And with the primaries ahead — including in populous states such as California, New Jersey and Indiana — the former “Apprentice” ­reality TV star should easily break the modern record of 10.8 million held by George W. Bush...
  • Trump, Cruz, Clinton Hit Time 100 Most Influential List

    04/21/2016 12:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2016 | Joe Crowe
    Two Republican presidential candidates and both Democratic candidates are on Time Magazine's list of The 100 Most Influential People of 2016. The magazine placed them and other notable American politicians from both parties among a list of artists, athletes, world leaders, and celebrities. They are on the list because, according to the magazine, "they each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke a record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what they're capable of." "To expect Donald Trump to conform to the 'norms' of business and politics is like expecting a square peg to fit in a...
  • Bible Ranks No. 6 on List of Top 10 Most Challenged Books by American Library Association

    04/12/2016 3:13:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The American Library Association has revealed that the Bible is among the books most often challenged and called to be banned in libraries. "You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it's a violation of church and state," said James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association, according to The Associated Press. "And sometimes there's a retaliatory action, where a religious group has objected to a book and a parent might respond by objecting to the Bible." Guidelines for the Office for Intellectual Freedom have clarified...
  • The Bible Joins "Fifty Shades of Grey" on List of Books Most Objected to at US Libraries

    04/11/2016 5:33:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Bible is on American Library Association's list of 'most challenged' booksThe Bible is on the latest list of books most objected to at US schools and libraries, targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. "You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it’s a violation of Church and state," said James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association (ALA), which released its annual 10 top snapshot of "challenged" books on Monday, part of...
  • Holy Bible On List Of ‘Challenged’ Books At Libraries

    04/11/2016 10:00:19 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    DFS CBS LOCAL ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. The Bible. “You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it’s a violation of church and state,” says James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association, which released its annual 10 top snapshot of “challenged” books on Monday, part of the association’s “State of Libraries...
  • The most popular food in every state

    04/11/2016 8:43:42 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 62 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 11 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    Despite peaking in popularity in the early 2000s, low-carb diets remain a staple of the fitness and nutrition industry. However, these diets have not abated America’s love of carbohydrates. The health of the country hurts because of it — obesity rates are still rising — but the data show that the country’s most popular foods continue to be the most carbohydrate-laden. From pizza to sandwiches and baked goods, we can’t get enough. Using the most recent 2014 estimates from the American Community Survey and Dun and Bradstreet, the experts at FindTheHome discovered the most popular food in every state....
  • 40 American comedians ranked by the political slant of their fans using Google search volumes

    03/23/2016 6:49:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3-23-2016 | Evan Soltas
    Evan Soltas @esoltas I ranked 40 American comedians by the political slant of their fans using Google search volumes and state-level PVI. pic.twitter.com/d4KS91oHTs 6:37 PM - 23 Mar 2016
  • The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet

    03/16/2016 8:57:35 AM PDT · by Fhios · 11 replies
    Time ^ | 3/16/2016 | Times Staff
    For our second annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news. Here’s who made this year’s unranked list:
  • Our Forgotten Statesman (Happy Birthday, James Madison)

    03/16/2016 11:22:41 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 16 March 2016 | Walter Williams
    George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington's Birthday each February. But March 16th marks the birthday of probably the second-most important and decent American, James Madison. Madison became our fourth president, but his presidency is not the chief source of his greatness. There would have been an entirely different America without Madison's enormous input and foresight at the contentious 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. There were 55 delegates to the convention. Like Madison, some had a formal college education, while others did not. From Madison's notes about the quality of the...
  • Why Your Top 10 Reasons For Not Having Kids Are Stupid

    03/15/2016 5:11:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Gavin McInnes
    You know that commercial where the guy goes, “I am never getting married,” then he says he’ll never have kids or move to the suburbs? Most of us suburban dads are embarrassed by how perfectly that imitates our lives. I was so adamant about not having kids as a young man, I tried to get my tubes tied at the tender age of 21. Now that I have three, my only regret is waiting so long. I wish I could have had five. You’ll hear a lot of parents lament that they had too few or didn’t have a boy...