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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • Netanyahu's Iran speech gains tacit support in Saudi Arabia

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech this week before the U.S. Congress, in which he argued against an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, has received tacit support from an unlikely quarter -- Saudi Arabia. The oil-rich Sunni kingdom...
  • South Africa to investigate spy allegations

    The South African government said Thursday that it is investigating allegations, posted on a website, that the head of the state watchdog agency and opposition figures spied for the U.S. The site, which is titled Africa Intelligence Leaks and contains no...
  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. The images were televised and captured in photographs: Police tear-gassed...
  • Boehner, bipartisan group pressure Obama on Ukraine

    House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans stepped up the pressure on President Barack Obama to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. In a letter to the president on...
  • Anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons

    In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America's living rooms as never before. The images were...
  • Speech before Congress shouldn't be happening

    Speech before Congress shouldn't be happening
    It is quite extraordinary to have a prime minister of another nation come to this country and speak from the dais of the House of Representatives — from where the president gives his State of the Union address — to attack President Obama's...
  • Democrat leaving the party

    Democrat leaving the party
    Nancy Pelosi is insulted? Iran is propelling the world toward a nuclear holocaust and Pelosi is insulted by what Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu? I've been a lifelong Democrat and I'm insulted by the Democrats in Congress. I'm heading post haste to the...
  • GOP factions block real progress

    GOP factions block real progress
    The Republicans in the House remind me of conjoined twins. One is a short-term thinker, impetuous and unable to foresee the consequences of his actions. The other is a long-term thinker, contemplative and aware of the consequences of his twin's mindset....
  • States on edge about the future of health insurance markets

    Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. And a summer decision from the justices leaves little time for backup planning. Many governors, especially Republicans,...