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  • PPP Poll: Hillary falls within MOE of top GOP candidates
    Friday - 01/30/2015 - 03:28 PM

    Mitt Romney’s not running for President again, telling supporters that it’s time for the Republican Party to look to other leaders for its future. Democrats may wonder whether they have to tell Hillary Clinton the same thing.

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  • US Economic Growth Slows in Q4, 2014 to 2.6%
    Friday - 01/30/2015 - 03:33 PM

    US GDP growth fell short of expectations in last year's fourth quarter, the government reports. National output increased 2.6% in the final three months of 2014 vs. the previous quarter (seasonally adjusted annual rate).More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Panama’s ex-president’s hunger for gossip at center of wiretap probe
    Friday - 01/30/2015 - 03:47 PM

    When the United States rejected former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli’s request for spying equipment to eavesdrop, U.S. diplomats feared, on his political enemies, the former supermarket baron turned to another source: Israel.Now scores of Panama’s political and social elite are learning that the eavesdropping program that Martinelli’s security team set in place sprawled into the most private aspects of their lives – including their bedrooms.

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  • Mystery of Confederate submarine that sank Union ship then vanished finally solved?
    Friday - 01/30/2015 - 03:59 PM

    After 15 years of painstaking restoration, scientists say they are on the brink of solving what sank the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley - the first sub in history to wreck an enemy warship.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Kevin Costner Uses N Word. I Defend Him! But Not For The Reasons You'd Think...
    Friday - 01/30/2015 - 04:10 PM

    So on CNN, Kevin Costner admitted to having used the N word. Many times. So what? Does that make him a racist? I talked about it on this week's radio show, including MY experience with having used and heard the word.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Israelis make up their minds, spit at Obama
    Friday - 01/30/2015 - 04:20 PM

    Friday is poll day in Israel, and the polls show that Israelis are siding with their Prime Minister, and spitting in the face of President Obama. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party reached the top spot in a Panels Research poll taken for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister newspaper, Ma’ariv Sof Hashavua, on Thursday for the first time since Labor and Hatnua joined forces on December 10 to create the Zionist Union.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine - Jay Leno's Garage
    Friday - 01/30/2015 - 04:44 PM

    1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine. Lovingly restored by Jay's friend Orman Rawlings, this 104-year-old steam-powered vehicle weighs 13 tons and clocks about 4 mph. If you need traction for your more rugged outdoor projects, this engine recently hauled a 55,000-pound sled!

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  • Senate GOP demands Obama turn over all communications with IRS
    Friday - 01/30/2015 - 04:51 PM

    Senate Republicans on Thursday asked President Obama to turn over all communications he and his aides have had with the IRS since 2010, hoping to find out whether the tax collection agency shared private taxpayer information with political operatives at the White House.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Pennsylvania reinstates drilling moratorium
    Friday - 01/30/2015 - 02:05 PM

    A decision to ban oil and gas drilling on state land in Pennsylvania was met with praise and criticism, with an industry leader describing it as a "lose-lose." Louis D'Amico, president and executive director of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association, said the moratorium struck a blow against an industry that's already returned more than $700 million in revenue to the state in the last seven years.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Bavarian medical ‘breakthrough’ with spider silk
    Friday - 01/30/2015 - 02:12 PM

    Biomaterial experts at Germany’s Bayreuth and Würzburg universities claimed a breakthrough in cultivating living cells while holding them in place with liquified spider silk. The research method mixed spider silk with connective fibroblast cells from mice to generate a so-called “bio ink” or gel.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share