Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol' Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
NBC orders 5 new TV series for next season Sean Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson have prominent roles in new television series that NBC will try next season. The network said Thursday that it had ordered five new series, in advance of its annual schedule announcement Sunday. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Edward Snowden or the NSA: Who Violated Your Privacy More? - Atlantic Monthly Privacy Act when he gave the Washington Post ... uncomfortable with an agency that feels justified ... calls for Bush and Obama administration 07/8/2014 - 1:47 pm | View Link
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers - Associated Press ... crisis if only President Barack Obama would "get ... This is a problem that feels all too familiar ... 6, 2014. Immigration solution is in ... 07/8/2014 - 1:27 pm | View Link
State of Wisconsin Sensenbrenner NSA reform bill faces competing ... - Badger Herald Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls, feels misled. ... George W. Bush and Barack Obama grossly ... said at a Cato Institute forum in Washington. 07/8/2014 - 12:36 pm | View Link
HistoryMakers Collection Finds Home at Library of Congress - Diverse ... with Illinois State Senator Barack Obama, who ... slave narratives and Richardson says she feels a ... available in the reference center in ... 07/8/2014 - 11:25 am | View Link
NATO Chief Warns of Duplicity by Putin on Ukraine - New York Times NATO Chief: Russia Still Trying to Destabilize Ukraine - Wall Street Journal 07/8/2014 - 11:25 am | View Link
How Obama feels about Congress right now — in one McKayla Maroney face Yup, that's basically how President Obama feels about Congress right now. Before signing an executive order on workers' rights and federal contracts Thursday, Obama spoke about the House's decision to move forward with a lawsuit accusing the president of ... 07/31/2014 - 10:53 am | View Link
Kerry Washington Baby: Is The Actress Upset With President Obama For Talking About Her Daughter To The Press? [VIDEO] Young did her best to avoid any questions about Washington and her daughter from reporters. "We can't talk about Kerry on the carpet," she said, according to Us Weekly. When asked if she feels "happy" for her co-star, Young replied with, "I am Switzerland ... 07/29/2014 - 8:42 am | View Link
My 'basketball shot' is broken, says President Obama New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Tufail Ahmad, director of South Asia Studies Project at the Middle East Media Research Institute, Washington DC feels that under Saudi-Pakistani influence, the Maldivian society is being pushed into the jihadist path. Kim Jong-un ... 07/28/2014 - 7:30 am | View Link
Obama, in Silicon Valley for fundraisers, touts accomplishments The middle class is "stuck,'' he said. "They feel like they're treading water." "It feels as if Washington doesn't work," ignoring those in need, he said. And that's because the Republican Party is interested only in proving that government doesn't work ... 07/23/2014 - 9:20 am | View Link
Obama vows U.S. will seek justice in downing of Malaysian jet Obama visited the Netherlands Embassy in Washington to sign the book. Of the 298 people killed in the crash, 193 were Dutch. "No words can adequately express the sorrow the world feels over this loss. It is made more acute by the deep ties of friendship ... 07/22/2014 - 4:42 pm | View Link
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Michelle Obama Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964), an American lawyer and writer, is the wife of the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack ... 07/30/2014 - 11:46 pm | View Website
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Naveena Sadasivam at ProPublica writes Report Criticizes EPA Oversight of Injection Wells:
Federal environment officials have failed to adequately oversee hundreds of thousands of wells used to inject toxic oil and gas drilling waste deep underground, according to .
The report, released Monday by the U. S. Government Accountability Office, is critical of the Environmental Protection Agency's inconsistent handling of safety inspections, poor record keeping, and failure to adjust its guidelines to adapt to new risks brought by the recent boom in domestic drilling, including the understanding that injection wells are causing earthquakes.
The EPA generally agreed with the GAO's findings and characterization of the challenges the agency is currently facing.
Concerns have mounted recently about potential water contamination from injections wells.
While country/western has never appealed to my tastes, I have to say that this song is pretty entertaining. It might actually be the only country/western song to contain clever, thought-out lyrics. Plus, it's got some serious societal commentary and genre criticism delivered with all the (completely-warranted) sass it needs. Maddie & Tae spare no one in this parody, making fun of every single trope you could possibly find in a modern country/western song.
BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff WriterBids for the MAPS 3 expo center at State Fair Park came in under estimates when they were opened Thursday afternoon at City Hall.
That was a relief after last week, when bids for the MAPS 3 whitewater recreation center far exceeded estimates.