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
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
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Original ricin suspect was held despite evidence pointing to another man After keeping Elvis impersonator James Kevin Curtis in jail for a week, interrogating him while he was chained to a chair and turning his house upside down, federal authorities had no confession or physical evidence tying him to the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and other public officials. More
Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers were affected recently by delayed flights across the country because of the furloughs. More
Bonds post sharpest monthly gain in 1-1/2 years on rate cut hopes - Yahoo! Finance Bonds post sharpest monthly gain in 1-1/2 years on rate cut hopes - Reuters India 10/31/2014 - 8:23 am | View Link
Russian energy minister 'hopes to sign Ukraine gas deal Thursday' - Atlanta Journal And Constitution Ukraine, Moscow Clinch Deal on Russian Gas Supply - Time 10/30/2014 - 3:12 pm | View Link
Apple's Tim Cook is 'proud to be gay,' hopes to help others (+video) - Christian Science Monitor Cook profile: Ala. native's rise to tech icon - USA Today 10/30/2014 - 1:15 pm | View Link
MSU hopes new talent, depth lead to improvement - FOXNews.com MSU hopes new talent, depth lead to improvement - KansasCity.com 10/30/2014 - 1:06 pm | View Link
Martin hopes Gamecocks experience leads to success - FOXNews.com Martin hopes Gamecocks experience leads to success - Fresno Bee 10/30/2014 - 11:37 am | View Link
Bonds post sharpest monthly gain in 1-1/2 years on rate cut hopes Indian government bonds posted their best monthly gain in 18 months on hopes easing inflation would allow the country's central bank to start trimming key policy rates earlier than expected. The gains came on a day when the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by significantly expanding its massive stimulus programme, reigniting hopes the global liquidity situation would continue to remain ... 10/31/2014 - 8:00 am | View Link
Hopes fade for 18 Turkish miners (MENAFN - The Peninsula) ISTANBUL: Hopes faded yesterday of finding alive 18 Turkish coal miners trapped when their shaft was engulfed by water, as rescue workers made last-ditch ... 10/30/2014 - 4:55 pm | View Link
Ukraine-Russia gas talks resume with hopes of breakthrough Hopes of a breakthrough rose Thursday as the EU opened the latest round of talks aimed at persuading Russia to resume gas deliveries to war-torn Ukraine in time for winter. The EU-brokered talks in Brussels came as Kiev said pro-Moscow rebels killed another seven of its soldiers in eastern Ukraine and Russia vowed to recognise elections organised by separatist rebels in the region on Sunday ... 10/30/2014 - 4:10 pm | View Link
Hopes fade for S Lanka mudslip victims Hopes are fading for victims of a landslide which may have buried more than 100 people at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka. 10/30/2014 - 2:54 pm | View Link
Martin hopes Gamecocks experience leads to success South Carolina coach Frank Martin hopes the new found experience and depth finally brings the Gamecocks some wins. Martin and the Gamecocks have struggled his first two years in charge, 28-38 overall and 9-27 in the Southeastern Conference. He believes his program is turning the corner, especially with how the Gamecocks finished a year ago with four victories in their final six games - including ... 10/30/2014 - 11:03 am | View Link
Illini's O'Toole leads 1 upset, hopes for a 2nd COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Until a couple of weeks ago, even hardcore Illinois fans probably thought Reilly O'Toole was the proprietor of a new Irish pub near campus. O'Toole was a cypher on the Illini roster for 3½ years, coming in late in the occasional game. 10/31/2014 - 4:01 am | View Link
Wildcats need a win to keep B10 West hopes alive A look at what to watch in the Big Ten this weekend: GAME OF THE WEEK: If Northwestern has any chance to stay alive in the Big Ten West, it must win Saturday at Iowa. The Wildcats (3-4, 2-2) already have division losses to Minnesota and Nebraska and would ... 10/31/2014 - 4:01 am | View Link
Teacher hopes to unseat Torpey Democrat John Sutton said he is challenging Republican incumbent Noel Torpey again for the District 29 seat in the Missouri House of Representatives because he is “disgusted with the whole election process.” Torpey says Sutton’s accusations of him ... 10/31/2014 - 3:42 am | View Link
Bollywood pins hopes on new Maharashtra government to address tax issues MUMBAI: As Maharashtra witnesses a change of guard today, Bollywood wants the new regime to address the issue of heavy burden of taxation that has stunted the growth of the film industry. Mukesh Bhatt, President of the Film and Television Producers Guild ... 10/31/2014 - 1:46 am | View Link
The manager hopes his in-form strikers will continue their strong partnership against the Welsh side, who have Federico Fernandez back available Roberto Martinez believes Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku are hitting top form as Everton prepare to host Swansea City in the Premier League. The two former Chelsea strikers have linked up well so far this term, scoring seven league goals between them and ... 10/31/2014 - 1:43 am | View Link
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Do you ever get the feeling that news stories are extensions of high school spats? First Sarah Palin’s family was brawling at a party, now a boyfriend-gone-bitter sparked an online flamewar unlike any other. The Gamergate story would be very silly if it didn’t involve threats of violence against women, bomb threats, mass shooting threats and egregious invasions of privacy.
In case you haven’t noticed, the video game business is now gigantic, bigger than traditional Hollywood movies.
The news media reminders arrive almost daily now: President Obama's approval rating is low and going lower. McClatchy Newspapers highlighted the "dropping approval ratings," while the Washington Post declared "President Obama's approval ratings have plunged to record lows." The Christian Science Monitor noted the numbers have "plummeted." The Washington Examiner stressed the president's approvals were "sinking to historic lows," while an Atlantic headlined announced, ""Obama's Sinking Approval Could Drag Democrats Down With Him."
The portrait being painted by an array of media artists is unmistakable: Obama's approval ratings are not only weak but they're going down, down, down.
But it's not true.
The part about Obama's "dropping" and "sinking" polling numbers simply isn't accurate, not matter how many times it's repeated inside the Beltway echo chamber.
Does the White House wish Obama's job approval rating was higher?
You don't know what to wear for Halloween yet? Neither do I! (Oh god, it just came to me! I'm not telling.) But if you, on this Halloween morning, still haven't figured out what to wear, that's not necessarily a bad thing. It means you're a well-adjusted adult. Wasn't the whole point of becoming an adult that you didn't have to figure out stupid Halloween costumes anymore?
Just before the new year, "The Colbert Report" will air its final episode, and the world will lose one of its most valuable political satirists: Stephen Colbert. On Thursday night, Colbert announced the date for the final "Colbert Report": December 18, 2014. (And he made a push for folks to buy his book "America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't.")"Stephen Colbert, the guy you've seen here every night for nine years will be gone," Colbert reminded the audience.
On Thursday's episode of "The Daily Show"--the last episode taped in Austin, Tx.--Jon Stewart addressed the few misinformed pundits who think Texas could flip from a red state to a blue one."Listen, Texas has been a conservative state since dinosaurs roamed it 6,000 years ago. At least, that date's according to the Texas state high school text books."If Texas is ripe to turn blue, how do people like Greg Abbott and Louie Gohmert have such significant leads?
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) has seen her prospects for re-election take a slight, but potentially pivotal, dip.
For anyone with kids, that has done hard time in a Chuck E. Cheese or some similarly kid-themed restaurant burdened with a money-sinking arcade, the game "whack-a-mole" is probably quite familiar.
For Democrats, that has to feel like these last few days (and perhaps even weeks) on the polling front.