"Whenever you read a good book, it's like the author is right there, in the room, talking to you, which is why I don't like to read good books."
—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit
- Coming Up: February Jobs Report; Weather Likely Hurt Growth Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:08:00 -0500
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics is expected to say that only 150,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month. Still, the unemployment rate likely held at a five-year-low 6.6 percent.
- House Backs Obama's Request To Back Loans For Ukraine Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 -0500
- The crisis in Ukraine is galvanizing unusually swift bipartisan action on Capitol Hill. The GOP-led House voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to authorize a $1 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine.
- U.S. Knew Of 'Imminent' Move In Crimea, Top Official Says Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 -0500
- Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, tells NPR that U.S. decision-makers were given a week's notice that some Russian action was likely.
- Sports Medicine Pioneer Frank Jobe Dies At 88 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 04:13:00 -0500
- Dr. Frank Jobe, an orthopedic surgeon who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved the careers of countless major league pitchers, died Thursday.
- A Homeless Teen Finds Solace In A Teacher And A Recording Fri, 07 Mar 2014 03:16:00 -0500
- Aaron didn't think he would ever tell a teacher he was living on the street. But sharing a recording of his personal story, he says, was a relief.
- Poultry Farmers To Fight Back On California Cage-Free Egg Law Fri, 07 Mar 2014 03:14:00 -0500
- Missouri farmers will file a lawsuit against California over its law barring the sale of eggs from producers whose chickens are raised in small cages. The plaintiffs say the law is unconstitutional.
- From War In The Desert To 'Murder Ball On Ice' Fri, 07 Mar 2014 03:14:00 -0500
- This year, the men's U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team is packed with Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and they've found an outlet in hitting, slamming and speeding across the ice as fast as they can.
- 3 Lessons From Obama's Failed Justice Department Nomination Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:24:00 -0500
- Why was it such a disaster? Seven Democrats defected from their party to vote against President Obama's nominee.
- Top Conservative Event Opens With Big Names, Red Meat And Fun Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:55:00 -0500
- Opening day at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference attracted some of the biggest names in GOP politics. It also featured some young conservatives bent on having some fun with politics.
- Grocery Chains Safeway And Albertson's Announce Merger Deal Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:43:00 -0500
- Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is offering $9.4 billion for Safeway, the nation's second-largest grocery, and plans to combine it with Albertson's, acquired a year ago.
- How Bad Directions (And A Sandwich) Started World War I Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:19:00 -0500
- World War I began 100 years ago this summer. The spark — Archduke Ferdinand's assassination — was dramatic, tragic and, in some ways, almost comic.
- In Pennsylvania, Gas Company Complaints Grab Statewide Attention Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0500
- One of the biggest natural gas companies in the U.S. is facing legal trouble over allegations it cheats landowners out of royalty money. Chesapeake Energy has faced similar accusations across the U.S.
- Senate Blocks Military Sexual Assault Reforms Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0500
- The Senate has blocked a bill introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, which had proposed revisions to military procedures for punishing and preventing sexual assault.
- Talk About A Misdemeanor: The City Law Against Annoying Behavior Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0500
- Grand Rapids City Attorney Catherine Mish talks to Audie Cornish about an outdated city code that states, "No person shall willfully annoy another person."
- As CPAC Opens, GOP Stars Take Turns At The Podium Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0500
- The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative activists, routinely attracts big names in the Republican party — and this year's no different. It starts Thursday.