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THE LIST: July 11 Edition

The energy executive that Democrats thought would rake in the cash for Charlotte totally failed. Politicians: No longer allowed to wear sheriff’s badges. How Mitt Romney turned into Gordon Gekko. A first: A major American church finally declares it will give gay marriage rites.

July 11, 2012

THE LIST: July 9 Edition

Why repealing Obamacare would make the healthcare system even more complicated. President Obama readies a new tax-cut gambit. How to annoy Mitt Romney when he’s raising millions of dollars in the Hamptons. How Roger Federer won back Wimbledon. Bank of America’s weird connection to a drug cartel’s money-laundering scheme. Bad corporate earnings could send the […]

July 9, 2012

THE LIST: July 7 Edition

Will Citizens United cause a second Watergate? How bribery drives success in the app world. Government gets something done (in California). The most incompetent presidential candidate of this cycle resigns. No one will donate to Afghanistan.

July 7, 2012

THE LIST: July 6 Edition

Are Republicans blowing their chance at winning the Senate? The U.S. finally thinks about cracking down on a well-financed Iranian exile group. The Obama campaign’s plan B is working. How the Israeli government has followed the Bain model — and made its middle class feel unnecessarily insecure. Michael Bloomberg is cranky about his speechwriters. Physicists […]

July 6, 2012

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Mitt Romney’s Dog Has Opinions On The Environment

Barack Obama’s administration may have been a bit of a disappointment on the environment (especially as the results of the global warming become more and more obvious), but Mitt Romney has openly come out against all sorts of environmental standards and regulations to a degree that’s consistent with the extremism of today’s Republican Party. This also means that […]

July 6, 2012

THE LIST: July 5 Edition

George Washington explains the culture of his namesake city. How healthcare splits Americans. California winemakers look towards China. Meet the “God Particle.” Michigan’s Republican Governor vetoes voter ID bill. And, yes, closing the postal service isn’t cheap.

July 5, 2012

THE LIST: July 2 Edition

The bad economics of outsourcing. The coming civil war in Afghanistan. A quarter of American military deaths might have been medically survivable. Conservative mega-donors are looking at little, state races. The boss at Barclays steps down.

July 2, 2012

THE LIST: June 30 Edition

Yep, Sheldon Adelson is dumping another $10 million to help out the Koch brothers. Mila Kunis vandalizes for Obama. Republican lawmakers urge states to reject money that would help poor people get healthcare. The White House is not ready to call Obamacare a tax. Remembering Nora Ephron.

June 30, 2012

THE LIST: June 29 Edition

Bad day for the banks — scolded in England, and JP Morgan lost $9 billion. We’re still propping up the big banks. How to fix student loans. Are Turkey and Syria about to go to war? A Pelosi-Boehner buddy movie?

June 29, 2012

THE LIST: June 28 Edition

Was a top CIA spy also a mafia hitman? Hillary Clinton wants a vacation — and also wants to write another book. Rupert Murdoch can no longer justify his newspapers as a part of regular News Corp. There are some changes in the healthcare market that will continue even if Obamacare is repealed. Angela Merkel wants […]

June 28, 2012

How Is Obama Doing In The Swing States?

A recent NBC/WSJ national poll reported that Barack Obama is beating Mitt Romney 47-44, but is doing even better in the key swing states, where 50 percent of respondents said they’d vote for him, compared to just 42 percent for Romney. (Record levels of support among Latinos, obviously, doesn’t hurt.) But how does he fare […]

June 28, 2012

THE LIST: June 26 Edition

The Koch Brothers’ attempt to take over a DC institution fails. Warren Buffett won’t plow his billions into any Super PACs. Women and minorities continue to make up the federal government. Other states figure out the impact of the Arizona decision.

June 26, 2012

THE LIST: June 25 Edition

How the Obama Administration completely ignored Richard Holbrooke. The military wants all that money that went to healthcare. Democrats should fight back hard if Obamacare is overturned. Recreational gun users spark wildfires across Utah. Gas prices fall, but confidence does not return. Rupert Murdoch is unhappy with Mitt Romney — or at least that’s what […]

June 25, 2012

THE LIST: June 23 Edition

Businessmen don’t make good presidents. How Obamacare will change healthcare even if it’s overturned? The inside story of how we blew the Afghanistan surge. The method (and the madness) behind Anonymous. The Court sounds a lot like Scott Walker. The Florida county that could swing the election. How to run a flagship university into the […]

June 23, 2012

THE LIST: 6 Things You Need To Know, June 22

National weed market? Uruguay may start selling marijuana to stop the spread of the cocaine trade. Yep, more proof that Bain invested in companies that efficiently shipped jobs overseas. Voters are tuning out this campaign cycle because … well, there are many reasons. Democratic donors: Nope, we still aren’t totally comfortable with the Obama Super […]

June 22, 2012

THE LIST: June 21 Edition

Air conditioning: The great cause of global warming. The greatest campus fight in America re-ignites. Is Ben Bernanke guaranteeing a recession? U.S. and Britain consider giving Syrian dictator Assad immunity .. if he lets go of power.

June 21, 2012

House Republican Panel: Holder Is In Contempt

The long-running battle between Obama Attorney General Eric Holder and the Republicans in congress who think a cover-up related to the “Fast and Furious” scandal — where undercover U.S. agents lost automatic weapons they had sold to Mexican cartels — could take down the administration heated up today, as the House Oversight and Government Reform […]

June 20, 2012

Meet The New Nazis Of Europe — The Other Cost Of Austerity

Fascism is coming back to Europe. The ideology of authoritarian nationalism has seen a resurgence as far-right, anti-immigrant parties have captured a disconcerting number of votes in recent European elections. The shocking video above, showing a politician from Greece’s neo-Nazi “Golden Dawn” party as he assaulted two left-wing women on television two weeks ago, is […]

June 19, 2012

THE LIST: June 19th Edition

John Kerry is playing Mitt Romney in debate prep. (Yes, we thought of the flip-flop jokes, too.) Google’s troubling new transparency report notes that censorship was really hot last year — and the U.S. government played a big role. Environmentalists worry about Obama’s support for their cause. The king of protecting your privacy. What are […]

June 19, 2012

THE LIST: June 18 Edition

Why do politicians flip-flop? How liberals can use the legacy of the founders to win constitutional battles. Rodney King died at age 47 yesterday: Here’s a retrospective, with jarring photographs, of the the Los Angeles riots of 1992. Greece muddles through, as the results from yesterday’s elections stream in.

June 18, 2012

Rick Santorum’s Half-Hearted Support For Romney

Rick Santorum appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday as a Mitt Romney surrogate, and he was asked about his attacks on Mitt Romney: “I have no problem questioning authenticity,” he said in his own defense. Romney, he continued, would nonetheless be better than Obama. His obviously unenthusiastic support comes on the heels […]

June 18, 2012

THE LIST: June 16 Edition

How does a Mexican drug cartel make billions of dollars? More new details on how young Barack Obama discovered his identity and racial heritage. Republican kingmaker Haley Barbour makes fun of Europe, basically taunting “at least our immigrants are Christian.” The story behind Obama’s DREAM decision. State House Representatives in Michigan were banned from the […]

June 15, 2012
Chris Wallace Debate Moderator

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Did Multiple Fox News Anchors Just Defend Barack Obama?

Yep. Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace — the anchors on the less-crazy side of the Fox News spectrum — tore into Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro for heckling and interrupting the president during a speech. The Daily Caller, a right-wing political site, has defended Munro’s actions, saying reporters need to be pushy to get their […]

June 15, 2012

THE LIST: June 15 Edition

How the CIA rolled Obama. Shocking new details from the Jerry Sandusky trial. Lobbyists openly worry about limits on corruption. Why are there so many Albanian-American mobsters?

June 15, 2012

THE LIST: June 14 Edition

Why Jamie Dimon was so calm. No John Edwards re-trial. America’s newest secret war: more Africa. Anthony Kennedy, fickle swing voter. The worst anti-abortion bill in America. Thanks, Michigan.

June 14, 2012