Those searching for more signs of "how far American has come" from its ugly racist past have a new statistic to latch onto today.
Did you visit The Drudge Report yesterday to get the latest breaking news on the Obamacare decision? We were mainly focused on CNN (big mistake) but if you stopped by Matt Drudge's breaking news site, you were not alone.
You can't help but feel some vicarious vindication for Ed Weiland, the low-key FedEx employee who saw Jeremy Lin's potential when so many NBA GMs didn't.
General Motors has posted its most profitable year ever in 2011, coming a long way since being bailed out in 2008 and going bankrupt in 2009.
On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart made easy work of a little loophole in insider-trading law for the folks who represent us in Congress.
Prosecutors asked an Italian judge today to sentence Silvio Berlusconi to five years in prison for bribing a lawyer, forgetting (or perhaps just wishing to forget) that the ex-prime minister is very good at getting out of jailtime for his cartoonish corruption.
After reports surfaced that the New York State Senate would not honor Whitney Houston, New York State Senate GOP spokesman Mark Hansen told PolitickerNY, "[W]e never sought to block the resolution and it’s something that we’ll take up when we return."
Though Mormons have been explicitly banned from posthumously baptizing late Holocaust survivors since 1995, religious leaders found themselves apologizing yesterday for annointing the parents of a famous Nazi hunter into their ranks.
One of the rather sensible terms of the bail set for one MegaUpload founder, arrested over a month ago for the "international organized criminal enterprise" (Justice Department's words) he and others ran, is a ban from the very Internet that got him famous as a cyberpirate.
Jon Stewart wondered last night what's got conservatives so worried about women serving on the front lines in the military.
Newly anointed Knicks superstar Jeremy Lin has come to represent many things to many people: Basketball savior to Spike Lee, rival to Kobe Bryant, "humble Harvard hero" to the media. In a post on Capital New York, Edmund Lee sees in Lin a role model—and foil— for young, educated Asian-Americans.
In another bit of negative Ray Kelly-related news that doesn't involve Islamophobia, the New York Police Department has announced a record number of on-the-street "stop-and-frisks" in 2011 with the overwhelming majority of them for black and hispanic males.
It was a Sean Hannity segment almost too easy for Jon Stewart to lampoon: a "holy sausage fest" of all-male religious leaders discussing the hot and unavoidable issue of last week, contraception.
Given that both are young, religious athletes who've both risen quickly and unexpectedly to prominence in their respective sports, Tim Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin are inevitably being compared to one another by the media. So now that Linsanity is everywhere it's time to ask: Who was the bigger meme?
When CNN contributor Roland Martin got suspended for what many perceived to be a homophobic tweet during the Super Bowl, some wondered why he got punished for his off-hours comments but others, like Taliban-corpse-hater Dana Loesch, don't.
Proving yet again that the right-leaning media establishment is down to slim pickings when it comes to its presidential endorsements, The National Review is asking conservatives to give Rick Santorum a look, not so much for who the candidate is but for who he isn't.
Proving that a news outlet can poach good journalists but not good blog names, The Huffington Post finally unveiled the new moniker for its parenting blog once called "Parentlode." It is, we learn today, now "Parentry."
It's surely a fact that the Catholic Church's higher-ups don't want to hear, but it's one that the White House has heralded in his defense of the new (and today, amended) requirement for Catholic employers to offer insurance that covers contraceptives.
What does Rick Santorum get for winning Tuesday's useless primaries in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado? Not any delegates, but the $2.2 million his campaign raised in the two days since after isn't a bad consolation prize.
One rape allegation and a two-week hiatus later, police commissioner scion and local television host Greg Kelly was back on air wishing New Yorkers a good day -- without directly telling viewers why he'd left.
Now that the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (aka STOCK) Act has been passed by both the U.S. House and Senate.
After last week's tremendous jobs report, there's another bit of good bit of news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics today.
With California's Prop 8 being struck down in court and Washington state's House of Representatives voting to legalize gay marriage yesterday, it's been a pretty good week on the same-sex equality front.
Ukraine's emergency situations minister is blaming alcohol for most of the country's weather-related deaths this winter.
Now that the Great Facebook IPO of 2012 is here, it's time for reporters to assess who missed out on making billions (or at least millions) by not backing in the social network when it was getting started. One of the biggest losers: The Washington Post.
In yet another piece of bad news for Mitt Romney after his triple trouncing last night, The Washington Post does a front-page rundown of the the ex-governor's record as a job creator in Massachusetts -- one that we're reminded isn't all that good.
The latest in posturing from Iran involves reminding the world (and the U.S. in particular) that it has long-range missile that could hit the U.S. anywhere -- which is hardly surprising, since Israel was making that claim last week.
Even after backtracking on its cut of funds for Planned Parenthood, the fallout for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation continues this morning with public policy senior vice president Karen Handel's sour-sounding resignation.
Poor AOL. All it wants in this cold, harsh, and loveless world full of bigger, stronger brands like Yahoo and Google is for customers to start caring for them again.
What would make President Obama return some $200,000 in campaign donations? Oh, its connection to a drug smuggler and "casino czar" who fled to Mexico will about do it.
After watching all the buttdowns, awkward graphics, and ads we'd already seen on YouTube, regular Super Bowl viewers may have noticed something strange about yesterday evening's postgame coverage: It was much shorter than normal.
Meet John Fleming, the unfortunate Republican U.S. Representative from Louisiana who made that wonderful and all-too-common mistake of thinking that an Onion article was real and telling his Facebook followers to read it.
Threatening the genuine small-government love that has endeared him to supporters, Ron Paul may have taken money from the government for flights his campaign and political action committees were already paying for.
In today's sign that the European Union's deficits problems aren't going away, Romania's Prime Minster Emil Boc and his cabinet have tendered their resignations after a very cold January and February of protests over strict austerity measures imposed by the government.
There's a happy (or at least safe) ending to the story this morning of two American women along with their guide being kidnapped at gunpoint in Egypt.
Some wonderful Internet sleuthing has given a happy ending to the feel-good Internet story of the week -- the one in which an ex-master asked an ex-slave to return to him and the ex-slave refused.
In an example of how secret deals lead to the worst optics ever, today we learn that the Sierra Club took about $26 million dollars over the course of three years from a natural-gas company all while talking up natural gas as a clean alternative to coal.
Now that Donald Trump's finally made his endorsement for president, he can finally return to political obscurity (fingers crossed), but Jon Stewart wonders why the usually garish and gold-leafed showman went with Mitt Romney.
If anything can bring Egyptian soccer rivals together, it's their shared belief that their government is incompetent.
With Facebook's $5 billion IPO filing yesterday, today's news reports are filled with envy-inducing reports of how wealthy the social network has made a lucky few, including the already wealthy Donald Graham, chairman of the Washington Post Company.
Until today it looked like The Times of London, the most august of News International's stable of newspapers in Britain, was too dignified to be tainted by the hacking probes plaguing its tabloid cousins, but that may change with a tweet.
If you're not a sports person, but you want to make some money off this weekend's Super Bowl, why not bet on whether or not Kelly Clarkson will bare her stomach while singing the National Anthem.
The president has granted 408 media interviews with journalists in his first three years in office, exactly three times as many as his predecesor, according to a study cited by The New York Times.
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