Newtmentum, that surge predicted by oracle-like pundits and verified by polling outfits (and now subject to anti-Newt whisper chatter), has arrived in three new polls showing the former Speaker of the House gaining.
Discovered: remote polluted lakes, uninformed fish, a comet crossbow, clinical trial check-up and one place to be to find undiscovered invertebrates.
Pakistan, our "ally from hell," doesn't seem to be helpful toward American forces deployed on its border with Afghanistan: The Washington Post's Joshua Partlow reports that U.S. soldiers aren't sure if a recent firefight was with insurgents or Pakistani forces.
In her first interview since the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain resurfaced, his wife Gloria told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, "I'm thinking he would have to have a split personality to do the things that she said."
Today in academia: learning from hedge funds, choosier for-profits, Larry Summers latest zinger, a school with less student debt, and a call for an election day vacation.
Discovered: how many smokers actually quit, a theoretical planet catapulted out of the solar system, a truism that turns out to be true, the benefits of brown rice and a timely 11/11/11 stat.
Ai Weiwei's wife has said that her husband will be using supportive donations given (and paper-airplaned) to them in order to contest China's $2.4 million in tax fines levied against the artist, multiple outlets reported.
Timed only days after a released U.N. commissioned report showing that Iran's nuclear program included activities "specific to nuclear weapons," The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.S. may sell a package of precision-guided bombs to the United Arab Emirates in order to help "build a regional coalition to counter Iran."
Friday morning, after a week of Herman Cain pressers and Rick Perry flubs, how did the evolving top tier of GOP contenders shake-up? Well, lets see: CBS News polling finds it to be a three-way race with Cain still holding on to a slim lead, Mitt Romney trailing close behind and a somewhat real "surge" for Newt Gingrich.
Minutes before picking over what's left to discuss about Rick Perry's now-infamous brain freeze, Jon Stewart made one thing clear to Republicans: "You are now stuck with Mitt ... He is the winner, we're calling it tonight. It's over."
Today in academia: a SAT cheating scandal gets worse, a decent deal for students of an easy-A professor, medical schools struggling to train doctors in LGBT issues, and Cal State tuition might get hiked.
Discovered: getting obese monkeys to lose weight, optimism abounds for the religious, when people stop taking risks, communicating with those in a vegetative state.
A mic-wielding James O'Keefe apparently tried to ambush interview Columbia journalism dean Sree Sreenivasan, who promptly seemed to turn the tables on the conservative prankster, asking him questions about his choice of costumes for his stunts.
Herman Cain's latest apparent outbreak of very poor wording occurred at a Michigan campaign stop where he remarked to a voter "How do you beat Obama?" and added the pun of "beat him with a Cain," according to multiple political reporters listening and tweeting at the same time.
After the Academy ditched Brett Ratner as Oscar producer, it quickly enlisted someone more reliable to salvage the show: veteran producer Brian Grazer.
After a rough day for markets, there's some mildly optimistic news for the U.S. economy on Thursday morning: initial unemployment benefits claims fell to 390,000, the lowest level in seven months and the second straight week under the magic number of 400,000.
Around the same time as last night's GOP debate, Jon Stewart chatted with House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who had one idea for helping to reduce America's debt: put the Super Committee on TV.
Today in academia: homeschooling memories, online course enrollment isn't booming, brutal early decision numbers and guns are still allowed on Oregon college campuses.
Last night, Bill Clinton said that one his criticisms in a passage of his book, Back to Work--that Democrats didn't try enough to raise the debt ceiling before the crisis this past summer--was "wrong."
Penn State football coaching legend Joe Paterno officially announced his retirement, saying in a statement that "This is a tragedy. It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more."
That irritatingly metallic voice telling New York subway riders to "please be patient" while your train's being delayed for what seems like an ungodly amount of time will soon be phased out for something more apologetic.
Today in Academia: fragile college endowments, an easy-A professor, Ivy League grads responding to Aflac's quack, and pysch grad students scrounge for internships.
On Tuesday's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough asked Bill Clinton if a former president should be allowed to serve two terms, take some time off, and then run again. And Clinton responded, "I've always thought that should be the rule."
Mitt Romney's ability to remain above the daily fray of campaigning has worked for him so far -- but now, with a new web ad and site, Jon Huntsman hopes that he can turn that strength into a weakness.
As the Herman Cain sexual harassment story spirals out of control, Jon Stewart takes a look back at the Politico report that kick-started the frenzy and offers a little journalism reminder for those questioning the news outlet's use of anonymous sourcing.
After what's been described as either a decision to "expand" his duties or as a series of "missteps" leading to a less hands-on role, White House chief of staff Bill Daley will be handing over some of his management duties to another senior aide, Pete Rouse, The Wall Street Journal first reported.
Today in academia: the latest way to compare degree vs. degree, the never-ending plagiarism arms race, gender gaps around the world, and a new turn in a school nickname controversy.
Ai Weiwei, the now-freed dissident who was served notice for $2.4 million dollars in tax fines by China, has been getting a flood of donations to help pay off the steep bill, the artist told multiple news outlets.
Adding more fuel in the "Sucks to Be Us" or "Generation Jobless" vein, a new analysis of Census data from the Pew Research Center finds the wealth gap between older and younger adults gets even bigger, the Associated Press reported.
"I will get stronger. I will return," Rep. Gabrielle Giffords writes in her and her husband Mark Kelly's forthcoming memoir, the Associated Press reported after they got hold of a copy.
It seems that some top U.S. officials were concerned about our roaming, Hellfire missile-equipped Predator drones in Pakistan--so some concessions have been made about when they can and can't target terrorists, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Over half of Republicans don't view Herman Cain's resurfaced sexual harassment accusations as a "serious matter," and 69 percent of those who lean Republican say the ever-evolving storyline won't affect their vote either way, according to a newly released ABC News/The Washington Post poll.
Congressional rhetoric (jobs, jobs, jobs) does not match Congressional reality (petty symbolic votes), Jon Stewart notes, especially when the House of Representatives can get into a tizzy about reaffirming the American motto "In God We Trust."
Rick Perry seems to have a knack for getting a great many excellent deals on private jets, The New York Times informs this morning.
Today's academia: a college slashes tuition, the debt load gets larger, the places where students borrow information, and the gift of an extra day to finish early decision applications.
Today, Mayor Bloomberg reportedly hinted at what could be used as tipping point for clearing Zuccotti Park: crime at the encampment.
Disgraced lobbyist Abramoff says in a forthcoming 60 Minutes interview (leaked this morning to Playbook) he doesn't think Congresses new ethics reforms will do much from stopping lobbyists like him from skirting the law.
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