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  • Shouldn't Europe pay more for its own defense?

     Shouldn't Europe pay more for its own defense?
    This month in Poland, President Obama offered $1 billion in military assistance to address our NATO allies' anxiety about a resurgent Kremlin. Labeled the European Reassurance Initiative, this boosts NATO's budget by a mere 0.1%. It was nonetheless...
  • Britain, Italy count prostitution, drugs in GDP estimates

    Britain, Italy count prostitution, drugs in GDP estimates
    Sex, drugs and ... GDP?  Britain's national statistical agency Thursday announced it would begin measuring the economic impact of prostitution and drug trade and include them in future official gross domestic product estimates.  By the Office of...
  • British comedian Rik Mayall suffered 'acute cardiac event'

    British comedian Rik Mayall suffered 'acute cardiac event'
    LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) - Anarchic British comic actor Rik Mayall, who died suddenly this week aged 56, suffered an "acute cardiac event" at home, his widow said on Thursday. Mayall, who revolutionised television sitcoms with "The Young Ones" in the...
  • Double standard when it comes to U.S. banks and foreign transactions

    Double standard when it comes to U.S. banks and foreign transactions
    If you use U.S. dollars to pay the U.S. subsidiary of an overseas company for a product stored in the U.S., is that a foreign transaction? That question arose after Jay Berman, 74, of Manhattan Beach was slapped with a 3% foreign transaction fee by Bank...
  • Soul murder

    All men are created equal. All chattel are insured. I saw the movie "Belle" the other day and a piece of it got stuck in my head. The costume drama, set in England in the 1780s, hinged on a real historical event: the monstrous voyage of the slave ship...
  • British appeals court says terror trial can be held mostly in secret

    British appeals court says terror trial can be held mostly in secret
    A British appeals court ruled Thursday that an upcoming terrorism trial can be held mostly in secret, despite objections from civil-liberties groups and news organizations that argued for public access and from prosecutors who wanted the entire proceeding...
  • Cab drivers in Europe protest against Uber, other ride-share services

    Cab drivers in Europe protest against Uber, other ride-share services
    A smartphone app designed to keep people on the go brought parts of Europe to a standstill as cabbies protested Wednesday against what they view as an unfair, unsafe threat to their livelihoods. Uber, a California-pioneered app that allows users to hail...
  • British are ready to rule U.S. TV sets this summer

    British are ready to rule U.S. TV sets this summer
    Paul Revere said they were coming, but he probably didn't think they would keep coming and coming. Yet another British invasion, this time of the TV order, is setting in on America this summer. Between the dreamy royal wedding, the glory of the royal...
  • Prince Harry enlists all-star cast for Invictus Games promo film

    Prince Harry enlists all-star cast for Invictus Games promo film
    Prince Harry has assembled an all-star cast to do a promotional spot for the upcoming Invictus Games. The fourth in line to the British throne enlisted Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy, Bear Grylls, Joanna Lumley, Rod Stewart, Joss Stone, Will.i.am, Stephen...
  • Prince Harry tweets! Says 'can't type fast' so joined army instead

    Prince Harry tweets! Says 'can't type fast' so joined army instead
    Prince Harry now has a royal following online! The British prince officially tweeted from the Invictus Games 2014 Twitter account in honor of the annual competition, making him the most senior royal to use the social media platform, according to several...
  • Pfizer's interest in AstraZeneca worries Maryland

    Pfizer's interest in AstraZeneca worries Maryland
    Research labs closed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer dot the country: Illinois. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. North Carolina. Maryland officials don't want this state to join that list. After Pfizer declared its desire to buy AstraZeneca — which...
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  • Sen. Rand Paul would rather walk than be patted down by the TSA

     
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been a vocal critic of the Transportation Safety Administration's screening procedures at airports, particularly its insistence on "invasive" (Paul's term) pat-downs of travelers regardless of how young or old they might be....
  • Senate confirms Cuban-American appellate judge – finally

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Cuban-born Judge Adalberto Jordan of South Florida is headed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals after the Senate voted 94 to 5 on Wednesday to confirm his nomination. Jordan had to wait four...
  • Rand Paul endorses Mack for Senate

     
    The endorsement battle between George LeMieux and U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV – both battling for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination — intensified today with the announcement that U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, the tea party favorite from Kentucky,...
  • Mack announces his ‘conservative coalition’

     
    U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV has announced a seven-member “conservative coalition” that's backing his Republican U.S. Senate candidacy, a group of mostly fundamentalist Christian activists whose function will apparently be to assail rival George...
  • Where to watch (and who to watch for): White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2012

     
    Jimmy Kimmel is headlining the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this Saturday, the 98th installment of the venerable event that is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady, as well as many other senior government...
  • Michele Bachmann endorses Connie Mack for U.S. Senate

     
    Former GOP presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has endorsed U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV of Fort Myers in the U.S. Senate race in Florida. Bachmann's endorsement follows that of another former presidential hopeful who also briefly...
  • Conservatives' protest delays Patriot Act extension

    A protest led by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) over extending expiring provisions of the Patriot Act threatens to momentarily suspend the federal government’s authority to conduct surveillance on terrorism suspects that the Obama administration said...
  • Rand Paul lifts hold on pipeline bill

     
    Kentucky Republican Rand Paul has lifted his hold on a pipeline safety bill and it could now be given swift approval in the Senate as early as Monday night, the Hill reported. There are reports that Paul actually wanted tougher......
  • Republicans promise to create jobs -- someday

     
    President Obama has a jobs bill. Now Republicans have one too. Their Job 1 is fixing structural problems in the economy. And jobs for those unemployed now? Patience, patience....
  • Herman Cain and sexual harassment

     
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. Some of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s conservative supporters are flocking to his defense over sexual harassment claims against him by two women and the legal settlement that was...
  • Late-night jokes: Sarah Palin, Facebook, Oprah, TSA's cold hands and Charlie Brown's faith

     
    Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live and David Letterman share their best with The Ticket....
  • Late-night jokes: Michael Vick, Michael Bloomberg, Jon Bon Jovi; Plus JibJab annual news review

     
    Also, Tiger Woods' ex, Chinese archeologists and what's-his-name from WikiLeaks....