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  • Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar For $8.5 Billion

    28 July 2014, 6:21 am

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each…
  • Victims' Families Seek Justice, Retribution And Closure From Death Penalty

    28 July 2014, 6:12 am

    Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and…
  • How To Make The U.S. Greener? Export Pollution

    28 July 2014, 5:38 am

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more…
  • Which View of Christianity Does The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling Defend? What about Sharia…

    28 July 2014, 3:55 am

    Injecting the Bible into politics inevitably turns lawmakers into theologians. For example, Tea Party Congressman Stephen Fincher declared last year that, "The role of citizens, of Christians, of humanity is to take care of each other, but not for Washington…
  • Fist Bumps Are Cleaner Than Handshakes And High-Fives, Study Says

    28 July 2014, 2:59 am

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.…
  • Sarah Palin Gives The People What They Want: The Sarah Palin Channel

    27 July 2014, 10:51 pm

    Move aside, Oprah.…
  • UN Security Council Calls For Cease-Fire As Muslims Start Celebrating Eid al-Fitr

    27 July 2014, 10:51 pm

    UNITED NATIONS, July 27 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to implement a humanitarian truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and engage in efforts to…
  • Walgreens May Face Consumer, Political Backlash if it Elects to Become a 'Corporate Deserter'

    27 July 2014, 10:23 pm

    Within the next several weeks Illinois-based Walgreens drug store chain is set to decide if it will become what President Obama referred to last week as a "corporate deserter" by - in essence - tearing up its U.S. Citizenship in order to cut its corporate…
  • The Limits of American Power: A Letter to the Left

    27 July 2014, 8:53 pm

    When I was young, a mantra among progressives was that America had to stop operating as global policeman. Vietnam was the signal episode of arrogant and ultimately self-defeating American overreach. But there were plenty of other cases of the U.S. government…
  • The Lamp Beside the Golden Door: Protecting Refugee Children at our Borders

    27 July 2014, 8:46 pm

    Nelson Mandela once said, "We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."…
  • Boehner Sues Obama in Order to Implement Health Law Faster

    27 July 2014, 8:10 pm

    When I learned that House Speaker John Boehner is suing President Barack Obama, I thought about a number of good reasons for something to limit executive actions. Would it be to limit NSA spying on its citizens? Could it have something to do with limiting…
  • Michelle Obama Tells Democrats To Be 'Hungry' For Midterm Victories

    27 July 2014, 7:55 pm

    First Lady Michelle Obama is joining get out the vote efforts ahead of the midterm elections, telling Democrats it's time to be as "passionate" and "hungry" as they were working up to the 2008 and 2012 elections. The first lady appeared in a video for the…
  • House, Senate Committees Reach Tentative Agreement On VA Bill

    27 July 2014, 7:24 pm

    By Peter Cooney WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) - A tentative agreement has been reached by the chairmen of the U.S. Senate and House veterans committees on legislation aimed at resolving the Veterans Affairs healthcare crisis, their spokesmen…
  • Media on Middle East, ACA in Court, GMOs in Food

    27 July 2014, 7:14 pm

    LISTEN HERE:…
  • Paul Schell Dead: Former Seattle Mayor Dies At 76

    27 July 2014, 5:54 pm

    SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, has died. He was 76.…

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