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11 biggest political scandals of 2013

By all accounts, 2013 was a pretty frustrating year in politics. A do-nothing Congress plagued media coverage of Washington D.C., and was spiced up only by the decently frequent scandals…

Pope Francis: Squaring “The Word” and his words

Pope Francis has been named "Man of the Year" by both Time Magazine and the LGBT-interest magazine The Advocate. President Obama has called him a "messenger of peace and justice,"…

Five things to know about Ukraine’s Euromaiden movement

As the post Soviet country finds itself split between Russia and Europe, Ukraine has experienced a wave of civil unrest in recent weeks, known as the Euromaiden movement. Check…

Despite LGBT stance, toss your change to Salvation Army bell ringers

You've probably seen the volunteers ringing bells outside stores over the past month, asking shoppers for donations. The Salvation Army is one of the most visible charity organizations in America,…

The politics of Chiara de Blasio’s drug addiction admission

On Christmas Eve, New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's transition team made a surprising reveal: A video of Chiara de Blasio, daughter of the new mayor, admitting she was…

Rand Paul takes to Twitter for Festivus rant

Very early yesterday, we were warned that Rand Paul would be celebrating the secular holiday of Festivus, created by that crotchety old man on Seinfeld as a day to air…

Unpacking the meaning of the Obama-Castro Handshake

It was the simplest gesture, a handshake, which sparked millions of conversations around the world. The handshake that took place between President Barack Obama and Raul Castro put the idea…

Ukrainian protests carry reminder for Americans

The people of Ukraine who continue to rally in Kiev's Independence Square demanding the resignation of their president will get their way — and the United States should be proud…

Walmart now profiting off Occupy Wall Street products

In perhaps the most subtle middle finger to the 99 percent yet, Walmart will now be profiting off of the Occupy Wall Street movement by selling a poster featuring the…

Stockman: John Cornyn too ‘liberal’ for Texas

Rep. Steven Stockman (R-Texas) has launched a surprise, last-hour, primary challenge to the nation’s second-most conservative senator. Why? Because the latter is too liberal. "You are in a foxhole fighting to…

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