Mitt Romney Accepts Apology From MSNBC Host

Mitt Romney accepted an apology from MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, who along with other panelists on her show made remarks about his adopted African American grandchild. “I think it’s a heartfelt apology, and I think for that reason we hold no ill will whatsoever,” the former Republican presidential candidate said on Fox News Sunday. “I think people recognize, and the folks […]

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White House Point Man Mends Obamacare Politics

Just days after his return to the White House last month, Phil Schiliro sat down in the Capitol with a group of vulnerable Senate Democrats seething over the disastrous roll-out of Obamacare. Weeks before they’d been riding high following the disastrous GOP-led government shutdown. Now they were fighting for their political lives and had openly considered breaking with the president […]

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Last Year’s Apple Rumors? Mostly Bogus

Thanks to Chris Rawson at TUAW, we now have a thorough body of evidence to prove that the majority of Apple rumors shouldn’t be trusted. Rawson, apparently at the provocation of 9to5Mac editor Mark Gurman, combed through every 9to5Mac rumor post from 2013 to determine how many were accurate: The tl;dr summary of 9to5 Mac’s 2013 track record: 73 rumor […]

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Justice Department Fires Back on NSA Ruling

The Justice Department appealed a federal court decision Friday that threatens the National Security Agency’s program to collect data on almost every phone call made in the U.S., CNN reports. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled in December that the program disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was likely unconstitutional. Now, the Justice Department hopes another judge will overturn […]

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Obama: Renewing Benefits for Long-Term Unemployed Is Priority

President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to extend an emergency unemployment program during his weekly address Saturday. Obama, on the heels of his two-week vacation in Hawaii, insisted both parties should focus on passing a three-month extension to providing benefits to the 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans. The program expired when Congress failed to include an extension in a two-year budget deal […]

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Al Qaeda-linked Militants Overtake Key Iraqi Region

Iraqi tribes have joined government forces in battling al Qaeda militants, who seized control of much of the western cities Fallujah and Ramadi Friday. The war in neighboring Syria has helped boost al Qaeda among disenfranchised Sunnis, who have accused Nouri al-Maliki’s government of alienation and hostility, including a recent arrest of a prominent Sunni, USA Today reports. The sectarian violence […]

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Why BlackBerry Is Suing Ryan Seacrest

BlackBerry took a break Friday from dealing with falling revenue, rescinded sales attempts, and a lost CEO to take on what one tech blog wryly describes as the company’s “real threat”: American Idol host Ryan Seacrest. The company is suing Typo Products, cofounded by Seacrest and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier, for creating a case with a keyboard that allegedly infringes on BlackBerry’s patents. […]

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