Amazon editor’s pick: The Best Books of 2011

So many books. So many choices. Here’s a peek and in no particular order: Get the complete list here by categories: The Best Books of 2011 Publication Date: September 7, 2011 At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when […]

Focus group suggests State of the Union speech was well-received

As President Obama delivered his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, a group of 50 swing voters armed with dial meters recorded strongly favorable reactions to his proposals on taxes, renewable energy, overcoming partisan divisions and defending the middle class, according to the pollsters who supervised the study. Read more from the original source…

Obama calls on Congress to resurrect Dream Act

Despite entrenched opposition in Congress to immigration reform, President Obama in the State of the Union speech asked both chambers to resurrect the Dream Act, a bill that would create a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants who are college students and military service members. Read more from the original source…

Romney: Obama swiped my ideas for State of the Union

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney gave a backhanded compliment to President Obama , saying after the president’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night that Obama had “basically adopted a lot of thoughts that we’ve had on the campaign trail. Unfortunately, what he says and what he has done are so dramatically different that you  […]

President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Here’s the complete text of President Obama’s State of the Union address as released by the White House: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, we offered a final, proud salute to the colors under which more than a million […]

Economic Confidence Improving

Jonathan Cohn: “Once again, today’s biggest political news isn’t about the Republican candidates or the President, even though the former are battling in Florida and the latter is about to give the State of the Union address. It’s the latest Gallup survey, which shows economic confidence has risen sharply since August and is now at […]

Gingrich Grabs National Lead Again

The latest Gallup tracking poll shows Newt Gingrich leading the Republican presidential field nationally with 31%, followed by Mitt Romney at 27%, Rick Santorum at 12% and Ron Paul at 12%. A new Rasmussen survey has similar results: Gingrich leads with 35%, followed by Romney at 28%, Santorum at 12% and Paul at 12%. Read […]

Previewing the State of the Union Address

President Obama will warn the nation tonight that “the decades-old promise of a secure and rising middle class is threatened by economic unfairness as he delivers an election-year State of the Union message that is likely to resonate in the months ahead on the campaign trail,” the Washington Post reports. “Obama will outline the steps […]

Anonymous Lashes Out in Wake of Megaupload Shutdown

The hacker group Anonymous has reportedly launched a series of attacks that shut down major websites in retaliation against the U.S. Department of Justice’s actions against the site Megaupload. The attacks have been ongoing since Thursday, and various Web users who clicked on certain links may have been tricked into becoming accomplices. The group reportedly […]

Revamped Signup Process Shoves New Gmail Users Into Google+

Google is incorporating its social network, Google+, in just about every part of its online empire — including, most recently, its Gmail system. Now, new users who want a Gmail account must also sign up for Google+. It’s not necessarily a novel move for Google. The company has been integrating its products for years, from […]

SOPA Backpedaling Has InfoSec Boffins Breathing Easier

As far as SOPA’s critics are concerned, “if something works, break it” seemed to be the motto of the U.S. Congress last week as it rushed to pass a controversial bill that security experts maintained could throw a bomb into the gearbox of the Internet. The Stop Online Piracy Act, filed in the U.S. House […]

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