Groups backing ‘radical center’ praise Obama, Congress — so far

Voting machines have barely cooled and postmortems flow forth, but the bobbing and weaving over governing has begun in Washington. Just for starters, how will the government avoid the “fiscal cliff” and can it finally agree on how to deal with immigrants who have come to the country illegally? Read more from the original source…

Obama Thanks Staff

President Obama — in a rare authentic campaign moment — gets emotional addressing staffers at his Chicago headquarters. Read more from the original source…

Charles Darwin Gets 4,000 Write-In Votes

Charles Darwin, the 19th-century naturalist who laid the foundations for evolutionary theory, received close to 4,000 write-in votes against Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), the Athens Banner-Herald reports. A campaign asking voters to write-in Darwin’s name in Georgia’s 10th congressional district began after Broun called evolution and other areas of science “lies straight from the pit […]

Boehner: Obamacare is law of the land, Ryan not the GOP leader

WASHINGTON – In a wide-ranging interview, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said raising tax rates is “unacceptable,” vice presidential nominee Paul D. Ryan is not the new leader of the GOP and the reelection of President Obama means the nation’s new healthcare law is “the law of the land.” Read more from the original […]

Slippery Statistics Suggest Online Piracy Is on the Wane

Sandvine has released a new report on global Internet traffic that points to the growth of online data consumption and implies that the increasing use of legitimate content services such as Netflix may be softening the impact of illegal P2P file-sharing. At face value, that seems difficult to believe. “Online piracy is booming by any […]

California House members aiming to offset loss of influence

WASHINGTON — Just days after the election, California House members are campaigning again, this time for committee leadership posts that could offset some of the state delegation’s loss of influence on Capitol Hill with the departure of a number of its senior members. Read more from the original source…

Romney Planned Fireworks to Celebrate Victory

Mitt Romney had planned to celebrate his election victory with an eight-minute fireworks display over Boston Harbor, the Boston Globe reports. “A permit filed with the City of Boston said the detonation could occur any time between 7 p.m. Tuesday, just after the first polls closed, and 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, which ended up being just […]

BlackBerry 10’s US Security Clearance Is a Lock

While Research In Motion’s BlackBerry 10 won’t be released until the first quarter of 2013, the platform has already received a highly prized U.S. government security clearance, the company announced Thursday. BlackBerry 10 won the FIPS 140-2 certification that will allow government agencies to deploy devices that run the OS. The clearance also applies to […]

Republicans Are at an Electoral College Disadvantage

Nate Silver: “Two more presidential elections, 2016 and 2020, will be contested under the current Electoral College configuration, which gave Barack Obama a second term on Tuesday. This year’s results suggest that this could put Republicans at a structural disadvantage.” “Based on a preliminary analysis of the returns, Mitt Romney may have had to win […]

Sprint Snatches Midwest Spectrum

Sprint will acquire wireless spectrum and customers from U.S. Cellular in the Midwest, in a $480 million deal to expand its services in the area, the companies announced Wednesday. Under the agreement, Sprint will pick up segments of PCS spectrum in multiple Midwestern markets, including Chicago and St. Louis. It will receive 585,000 U.S. Cellular […]

Where in the World is Con Ed?

Ten days after Sandy, I am among many thousands of homeowners in the north suburbs of New York City waiting for electricity. We have experienced nothing like the hardship of battered Staten Island and the New Jersey shore. Still, this has been more than an inconvenience. The emotional and economic costs of extended displacement are […]

Amex Teams With Halo 4 on Master Chief Incentives

Master Chief is going after some real world conquests in the newly released Halo 4 from Microsoft. In time for the launch of the game, American Express teamed with Microsoft to launch a campaign that will reward players who sync their American Express card to Halo 4 — and by default, Xbox Live. For registered […]