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Colorado's Cory Gardner may have found a way to turn a blue state red by co-opting Democrats' tactics—and their message....
From: The Atlantic | By: Molly Ball | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Democrat Mary Burke, a former exec at Trek Bicycle, has a good shot at beating right-wing Walker and becoming the state's next governor....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Asking users to "like" your Facebook page in exchange for a freebie rarely leads to a long-term relationship. Here are five psychological tactics for creating more sustainable relationships with your followers – the type that keeps bringing returns...
From: Unbounce | By: Pratik Dholakiya | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Observant viewers of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” may have noticed that the Comedy Central program has a new advertiser. No, not a video game or even a new flavor of Bud Light: a family-owned outfit out of Kansas is buying ad time during the...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Sure, Ebola containment suits are apparently a popular Halloween costume this year. We get it: the costume is easy to put together, timely, and some people find it amusing. Yet when they take off their fake hazmat suits (or their incredibly fake sexy...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Instead of claiming that young people take gender equality for granted, we should be recognizing their work for reproductive rights and striving to better support them. Image: Eugenio Marongiu / Shutterstock.com The post Actually, Young People Are Leading...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Erin Matson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I have to admit, I read my horoscope. Kind of often, actually. It might seem crazy, but it’s something I’ve always done, probably because of all the fashion magazines I’ve read throughout the years. I don’t know if I really believe in it —...
From: Garance Dore | By: Garance | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Austrian energy concern Verbund is selling its wind park at Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, the concern said in a statement Thursday.A subsidiary of the Bulgarian financial company called Inovent Holding AD is to purchase the wind turbines. The park's turbines...
From: Novinite | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin...
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Maclean's readers write inThe post Letters: ‘If it is perceived that we are divided, we will be defeated’ appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A comparison of prices from a 1964 newspaper ad and from the same supermarket chain today yields some interesting results....
From: New York Times | By: ALAN FLIPPEN | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Reading between the lines, I'm guessing Viacom's sales force got eleventy-nine metric fucktons of money from Koch to run ads against TDS, and Stewart decided to show them who was boss. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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An 8-year-old North Carolina girl is sick of the heated Senate race where more than $100 million has been spent on mostly negative TV ads....
From: CNN | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Docstoc provides useful tools in the form of professional, financial and legal documents and technology for establishing and nurturing small- and middle-sized business. Wikipedia describes it as an, “Electronic document repository and online store...
From: Recruiting Blogs | By: Sourcing Adda | Friday, October 31, 2014
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When Richard Berman urged Western Energy Alliance members to fight an “endless war” against their opponents, he did not know he was being recorded....
From: New York Times | By: ERIC LIPTON | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The U.S. is a long way from resolving "Operation Inherent Resolve", the name given to our new and undeclared war in Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama says it's "going to be a long-term campaign. There are not quick fixes involved. … As with...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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This is not a simple "we win, they lose" scenario.
From: Reason | By: Zenon Evans | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Ringo Starr would later say he could “feel” the city as they landed, the day the Beatles came to New York, could feel the energy that came along with a frenzied reception the Fab Four had recently become accustomed to: armies of shrieking young girls....
From: Business Insider | By: Caroline Moss | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Kleenex tissue maker Kimberly-Clark Corp is being sued for more than $500 million for allegedly falsely claiming their surgical gowns protect against Ebola. California law firm Eagan Avenatti filed the suit Wednesday saying Kimberly-Clark continued to...
From: Time | By: hcregan | Friday, October 31, 2014
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When billionaire activist Tom Steyer declared that he would use his fortune to attack candidates who didn’t believe in man-made climate change, that set the stage for the environment to play a prominent role in this year’s race for governor...
From: Miami Herald | By: Amy Sherman | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A single-car crash in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, has left two teen girls dead and a third girl in critical condition. The accident took place as the girls were walking to school. New startling cell phone footage claims to show the driver in the deadly...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara West | Friday, October 31, 2014
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>> Natto.  That beloved fermented soy bean monster food described by Anthony Bourdain as thus: “Viscous long strands of mucuslike material followed, leaving numerous ugly and unmanageable strands running from my lips to the bowl.”  I’ve...
From: Style Bubble | By: stylebubble | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Many readers are scratching their heads over this video: Oh c’mon – street harassment? I watched the video, read the posts, and I don’t see what the fuss is all about. Yes, it is cringe-worthy, especially where the guy walks along beside her for...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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@PatriciaMazzei Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas tried -- rather unsuccessfully -- to address Thursday the controversy over the political commercial he taped for U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia. In repeated interviews, he refused to offer a play-by-play of how...
From: Miami Herald | By: Patricia Mazzei | Friday, October 31, 2014
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(Ben Sargent via GoComics.com) Linda Greenhouse, in the NYTimes, on “A Supreme Court Misstep“: … Late on a Friday night earlier this month, the Supreme Court voted in another case from Texas to permit the state’s voter ID law, the strictest in...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Well, if somebody had to do it, why not some guy in Virginia? “I’m not doing this because I’m against President Obama,” Kearon explained, “I’m doing this because I’m for the Constitution.” Kearon believes that Obama unconstitutionally...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger, Rob Astorino, heading into Election Day next Tuesday. But that hasn't stopped the incumbent from keeping the attack ads going strong. This week, the Republican's wife,...
From: Mediaite | By: Matt Wilstein | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Illegal pot dealers still undersell licensed marijuana merchants in Colorado, but their advantage may be fading.
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A conservative political action committee is targeting Latino voters in the North Carolina, Iowa, and Colorado with ads in both English and Spanish dealing with topics other than immigration. The Hispanic Leadership Fund is spending more than $250,000...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Georgia Republican nominee for U.S.  Senate David Perdue released a new ad called “Trust.” The ad asks voters if they can trust President Obama  on national security matters as well as the current Ebola crisis. Narrator: The issue is trust. Do...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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An accidentally released court filing reveals how one company secretly gave money to a non-profit that helped get favorable mining legislation passed....
From: Miller McCune | By: Theodoric Meyer | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Conservative commentators are teeing off at an ad campaign depicting a world in which birth control is banned and condoms are in short supply. Image: Truth Revolt/Youtube The post Conservatives Not Amused by NARAL Colorado Condom Shortage Ad appeared...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Jason Salzman | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aYahoo shares closed up 0.44% to $45.63 on Thursday after the company named former Amazon.com executiveaLisa Utzschneider as its senior VP of sales in the Americas. Utzschneider, who replaces Ned Brody who will become senior vice...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Looking for a good deal on a used car? Don’t bother wandering the streets in Alexandria, Virginia. Because of a local law, it’s illegal for residents to post “For Sale” signs on their cars. Resident Scott McLean wants to change that. Two years...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Coca-Cola Freestyle machines have been dispensing well over 100 combinations of carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks for more than three years. But beyond that, the data they're generating is a fountain of marketing knowledge helping the beverage...
From: Ad Age | By: Jack Neff | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Over the past two decades, as Russia grew toaprovide more than one-third of the European Union's natural gas, state-controlledaOAO Gazprom has assembledaa network of holding companies, ownership stakes in energy and finance firms,...
From: TheStreet | By: Peter Green | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a 15-second video has to be worth quite a bit more. Instagram has launched its first video ads, adding another entry into the lucrative but increasingly crowded market See also: 7 Smartphone Photography Tips for Enviable...
From: Mashable | By: Jason Abbruzzese | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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SoJonStewartandthefolksatTheDailyShowrecentlynoticedthatKochIndustriespickedupsomeadtimeduringtheshow’s11:00p.m.timeslot.KochIndustries,ifyouweren’taware,isrunbyCharlesandDavidKoch,theconservativebillionaireswhohavebeenpumpinghundredsofmillionsofdollarsintoright-wingpoliticssincetheSupremeCourt’sCitizen’sUniteddecisionessentiallykickedopenthecampaignfinancefirehydrant....
From: Warming Glow | By: dguproxx | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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An imperfect end to an epic postseason. My eyelids drooped half closed and I tilted my head back in one slow, listening nod. "At least they made it this far." Yeah. That's true. It was incredible. The god-dog Kansas City Royals went to the World Series!...
From: Royals Review | By: Tyler Drenon | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Who is LeBron James? Is he a fresh-faced youth who, displaying maturity beyond his years, keeps his head and down and lives up to the hype? Is he a goofball whose nice-guy attitude is a relatable counterpoint to his terrifying on-court prowess? Is he a...
From: Pando Daily | By: David Holmes | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Big Data powers the modern world. What do we gain from Big Data? What do we lose? Al Jazeera America examines the role of technology and the implications of sharing personal information in the network’s first graphic novella, Terms of Service: Understanding...
From: Putting People First | By: Experientia | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Will North Carolina voters see an eleventh-hour blitz of TV advertising in races for the state Supreme Court? It appears that way, according to media accounts reporting an influx of outside spending for TV air time. The conservative Justice for All NC...
From: Gavel Grab | By: Peter Hardin | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebooka and Twittera ainvestorsahave experienced a wild ride since these two social media giants have gone public. After reporting third quarter earnings this week, Facebookashares are down approximately 8%, while Twitterashares...
From: TheStreet | By: Michael Maggi | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In the country’s unhealthiest state, the failure of Obamacare is a group effort.
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Sarah Varney | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Donors gave millions in races for governor, especially when they were the ones running
From: Time | By: ryantbeckwith | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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More than two dozen donors have given at least $1 million to state-level campaigns ahead of Nov. 4.
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Rachel Baye | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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If GOP Senate candidate Tom Cotton didn't know about the popular gay dating app Grindr, he does now....
From: CNN | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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When it's hard to tell the difference between a former White House press secretary and a hipster media CEO, times have changed....
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Reviewing Harold Holzer’s Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, Gary Wills marvels at how the president deftly handled newspaper editors and reporters, noting that journalism in his day “was a dirty game by later standards,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Americans are, without question, safer today than they were 10 or 20 years ago. Between 1992 and 2012, violent crime in the United States dropped by 49%. Yet Americans consistently believe that crime is increasing year after year. In an attempt to exploit...
From: Reason | By: Lauren Galik | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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