To legislators in many states, legalized gambling looks like a pretty sweet deal: Casinos are seemingly guaranteed money-makers, and state governments have an opportunity to reap a chunk of their revenue through taxation or profit-sharing agreements. Best of all, citizens volunteer to give their money to casinos. Many of them do it for fun. Few people enjoy paying their taxes, but everyone likes to play games. read more
UPDATE 2:03 PM: The House rejected the 2013 farm bill in a vote largely split along party lines, 195-234.
A last-ditch effort to restore $20.5 billion in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) funding to the House farm bill failed on Wednesday night. An amendment proposed by Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern to prevent the cuts was defeated by a party line floor vote of 234-188. read more
1. Face of Men's Warehouse gets canned. We have sad.
2. That thing when your parents get upset about technology's advancement? It's not new. And you'll probably do it too.
2. Snake opening door is scary.
Julius Escaping from Jenner on Vimeo.
Edward Snowden is not alone. On Wednesday, the men behind some of the other most notorious unauthorized leaks in the history of U.S. intelligence said Snowden had their full support. And that wasn't just an empty promise. read more