1. JJ Abrams don't screw up the new Star Wars. Here's how:
2. That thing where your computer freezes and it's horrible and your last hope is contorting your fingers and holding down "ctrl+alt+delete." Yeah, that thing, according to Bill Gates, was a mistake.
3. Haunted houses are scary. You know?
House Republicans signaled Thursday they were shifting their focus to duel with Democrats over the country's debt ceiling—a fight that could put America's economy and financial markets at far greater risk than a short-term budget shutdown.
Though the possibility of a shutdown isn't off the table, House Speaker John Boehner downplayed its likelihood. "I do not expect that to happen," he told reporters Thursday morning. read more
Conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch have been two of the biggest financial backers of efforts to impede President Obama's agenda. During a Thursday speech, the president called out the two major right-wing donors over their efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
"Some of the Tea Party’s biggest donors, some of the wealthiest men in America, are funding a cynical ad campaign trying to convince young people not to buy health care at all," he said. "I mean think about it: These are billionaires several times over—you know they’ve got good health care." read more