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Awesome video: Kayakers record a murmuration

11/04/11 02:37PM

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.In case you haven't seen this yet, it's making the rounds on the 'ole Interwebz. A couple of folks were out for a kayak ride, and they, well, you know, had their cameras, and a huge constellation of starlings came along and did something awesome. Take a watch. By the way, a collection of starlings is called a 'murmuration.' I just learned that. read more

Scarborough: Herman Cain is Herman Cain's biggest problem

11/04/11 01:51PM

Joe Scarborough: “I think the fact that he doesn’t know China’s had nuclear weapons since 1964; I think the fact that he says his answer to the immigration problem is electrocuting illegal immigrants…I think the fact that he comes out with a different bit of evidence every day that he’s not only woefully ill-prepared to be POTUS but woefully ill-prepared to even run for POTUS…I think Herman Cain is Herman Cain’s biggest problem.”  read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Friday, November 4, 2011

11/04/11 09:38AM

OLIGARCHY, AMERICAN STYLE  BY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESBut why does this growing concentration of income and wealth in a few hands matter? Part of the answer is that rising inequality has meant a nation in which most families don’t share fully in economic growth. Another part of the answer is that once you realize just how much richer the rich have become, the argument that higher taxes on high incomes should be part of any long-run budget deal becomes a lot more compelling. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, Nov. 4th

11/04/11 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Obama, Romney tied nationally and in swing statesGreek PM reportedly ready to step downProtesters fear Oakland violence will hurt their causeItaly faces monitoring pressure, trumping Greece in debt concernHerman Cain allegation: Sources reveal new detailsAP reports the CIA following Twitter, FacebookTexas judge won't be charged over taped beating of daughter read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Thursday, November 3, 2011

11/03/11 09:37AM

DAY OF THE ARMADILLO  BY GAIL COLLINSNEW YORK TIMESDoes he want to feed illegal immigrants to alligators or electrocute them? Did he sexually harass women when he was chief of the National Restaurant Association? Did he ever notice that being chief of the National Restaurant Association was just a highfalutin way of saying “lobbyist?” The one thing we’ve learned for sure is that Herman Cain’s staff has no idea what Herman Cain has been up to. read more

Top Talker: The Blame Game

11/03/11 09:24AM

 Herman Cain is turning the blame to Texas Governor Rick Perry’s campaign, citing two different people with ties to Perry that could have leaked information on Cain's past.  Republican pollster Chris Wilson, now working for a political action committee supporting Perry, claims he personally witnessed Herman Cain demonstrating inappropriate conduct toward a female employee while working with the National Restaurant Association. read more

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