They said the sequester would be scary. Mostly, they were wrong.

Before “sequestration” took effect, the Obama administration issued specific — and alarming — predictions about what it would bring. There would be one-hour waits at airport security. Four-hour waits at border crossings. Prison guards would be furloughed for 12 days. FBI agents, up to 14 . Read full article >>      [ Read Entire Post: […]

Ginsburg, Thomas spar over race; court likely to get more affirmative-action cases

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent in the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision last week reminded the world of this gem from the late law professor Thomas Reed Powell: “If you think that you can think about a thing inextricably attached to something else without thinking of the thing which it is attached to, then you […]

Consumer Sentiment Jumps to Near Six-Year High

U.S. consumer sentiment improved in late June, ending the month close to a near six-year high set in May, as optimism among higher-income families rose to its strongest level in six years. [ Read Entire Post: Consumer Sentiment Jumps to Near Six-Year High... ]

Billionaire Baron: Geithner Sees 5-Year Fed Exit

Ron Baron told CNBC that Tim Geithner told an event he attended that the Fed's exit plan would take about five years. [ Read Entire Post: Billionaire Baron: Geithner Sees 5-Year Fed Exit... ]

Lightning Safety Tips

Lightning can strike any time of year, but it’s most common during the summer. Learn how to stay safe. [ Read Entire Post: Lightning Safety Tips... ]

Signs of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Learn the signs and do self-exams regularly. [ Read Entire Post: Signs of Skin Cancer... ]

Farm Bill’s Fate in House Bodes Ill for Overhaul of Immigration

The Senate and House are set on disparate trajectories that may well linger beyond this Congress, and may be a dark harbinger for immigration legislation. [ Read Entire Post: Farm Bill’s Fate in House Bodes Ill for Overhaul of Immigration... ]

Data You Can Believe In

How the precision targeting of “persuadable” voters that put President Obama over the top in 2012 could revolutionize the advertising industry. [ Read Entire Post: Data You Can Believe In... ]

Obama to nominate two FEC commissioners

President Obama is set to nominate two new picks for the six-seat Federal Elections Commission, which is down one member and operating with five commissioners serving expired terms. Obama will nominate Washington attorney Lee E. Goodman and Ann Ravel, who chairs a California commission similar to the FEC, according to a statement from the White […]

Federal employee dental and vision insurance program to expand

More insurance companies will participate in the dental and vision insurance program for federal employees and retirees in 2014, the first expansion since the program was created in 2006, the Office of Personnel Management announced Friday. Read full article >>      [ Read Entire Post: Federal employee dental and vision insurance program to expand... ]