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John Kasich's Unforgivable Truth About Obamacare

John Kasich.

Ohio governor and smart money 2016 GOP hopeful just complimented Obamacare, and said a repeal isn't happening. Can the Republican base ever get over this moment of honesty?

When we Washington types sit around and handicap the GOP field for 2016, we tend to talk about the

All The Wealth The Middle Class Accumulated After 1940 Is Gone

Here's more proof the middle class is dying.

The middle-class share of American wealth has been shrinking for the better part of three decades and recently fell to its lowest level since 1940, according to a new study by economists Emmanuel Saez of the University of Calif

Can Asian Americans Sustain Political Growth?

Asian American Political Growth.

According to the 2014-2015 National APA Political Almanac, over 300 Asian Americans hold political positions at the state and local levels compared to the 13 Asian Americans who hold seats at the federal level.

James Lai says that the increase in Asian Americans elected o

Pope: 'God Is Not Afraid Of New Things'

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying on Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges.

Francis, who has said he wants a more merciful and less rigi

The richest person in all 50 states

That must be how Bill Gates and 49 other heavy-hitting Americans feel, after Wealth-X released a report ranking the wealthiest individuals in each state.

Gates tops the list as the richest Washingtonian, with an estimated net worth of $81.5 billion. He's f

John Kasich's Unforgivable Truth About Obamacare

John Kasich's Unforgivable Truth About Obamacare

Ohio governor and smart money 2016 GOP hopeful just complimented Obamacare, and said a repeal isn't happening. Can the Republican base ever get over this moment of honesty? When we Washington types sit around and handicap the GOP field for 2016, we tend to talk about the known quantities, the people prancing around before us on a daily basis thrusting their elbows in one another’s general direction, your Pauls and Cruzes and Perrys and so on....

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All The Wealth The Middle Class Accumulated After 1940 Is Gone

All The Wealth The Middle Class Accumulated After 1940 Is Gone

Here's more proof the middle class is dying. The middle-class share of American wealth has been shrinking for the better part of three decades and recently fell to its lowest level since 1940, according to a new study by economists Emmanuel Saez of the University of California, Berkeley, and Gabriel Zucman of the London School of Economics. In other words, remember the surge of the great American middle class after World War II? That's all gone, at...

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Can Asian Americans Sustain Political Growth?

Can Asian Americans Sustain Political Growth?

According to the 2014-2015 National APA Political Almanac, over 300 Asian Americans hold political positions at the state and local levels compared to the 13 Asian Americans who hold seats at the federal level. James Lai says that the increase in Asian Americans elected officials at the local level is encouraging. Lai says that it’s a start for getting more Asian Americans elected to federal office. “You need political capital starting at the local level,” Lai said....

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Pope: 'God Is Not Afraid Of New Things'

Pope: 'God Is Not Afraid Of New Things'

Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying on Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges. Francis, who has said he wants a more merciful and less rigid Church, made his comments in a sermon to some 70,000 people in St. Peter's Square for the ceremonial closing of a two-week assembly, known as a synod. The working session...

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The richest person in all 50 states

The richest person in all 50 states

That must be how Bill Gates and 49 other heavy-hitting Americans feel, after Wealth-X released a report ranking the wealthiest individuals in each state. Gates tops the list as the richest Washingtonian, with an estimated net worth of $81.5 billion. He's followed by Warren Buffett of Nebraska, Larry Ellison of California, David Koch of Kansas and the top five's lone lady, Wal-Mart heiress Christy Walton of Arkansas. The list is based on Wealth-X's assessment of assets...

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She's America's youngest female billionaire - and a dropout

She's America's youngest female billionaire - and a dropout

America's youngest self-made female billionaire is 30 years old and a college dropout. The company she founded has the potential to change health care for millions of Americans. Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company. For money, she cashed out the funds her parents had saved for tuition. Now, she counts billionaire Larry Ellison as an investor and has former secretaries of state on her board. "I think a...

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The Fatal Consequences Of Policing Mental Illness

The Fatal Consequences Of Policing Mental Illness

In January 2011, wheelchair-bound Randal Dunklin, 55, was denied services at a mental health clinic in San Francisco. Outside the clinic, he grew upset and began vandalizing cars. He pulled out a knife, prompting police to arrive at the scene. When he wouldn't drop the weapon, plainclothes officers pepper-sprayed him, and Dunklin stabbed one of them in the arm. The police shot him. Dunklin survived, but many in need of mental health services who find themselves...

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Headline News

Washington school gunman was homecoming …

25-10-2014

Washington school gunman was homecoming prince

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago.... Read more

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes…

25-10-2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the... Read more

Two deputies killed, two others hurt in …

24-10-2014

Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking... Read more

Two U.S. states to quarantine health wor…

24-10-2014

Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

By Ellen Wulfhorst and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African... Read more

Technology News

Vimeo tech chief takes on 'terrifying' o…

25-10-2014

Andrew Pile has to make sure his service works with everything from phones to smart TVs, even as video-streaming technology constantly changes.... Read more

College students more prone to thoughtle…

24-10-2014

A new survey -- conducted for a firm that recently brought its private social-networking app to the US -- also shows that teens are tired... Read more

Google's head of Android to oversee its …

24-10-2014

By promoting one of his most trusted lieutenants, Google CEO Larry Page can spend more time focusing on the future.... Read more

Clever cables for charging your phone

24-10-2014

Balking at the idea of paying Native Union Night Cable $40 to tie a knot in your smartphone charging cable? There are plenty of other... Read more

Business News

Credit or Debit? Hacks Make Shoppers Ret…

25-10-2014

Scared holiday shoppers aren't swiping smart.... Read more

Uber for Kids: Shuddle Wants to Shuttle …

24-10-2014

Little Suzy has soccer practice. Timmy needs to get to his recital. You have an important meeting. Don't worry, Shuddle has you covered.... Read more

10 'Insane Things' Wall Street Really Be…

24-10-2014

Wall Streeters believe the darndest things.... Read more

California Digs Deep for Water, But Is I…

24-10-2014

Contamination is a major concern as the state turns to groundwater after three years of drought.... Read more

Sports News

Mariota throws 5 TD pass, No. 6 Oregon b…

25-10-2014

Mariota throws 5 TD pass, No. 6 Oregon beats Cal (Yahoo Sports)

Marcus Mariota made a rare mistake and threw an interception - his first since the Oregon State game last season - on a pass that... Read more

UNC's Williams: 'Very sad time' after fr…

25-10-2014

UNC's Williams: 'Very sad time' after fraud report (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams said Friday night it's a ''very sad time'' at the school after an investigation found widespread academic fraud and... Read more

Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Ser…

24-10-2014

Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead (Yahoo Sports)

Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2... Read more

Lloyd leads US women past Mexico 3-0 (Ya…

24-10-2014

Lloyd leads US women past Mexico 3-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals in a 3-0 semifinal victory over Mexico on Friday night, securing the United States a trip to next... Read more

Health News

Ebola Worker Tests Negative, Stays in Qu…

25-10-2014

A healthcare worker who treated Ebola victims and was placed in isolation in New Jersey has tested negative for the virus but will remain quarantined.... Read more

Girl Shaves Head to Support 5-year-old S…

25-10-2014

This 7-year-old came on the TODAY show with her little sister, who had cancer, and vowed to shave her own head in support of children with cancer.... Read more

Worker Who Treated Ebola in Isolation Wi…

24-10-2014

The healthcare worker was placed in quarantine at a Newark airport upon returning from treating Ebola in Africa, and later developed a fever.... Read more

Worker Who Treated Ebola Hospitalized in…

24-10-2014

The healthcare worker was placed in quarantine at a Newark airport upon returning from treating Ebola patients in Africa, and later developed a fever.... Read more

Political News

New NBC Poll on Key Mid-Term Battlegroun…

24-10-2014

Chuck Todd looks at new numbers in a multi-state poll on Meet the Press and President Obama hits the campaign trail for democratic candidates.... Read more

Ex-Obama Counsel Ruemmler Withdraws Name…

24-10-2014

An official tells NBC News that Obama had asked Ruemmler to consider the position but that she withdrew her name "on her own volition" this week.... Read more

Dems Need Black and Blue Coalition in Wi…

24-10-2014

In the hard-fought Wisconsin Governor’s race, the outcome may hinge on the Democratic Party’s ability to turn out the black and blue coalition.... Read more

Democratic Heavyweights Take Aim at Walk…

24-10-2014

Democratic heavyweights are descending on Wisconsin and their Wisconsin campaign stumps could have implications far beyond this governor’s race.... Read more