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Kilmeade on Sandy voters: America is ‘the shallowest country in the history of man’

Fox News co-host Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday complained that the United States was the “shallowest country in the history of man” because exit polls showed that people considered Hurricane Sandy an important factor in the presidential race. On the morning after President Barack Obama won re-election, Fox & Friends co-host…

Apple ordered to pay $368 million over Facetime patent infringement

Apple has been ordered to pay $368 million for patent infringement in its use of Facetime, an application that allows for video calls on mobile devices, the plaintiff said Wednesday. Security software firm VirnetX said in a statement the jury in a federal court in Texas ordered the payment “for…

German economy beginning to feel pinch of Europe’s debt crisis

The German economy, which long seemed immune to Europe’s debilitating debt crisis, is now feeling the pinch and growth will be hit in the fourth quarter, a panel of top economic experts said Wednesday. This assessment was backed up by new data showing that industrial output slumped in September, as…

Google revamps search pages to give results more room

Google began Tuesday serving up revamped search pages that give results more room by shifting the tools menu to the top of the screen. The California-based Internet titan said the change was intended to streamline search pages and make the layout on desktop computers consistent with those on smartphones and…

Ours Is A Liberal Nation

So, just like 2008, Obama took an expected win and did even better than most people expected. Indeed, plenty of Democrats did, including Elizabeth Warren and Claire McCaskill, though in the latter case, it’s more a result of her opponent losing. This election is, I really do believe, more evidence…

Stewart: 2 years and $3 billion later, U.S. in ‘same place we were’ before election

Tuesday night, during a special live Election Night 2012 edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart pointed out that for all of the fuss and expense of the 2012 election, the U.S. has ended up in virtually the exact same political situation as it was two years ago. After…

Andrew Sullivan tells Stephen Colbert: Karl Rove’s ‘head just exploded’

During a live interview immediately following Tuesday night’s election results, Newsweek contributor Andrew Sullivan told Comedy Central’s faux conservative pundit Stephen Colbert that Republican strategist Karl Rove’s head actually “exploded” live on Fox News when the election was called for President Barack Obama. “Karl Rove is demanding a raincheck,” Sullivan…

Gingrich: ‘We were wrong… Karl Rove, Dick Morris’

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday had three simple words to explain why conservative pundits like himself, Karl Rove and Dick Morris incorrectly predicted that Mitt Romney would win over 300 electoral votes and defeat President Barack Obama: ‘We were wrong.” “I’m just going to say bluntly, we…

Minnesota voters reject same sex marriage ban

Voters in Minnesota have defeated a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would redefine marriage as being strictly between a man and a woman. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that the proposed amendment failed by more than 100,000 votes with more than 98 percent of precincts reporting, although the bill’s…

News Corp. publishing profits down by nearly half after phone-hacking scandal

Home to titles including the Times, Sun and Wall Street Journal hit by $67m charge relating to phone-hacking scandal.  Profits almost halved at News Corporation’s publishing division, home to titles including the Times, Sun and Wall Street Journal, in the three months to the end of September, during which the…

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