Monthly Archives: February 2014

This map explains why Ukraine is in a political crisis

And as you would expect, it comes from a top news source — the New York Times. Advertisements

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Chinese “news” agency rips U.S. ambassador; receives sharp condemnation

The Associated Press examines which Chinese news agency openly criticized the departing U.S. ambassador to China and the blow back it received. The article — which called Gary Locke a “rotten banana,” a guide dog for the blind, and a … Continue reading

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Congress could soon discuss a bill that would outlaw gays in the NFL

You read those words above correctly — Congress could soon discuss a bill that would outlaw gays in the NFL. CBS-DC has the details. Jack Burkman — the lobbyist responsible for “A Bill for an Act Entitled: The American Decency … Continue reading

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The best journalism program in the country is at…

…well, that’s a difficult question to answer. The Knight Foundation explains why. There’s no sensible system for comparing programs or knowing if they are really healthy. The measurements schools now file with their accrediting agency, Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass … Continue reading

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Vice President Joe Biden is “still basically a happy warrior,” but…

…there’s that one itch that he might again want to scratch. Politico Magazine takes a look at the obvious question surrounding Mr. Biden: Will he make a presidential run in two years? Biden may rage, but by any reasonable reckoning, … Continue reading

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Did Pittsburgh’s former mayor take a crystal football that had been a gift to the city?

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review examines the case of the missing football. Missing: One piece of prized Super Bowl memorabilia. Description: 12 pounds, sparkling, hand-cut in the shape of a football. Value: $30,000. Dennis Regan recalls the sparkling Waterford crystal trophy sitting … Continue reading

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Ukrainian political official: Russia has undertaken a “military invasion” in our country

TIME magazine reports that Friday was another day of tension between Russia and Ukraine. Tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated sharply on Friday, as Ukrainian officials said Russian military forces had seized control of two airports in country’s the southern peninsula of … Continue reading

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