Republican Mike Huckabee announces 2016 presidential bid

HOPE, Ark. (Reuters) – Republican Mike Huckabee entered the race for his party’s 2016 presidential nomination on Tuesday, looking to break out from an ever-widening field by drawing on the support of social conservatives attuned to his culture-warrior message. Source: Republican Mike Huckabee announces 2016 presidential bid

Retiring Brandeis President Frederick Lawrence Will Make $1M Salary for 2 More Years

Brandeis University’s retiring president, Frederick Lawrence, will continue to be paid for nearly two years after he steps down on July 1. Source: Retiring Brandeis President Frederick Lawrence Will Make $1M Salary for 2 More Years

Senate Republicans determined to move on fast track trade bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans plan to push ahead with legislation key to sealing a Pacific trade pact as soon as possible, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday, despite objections from the chamber’s top Democrat. Source: Senate Republicans determined to move on fast track trade bill

It’s Teacher Appreciation Day. Here’s Who I’m Calling:

By DJ Patil For Teacher Appreciation Day, U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil shares the following story about Mrs. Minneti, his high school physics teacher — and his favorite teacher — and the lasting influence she’s had on his life. Share your own story here, or online using the hashtag #ThankATeacher. I wasn’t a very […]

New York holds special congressional election to replace Grimm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Yorkers voted in a special election to replace disgraced Representative Michael Grimm on Tuesday, Source: New York holds special congressional election to replace Grimm

An HIV Outbreak in Rural Indiana is a Global Health Story Set in the USA

By Mark Leon Goldberg A community in rural India is beset by an outbreak of HIV. The virus has spread quickly among users of the drug Opana, a prescription opiate. Now a small town with the population of 4,200 is the epicenter of the largest outbreak of HIV in the USA in years. Because of […]

Court Lifts Temple Mount Ban on Yehuda Glick

A Jerusalem court lifted a restraining order barring activist Yehuda Glick from visiting the Temple Mount. Source: Court Lifts Temple Mount Ban on Yehuda Glick

Real Threat to Israel Is Iran’s Allies — Not Nukes

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thunders against a looming Iranian nuclear deal, his defense chiefs see a more pressing menace from Tehran’s guerrilla allies. Source: Real Threat to Israel Is Iran’s Allies — Not Nukes