top stories Raw Influencer Feed

 

Raw Feeds Notice: within our raw, real-time feeds, the Sociative distillation engine has eliminated ~99% of the noise you see in a typical Twitter feed, however these feeds have not yet had the final touch of human curation you see on our home page and topics. As a result, it's normal for great stories to be accompanied by a few stories that are somewhat off topic or roughly formatted. [ more ]

 
 

GOP Chair of the Science and Tech Subcommittee: I Didn't Vaccinate My Kids

favicon Mother Jones
4 mentions3 hours ago
Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Georgia Republican who recently became the chair of a key congressional subcommittee on science and technology, didn't vaccinate most of his children, he told a crowd at his first town hall meeting last week. Loudermilk was responding to a woman who asked whether he'd ...

Chart of the Day: Inflation Continues to Fall Short of Weimar Germany Levels

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions12 hours ago
The BLS released its January inflation report today, and guess what? Hyperinflation continues to be kept at bay. In fact, the CPI didn't just stay at a low level in January, it was actually negative. Compared to a month ago, prices dropped 0.7 percent. Compared to a year ...

The FCC Did a Lot More Than Just Approve Net Neutrality Today

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions6 hours ago
The FCC voted today in favor of strong net neutrality rules, but this is something that's been expected for weeks—and something I've written about before at length. So instead of commenting on that yet again, I want to highlight something else that might be nearly as important: The ...

These Photos of World Lawmakers Pummeling Each Other Almost Make You Appreciate Congress

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions9 hours ago
Twice last week, brawls broke out in Turkey's parliament over a controversial bill that would give the police more power to crack down on protestors. Punches were thrown, kicks landed, a chair launched. One MP fell down a flight of stairs. It was like the golden early days ...

Watch David Corn Discuss Threats From Bill O'Reilly With Rachel Maddow

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions12 hours ago
On Wednesday night, Mother Jones DC Bureau Chief David Corn appeared on the Rachel Maddow show to discuss threats made against him following a story he co-authored with Daniel Schulman about Fox News' Bill O'Reilly's reporting on the Falklands War. After Mother Jones published the story, the Fox ...

Are These The Eight Worst PowerPoints The Government Has Ever Produced?

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions17 hours ago
After barely two weeks on the job, new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter issued an unexpected order to commanders preparing to brief him: ditch the PowerPoint. The request, which broke with the Pentagon's tradition of slide deck-driven presentations, only applied to a meeting in Kuwait on anti-ISIS efforts. Carter ...

Republican Congressman to DC Mayor: "You Can Go to Prison" for Legalizing Marijuana

favicon Mother Jones
4 mentions1 day ago
On Wednesday, a tense back-and-forth between congressional Republicans and the District of Columbia government over marijuana laws escalated into a dramatic showdown. In November, DC voters passed Initiative 71, which legalized marijuana—though with some major caveats—by an overwhelming margin. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared this week that the law ...

How Google And SolarCity Want To Make It Easier For Regular People To Have Solar Panels

favicon ThinkProgress
2 mentions13 hours ago
"How Google And SolarCity Want To Make It Easier For Regular People To Have Solar Panels" Solar City employees install a solar panel on a home in south Denver. If you to want to install solar panels on your roof but haven’t yet because it’s too expensive, Google ...

Women’s lives? Just a joke to trolls

favicon Feministing
2 mentions9 hours ago
Ask yourself: if you could not tell what was real from what was fake, would that be a pleasant sensation? You could be forgiven for thinking it was just dandy, given the reaction of some to the news that Jace Connors, the man who made violent, rambling YouTube ...

Health Update

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions1 day ago
This is not of interest to most of you, but I do get emails and queries fairly frequently, so I figure I ought to share once in a while. The big picture summary is that nothing serious is wrong; a biopsy is scheduled for Friday; and I've been ...

DHS Funding Fight Is Going Down to the Wire

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions1 day ago
We're getting down to the wire in the funding fight over the Department of Homeland Security: DHS will shut down this weekend if funding isn't approved by Friday. In the Senate, Mitch McConnell wants to simply hold two separate votes: one to fund DHS and another to repeal ...

The First Ever Clinton Campaign Started With an "Area Man" Headline

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 days ago
Even the one-time leader of the free world was once just a lowly Area Man. That headline, from the Southwest (Arkansas) Times Record, heralded the inconspicuous start of Bubba's political career, when he launched his first campaign in 1974, against Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt (R-Ark.) Clinton, at the ...

The cost of getting an abortion is higher if you’re poor

favicon Feministing
2 mentions1 day ago
When trying to get an abortion, as in so many things, it’s very expensive to be poor. Using the example of two archetypal women in Wisconsin — one low-income and one middle-income — ThinkProgress calculated the true cost of accessing the procedure.Wisconsin — like 18 other states — ...

The Governor of Ohio Has a Gloriously Terrible Plan to Amend the Constitution

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 days ago
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is acting like a possible presidential candidate: He's visiting early primary states, huddling with old advisers, and remaining frustratingly coy with the press. Unlike other likely Republican candidates who are plugging broad platforms, however, Kasich is earning attention by honing in, laserlike, on a ...

Energy Liberty, Carbon Taxes and Tribal Warfare: A Republican Take on the Energy Transition

favicon Greentech Media
2 mentions5 hours ago
The Energy Gang talks with Bob Inglis about changing the Republican party’s stance on climate. Former Congressman Bob Inglis has a tough job. As one of the only prominent Republicans talking about climate change, he’s been trying to give the rest of his party the courage to offer ...

Obama Just Vetoed the GOP's Keystone Bill

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 days ago
We knew this was coming: About a month after the Senate narrowly passed a bill to force President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, the president vetoed the bill Tuesday afternoon, hours after the White House said he would do so "without drama or fanfare or ...

Shell Withdraws From Largest Tar Sands Project Yet

favicon ThinkProgress
3 mentions2 days ago
Keystone XL is not the only deciding factor in the future of tar sands extraction. The outsized debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, which entered a new era yesterday after Obama wielded his veto pen against legislation approving its construction, is not the only element in the debate ...

Does Anyone Really Know What a Healthy Diet Is Anymore?

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 days ago
For several years now I've been following the controversy over whether the dietary guidelines that have developed over the the past 70 years might be all wrong. And I've become tentatively convinced that, in fact, they are wrong. For most people—not all!—salt isn't a big killer; cholesterol isn't ...

Watch John Oliver Tackle One Of the Biggest—And Least Talked About—Problems in US Politics

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 days ago
On Sunday, HBO's John Oliver took aim at one of American politics' biggest—and least talked about—problems: judicial elections. As the Last Week Tonight host points out, putting judges in the position of soliciting campaign donations—often from people who may appear in their courtrooms—greatly reduces the appearance of impartiality ...

Red Barns and White Barns: Why Rural Crime Skyrocketed in the Late 1800s

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 days ago
Here's a fascinating little anecdote about lead and crime from a recent paper by Rick Nevin. It shouldn't be taken as proof of anything, but it's certainly an intriguing little historical tidbit about the association between lead exposure and increases in crime rates. Here's the background. Homicides increased ...

Qatar’s Ties to Militants Strain Alliance

favicon WSJ
3 mentions3 days ago
DOHA, Qatar—During President Barack Obama’s first term, some members of his National Security Council lobbied to pull a U.S. fighter squadron out of an air base in Qatar to protest the emirate’s support of militant groups in the Mideast. The Pentagon pushed back, according to former U.S. officials ...

Chart of the Day: Here's Who's Defaulting on Student Debt

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions2 days ago
Alex Tabarrok passes along the chart on the right, which shows the default rate on student loans. What it shows is surprising at first glance: the highest default rates are among students with the lowest debt, not the highest. But on second glance, this isn't surprising at all.

NFL Players Association Opposes Wisconsin 'Right-To-Work' Legislation

favicon ThinkProgress
3 mentions2 days ago
"NFL Players Association Opposes Wisconsin ‘Right-To-Work’ Legislation" Gov. Scott Walker (left) with former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver at Driver’s 2011 retirement ceremony. As Wisconsin Republicans push to make their state the 25th to pass an anti-union “right-to-work” law, the NFL Players Association on Tuesday issued ...

A Court Put a 9-Year-Old in Shackles for Stealing Chewing Gum—an Outrage That Happens Every Single Day

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions3 days ago
The nine-year-old stole a 14-stick pack of Trident "Layers" chewing gum, Orchard Peach and Ripe Mango flavor, worth $1.48. He'd lingered by the beverage isle of the Super 1 Foods in Post Falls, Idaho, for a while before bailing out the front door. The theft led to a ...

Majority Of Republican Primary Voters Want To Establish Christianity As A National Religion

favicon ThinkProgress
2 mentions2 days ago
"Majority Of Republican Primary Voters Want To Establish Christianity As A National Religion" A national poll of Republican primary voters conducted by Public Policy Polling finds that 57 percent of these voters support “establishing Christianity as the national religion.” The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides ...

Sol-Wind ‘Tests Bottom of the Market’ and Postpones $100M YieldCo IPO

favicon Greentech Media
3 mentions10 hours ago
Company postpones its IPO for a renewable YieldCo that sought the tax-code advantage of MLP status. With the recent excitement about the YieldCos from SunPower, First Solar and SunEdison, it would seem that the YieldCo capital structure is a market winner for large project portfolios from vertically integrated ...

Married Gay Man Now in Charge of New Hampshire GOP's Finances

favicon Advocate.com
2 mentions8 hours ago
Gay New Hampshire businessman Dan Innis has been named the new finance chair of the state's Republican Party, thanks to the support of some opinionated colleagues. Innis, a married father of three who is running for Congress, received backing from U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Rep. Frank Guinta.

Ten People Arrested While Protesting Pipeline That Would Run Through Virginia

favicon ThinkProgress
2 mentions2 days ago
"Ten People Arrested While Protesting Pipeline That Would Run Through Virginia" Protesters opposing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline create a blockade in Richmond, Virginia Monday, February 24, 2015. Ten people were arrested in Richmond, Virginia on Monday while protesting a natural gas pipeline that’s being proposed to run through ...

Quote of the Day: "I am coming after you with everything I have."

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions3 days ago
From Bill O'Reilly, to a reporter who called to ask about a Mother Jones report that he had wildly exaggerated his coverage of the Falklands War: During a phone conversation, he told a reporter for The New York Times that there would be repercussions if he felt any ...

Exploding Oil Trains Could Become a Horrifying New Normal

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions3 days ago
Last week, a train carrying oil from North Dakota derailed in West Virginia, spilled oil into a river, and sent a horrifying fireball shooting into the sky. The incident came only a few days after another oil train spill in Ontario. In fact, in the last few years ...

QUIZ: Which 'Looking' Guy Is Your Soulmate?

favicon Advocate.com
2 mentions14 hours ago
First there was Patrick, Dom, and Agustin. When it premiered last year, HBO's gay-themed Looking introduced us to these three screwed-up, self-obsessed, but seriously sexy guys. Then the show brought in more dysfunctional messes to salivate over — the likes of Richie, Lynn, Kevin, Jon, Eddie, and Brady.

Op-ed: When Being a Trans Ally Is as Simple as Asking a Question

favicon Advocate.com
2 mentions15 hours ago
Last Sunday, a young Navy officer serving in Afghanistan made history with an act of bravery that’s made headlines around the world. It took place during a “commander’s call” in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where the new secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, was speaking to troops on his first visit ...

Strong dollar hurts HP's earnings forecast, shares plummet

favicon Reuters
2 mentions2 days ago
(Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) reported flat or lower quarterly revenue in all its operating units on Tuesday, and forecast full-year earnings well below analysts' expectations due to the strong U.S. dollar. The world's No. 2 PC maker, which has struggled to adapt to the new era of ...

Document: Criminal Complaint Against Three Brooklyn Men Accused of Plot to Join ISIS

favicon WSJ
2 mentions1 day ago
Three Brooklyn men who were planning to travel to Syria to join the militant group known as Islamic State were arrested on Wednesday as part of a joint investigation by local and federal investigators, authorities said. All three are charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support ...

The Proofiness of Bill O'Reilly

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions3 days ago
Last week, after Mother Jones published an article by Daniel Schulman and me reporting on Bill O'Reilly's mischaracterizations of his wartime reporting experience, the Fox News host replied with insult, denial, threatening rhetoric, and bombast. Insult: He called me a "liar," a "despicable guttersnipe," and "garbage." Denial: Though ...

Is It Fair to Keep Peppering Scott Walker With Gotcha Questions?

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions3 days ago
Is this fair? Why is Walker being peppered with gotcha questions like this? Are Democrats getting the same treatment? There are no Democrats running for president yet, so it's hard to say what kind of questions they're going to be asked. But if Hillary Clinton attends a fundraising ...

JPMorgan eyes $1.4 billion in cost savings in 2015

favicon Reuters
2 mentions3 days ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) said on Tuesday it is aiming to save about $1.4 billion in annual expenses, mainly in consumer and investment banking, as a proposed government requirement to hold more capital is expected to be a drag on profits. The largest ...

What Happens When A Retail Pharmacy Decides To Stop Selling Cigarettes?

favicon Health Affairs Blog
2 mentions14 hours ago
Editor’s note: This post is part of a series stemming from the Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review event held at Harvard Law School on Friday, January 30, 2015. The conference brought together leading experts to review major developments in health law over the previous year, and ...

Toronto Police: Trans Woman of Color's Death Was Not Homicide

favicon Advocate.com
2 mentions1 day ago
When the news that Somali-Canadian trans woman Sumaya Dasia Dalmar — also known as Sumaya Ysl — had been found dead reached friends and others in the Toronto trans community Sunday, speculation began on social media about whether the 26-year-old model and actress had been murdered. But Wednesday,

The Promise of Big Earth Data: Spacetech Takes a Page From Cleantech’s Playbook

favicon Greentech Media
5 mentions2 days ago
Space becomes the final frontier in the fight against climate change. Two weeks ago, the DSCOVR satellite, envisioned by Al Gore back in 1998, hitched a ride on one of Elon Musk’s reusable rockets. The goal: send high-resolution imagery and big data back to Earth to monitor climate ...

Held for hours at secret Chicago 'black site': 'You're a hostage. It's kidnapping'

favicon the Guardian
2 mentions13 hours ago
Thursday 26 February 2015 08.00 ESTLast modified on Thursday 26 February 2015 08.51 ESTA woman who says she was shackled to a bench within Chicago’s secretive interrogation facility for 18 hours before being permitted access to a lawyer described the ordeal as being “held hostage’’ in the ...

First Solar’s Top Production Lines Averaged 15.8% Conversion Efficiency in February

favicon Greentech Media
3 mentions2 days ago
The solar giant also entered into a joint YieldCo with rival SunPower. First Solar missed the low end of its sales guidance but posted net income of $397 million on 2014 sales of $3.4 billion. Production, capacity utilization, and conversion efficiency showed positive results. During the quarter, First ...

WATCH: Madonna Falls at 2015 Brit Awards

favicon Advocate.com
2 mentions1 day ago
Moments ago, Madonna wiped out on the 2015 Brit Awards stage at the O2 Arena in London during a performance of her new single, “Living for Love,” from her upcoming album Rebel Heart, reports First to Know. Similar to her 2015 Grammy Awards performance, the Material Girl’s number ...

Poll: More Than Two-Thirds Of Americans Want To Raise Taxes on the Wealthy

favicon Occupy.com
2 mentions2 days ago
The rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they're too high as well. Those are the results of an Associated Press-GfK poll that found that most people in the United States support President Barack Obama's proposal ...

Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

favicon Reuters
2 mentions3 days ago
1 of 6.Fighters with the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic army ride in the back of a truck towing a mobile artillery cannon as they leave the frontline, and head toward Donetsk, February 23, 2015. KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets ...

Chief justice could again swing Obamacare case in government's favor

favicon Reuters
2 mentions3 days ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three years ago, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts cast the tie-breaking vote in a ruling that saved President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform. As the high court prepares to weigh another challenge that could shatter Obamacare, a review of Roberts’ recent votes and opinions ...

Indonesia says executions won't be delayed despite mercy pleas

favicon Reuters
2 mentions3 days ago
1 of 3.Raji Sukumaran (centre L) and Helen Chan (centre R), the mothers of Australian death row prisoners Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, are accompanied by their sons Michael (R) and Chintu (L) as they wait before a meeting at the Indonesian Human Rights Commission in Jakarta in ...

Home

favicon United Nations Sustainable Development
2 mentions2 days ago
In 2015, countries have the opportunity to adopt a new sustainable development agenda and reach a global agreement on climate change. The actions taken in 2015 are expected to result in new sustainable development goals that build on the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The UN is working ...

SunPower Quiet on YieldCo, Sees Shift in Utility PV, Readying Smart Energy Offering

favicon Greentech Media
3 mentions2 days ago
Earnings call reveals little about the YieldCo decision, but revenue and pipeline are both still strong. SunPower announced yet another strong quarter in this morning's earnings call. One of the world's leading vertically integrated solar manufacturers and power plant developers showed strength across residential, commercial and utility segments.

India's Air Pollution Is Cutting 3 Years Off The Lives Of Its Residents

favicon ThinkProgress
2 mentions3 days ago
"India’s Air Pollution Is Cutting 3 Years Off The Lives Of Its Residents" In this Oct. 17, 2014, file photo, a thick blanket of smoke is seen against the setting sun as young ragpickers search for reusable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi, India. India’s extreme ...
 

next page