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Which Travel Rewards Program Should You Join?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When becoming a rewards program member, you can't pick just any loyalty program to join. Many frequent flier and hotel loyalty programs yield generous rewards, but not all of them make it easy to reap benefits most valuable to you.

Delta and United Put a Price on Loyalty -- Should You Pay It?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines recently announced that they will start rewarding passengers based on dollars spent rather than miles flown -- a move that experts have described as bad news for most travelers.

Deal or No Deal: Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Hotel Loyalty Programs

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

It may seem like it makes sense to enroll -- after all, it only takes a few minutes to sign up -- but the truth is, depending on whether you're seeking the best price or the best perks, you may find that a traditional hotel loyalty program is not the best fit for you.

Israel-Gaza Conflict: Here We Are Again

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jesica L. Santos

Beyond any legal analysis and moral speeches, the reality is that what is taking place right now is a massacre.

Poll results show Rauner's lead over Quinn growing

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner holds a 14-point lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America...

Asylum Film Or Children's Book With Tara Reid And Ian Ziering, Stars of 'Sharknado 2'

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

We played a little game of Asylum film or children's book with Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, the stars of The Asylum's Sharknado 2: The Second One at C...

Chalking Up Montana As A Democratic Loss

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The revelations that John Walsh plagiarized a major paper in college have now completely torpedoed his chances for retaining the seat. To be fair, there was little chance that Walsh was going to win in any case. But the difference between "little chance" and "no chance" can be measured in hope. There is now no hope for Democrats in Montana, this year.

Obama's Immigration Dilemma

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But what is pretty clear is that if Obama does act, it is going to help Democrats in the 2016 presidential contest. The whole immigration reform issue is a gigantic trap for Republicans, and they will likely be unable to resist the urge to walk right into it.

How 'Hope' Became Obama's Fight Against Cynicism

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there's a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans t...

The New Mississippi? Black Sheriff, White Millennial Gun Store Owner and Former GOP County Chair Becomes Obama Fan

David Dent | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
David Dent

His last name is actually Sheriff. Yet, while growing up in Yazoo, Mississippi, Jacob Sheriff never thought he would one day wear the name as a prefix and actually become Sheriff Jacob Sheriff.

Tea Iced!

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, Senator Thad Cochran pulled off an upset of sorts, by defeating his Tea Party primary challenger in the rematch atmosphere of a "top two" runoff election. His chance of victory had been seen by many (at least before the election results began coming in) as increasingly unlikely -- which is why the political world is abuzz over what just happened down in the Magnolia State.

Here's How James Lankford Could Bring Some Much-Needed Diversity To The Senate

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

He may be a white male, but the new Republican U.S. Senate hopeful from Oklahoma could bring some much-needed color to the upper chamber -- at least a...

Pulse Report: Fashion and Grooming Trends That Will Define the Next 12 Months | Posted 08.19.2014 | Style

Here's a sneak peek of six of the 100 biggest fashion and grooming trends, products and personalities to keep a eye on in 2014.

World Cup 2014: How Much Do Americans Know?

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports
Shira Lazar

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has begun, and we wanted to find out just how much Americans actually know about soccer (football). The results? Well, they're...

Four Takeaways From Cantor's Defeat

Howard Schweber | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

Eric Cantor was not a sufficiently hardcore fundamentalist? Eric Cantor?

Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Says Abortion Is Bankrupting Social Security

John Aronno | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
John Aronno

Choice is hard. Life is hard. But Joe Miller has abandoned complexity in lieu of irresponsible soundbites. To make such a wildly inaccurate policy statement, purposefully and solely for short-term political gain, is a reprehensible breach of ethics and is beneath even the basement level of politics we associate with the modern day campaign.

Six Steps to a Successful World Cup

David Shams | Posted 08.03.2014 | Sports
David Shams

The first kick is less than two weeks away and like World Cups in the past, it's already filled with intrigue. We shouldn't expect anything less. The only guarantee is anything is possible. There will be goals, there will be heartbreak, but only one winner.

To the Colgate University Class of 2014

Becca Atkinson | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
Becca Atkinson

Maybe there are some of us under this tent who never truly loved it, but there must have been moments when each of us felt happy about the school we chose, or else we wouldn't have stayed.

Development, Corruption, Hindutva -- Indian Elections 2014

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Chaitanya Kumar

In this politically charged atmosphere, I experienced sparks of madness and maturity that were exhibited by the people in Benaras.

Obama Poll Watch -- April 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has gained back all the ground he had lost and then some (well, "and then a little bit more" would be more accurate...). He still hasn't quite made it back to where his poll numbers were before the Obamacare website rollout, but if the trendlines continue in May, he is at least within reach of this goal for the first time since October.

Is 2014 What You Hoped It Would Be Yet?

Susie Moore | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Is your year on track? If not -- now is a wonderful time to course correct a little and re-evaluate the goals you set for yourself in January. What inspired you to write them? Go back to that place and sit with them awhile. Forgive yourself if you are not where you hoped to be and remember, it is never, ever, ever too late to still go for what it is that you want and to follow your dreams.

Chicago Gears Up for the James Beard Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.02.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The impact of so many great chefs and excellent restaurants can be felt by the James Beard Foundation announcing its nominees in Chicago, rather than New York.

The 3 (Unlikely) Artists I'm Obsessing Over This Year

Madonna Matta | Posted 06.29.2014 | Teen
Madonna Matta

These are some of the people I'm obsessing over at the moment. I cannot wait to hear more from these artists and I'm sure 2014 will bring some great creations from these people.

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

I was struck by a question from Curtis Ogden of Interaction Institute for Social Change which boiled down to "What's love got to do with it?" As it turns out, when making a connection between values and practices, love can play a central role.

Pro-Obama Group Brings In Almost $6 Million Since January

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit group backing President Barack Obama's policy and political priorities raised nearly $6 million during the first three months of 2014. ...