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Friday Talking Points -- Going For The Gold

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats in the Senate put together a bill which will extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone. The news media, who are infamously bad at math, missed this fact. But under the Democrats' plan, every taxpayer will pay less in taxes than if the Bush tax cuts were allowed to expire.

Top 12 Names for Mitt Romney's Disastrous Foreign Trip

El Guapo | Posted 09.26.2012 | Comedy
El Guapo

Mitt's little trip needs a good name. Here are some of El Guapo's ideas: 1. Just Keepin it Anglo-Saxy, Playa 2. Obama 2012 ... 3. He's got moves like Jag-off

INFOGRAPHIC: How London Olympics Staffers Prepare For The Games

Viator | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel

What exactly does it take to host the Olympics? A lot of workers, thousands of hotel rooms and more basketballs than you might have guessed!

With Nike's "Ambush Marketing," Olympic Committee Proves It Lost the Spirit of the Games

Ryan Holiday | Posted 09.26.2012 | Media
Ryan Holiday

Marketing has taken over the Olympic Games, and London's draconian control of media messaging seems to have actually made things worse.

How Travelers Can Benefit From The Olympic Myth

Peter Greenberg | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

When the Olympic Games conclude, the UK will be on sale for the rest of the year. No gold medals will be awarded for logic, common sense or pricing.

PHOTOS: London's Best Hotels For Celebrity Sightings

Oyster | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel

How do you increase your chances of running into a celeb in the flesh? Follow the paparazzi or stay at a hotel frequented by the rich and infamous. We recommend the latter.

Enjoy The Olympics The Old Fashioned Way: Naked

Tom Mulhall | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel
Tom Mulhall

"Not all the Greek Runners in the Original Olympics were totally naked. Some wore shoes."

A Budget-Friendly Olympics?

EuroCheapo | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel

Traveling to London on a budget poses a royal challenge even during non-peak times. So you can only imagine the kind of hurdle London presents to travelers minding their pounds during the upcoming Olympic Games, which run July 27 through August 12.

PHOTOS: A Trip Along London's Canals

Kate Auletta | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel
Kate Auletta

I found the canal near the Park's western edge, where I was suddenly ensconced in silence.

INFOGRAPHIC: Staggering Olympic Tourism Stats

Home Away | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel
Home Away

Whether you'll be following along on the TV, Internet or sidelines, what better way to hype yourself up for the 2012 Summer Olympics than to marvel at its massiveness?

PHOTOS: 10 Things You Didn't Know About London's Olympic Venues

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Here, we look at the oldest and the newest Olympic venues in town.

Eight Reasons Why You Should Attend the Olympic Games

Kiratiana Freelon | Posted 09.25.2012 | Black Voices
Kiratiana Freelon

If I share my experience at the London 2012 games with you, maybe I can convince you to make this trip at least once in your lifetime. Below are the eight reasons why you should start thinking about Rio 2016 right now, even before the London Games start.

Romney: 'Regulations Are Essential To The Functioning Of Markets'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, in the middle of a trip to London that is being overshadowed by verbal gaffes on his part, made some unusual comments about financial reg...

Getting Ready for London: Pre-Olympic Training Camp

Amanda Furrer | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports
Amanda Furrer

I am already buzzing about opening ceremonies. I can't wait to feel that rush of energy as I walk in with the rest of Team USA. I can hardly believe this is real.

The Green Games

Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

With the opening ceremony of the London Olympics only days away, organizers prepare to celebrate what may be the one of the greenest Olympic Games to ...

London's Smog Could Keep Olympic Athletes From Breathing Easy

TakePart | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green
Read More: London, Green News

"High temperatures and easterly winds that are forecast to persist until Friday look likely to create a "perfect storm" of smog pollution that could a...

WATCH: Stewart Mocks London's Olympic Security Problems

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 07.25.2012 | Comedy

With the 2012 Olympic Games mere days away, you'd expect excitement to be in the air, but transportation and security are putting a damper on things f...

The Olympics Of Catering

Zester Daily | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Zester Daily

It's estimated that some 14 million meals and snacks will be served in Olympic Park throughout the Games. Jan Matthews, head of catering at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, or LOCOG, describes it as "the biggest peacetime catering operation in the world."

The Imploding Banking Sector

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

If you are on the House Financial Services Committee or the Senate Banking committee or one of the regulators for the numerous corporations that operate in the financial services sector, you have had very little down time this summer.

PHOTOS: Five Olympics-Worthy Clubs

Party Earth | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Party Earth

Everyone knows that the Olympics are as much about what goes on within the stadium walls as the party that rages on the streets afterwards.

London 2012: Images From The Summer Olympics

Posted 07.23.2012 | Sports

The Games are just beginning in East London as athletes and tourists arrive at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Among the brand-new backdrops for the events,...

Cruising The Olympics: Did Gay Olympic Athletes Overload Grindr?

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

If you were one of London's estimated 350,000 Grindr users trying to log into the GPS-based gay dating App last week, you may have encountered some di...

Olympics Labor Campaign Aims for Sweat-Free Games

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.21.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

While there was a furor in Washington over Chinese-made Team USA uniforms, the debate over the use of offshored manufacturing labor to make Olympic apparel is just the tip of larger trend of abuse in multinational supply chains.

What London Toilets And Cape Town Parking Lots Have In Common

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 09.22.2012 | Travel
Sadie Dingfelder

I have more bad news about the U.S. economy. Three times, over two days, on two different continents, I couldn't give my American dollars away.

Why London Needs the TSA

Anthony Amore | Posted 09.17.2012 | World
Anthony Amore

With the 2012 Olympic Games little more than a week away, there's ominous news out of Great Britain. The company chosen to provide perimeter security for the games, G4S, has announced -- rather, admitted -- that it will be unable to deliver enough guards to perform their contracted duties.