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Truthiness Is Not a Joke: Lying and Loving It at the RNC

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Sophia A. McClennen

CBS News reported that most of the major claims made by Ryan about Obama's record were misleading and untrue. Ryan then kept up his pattern of truthiness after the RNC when he lied about his best time in a marathon, shaving off more than an hour from his finish time. Seriously?

Everybody's Favorite Olive Garden Reviewer To Receive Major Award

Posted 08.13.2012 | Media

Everybody's favorite Olive Garden reviewer will receive a major journalism award, BuzzFeed reported on Friday. Marilyn Hagerty, who has been a jour...

15 Schools Awarding The Most Online Education Degrees

Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

Four of the country’s largest education schools operate mostly online, according to a USA Today analysis of newly released Department of Education d...

The Unreported Political Implications Of Pew's Religion Poll

Eric Sapp | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion
Eric Sapp

The problem with religious academics doing political polls and non-religious reporters covering them is that the headlines can get skewed and political implications muddled.

Colorado and Warner Bros. Can Help Change Gun Laws

Bruce Kluger | Posted 09.26.2012 | Crime
Bruce Kluger

As the nation once again struggles to wring some clarity from yet another blood-soaked story, it strikes me that two such formidable institutions, a state government and a major motion picture studio, might join forces to find a solution.

The 17 Highest Paid College Football Coaches

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade & Anna Susman | Posted 07.25.2012 | College

Before Penn State University fired Joe Paterno as head coach of the football team, he was widely regarded as wielding heavy influence in the Penn Stat...

USA TODAY Names New Editor-In-Chief | Posted 09.09.2012 | Media

MarketWatch's David Callaway was named editor-in-chief USA Today, the newspaper announced Tuesday. Callaway will start the job later in July, acco...

The Truth About the President and the Deficit, Continued...

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Whatever your Republican friends might say about the evils of government spending, one thing is always -- always! -- true. High government spending creates jobs.

Defense Contractor Admits Smear Campaign Against USA Today

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Media

In a conclusion to one of the more bizarre anti-journalist smear campaigns in recent memory, the co-owner of a Pentagon defense contractor admitted on...

What Excuses Might We Be Using to Keep Ourselves From Crossing Our Own Finish Lines?

Gregg McBride | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Sixteen days after this year's London Marathon ended, a final entrant crossed the finish line. Claire Lomas, who is paralyzed from the chest down, finished the marathon with a little help from her "robotic" legs -- along with a very healthy dose of willpower and sheer determination.

USA Today's New Publisher

AP | Posted 07.15.2012 | Media

MCLEAN, Va. -- Gannett Co. has named media industry veteran Larry Kramer as USA Today's new president and publisher. Kramer is replacing David Hunke,...

USA Today Alleges 'Misinformation Campaign' Against Reporters Investigating Pentagon Propaganda

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Media

USA Today alleged on Thursday night that a reporter and editor investing the Pentagon's propaganda efforts had become the targets of a "misinformation...

Jason Cherkis

Watch: Ted Kennedy's '94 Attack Ad Against Mitt Romney On Women's Issue | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has had three separate political campaigns to figure out how to attract women voters. A recent USA Today-Gallup Poll shows h...

USA Today Publisher Retiring

AP | Posted 06.10.2012 | Media

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. Inc. said Tuesday that David Hunke is relinquishing his position as president and publisher of USA Today to become th...

Jon Stewart to Obama: Stop the Cheesy Emails

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 06.09.2012 | Media
Lauren Ashburn

When you are leader of the free world, no matter how hard you are trying to capture the vote of the hip social media world, the subject line should say: "From the president."

USA Today Begins Staff Furloughs

AP | Posted 06.05.2012 | Media

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — USA Today is requiring most of its staff to take an unpaid week off to save money, as the nation's second-largest newspaper strug...

Final Four Betting Passes Epic Milestone

Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

We knew that betting on March Madness was big. But we're getting more evidence that it's Super Bowl big. Betting on the NCAA Tournament has surpass...

Measles: Back To The Future Of Public Health?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If measles does make a meaningful comeback, it would imply public health is sliding back as we head into the future. We don't want to go there.

Gannett CEO Asks for Lower Bonus, Reduces Her Pay Package to Only $4.6 million

Randy Turner | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media
Randy Turner

Thanks to that selfless act of generosity, the CEO of Gannett, who required all employees in the newspaper division to take an unpaid one-week furlough during the first quarter of 2011, will only receive a $1.2 million bonus.

The Japan-US Alliance Is Here to Stay

Anshuman Rawat | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Anshuman Rawat

By 2030 China's economy is likely to be four times as big as Japan's. For it to be able to cope with a rival of that stature, Japan realizes that it needs have more nations on its side.

What Is The Line Between Realism And Sensationalism?

Corban Addison | Posted 05.05.2012 | Books
Corban Addison

Is there a point where the artistic depiction of violence against children becomes complicit in that violence? Is there an ethical line in fiction between realism that reveals, and sensationalism that exploits?

Andrea Stone

No Questions Asked, Or How I Became A 'Trusted Traveler' | Andrea Stone | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Last week, just days after this story was posted and after informing the chief spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security that the name on my G...

Foreclosure Crisis Hits Ritzy Retirement Home

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

This time, the foreclosure crisis is hitting a bunch of retirees all at once. Fox Hill Senior Condominium, which, according to its website, offers...

Ron Dicker

Super Bowl Brings Calls For Gambling Help Lines | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

As Super Bowl betting reaches a fever pitch this week, advocates for gambling addicts are telling newspapers and websites to play fair: Those publishi...

Bullying in America: A National Crisis

Bruce Kluger | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Bruce Kluger

Although I have lived in New York City for 32 years, I have never been to Staten Island. It has been said, however, that this southernmost of New Yor...