Kansas Democrats force amendment to include lawmakers in welfare drug tests

Delinquencies On Student Loans Surpass Those On Credit Card Debt

Name The Worst-Performing Currency Of The Year

The Chinese Bond Meme That Refuses to Die

“The Great American Housing Rebound”

Guest Post: Why Central States/Banks Inflate Asset Bubbles, And Why They Implode

Seriously, WTF is Up With Bob Woodward?

Ackman Down Over $180MM On JCPenney As CDS Crosses 1000 bps

Green Fatigue: Who Cares About Global Warming?

Watch live: Pelosi holds press conference on budget cuts

Texas school worker shot during district-sponsored gun training

Army denies requests to reveal results of PTSD study

Minnesota Republican rep.: LGBT ‘lifestyle’ is ‘an unhealthy, sexual addiction’

Novel wireless brain sensor

Japanese court rejects Apple’s claim that Samsung stole its technology

China claims U.S. hackers attacked military websites

Greeks Panic As Drug Firms Slash Medicine Supplies By 90% On Bad Debts

Extended Claims Jump 8.5% As Initial Claims Continue Sideways Crawl

Negative Q4 GDP Revised To Barely Positive, Misses Expectations

Party Like There’s No Tomorrow


Goldman’s Genocide

Europe Limps Higher After Italy Auctions Debt At Four-Month High Yields

Bank Deposits Decline Across Europe In January

Chris Christie Says “God-Awful” Atlantic City Government “Going Down The Chute”

Terrorismo com face humana: a história dos Esquadrões da Morte dos Estados Unidos

Trannies Gone Wild

China Launches New Stealth Frigate

Recession? What Recession?

Guest Post: The Top Oil Finds Of 2013

Camera inside spiraling football provides ball’s-eye view of field

Arkansas governor rebukes ‘unconstitutional’ abortion ban

Watch live: Secretary Hagel delivers remarks to Pentagon employees

Trying To Sell Silver Dollars For .99 Cents Outside a Coin Dealer

Sex offender guns down 2 California police officers

Bernanke Testimony Day Two Webcast – This Time Before The House Committee

Pope Benedict XVI recalls ‘moments of turbulent seas’ in farewell audience

Watch live: Senate hearing on gun violence

The Starbucks Index – Coffee Price Parity

Maddow: Republicans now so obstructionist they block their own nominees

No cash? Bridge trolls sucked it up!

Capital Goods “Split Decision” Points To Uncertain Economy

If You Thought The European Crisis Was Over…

Princeton University offers free houses to anyone willing to haul them away

Producer: ‘House of Cards’ reveals a bad journalist ‘wants access and influence’

Gold And Silver Inverse Slamdown

Online Misogynists Are Not Fringe Characters

Pope Benedict XVI accelerated conservative ideology in Latin America

Dear Senate: Please Ask Bernanke To Explain This

Case Shiller Home Prices Post Tiny Increase In December Driven By Las Vegas, Los Angeles

Palladium Continues to Shine

More Than 50 Countries Collaborated With CIA On Extraordinary Rendition Torture Program

Meg Whitman and 74 top Republicans urge Supreme Court to back marriage equality

US Troops to Niger: A New Stage in the Scramble for Africa

Colbert drops character and endorses sister’s run for Congress: ‘She’s sane!’

Colbert: One of these days, the Catholic church will make it 10 days with no sex abuse scandal

French Industry Minister Wants Lower Euro And Currency War Entry ASAP: Demands ECB Start Monetizing Debt

London police pressured women to retract rape claims

Internet entrepreneur fighting extradition from New Zealand says file storage service now has more than 3 million users

The culture of compliance in a “cruel, pitiless” Ireland of the past and the strange passivity of the present day.


Renewed Contagion Concern After Italian Election – Stocks Fall, FX Volatility And Gold Rises

Frontrunning: February 26

The Big Banks “Would Just About Break Even In the Absence of Corporate Welfare”

Empowering people to grapple with the financial system

On The Joke That Is The “Efficient” Italian Market

Overnight Sentiment Unhappy As Europe Is Broken Again: Italian Yields Soar

Conspiracies and Security

Conspiracy Observations

Did Bunga Bunga Just Kill The US Housing Recovery As Lumber Futures Plunge

Yet Another Italian Real-Time Vote Map On The Route To Italy’s Hung Parliament

What Happens When A Market Buys First, And Asks Questions Later

Don’t Count Bunga Out Just Yet – Berlusconi Now Has Senate Lead Over Bersani

Military tracer rounds cause raging fire and explosions at Texas gun range

‘Joker’ child-killer: I had ‘no choice’ but to stab two toddlers to death

Tiller’s former abortion clinic beefs up security in preparations for reopening

Italy’s center-left party poised to win general election

Lombardia Real-Time Vote Tracker

Trump: ‘Django’ was ‘one of the most racist movies I’ve ever seen’

Why did FLOTUS present award for ‘Argo’?

Swastikas found at scene of Florida daycare fire

Christian group sues London mayor to force ‘ex-gay’ ads on buses

The First Italian Exit Polls Are Out

Europe’s Horsemeat Horror Spreads To Czech’ Swedish Meatballs And Beyond

2013 Academy Award Nominations: “And the Winner is … The CIA”

In Japan, The Matrix Is Now Reality As Humans Are Used As Living Batteries

Key Macro Events In The Coming Week

Senior British cardinal quits after allegations of ‘inappropriate acts’

Morsi seeks meeting with opposition over Egyptian parliamentary elections

The Cashless Utopia Mirage

‘Life of Pi’ earns Ang Lee second directing Oscar

Frontrunning: February 25

Syrian minister says regime is ready for peace talks with rebels

Sterling Falls As UK Downgraded – Gold In GBP 1.8% Higher YTD

Wombs for rent: Indian surrogate mothers tell their tales

Yen Plunges As Uber-Dove Kuroda Set To Head Bank Of Japan

Scientists find genes linked to human neurological disorders in sea lamprey genome

Graphene: A material that multiplies the power of light

Post-downgrade Britain: Choose your vicious circle

Charts of the Week Video: Gold, Copper, Gold Miners

Former FBI profiler: ‘Video games do not cause violence’

Senate committee to vote on Treasury nominee Jack Lew

British Museum to showcase ancient relics from Pompeii

Jindal: Republicans can win while opposing LGBT rights

Media critic David Zurawik: MSNBC spewing propaganda by hiring ex-Obama aide

The ultimate chimp challenge: Chimps do challenging puzzles for the fun of it

Coburn: Congress should ‘eliminate the recordkeeping’ on guns in the U.S.

James Bond’s Aston Martin on sale for $4.6 million

Afghan president: U.S. special forces creating ‘insecurity and instability’

Columbia Business School Dean Glenn Hubbard’s Outside “Consulting And Advisory Relationships”

Hemp legalization bills introduced to California legislature

Bio-Print: Can organs be created in future with 3D printers?

British Political Comedy Is On The Up! Partly Political Broadcast Episode 3

UCC Filings Causing Global Ripples

“It is not hard to see the Chancellor is a straw man clutching at straws.”

Iran Says It Has Brought Down Another Foreign Spy Drone

Andy Lees: “Emerging Markets Unable To Continue The Heavy Lifting”

National Prayer Breakfast speaker lectured Obama on flat tax to ‘please’ God

Obama: Republicans want to ‘protect tax loopholes for corporate jet owners’

Chris Wallace on Hagel: ‘I’m impugning his competence’

What Italians Are Saying About The Election In Real-Time