Feed Our Student-Athletes (and Their Classmates, Too)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:23pm

Sports fans reacted with shock earlier this month when Shabazz Napier, a star of the University of Connecticut's national champion men's basketball team, told reporters that he wasn't always getting enough to eat.

"Sometimes, there's hungry nights where I'm not able to eat, but I still gotta play up to my capabilities," he said.

Who Is Herman Cain? Nobody Knows, Apparently

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:19pm

Who is Herman Cain?

That was the question Tuesday's Jeopardy contestants failed to deliver when given this clue about the 2012 GOP presidential candidate:


Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, was one of the many Republicans who sought the presidential nomination in 2012, eventually dropping out in December 2011 amid allegations of past sexual harassment.

GOP Lawyers Keep Silent On Republican Governors' Attack Against The Legal Profession

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:05pm

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a lawyer, and these days, with his administration and reelection campaign facing multiple investigations, he needs a lot of help from lawyers.

Emanuel Cleaver Hammers Paul Ryan On Racial ‘Ignorance'

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:04pm

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) chastised House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for his controversial comments on poverty last month, calling Ryan’s reference to conservative social scientist Charles Murray a reflection of his “ignorance” during an appearance on MSNBC’s “NewsNation” Wednesday.

Something Old, Something New: Talking About Marriage

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:02pm

Today’s oral arguments in the Oregon federal marriage case are the latest in a landmark series of cases (including arguments earlier this month before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for cases involving federal challenges to marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma) that are poised to expand the number of Americans who, after decades of dedicated struggle, may soon be free to marry.

Arkansas Sen. John Boozman In Recovery Following Emergency Heart Surgery

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:02pm

Arkansas Sen. John Boozman (R) continues to recover Wednesday after undergoing unexpected heart surgery, according to an update from the senator's office.

Kassim Ouma, Professional Boxing Veteran, Arrested For Allegedly Punching Man Who Made Gay Advances

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:59pm

Ex-professional boxer Kassim Ouma has been arrested for felony battery after knocking out a man who was allegedly making gay advances towards him, according to reports.

According to TMZ, the former North American Boxing Association (NABA) middleweight champ went to the Los Angeles home of the alleged victim, whom he had just met, for a drink. Once there, the man is believed to have made several unwelcome advances toward Ouma.

10 Ways Society Can Close the Confidence Gap

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:56pm

Female lack of confidence is a big topic of conversation this week in the wake of the publication of Katty Kay's and Claire Shipman's new book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance.