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Sandra Fluke's Election Bid Opposed By One Big-Spending Businessman

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON -- Bill Bloomfield, the Republican-turned-independent real estate titan, nearly toppled Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in 2012 after putting more than $7 million of his own money behind his bid. Neither man is on the ballot this year, but that hasn't stopped Bloomfield from pouring another fortune into an electoral race -- this one for the California state Senate.
Oct 30, 2014

People are scratching their heads in CA over why this rich guy has spent $1.3 million in one state Senate race huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/san…

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Benjamin Netanyahu Not The First To Be Called 'Chickenshit'

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: As the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu is no stranger to harsh criticism and name-calling. But when the snipe comes from the White House -- ostensibly the Israeli government's closest ally -- it's news.
Oct 30, 2014

“Chickenshit” probably wouldn’t be my first choice of insult, tbh huff.to/1nT6YGc

Oct 30, 2014

RT @samsteinhp: There is a fairly lengthy history of politicians calling people chickenshit huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/ben…

Oct 30, 2014

There is a fairly lengthy history of politicians calling people chickenshit huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/ben…

Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay In Powerful Businessweek Essay

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay in a powerful essay for Bloomberg's Businessweek. In the essay, published Thursday, Cook said that he has never denied being gay, but has not publicly discussed his sexuality until now: "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."
Oct 30, 2014

RT @emily_cohn: Tim Cook: "I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me" huff.to/103f3Nq

Oct 30, 2014

Tim Cook: "I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me" huff.to/103f3Nq

Oct 30, 2014

Apple's Tim Cook: "I'm proud to be gay" huff.to/103f3Nq So exciting!!!!

What Your Cell Phone Company Isn't Telling You When You Sign A Contract

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: When you sign a cell phone contract, you're not just agreeing to pay thousands of dollars over a few years to AT&T or Verizon. You're also signing away your right to sue the company or participate in a class action lawsuit against it.
Oct 30, 2014

Smart piece from @BenDWalsh on sneaky legal fine print in your cell phone contract huff.to/1ziRVtw

Oct 30, 2014

RT @emily_cohn: PSA: When you sign a cell phone contract you are signing away your right to sue huff.to/1ziRVtw

Oct 30, 2014

PSA: When you sign a cell phone contract you are signing away your right to sue huff.to/1ziRVtw

Here Are All The Openly Gay CEOs In The Fortune 500

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Actually, Tim Cook is the only openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company. "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," the Apple CEO wrote in an essay published in Businessweek Thursday.

These Are the 12 Words in Tim Cook's Coming Out Essay That Made Me Tear Up

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, one of the most powerful people in the world, came out of the closet today. Cook isn't the first person to come out and he won't be the last and in 2014 someone revealing his or her sexuality has almost become a ho-hum affair.
Oct 30, 2014

"Your queerness matters." The great @noahmichelson reflecting on Tim Cook's phenomenal note this morning huff.to/1nT5kUS

Oct 30, 2014

here's my latest: These are the 12 words in Tim Cook's coming out essay that made me tear up huff.to/1nT4fwk

Nurse Kaci Hickox Defies Ebola Quarantine In Maine, Goes For Bike Ride

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: ROBERT F. BUKATY, Associated Press FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride.

The Shrimp You Buy May Not Be What You Think It Is

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: The next time you sit down for some shrimp scampi, beware of a bait-and-switch. Much of the shrimp sold in grocery stores and restaurants across the U.S. isn't exactly what it says on the package or the menu, a new survey claims. Using DNA testing, the marine conservation group Oceana sampled 143 shrimp products from U.S.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @dino_grandoni: Do you need a new latest food to fear eating? Let that latest food be shrimp: huff.to/1wGWN8g

Oct 30, 2014

RT @dino_grandoni: Do you need a new latest food to fear eating? Let that latest food be shrimp: huff.to/1wGWN8g

Oct 30, 2014

Do you need a new latest food to fear eating? Let that latest food be shrimp: huff.to/1wGWN8g

U.S. Economy Grows At 3.5 Percent Rate

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. The Commerce Department says that the third quarter result followed a 4.6 percent rebound in the second quarter.

Fireball Whisky Recalled In 3 Countries Over Antifreeze Ingredient

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is taking heat in Europe over a chemical ingredient that's used in some forms of antifreeze. Norway, Sweden and Finland have recalled the popular cinnamon-flavored liqueur -- a trendy favorite of sweet-toothed college students -- after a batch of the North American recipe, which contains higher levels of propylene glycol, was shipped there, its manufacturer said on Tuesday.
Oct 29, 2014

Hide your eyes, @Fern_Gilly! RT @HuffPostCollege: Fireball "Whisky" reportedly has anti-freeze ingredient in it bit.ly/13gcauA

Oct 29, 2014

Fireball contains a chemical ingredient used in antifreeze. huff.to/1sFXVE2 Which is why we should all be drinking Hot Damn.

Oct 29, 2014

"Unfortunately, Fireball shipped its North American formula to Europe and found that one ingredient is out of... fb.me/6ZGQCbpay

Oct 29, 2014

Bottoms up: Fireball Whisky recalled over antifreeze ingredient huff.to/1sEElry

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Washington Post Secret Service Reporting Relied On Investigator Tied To Prostitution Claim

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- When The Washington Post recently revived allegations that the White House gave preferential treatment to a volunteer advance staffer in the aftermath of the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, the paper relied heavily on details from an investigation led by David Nieland.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: WaPo named ex-WH volunteer cleared of prostitution charge, while key source for the story allegedly hired prostitute: huff.to/1zL5YsU

Oct 30, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: WaPo named ex-WH volunteer cleared of prostitution charge, while key source for the story allegedly hired prostitute: huff.to/1zL5YsU

Oct 30, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: WaPo named ex-WH volunteer cleared of prostitution charge, while key source for the story allegedly hired prostitute: huff.to/1zL5YsU

Oct 30, 2014

WaPo named ex-WH volunteer cleared of prostitution charge, while key source for the story allegedly hired prostitute: huff.to/1zL5YsU

Oct 29, 2014

For its scoops, WaPo relied on secret service investigator allegedly tied to prostitute huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/29/was…

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Was Roswell UFO Crash A Secret Nazi Aircraft?

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: The Roswell, New Mexico, UFO crash of 1947 was the result of -- here it comes, wait for it -- top secret Nazi technology. No alien spacecraft, no alien bodies, but an aircraft called the "Bell" (depicted above from a 2008 Discovery Channel documentary).
Oct 30, 2014

Was the 1947 Roswell UFO crash caused by a Nazi secret aircraft that had fallen into U.S. hands? It's one theory. huff.to/103IBKT

Oct 30, 2014

Was the Roswell, New Mexico, UFO crash actually a secret Nazi aircraft? fb.me/1F8bwWeEt

It's About Time Someone Other Than Straight White Males Got To Be Superheroes

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From the rock bottom to highfalutin, Middlebrow is your accessible guidebook to the world of entertainment. Sign up to receive it in your inbox here.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @laurenduca: It's about time someone other than straight white males got to be superheroes huff.to/1xFf5Gj pic.twitter.com/DStgrJu9h8

Oct 30, 2014

It's about time someone other than straight white males got to be superheroes huff.to/1xFf5Gj pic.twitter.com/DStgrJu9h8

8 Easy, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes For People Who Love The Internet

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: If you're like us, you've suddenly realized two things: Halloween is just days away, and you've been too busy wasting your life away on the Internet to figure out a costume. Maybe you were checking Instagram, or Snapchat, or reading about Yo's new features.
Oct 29, 2014

Need a Halloween costume? @HuffPostTech to the rescue with 8 Internet-inspired DIY options: huff.to/1sFgo3D ht @maxwellstrachan

Oct 29, 2014

RT @HarryBrad4d: In which I finally do the ice bucket challenge (not really) huff.to/1sFgo3D

Oct 29, 2014

In which I finally do the ice bucket challenge (not really) huff.to/1sFgo3D

Oct 29, 2014

We love to have fun RT @JohannaBarr: In case you were wondering which HuffPost vertical was the most fun IRL huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/29/tec…

Oct 29, 2014

In case you were wondering which HuffPost vertical was the most fun IRL huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/29/tec…

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Liberal Lurch: Both Parties Find Progressive Jesus In Dying Moments Of Campaign

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON -- While the GOP has effectively locked down the campaign for the House and is in a good place to win control of the Senate, the contours of the midterm election have taken on a decidedly liberal edge as candidates make their closing arguments.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @dliebelson: From @ryangrim & me: All the GOPers (and Dems!) who just found their progressive Jesus huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/lib…

Oct 30, 2014

From @ryangrim & me: All the GOPers (and Dems!) who just found their progressive Jesus huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/lib…

Oct 30, 2014

I don't care if it rains or freezes as long as I've got my progressive Jesus huff.to/1tkdW80

This Is What 10 Hours Of Walking In NYC As A White Man Looks Like, According To Funny Or Die

huffingtonpost.com — What is it like to walk around New York City for several hours as a young white man? According to this Funny Or Die video, it involves a lot of high-fiving, football-tossing, Bud Light Limes and job/small business loan offers galore.
Oct 30, 2014

"Doesn't include the countless Bud Light Limes, fist bumps and small business loans.... " buff.ly/1wIevbr via @HuffPostComedy

Oct 30, 2014

"Doesn't include the countless Bud Light Limes, fist bumps and small business loans.... " huff.to/1sIqIb0 via @HuffPostComedy

Oct 30, 2014

Your laugh of the day. Funny or Die's take on the video of the woman getting catcalled as she walked through NYC. tinyurl.com/lb24wpr

Fox News Host Catcalls Woman In Viral Video: 'Damn, Baby, You're A Piece Of Woman'

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: The hosts of "The Five" on Fox News have joined the debate on catcalling, and they've made it pretty clear that they're not only fans of the practice, they're also practitioners. Earlier this week, a video showing actress Shoshana B. Roberts getting 100 catcalls as she walked through New York City for a day went viral.

President Of Taxi Association Compares UberX To ISIS

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Hot tip: When in doubt, don't compare something that is not a terrorist organization to a terrorist organization. The President of the Pennsylvania Taxi Association, speaking at a Philadelphia Parking Authority board meeting on Tuesday, compared one arm the car service Uber to the terrorist group ISIS.
Oct 29, 2014

Taxi boss: "I try to equate this illegal operation of UberX as a terroristic act like ISIS invading the Middle East" huff.to/1u8FE9M

Oct 29, 2014

President of taxi association compares UberX to ISIS huff.to/1u8FE9M