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Why VPs Matter Less Than You Think – POLITICO Magazine

Presidential nominees love to consider home state advantage when choosing their running mates. But a vice president’s state turns out to make no difference in an election. Few myths of American politics remain as deeply entrenched and blindly accepted as that of the electoral power of the vice presidential pick. …

Cuban parliament opens 2-day session

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s parliament is meeting in one of its twice-annual legislative sessions. President Raul Castro is expected to speak at the close of the two-day event about the status of his social and economic reforms. He is also likely to touch on his battle against corruption, which has …

Quote of the Day

“You reach a point where it becomes ridiculous. Eighty percent plus of the cars on the road are not designed for and will not go over 110 mph.” — Larry Dominique, executive vice president of the TrueCar.com auto pricing website, as speedometers often show far higher top speeds than cars …

Quote of the Day

“What Al Capone was to beer and whiskey during Prohibition, Guzman is to narcotics. Of the two, Guzman is by far the greater threat. … And he has more power and financial capability than Capone ever dreamed of.” — Art Bilek, executive vice president of Chicago Crime Commission, after the …

Gabrielle Giffords Quote | TIME.com

“Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying — too many children. We must do something.” — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a shooting survivor, today before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control. NRA executive vice-president Wayne …

Double Take ‘Toons: High Capacity Testimony? : NPR

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre testified before the Senate yesterday. Adam Zyglis thinks the NRA is a part of the gun violence problem, while Bob Englehart agrees with one of the NRA’s major points. politicalcartoons.com Adam Zyglis/The Buffalo News politicalcartoons.com Bob Englehart/The Hartford Courant Double Take ‘Toons: High Capacity …

Survey: 65 percent in Canada say they feel at loss without smartphones – UPI.com

TORONTO, Dec. 31 (UPI) — Sixty-five percent of Canadians say they must have their smartphones, and Internet access, constantly available, a survey indicates. Some people said they feel ‘naked’ without the phones. The Rogers Innovation Report, commissioned by Vision Critical, found “nomophobia,” a term that originated in Britain to describe …

Double Take ‘Toons: Locked Or Loaded? : NPR

Vice President Joe Biden has promised to deliver recommendations on limiting gun violence to President Obama this week. Steve Kelley questions whether new laws are necessary, while Clay Bennett sees one unintended result: increased gun sales. cartoonistgroup.com / Washington Post Writers Group Clay Bennett cartoonistgroup.com/ Creator’s Syndicate Steve Kelley Double …

Chávez Faces New Complications After Surgery – NYTimes.com

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela is facing “new complications” arising from a respiratory infection following cancer surgery in Cuba, Vice President Nicolás Maduro said in a televised statement on Sunday night. “Nineteen days after the complex surgery, President Chávez’s condition continues to be delicate, presenting complications that …