House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reacted to Friday's jobs report, casting the country's economic growth situation as "tepid."In a statement released on his website, Boehner admitted that there was "some good news in this report," but lamented that the "unemployment rate is still far too high." "Just look at the last few weeks: the president admits that his health care law is a drag on businesses; he threatens to veto a bill based on his own plan to make paying for college easier, ... Quick Read
The dreams of American parents for their sons and daughters are deep and vast, but they do not include a Beltway career, according to a poll from Gallup. Contacted between June 20 and June 24, the respondents, by a 64 percent to 31 percent margin, said, "Oh, hell, no!" when asked if they wanted their babies to grow up to be politicos:
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It's bad for a baseball player to choke in a clutch situation. It's even worse in a hot-dog eating contest. Unfortunately for 19-year-old Brian Read, a pitcher for the amateur Seacoast Mavericks, he did both. The college sophomore not only finished last in a charity hot-dog eating competition on Sunday, but he underwent surgery Tuesday to dislodge a piece of frankfurter caught in his esophagus, Seacoast Online reports. Read More... ... Quick Read
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Less than four months after being elected, Pope Francis published his first encyclical on Friday (July 5).But the 82-page ?Lumen Fidei,? (?The Light of Faith?) is only partially Francis? work. As Francis himself told a group of cardinals and bishops in May, the encyclical was written ?with four hands? together with retired Pope Benedict XVI.Benedict had almost finished the text when he resigned on Feb. 28. Francis took up the unfinished work, adding a ?few ... Quick Read
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Click through the slideshow below to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!Read More...
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The reports of Dwight Howard's visits with free agent suitors and of the various factors in his highly anticipated decision have gotten so numerous that an NFL reporter has gotten in on the action. ESPN's NFL reporter Adam Schefter delivered perhaps the most important tidbit of the week on Thursday, tweeting that the 2013 edition of the "Dwightmare" could end on Friday. The teams in the mix have made their pitches and Howard reportedly went to Colorado to weigh his options. Will he ... Quick Read
MEXICO CITY -- At least six U.S. airlines canceled 47 flights into and out of the Mexico City and Toluca airports Thursday after the Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash, steam and glowing rocks, airport officials said.Mexico City airport spokesman Jorge Gomez said U.S. Airways, Delta, United, American and Alaska Airlines canceled the flights as a precaution. But he said the airport otherwise continues to operate normally and that by Thursday afternoon no ash had reached the area, about ... Quick Read
Looking good, Reese Witherspoon!The svelte star, who gave birth to son Tennessee James Toth just nine months ago, hit the beach in Malibu this Fourth of July with husband Jim Toth and their baby boy. The 37-year-old actress sported a strapless polka-dotted tankini in a festive navy-and-white palette, which she complemented with red nail polish."Happy 4th of July! #fromseatoshiningsea," Witherspoon tweeted Thursday, along with a colorful fireworks photo. ... Quick Read
A large fire broke out at a Bed Bath and Beyond in San Diego, Calif., on Tuesday, according to Fox 5 San Diego, and the incident was caught on video by a customer who then uploaded the footage to YouTube. The fire grew large enough to burn an area of the bedding section that was 20 feet by 20 feet, according to ABC 10 News. NBC San Diego reports the fire created an estimated $27,000 in structural damage."It was kinda just running up the wall and the sprinkler cou ... Quick Read
GUATEMALA CITY -- Brothers Alberto and Gregorio Tut Cac last saw each other in 1982, when they fled to the mountains of northwestern Guatemala to save their lives as soldiers destroyed their village amid a bloody civil war.Alberto and Gregorio embraced for the first time in 31 years Thursday, after a non-governmental organization helped them find each other.Read More...
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