After meeting with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council in North Carolina last week, President Obama said that former president Clinton will help spearhead a national effort to create jobs by offering incentives to building owners to invest in energy-efficient upgrades.
Forget the drowsy air-traffic controllers. What are the places that most need a nap? THE DAILY BEAST crunched data provided by Experian Simmons on the number of people who have insomnia or sleep disorders and use pain relievers to combat it.
In the company men, Bobby Walker is a Porsche-driving golden boy laid off from his middle-management job. He smugly expects an easy landing somewhere, but the economy has other plans, which is how he ends up delivering one of the most wrenching lines in a movie that’s full of them: “I’m a 37-year-old unemployed loser who can’t support his family.”
Foreign policymakers distracted by recent history—the fallout from the end of the Cold War, the morasses of Iraq and Afghanistan—should shift their gazes from northern landmasses to southern seas. That’s the thrust of Robert Kaplan’s new book, Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, which argues that the Indian Ocean “will demographically and strategically be a hub of the 21st-century world.”
To produce the 2010 Green Rankings, NEWSWEEK collaborated with MSCI ESG Research—a leading source of environmental, social, and governance ratings—which served as lead research organization; Trucost, which specializes in quantitative measurements of environmental performance; CorporateRegister.com, the world’s largest online directory of social responsibility, sustainability, and environmental reports; and our editorial partner, ASAP Media. The goal was to assess each company’s actual environmental footprint and management of that footprint (including policies and strategies), along with its reputation among environmental experts.
It has been a busy month for Donald Trump, including the premiere of a recession-centric season of "The Apprentice," and a recent announcement that he is considering a 2012 run for the White House. But before he gets to Pennsylvania Avenue, it looks like he is making sure all his elitist credentials are in order.
John Boehner, the 10-term Republican congressman from Ohio and current House minority leader, seems like a pleasant enough fellow. He enjoys a good round of golf. His voice is smooth and sonorous. His resplendent ocher tan never fades, even in winter.
Just over a year ago the fledgling president got up in front of a capacity crowd at Cairo University in Egypt and promised "a new beginning" for relations between America and the Muslim world. Controversy over the planned Muslim center near Ground Zero, Pastor Terry Jones's mooted Quran burning, the death it has caused, and allegations of atrocities by U.S. troops in Afghanistan may have thwarted those hopes....
Remember how 2010 was supposed to be the year that the righteous anger of millions of ordinary Americans swept the usual suspects out of Washington in an anti-establishment tsunami of unprecedented size and scope? Never mind.
While Palin and Co. are using the Ground Zero mosque controversy to burnish their far-right bona fides, Romney is seizing on the kerfuffle as an opportunity to do something else entirely: prove that he’s the only grown-up Republican in the 2012 race.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's latest claims about attempts he has made to establish some kind of working relationship, or at least cordial contact, with U.S. defense authorities is false, say Pentagon officials.
It’s been a busy season for the House ethics committee—and not such a good year for Democrats on accountability. Rep. Charles Rangel already has been hit with 13 counts of ethics violations, and now California Democrat Maxine Waters faces trial on three counts.
Despite efforts to focus on soldiers' psychological health, military suicide rates have not gone down. A new Pentagon report says top officials are overlooking those most in need of mental health care.
There wasn’t any real suspense about how the Senate would vote today on the Disclose Act, which would require a corporate or union sponsor of a campaign ad to physically appear in it so the public knows where the backing is coming from. So why was President Obama in the Rose Garden making an urgent appeal for passage?
The Democrats garnered the 60-40 vote needed to end a Republican filibuster in the Senate and open the floor for debate on a bill that would extend unemployment benefits to 2.5 million Americans through November.
Less than a day after she was forced to resign from her job as a state-level USDA director following the discovery of a video that purportedly showed her recalling racist behavior toward a white farmer, the tide is already turning for Shirley Sherrod.
In the wake of renewed criticism of the decision by authorities in Scotland last year to release Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed Al-Megrahi—a Libyan intelligence officer who is the only person convicted in the December 1988 bombing of U.S.-bound Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland—from prison, Britain's new coalition government is distancing itself from the move.
Sick of reading about Stanley McChrystal yet? Brace yourself. The newly retired general won't be getting in many relaxing golf games or afternoon naps anytime soon—at least not if a new documentary about the death the professional football player turned Army ranger Pat Tillman has any say about it.
Where, oh, where is our financial reform? It’s locked up in Congress, as House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank and Senate Banking Committee chairman Christopher Dodd try to secure the 60 votes needed for the bill to avoid a filibuster in the Senate. Here's what you need to know.