A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 10:00 AM EST2013-12-07 15:00:16 GMT
(RNN) - Imagine this: two good friends traveling the country trying to dig out dusty pieces of history that you can mount on a wall. It would make a great TV show, right? (Intern whispering in my ear)More >>
Since there's already a show about a tall guy in a leather jacket and a short guy with a receding hair line trespassing in farmers' backyards, we might as well give you the next best thing.More >>
Saturday, November 30 2013 10:00 AM EST2013-11-30 15:00:16 GMT
(RNN) - A head coach is a noble position, one of authority and leadership - unless you do something the entire world can see is horribly, terribly wrong.Enter Jason Kidd, who the NBA just fleeced for $50,000More >>
There is no shortage of videos documenting the humanity-lowering, sadistic hoarding of goods every year on the day after Thanksgiving.More >>
Saturday, November 16 2013 10:03 AM EST2013-11-16 15:03:17 GMT
(RNN) - Every now and then we get a kick in the pants that reminds us how far we have come. Translation: Lots of stuff happens to remind us we're getting older. That apparently happened to one man whenMore >>
If you have ever wondered what happened to VHS tapes - you probably haven't - one man is going to become your new hero.More >>
Saturday, November 9 2013 10:00 AM EST2013-11-09 15:00:16 GMT
(RNN) - If you're having a bad day and generally feeling pitiful about your life, suck it up or else Dr. Deborah Cohan will smack you over the head with her contagious upbeat attitude. Cohan did somethingMore >>
If a breast cancer patient dancing like she's carefree before undergoing a mastectomy doesn't bring a smile to your face, you're incapable of being happy.More >>
(RNN) – Just in case you had your head buried in the dark hole of presidential debates, we are here to remind you that there were other things going on in the world.
They weren't really important things, but still. How about we take a break from the prognosticating of political "experts" who have to justify their eight years of schooling by making bold predictions about the election?
And yes, there is a freight train of a storm headed toward the East Coast - not a thing to be taken lightly – but that's all the more reason to squeeze some light moments in.
Once you get past the belly laughs and wipe the tears from your eyes, you can send thank you notes for the weekend pick-me-up.
YEAH, THAT JUST HAPPENED
OK, so we can't totally get away from politics. After you see this video (and good gracious, how can you not have seen it already?), you will understand why.
Everyone on this stage except for Mitt Romney appears to be ... um, unnaturally ebullient ... and they may or may not have buried their faces in a tub of beverages that make professional singers sing the wrong words off key and real, real loud.
Wow. No more words. The video says enough.
DO IT FOR THE KIDS
Maybe Congress should propose an amendment that says if kids don't understand a politician's policies, they should go into the rubbish pile. They don't have to word it like that. We're just saying.
This video, besides its sheer priceless entertainment value, is one heck of a commentary on the engine that runs politics.
It's amazing how sharp the perceptions of kids are when it comes to things we think they should "find out about later."
"They're like 5-year-olds fighting over a toy, except the toy is America."
Well said, son. Well said.
JAPAN'S GOT TALENT
Forget about people with natural musical or acting talent. We're telling you juggling is the next big thing in Hollywood.
It's genius. Who would ever have thought of tossing multiple balls in the air and handling them seamlessly without letting them touch the ground (Historian passing us a note)… Apparently, folks, juggling has been around for several thousand years or something like that. Our bad.
Well, yeah, but how many people can do it while moving rhythmically to music? (Historian passing note) … Shut up, you.
TOM HANKS DISSES FULL HOUSE
There are a handful of people who can do pretty much whatever they want on stage and get away with it. Calm yourself, Lady Gaga, you are definitely not one of them.
When Hanks appeared on Jimmy Fallon's late-night show and put down a beloved 1990s sitcom – in the most unintimidating way possible – it was a gentle reminder that he is still at the top of the Hollywood "A" list.
It should also have been a wake-up call for Fallon to stop letting more talented people upstage him on his own show.
KEEP IT CLASSY
Halloween – not just for little kids who like candy anymore. If playing dress up and getting drunker than any time except New Year's Eve is your thing, it's a pretty cool holiday.
But some people have just taken it too far. Maybe a better choice of words is "taken it too short."
This is good advice from ladies who want to bring respectability back to grown-ups in costumes, even if it does fall on deaf ears.