Meltdown! GOP bosses' phones unplugged

by Garth Kant -- WASHINGTON — Following the epic, 21-hour speech by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, supporting the defunding of Obamacare, either voters made so many calls to establishment Republicans that their more…

Can Web publishers tame comments?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fortune) Ever since they began allowing readers to comment, websites have been wrestling with a major conundrum: Commenters are often terrible, but they also increase traffic -- at more…

Popular Science kills comments

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Guardian) Popular Science is closing comments on its articles. Citing "trolls and spambots", the 141-year-old American magazine has decided that an open forum at the bottom of more…

USPS seeks 3-cent increase for 1st-class mail

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter -- and that would raise the price of a more…

State law raises minimum hourly wage to $10

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) California has become the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $10 per hour, although the increase will take place gradually more…

California law gives minors social-media do-over

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Minors in California will have a chance to remove embarrassing photographs and potentially damaging postings on social media websites under a new law that will be more…

2nd California county votes for secession

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Record Searchlight) The Modoc County Board of Supervisors today voted to join neighboring Siskiyou County in its bid to secede from the State of California. Board Chairman Geri more…

Ted Cruz: GOP needs 'attitude' adjustment

by Kathy Shaidle -- [ooyala code="A1MG8wZjp_zwPcjO5OwgtsqR74srtEH-" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] At noon Wednesday, in accordance with Senate rules, Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, ended his marathon 21-hour anti-Obamacare speech. Noon happens to be the same time Rush more…