Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' Broadcasts His Backward Views On Women

The first minutes of The Newsroom pilot episode are a harbinger of the appalling gender representations to come. While giving a talk at a university, the show's protagonist, newscaster Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), explodes after a perky blonde college sophomore asks a (stupid) question about why America is the greatest country in the world, referring to the dumbfounded student as a sorority girl who may or may not accidentally wander into a voting booth one day.

Why John Roberts Flip-Flopped On 'Obamacare'

When CBS News broke the story that U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts had first decided to vote with his fellow Supreme Court conservatives on so-called Obamacare and then changed his mind, it led to huge questions, not only about him but also about his motivations.

John Roberts Flip-Flopped On Health-Care Law Decision: CBS

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts was originally set to vote with the Supreme Court's conservative justices to strike down the Affordable Care Act, CBS News reported. However, he changed his mind about a month ago to join the court's liberal justices in mostly upholding the constitutionality of the law.

Collapse Of Financial System Will Come In August, Maybe September: Market-Watchers

Disappointed by the lack of aggressive action by the U.S. Federal Reserve during the meeting of its powerful rate-setting committee last week, and expecting little more than rehashed promises from the leaders of Europe this week, pessimistic market-watchers are turning to once again guessing when the clock atop the Eurozone time-bomb will finally run to 0.

Airbus Picks Alabama For First US Factory: Report

European airplane manufacturer Airbus SAS will build its first U.S. factory in Mobile, Ala., as it intensifies its competition with main rival, U.S.-based Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), The Associated Press reported Thursday.

Can News Corp. Survive With Just News?

The newspapers that give Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA) its name may soon be on their own after the media giant's board approved a breakup that could radically reshape the global media landscape.


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Greece on the Defensive

In a match rich with economic irony and rhetorical potential, the German national team defeated the Hellenic side 4-2 in the European football championships on Friday.