Comcast Corp.’s MSNBC attracted the most viewers among cable networks covering the Democratic National Convention’s opening night, supplanting Time Warner Inc.’s CNN, which led the ratings four years ago.
For two weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York and New Jersey, Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie traded business attire for crisis-mode casual as they held briefings, toured the destruction in helicopters and pushed power companies to get the lights on.
San Francisco officials routinely lecture the rest of the U.S. about public health and the environment as they enact laws that, for example, ban McDonald’s Happy Meals and require businesses to compost their trash.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele criticized Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul ’s views on anti-discrimination laws, yet said he expects Paul to join Republicans in fighting for civil rights.
Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of Chicago each had three students awarded Rhodes Scholarships, more than any other institutions, as the 32 U.S. recipients of the award were named today.
CNN led cable-news outlets in viewers during the final night of the Democratic National Convention, when President Barack Obama accepted the party’s nomination for a second term, after falling behind MSNBC the two previous nights.
Congress is broken because scoring political points to tear down the opposition has replaced the craft of legislating, retiring U.S. lawmakers said in a discussion about why they are leaving Washington.