Patt Morrison for July 16, 2012

Mitt Romney Campaigns In Six Swing States On "Every Town Counts" Bus Tour
As the final stretch of the United States presidential race nears, Americans are increasingly curious about who presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney will select as his running-mate.
Gov. Jerry Brown

Are changes in texting-while-driving laws enforceable?

On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law which will allow drivers to send texts using hand free voice dictation technology after January 1, 2013.
Tibetans demonstrator take part during a

Politics and the Olympics: Can sports trump ideology?

The Olympic Games allow athletes from countries around the globe to gather peacefully and compete in a myriad of sporting events. The competitors may be apolitical, but the countries that send them are most certainly not.
US President Barack Obama participates i
“What’s been your biggest mistake?” is an evergreen question asked of presidents nearing the end of their first terms. President George W. Bush couldn’t think of an answer and during CBS’s interview, which aired in full this morning, President Obama said his biggest mistake “was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right” and not so much to “tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism…”
DARPA Grand Challenge Says "Look Mom, No Driver"

NCAA sanctions against Caltech?

Caltech, home of Nobel Prize and Fields Medal winners … and a technically naughty sports program. The Caltech Beavers baseball team has lost 227 games in a row, while the men’s basketball team recently snapped a 310-game conference losing streak – so striking an event that President Obama called to congratulate them, even though Caltech had beaten the president’s alma mater, Occidental College.
Derrick Burts, 24, the actor whose HIV p

Can the porn industry fight back against required condoms?

Will adult film actors be required to wear condoms across the county? It depends what Los Angeles has to say. A petition that requires condoms for all pornography actors has gathered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, pending approval from the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on July 24.
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