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Mitt Romney speaks, Republicans mobilize against Trump

Mitt Romney speaks, Republicans mobilize against Trump
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gives a speech on the state of the Republican party at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the campus of the University of Utah.; Credit: George Frey/Getty Images Mitt Romney delivered a scathing speech this morning directly targeting Donald Trump as being unfit for the Presidency, calling him a phony […]

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff weighs in on the science of laughter and romance

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff weighs in on the science of laughter and romance

Laughter could be the secret to a lasting relationship, according to comedian Yakov Smirnoff. ; Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Laughter could be the secret to a lasting relationship, according to comedian Yakov Smirnoff. For the past 20 years, Smirnoff has been using his theater in Branson, Missouri as a testing ground on how laughter can […]

California’s role in shaping 2016 post-Super Tuesday

California’s role in shaping 2016 post-Super Tuesday

Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump speaks to the media at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are much closer to their party’s Presidential nominations after strong showings yesterday on Super Tuesday. A broad swath of leading Republicans are trying to figure out what to do […]

Liberal economists debate viability of Sanders’s education plan

Liberal economists debate viability of Sanders’s education plan

A supporter of U.S. Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders holds a sign at Sanders’ first campaign rally in Michigan at Eastern Michigan University.; Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images AirTalk fact checks one of the defining pillars of his campaign–and likely appeal to millennial voters–free tuition at public universities and colleges. Sanders claims the $75-billion […]

Why can’t car industries get infotainment systems right?

Why can’t car industries get infotainment systems right?

The new dashboard of Tesla “D” model electric sedan is seen on a giant screen.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Problems with technology have become consumers’ number one concern when it comes to car dependability, according to a new study. The J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, released Wednesday, noted that 20% of all customer […]

What we know about Super Tuesday after sparks fly at Texas GOP debate

What we know about Super Tuesday after sparks fly at Texas GOP debate

Republican presidential candidates, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) listen as answers a question during the Republican presidential debate at the University of Houston.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images If you listened closely enough to last night’s GOP debate in Houston, you just might have heard some substance amidst the cacophonous shouting […]

Researchers sniff out more than 200 methane hot spots in LA, Riverside, Orange counties

Researchers sniff out more than 200 methane hot spots in LA, Riverside, Orange counties

The downtown skyline stands beyond the dry Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Power plants, water treatment facilities and even cattle in Chino are just a few of the things creating methane hot spots around Southern California, according to a new study out from the University of California, Irvine. The study looked […]

Sanders, Clinton supporters battle over Democrats’ core ideology

Sanders, Clinton supporters battle over Democrats’ core ideology

Democratic presidential candidates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders during their MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images As presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton continue to vie for Democratic donors, voters, delegates, and endorsements, a battle over their party’s core dogma […]

Analyzing the GOP presidential landscape after Trump chalks up another win in the Nevada caucuses

Analyzing the GOP presidential landscape after Trump chalks up another win in the Nevada caucuses

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guest gathered during a campaign event at the International Air Response facility. ; Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images After handily securing wins in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries, it was all about the Donald once again Tuesday night. Just over 45 percent of registered Nevada Republicans caucused […]

Analyzing the GOP presidential landscape after Trump chalks up another win in the Nevada caucuses

Analyzing the GOP presidential landscape after Trump chalks up another win in the Nevada caucuses

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guest gathered during a campaign event at the International Air Response facility. ; Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images After handily securing wins in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries, it was all about the Donald once again Tuesday night. Just over 45 percent of registered Nevada Republicans caucused […]