Hillary definitely has a legacy problem to overcome. More importantly, she has to talk up her record as Secretary of State. A sizable share of Democrats polled by YouGov, 79%, said earlier this year that they approved of her performance, but only 21% of Republicans and 45% of independents shared that assessment. And public opinion split along the same ideological lines when respondents were asked about her qualifications for office. More to the point, most Republicans are not as concerned with her experience as they are with her politics; although Republicans and independent voters cite her role in the Benghazi terrorist attack as one of her major errors in the State Department.
Hillary Clinton — the only first lady to run for public office — has been in the public spotlight almost nonstop since Bill Clinton began campaigning for president in 1991, a period of nearly 25 years. Even at that time, Hillary’s political aspirations were clear; amidst campaigning, Bill Clinton told voters that they would get “two [presidents] for the price of one” if they elected him. That statement was quite controversial at the time because it suggested a power-sharing strategy that ran contrary to the constitutional balance of power. The obvious alliance between the two Clintons dogged Hillary’s own presidential run in 2008. If Barack Obama was criticized for his lack of experience, Hillary Clinton not only faced that same question but also allegations that she was drawing heavily on her husband’s legacy for her political capital. Still, one could argue that her time the spotlight has given her the opportunity to defend her career, and in fact, expand her career. After all, she was appointed to Obama’s cabinet as Secretary of State following her loss of the Democratic nomination.
Calling Andrew Luck a precocious talent seems a little incongruous after the Colts suffered a 43-22 loss in their last NFL game of the season, but the Colts, who went 11-5 in 2013, have to appreciate his growth and his arm. Plus, he hung 335 yards and two touchdowns on a better-than-advertised New England defense, even if their D was paper thin by the time the playoffs came around.
News came out last summer that Feig would be directing the long-awaited third Ghostbusters film and had decided to cast women in the lead roles. That information was met with some dismay, as some fans feel it’s too late to faithfully return to the ‘80s franchise, and some weren’t too keen on the idea of ladies busting ghosts rather than Murray, Aykroyd, and the late Ramis. Others were thrilled about the idea given the success critically and commercially Feig had with Bridesmaids, which is credited with making Wiig and McCarthy bona fide movie stars.
“The standard deduction [rose] to $6,200 for singles and married persons filing separate returns and $12,400 for married couples filing jointly, up from $6,100 and $12,200, respectively, for tax year 2013. … The limitation for itemized deductions claimed on tax year 2014 returns of individuals begins with incomes of $254,200 or more ($305,050 for married couples filing jointly).”
Lucas’s new trilogy, composed of Episodes I, II, and III, fell flat for audiences expecting a fun, exciting, and well-made series. Instead, they got three movies bloated with special effects and stilted writing. Very quickly Star Wars felt less like fun and more like work, breeding a sense that the new movies should never have seen the light of the day in young Star Wars fans. Following the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney, though, the days of Lucas continuing to control the franchise were at an end. J.J. Abrams was tagged to direct Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and all was seemingly made right in the sci-fi world.
“We’re thankful for Ray Allen making that shot, but there were so many other things that had to play right for us to win that game.” Dwyane Wade said, splitting the difference, “So you need a little luck, both ways, even to be in the Finals. We were a recipient of luck in that [Game 6] moment, but we won the championship.” Fair enough.
Whether you are a novice baker or a pro in the kitchen, doctoring a cake mix allows you to create superb sweets that will taste as though you’ve spent hours preparing them. When you doctor a cake mix, it means to add in additional ingredients to create a more complex or unusual dessert. Depending on your skill level, available time, and on-hand ingredients, you can make toothsome treats that are as hard — or easy — as you’d like. Ready to give boxed cake mixes a shot? Use these 19 recipes to doctor your way to dreamy desserts.
The document is both evidence of the open, working relationship between the two organizations, and evidence of a privacy problem in some minds, as The Guardian points out. American communications are also sometimes in amongst the information passed on, because the data isn’t filtered to remove such content. As a result, the document outlines rules for how any such information, when found, should be dealt with.
As we reach the half-way point of the 2014-2015 NBA season, the time has come when teams start to look at their rosters and decide where they need to improve. For playoff contenders, the only way to maximize your chances at winning is to make sure that there are no glaring holes on your team and that you have a semi-deep roster. This is where the free agent pool comes in handy, and teams are already making moves (the Grizzlies with Tyrus Thomas and the Bucks with Kenyon Martin come to mind).
From what it looks likes, Disney gave George his cool $4 billion for the rights to the franchise and sent him on his merry way, uninterested in any ideas he may have had for The Force Awakens. And honestly, who can blame it? With hindsight set squarely at 20/20, it’s easy for us to see that Lucas’s newer trilogy was everything the original one wasn’t. This likely explains why J.J. Abrams was brought on to resurrect the fun-loving spirit of movies like A New Hope. He managed to do the same for the Star Trek franchise, and having Disney whisper Lucas’s long-since-forgotten ideas into his ear only serves to distract from whatever vision he might have.
Somali growth, innovation and artistry is, for the most part, only championed by other Somalis, which is why hashtags like #SomaliDiversity and #EastAfricanFeminism have gained a lot of traction in the last few months. Whether or not it’s publicized, Somalis outside of Somalia are a diaspora to be reckoned with: they’re artists, thought leaders, entertainers and writers; they’re a generation of people— from the United States to England— defying convention and representing Somalis in positive and meaningful ways. While their last names may be similar, these Somalis are only loosely connected. They represent hope, resilience and prosperity. They’re continuing the legacy of diasporic greatness in the arts and entertainment, a legacy that counts Nuruddin Farah, Iman, K’naan and Kinsi Abdulleh among its ranks. Browse through them in the following pages.
For many workers and businesses alike, the good that comes along with working from home appears to outweigh the bad, though. From 1997 to 2012, 4.2 million workers joined the work-from-home community. We created a list of the states where working from home is the most common. All data come from the Census Bureau’s most recent American Community Surveys (ACS).