With media locked on the melodrama involving the ex-CIA director and his biographer – and now ensnaring other top officials – the looming fiscal cliff wrangle is receiving less attention than anticipated. That could help.
Sales of political statistician Nate Silver's book 'The Signal and the Noise' saw a surge of 850 percent – lifting it to No. 2 on Amazon – after Silver correctly predicted the 2012 election results.
The distress of the 'Bronco Bamma' girl, Abigael Evans, seemed to touch enough of a chord that NPR issued an apology, of sorts. But sometimes an unhappy or tired child is just that.