Best of The Week [5/2/14]

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | May 2, 2014 | 1:31 PM EDT

A look back at the stories that have made the ‘Best of The Week.’

A Goof for the Centuries?

During a House Oversight Committee hearing, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D- District of Columbia) said that "perhaps the most catastrophic war of the 20th century - invasion by the United States of America" in Iraq.

There were a lot of wars to choose from in the 20th century. Of course, the Iraq War was in the 21st century.

Reid on Racism

On the Senate floor Wednesday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized the name of the Washington Redskins claiming, “A tradition of racism is all that name leaves in its wake.”

Reid lauded the NBA’s decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling over his comments about African-Americans, but criticized the NFL for letting the use of the name Redskins continue.

Tops for Taxes

The Tax Foundation has ranked the states by their state income tax rates and among the highest are California, Hawaii, and Oregon.

Non-Working Families

In 20 percent of American families in 2013, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), not one member of the family worked.

A family, as defined by the BLS, is a group of two or more people who live together and who are related by birth, adoption or marriage. In 2013, there were 80,445,000 families in the United States and in 16,127,000—or 20 percent--no one had a job.

Nun Still Stuns

Sister Cristina Scuccia, an Ursuline Sister of the Holy Family who stunned audiences with her singing on Italy's "The Voice" in March, returned to the stage again last month to belt out Cyndi Lauper's classic "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."

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