The United States placed a near total embargo on Cuba in 1962 and it has stood ever since, barring most commerce with the island nation. However, the Barack Obama Administration has decided to ease relations with the communist country.
Past research and conventional wisdom dictate that cruciferous vegetables like broccoli are part of a nutritious diet because they contain an abundance of healthful properties — from antioxidants to fiber.
While the Barack Obama Administration has attempted to paint a rosy picture of the economy, one of America’s largest creditors is not so sure that the United States will be able to pay its debts. At least one credit rating agency in China, which holds $1.1 trillion in U.S. Treasury bonds, says that America is defaulting on its loans.
Retiring United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the European partners in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) need to pull their own fair share of the weight.
A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows 48 percent of Americans believe the U.S. economy is headed for another depression within a year. This means nearly half of all Americans are starting to realize President Barack Obama and his media allies have been lying about the existence of a nonexistent recovery.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) plans to release new surveillance rules, which would give agents more freedom in their investigations of both suspects and informants. The new rules would make it easier for agents to administer lie-detector tests and dig through trash, among other things.
A researcher at the University of Missouri (MU) found that the stress of complying with Federal welfare program requirements can put a strain on families, inadvertently having a negative effect on the families’ children. Associate Professor Colleen Heflin at MU’s Truman School of Public Affairs studied the cognitive scores of children whose families receive assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). She found that 3-year-old children whose families were on TANF had much lower cognitive scores than children not on the program.
The mainstream media’s love-to-hate relationship with Sarah Palin rages on, as they dissect the recently released emails from her time as Alaska’s Governor. The sheer number of emails, more than 24,000, was supposed to offer an unheard-of glimpse into the intricacies of her time as Governor.
A year and a half ago, President Barack Obama had no kind words for Wall Street. However, as he enters his re-election campaign, the President begins by courting the very people he called “fat cats.”
Many in the mainstream media were eagerly anticipating the release of Sarah Palin’s emails, hoping to find some scrap of embarrassing information on the former Governor of Alaska. However, the 24,199 emails largely showed Palin as a pragmatic leader focused on her State.
Claims for unemployment benefits in the United States continue to rise, perhaps indicating that the government has not done enough to lift the country out of the recession.
The President and all 535 members of Congress take oaths to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. One has to wonder how many have ever read it. They certainly seem hell-bent on disregarding it. Article 1, Section 1 says all legislative powers are vested in Congress. But that’s apparently no longer the case.
This week, we’re going to take a break and have some fun. Specifically, we’re going to talk about TV shows that might actually have survival lessons included. In recent years, there have been several survival shows that have come onto the market, and it looks like several of them are going to be regular features.
In a recent column on the Forbes website, contributor Larry Bell wrote about the danger posed to the 2nd Amendment by a treaty proposed by the United Nations.
Research shows that human breast milk has many health benefits, including immune-boosting and antibacterial qualities. In theory, mass-producing human breast milk sounds like a good thing. A group of Chinese scientists wants to test that theory.
Do you still recommend Swiss annuities? Do we have to report them to the Internal Revenue Service beginning June 30, 2012? An IRS tax consultant I talked to said I do. The IRS tax consultant also said I owe an excise tax on the Swiss annuity. If this is correct, do you have any information on how to figure that or know someone who does?
The Barack Obama Administration’s Acting Solicitor General was recently in court to defend the healthcare overhaul law. The main question at the heart of the debate was whether the mandate that everyone in the United States purchase health insurance is permissible by the Constitution.
It’s a good news — bad news kind of a week for Congressman Weiner. Barbara Walters gets perky. A novel solution for avoiding Obamacare. The union thugs find new victims in Wisconsin. And the secret war isn’t so secret anymore. All that, plus a guy named Bongo! Presented in 1080 high-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
Sycophants unite — it turns out that sucking up to the boss can be healthy. A study recently published in the Journal of Management Studies is likely to be re-tweeted by bosses everywhere, as researchers found that ingratiating yourself to your employers (also known as “sucking up”) can have benefits for both your career and your mental health.
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the newly appointed chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, spent the first four weeks in office committing gaffe after political gaffe. Thus far, Democrats are standing by her. The consensus seems to be that Wasserman Schultz has simply had a rocky start. Republicans are less forgiving, though, enjoying many a laugh at the chairwoman’s expense.
Many have voiced their unhappiness with Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s decision to pursue the 2012 Republican nod for the Presidency. Unfortunately for Gingrich, some of his campaign’s top advisers apparently count themselves among the unbelievers.