Archive for June, 2013
TOKYO (UPI) — More than half of Japanese married couples say they would classify their marriages as sexless, a survey found. The poll, conducted by Sagami Rubber Industries Co. in January and released Thursday, found 55.2 percent of married couples said they think they are generally classified as sexless, The Asahi Shimbun reported. About 29 […]
NEW YORK (UPI) — Student loan debt has increased to the point that one in five U.S. adults, one-third of them not college graduates, owe money on student loans, a study says. A study by the Urban Institute says the average student loan debt grows by $1,000 each year, 19.6 percent of adults 20 or […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
New research on obesity will likely be music to the ears of progressive bureaucratic busybodies who favor high taxes and controlling every aspect of citizens’ lives: Scientists at the National Bureau of Economic Research say the answer to America’s growing obesity problem is a policy of jacking up food prices with higher taxes.
A new Rasmussen Reports survey reveals that American voters who identify with President Barack Obama now consider the Tea Party just about as sinister a terrorist threat as radical Muslim extremists.
While running for State office in Florida in 2010, Marco Rubio, the son of immigrants from Cuba, said he was unalterably opposed to amnesty for the millions of people who were in this country illegally. Now that he’s a U.S. Senator, it looks like he’s changed his mind.
Earlier this week, left-leaning Americans latched on to reports that the Internal Revenue Service targeted liberal nonprofits with the same vigor that it has conservative groups vying for tax-exempt status. But a review of the numbers tells a different story.
Federal officials are calling on the public to nominate hackers throughout the Nation to be considered for a White House Champion of Change for Civic Hacking award if their work was done for the greater good of the public.
Plea bargaining is the process whereby a prosecutor comes to an agreement with a defendant to resolve a criminal case. Roughly 90 percent of all criminal cases resolve through the process of a plea bargain. The plea bargain is a contract of sorts, and the terms of the agreement often may vary considerably from one case to another.
A plea bargain will always include the defendant’s pleading guilty to at least one crime. What varies is the crime pleaded to or the punishment imposed. For example, a plea bargain occurs when a defendant is charged with two separate crimes, and he pleads guilty to one in exchange for a dismissal of the other. A plea bargain also occurs if the prosecutor offers a specific punishment and the judge agrees to it in exchange for the defendant’s pleading guilty. There are many variables that affect plea bargaining; however, the common thread in all plea bargaining is that the government avoids the burden of a jury trial and the defendant gets, in theory, a more favorable resolution of his case.