Archive for July, 2013
DAMASCUS, Syria, (UPI) – Syrian President Bashar Assad has joined photo-sharing site Instagram, posting pictures of himself with sick and elderly citizens. Assad’s Instagram account, syrianpresidency, features photos of the leader comforting sick citizens, feeding the elderly and posing with residents of the country, The Daily Telegraph, Britain, reported Wednesday. The account also features numerous […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) – Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., tops the 10th edition of The Hill’s list of the 50 most beautiful people in Washington, released Wednesday. The Hill gushed that Flake “hit the milestone age of 50 shortly before he joined the Senate, and he doesn’t look anywhere close to that age.” Flake, elected to the […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) – The Republican Party is shifting from its conservative base and ceding its position to President Obama on key issues, conservative firebrand Rush Limbaugh says. Limbaugh, during an interview on Fox News, said the GOP leadership “isn’t conservative” and has spent more time fighting the Tea Party movement than Obama’s policies, Politico reported […]
NEW ORLEANS, (UPI) – U.S. government agencies can collect records showing the exact location of an individual’s cellphone without obtaining a warrant, a federal court ruled. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans sided with the Justice Department that “historical” records from cellphone towers showing the location of a phone are not protected […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Am I really supposed to believe that Huma Abedin is a feminist icon? According to a number of lapdog media types, her decision to stand by the side of her cyber-creep husband, Anthony Weiner, at the most awkward press conference in New York since Eliot Spitzer admitted to being “Client 9” was “brave.” If this is the current state of feminism, then you have not come a long way, baby.
The decades’ growing tragedy of a now-bankrupt Detroit provides a unique opportunity to test our fundamental principles. What if Detroit became a free city in which government provided for public safety, honest courts, protection of property rights and little else? Might not unabated free enterprise take hold, as it always has in America?
Full-time employment in America is going away, thanks to Obamacare. The trend extends all the way to people tasked with signing people up for Obamacare. Oh irony of ironies.
On May 17, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner saying that Treasury was set to begin implementing a “standard set of extraordinary measures” to allow borrowing and spending even after the Nation reached its legal debt limit.
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has written to President Barack Obama urging him to consider Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, replacing Janet Napolitano, who left the position to accept an offer to lead the State university system in California.