Financial regulations imposed after the 2008 Wall Street crash are backfiring on consumers and pose a “compliance nightmare” for lenders. “What we have are policymakers on steroids,” Representative Scott Garrett charged Tuesday.
An independent Federal agency that investigates prohibited personnel practices has found that Internal Revenue Service employees carried their active enthusiasm for President Barack Obama into the workplace even as the IRS’s behind-the-scenes discrimination against conservative groups was unfolding.
An internal inspection at the Los Angeles Police Department has revealed an unknown number of patrol officers tampered with the communications and geolocation equipment on dozens of patrol vehicles in order to conceal the officers’ whereabouts and activities while on patrol.
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An underdog Iowa Senate hopeful recently released a campaign video that is just campy enough to be charming. Bob Quast, an independent running a write-in campaign, wants Iowans to know that he has a very personal interest in protecting their Constitutional rights, especially the 2nd Amendment. In the ad, titled #GotBalls, Quast promises to fight […]
During a speech at Al Sharpton’s 2014 National Action Network (NAN) Convention Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder went off script to vilify House lawmakers who recently brought up the still-pending contempt case against him. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) suggested that “contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general” during a Judiciary hearing on […]
Last summer, we told you about a Missouri man who, with the help of the ACLU, was fighting against one municipality’s effort to prosecute motorists who flash their headlights to alert other drivers to the presence of speed traps. Last week, Michael Elli – and everyone else who drives through the town of Ellisville, Mo. […]
KAMPEN, Netherlands (UPI) — A Dutch reporter was interviewing the mayor of Kampen on a boat when she leaned a little too far over and fell in the water. The reporter was able to tread water and the mayor tried to assist her with his golden mayoral necklace until someone tossed her a life saver. […]
CLAREMONT, N.H. (UPI) — A 79-year-old substitute teacher chose to resign from teaching after a very unfriendly dispute with school administrators in Claremont, N.H. Carol Thebarge opted to give up her job after 35 years instead of “unfriending” her students on Facebook. “Do we have the right as teachers, when we respect our students and […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (UPI) — The former purchasing director of a Florida city panicked while he was being pulled over in downtown Fort Lauderdale in December and stashed a glass methamphetamine pipe in the only place he could think of — his rectum. Carlos López, who was working for the city of Hialeah at the […]