(MCT) — Families expect to spend more on school items than they did last year, even though more than 80 percent say the tough economy still affects their spending decisions, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school survey. More than a quarter of families plan to take advantage of late-summer deals and shop one […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — The Justice Department has widened its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of political groups to include the disappearance of two years of emails from a top official involved in the controversy. The widening of the investigation was announced as Deputy Attorney General James Cole was about to testify Thursday […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Supporters of the embattled Pebble Mine project in Alaska are making a desperate effort in Congress and the courts to keep it alive in the face of warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency that it could devastate the finest run of wild salmon left on the globe. Members of the U.S. House […]
(MCT) — A Florida judge overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday, but the order carries weight in only one of the State’s 67 counties, according to court records and the American Civil Liberties Union. In a 14-page ruling, Judge Luis Garcia ordered Monroe County Clerk Amy Heavlin to issue a marriage license […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — For years, the weather has been blamed when there are alleged cabin fever-induced spikes in births. Now, some in the Washington area are pointing to Congress to explain packed maternity wards at several local hospitals. This July, nine months after Congress failed to pass appropriations legislation — shutting down much of the […]
How much does it cost you to pay for yourself each day? According to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, it is costing the Federal government anywhere between $250 and $1,000 per day to feed and house each illegal immigrant child whom immigration enforcement agents have picked up inside the Nation’s […]
(MCT) — After a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, officials scrambled to offer condolences and to figure out who was aboard the plane and whether it was shot down. In the United States, President Barack Obama said the Nation’s top priority was to determine whether American citizens were […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds today. Click the links for the full stories.
Reportedly, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, a Democrat who has vocally supported the Administration of President Barack Obama’s attempt to accommodate illegal immigrant children in local facilities nationwide, himself urged the White House not to bring any of those same illegals into Maryland.
Former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is talking what sounds like Republican heresy. It’s time to move beyond Ronald Reagan, he says. Labor should be valued as much as capital. Rising income inequality is a problem.