WASHINGTON (UPI) — The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits is sticking close its seven-year low, signaling that employers aren’t laying off as many employees. Initial claims for unemployment benefits for the week ending April 12 was 304,000, rising 2,000 from the previous week’s number, according to data released by the Labor Department. The […]
TEHRAN (UPI) — An Iranian woman surprised crowds when she halted the public execution of her son’s killer. A 24-year-old man named Balal felt the noose around his neck Tuesday when the mother of the 18-year-old boy he killed seven years prior, Samereh Alinejad, came up to the gallows and instead of kicking the chair, […]
MOSCOW (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin jokingly said during a Q&A on RT that Russia would not annex the U.S. state of Alaska because it’s too cold. “We are a northern country. Seventy percent of our territory is in the north and high north. Alaska — is it in the south? It’s quite cold […]
DOVER, Del. (UPI) — Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, announced Thursday he plans to run for Governor in 2016. Biden said on his campaign website that he has dropped plans to run for a third term as attorney general this year. “Over the past few months, as I’ve been […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
There’s government electronic surveillance, and then there’s government online stalking. In its mission to ensure the government gets every last dollar it can from people, the Internal Revenue Service is now resorting to the latter.
Less than two years after being fully and finally “decimated” by the Administration of President Barack Obama, al-Qaida has somehow managed to foment new leadership and organize into what CNN described Wednesday as “what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering in years.”
New emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit indicate that former Internal Revenues Service official Lois Lerner’s targeting of conservative groups was part of a broader assault on right-leaning groups by other Federal agencies.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has spent much of this week defending against attacks from foreign policy hawks who argue that his views are too extreme for American politics. The Senator, calling for ambiguity in foreign policy, made the case that “the extremes of foreign policy have had their way, and it has not worked” in a Wednesday opinion piece.
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