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U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Marginally; Near Lowest Level Since 2007

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 […]

Iranian Woman Stops The Execution Of Son’s Killer

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, […]

Putin: Alaska Is Too Cold To Annex

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 […]

Beau Biden Plans To Run For Governor Of Delaware In 2016

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 […]

Thursday Morning News Roundup 4-17-2014

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

IRS Stalks Taxpayers On Social Media To Determine Whom To Audit

IRS Stalks Taxpayers On Social Media To Determine Whom To Audit

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.

‘Decimated’ Al-Qaida Appears Emboldened In New Video

‘Decimated’ Al-Qaida Appears Emboldened In New Video

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.”

How High Does It Go?: New Emails Could Implicate Holder’s DOJ In IRS Targeting Of Conservatives

How High Does It Go?: New Emails Could Implicate Holder’s DOJ In IRS Targeting Of Conservatives

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.

Rand Paul Calls For ‘Nuanced’ Foreign Policy, Neocon Attacks Continue

Rand Paul Calls For ‘Nuanced’ Foreign Policy, Neocon Attacks Continue

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.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 4-16-2014: Paul Calls Out Feds On Bundy Response; Warren, The Union Presidential Prototype; Americans Expect MSM To Be Friendly To Hillary 2016; Bloomberg Wants Gun Rights Supporters ‘Afraid’; Feds Want Pet Food Standards For Livestock Feed

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