WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Sentencing Commission has voted to cut the terms recommended for most Federal drug crimes. At a public meeting Thursday, the commission approved new guidelines that officials said would mean shorter terms for about 70 percent of offenders. Generally, the changes would reduce mandatory minimums suggested for various quantities of drugs […]
BRUSSELS (UPI) — NATO satellite photos show over 40,000 Russian troops, and military equipment including tanks and aircraft, massed along the Russian border with Ukraine, NATO said. Release of the photographs Thursday in Brussels came after repeated assurances from Moscow the troop build-up is no cause for alarm. President Barack Obama conferred with German Chancellor […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) — Hillary Clinton was left speechless at a speaking event in Portland Tuesday when a 6-year-old girl asked her a question about her plans for 2016. “In 2016, would you prefer to be called Madam President or Mrs. President?” the Glencoe elementary student asked through a moderator. Clinton laughed, told the moderator […]
This article, written by Josh Peterson, was originally published by Watchdog on April 11. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty-nine organizations are banding together to stop a tax for hopping on the information superhighway. In a letter to members of Congress on Thursday, the group asked lawmakers to support a permanent ban on Internet access taxes. Congress […]
As though Congress’ bipartisan approval this week of an anti-terrorist bill — a bill that bars a 1979 Iranian hostage-taker from serving at the U.N. — needed further validation, Iran’s foreign minister made sure to drive the point home Thursday, calling the U.S. Congress a bunch of “radicals.” The comments, proffered by Iranian foreign minister […]
Saying goodbye to so much election-year political dross, the Obama Administration accepted the resignation late Thursday of Kathleen Sebelius, the maligned director of Health and Human Services who ushered in the era of Obamacare. Sebelius, the onetime Governor of Kansas, resigned from her turbulent position after serving the Obama Administration for five years. The announcement […]
Have you done your taxes yet? If not, you’d better hurry. April 15 is just days away, and you’d better believe President Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service will come after your tax dollars. After all, the Federal government has Obamacare to run. And now that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is “resigning,” Obama […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Last month, Alabama State Representative Alvin Holmes used the floor of the State House to issue a vile, racist “bet” with residents of the Yellowhammer State. This week, Alabama parents stood outside the State House and asked the Montgomery Democrat, at least symbolically, to show them the money.
As a Nevada ranching family and the Federal government face off, both supporters of the family and elected officials have condemned the government’s heavy-handed and Constitutionally questionable encroachment on individual liberties.