An assignment sent home from an Oak Forest, Ill., high school government class is raising eyebrows among parents who are shocked by the questionnaire they and their children are required to fill out. The questionnaire (below) has the parents identify their positions on a number of highly charged issues, and then places them on a “political spectrum.”
A growing number of Americans are concerned about privacy following the National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s leaks over the summer — but it isn’t just individuals who are concerned.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been almost as strong an advocate for Obamacare as President Barack Obama himself, and for just as long. But he’s no fan of watching those close to him endure Obamacare policies and premiums.
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At least for as long as it remains legal, here’s one way to deal with any pesky unmanned aerial vehicles that invade your personal airspace: hack them and make them do your bidding. A hacker named Samy Kamkar has developed a set of drone hardware, along with the software to control it, that the DIY […]
Is there a chance that President Barack Obama will resign ahead of the 2014 elections to offset voter backlash against Democrats due to controversy over his signature healthcare overhaul? According to one Wall Street analyst there is. “If ObamaCare is the fiasco that some headlines are suggesting it is, I place the odds around 10% […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — There were conflicting reports whether one of the first family’s dogs knocked over a toddler or whether the little girl fell on her own at a White House event. Ashtyn Gardner, 2, of Mobile, Ala., was taking part in a holiday decoration and crafts event for military families and their children in […]
SEATTLE (UPI) — Washington state earthquake researchers said rowdy fans at a Seattle Seahawks game registered as a low-level quake. John Vidale, a professor at the University of Washington and the director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, said he and his staff monitored seismic activity during Monday night’s win over the New Orleans Saints […]
The latest leak in the ongoing trickle of information Edward Snowden supplied to newspapers about the National Security Agency (NSA) is a whopper: worldwide, the NSA gathers close to 5 billion records on the whereabouts and digital “relationships” of cell phone users each day. According to The Washington Post, which broke the story Wednesday, the […]
BOULDER, Colo. (UPI) — Some lemurs in Madagascar regularly use caves to get their night’s rest, the first evidence of primates using the same caves daily for sleeping, scientists say. The ring-tailed lemurs may be choosing to sleep in caves for several reasons, anthropologist Michelle Sauther of the University of Colorado Boulder said. While the […]