Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), already an odd fellow amid the heady mix of conservatives and libertarians at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, knew his only reason for appearing at the event would be to pander to the few stragglers in the GOP’s anti-establishment movement gullible enough to believe whatever he had to […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. House Thursday rejected a resolution from Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) seeking to condemn Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) for shutting down a committee hearing without letting any Democrat speak, following former IRS employee Lois Lerner’s latest invocation of the 5th Amendment. Fudge proposed the resolution Thursday, a day […]
Researchers looking at the health of more than 9,000 people who were having blood sugar problems have discovered a simple step you can take to significantly cut your risk of heart problems.
If you’re among the many who’ve been hoping Dr. Ben Carson’s name might gain significant political and popular traction as we inch closer to the 2016 primary season, you might be pleased to know you’re not stranded on an island. In fact, there’s a PAC for that.
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A leaked telephone conversation reveals that the snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev leading to charges of criminality against the deposed Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych were hired by U.S.-backed opposition leaders. The telephone call between Estonia Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton was allegedly hacked by agents […]
This article, written by Charles Ornstein, Eric Sagara and Ryann Grochowski Jones, was originally published by ProPublica on March 3. Some of the Nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies have slashed payments to health professionals for promotional speeches amid heightened public scrutiny of such spending, a new ProPublica analysis shows. Eli Lilly and Co.’s payments to speakers […]
Not even a Democrat-led rule change last November, one requiring only a simple majority confirmation vote for executive nominees, was sufficient to clear President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division today. Crossover votes from Senate Democrats helped the Republican minority carry the day, despite last year’s “nuclear option” rule changes […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The CIA Inspector General’s office asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate agency conduct in an unreleased Senate study of secret detention programs. Several knowledgeable people told McClatchy Newspapers the referral could be related to CIA monitoring of computers used by Senate Intelligence Committee aides during preparation of the study. The monitoring […]
Well, she married Bill, she moved to New York (by way of Arkansas and Washington, D.C.) to become a Senator, she lost out to Barack Obama in 2008, and she teamed up with Barack Obama to lead the State Department down a shameful path before dropping out of the White House over health issues. Are […]