Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
A recent investigation has revealed that the Pentagon has failed to account for $8.5 trillion dollars of taxpayer money Congress has allocated toward the U.S. Department of Defense since 1996. Reportedly, the Pentagon has routinely failed to supply a clear monthly account of the money spent for Defense Finance and Accounting Services.
The same Quinnipiac poll that shows President Barack Obama in a free fall with voters also reveals that the President who successfully sold young voters a nebulous promise of hope and change is beginning to lose his appeal with the hope and change generation.
Research based on national statistics shows that the leading source of “injury death” in the United States is your local pharmacy. In our rush to swallow all kinds of prescription painkillers, drug poisoning has increased by 300 percent since 1980.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan claims that discontent with new education standards is coming mostly from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”
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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard testimony Monday concerning virtual currencies. During the hearing, titled “Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies,” Federal agencies told lawmakers that currencies such as Botcoins can be can be “legal means of exchange,” meaning that wider acceptance of the virtual currency could […]
A judge for U.S. District in the District of Columbia showed some indication Monday that issuing a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit to stop the NSA from mining American citizens’ personal electronic data is a real possibility in his court. But, Judge Richard Leon also acknowledged that the matter probably won’t resolve until it’s reached […]
Last Thursday the Senate Banking Committee held hearings on Janet Yellen’s nomination as Federal Reserve Board Chairman. As expected, Ms. Yellen indicated that she would continue the Fed’s “quantitative easing” (QE) polices, despite QE’s failure to improve the economy. Coincidentally, two days before the Yellen hearings, Andrew Huszar, an ex-Fed official, publicly apologized to the […]
ProPublica continues its coverage of the case of Carmen Segarra, a former Goldman Sachs employee who was fired after taking her job as a compliance officer seriously enough to blow the whistle on the banking firm for failing to enforce a conflict-of-interest policy. Now the New York Fed has asked a judge to throw out […]