The Electronic Frontier Foundation explains how privacy may not be the only casualty of the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program. Major sectors of the U.S. economy are reporting financial damage as the recent revelations shake consumer confidence and U.S. trade partners distance themselves from companies that may have been compromised by the NSA or, worse, are secretly collaborating with the spy agency.
After a year of talks over the post-2014 U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, the US Administration announced last week that a new agreement had finally been reached. Under the deal worked out with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the U.S. would keep thousands of troops on nine military bases for at least the next ten years. […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Some parents in Dupo, Ill., (surely a group of white suburban moms) are upset that their fourth-graders are being asked to read, for a grade, a book which recounts one mulatto teenager’s struggle to come to terms with his blackness in a white world: a struggle that leads him to drink, smoke, swear and use drugs.
What happens to the health insurance market if the Department of Health and Human Services doesn’t sign up the 7 million people it targeted for Obamacare between now and March 31, 2014? Insurance companies are in business to turn a profit, aren’t they?
A proposed draft rule from the Environmental Protection Agency could expand the number of waterways covered under the Clean Water Act. The proposal is eliciting strong opposition from property owners and conservative legislators.
After months of damning news about the failed Obamacare rollout and a decision to eviscerate the power of the minority Party in the Senate, Democrats up for re-election in 2014 are sweating. That could be why the Barack Obama White House confirmed last week that it would delay Obamacare’s second-year enrollment period.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) evidently has a plan for the 2014 midterm Congressional elections: punch the Tea Party in the nose. The comment came to light today via Breitbart, following an interview with a GOP donor who said he heard McConnell’s remark during an Oct. 30 conference call hosted by Karl Rove’s Crossroads […]
Thanks to Obamacare Ronald and Krista Alford of Texas, whose two children are battling rare forms of cancer, have lost insurance coverage for their child’s chemotherapy treatment. Seven-year-old Hunter Alford’s mother told News 12 that her son is unlikely to be able to have his next round of chemotherapy treatment due to the insurance cancellation. […]