The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the authority charged with providing oversight of reconstruction efforts in the war-torn nation, suggests that American taxpayers have paid more than $150 million to 43 Mideast companies with strong ties to terrorism.
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Three takeaways here: One – the Federal government can build a complex networked database that handles high volumes if it wants to; Two – Healthcare.gov isn’t experiencing high volumes of traffic by any applicable standard; and Three – people are a hell of a lot more interested in buying guns than they are in buying […]
A local politician in Swampscott, Massachusetts, recently said residents’ 4th Amendment protections should be explicitly violated if they insist upon exercising 2nd Amendment rights in the town. Swampscott Selectman Barry Greenfield claimed that because local police “need the ability to enforce the state law” which “requires Massachusetts gun owners to keep their firearms locked away […]
A new survey conducted by a leading literary organization finds that the recent revelations of pervasive spying on American citizens have had a chilling effect on the intellectual freedom, creativity and social discourse of American writers. The PEN American Center, a nonprofit literary group, partnered with the FDR Group to produce the report titled “Chilling […]
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is breaking rank with the Obama Administration by throwing her support behind a bill that would require insurers to continue offering coverage to current customers who are happy with their existing health plans. Feinstein said today she’s co-sponsoring legislation introduced by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) because, well, it forces the Obama […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Democratic operative James Carville suggested that President Barack Obama should take a toke on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s crack pipe because Ford’s approval ratings are above Obama’s.
A Pew survey released Friday shows Americans are increasingly frustrated not only by President Barack Obama’s overall performance, but by his handling of almost every matter of policy that has confronted his Administration throughout his ineffectual, scandal-plagued fifth year in office. Surprisingly, Obama’s approval on immigration reform has plummeted.
A new report from The Tax Foundation shows that the Federal government redistributed more than $2 trillion in income from the Nation’s highest earners in 2012 to the bottom 60 percent of income earners. The upshot? A more government-dependent middle class.