America has a weak immune system and is fat, depressed and suffering chronic pain. A new study produced by researchers for the Mayo Clinic finds that nearly 70 percent of Americans are taking at least one prescribed medication on a regular basis.
Two days ago, it looked as though an effort by conservatives to force completion of a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border had died on the Senate floor. But Thursday, it appeared that a revived, retooled border security amendment had made its way back into the discussion.
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First lady Michelle Obama has done a great deal for school children: She’s filled their plates with healthier, if less palatable, food and encouraged youngsters to get off their keisters and move around a bit. Members of the Los Angeles School board have decided to honor the first lady by naming an area elementary school […]
Robert Fraley, the Chief Technology Officer for Monsanto Corporation, has been named as one of three recipients of the World Food Prize, an honor commonly referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize’ of the agricultural world. Fraley received the award for “independent, individual breakthrough achievements in founding, developing and applying modern agricultural biotechnology,” according to World […]
A bill that aims to rein in the vague and easily-misapplied Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), and hopefully curb a pattern of government bullying of online dissenters, was introduced in Congress today. Congressmen Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced thebill before the House of Representatives after soliciting input from the online Reddit community […]
A new round of leaked National Security Agency documents acquired by The Guardian shine light on policies approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which allow the National Security Agency to retain and use information collected domestically in its communications surveillance. The newspaper published the two documents which refute claims made by the Obama Administration […]
Veering away from the Senate’s fickle debate over immigration Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz took to the floor of the legislative chamber to blast President Barack Obama for the White House’s decision to intervene in Syria. Imploring the President to avoid foreign policy measures that would put weapons in the hands of terrorist enemies of the […]
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There is a reason that Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and the handful of lawmakers who agree with him are constantly demonized on both sides of the legislative aisle and in mainstream media reports: He criticizes the political establishment.