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Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Overweight, tattooed, stoned? The Pentagon may still want you

The new U.S. military wants you -- even if you're overweight, covered in tats and stoned on weed. 

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Laws That Shaped L.A.: How Bunker Hill Lost its Victorians

How did all the grand mansions of Bunker Hill get demolished? Blame a 1949 law that pushed forward the agenda of "redevelopment."

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Is Convicted on All Counts

The state’s top prosecutor was accused of leaking secret grand jury information in an effort to discredit a political rival, then lying to cover it up.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

How Square Watermelons Get Their Shape and Other G.M.O. Misconceptions

No, these watermelons were not genetically modified. And neither were those funny looking white strawberries. As the House prepares to vote on a bill that would require G.M.O.s to be labeled as such, we take on some misconceptions about what it means for

Science & Technology | Tech

Steve Jobs didn't invent the iPhone, says Nancy Pelosi

Technically Incorrect: The House minority leader says the US government was behind the actual invention; Jobs merely designed Apple's famous phone and put it together.

Politics | Politics

Here's Why Bernie Sanders is Wrong About Everything

Bernie Sanders has a lot of economic narratives, and they're all wrong. Here's why.

News | Interesting Links

Let Me Ask America a Question - WSJ

Republican presidential contender Donald J. Trump writes: Let me ask America a question: How has the “system” been working out for you and your family?

Politics | Obamacare

Clinton sees ObamaCare’s ‘crushing’ burden — but has no way to fix it | New York Post

The Clinton campaign is finally owning up to what most Americans learned the hard way: The Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable. In fact, its costs are “crushing” people who have to buy health insurance. Hillary Clinton vows to fix the probl

Politics | Obamacare

CBO Misses Its Obamacare Projection by 24 Million People

Three years ago, on the eve of Obamacare’s implementation, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that President Obama's centerpiece legislation would result in an average of 201 million people having private health insurance in any given month of 2016. Now that 2016 is here, the CBO says that just 177 million people, on average, will have private health insurance in any given month of this year—a shortfall of 24 million people.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Real-life 'X-Files'? CIA posts trove of UFO documents | Fox News

The truth is out there – the CIA is offering a peek into its ‘X-files,’ shining a spotlight on a series of once-classified UFO documents

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

10 Unexpected Duties Performed by the Secret Service | Mental Floss

Being a Secret Service agent isn't as action-packed as they make it seem in the movies. It's a lot of observation and surveillance, sure, but the President and his family have the power to ask their protection staff to do just about anything—including serving as a urinal. Yup... these 10 menial tasks are a long shot from car chases and running down would-be assassins.

Politics | Obamacare

The quiet unraveling of ObamaCare

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.

Politics | Politics

Sharyl Attkisson: Obama Will Not Read Intelligence on U.S.-Recognized Terrorist Groups

Several times in the past, we've heard President Barack Obama, and occasionally his press secretary, tell America that the nation's commander-in-chief learned about certain events the same way many of the rest of us did: by seeing them on TV or

Politics | POLITICS

Kill the Department of Ed.? It’s been done

When Washington’s education bureaucracy comes under political attack, it’s common to pin responsibility for its existence on Jimmy Carter. He signed legislation to establish the Department of Education in 1979, and critics note that this imposed a new department on a country that had gotten along quite well without one for more than 200 years.

Politics | Trump Politics

The One-Man Roadshow of Donald Trump

After early success in the GOP presidential race, Trump must now decide if he can continue to prosper as a one-man show or needs to rely more on traditional campaign methods.

News | News

Mystery deepens into how classified emails got onto Clinton's unclassified server

The daily revelations over Hillary Clinton’s personal email system are raising a perplexing question for former government officials who dealt with sensitive information – who wonder how classified information made its way onto a non-classified State

Politics | Politics

Congress should step up to block the terrible Iran agreement - by Joe Lieberman

Sen. Charles Schumer announced his opposition to the Iran deal; others should follow his lead.

Politics | Politics

Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server turned over to FBI

A New Jersey-based private data firm says the transfer occurred Wednesday afternoon.

News | News

Tempers Flare As Huntington Park Appoints Undocumented Immigrants To City Commissions

Huntington Park is making history and not everyone is happy about it.

Politics | Politics

Hillary Received Memo Describing Benghazi As Planned Terror Attack Within Hours

By Mark Tapscott, The Daily CallerNew documents obtained by Judicial Watch and made public Monday show that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other senior officials under President Obama were

Science & Technology | Tech

NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records was illegal, court says

A federal appeals court in New York ruled that the bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the National Security Agency (NSA) is illegal.

Politics | Politics

The Maya Angelou Stamp Exemplifies Why Startups Shouldn't Sell To The Government

The US Postal Service pulled off another debacle with the Maya Angelou stamp. Their task was simple. Combine a photo of Ms. Angelou with one of her more memorable verses. Instead, the coupled her image with text written by Joan Walsh Anglund. Twice Isn&rs

Politics | Politics

The White House Needs a Refresher Course on World War II History

Read into this what you will, but President Obama is building an impressive list of gaffes and protocol lapses related to Poland, World War II, and the Holocaust. During his campaign, Obama mixed up which concentration camp his uncle had liberated: it was

Politics | Seriously???

Vox Writer Wants 'Anti-Democratic' U.S. Senate Abolished

Vox writer Dylan Matthews has decided that the U.S. Senate is "anti-democratic" and wants to toss over 200 years of the Constitition and federalism down the tubes and abolish that institution.

Politics | Obamacare

Supremes to White House: What about ‘death panel?’

The Supreme Court is telling the Obama administration to present its case for Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board – the provision that critics have described as a “death panel” – even if it doesn’t want to

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

History of Veterans Day - Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day."

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Watch the U.S. military's next-generation fighter jet float in mid-air

The Pentagon's long-awaited and extremely controversial F-35 fighter jet is the most expensive defense program ever. But finally, we may be starting to find out why the Defense Department has gone through all the trouble

Politics | Politics

This is what it looks like when a voting machine changes your vote

Early voters in Maryland and Illinois this year have reported faulty or rigged voting machines that changed votes for Republicans to support Democrats instead. Now, two voters from Moline, Illinois. have captured the problem on video.

Politics | Politics

Here's How Gasoline Taxes Stack Up State By State

Gas taxes range from 12 cents to over 50 cents per gallon on the state level. What are you paying?

Politics | Seriously???

SportsCenter Host on Ray Rice: We Need To ‘Reprogram the Way We Raise Men’

ESPN writer Kate Fagan said the NFL should spend ‘millions’ on programs to encourage boys to be raised in a less ‘hyper masculine’ environment

Politics | Interesting Links

School to fingerprint students to ‘monitor their diets.' What can go wrong???

The Express & Star reports students at Redhill School in Stourbridge, England will be fingerprinted in an attempt to reduce lunch lines and “monitor pupils’ diets.”

Politics | Op-Ed

Heavy Metal: Why Ferguson has conservatives challenging military-style police

A split is emerging among conservative commentators and politicians, some of whom are troubled by the way local police departments have bulked up until they resemble military units.

Politics | Op-Ed

Government will take every penny you've earned so far this year: Examiner Editorial

As Americans celebrated this nation's birthday on July 4, most were likely unaware of a less uplifting commemoration that fell on the calendar during the same holiday weekend. That was Cost of Government Day, or July 6, 2014. The date's significance is on

News | In The News

We've Crossed The Tipping Point; Most Americans Now Receive Government Benefits

With the implementation of Obamacare, more than half of Americans are receiving some type of government benefit. That bodes ill for the future.

News | The News

Life is About to Get (Even) Easier for Federal Workers

President Barack Obama formally published a memo on Friday that calls on government agencies to promote flexible work schedules and other policies aimed at ensuring an optimal work-life balance for federal workers. The Obama administration indicated he wo

Politics | Politics

Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis an

Politics | Politics

Russell Brand May Have Started a Revolution Last Night

The revolution itself may not be televised, but on last night's edition of the BBC's Newsnight, viewers may have witnessed the start of one.

Politics | Politics

Report: Government is responsible for housing bubble, not banks

Banks’ unfair treatment of African-Americans and Hispanics did not cause the housing bubble that crashed the economy in 2007, a new economic study found. Claims of racism are undercut because...