Up To 30 Million Exempted From Obamcare Penalty Tax
Up to 30 million taxpayers will claim an exemption from Obamacare on their tax forms this year, the administration predicted Wednesday as officials tried to prepare the country and a skeptical Congress for the first wave of tax penalties under the Affordable Care Act
CBO Confirms Obama's Amnesty Will Cost Billions in Tax Credits
Obama's unilateral executive amnesty will cost taxpayers $10.2 billion in Earned Income and Additional Child tax credits over the next ten years the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.
Birds of a Feather?
Communist Party USA Chairman Vows Cooperation With Democratic Party
The chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA has penned a 2,023-word manifesto making the critical point that American Communists are eager to work with the Democratic Party to advance the modern communist agenda and achieve communist goals
Senate Approves Keystone Pipeline Bill, In Face Of White House Veto Threat
The Senate passed legislation Thursday approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a looming veto showdown with the White House.
Gitmo Detainee Swapped For Bergdahl Attempted Return To Militant Activity
The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location in Qatar
Code Pink Tries to Arrest 91-Year-Old Kissinger for 'War Crimes'
Protesters bearing signs reading “Kissinger War Criminal” and “Cambodia,” rushed up behind the 91-year-old diplomat at the witness table of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which was holding a hearing on global challenges and the U.S. national security strategy.
White House Ratchets Up Criticism Of Netanyahu
The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Republican leaders’ invitation to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House
California Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat
California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in pushing back against the fast-growing device
Report: US Kept Secret Its Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq
The U.S. government suppressed information about chemical weapons it found in Iraq, and several servicemembers were injured by their exposure to those weapons, The New York Times is reporting
Sharpton Group Reports Deficits, Tax Debt Plan
In a new tax filing, Al Sharpton’s not-for-profit organization reports that despite skyrocketing revenue, it ran a hefty deficit, was forced to borrow nearly $200,000 from the reverend himself, and even saw the group’s long-delinquent Internal Revenue Service bill grow
The Smoking Gun
Obama Proposes $215M Initiative To Study Genes Of 1 Million Americans
Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes.
Render Unto Cesear
Obama Calls For Spending Surge, Buoyed By Rising Economy
Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago
Gun Range Owner Under Fire After Banning Muslims
In the five months since Jan Morgan banned Muslims from her gun range in Hot Springs, Ark., business has boomed and predictions of a lawsuit brought by federal civil rights enforcers have so far proved inaccurate.
Federal Judge Blasts DOJ Lawyers In Case Of ATF Whistle-Blower
A federal judge angrily accused Justice Department attorneys in newly unsealed documents of "fraud upon the court" by intimidating a witness in a case involving a former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent
Supreme Court Halts 3 Upcoming Executions In Okla.
The Supreme Court has ordered Oklahoma to postpone lethal injections executions using a controversial sedative until the court rules in a challenge involving the drug.
It's Called 'Federalism'
States Push Back on Federal Gay Marriage Rulings
Lawmakers in several states are circumventing court rulings that have overturned bans on gay marriage by introducing bills in legislatures prohibiting local government employees from offering marriage licenses to gay couples seeking to wed
Heritage's Stephen Moore: Economic Recovery an Obama Illusion
The so-called economic recovery being touted by President Barack Obama is really an illusion says Stephen Moore, chief economist for The Heritage Foundation.
Military Pay and Benefits Panel to Recommend Killing 20-Year Retirement
The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission will release its long-awaited report Thursday, which will propose fundamental changes to military benefits including ending the 20-year retirement, according to the Military Times
Stars and Stripes
Legislation Could Put An End To Partisan Labor Board
Two Senate Republican leaders introduced a bill Wednesday in the hopes of reforming the National Labor Relations Board.
Seattle Pot Producer Rolling 12,000 Joints For Super Bowl
Employees at Solstice are working to roll a staggering number of joints — 12,000 in all — for its special "12th Pack" promotion ahead of Sunday, when the Seahawks face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.
Our Tax Dollars
Obama Funding the Anti-Bibi Campaign
The Obama administration is using taxpayer dollars to fund a radical anti-Israel group that aims to drive Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office in March parliamentary elections
Feelings vs Facts
California Common Core: Kids Graded on “Gratitude,” “Sensitivity to Others
The United States may be producing only one-tenth as many scientists as does China, but if California is any guide, Americans may soon excel in at least one area: “sensitivity.”
The New American
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval @ 50%
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 50% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of Obama's job performance. 49% disapprove
Dartmouth to Ban Hard Liquor At Parties
After a spate of student misbehavior that has tarnished the reputation of Dartmouth College, its president on Thursday announced a ban on hard liquor on campus, and threatened to do away with fraternities or other groups that fail “to elevate and not denigrate the Dartmouth experience.”
New York Times
Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To Expose Adulterous Colleagues
Alabama’s first openly gay legislator has threatened to expose the extramarital affairs of some of her Republican colleagues due to their opposition to same-sex marriage.
Fossil Found In Asia Could Be A New Species Of Human
An ancient human fossil discovered from the seafloor near Taiwan reveals that a primitive group of humans, potentially an unknown species, once lived in Asia, researchers say
3D Printers To Make Human Body Parts? It's Happening
While the parts printed for humans so far have been fashioned from plastic, metal and other inorganic materials, researchers in California and elsewhere also have begun printing living tissue
NM Legislator Proposes Eliminating Almost All Taxes
Calling New Mexico’s tax system “a mess,” a state senator proposes a plan to eliminate most levies in the Land of Enchantment.
Psychopaths' Brains Don't Grasp Punishment, Scans Reveal
The brains of psychopathic violent criminals have abnormalities in regions related to punishment that are not seen in the brains of violent criminals who are not psychopathic, according to new research using brain scans
'Cubitat' Shrinks an Entire House Into One Compact Cube
Presented over the weekend at Toronto’s Interior Design Show, Cubitat is a 10-by-10-by-10-foot cube that houses a kitchen, bathroom, bed, laundry, and storage.
Poll Shows Giant Gap Between What Public, Scientists Think
The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.
Man Fatally Shoots Friend While Acting Out Rap Lyrics
According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Rodney Patrick was acting out the lyrics of a Waka Flocka Flame song when he picked up a gun he thought was unloaded and fired it.