Armed Guards Surround Bundy, Supporters Fear Imminent Threat
Local rancher Cliven Bundy may have his cattle back, but his supporters say they are still preparing for an imminent threat. Militia groups from all over the country say they are flocking to the Bundy ranch to protect the family from a feared federal government raid
Census Survey Revisions Mask Obamacare Effects
The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall,
New York Times
IRS Demands Ron Paul's List of Donors
Ron Paul's nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service's demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so.
Under The Radar
Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College For 2016
A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote
Ukraine Military Operation Begins in East
Two pro-Russian militants were apparently wounded in a clash at a military airfield Tuesday as armored Ukrainian units began moving into the county's restive east, part of a military operation to take back control of cities seized by separatists
Wall Street Journal
IRS to Revise Regulations Limiting Activities of Political Groups
The IRS plans to rewrite proposed regulations limiting the political activities of the same type of tax-exempt groups the agency was accused of targeting after backlash from GOP lawmakers and politically active nonprofit groups
Tax Revenues Hit Record for First Half of Year
Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $1,320,793,000,000 in the first half of fiscal 2014, but the federal government still ran a $413,264,000,000 deficit during that time,
Memo To Obama:
Video Shows Largest al-Queda Gathering In Years
A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.
Obama Has Proposed 442 Tax Hikes Since Taking Office
Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases
Campus Admins Ask For Help Weeding Out White People
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.”
Survey: ObamaCare Behind Highest Spike in Decades
A recent survey of 148 insurance brokers shows that ObamaCare is sending premiums rising at the fastest clip in decades.
US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases
Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase what some Second Amendment activists say are alarmingly large quantities of ammunition.
State Government Dependence on Fed Funding Growing at Alarming Rate
Only 11 states depended on the federal government for more than one-third of their total revenues in 2001. By 2012, 24 states found themselves in this situation.
New Law Makes Tax Preparers Obamacare Advisers
Tax preparers and accountants now have the job of making sure their clients are educated about Obamacare's tax implications.
Fruit and Vegetable Prices Rising
A head of lettuce could increase in price as much as 62 cents to $2.44; avocado prices could rise 35 cents to $1.60 each; and tomatoes could cost 45 cents more at $2.84 per pound
Wall Street Journal
India Top Court Recognizes Transgenders as 'Third Gender'
After two thousand years of persecution, India's two million eunuchs to be formally recognised as third sex and listed as 'backward' caste entitled to reserved government jobs and university places
Iran Considers Ban on Vasectomies to Boost Birthrate
Iran's parliament is seeking a ban on vasectomies and a tightening of abortion rules as the country moves away from its progressive laws on family planning in an attempt to increase the birthrate.
Japan Population Drops Third Year Straight; 25% Elderly
Japan’s population has shrunk for the third year running, with the elderly making up a quarter of the total for the first time, government data showed Tuesday.
America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities
While the population of most of the country's metro areas grew at a low pace in recent years, in a small number of metro areas the population actually shrank
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Fight For Coldest Place On Earth Heats Up
The discovery of large hydrocarbon deposits in the Arctic has sparked international competition over resources in frozen waters. Regional powers are quickly filing claims for the sea shelf, with Russia preparing to bring in the biggest bid to the UN.
13 Tax Deductions You Never Knew Existed
If you are a penny pincher and want to give the government as little of your hard-earned cash as possible, these deductions might be for you.
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval @ 47%
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 47% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of Obama's job performance. 52% at least somewhat disapprove.
After IRS Stonewalls, Tea Party Patriots Sues For Documents on Targeting
The group Tea Party Patriots filed suit on this Tax Day against the Internal Revenue Service for documents about the agency’s infamous targeting of conservative groups last year
RNC Sues IRS for Illegal Stonewalling
Today the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for withholding records sought by the RNC’s 2013 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
Laura Ingraham Joins ABC News
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham has joined ABC News as a contributor, "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos announced on Sunday.
American Beer Makers Battle Government's Grain Rules
For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed. But new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration threaten to end that relationship.
4 Dead Among at Least 35 Shot in Chicago in 36 Hours
At least 35 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in 36 hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday
Rising Number of Children Unable to Perform Simple Tasks Due to iPad Addiction
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warn that rising numbers of children are unable to perform simple tasks such as using building blocks because of overexposure to iPads
Your Brain On Drugs
Study Finds Signs of Brain Changes in Pot Smokers
For the first time, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures
Groundbreaking 3D Printer Built 10 Homes in 24 Hours
3D printers have been cranking out some pretty unbelievable stuff lately. But in Shanghai, WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. has been using a monstrous printing device to build homes at a breakneck pace — 10 homes in 24 hours
Nudity Goes Legal In Munich With 'Urban Naked Zones'
Leave it to the Germans to allow naked people to roam freely…but only in certain places.
In Mix-Up, Woman Pregnant With Other Couple's Twins
A woman in Rome became pregnant with twins after undergoing fertility treatment—except the embryos she was implanted with weren't those of her and her partner.
Microsoft Confirms It's Dropping Windows 8.1 Support
In what is surely the most customer-antagonistic move of the new Windows regime, Steve Thomas at Microsoft posted a TechNet article on Saturday stating categorically that Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows 8.1, starting in May
Woman Gives Birth While In Coma
Wei Liu, 30, gave birth while in a coma in hospital after the horrific crash and only knew she had a healthy baby son when she woke up three days after the collision.
Man Spends $170k to Look Stunning… But Women Spurn Him
A Japanese youngster, obsessed with looking beautiful, has spent a fortune on plastic surgery and continues his efforts unabated only to be told be females that he looks the least attractive
Finland Launches New Range of Erotic Gay Stamps
Finland has launched a range of erotic gay stamps, featuring a man in police uniform sitting on the shoulders of a naked man, and another with a man looking in between some naked legs
Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Make Debut in Netherlands
Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.
Gay and Lesbian Old People's Home Planned in Spain
Spain's first old people's home for gay and lesbian pensioners is to open in a converted hotel in Madrid.