Seattle to Fine Residents -- for Throwing Away Food
In an attempt to shame residents of their city, a new Seattle law will levy a fine on homes that do not properly sort food out of their garbage.
White House Spokesman: Taliban Not a Terrorist Group
An Obama White House spokesman said Wednesday that the United States may negotiate prisoner swaps with the Taliban because, unlike the Islamic State (ISIS), it is not considered a terrorist organization
Boehner: House To Sue Obama Over Immigration Actions
House Speaker ohn Boehner confirms to Fox News' Bret Baier that Republicans will sue President Obama over his use of executive action on immigration.
Bend Over, America
Millions To Owe Obamacare Tax Penalty
Some 3 million to 6 million Americans will have to pay an Obamacare tax penalty for not having health insurance last year, Treasury officials said Wednesday. It's the first time they have given estimates for how many people will be subject to a fine
Obamacare Costs $50,000 In Taxpayer Money For Every American Who Gets Health Insurance
It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under the Obamacare law, the Congressional Budget Office revealed on Monday
U.S. State Department Hosts Leaders of Muslim Brotherhood
The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt
Ariz. Monitors 1,000 As Measles Outbreak Spreads
Arizona health officials are keeping tabs on 1,000 people, including 200 children, who could have been exposed to measles at a Phoenix-area medical center.
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
Secret Planting Of Up To 75,000 Syrian Muslims Begins In U.S.
Up to 10,000 Syrian refugees, most of them Muslims, will be resettled in cities throughout the U.S. in 2015, with that figure expected to surge to near 75,000 over the next five years
Loretta Lynch: Illegal Aliens Have Right To Work As Much As American Citizens
Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch, said on Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing that she thinks illegal aliens have the same right to work in America as American citizens do
California DMV Ordered To Overlook Identity Theft By Illegals
Illegal aliens may enjoy a free pass on identity theft due to a new investigative policy at California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Facebook Censors Prophet Muhammad Pics
Two weeks after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted #JeSuisCharlie and vowed not to let extremists dictate the content on the social media site, Facebook has reportedly agreed to censor images of the Prophet Muhammad in Turkey
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.
CA School Sending Unvaccinated Students Home
Nearly 70 Palm Desert High School students will miss up to seven days of classes because they haven't been immunized for measles.
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
Slate: ‘Friends’ Reruns No Longer Politically Correct
The show that brought a huge young audience to NBC’s primetime lineup in the 1990s was apparently a hotbed of anti-gay, misogynistic antics and all-around bigotry
Phone Company 'Outraged' By Fraud, Abuse Uncovered In Obamaphone Program
A nationwide cellphone company distributing phones and cellphone plans in Denver as part of a massive government program says it is “outraged by the unacceptable actions” uncovered by a CBS4 undercover investigation.
Satisfaction With Federal Government Hits All-Time Low
Our satisfaction with the federal government has hit an all-time low, at least since the company began collecting data for this index in 2007
Union Membership Rate Falls to 100-Year Low
New information from the federal government suggests workers’ interest in unions continues to fall, with union membership reaching its lowest rate in 100 years.
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval @ 48%
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 48% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of Obama's job performance. 51% disapprove
Obama Scraps Bid To Raise Taxes On College Savings Plans
Obama on Tuesday abandoned a proposal to end a major tax benefit of popular college savings accounts used by millions of American families after the White House faced mounting criticism from lawmakers and parents.
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
Here Comes Apple Watch: Apple Announces Ship Date
When Apple reported a record profit of $18 billion on Tuesday it also disclosed the timing of one the most anticipated products this year, the Apple Watch.
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.
Houston Woman Marries Herself In Elaborate Ceremony
A woman who vowed that if she didn’t find love by the time she turned 40 married herself earlier this month in a lavish ceremony here in Houston, according to report
San Antonio Express
Judge: You Cannot Name Your Baby ‘Nutella’ (France)
A French judge spared a baby girl from being named Nutella – changing her name to Ella instead to save her from a lifetime of teasing.
New York Times