The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on whether a conviction for domestic violence precludes Americans from obtaining a firearms license. The Obama administration has argued that ending the prohibition would invalidate bans in much of the US. The Justices announced Tuesday they would hear eight cases of the more than 2,000 […]
Abby Martin remarks on the latest NSA revelation, showing how the agency compiles charts on not only you, but your connections to friends, and friends of friends. Miko Peled, Israel peace activist and grandson of one of Israel’s founding fathers, talks about his book ‘The General’s Son’, which dispels the myths and misconceptions about the […]
Peter Schiff on Fox Business (8/13/2013) Listen to The Peter Schiff Show Live Weekdays 10am to noon ET on http://www.SchiffRadio.com A record number of Americans are giving up their U.S. citizenship. The Wall Street Journal reports that 1,130 Americans renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of 2013, more than did so in all of […]
Defense Dept. doesn’t slow down spending for surveillance. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded 94 contracts worth over $5 billion, including purchases for spy satellites, body armor and drones, on Sept. 30, the day before the government shutdown and at the end of the federal fiscal year.
Fireman Cory Kalanick rescues an unconscious kitten from a burning house filled with smoke. Shot 100% on the HD HERO3® camera from http://GoPro.com.
US Vice President Joe Biden said they would have to invent Israel if it did not already exist. Biden made the remark during a speech at a pro-Israel lobbying organization called J Street in Washington D.C. He also pointed out several times to President Barack Obama’s commitment to Israel. There’s a moral connection between the […]
President Obama plans to take a 5% salary cut in support of federal workers who are going to be furloughed, officials said Wednesday. The president follows the lead of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, giving up some salary because of forced federal furloughs.
The United States is home to 442 billionaires like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. It conjures images of movie star mansions, Beverly Hills, and Manhattan’s 5th Avenue. But the truth is, 1 in 6 Americans are “food insecure,” which is how politicians describe people who don’t have enough food to survive. In many states, including […]
In an address from the White House Rose Garden Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama blamed Republican lawmakers for triggering the first government shutdown in nearly two decades. Obama spoke roughly 12 hours after a longstanding budget stalemate on Capitol Hill caused a midnight shutdown, impacting a number of government agencies and initiatives across the board.
Former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio, who spent over four years in prison for insider trading, now says his conviction was based on his company’s refusal to cooperate with NSA requests to spy on its customers. Nacchio says he feels “vindicated” by ongoing revelations provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that the NSA does, in […]
Can wine really improve our health and increase longevity? Scientists are beginning to say “Yes!” Supposing that the theory is true — which wines give us the most bang for the buck? Researchers have found that red wines rich in flavonoids are best for our health. Flavonoids are best known for their antioxidant qualities and […]
Senator suggests temporary solution to counter political stalemate. Amid endless bleating, blame and finger pointing from both Democrats and Republicans regarding the government shutdown, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul stepped up this morning and offered a solution to open up the government again and reinvigorate negotiations over funding.
What’s the difference between confident, determined, highly successful individuals and regular, every day men and women? It’s not money, power or family ties—it’s happiness. Numerous scientific studies have shown that happiness leads people to be more sociable and generous, more productive at work, to make more money, and to have stronger immune systems.
Glenn Greenwald: About the Snowden disclosures, the Oregon Democrat told the NSA chief: ‘the truth always manages to come out’ The Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday held a hearing, ostensibly to investigate various issues raised about the NSA’s activities. What the hearing primarily achieved instead was to underscore what a farce the notion of Congressional oversight […]
A shutdown would cut off essential services for millions more Americans, while a default on U.S. debt could devastate the global economy. Since the Republicans took over the House of Representatives in 2011, they have repeatedly attempted to use the prospect of a government shutdown or a debt default as leverage.