Putin Rebuffs Obama as Ukraine Crisis Escalates
President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S. President Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying on Friday that Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.
Obama, Biden on Vacation Despite Ukraine Crisis
The White House brushed off concerns Friday that, with the crisis in Crimea intensifying, now might not be the best time for President Obama -- and his vice president -- to go on vacation.
IRS: Obamacare Cheapest Plan $20,000 Per Family in 2016
In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year
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House to Vote on Bill to Stop ‘Imperial Presidency’ Next Week
The House will continue its efforts to push back against the “imperial presidency” next week, by voting on additional legislation that would allow Congress to challenge executive moves in federal court
Rick Perry: "Time for a Little Rebellion"
Touting the contrast between red states and blue states, Rick Perry kicked off the second day of CPAC by spiritedly urging his audience to help bring back those successful conservative policies that have been absent in Washington for the last several years
ABC Frets Over Pro-American Cadillac Ad: 'Arrogant' and 'Xenophobic?'
The journalists at Good Morning America on Thursday were sufficiently provoked by a pro-American Cadillac commercial that they devoted a whole segment to wondering if the spot was "arrogant" and "xenophobic."
Rutgers Faculty Protest Condoleezza Rice as Commencement Speaker
Rutgers University professors and students are crying foul over the school's decision to invite former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at this year's commencement ceremony.
$$ For Job Training?
Obama Proposes Billions More Despite Spotty Record
Despite spotty evidence that the billions of dollars spent on dozens of federal job training programs are delivering results, President Obama is proposing to spend billions more as part of his $4 trillion budget plan
Senate Democrats Plan an All-Nighter Monday for Climate Change
At least 28 Senate Democrats plan to spend hours Monday night and early Tuesday speaking on the Senate floor in a push for congressional action on climate change
Illegal Immigrant Can't Get Law License, Florida High Court Rules
Immigrants in the country illegally can't be given a license to practice law, a question that was raised when a man who moved here from Mexico when he was 9 years old sought a license in Florida, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday
2016? Hillary Clinton 47%, Jeb Bush 33%
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that if the 2016 presidential election were held today, 47% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose Clinton, while 33% would opt for Bush
Army Opens Artillery Positions to Women
The U.S. Army has opened field artillery positions to women, in the military's latest step to ease restrictions on women in combat roles.
Republican Proposes Hiring Official Watchdog For ObamaCare
A Republican congressman is calling for the federal government to hire a full-time watchdog for ObamaCare, amid ongoing concerns about fraud and mismanagement
Staples to Shutter 225 North American Stores
Staples Inc , the largest U.S. office supplies retailer, forecast a fall in current-quarter sales as it loses customers to mass market chains and e-retailers, and the company said it would close up to 225 stores in North America by 2015
China Ups Military Spending By 12 Percent
China made headlines today with its annual military budget, up 12.2 percent to $132 billion dollars this year. That's about one quarter of the $495 billion military budget that President Obama presented to Congress yesterday
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Bolton: 'Our Biggest National Security Problem is Barack Obama'
Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday and declared that the country’s “biggest national-security problem is Barack Obama.”
Pope Francis: Church Could Support Civil Unions
Pope Francis reaffirmed the Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage on Wednesday, but suggested in a newspaper interview that it could support some types of civil unions
Poll: McCain Least Popular Senator in Country
Two members of notorious Los Angeles street gangs have apparently made a global trek -- from the crowded streets of LA to the barren battlefields of Syria -- to fight alongside forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.
Military's Top General Offers Grim Outlook on Nation's Defense
The nation’s top military commander painted a dark picture Tuesday of future U.S. defense capabilities clouded by shrinking Pentagon budgets and adversaries’ technological advances that he said would erode American battlefield superiority.
Student Ordered to Pay $100,000 Over Twitter Defamation of Teacher
A music teacher in Australia has been awarded £57,000 ($AUS105,000) in damages for defamation on Twitter and Facebook after she was targeted by a former student who "bore a grudge".
Philly Man Gets 20 Years For Shooting Gun Into Air
A 47-year-old Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a weapon into the air.
D'Souza Debuts New Film Trailer: What if George Washington Died in Battle?
The filmmaker behind "2016: Obama's America" debuted the video at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.
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.
Leading A Horse To Water...
More Than 1 MILLION Students Stopped Buying School Lunches After Michelle's Overhaul
More than one million U.S. schoolchildren stopped buying school lunches during the 2012-2013 academic year, after new nutrition standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama took effec
Caribbean Nations Consider Push For Slavery Reparations
More than 150 years after European colonial powers abolished slavery, a coalition of Caribbean nations is considering legal action to seek a formal apology and monetary compensation.
Bill Clinton Cashes In On Struggling Non-Profit Hospital
Bill Clinton accepted a $225,000 speaking fee from the nonprofit Washington Hospital Center smack in the middle of two big rounds of layoffs in 2012 — one of a number of tax-exempt organizations that have paid big money to hear the former president talk.
Level of Volunteerism in America Hits Record Low
Last year, the percentage of people in America donating time to charity hit its lowest level since the government began tracking volunteerism.
Video: Russia Times Anchor Quits On Air
An American anchor working for state-owned television station Russia Today quit on air on Wednesday. Liz Wahl, in the network's D.C. bureau, said she could no longer be "part of a network that whitewashes the actions of Putin."
Niagara Falls Comes to a Halt AGAIN
For the second time in what has been a frigid winter in the Northeastern United States, Niagara falls has come to an icy halt as the six million cubic feet of water that typically flow over the falls every minute has frozen over
California Allows Minors to Delete Social Media Posts, With 'Erase' Law
California is now requiring social media companies to give young users the opportunity to deletes such Internet postings.
'Green Energy' Buildings in D.C. Consume More Power
Large, privately-owned buildings that received the green energy certification Leadership in Energy Design (LEED) actually use more energy than buildings that didn’t receive this green stamp of approval.
Gay and Lesbian Troops Perform in Drag on American Military Base
On Saturday, six gay and straight service members applied some of their finest makeup and lip synced to "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" in what is believed to be first drag queen and king show on an American military base
Feds Sue Philly Schools Over Beard Ban
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia, claiming a rule regulating the length of employees’ beards constitutes religious discrimination.
Scientists Patent Machine To Give Women Orgasms At Push Of Button
Scientists have patented a new machine that will provide orgasms for women at the push of a button.
Canadian Guilty of Sexual Assault After Piercing Condom
The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday upheld the sexual assault conviction of a Nova Scotia man for poking holes in his condoms before having consensual sex with his girlfriend in order to try to make her pregnant.
Singapore Named 'Most Expensive City'
The island city of Singapore has been named the world’s most expensive city to live in, according to the latest data from a comprehensive study, while London did not even make the top 10.
Could You Pass a US Citizenship Test?
According to US Citizenship and Immigration services, 92 percent of applicants pass this test. You must get 58 or more of these test questions correct in order to pass.
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Fortune Cookie Turns New York Woman Into Millionaire
Emma Duvoll won $2 million in a recent Powerball drawing after playing the numbers found in her fortune cookie.
Home Births Rise to Highest Level In Decades
Home births have risen to their highest level in about four decades but are still only a fraction of all births, according to a new government report released Tuesday.
The Worst Product Flops of All Time
The larger the company, the greater its capacity for taking risks. While pouring millions of dollars into market research and advertising campaigns can lead to tremendous successes, such ventures can also be a formula for the most miserable failures
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French 'Least Faithful' in Europe
A Europe-wide survey has shown the French are the continent’s worst philanderers, while British are the least likely to cheat
Woman Embalmed, Bronzed in Favorite Pew
Longtime church-goer Gert Rizzoli was so devoted to her spot in the pew at Featherside Congregational church that when she passed away last month, her family received permission to bronze her body and set it in the pew