DOJ Obtained Records of Fox News Journalist
A Fox News correspondent was accused in a Justice Department affidavit of being a possible criminal "co-conspirator" for his alleged role in publishing sensitive security information -- in a leak case that takes the highly unusual step of claiming a journalist broke the law.
Federal Court Strikes Down Ariz. 20-Week Abortion Ban
A federal court Tuesday struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy absent a medical emergency.
Top Dems Blame Scandal on Tax Code
Democratic lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee said Tuesday the IRS may have been set up for failure by campaign finance law ambiguities that allowed tax-exempt groups to engage in partisan politics without disclosing their donors
Top IRS Official To Take The Fifth
A top IRS official in the division that reviews nonprofit groups will invoke the 5th Amendment and refuse to answer questions before a House committee investigating the agency’s improper screening of conservative nonprofit groups
Los Angeles Times
Armed DHS Guards Protect IRS From Tea Party Protesters
The DHS appears to have finally found a use for all those bullets it’s been buying. At a Tea Party protest outside an IRS building in St. Louis yesterday there were no regular police – only armed Homeland Security guards
Obama Won't Let Military Capture Benghazi Suspects
An AP report claims that although the FBI has identified five men believed to have been behind the September 11 Benghazi attacks, those men remain free because Obama will not allow the military to seize them
Senate Panel OKs Tax-Welfare Benefits For Newly Legal Immigrants
The SenateJudiciary Committee voted Monday to allow illegal immigrants who get legal status to begin collecting tax-welfare payments, as the panel spent a fourth day working through amendments to the massive immigration bill
Senate Panel Approves Arms for Syrian Rebels
A Senate panel voted Tuesday to provide weapons to rebels battling the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the first time lawmakers have endorsed the aggressive U.S. military step of arming the opposition
Texas Drops 'Anti-American' Curriculum
The state's regional Education Service Centers no will longer issue lesson plans - and will forbid their use after Aug. 31 - for a popular online curriculum system that became a lightning rod for conservatives who criticized it as anti-American
Labor Unions Break Ranks With White House on ObamaCare
Months after the president’s reelection, a variety of unions are publicly balking at how the administration plans to implement Obamacare
Vermont Governor Signs 'Death With Dignity' Measure
With the strokes from three gubernatorial pens, Vermont on Monday became the fourth state in the country to allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients.
Los Angeles Times
New Mental Health Manual Sparks Controversy
The most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has arrived, and the latest changes have caused divisions among those in the psychiatric community.
Immigration Bill Backers Say Not All Back-Taxes Will Be Paid
The Senate immigration bill’s authors acknowledged Tuesday that their legislation does not require illegal immigrants to pay all back taxes, saying it would be too difficult to make them ante up everything they might owe
Anthony Weiner Announces Bid for NYC Mayor
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner has announced he is running for mayor of New York City, almost two years after resigning over a Twitter scandal.
Poll: Public Trust Shifts Away From Dems
The Democratic Party's edge over the GOP on who the public trusts more on ethics and corruption issues has flipped in the wake of the IRS and Benghazi scandals, according to Rasmussen Reports.
You Can't Say That!
Harvard Students Erupt at Scholar’s Claim in Thesis
Harvard students, outraged over a doctoral dissertation arguing that Hispanic immigrants lack “raw cognitive ability or intelligence,” this week urged the university to investigate how the thesis came to be approved and to ban future research on racial superiority
BBC: Unexplained 'Standstill' In 'Global Warming' -- Since 1998
Since 1998, there has been an unexplained "standstill" in the heating of the Earth's atmosphere.
Hillary's Benghazi 'Scapegoat' Speaks Out
Raymond Maxwell, the only official at the bureau of Near Eastern Affairs to lose his job tells Josh Rogin that he’s been scapegoated by Hillary Clinton’s team
US Seizes Top Bitcoin Exchange As Crackdown Begins
The US Department of Homeland Security seized a payment processing account Tuesday belonging to Mt. Gox, the largest international Bitcoin trader, claiming the monetary exchange service falsified financial documents
IRS Chief Regrets Using Planted Scandal Question
The outgoing IRS commissioner expressed regret Tuesday for a decision to use a planted question to go public with the agency's practice of targeting conservative groups, calling the move "an incredibly bad idea."
Zero Conservatives Selected to Deliver Commencement Speeches at Ivy Leagues
First Lady Michelle Obama has expanded her anti-obesity campaign to museums, enlisting them to offer “healthy food options,” and change their menus.
Chelsea Clinton Puts Her 'Religious Roots' to Academic Use
Chelsea Clinton, who is a member of the United Methodist Church, has landed a new job at New York University as co-founder and co-chair of its brand-new 'multifaith initiative,' Of Many Institute
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval @ 46%
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 46% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of Obama's job performance. 53% at least somewhat disapprove.
Politicizing Tragedy - Again
Barbara Boxer Uses Oklahoma Tornado to Push Carbon Tax
California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer blamed the tornado that devastated Oklahoma on global warming during a Senate floor speech Tuesday, using the opportunity to push her own plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions
Rand Paul: It's Outrageous That Apple Is Being Harassed About Its Taxes
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul went on a great rant during today's Senate subcommittee hearing on Apple's offshore tax practices, slamming his Congressional colleagues for even holding the hearing in the first place
Gallup Poll: Majority Now Say Gay Sex, Unwed Births, Are Morally OK
A Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans now believe that sexual relations between two men or two women, and unmarried women having a baby, are morally acceptable.
Maine’s Death Rate Now Higher Than Its Birth Rate
The number of deaths in Maine now exceeds the number of births, according to a new report released by the Governor's Office of Policy and Management
Feminist Group ‘Crucifies’ Barbie Doll
The feminist group Femen protested last week at the opening of a life-sized Barbie Dream House in Berlin, Germany by chanting slogans and holding a burning cross with the charred body of a doll tied to it.
CDC: 1 In 5 US Children May Have Mental Disorder
Nearly 1 in 5 children in the U.S. suffers from a mental disorder, and this number has been rising for more than a decade.
Strong Men More Likely to Have Right-Wing Views
Men with strong upper body strength are more likely to vote conservatively while physically weaker males have a greater tendency towards left-leaning views.
'Swedishness Must Be Split From Being White'
Sweden needs a new story better equipped to deal with and include today's demographic diversity and create a new Swedishness that is separate from whiteness, write representatives from the Multicultural Centre
The Local SE
'Whodunnit' of Irish Potato Famine Solved
An international team of scientists reveals that a unique strain of potato blight they call HERB-1 triggered the Irish potato famine of the mid-nineteenth century
Priciest Home in U.S. Hits Market
Copper Beech Farm: listed at a staggering $190 million, this Greenwich, Conn. home is the most expensive single-family home for sale in the USA.
San Francisco Chronicle
The 7 Weirdest Things Made By 3D Printing
The cost of 3D printing has long kept the technology in a select few hands, but all that is changing as 3D printing blossoms into a full-fledged trend.
Mercedes Wows With 3D Cameras, Radar and Night Vision
The Mercedes S-Class, to be launched in 2014, is packed with blow-your-mind details: LED lights, a perfumer, radar, 3D cameras.
Two Bald Eagles in Air Battle Crash-Land at Airport
There was a crash landing Sunday at the Duluth International Airport, but it didn’t involve airplanes. Rather, it was two bald eagles, which were fighting in midair when they locked talons
Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel
Pretty cool if you've never been then. If you have a wheel on your mouse it zooms it in or out. Virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel
Man Catches Record Python in FLA
What would you do if you came across the longest Burmese python ever recorded in the state of Florida? A Miami man had to answer that question recently and he decided to catch and kill it.