Ex-Official Says FBI Can Secretly Activate an Individual’s Webcam
The FBI can secretly activate a computer’s webcam to spy on an individual without turning on the indicator light, a former official revealed to the Washington Post in an article published Friday.
Afghanistan Agrees To Pact With Iran, - Delays Agreement With US
Afghan President Karzai has agreed on a cooperation pact with Iran to cover mainly security issues, despite continuing to resist signing a security agreement with U.S.
County Office Bans Criticism of Obamacare
Santa Clara County, Calif., officials have banned a 20-year employee from making “less than positive” remarks about Obamacare, because they can cause stress for listening co-workers
Rep. Ellison: 'We Demand' Obama Raise Minimum Wage by Executive Order
At the "Fast Food Forward" protest on Thursday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) demanded that Pres. Obama sign an executive order bypassing Congress and unilaterally raising the federal minimum wage
California Exchange Shared Data Without Permission
The California health exchange has admitted it has been divulging contact information for tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their permission or knowledge in an effort to hit deadlines for coverage
Mike Huckabee Eyes 2016 Presidential Bid
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate turned media personality, is looking at another bid for the presidency, this time backed by ministers eager to put an evangelical into the White House
Judge Orders Baker to Serve Gay Couples Despite His Religious Beliefs
A Colorado judge says a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs, a ruling that a civil rights group hailed as a victory for gay rights.
Student Arrested for Burping During Class
According to his lawsuit, after a 13 year-old “burped audibly” his teacher called the school resource officer, who in turn called the authorities to have him arrested for “interfering with public education.”
Obamacare Architect: If You Like Your Doctor, You Can Pay More
If you want to keep your doctor, you might have to pay more for it, Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel said today on Fox News Sunday:
New Battlefield Rules Blamed For Spike in Soldier Deaths
The number of U.S. battlefield fatalities exceeded the rate at which troop strength surged in 2009 and 2010, prompting national security analysts to assert that coinciding stricter rules of engagement led to more deaths
Obama: “I'm Holding Every Cabinet Member Accountable"
“I'm holding every cabinet member accountable" President Obama on Thursday defended his management style in the wake of the disastrous HealthCare.gov rollout, arguing that the problems with government stem from larger structural issues rather than his White House
All About Obama
Obama Honors Pearl Harbor Dead With Picture of Himself
President Barack Obama’s Facebook page on Saturday posted a message honoring the dead from Pearl Harbor—accompanied by a picture of Obama descending the stairs next to the Pearl Harbor Memorial.
New York City Confiscating Rifles and Shotguns
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is sending out letters telling gun owners to turn over their rifles and shotguns — or else face the consequences
Obama Makes Mandela's Death All About Obama
If you just landed from Mars and turned on the TV, you may be confused over who was Barack Obama and who was Nelson Mandela, based on the way it's being covered
Media Tires of White House's Selective Release of ObamaCare Data
Apparently the media is growing tired of the White House selectively releasing ObamaCare data that gets to the heart of nothing but makes the program look like it is much more popular than it likely is
Lie To Me
Pelosi: Extending Unemployment ‘One of Best Ways to Grow the Economy’
Almost 11 million people couldn’t find a job in November, and for those who don't earn a paycheck, unemployment benefits work for the economy, too, a leading Democrat says
Senator Wants to Sack NFL's Tax-Exempt Status
Despite having grown over the decades into an estimated $9 billion-a-year operation, the NFL retains a non-profit status, just like trade associations and chambers of commerce.
Mandela 'Wasn't The Saintly Character Portrayed By Morgan Freeman'
The whole world, pretty much, is mourning for Nelson Mandela today. But most are not mourning for the real Mandela. They are, in fact, mourning for the myth of Mandela
Chinese Firm Paid US Gov't Intelligence Adviser
A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat
Bitcoin Price Crash Towards Zero
The Bitcoin price last traded at USD 790 which represents a 37% price crash against its trading high of 1242, vaporising the wild dreams of just a few days ago where some reported that the virtual money could be destined to go as high as 1 million
Market Oracle UK
Satanists Plan Statue to Stand Alongside Ten Commandments in Oklahoma
A decision to erect a Christian monument outside the statehouse could backfire as satanists demand religious parity
HIV Returns In “Cured” Boston Patients
Researchers announced today that two men they previously believed to be “cured” of HIV are now showing traces of the virus in their blood
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval @ 43%
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 43% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of Obama's job performance. 55% at least somewhat disapprove.
Another Phony 'Hate Crime'
Waitress Claiming Couple Didn’t Tip Because She’s Gay Gets Fired
A New Jersey waitress who raked in thousands in donations after claiming a couple didn’t tip her because she’s gay was fired from her job on Saturday
New York Post
The More Inept You Are The Smarter You Think You Are
Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all.
Puerto Rico's Fiscal Crisis May Harm US Economy
While all eyes have focused on Detroit’s record bankruptcy, an economic crisis is deepening in Puerto Rico that many experts say may be far more harmful to the U.S. economy
The Train Wreck Continues
Doctors Boycotting California's Obamacare Exchange
An estimated seven out of every 10 physicians in deep-blue California are rebelling against the state's Obamacare health insurance exchange and won't participate, the head of the state's largest medical association said
Study: Men Have Started to Talk Like Women
Metrosexual man has started talking in a more feminine way too. A new study has revealed that modern men are starting to ‘uptalk’ by rising in pitch at the ends of sentences
Our Tax Dollars
State Dept: Purchase of $1M Sculpture 'Good Use' of Resources
The US State Department on Friday fended off criticism for commissioning a $1 million sculpture for its London embassy, saying it was "a good use of our limited resources."
Report: Private Sector Shrinks in 41 States
The Obama administration is painting a much rosier picture of American jobs than the data supports, two researchers claim.
Memo to Obama
1,148,000 Fewer Americans Have Jobs Today Than 7 Yrs Ago
1,148,000 fewer Americans held jobs this November than did seven years ago in November 2006, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
America's 10 Most Expensive Restaurants
Most of the restaurants on this list serve the rarest, most premium, and freshest ingredients available, from kitchens run by chefs with expert levels of craftsmanship and artistry, in dining rooms with an exceptional quality of service
Study: Atlantic Drilling Could Give Economy $23.5B Boost
If companies were allowed to drill for oil and gas in Atlantic waters off the East Coast, the work would help create nearly 280,000 new jobs and contribute some $23.5 billion to the U.S. economy each year by 2035, according to a study unveiled Thursday
Microsoft Developing 'Smart Bra' to Combat Emotional Overeating
Microsoft is working on a smart bra with sensors to monitor a wearer's mood and trigger a smartphone app to reduce emotional overeating, U.S. researchers said.
Scientists Induce 'Determination' Through Electrical Brain Stimulation
Applying an electric current to a particular part of the brain makes people feel a sense of determination, say researchers
Singer Susan Boyle Reveals She Has Asperger's Syndrome
The Scottish singer who shot to worldwide fame in 2009 with her jaw-dropping performance on "Britain's Got Talent" was diagnosed last year, but has now decided to reveal her news publicly for the first time
New York Daily
6 Ways a Poor Night's Sleep Messes With You
We all know how we feel when sleep-deprived: tired, groggy, and grumpy. But have you ever considered all of the ways just a single poor night of sleep may be messing with you?
Real Clear Science
Study: To Give Birth, Sharks Return To Own Birthplace
A near 20-year study of female lemon sharks has discovered the species may wander far-and-wide over their life, but always return to the exact location where they were born to give birth.
Pocket Hookahs Proliferate With Young Pot Users
Portable pot vaporizers — called "vapes" or "pocket hookahs" by users — are going hand-in-hand with the proliferation of electronic cigarettes and taking the marijuana world by storm
Zookeepers Mistakenly Attempt To Mate Two Male Sloths
Staff at Drusillas Park were perplexed as to why their treasured animals Sofia and Tupee had been unable to produce offspring since 2011
Woman Hospitalized After Being Glued To Toilet Seat at Home Depot
According to an incident report filed at the Banks County Sheriff's Office, a woman found herself glued to a toilet seat after using the restroom at the Home Depot store in Banks Crossing last week