IRS to Track License Plates
The Internal Revenue Service and other U.S. agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid privacy complaints
Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress
Back To The Future?
Jews Ordered to Register in East Ukraine
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to "register" with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia
Harry Reid Calls Bundy Supporters 'Domestic Terrorists'
Senator Harry Reid has escalated the war of words over the Cliven Bundy dispute, sensationally labeling the Nevada cattle rancher’s supporters “domestic terrorists” during an event in Las Vegas today.
Ben Carson PAC Outraises 2016 GOP Hopefuls and Hillary
If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race.
Pelosi Assists in Holy Week Foot-Washing Ritual
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle
Majority of Voters: Obama Covering Up On Benghazi
Most voters think the White House is trying to cover-up what happened in Benghazi and want Congress to continue to investigate the administration’s handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate there that killed four Americans
Dems Warned: Don't Say 'Recovery'
In head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican assertion that the Obama administration has had six years to get the economy moving and its policies haven't worked
Sheriff Faces Pressure to Buck Feds in Rancher Feud
The family of the Nevada rancher in a simmering feud with the federal government over rangeland rights is refocusing attention on the local sheriff, claiming he could put the standoff to rest with a wave of his hand.
Students Demand Acknowledgement of Robert E. Lee's 'Racist and Dishonorable Conduct'
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee's "dishonorable side."
China Says One-Fifth of its Farmland is Polluted
Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China’s government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country’s farmland is contaminated with toxic metals
What the Networks Aren't Telling You About the Nevada Cattle Battle
Network journalists have consistently framed the case as one of a rancher failing to pay the requested fees for his use of government land. But they have failed to use the case to tell the larger story
New York The Latest State to Sign Compact To End Electoral College
Governor Cuomo has signed off on the National Popular Vote Compact, giving New York's 29 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote
Graphic Photos Show What The BLM Really Did To Bundy’s Cows
The following graphic images are being distributed by the Bundy Ranch as proof that multiple head of cattle were slaughtered, apparently under the direction of federal Bureau of Land Management officers.
What Is This American Plane Owned By the Bank of Utah Doing in IRAN?
On Tuesday morning, a plane owned in trust by the Bank of Utah showed up in a very visible area of the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran. What was it doing there exactly? Nobody knows
You Can't Say That!
Ohio Teacher Fired Over Comment on Black President
An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn’t need another black commander in chief.
Obama: No Fixes to Obamacare Until GOP has ‘Change in Attitude’
Obama stepped out at the White House daily briefing today to again berate Republicans for challenging Obamacare — in what appeared to be an attempt to get politicians to stop talking about the law’s negative effects before midterm election
Analysis: Obamacare Will Cut Medicare Advantage by $1,500 per Senior in '15
Obamacare cuts to the popular Medicare Advantage program for seniors will lead to benefit reductions of about $1,500 per enrollee next year, an analysis by conservative think tank American Action Forum showed Thursday
NASA Discovers Earth-Sized Planet That Could Support Life
For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life.
Nevada Republicans Drop Pro-life, Pro-Marriage Stand
Several hundred delegates of the Nevada Republican Party approved a party platform Saturday that lacks a pro-life plank and drops support for the definition of marriage as a union of one man and one woman
Catholic News Agency
House Committee OKs $100 Million For Obama Library
An Illinois House committee endorsed a plan today to contribute $100 million in state funds toward construction of a Barack Obama presidential library in Chicago
New Payment System Uses Vein Scans
A new payment system is already undergoing a test in Sweden. The biometric machine looks at a user's veins to identify them.
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval @ 45%
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 45% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of Obama's job performance. 54% at least somewhat disapprove.
Our Way Or The Highway
Councilman: True Marriage Supporters ‘Not Welcome’ In New York
A New York City councilman has effectively told traditional marriage supporters they are “not welcome” in the Big Apple.
Wisc. Becomes First State to Restrict Parents From Giving Up Adopted Kids
Wisconsin has become the first state in the nation to pass legislation cracking down on parents who try to give away their adopted kids.
Chelsea Clinton Announces She Is Pregnant
Chelsea Clinton, the 34-year-old daughter of former President Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, announced Thursday that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child this fall.
Kimmel Tops Late Night, Beats Fallon For 1st Time
For the first time since Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show this year, the other Jimmy was the King of Late Night thanks to his Scandal Season 3 finale-themed show
Lie To Me
Obama: 8 Million Signed up for Health Care
President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges. That's 1 million more than congressional scorekeepers had initially projected.
It's Not My Fault!
Woman: Twitter Gave Me PTSD
A Washington woman has come under fire over claims her PTSD caused by online harassment and Twitter trolls is equal to that of military veterans.
Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adults
Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.
Saudi to Begin Building World's Tallest Skyscraper
Saudi Arabia is scheduled to begin building the world’s tallest tower next week, which will soar 1km in to the sky when completed.
Children Lose 7 Minutes of Sleep For Each Hour of TV
Every child would love to have a television in their bedroom, but new research suggests it is bad for their health.
FACEBOOK to Notify Users When Friends are Nearby
Facebook users will soon be able to receive notices on their mobile app when they’re near friends, signaling an effort by the online social network to play a bigger role in real-world interactions.
Wall Street Journal
Inquiring Minds Want To Know...
Is Your Home's Energy Meter Spying On You?
Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns
Plus Ca Change...
Document Shows Ancient Wrestling Was Fixed
Researchers have deciphered a Greek document that shows an ancient wrestling match was fixed. The document, which has a date on it that corresponds to the year A.D. 267, is a contract between two teenagers who had reached the final bout of a prestigious series of games in Egypt.
Victim's Mom Forgives Killer, Stops Hanging In Iran
A convicted killer due to be hanged for murder has been spared after the victim's mother had a last-minute change of heart.
Man Robs California Bank Wearing 'I Have Issues' Shirt
Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are looking for a man who robbed a bank wearing a t-shirt that read "I Have Issues."
10 Discoveries Unexplained By Science
Impossible planets, mysterious noises from the deep, and inexplicable artifacts buried for centuries, there are some things even the smartest of scientists struggle to explain. Take a look at the ten most baffling discoveries
Centipede EATS Its Way Out Viper's Stomach
Freedom was so close, yet so far for this centipede. After being swallowed whole by a snake, it made one last desperate attempt to escape by eating its way out of her stomach