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This Is Not James Comey’s Fault, Democrats

It’s <i>your</i> fault.<p>Judging by Democrats’ reactions, you’d think James Comey had endangered classified national-security information or …

Why raising Colorado’s minimum wage would harm small businesses

One consequence of Amendment 70 — which would raise Colorado’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 — is that it will strengthen the shift of …

Flight Deals: U.S. to Italy from $413 RT & U.S. to Philippines for $174 Roundtrip

There are a few great airfare deals this morning worth looking at.<p>U.S. to Italy<p>The Points Guy is reporting that several airlines are offering cheap …

Donna Brazile Out at CNN After Allegedly Slipping Debate Qs to Clinton

CNN has parted ways with contributor Donna Brazile amid allegations that the interim chairperson of the Democratic National Committee leaked debate …

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Denies Groping Accusation

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has denied a sexual assault accusation leveled against him by a one-time female dinner guest, according to a …

U.S. Soldiers Told To Repay Thousands In Signing Bonuses From Height Of War Effort

In most cases, when an employer pays a signing bonus to attract new workers, that payment is understood to be essentially unrecoverable. But the Pentagon has a different understanding — and it's ordering the California National Guard to claw back thousands of dollars paid to soldiers who …

National Guard

Report: Google Search Bias Protecting Hillary Clinton Confirmed in Experiment

In a report published by Sputnik News, psychologist Robert Epstein reveals evidence that Google is manipulating search results related to Hillary …

Google Search

Thank you, Bill Clinton for endorsing Donald Trump

This year James Carville could sum up the key to the 2016 election by saying, “It’s ObamaCare, stupid.”<p>Donald Trump wants to repeal ObamaCare. Hillary wants to expand it. The choice doesn’t get any clearer than that.<p>Knowing this, it’s pretty clear that anyone who supports ObamaCare, supports …

Woman passenger told to switch seats for ‘Pakistani monks’ in US

A woman passenger on board a United Airlines flight has complained of discrimination after her pre-booked seat had been changed for two “Pakistani …

Flying

Twenty-one states file suit against Obama to stop another end run around Congress

President Obama is doing anything but closing out his lame duck term quietly. On the contrary he’s doing yet another end run around both the U.S. Congress and all 50 states, imposing yet another mandate that will cost money and jobs, possibly forcing states to raise taxes as well.<p>Twenty-one states …

Study: As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evolution and genetics seem to have baked a certain amount of murder into humans as a species, but civilization has tamed some of the savage beast in us, according to a new study.<p>Scientists calculated the rate at which more than 1,000 mammal species kill their own kind, and …

Donald Trump Jr’s cruel comparison of refugees to Skittles shows how useless we are at understanding risk

Donald Trump Junior last week demonstrated that ignorant tweeting can be a hereditary trait. “If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three …

Love the National Parks? Here's How to Become a Park Ranger

For anyone who wants to call the outdoors their “office.”<p>If you really want to get close to nature, the federal government has a number of job …

There's something really bizarre about how Clinton's preparing to debate Trump

The New York Times reported in August that Hillary Clinton's campaign brought in psychology experts to help her prepare to debate Donald Trump. Which is weird, because that's not really what psychologists <i>do.</i><p>Here is the relevant part of the Times' article (emphasis mine):<p>Hillary Clinton's advisers …

Psychology

Mead Cocktails & Honey Vodka Recipe

This is day two of share our strength‘s share our holiday table virtual fundraising dinner party event. This course is drinks. I chose to select …

U.S. Approves Export Of Boeing And Airbus Planes To Iran

The U.S. Treasury Department has granted permission to Boeing and Airbus to export commercial planes to Iran, a Treasury spokesperson told NPR. The government has approved a deal — not yet finalized — for Boeing to sell IranAir 80 commercial passenger aircraft.<p>Thumbs-up from the Treasury is a major …

ISIS suspected of mustard attack against US and Iraqi troops

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> ISIS is suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent that landed at the Qayyara air base in Iraq Tuesday where US and Iraqi troops are operating, according to several US officials.<p>The shell was categorized by officials as either a rocket or artillery shell. After it landed on …

Islamic State (ISIS)

‘This is beyond politics’: Vandals destroy 9/11 memorial on the Occidental College campus

They found the discarded and destroyed U.S. flags at about 1 a.m. Sunday, an hour into the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.<p>Some of the flags had been crushed or snapped in two. Others had been tossed into nearby garbage cans; so many of them had been trashed that they spilled …

United States

Donald Trump is not alone in wanting to work with Russia. Just ask John Kerry

A constant theme in this election is that Donald Trump is unlike any presidential nominee who has come before. I’ll give you that he’s ruder and less informed. But he’s not quite as unorthodox as we think.<p>Michael Tomasky, a liberal commentator, has written a piece demanding that the media stands up …

Donald Trump

North Korea Says It Conducted Fifth Nuclear Test

North Korea conducted its second nuclear test in eight months on Friday, raising concerns that Pyongyang has moved a step closer to its goal of a nuclear-armed missile that could one day strike the U.S. mainland.<p>State TV said the atomic detonation — the fifth carried out by Kim Jong Un's isolated …

Nancy Pelosi to Paul Ryan: Bar Republicans from using leaked documents

Pelosi called the "sophisticated Russian cyber-attack" an "insidious" effort to tamper with the US election, comparing it to other instances in Europe, and said documents leaked as a result should not be used by the National Republican Congressional Committee or the Democratic Congressional …

Cyber-attacks

Iran escalates high seas harassment of US Navy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Seven Iranian fast-attack boats were involved in an unsafe encounter with the USS Firebolt over the weekend, with one Iranian craft coming to a stop in front of the American ship, a US defense official told CNN Tuesday.<p>The provocative maneuver, which on Sunday brought the Iranian boat …

FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed From Consumer Soaps

Say goodbye to those “antibacterial” soaps. The Food and Drug Administration says they do little or nothing to make soap work any better and said the industry has failed to prove they’re safe.<p>Companies will have a year to take the ingredients out of the products, the FDA said. They include …

ICANN’s globalization creates peril and promise

At the end of this month, the US government will finally give up “control” of the internet.<p>In a quiet blogpost, Larry Strickling, the US government’s assistant secretary for communications and information announced that he had “informed ICANN…that…[the US government] intends to allow the IANA …

ICANN

New Batch of Hillary Clinton Emails Show Blurred Lines With Foundation Contacts

Conservative group Judicial Watch points to request for diplomatic passport for charity official’s trip to North Korea<p>WASHINGTON—A new set of Hillary Clinton emails shows how politics, diplomacy and philanthropy would periodically converge during her tenure as secretary of state, with top aides …

Hillary Clinton