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Keep IMF and World Bank instruments of US policy, Treasury chief urges Congress

For every dollar the US spends in the IMF, four dollars are leveraged from other members, the Treasury secretary told Congress, urging lawmakers to …

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Senate Asks Facebook, Google To Send User Information Without A Warrant

Wording in a new cybersecurity bill could compel tech companies to voluntarily share user information with law enforcement.<p>A new bill making its way through the Senate would allow the federal government to collect user information from companies like Google and Facebook… without a warrant. The …

Privacy

Democratic Congressman says he worries about Obama amid Secret Service mishaps

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he was concerned for President Obama's safety after the latest in a series of highly public mishaps by the Secret Service.<p>"I worry about the president. I do." Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., told Fox News late Monday.<p>Cummings …

Obama’s Next Step In “Fundamentally Transforming” America: Do Away With Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 Of The Constitution And Give It To The UN

Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal.<p>Let’s see, President Obama has ripped the Separation of Powers clause in the Constitution by granting amnesty to …

TED - Day 1, Vancouver. Do We Trust Our Government?

There were three talks that raise a haunting concern coming out of TED's first day in Vancouver. Three talks from the Fellow's program, and one talk on the Main Stage each -- in their own way -- ask the question: Do we trust the U.S. government?<p>Individually, they're reasonable questions being asked …

Obama redefines the lame duck presidency

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> At the time in his tenure when most presidents fret over their waning clout, Barack Obama is redefining the concept of the lame duck.<p>His administration has been energized by his aggressive use of executive power. Some of the most hard-won achievements of his early years in office …

Barack Obama

OBAMA BOWS TO THE U.N. DISAVOWS U.S. CONGRESS

It had to happen. Last week 47 senators open letter to the Iranian mullah regime could not go unanswered by President Barack Hussein Obama.<p>In their …

Cannabis

House Republican Budget Whacks Food Stamps And Medicaid

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unveiled a budget on Tuesday that, in addition to repealing Obamacare, reprises many of the safety net cuts Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) proposed in previous years.<p>In his budget blueprint, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who took over for Ryan as chairman of the House Budget …

Health Care

What if the U.S. adopted Israel's election system?

Tuesday's elections in Israel are a reminder that there is more than one way for a democracy to choose its representatives.<p>Unlike Americans and Britons, voters in Israel don't choose a representative for their local geographical area. They vote on a national basis for a party, which publishes a …

One in Three Americans Hide Data From Government (and You Should Too)

My cell phone is encrypted. It also contains two apps—TextSecure and RedPhone—for conducting secure communications. All I really need in addition is …

Privacy

More than half of Americans says it's 'unacceptable' for government to monitor citizens' communications

In 2013, NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents detailing the explosion of government surveillance programs after 9/11.<p>Outrage ensued. Americans had no idea the spying had become so pervasive, and many were shocked to learn their phone and email communications may have been monitored.<p>But …

Surveillance

Aaron Schock Resigns From Congress

​It's been tough few weeks for Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock and they appear to have taken a toll. Schock announced on Tuesday that he's resigning from …

Budget fight: Obama claims the upper hand over Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered by a spate of upbeat economic news, President Barack Obama is claiming the upper hand in the budget fight unfolding in Congress, aiming to exploit recent Republican stumbles to give Democrats an advantage despite their status as a weakened minority. But while Obama …

Obama Administration

Column: After 2 races, too soon to tell if 2015 rules package will be better for NASCAR

Two races is just too early to form a definitive opinion about NASCAR's new rules package, which was tweaked as part of a concerted effort to improve the racing.<p>Has the 2015 rules package made things any better? No, not really. Especially if it's being compared with the high-stakes racing that …

2015 Ford Focus Priced at $17,995

The redesigned 2015 Ford Focus sedan is now on sale for $17,995, up $360 from last year. Hatchback models begin at $19,785.<p>Ford has created a build-your-own site for the new model, allowing buyers to select between trim levels, body styles, and more. New standard features include rearview camera on …

Ford Focus Electric

BMW preparing new M4 GTS with water injection

Last month, BMW revealed a new safety car for the MotoGP series. Only instead of just taking one of its production models and giving it some flashing lights, special livery and emergency equipment, the Bavarian automaker used the specially equipped M4 to showcase a new water injection system. And …

Automotive Design

The Hoonicorn Mustang is just as evil with no bodywork

Open-wheel mayhem ensues on Ken Block's only test run pre-Gymkhana 7.<p>Ken Block had only one opportunity to shake down the ridicutastic Hoonicorn Mustang RTR's AWD powertrain before using it to film Gymkhana 7.<p>Naturally the mandatory hoon session was recorded for posterity.<p>It's wild in its own way. …

Sports Cars

Ten Years on Track: 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback

This 1966 Ford Mustang has been raced in SVRA and HSR series for a decade, a claim backed with a sizable collection of entry stickers on the …

Camouflaged Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV Roadster Spied

Just a few days after the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV coupe was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva auto show, a prototype for the open-top version has been spotted cold weather testing. With the same 740-hp 6.5-liter V-12 as the coupe, the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV roadster will be the fastest …

Sports Cars

VW to announce $1B investment in Mexico plant

Big news south of the border could be slated for later this week, as <i>Automotive News</i> is reporting that the Volkswagen Group will announce a $1-billion investment in the company's Puebla factory.<p>The company officially declined to comment, but AN is claiming the investment in the Puebla facility, …

Goodyear concept tire helps power electric cars

As the market for electric cars continues to grow, the main concern that remains for consumers is the vehicles’ potential limited range, or how far …

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