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Last Year President Obama Reportedly Told His Aides That He's 'Really Good At Killing People'

According to the new book "Double Down," in which journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann chronicle the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama told his aides that he's "really good at killing people" while discussing drone strikes.<p>Peter Hamby of The Washington Post noted the moment …

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy's New 'Stealth Destroyer'

Capt. James T. Kirk always got the latest, most advanced ship in Starfleet, so it seems only fitting that the Navy's new stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is slated to be commanded by none other than Capt. James A. Kirk, USN.<p>We can only speculate about the ribbing the Bethesda, Md., native might …

A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fitsneatly by the dashboard of your car.<p>The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to …

funded Afghan hospital project paid $500-a-gallon for gas instead of market-rate of $5 ...and is still 23 months behind schedule

A US-funded project to build a hospital in Afghanistan paid $500 a gallon for fuel instead of a market rate of $5, a watchdog said Wednesday in a …

Syria crisis: China joins Russia in opposing military strikes

China has joined Russia in opposing military strikes on Syria, saying it would push up oil prices and create an economic downturn.<p>The Chinese intervention came as G20 leaders gathered in Saint Petersburg on Thursday for a summit likely to be dominated by Syria. The Russian president, Vladimir …

Russia looks to China for energy exports

Russia’s energy companies continue to pivot away from Europe and towards Asia for future sales.<p>On a visit to Beijing, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a number of deals that are set to fund costly production and pipeline projects.<p>With Europe taking less gas from Russia, the country …

Slowly but surely, China is shedding its Treasury holdings

Anytime there’s drama around US fiscal and monetary policy, commentators and policymakers typecast the US and China as debtor and creditor, respectively. Those who criticize US policies worry that China, the biggest foreign buyer of US government debt, will drive up interest rates in the US as it …

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Who Shut Down the Government?

Posted: Oct 04, 2013 12:01 AM<p>Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down …

IRS pays illegal immigrants $4.2 billion while stalling Tea Parties

While harrying and stalling Tea Party groups seeking nonprofit status, the Internal Revenue Service mailed $4.2 billion in child-credit checks to undocumented immigrants.<p>Critics say midlevel IRS bureaucrats continue to abuse the Additional Child Tax Credit program by dispensing $1,000 checks to …

Mike Rowe on How Many Are Following the ‘Worst Advice in the History of the World’

Mike Rowe, widely-known from the hit TV show “Dirty Jobs” and a series of Ford commercials, appeared on The Glenn Beck Program Wednesday to discuss his efforts with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in challenging “the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success.”<p>“We’re lending …

Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.<p>A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), …

$17 trillion in hope and change

Hope and change. It was the promise of a better future from Presidential nominee Barack Obama, a candidate that appealed to Millennials and sparked a …

Does the Right to Self-Defense Come from Government?

NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox recently wrote a column in <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> describing the right to keep and bear arms as the “most fundamental …

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McConnell: Obama demanding $1 trillion 'ransom'

President Barack Obama was holding up a bipartisan fiscal deal by demanding a "ransom" of $1 trillion in new tax revenues, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell charged on Sunday.<p>"Unfortunately, every discussion we've had about this in the past has had what I would call a ransom attached to it: $1 …

Mark Cuban Rips U.S. Government After Winning Insider Trading Case

(Reuters) - Flamboyant billionaire Mark Cuban on Wednesday was cleared by a Texas jury of using a private tip to avoid a big loss on his 2004 sale of Internet company shares, in a stinging rebuke for the U.S. government which had accused him of insider trading.<p>Cuban, 55, the owner of the Dallas …

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