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Treasury Ran $98 Billion Deficit in July--But Debt Stayed Exactly $16,699,396,000,000

U.S. Treasury Department (AP Photo)<p>(CNSNews.com) - The Treasury Department's Financial Management Service (FMS), which publishes both the federal …

No, there is no Tea Party boycott of Ebony Magazine, and there never was

If at first no publicity-driving race issue exists, try, try to create it.<p>Wednesday, a lie about the Tea Party got halfway around the world before …

Slate: We can no longer in good conscience use the term "Redskins" to describe Washington's football team

Do you care? No. Do I care? No. Does the sports world care, given Slate’s non-reputation for football coverage? No. (Which Slate acknowledges, by the …

Bob Filner was actually quite representative of the incoming 2007 Democratic House leadership.

Breitbart may want to present this without comment…<p>…but I have no intention of following suit. Let’s look at that list, shall we?<p>Bennie Thompson. …

Ted Cruz: Media Love Hillary So Much, Movies Should Be ‘Released on Valentine’s Day’

Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday said the planned NBC and CNN movies about Hillary Clinton will be nothing more than love letters to the former secretary of state.<p>“I don’t think anybody is surprised to discover that the mainstream media are in love with Hillary Clinton,” the Texas Republican told …

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.<p>Although …

Tweet Calling Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie” Has Twitter All Abuzz

Conservative activist Erick Erickson has Twitter abuzz this afternoon.<p>After Texas abortion advocate Wendy Davis was exposed as not knowing the …

Al-Qaida: 'Gitmo Is Next On The Jailbreak List'

Ayman al-Zawahri spoke in a 22-minute audio message posted on the Internet.<p>"The strike by our brothers in Guantanamo reveals the real odious and ugly face of America," he said. Some of the 166 prisoners there began a hunger strike earlier this year to protest conditions and their indefinite …

Sunni Islam

Liberal Radio Host: Conservative Policies Driving More Americans to Suicide

Liberal radio host Thom Hartmann is making the case that conservative economic policies are driving more Americans to kill themselves.<p>Writing Saturday on the progressive news site AlterNet, Hartmann said Virginia’s suicide rate is at a 13-year high, and that the nation’s suicide rate as a whole has …

Veterans sue city in New York that ordered 'Don't Tread on Me' down

A veterans group alleges in a federal lawsuit that officials violated its free-speech rights when they banned a "Don't Tread on Me" flag from a city-owned armory.<p>The lawsuit filed last week in federal court says New Rochelle's action, in addition to being unconstitutional, was "unreasonable, …

Obama: Top Tax Rate Should Be 28% for Corporations, 40% for Small Businesses

The <i>New York Times</i> reports that President Obama is reviving an old proposal to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent (and 25 …

Summer To Do List: Tank The Economy

<b>What are you doing</b> for the rest of the summer? If only your plans were as solid as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's. After a relaxing vacation in August, he's coming back to Washington after Labor Day with one big priority: tank the U.S. economy.<p>He and House Speaker John Boehner are promising …

Economy

Rand Paul, Chris Christie Feud Heats Up: ‘This Is the King of Bacon Talking About Bacon’

Both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took shots at each other on Tuesday, escalating a war of words that began with Christie labeling the senator’s libertarian philosophy on national security “dangerous.”<p>Christie accused Paul of engaging in “pork barrel” spending to …

Sarah Palin Right All Along? Howard Dean's Surprising ObamaCare Claim

There is more proof that the ObamaCare ‘death panels’ are alive and well. The former head of the Democratic Party, who also happens to be a medical …

An Open Letter to Sydney Leathers: Please Don’t Do Porn

Anthony Weiner’s sexting partner says she’s open to filming a sex tape. Bad idea, writes porn star Aurora Snow.<p>Will porn be the next step for Sydney …

Keystone Pipeline 'not a jobs plan,' says Obama - Video on NBCNews.com

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Keystone Pipeline

Obama Mocked The GOP's Obsession With The Keystone Pipeline During His Big Grand Bargain Speech

"That's not a jobs plan," Obama said to applause, following it up by hitting House Republicans for voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act en masse since its passage.<p>The prepared remarks sent out by the White House were even harsher, as Obama accused Republicans of too much backing in a "gimmick" …

The Texas Liberal Detector

In a few weeks, my family and I will be moving from the Chicago area to Austin, Texas. I realize this is not terribly original on our part. …

Cruz: Republicans Are "Terrified" Of Obamacare Fight

Today on my radio program I spoke with Senator Ted Cruz about the defunding Obamacare battle in the Senate.<p>Excerpts:<p>“Right now is, in my view, our …

We Will Have a Third Party

For several years, Republican establishment types and their allies in the press have mocked conservatives for wanting an all or nothing strategy. …

Congressional Black Caucus Beclowns Itself Again, Wants Sheila Jackson Lee for SecDHS

No, this is not a joke. With Janet Napolitano leaving the office of Secretary of Homeland Security at the end of August, the search has been on for …

Blow to Bloomberg: Appeals Court Rules NYC’s Big Sugary Drink Ban Unconstitutional

Getty Images.<p>NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice.<p>An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants.<p>In a …

Black Caucus wants Sheila Jackson Lee to lead Homeland Security

Via the <i>Washington</i> <i>Times</i>:<p>Just two weeks after Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, the Congressional Black Caucus has suggested Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston fill her spot.A letter dated July 25 and signed by Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat and caucus …

Rand Paul: America’s poor should have more school choice

It’s too bad progressives insist on pouring more and more money into failing schools. It’s almost as if they <i>want</i> the poor to remain stuck in socioeconomic despair…<p>Via WaPo:<p>Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants children — especially minority and poor children — to have more choices in education.He wants more …

White House to Teach Kids How to Handle Debt?

The White House

Individual health insurance rates to rise 30-40% next year under new law, Florida insurance chief says

Health insurance rates in Florida will rise by 5 to 20 percent in the small-group market, and 30 to 40 percent in the individual market, as the …

Health Care

Media Matters: NBC’s Hillary miniseries a ‘conflict of interest’

It’s not everyday that Media Matters cites Fox News other than to rebut any and everything that comes out of the place. But it’s one of those days.<p>The liberal nonprofit — dedicated to monitoring conservative media — is calling into question NBC’s Friday announcement that it will produce a four-hour …