Tuesday March 31, 2015

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

San Francisco pushes to lower minimum voter age to 16

They can drive, they can work, and now a group of San Francisco city officials, including two supervisors want 16-and 17-year-olds to be eligible to vote.San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos will introduce a measure—the first of its kind in a major U.S. city on Tuesday to do just that.  More…

Secret Service Wants a Fake White House

Stung by accusations that it cannot adequately protect the White House, the Secret Service wants to spend $8 million to build another White House in Beltsville, Md. The agency on Tuesday will urge lawmakers to give him money to build a detailed replica of the White House to aid in training officers and agents to protect the real thing.  More…

New Obamanet rules as ambiguous and secretive as Obamacare

The Federal Communications Commission released 313 pages of rules detailing what would be allowed under the new Internet regulations secretly passed by the Obama administration. Tom Wheeler, the FCC commission chairman, was asked about the broad provisions of the general conduct rule and to clarify what its vague mandates meant, Wheeler conceded: “We don’t really know.”  More…

‘The View’: TV’s Most Dysfunctional Family

For more than 17 years, “The View” has been TV’s most dysfunctional family. There have been the squabbling siblings (Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck), the family troublemaker (Whoopi Goldberg, always ready to pick a fight), the wayward child (Star Jones, banished from the fold after she seemed to be caught in a lie about her sudden weight loss).  More…

Obamas take separate flights to Los Angeles on same day

When the President and the First Lady hopped off the plane at LAX on Thursday to tape media appearances, they did so on separate flights. The President read "Mean Tweets" and talked about Ferguson on Jimmy Kimmel Live, while the First Lady danced to "Uptown Funk" on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Although both shows taped in Burbank, California, the First Lady flew in the morning while the President arrived in the afternoon.  More…

Drunk Secret Service agents disrupted bomb investigation at White House

Two Secret Service agents suspected of being under the influence while striking a White House security barricade drove through an active bomb investigation and directly beside the suspicious package, according to current and former government officials familiar with the incident.  More…

Judge orders Obama administration to explain itself in immigration lawsuit

The Brownsville, Texas federal judge who blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration has ordered the Justice Department to answer allegations that the government misled him about part of the plan.  More…

Poll: Fox News is the most trusted news network

Quinnipiac University asked 1,286 registered voters nationwide, “Whose news coverage do you trust the most?” and offered six choices. Fox News came out on top with 29 percent. CNN was second with 22 percent, followed by NBC News and CBS News, each at 10 percent, and ABC News with 8 percent.  More…

Transgender woman at center of claims Planet Fitness controversy

A transgender woman who believes she was unexpectedly the focus of a Planet Fitness policy controversy said that he/she has only used the gym’s female locker room on two occasions. Carlotta Sklodowska came forward today after Michigan mom Yvette Cormier made headlines for having her gym membership instantly revoked when she complained about a transgender woman using the female locker room.  More…

Obama in Selma: “We’re the slaves who built the White House”

At the 50th anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma, president Obama avoided the simplistic narratives of America the perfect in favor of his usual America: the struggle. The president carefully wove the darker chapters of American history into its civic mythos: “We’re the slaves who built the White House,” Obama said.  More…

Obama amnesty to grant $1.7 billion in taxpayer cash to illegals

President Barack Obama’s November amnesty will give $1.7 billion in taxpayers’ cash to illegal immigrants, according to a congressional study. The rebates are allowed by the IRS’ interpretation of existing laws governing the Earned Income Tax Credit program, which was designed to subsidize low-wage employment in the United States.  More…

Nobel Peace Prize chairman who pushed for award to Barack Obama demoted, first time in 114-year history

The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize has controversially demoted its chairman for the first time in the 114-year history of the award. No serving chair has ever been removed since awards first made in 1901.  More…