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Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal

November 28, 2013 3:51 PM0 comments
Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal

Maricopa County, Arizona – Sheriff Joe Arpaio has planned a particularly economical meal for the roughly 7,500 to 10,000 inmates in his jail system this Thanksgiving. The meal comes in at a cost of just 56 cents per inmate, and its main entrée will be 24-cent vegetarian turkey soy casserole. […]

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Obama Has Pardoned Almost As Many Turkeys As Drug Offenders

November 27, 2013 9:01 AM0 comments
Obama Has Pardoned Almost As Many Turkeys As Drug Offenders

WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama pardons two overweight turkeys named Carmel and Popcorn during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, the number of pardons bestowed on semi-flightless birds during his presidency will almost match the number he has granted to human beings convicted of drug crimes. Despite […]

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Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit ‘Radicalizers’

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Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit ‘Radicalizers’

WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches, according to a top-secret NSA document. The […]

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‘Dark Money’ Nonprofit Political Spending Restricted In Proposed IRS Rules

November 26, 2013 6:10 PM0 comments
‘Dark Money’ Nonprofit Political Spending Restricted In Proposed IRS Rules

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on Tuesday new guidelines clarifying the definition of political activity for nonprofit organizations. The new rules, which still face many procedural hurdles, would limit the political activities of nonprofit organizations and help prevent political actors from using these groups to […]

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SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

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SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

SEATAC, WA It appears the ayes have it. After weeks of careful ballot counting, officials in Washington state on Tuesday certified the results in a potentially historic vote that will create far and away the highest minimum wage in America. Squeaking by with a mere 77-vote margin, the ballot measure […]

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John Kerry Says Iran Talks Far From Over Following Nuclear Deal

November 24, 2013 9:22 PM0 comments
John Kerry Says Iran Talks Far From Over Following Nuclear Deal

GENEVA, Nov 25 – Saturday night had turned into Sunday morning and four days of talks over Iran’s nuclear programme had already gone so far over schedule that the Geneva Intercontinental Hotel had been given over to another event. A black tie charity ball was finishing up and singers with […]

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Tea Party Republicans Backed By Big Corporate Players Following Shutdown

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Tea Party Republicans Backed By Big Corporate Players Following Shutdown

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Business groups waged a fierce lobbying campaign last month to convince Republicans to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling, but many of the most influential U.S. corporations have not cut off support to lawmakers who did not heed their appeal. Eight of the […]

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John Cornyn, Texas Senator, Says Iran Deal Is Obamacare Distraction

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John Cornyn, Texas Senator, Says Iran Deal Is Obamacare Distraction

WASHINGTON – It was predictable that GOP hawks like Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) wouldn’t love the historic deal the Obama administration reached with Iran on Saturday night. But Texas Senator John Cornyn had a unique, if completely bizarre, take on the agreement: Among the many politicians and journalists to counter […]

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#OBAMACARE “Glitch” LMAO – Jon Stewart, Verizon, HHS brings in Verizon to help HealthCare.gov

October 21, 2013 10:07 PM0 comments
#OBAMACARE “Glitch” LMAO – Jon Stewart, Verizon, HHS brings in Verizon to help HealthCare.gov

WASHINGTON — The international telecommunications company Verizon has been tasked with helping the government fix the federal health exchange, USA TODAY has learned. Jon Stewart Delivers Blistering Takedown of Obamacare Rollout: Dems Can’t ‘Spin This Turd’ An informed source in the telecommunications industry said Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions division has been […]

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How fast food poverty costs America billions

October 17, 2013 11:01 AM0 comments
How fast food poverty costs America billions

While fast food corporations reap vast fortunes, taxpayers finance $7 billion in public assistance for the workers. Twin studies released at noon Tuesday estimate that the majority of families of front-line fast food workers use public assistance, at a taxpayer cost of nearly $7 billion a year, while seven publicly-traded […]

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