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7 Facts About America’s Disability Check Explosion

A recent House rules change by Republicans designed to curb insolvency in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) trust fund has sparked ire among some Democrats and guaranteed a forthcoming debate over the explosive growth in America’s disability program.

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John Deere to Lay off 865 Iowans

The world’s largest farm equipment company, Deere & Co, announced on Friday it plans to lay off at least 865 Iowa workers and another 45 of its Illinois employees.

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Union Membership Continues to Dwindle

Union membership in America continues to dwindle, according to new data released on Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Colorado Gov: Legalizing Pot ‘Was a Bad Idea’

Democratic Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper says his state’s decision to legalize pot “was a bad idea” that other state’s should avoid for several years until more is known. “If I could’ve waved a wand the day after the election, I

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Study: 6% of CEOs Worldwide Cite Global Warming as Top Priority

As the global elite gather in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss global warming and other issues, a new survey finds that just 6% of business leaders worldwide believe combatting global warming should be a top government priority, reports the International Business Times.

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Top Obamacare Chief Resigns In Wake of Phony Figures Fiasco

Embattled Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner is resigning her post overseeing Obamacare just months after she admitted that the Obama White House’s highly publicized 8 million Obamacare enrollment figure was inflated by at least 1.3 million.

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NYT: Dismal Community College Graduation Rates, Not Cost, The Real Problem

The White House claimed last week that President Barack Obama’s proposed “free” community college for everyone proposal would cost U.S. taxpayers at least $60 billion over the next 10 years were it to pass. But as the New York Times pointed out on Friday, community college is already tuition-free for millions of students.

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Obama Justice Dept Prosecutors Recommend Felony Charges Against Gen. Petraeus

Prosecutors at the Obama Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have recommended bringing felony charges against four-star General David Petraeus for allegedly providing his then-mistress Paula Broadwell with classified information during his tenure as CIA director, reports the New York Times.

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