Politics

Obama Runs PSA on Government Help for Mortgages

The Obama Administration is putting forth a public service announcement trumpeting a plan from the Treasury and Housing and Urban Development Departments to promote “the Obama Administration’s broad strategy to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, stabilize the country’s housing market, and

Obama Runs PSA on Government Help for Mortgages

'Obamadon': Extinct Lizard Named in Honor of POTUS

Scientists from Yale and Harvard named a newly identified species of extinct lizard Obamadon gracilis in honor of President Obama. A team of scientists wrote a study examining how an asteroid strike 65 million years ago led to the extinction

'Obamadon': Extinct Lizard Named in Honor of POTUS

Google Users Must Be More Explicit to Find Porn

US Google users on the prowl for erotic images needed to be more explicit on Thursday after the search engine was tuned to avoid delivering porn in results for “ambiguous” queries such as “boobs.” An adjustment to Google search rolled

Google Users Must Be More Explicit to Find Porn

Susan Rice Out of Secretary of State Race

Susan Rice, the US envoy to the United Nations, has withdrawn her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state, after fierce opposition from Republicans, NBC News reported Thursday. Rice, who is close to President Barack Obama, had

Susan Rice Out of Secretary of State Race

Fiscal Cliff Threatens Federal Aid for Home Heating

If the White House and Congress fail to reach a budget deal to avert the fiscal cliff, the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will be slashed by 10%, affecting 6.9 million households that rely on federal assistance to pay

Fiscal Cliff Threatens Federal Aid for Home Heating

Bernanke Concedes Fed's Limitations, Prints More Money Anyway

On Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke conceded there were limits to how much the central bank can stimulate the country’s economy.  Despite this, Bernanke announced the Federal Reserve will purchase $85 billion dollars in bonds every month until the

Bernanke Concedes Fed's Limitations, Prints More Money Anyway

Census: Whites No Longer a Majority in US by 2043

The Census Bureau has released figures showing that by 2043, non-whites will outnumber whites in America. As Barack Obama won 78% of the non-white vote in 2012, the Republican Party is contemplating how to make its message of conservatism appeal

Census: Whites No Longer a Majority in US by 2043

California Tops List of 'Judicial Hellholes'

According to the American Tort Reform Association, California tops the nation’s list of “judicial hellholes,” claiming the top slot from Philadelphia. ATRA makes its judgments based on ridiculous lawsuits being greenlit by judges and backed by juries: No significant signs

California Tops List of 'Judicial Hellholes'

Bernanke: Looming 'Fiscal Cliff' Already Harming Economy

On Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the the failure of Congress and the White House to reach an agreement on a budget deal has already harmed the economy by lowering consumer confidence and discouraging businesses from making investments

Bernanke: Looming 'Fiscal Cliff' Already Harming Economy

Boehner Denies Purge List

Did House Speaker John Boehner lie to the American people during a Thursday morning press conference when he denied the existence of a secret spreadsheet scorecard list allegedly involved in his purge of conservatives from House committee leadership positions? Breitbart

Boehner Denies Purge List

New GOP Leadership Spin on Purge: 'A**hole Factor'

House GOP leadership has a new spin as of late Wednesday on why they purged conservatives from influential House committees: “It was an a**hole factor.” Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a conservative himself but also a member of the House

New GOP Leadership Spin on Purge: 'A**hole Factor'

Victims of Union Violence to Hold Press Conference

Will Lansing’s union-supporting Mayor and the Unions work to bring the criminal element that caused the mayhem at the anti-right-work rally to justice? That’s the question that’s going to be asked today at a press conference at the scene of

Victims of Union Violence to Hold Press Conference

GOP Drift Losing 'Cliff' Message Battle

Almost every day, President Obama meets with some new slice of the American public to pitch his side in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Business leaders, unions, governors, state lawmakers, etc. have all been courted as part of Obama’s push for

GOP Drift Losing 'Cliff' Message Battle

Boehner to House GOP: Don't Go Home for Christmas

On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told the House Republican Conference to not make plans for Christmas because of the impasse in the budget negotiations. CBS News reported Republicans leaving the meeting with Boehner said the House Speaker’s remarks

Boehner to House GOP: Don't Go Home for Christmas

Clinton doesn't believe she'll run in 2016

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said again Wednesday she has no plans to make a second bid to be America’s first woman president. However, in good diplomatic fashion Clinton, who remains the most popular figure in the Obama cabinet,

Clinton doesn't believe she'll run in 2016

Activist Senator Warren to join Senate banking panel

US senator-elect Elizabeth Warren was nominated Wednesday to be a member of the Senate Banking Committee, where the prominent consumer advocate will have influence over laws affecting the finance industry. Warren, a Harvard professor who made her reputation defending Americans

Activist Senator Warren to join Senate banking panel

US Futures Mixed Ahead of Jobs, Retail Reports

(AP) US futures mixed ahead of jobs, retail reportsNEW YORKStock futures are mixed ahead of a busy day for economic indicators. Dow Jones industrial futures are up 5 points to 13,235. The broader S&P futures have fallen 1.3 points to

US Futures Mixed Ahead of Jobs, Retail Reports

Election Over, Administration Unleashes New Rules

(AP) Election over, administration unleashes new rulesBy MATTHEW DALYAssociated PressWASHINGTONWhile the “fiscal cliff” of looming tax increases and spending cuts dominates political conversation in Washington, some Republicans and business groups see signs of a “regulatory cliff” that they say could

Election Over, Administration Unleashes New Rules

Bank repossessions hit 9-month high in November

(AP) Bank repossessions hit 9-month high in NovemberBy ALEX VEIGAAP Real Estate WriterLOS ANGELESU.S. home repossessions rose to a nine-month high in November, even as the number of homes starting on the path to foreclosure declined to the lowest level

Bank repossessions hit 9-month high in November