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FAA Chief Charged With Drunk Driving

UPDATE: FAA head Randy Babbitt has been placed on leave after his DWI arrest according to a statement released by the Department of Transportation. Deputy administrator Michael Huerta will serve as acting FAA leader Story updated by Mike Hothi at 2:55p.m. EST… WASHINGTON — At least he wasn’t flying a plane. Randolph “Randy” Babbitt, the […]

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White House Reuniting With Rahm Emanuel For Faith Based Conference

By Tim Young The White is hosting faith-based conference tomorrow with the administration’s former Chief of Staff, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The conference, entitled, “Connecting Communities for the Common Good,” is part of a series of regional conferences put on by the White House’s Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships aimed at promoting conversation over how […]

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OWS: Gingrich “Rolling Around In Dirty Money”

Occupy Wall Street is taking aim at Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich after the former Speaker of the House publicly advised the demonstrators to “get a job, right after you take a bath” during a GOP forum Saturday. “It is Gingrich who is truly filthy from rolling around in dirty money,” a statement from the OWS […]

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Georgia Gun Owners Take Aim At Gingrich

By Mike Hothi Grassroots guns rights groups in Georgia blasted GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich today for supporting gun control laws during his time as Speaker of the House. In a statement Monday, the group stated “Georgia Gun Owners know Newt’s history of gun control. He represented parts of our state for 20 years. He’s […]

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Trump To Moderate GOP Presidential Debate

Real-estate mogul and reality TV host Donald Trump has worked his way back into the political arena by teaming up with Newsmax, the conservative magazine and news website, to moderate a Dec. 27 GOP presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa.  “Our readers and the grass roots really love Trump,” said Newsmax Media chief executive Chris […]

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White House Acknowledges Shrinking Workforce

The White House is fully aware that a sharp drop in the total labor force is largely to credit for the fact that the nation’s unemployment rate has fallen below 9 percent. In a blog post, White House Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Alan Krueger noted that “about half of the drop in unemployment in […]

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Obama Annoyed By Senate Failure To Extend Tax Cuts

President Obama released the following statement in response to the Senate voting to reject a pair of bills aimed at preserving a payroll tax holiday for businesses and their employees: “Tonight, Senate Republicans chose to raise taxes on nearly 160 million hardworking Americans because they refused to ask a few hundred thousand millionaires and billionaires […]

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Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac CEOs Grilled Over Questionable Spending

By Lisa Kellman The heads of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac testified before a frustrated House panel Thursday. Edward DeMarco, the acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Charles Haldeman, the CEO of Freddie Mac, and Michael Williams, the CEO of Fannie Mae were asked by the House Financial Services Committee to justify some of […]

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Occupy DC Plans To Crash Dem Party

Occupy DC is planning to crash a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraising reception Thursday evening. “This elitist event is indicative of how the Democrats represent a major part of our government’s failure to represent 99% of its citizenry,” a statement from the movement reads. “The party is part and parcel of a government in which […]

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Poll: Americans Blame Congressional Inaction For Poor Economy

By Tim Young According to a new poll from the centrist organization No Labels, 94 percent of Americans say that Congress’ inaction, including the failure of the Super Committee, is harming the economy. “Nine out of 10 citizens blame Congress for the most pressing problems Americans are facing,” said No Labels Co-Founder Bill Galston. “We saw […]

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U.N. Expert: Belarus Election “Neither Free, Nor Fair”

The flag of Belarus at the United Nations. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

“The election process was orchestrated, and the result was pre-ordained,” said Haraszti.

AP: Clinton’s Email Server Was Vulnerable To Hackers

Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton addresses press over email controversy March 10, 2015. Photo/Luke Vargas TRNS

The server itself had additional security measures in place, and there is no evidence presented in either direction on whether or not the server itself was actually breached by hackers.

NIH: Dengue Fever Outbreaks Tied To El Nino

NIH is advising greater prevention strategies in anticipation of another El Nino event next year.

Iranian Parliament Approves Nuclear Agreement

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran. Photo/

Approval of the agreement came over the objections of many conservative members of the parliament, but signaled a major ideological push within Iran for a deal that has proven divisive within its borders thus far.

Taliban Says Its Withdrawing From Kunduz, Afghanistan

A soldier from the Afghan National Army runs to a compound that he is about to search during a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2010. The ANA soldiers and Marines from 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, patrolled through a residential area of the city to conduct counterinsurgency operations as part of Operation Moshtarak, a push to rid Marjah of Taliban presence and intimidation. (USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde)

The Taliban does not consider the withdraw a defeat. “We assure our people and the world that we are able to seize the city,” a Taliban spokesman said in a statement.

Report: Bad Diets Shorten Lifespans For Cancer Survivors

There are an estimated 13.7 million cancer survivors living in the U.S.