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Obama Finally Floats a Refugee Plan As Support for Deportation Grows

July 25, 2014 Obama administration officials are considering a plan that would allow Hondurans under 21 to apply for refugee status from their home country, without having to make the dangerous trek to America. Meanwhile, a new CNN poll shows that a slim majority of Americans now believe the U.S. should focus on ...

New York Governor Cuomo May Have Corrupted His Own Anti-Corruption Commission

July 23, 2014 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office repeatedly interfered with the work of a commission investigating corruption in New York politics whenever the investigation got too close to groups connected to the governor, according to an investigation by The New York Times. The Moreland Commission repeatedly pulled back subpoenas to companies ...

Judge Uses Domino's Pizza to Explain Obamacare Exchanges

July 22, 2014 Buried in today's ruling in favor of Obamacare subsidies is the perfect way to explain the case to people who aren't riveted by health care policy: talk about pizza. Hours after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Obamacare subsidies from federal exchanges were illegal, the Fourth Circuit Court ...

Border Sheriffs Perplexed by Rick Perry's Plan to Send 1,000 Troops to Stare at Mexico

July 22, 2014 Why would you spend millions of dollars sending troops to the border who can't actually detain anyone? That's what some Texas sheriffs of border towns are asking in the wake of Gov. Rick Perry's plan to send 1,000 National Guards members to the Texas/Mexico border in the next month, according ...

Americans Have Some Awful Ideas About Fixing Congress

July 22, 2014 How would you fix Congress? Gallup recently asked more than 1,000 Americans "What is the most important thing you would recommend be done to fix Congress?" Half their answers are published here. If reading through the responses sounds depressing, don't worry: we went through the list so you don't have ...

Capitol Hill Staffer Arrested for Bringing 9mm Handgun to Work

July 18, 2014 A Hill staffer was arrested by Capitol Police this morning for bringing a handgun into the Cannon House Office Building. NBC News reports that Ryan Shucard, the Press Secretary for Republican Rep. Tom Marino, was charged with Carrying a Pistol Without a License, a felony, after Capitol Police arrested him ...

Who Threw Martin O'Malley Under the Bus for Defending Immigrant Kids?

July 16, 2014 Maryland governor and 2016 contender Martin O'Malley is being labelled a hypocrite after saying undocumented children should be allowed to stay in the United States, just not in his state. Or, put another way, after O'Malley criticized the White House's expedited deportation policy, a "Democratic source" leaked a damning quote. ...

Bowe Bergdahl Is Returning to Active Duty

July 14, 2014 Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished his recuperation and could return to active duty as soon as Monday, a defense official told CNN. Bergdahl has been undergoing therapy and counseling, as well as taking short trips away from his San Antonio army hospital to reintegrate himself into American life. Rumors ...

This Year's Deficit Will Probably Be the Smallest Since 2008

July 14, 2014 The federal government ran a $71 billion surplus in June, putting the country on track for the lowest deficit since 2008, according to The Associated Press. For the first nine months of fiscal year 2014 the deficit was $366 billion, 28 percent lower than it was at this point last ...

Seattle's Only Legal Pot Dispensary Ran Out of Weed in Three Days

July 11, 2014 Legalized weed sales in Washington started on Tuesday, and for three hazy days Seattle's Cannabis City sold 4,990 grams of grass to the masses. Then they ran out.The News Tribune reported Friday that the city's sole legal pot dispensaries sold its last gram of marijuana (which cost an exorbitant $46.77 ...