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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 ...

Brain-Damaged Veterans Kicked Out of Group Homes Thanks to Congressional Inaction

July 11, 2014 Ten brain-damaged veterans have been discharged from their special therapeutic group homes because Congress has failed to renew their rehabilitation program, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The program expires October 6, but 53 veterans have been told by their Veterans Affairs office case workers that they'll have to leave ...

GOP's Anti-Obamacare Ads May Have Accidentally Boosted Enrollment

July 10, 2014 A pair of new studies argue that the GOP's anti-Obamacare ads may have actually increased enrollment in blue states and the majority of the people who enrolled — even Republicans — like their plans. The Commonwealth Fund's survey found that 9.5 million people gained insurance during the Obamacare enrollment period. ...

President Obama's Bizarre Trip to Denver

July 9, 2014 President Obama spent Tuesday night in Denver, Colorado, the beating heart of America's legalized weed revolution, and it was about as weird as you'd expect. Second to building a time machine so we could have all been there together, only pictures can accurately convey the surreal events that took place. ...

If They Vote, 'Beyonce Voters' Just Might Be Democrats' Secret Weapon

July 3, 2014 Single women overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, and Fox News just demonstrated why. The O'Reilly Factor's Jesse Waters coined the term "Beyoncé Voters," essentially the sexist, modern-day version of the welfare queens of yore. By Waters' definition, politicians like Hillary Clinton pander to single women's desire for government handouts because they ...

Americans Have Less Confidence In Congress Than Just About Anything, Ever

June 20, 2014 Now is not a good time to be a member of Congress, particularly for people who want to inspire "a great deal" of confidence in their fellow Americans. The latest Gallup poll found that only 7 percent of those polled have "a great deal" or "quite a bit" of confidence ...