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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 ...

A Solution to Paying for Infrastructure Projects That Doesn't Involve the Postal Service

June 19, 2014 Two senators are working on a bill to raise the federal gasoline and fuel tax to boost the Highway Trust Fund. Finally. Sens. Bob Corker (a Republican) and Chris Murphy (a Democrat) are working on a bill that would raise the federal gas tax by 12 cents over two years ...

Bergdahl Was Discharged from the Coast Guard for Psychological Reasons Before He Joined the Army

June 11, 2014 Bowe Bergdahl's armed forces troubles started in 2006, when he was discharged from the Coast Guard for "psychological reasons," leading to the question: How did he end up in the Army? One explanation is that not many people wanted to fight in the Iraq War. When Bergdahl enlisted in 2008, ...

Child Migrants Claim They're Being Abused By U.S. Border Officials

June 10, 2014 Some of the tens of thousands of children who have crossed the border since 2011 claim that they've been physically and verbally abused by border patrol agents while in their custody. Documents obtained by BuzzFeed via the Freedom of Information Act didn't specify whether the claims were ever substantiated or ...