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ISIS Has Enough Weapons for Up to Two Years

A new report prepared for the United Nations Security Council warns ISIS possesses sufficient reserves of small arms, ammunition and vehicles to wage its war in Syria and Iraq for up to two years. And that is assuming they do not capture...Show More Summary

HHS’s Foolish Decision to Game Signup Numbers

If this turns out to be true, it ranks as one of the most idiotic decisions made for the sake of political spin. Bloomberg is reporting that HHS secretly included stand alone dental plans in their exchange signup numbers to make them look bigger.

US Navy Considering Discharge of Nurse Who Followed Ethics & Refused to Force-Feed Guantanamo Prisoner

An attorney for a United States Navy nurse facing potentially severe repercussions for refusing to force-feed a Guantanamo Bay prisoner has indicated that the nurse, who has served nearly 18 years in the Navy, may be discharged. He is one of the only known conscientious objectors to force-feeding of prisoners.

Obama Doesn’t Need to Care What People Think

There is one small silver lining to being a lame duck President who led his party to historically bad loses and faces an uncompromising Republican Congress, you can stop caring what people think. It is very limiting, but also liberating.

Goldman Sachs Gained Inside Information From New York Fed

Apparently that recent study showing banking culture is corrupt in essence is not so far off the mark as it has now been revealed that Goldman Sachs received inside information from the New York Federal Reserve. It is not just the banksters...Show More Summary

The First 2016 Candidate Is Jim Webb

In an unexpected move the first official Presidential candidate for 2016 is former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb from Virginia. He announced the launch of his exploratory committee in a letter on Webb2016.

Obama to Announce Executive Action on Immigration

President Barack Obama plans to announce his executive action on immigration today. According to The Washington Post the actions will protect roughly 5 million immigrants from deportation. The announcement will occur this evening with a comprehensive layout of the plan coming Friday in a speech in Las Vegas with Latino supporters.

The Roundup

- Max Blumenthal: "How the Israel Lobby Protected Ukrainian Neo-Nazis" - President Barack Obama praised Saudi Arabia in its fight against the Islamic State; Wait, what? - The fast food movement is going global with workers in the Philippines...Show More Summary

Just below a gathering of Juggalos

What good is being in the ol’ Confederacy without a gathering of dunces?

Where To, What Next

So I got evicted today. There was a small part of me that knew it was coming, having been down this road many times before, just not in the last 12 years. In the courtroom last week, and in the hallway today, listening to people trying to negotiate more time to move their lives and families, was a study in heartbreak.

Louisiana Senate: Mary Landrieu Way Behind in New Poll

The lone outstanding election of 2014 is the Louisiana Senate race because of the state’s unique rules. The election which took place two weeks ago was technically an open primary and since no one got 50 percent of the vote, the general election takes place on December 6th.

The Unexpected Way local Marijuana Taxes Can Impact Public Health

If tax rates vary from city to city some people are going to drive to the next town to get a better deal. How much extra driving that could cause would depend on a huge number of unknowns, but purely for the sake of an illustration let's...Show More Summary

High Court Judge Rules UK Government Not Entitled to Immunity from Claims Brought by Torture & Rendition Victim

A high court judge in the United Kingdom has ruled that a Pakistani detained by British forces in Iraq in February 2004 may proceed with claims against the UK government related to his rendition, torture and detention.

Uber Investigating Executive For Tracking Reporter Using Uber Data

While Uber has yet to fire the executive who called for Uber's media critics to be personally destroyed, it has begun an investigation into Josh Mohrer, Uber's general manager in New York, for possibly tracking a reporter using Uber data raising concerns that people within the company are using private information from Uber users for nefarious purposes.

Overwhelming Support for Change to New York City’s Racist Marijuana Policy

Ending the racist and often illegal way the New York City police have abused the marijuana possession laws enjoys overwhelming support.

Neocons Want To Try Nation-Building In Iraq Again

Max Boot, who will have considerable influence in the new Republican controlled Congress, says that the US must get back into the nation-building business to defeat ISIS.

The Terrible School Policy

Having high school start earlier in the day is associated with a significant increase in motor vehicle accidents, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Keystone XL Fails In Senate

In a somewhat encouraging sign for the country and terrible event for the re-election prospects of Senator Mary Landrieu, the Keystone XL bill died yesterday in the Senate by one vote: 59-41. Landrieu has come to believe that getting the Keystone XL pipeline authorized to be built would help her chances to win a run-off in Louisiana. Show More Summary

The Roundup

- Glenn Greenwald: "On media outlets that continue to describe unknown drone victims as 'militants'" - A new report found 29 of the richest CEOs in the U.S. received more compensation than the U.S. government received in taxes from their companies - Japan is now back into a recession revealing the failure of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his economic policy

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