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It is certainly possible that the Cincinnati Office of the IRS looked more dubiously into tax exemption claims from various “Tea Party” groups than others. But there are a few logical reasons this should probably have occurred. There are two things true about “Tea Party” groups — They HATE government and they REALLY HATE paying [...]
Hadouken! - Levitate.
This weekend brings brings two great America traditions to a head: Barbecue and Liberace. Steven Soderbergh's (possibly) final film, Behind the Candelabra airs on Sunday night, the eve of Monday's eruption of charring ecstasy. My grandmother loved Liberace and watched him weekly; I thought he was fascinatingly creepy, a vibe was only heightened by his appearance on Batman.
On March 29 ExxonMobil, the most profitable company in the world, spilled at least 210,000 gallons of tar sands crude oil from an underground pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas. The pipeline was carrying tar sands oil from Canada, which flooded family residences in Mayflower in thick tarry crude. Show More Summary
U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) says federal aid to his home state after the tornado should be offset by spending cuts elsewhere. We'll see how well the ideological integrity holds up if offsets aren't quickly found, but nevertheless, the question of how to fund disaster relief is increasingly urgent. Show More Summary
Today the British House of Commons gave for a second time its overwhelming approval to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, voting 366 to 161 at the bill's third reading. In February, the same body overwhelmingly approved the bill by...Show More Summary
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Three days after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress passed a joint resolution called an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). Show More Summary
After my surgery and later issuance of a new birth certificate last November, I wanted to apply to the Department of the Navy (DON) to change my recorded gender. The Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) keeps track...Show More Summary
The government had previously indicated it would present all evidence related to all charges, regardless of the fact that Pfc. Bradley Manning pled guilty to some of the offenses he faced. But, in military court today, a military prosecutor...Show More Summary
Members of one of Occupy Wall Street's offshoots, Occupy Our Homes, were arrested Monday and Tuesday demonstrating outside the headquarters of the Department of Justice in Washington.
Apparently, concerns about government abuse of civil liberties highly depends on who is in control of the government. While Republican and Independents disapprove of the Justice Department's obtaining the AP phone records, a plurality of Democrats support it. From Pew:
It has become increasingly well-known that President Barack Obama considers whistleblowers or alleged leakers to be individuals who deserve no protections whatsoever. Recently, with the seizure of the Associated Press' records and the...Show More Summary
Back in 2011 the Census Bureau started releasing an alternative measure of income known as the supplemental poverty measure. It takes into account things like government in-kind benefits and necessary out-of-pocket medical costs. The...Show More Summary
The new head of the CIA National Clandestine Service, Francis "Frank" Archibald, is listed in the Wikileaks Cables as authoring a confidential report from the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan regarding the naming of the embassy legal attache in a detainee torture case. Show More Summary
A final pretrial hearing in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning is being held today at Fort Meade in Maryland. Decisions on how to handle testimony from classified witnesses during the trial, which begins on June 3, are expect...
White House Spokesman Jay Carney's earlier statements regarding White House knowledge of the IRS scandal failed to disclose that the President's Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, knew about the situation weeks before the IRS report was published adding another name to the list of people who surrounded President Obama that knew about the report while the president did not.
? “Timothy Geithner Is Key to IRS Scandal“. Apparently, the chain of command goes from Steve Miller > Doug Shulman > Timothy Geithner > White House. And yet, “Geithner’s name just keeps not coming up”. Will it in the future? ? Sen. Rand...Show More Summary
Oklahoma was hit hard by a series of tornado outbreaks. By far the worst appears to be at a school in Moore, Oklahoma. Tornadoes this time of year in that part of the country are not exactly unheard of, but the frequency and intensity of this outbreak is disturbing. Several organizations are available for providing [...]
The Doors - When The Music's Over From The Doors Facebook page... ...Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, passed away today at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. Show More Summary
This goes back to the whole “I can’t go there without a sidearm” kind of thing I was talking about before, where you assume people who don’t live in your neighborhood aren’t real. They don’t, say, get up and go to work or come home and sit on their porch reading or listening to the game. Show More Summary