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[VIDEO] 3 Guys Steal Food in the McDonalds Drive-Thru— Then post the Video of Their Crime! (WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE)

Here’s a message to the crooks of the world, brought to you by Captain Obvious: if you are going to steal something, do not put it on video and then

Pentagon To Resume Recruiting Foreign-Born

The Pentagon is resuming the recruitment of volunteers not born in the United States. Attorney Margaret Stock, an immigration lawyer and retired Army lieutenant colonel, said on Monday that the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, or MAVNI, program could resume before the end of the year, but certainly in January… Most MAVNI applicants [...]

Man Overheard Bragging About Cop Killing “I’m going to kill another cop’ ‘The cop should have been white that was killed’ Being Held

Some people are so stupid that you wonder how it is they remember to breathe. Elvin Payamps is evidently one of these people, as he had the bright idea to

NO UNIFORM SAFE: Firefighter wounded in station house DRIVE-BY shooting [Video]

It would seem it is open season out there on those brave warriors wearing uniforms and who serve the American public. Cowards and radicals are now shooting at firefighters –


HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Chicago (22%), Philadelphia (35%) Law Schools Suffer Large Enrollment Declines.

For A Blog's Tenth Anniversary, The Perfect Gift Is... Cash

For ten years, we've been here. We've provided breaking news, analysis, music and even humor. If you don't like what one of us writes, don't worry -- there's always someone else at C&L you'll want to read. We're asking that you show your support by making a contribution. Show More Summary

NSA Quietly Releases a New Report Detailing ‘Unauthorized’ Spying on American Citizens ‘thousands of times per year’

What would it take to get Congress to finally rein in the NSA? Apparently, there’s nothing that the NSA can do that will spur Congress to action, as even a

First Do No Harm

29 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

The defense also filed an extremely unusual motion worth noting and discussing. They titled it, Motion to Protect Defendant from Prejudicial Effects of "Supporters" Demonstrations at Courthouse. I have never seen or heard of a motion like this. Most defendants in death penalty cases don't have many supporters. They come and go quietly.

Teen with rare disease is pleasantly surprised after being pulled over by cop [Video]

Audra Daniloff, only 17, faced death not long ago. She was only given a 20% chance of surviving HLH — a condition where the immune system becomes overstimulated, damaging a

Putin Caps Vodka Prices in Russia

Reuters: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government on Wednesday to rein in rising vodka prices, as he battles to preserve his popularity amid an aggravating economic crisis. Putin told a meeting with government officials...Show More Summary

Alaska Oil Revenue Goes from Bad to Worse

Dermot Cole, Alaska Dispatch News: We don't know if oil prices near $70 or lower are a short-term phenomenon or a sign of things to come. The OPEC nations met Thursday in Vienna to plot strategy, deciding to keep their production quotas the same. Show More Summary

Unearthed Nuggets From Jeb Bush’s Email Trove

Want to know former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s views on affirmative action? How he kicked smoking? Whether he agreed to a Barbara Walters interview? The answers lie in a trove of hundreds of thousands of emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal under Florida public records law.

Friday Evening Open Thread: Let the Year-End Thumbsuckers Begin!

After much deliberation, I've named Doing Something Ignorant/Embarrassing And Then Sternly Saying "That's Not Us" as the Most 2014 Thing. — David Roth (@david_j_roth) December 23, 2014.. If we’re lucky, there’s not gonna be much actual capital-N News produced over the next week or so. So… what’s on the agenda for the evening? This space reserved for your ad.

IT’S COME TO THIS: Anti-DeBlasio Banner Flown Over New York City. Rank and file New York City po…

IT’S COME TO THIS: Anti-DeBlasio Banner Flown Over New York City. Rank and file New York City police officers dramatically escalated their feud with Mayor Bill De Blasio Friday. A group of them reportedly hired a plane to fly over the city while carrying a banner that said: “De Blasio Our Backs Have Turned To […]

Paid sick leave gains steam in 2014

This is why the U.S. needs more paid sick leave laws. Paid sick leave is one of the many things that almost all other developed nations guarantee and the United States does not. But it's also on the list of things that's picking up momentum...Show More Summary

Speak Up and Give Back if You Want the Economy to Improve

The holiday season is supposed to be a time of giving. We give presents, money and love. We give to show we care, and we give to share our good fortune. But giving isn't what it used to be. Years ago, the richest Americans gave a lot more of their income than they do now. Show More Summary

Stand and Deliver

In a political stunt of a lawsuit, Texas and other states claim the White House's immigration initiatives announced on Nov. 20, 2014 are illegal. The problem is that the suit has no legs, because the plaintiffs lack "standing" to sue. In a definitive 55-page memo filed on Dec. Show More Summary

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