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Weird: 97 Percent of Justice Department Political Donations Went to Clinton

Of the nearly $2 million that was donated to presidential campaigns by 14 different federal agencies this past year, $1.9 million, or 95 percent,...

The Canadian Politician Who Killed the Tampon Tax Wants to Make Birth Control Free

15 minutes agoNews : Vice News

Member of Parliament Irene Mathyssen is setting her sights on the high cost of birth control after removing the federal tax on tampons last year.

Hillary Clinton on Public Lands, Conservation, and Funding Wildlife Agencies

47 minutes agoHobbies / Hunting : Big Buck Zone

Hunting Clinton touts her environmental record and strongly opposes the sale or transfer of our federal public lands While Hillary Clinton’s position on gun issues is very clear, the same can be said about her stances on conservation. Clinton has long touted her environmental record…

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Standards Published in Federal Register

The second phase of greenhouse gas standards for heavy-duty vehicles were published in the Federal Register yesterday, officially setting the schedule for fuel efficiency and emissions reductions.

NM: U.S. Appeals Court Refuses to Halt Construction of ABQ Rapid Transit

A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected an emergency motion that aimed to halt construction of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project

How to ‘rebrand’ D.C.: Should the region embrace federal government or shun it?

A civic group unveils a bid to improve Greater Washington’s “brand” by touting its workforce and cultural richness.

What Does It Take to Survive Where You Live?

How much does it take to get by where you live? A new report concludes that current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour doesn't come close, anywhere in the United States. It takes more than $15 per hour to earn a living wage in most states. Show More Summary

Consumers Deserve Stronger Online Privacy Protection

On October 7th, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) issued a fact sheet from and blog by the FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler outlining the revisions made in its prior proposal for privacy rules covering Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Show More Summary

Ancient Quasars Cast Light on Mysteries of the Cosmic Web

An international collaboration of astronomers, led by a group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, has used the unrivalled observing power of MUSE on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO's Paranal Observatory to study...

Arpaio Charged with Criminal Contempt

“Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was officially charged Tuesday with criminal contempt of court when a federal judge affixed her signature, a formality that throws the lawman’s political and personal future into a level of crisis never before seen in [...]

Mulberry extract activates brown fat, shows promise as obesity treatment

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Good news for those who want to activate their brown fat (or BAT, brown adipose tissue) without having to be cold: New research, published in The FASEB Journal, suggests that a natural compound in mulberries, called 'rutin,' can activate the BAT in our bodies to increase metabolism and facilitate weight loss.

Early supplementation may help offset early-life stress on the adult brain

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Early-life stress has been shown to impair learning and memory in later life, but new research, published online in The FASEB Journal, suggests that improved nutrition may help offset the negative effects of this stress. Show More Summary

Trump Spends More on Hats Than Polling

Philip Bump, Washington Post: According to the Federal Election Commission filings, Donald Trump's presidential campaign has spent $1.8 million on polling from June 2015 through September of this year (the most recent month for which data are available). Show More Summary

Additional benefit of omega-3 fatty acids for the clearance of metabolites from the brain

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) New research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (found in fish oil), could improve the function of the glymphatic system,...Show More Summary

Justice Department to charge officer in death of Eric Garner

Following a shakeup in the federal case for the death of Eric Garner, the Justice Department is reportedly actively seeking to charge Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who put Garner in the fatal chokehold. On Tuesday, a source in law enforcement...Show More Summary

Making sense of the Wallonian veto

IF CLEVELAND were given the right to veto any potential trade agreement between American and another country, how many trade agreements would ever be enacted? One reasonable guess is: none. If the federal government then deprived Cleveland of the right to veto trade agreements, would that be anti-democratic?

Growing pains for Obamacare - and its customers

Starting next week, many Americans who buy individual health insurance policies will see big increases in premiums — 25% on average for those who shop at the federally operated exchanges established by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. That's particularly bad news for those whose incomes aren't low...

After Fraud, Pentagon Wants Soldiers to Give Back Enlistment Bonuses

Over 9,000 California National Guardsmen and women are being told to pay back their enlistment bonuses, which was due to the actions of an incentives officer [who is serving 30 months in federal prison]. By the way, this has been happening since 2012, according to some military veterans cited in the report. Photo by Like […]

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