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Stephanie Kelton Goes To Washington

Leading Post Keynesian Modern Monetary Theorist (MMT) and Chair of the Economics Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is leaving there to become the Chief Economist of the Minority at the US Senate Budget Committee. Show More Summary

5 Beauty Lessons We Learned this Year from Victoria's Secret Models

Lucky for us, Victoria's "Secret" seems to be that she hires women who are incredibly gorgeous and hot to show us all how to find our inner sex kitten. Here's what the VS models taught us in the beauty department this year: Lesson 1) Even already-sexy women go for a smoky eye when they want to look sultry. Show More Summary

Chinese Stocks Soar To 4 Year High On Stimulus Hopes As Japan's Economy Implodes; US Futures Rebound

Today, by yet another Obama executive order, overworked Federal workers get a day off. "All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Friday, December 26, 2014, the day after Christmas Day,” the order says. Show More Summary

SF Fed Warns US Equity Valuations Will Be Cut In Half In Next Decade

When "the retirement of the baby boomers is expected to severely cut U.S. stock values in the near future," is the ominous initial sentence from no lesser maintainer-of-the-status-quo than the San Francisco Fed's research department,...Show More Summary

US Government Admits $2.4 Billion Food-Stamps "Mis-Spent"

According to the most recent report from the US Department of Agriculture's Office of Inspector General, government "mis-spent" $2.4 billion on food stamps. While $2.4bn may feel like small amount in the present day of trillion-dollar...Show More Summary

25 US Housing Markets Where Rents Are Falling

The average fair market rent in the 25 US counties where rents are falling the most is 16% below the national average, according to RealtyTrac. The real estate information company analyzed data from the Department for Housing and Urban Development for three-bedroom properties in 543 counties with at least 100,000 residents. Show More Summary

US official tasked with emptying Guantanamo resigns

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The US official responsible for negotiating the transfers of terror suspects from the American-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is leaving his post, the State Department said late Monday. US Secretary of State John Kerry said Cliff Sloan, Washington’s special envoy for Guantanamo closure,...

?Show Us What You'd Write On A Snow-Covered BMW

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Oh BMW. You're marketing department is so cute. Who doesn't love to write little messages on snow-covered windshields? The internet could never, ever possibly bastardize your frozen tidings of good cheer. Read more...

U.S. Demands North Korea Compensate Sony for Hacking

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

This weekend, the US State Department rebuffed North Korea's offer to help investigate the source of the Sony hacks, instead saying that, since they believe North Korea actually ordered the hacks, they should pay Sony.

US State Department Issues World Travel Alert [Breaking]

The US State Department has issued a World Travel Alert following the lone wolf attack and hostage situation in Sydney, Australia. The alert was posted today and expires on March 19, 2015. The World Travel Alert focuses on cautious travel among Americans who may be visiting abroad. Show More Summary

Four Afghan Guantanamo detainees repatriated, says Pentagon

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Four Afghans held for more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay have been sent home, the Pentagon said Saturday, edging President Barack Obama closer towards his goal of closing the controversial US military jail. The Department of Defense said the men — Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani, and...

US Military Tests Magic Bullets & Shark Drone

The Department of Defense is working on bullets that can change direction mid-flight. Meanwhile the US Navy is developing a nautical drone disguised as a shark. Long-time readers will already have guessed the former project is the work of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the real life version of Q from James Bond. Show More Summary

US Plans to Shut Royalty Loophole on Coal Exports

U.S. coal companies will no longer be able to settle royalties at low domestic prices when they make lucrative sales to Asia according to reforms proposed by the Interior Department on Friday.

DOJ: Title VII Covers Gender-Identity Discrimination

The US Department of Justice now reads Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit employment discrimination “based on gender identity, including transgender status.” In a memo to DOJ components and the US Attorneys, dated December 15,...

The Joys Of Being Black: NYPD Plainclothes Cop Brutally Beats 12-Year-Old Child [Video]

They don’t give a f about us NYPD Cop Caught On Camera Punching 12-Year-Old Child Via RawStory A plainclothes New York Police Department officer is being investigated by Internal Affairs after a video in which he rushes up and attac...

Auctions: Army's first surplus Humvee auction brings in $744,000

The first public auction of surplus US Army Humvees has came and went, and to call it a rousing success would be a major understatement. Auctioneers IronPlanet Inc., unloaded 25 trucks on behalf of the Department of Defense's Defense...Show More Summary

Jobless Claims Decline Across The US, But Jump In Two Shale States

We are sure this data is entirely dependable but when continuing jobless claims spike over 6% last week and collapse almost 6% this week - and the labor department says there is nothing unusual - we hold our hands up and laugh. Continuing claims printed 2.37mm (beating expectations) and initial claims dropped 6k to 289k (beating expectations). Show More Summary

MSNBC Guest Defends Sony: ‘This Is Capitalism, Not the State Department

last weekNews : Mediaite

While most of us run around yelling the terrorists won with regard to Sony pulling The Interview from theaters in the face of North Korean threats, Morning Joe Chief Blazer Correspondent Donny Deutsch defended the embattled studio, arguing they made the right business decision.

Leaked Emails Suggest US State Department Approved of The Interview’s Ending

last weekNews : Mediaite

Leaked emails from Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton reveal that he consulted with at least two officials from the US State Department on the controversial film The Interview, and that one of them gave his seal of approval on a scene featuring the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.

5 Beauty Lessons We Learned this Year From Beyonce

Elevator fights, relationship rumors, new music—2014 was a crazy year for Beyonce, but through it all she held it together in the style department. Here's what she showed us about hair and makeup: Lesson 1) When you need to take your sexiness to 11, wet hair is the way to go (and here's how she gets the look). Show More Summary

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