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Farm Bill Defeat Stuns House Republicans, Food Stamp Cuts Rejected

Farm Bill Defeated In House, Food Stamp Cuts Rejection Stuns Republicans

A farm bill‘s failure to pass in the US House of Representatives Thursday has stunned Republicans. The legislation was expected to pass without difficulty but additions to the bill, which included food stamp cuts, proved to split the Republican dominated House. The farm bill was intended as an important overhaul that would eliminate billions of… Read more »

FBI Drones Have Been Used In America, Director Reveals

FBI drones

FBI drones are used on United States soil. That was the new revelation from FBI directior Robert Mueller, who was testifying Wednesday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Christian Science Monitor drily noted that some senators seemed astonished to learn that the FBI possessed surveillance drones. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IO) had asked if… Read more »

Food Stamps Soda Ban Proposed By 18 US Cities

Food Stamps Soda Ban Proposed By 18 US Cities

A food stamps soda ban is in the works for 18 major United States cities. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, food stamps cuts could harm children in the poorest families. Current statistics show that 47 Americans use food stamps under SNAP. Food stamps soda purchases are especially high, estimated to amount to over $2… Read more »

North Korea: Hitler Mein Kampf Story Makes Kim Jong-Un Angry

North Korea: Hitler Mein Kampf Story Makes Kim Jong-Un Angry

North Korea and Hitler made a not-so-strange pair, but Kim Jong-un is reportedly upset about the story. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, North Korea and Hitler collided when reports suggested that the country’s de facto dictator Kim Jong-Un gave his top officials each a copy of Adolf Hitler’s classic Mein Kampf. An unnamed North Korean official in China… Read more »

NSA Chief Defends Spying On Americans, Claims 50 Foiled Terrorist Plots

NSA Chief General Keith Alexander

NSA Chief General Keith Alexander isn’t apologizing for the National Security Administration and its practice of spying on Americans. In fact, the Chief wants everyone to know that such spying has prevented at least 50 terrorist plots around the world. Speaking during a congressional hearing on Tuesday, Alexander proclaims: “In recent years these programs, together… Read more »

Sarah Murnaghan Lung Transplant Fight A Preview Of Obamacare?

Sarah Murnaghan Lung Transplant Fight A Preview Of Obamacare?

What do Sarah Murnaghan and Obamacare have to do with each other? If some political commentators are correct, the Sarah Murnaghan lung transplant saga might be a preview of Obamacare. The Sarah Murnaghan lung transplant fight began with a 10-year-old girl with end stage cystic fibrosis. Sarah Murnaghan desperately needed a lung transplant in order to survive, but the… Read more »

State Department Allegations Called ‘Baseless’ By US Ambassador

State Department

A US ambassador has responded to a recent spate of State Department allegations from a leaked internal memo, calling them “baseless” and “devastating.” As we reported earlier, an internal State Department memo leaked to the press shows that it’s not just high-level American privacy and press scandals the administration is coping with. They’re also apparently… Read more »

Obamacare Blamed For High US Unemployment Rate, Slow Wage Growth

Obamacare Blamed For High US Unemployment Rate, Slow Wage Growth

Obamacare is being blamed for the continuing high US unemployment rate by some economists. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Obamacare and the May jobs report on the US unemployment rate are being discussed by economists. The US labor market is said to be weak and the US unemployment rate is 7.6 percent. Back in… Read more »

Obama Administration To End Plan B Age Restriction

Plan B age restriction to end

The Obama administration has decided to drop its appeal to enforce an age restriction on the sale of Plan B One-Step contraceptive pills. The decision means that any girl or woman, regardless of her age, will be able to buy Plan B without a prescription. In a letter to US District Judge Edward R. Korman,… Read more »