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Julia Gillard: Atheist, Childless, And Prime Minister Of Australia!

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Julia Gillard was Australian Prime Minister until a few hours ago when she lost the battle for her party’s leadership to former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. Of course, politics is a “dirty business” all the world over, and leaders come and go all the time. The media will be full of the intricate details of… Read more »

Texas Abortion Bill SB5 Fails To Pass

Texas Abortion Bill Fails To Pass

The Texas abortion bill, SB5, failed to pass the state senate on Tuesday night. While reports have said that a vote on the bill did take place, Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst confirmed early Wednesday morning that the bill was dead. The legislation’s debate was marked by a filibuster launched by Senator Wendy Davis, a… Read more »

Filibuster To Kill Texas Abortion Law Ended Three Hours Short

Filibuster To Kill Texas Abortion Law Has Fallen Three Hours Short

Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis, 50, seems to have fallen short of the 13 hours needed to complete the filibuster after doing 10 hours before the chairman ruled that she had gone off topic. Davis took to the floor of the chamber late Tuesday morning to attempt a 13-hour filibuster to block the Texas Abortion Bill…. Read more »

Obama Power Plants EPA Directive Would Ruin Economy, Claims Coal Industry

Obama Power Plants EPA Directive Would Ruin Economy, Claims Coal Industry

  Obama says power plants in the United States must have stricter emissions controls for any using coal as their power source. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, when it comes to climate change, Obama stated that “we don’t have time for the Flat Earth society” in reference to Republicans who were opposing his environmental policies,… Read more »

Edward Snowden Extradition Request Denied By Russia

Edward Snowden Extradition Russia

NSA leaker Edward Snowden is currently residing in Russian where officials have refused a US demand for his immediate extradition. Russian officials admitted on Tuesday that Snowden had crossed the country’s border, but Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov says his country has nothing to do with Snowden’s future travel plans. Lavrov would not give the exact… Read more »

Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision Limits Racial Policies On Campus

Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision Limits Racial Policies On Campus

The Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision is actually fairly limited in scope. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a previous Supreme Court decision on the fifth amendment is proving to be unpopular. Basically, the Supreme Court’s Fifth Amendment decisions say that simply hearing your rights is not enough. As an American citizen you have to… Read more »

Edward Snowden’s Pardon Petition Reaches 100,000 Signatures

Edward Snowden Petition Reaches Goal

A petition to pardon Edward Snowden has reached its goal of 100,000 signatures. The petition asks that President Obama pardon the NSA leaker and under Whitehouse.gov guidelines 100,000 signatures is supposed to elicit an official response from the administration. The We The People petition demands that Edward Snowden be pardoned from any crime he may… Read more »

Snowden Faces Extradition From Hong Kong But Has Already Fled

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UPDATE: Wikileaks has now confirmed in a statement that Edward Snowden is seeking asylum in Ecuador. UPDATE: Edward Snowden has landed in Moscow, where he is not allowed to leave the airport because he doesn’t hold a Russian visa. There is some circumstantial evidence being posted by RT.com that he may be meeting with diplomats… Read more »

Obamacare 40 Hours ‘Fix’ Will Increase Full Time Employment Up From 30

Obamacare 40 Hours 'Fix' Will Increase Full Time Employment Up From 30

The Obamacare 40 hours fix will increase full time employment hours to 40 from the previously defined 30 hours per week. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, an Obamacare hiring freeze is causing small businesses to either downsize or cut hours. Although many Americans consider full time employment to be 40 hours, there is no universally accepted… Read more »

Obamacare Hiring Freezes, Firings Affect Half Of Small Businesses

Obamacare Hiring Freezes, Firings Affect Half Of Small Businesses

An Obamacare hiring freeze is affecting half of small businesses according to a recent poll. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, some economists are blaming Obamacare for the high unemployment rate and a weak labor market. The Obamacare hiring freeze is affecting middle class Americans greatly. About 41 percent of small businesses claim Obamacare has caused… Read more »

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

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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 »