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IRS Gay Marriage Tax Issues Increased After Supreme Court DOMA Decision

IRS Gay Marriage Tax Issues Increased After Supreme Court DOMA Decision

IRS gay marriage taxes are increasing after the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, gay marriage in England is now legal thanks to Queen Elizabeth. No announcement has been made whether British gay couples will see their taxes rising, as well. Starting April, 2014, same sex couples will be required to… Read more »

Black Panthers Rally For Trayvon Martin Brings Only Three People

Black Panthers Rally For Trayvon Martin Brings Only Three People

A Black Panthers rally for Trayvon Martin drew a “crowd” of only three people. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Black Panthers bounty for George Zimmerman resurfaced recently. The New Black Panther Party’s bounty is a $10,000 reward for a “dead or alive” capture of George Zimmerman: “We’re going to force our government to… Read more »

Christine O’Donnell Claims IRS Illegally Breached Tax Records

Christine O'Donnell Tax Records May Have Been Illegally Breached By IRS

Christine O’Donnell, former Delaware Tea Party candidate, has claimed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) illegally breached her tax records in 2010. The revelation came to O’Donnell by way of Dennis Martel, a US Treasury Department agent, who passed along the warning in January, O’Donnell said in comments to the Washington Times. O’Donnell said that she… Read more »

16-year-old Intern Questions White House, Jay Carney Not Amused [Video]

Three members of the only undefated NFL team in history will not go to the White House.

The Daily Caller, a conservative publication, sent a 16-year-old intern to the daily briefing at the White House and Jay Carney was not amused. Gabe Finger, a 16-year-old high school junior doing an internship at The Daily Caller, asked White House spokesman Jay Carney if President Barack Obama was providing protection to George Zimmerman and… Read more »

Stand Your Ground Law History Prior To George Zimmerman Trial

Anti-Gun Group Does Stand Your Ground PSA; Recreates Trayvon Martin Shooting

Stand Your Ground laws are under after the George Zimmerman trial despite Zimmerman waiving his right to the Stand Your Ground immunity during a pre-trial hearing. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Stand Your Ground opponents proposed a Florida orange juice boycott. Recent reports also show that black defendants in Florida appear to successfully invoke… Read more »

Three Hop Query: NSA Collecting Way More Data Than Originally Thought

Three Hop Query Puts Egg Back On NSA Face

“Three hop query” may be a term that you hear more of after Wednesday’s oversight hearing involving testimony from NSA Deputy Director Chris Inglis to the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. Inglis said that NSA analysts are allowed to perform “a second or third hop query” [emphasis The Inquisitr] during questioning. How is this a… Read more »

Nate Silver’s 2014 Predictions Say A Republican Senate Majority More Likely

Nate Silver's 2014 Predictions Say A Republican Senate Majority More Likely

Nate Silver’s 2014 political predictions say Republicans might retake control of the Senate from Democrats. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, pollster Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight gained fame in 2012 when he almost accurately calculated in advance President Obama winning by a certain margin. Many other 2012 predictions and polls, including Gallup, were favoring Mitt… Read more »

Obamacare ‘Nightmare Scenarios’ Will ‘Shatter’ Health Benefits, Says Unions

Obamacare 'Nightmare Scenarios' Will 'Shatter' Health Benefits, Says Unions

Obamacare “nightmare scenarios” raised by Union bosses will shatter health benefits for middle class Americans. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Obamacare implementation in California could be a disaster in terms of identity theft and fraud according to the California insurance commissioner. Another study claims the Affordable Care Act could cause people to leave… Read more »

Samantha Power’s United Nations Nomination Draws Backlash

United Nations ambassador

Samantha Power, the US United Nations ambassador nominee, is coming under fire for comments critical of American military actions and foreign aid. Before becoming a political activist and White House National Security Aide in 2010, Power was a journalist. The proposed United Nations ambassador form the United States reportedly compared some war on terrorism tactics… Read more »

Bachmann Aide Arrested With Theft Charges

Michelle Bachmann's Top Aid Suspect In Theft Investigation

A Michele Bachmann aide was arrested recently after an investigation charged the staffer with theft at the Rayburn House Office Building. The arrest occurred last Thursday; however, it was not made public knowledge by authorities until late Monday. The suspect, Javier Sanchez, 37, is known as a top aide to Bachmann, a Republican representative from… Read more »

George Zimmerman Civil Rights Suit Should Target Prosecutors, Claims Harvard Prof

George Zimmerman Civil Rights Suit Should Target Prosecutors, Claims Harvard Prof

The George Zimmerman prosecutors violated the civil rights of George Zimmerman himself and committed “criminal actions” according to famed Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Al Sharpton says George Zimmerman will face a civil rights lawsuit. Eric Holder of the Department of Justice is apparently willing to pick up… Read more »

Gay Marriage Ban Repeal Shot Down In Arkansas

Gay Marriage Ban Repeal Sent Back To Arkansans For Equality

A gay marriage ban repeal proposal in Arkansas has been found lacking by the state’s Democratic Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. The ballot title was filed by Arkansans for Equality shortly after the US Supreme Court rejected the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June. According to KARK, McDaniel’s reasoning was that the attempt at a… Read more »

Carl Bernstein Says The Guardian’s Greenwald Out Of Line

Carl Bernstein Greenwald is out of line.

During the MSNBC show, Morning Joe, Carl Bernstein said that Glenn Greenwald’s statement that the US should be on its knees, begging that nothing happens to Edward Snowden is out of line. Bernstein, of Watergate fame, made the comments after host Mika Brzezinski read, on air Glenn Greenwald’s remarks concerning Snowden’s threats to release more… Read more »

George Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict? Trayvon Riots Seem Unlikely

George Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict? Trayvon Riots Seem Unlikely

If the George Zimmerman verdict is not guilty Trayvon riots are deemed unlikely. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, days before the George Zimmerman trial even ended people were calling for Trayvon riots. Does A George Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict Automatically Mean Trayvon Riots? Some people are upset that the Justice Department organized the Trayvon… Read more »

SHIELD Act Stalled In Congress, Power Grid Remains Vulnerable

SHIELD Act stalled

The SHIELD Act is stalled in Congress because the Energy and Commerce Committee Chair has yet to schedule hearings on the legislation. Republican Arizona Representative Trent Franks sponsored the Secure High-Voltage Infrastructure for Electricity and Lethal Damage Act. The bill would install surge protectors at the site of about 300 electric transformers around the country…. Read more »

Food Stamps Cuts Left Undone, SNAP Fully Funded For Now

Food Stamps Cuts Left Undone, SNAP Fully Funded For Now

Food stamps were not part of the recently passed Farm Bill of 2013, so where does that leave the proposed food stamps cuts? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, food stamps used to be part of the Farm Bill, but Republicans recently separated food stamps from the Farm Bill in order to get it passed…. Read more »

Colorado Secession Legal Rights To Secede Explained

Colorado Secession Legal Rights To Secede Explained

The Colorado secession has people wondering whether Colorado seceding is even legal. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Colorado secession would actually only include the northern rural regions of Colorado. So, technically, these counties seceding from Colorado would only be forming a new 51st US state, not seceding from the United States entirely. They’re… Read more »

Republican Party Chairman Saves Woman From Burning Car

Republican Party Chairman Saves Woman Crash Victim From Burning Car

South Dakota’s Republican Party Chairman saved a woman crash victim by pulling her from a burning car last week, according to a report from KELOland.com. South Dakota GOP Chairman Craig Lawrence was returning from his cabin in northern Minnesota when he witnessed an approaching car lose control. In comments to the news station’s website, Lawrence… Read more »

Mitt Romney ‘Kingmaker’? New Hampshire Return Planned

Mitt Romney Returns, Could Be A 'Kingmaker'

Mitt Romney, “Kingmaker”? One political expert admits it’s a possibility. The former presidential candidate will return to politics in August as part of a fundraiser for the New Hampshire GOP, according to a late Thursday report from Deseret News. Romney has kept quite the low profile following his defeat in the 2012 presidential election, and… Read more »

Food Stamps Axed In Farm Bill

Food Stamps Cuts Separated From Farm Bill

Food stamps are a point of contention in America, with many opposing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, as a wasteful and bloated drain on the budget. In America, about 15 percent of citizens in a slowly recovering economy rely on food stamps to obtain necessary groceries — but not diapers, toilet paper or… Read more »

Edward Snowden Gives Public Statement At Moscow Airport

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden met Friday at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow with representatives of several human rights organizations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. He also took questions afterwards. According to a transcript of the statement tweeted by Wikileaks, the meeting began at 5 PM local time and ran around 45 minutes. Wikileaks legal advisor Sara… Read more »

White House First Stands By Obama Trayvon Comments, Then Doesn’t

Three members of the only undefated NFL team in history will not go to the White House.

The White House is sending conflicting reports in the Trayvon Martin case. Back in March of 2012, President Obama made emotional remarks during a press conference in the Rose Garden stating, If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon. I think [Martin’s parents] are right to expect that all of us as Americans… Read more »