Democrat Barrett concedes Wisconsin recall election defeat

ShareThis Democrat Barrett concedes Wisconsin recall election defeat 05 Jun 2012 Democratic challenger Tom Barrett conceded Wisconsin’s recall election to Republican Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday, saying he hoped the deeply divided state would now come together. With 85 percent of the vote counted, Walker had about 55 percent of the ballots to 44 percent […]

Leon Panetta: US to deploy 60 percent of navy fleet to Pacific

ShareThis Leon Panetta: US to deploy 60% of navy fleet to Pacific 01 Jun 2012 The US is planning to move the majority of its warships to the Asia-Pacific region by 2020, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has revealed. He said that by 2020 about 60% of the US fleet would be deployed there, in the […]

9/11 truther leading Egyptian presidential race

ShareThis 9/11 truther leading Egyptian presidential race 21 May 2012 An Islamist who believes that the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States were an American conspiracy [which, of course, it was] is the front-runner in Egypt’s presidential race, a new poll shows. Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, formerly a leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, led the […]

Auto Insurance Site Says Marijuana Users Are Safer Drivers

  (Steve Elliott)   There’s yet another study now that concludes marijuana users are better drivers, especially when compared with those who use alcohol behind the wheel. Twenty years of study has concluded that marijuana smokers may actually be getting a bad rap and that they may actually have fewer accidents than other drivers.  The website 4AutoinsuranceQuote.org put […]

Army Suicides Up 80 Percent Since Iraq War Start

ShareThis Army Suicides Up 80 Percent Since Iraq War Start 08 Mar 2012 The number of suicides in the U.S. Army rose by 80 percent after the United States launched the war on Iraq, American military doctors reported on Thursday. From 1977 to 2003, the tally of Army suicides had trended slightly downwards, and was […]

States finding tough climate for gas tax proposals

From FOXNews.com | Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As if gas prices weren’t high enough, several states across the U.S. are looking to raise fuel taxes they say are needed to pay for roads and bridges that are outdated, congested and in some cases, dangerous. Maryland’s governor is proposing a phased-in 6 percent sales tax […]

States finding tough climate for gas tax proposals

From FOXNews.com | Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As if gas prices weren’t high enough, several states across the U.S. are looking to raise fuel taxes they say are needed to pay for roads and bridges that are outdated, congested and in some cases, dangerous. Maryland’s governor is proposing a phased-in 6 percent sales tax […]

Is Diet Soda Harmful? Addictive?

Heart Attack and Stroke: Drinking diet sodas daily may increase the risks for heart attack and stroke and other vascular events by 43 percent, but no such threat exists with regular soft drinks or with less frequent consumption of diet soda. These results come from a study including more than 2,500 adults published online in […]

Michigan’s Most Fervent Tea Partiers Backed Santorum

If they prefer a big-government social conservative, what’s the point of their movement? By Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic CNN’s Michigan exit poll had a nugget of information that caught my eye: Republican voters who “strongly supported” the tea party favored Rick Santorum. Forty-five percent of that subgroup cast a ballot for the former Pennsylvania senator. […]

GE Paid Just 2.3 Percent in Federal Taxes Over Last 10 Years on More Than $81 Billion in Profits

Madison Ruppert | Thanks to tax loopholes and deductions, General Electric (GE) was able to pay a mere 2.3 percent in federal taxes on over $ 81 billion in profits over the last 10 years, according to analysis of the corporation’s tax filings conducted by Citizens for Tax Justice.             […]