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Fast and Furious Guns

Judge Hands Obama Defeat On Fast And Furious Records

A federal judge has said President Barack Obama’s claim of executive privilege to block Congress’ from acquiring the records from the botched Fast and Furious guns probe that resulted in thousands of guns to land in Mexico. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the ruling on Tuesday that the Justice Department’s disclosures about its response to the controversial operation undermined Obama’s executive privilege…


Muslim Prayer

Wisconsin Company Bans Muslim Prayers

A manufacturing plant in northeastern Wisconsin has banned Muslims from praying under a new policy announced last week. Areins Manufacturing in Brillion, Wisconsin, said employees can leave work for Muslim prayers only during meal breaks, causing some Muslim employees to call discrimination. “It is absolutely discrimination on its face,” said Adan Hurr, an Areins employee. He told WBAY News that he does enjoy working for the…


Cinnamon Nicole Lottery

Lottery Losses Prompts One Woman To Go Online for Help

A Tennessee woman turned to crowdfunding to help recover the money she lost playing the $1.6 billion Powerball lottery. Going by then name Cinnamon Nicole, she was able to raise just over $800 in the short hours her Powerball Reimbursement Go Fund Me page was active. It has since been taken down. Nicole said she spent all of her money buying tickets thinking she would…


Ted Cruz Citizen

Citizen Eligibility Issue for Cruz Moot, Experts Say

When Texas Sen. Ted Cruz landed on top of the Iowa polls in December, a new campaign message emerged from Donald Trump: Is he eligible? Cruz, who was elected to the U.S. Senate  in 2012, was born in Canada to an American woman and a Cuban man. When he was five, his family relocated to Texas. And while the circumstances of his foreign birth (his…


Rams

St. Louis Rams to relocate to Los Angeles

After months of vague rumors, we now know that the National Football League has indeed voted to relocate the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles. If that were not enough for the United States second largest city, the NFL has also given the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders the option to join the Rams there. The stadium would be located in Inglewood and…


BREAKING: 10 U.S. Sailors Held By Iran

Ten U.S. sailors have been captured by Iran on Tuesday based upon reports from a U.S. senior defense official, CNN is reporting. Based upon the reports, two small U.S. naval boats inadvertently entered Iranian waters while traveling to Bahrain from Kuwait when they were captured. The official is reporting the situation will be resolved quickly. An administration official, not the same source who reported the…


Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan Continuing to Emerge As the Anti-Trump

The dozen remaining Republican candidates continue to flock to Iowa and New Hampshire, continuing the chaotic campaign season that has just fully started. But back home, there is a name continuing to emerge as the person who is appearing to steer his own fortunes to stronger waters; House Speaker Paul Ryan. As the holiday rumor mill hit high gear that a Ryan floor nomination was…


Resolution

Creating a Resolution

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson By Jordan Leasure, BA, DC, CCWP It’s that time of year again where we resolve to be better, different, or more. Surprisingly, 75% of resolutions are maintained for the first week of January! Rounding the turn how are you holding up? We may lose weight, spend more…


Jobs

Economy Adds Jobs, But Wages Fall, In Latest Labor Report

The U.S. economy continued to defy international trends by adding a robust 292,000 jobs in December, the Labor Department reported Friday, a 40,000 increase from the previous month and nearly 100,000 more than projected. But, wages trended downward, again. Labor also reported the unemployment rate at 5 percent, unchanged from November. Average hourly salaries dropped 1 penny. November’s wage gains were a nickel and the…


Powerball

Powerball Just Keeps Climbing

No one was an instant multi-millionaire Wednesday night with the Powerball lottery. The winning numbers of 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 with the Powerball number of 17 appeared on no one’s ticket. The drawing was initially set at $450 million before jumping up to $500 million shortly before the midweek drawing. After no one was determined to be a jackpot winner the pot was increased…