Despite hurting Kansas’ economy with his deep tax cuts for the rich and budget cuts on education and social services, Brownback survived a tough reelection challenge in the reliably conservative state from Democrat Paul Davis, who had the backing of state Republicans opposed to Brownback’s policies. In his second term, Brownback, a darling of the Christian right, pledged to continue his agenda.... Read More →
According to election projections from CNN, Oklahoma Question 115 -- which would amend the state’s constitution to declare the supremacy of fundamentalist Islamic law -- went down tonight 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent in a surprisingly close ballot.... Read More →
After Nik Wallenda tightrope walked between two skyscrapers 70 stories above Chicago on Sunday, native Kanye West claimed that he could tightrope walk from Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) to the Hancock building, a distance of two miles and 110 stories tall.
Wallenda, whose feat was witnessed by 20 million viewers with countless social media shares and likes, successfully walked from the Leo Burnett Building to atop the Marina City. Kanye, not to be outdone, made the claim that he also could and would tightrope across the entire city of Chicago.... Read More →
According to local reports, his costume included ‘‘white face,’’ the process of applying makeup to make dark skin appear Caucasian. This is Obama’s sixth consecutive year attending the annual Hollywood Halloween Party, held at Gwyneth Paltrow's mansion in Los Angeles.... Read More →
“I want to congratulate the New York Giants on their hard-fought victory to win the Stanley Cup for the first time,” Palin told the Los Angeles Times. “It shows kids that if you work hard you can accomplish anything.... Read More →
In a little-noticed report released last week, the agency moved the Coca-Cola Company’s cherry-flavored soda from the “sugar-sweetened beverages” list to the one containing apples, oranges, bananas, pears and other whole fruits.... Read More →
According to local reports, this so-called “Halloween Quarantine” will be in effect Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Children who violate the curfew orders will be arrested and their parents will face finds of up to $1,000.... Read More →
According to multiple reports, the nation's largest student lender is employing debt collectors with Tinder profiles posing as young singles looking for dates. When they finally meet their targets in person, the employee demands the debtor pay up.... Read More →
Michigan State will start its third-string quarterback against the University of Michigan this Saturday, claiming it doesn’t need starter Connor Cook to win this week’s rivalry game against the floundering Wolverines.
According to multiple reports out of East Lansing, true freshman Michael Hartley will be under center on Saturday. Hartley, a two-star recruit out of Alpena, was the fifth-stringer until last week when he was promoted after several impressive practices.... Read More →
During a news conference at Dallas Memorial Hospital, Perry told reporters that the vaccine will be shipped to Texas in the coming weeks in order to help the state deal with its Ebola cases – all thanks to a Nigerian doctor.... Read More →
According to a survey of 5,000 Americans conducted by TDC Polling Research, 12.8 percent approved of the job that Congress is doing, compared to 11.7 percent who said they approved of Ebola.... Read More →
After an internet rumor stated that ebola victims in Africa were rising from the grave in the form of zombies, Sarah Palin has launched a campaign questioning President Obama's knowledge on the zombies and what he plans to do about the living dead.
The ebola epidemic that has devastated parts of Africa and has placed virus screening at several U.S. airports has yet to be controlled by local and foreign governments. Over 8,500 people have died from the virus and more people continue to be infected.... Read More →