Politics

 

477484225After years of record-low approval ratings, the U.S. Congress’s overall approval score has has finally inched past that of the deadly Ebola virus.

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 →

 

sarah-palin-todayAfter 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 →

 

aquafrackingAs California’s three-year drought continues with no end in sight, water-desperate farmers and agribusinesses in the state are getting creative – by drilling horizontal wells into neighboring Oregon and taking its underground water for themselves.

More than a dozen “aqua-fracking” wells, in which oil-powered machines drill vertically and then horizontally into the earth in order to reach the groundwater, have sprung up along the Oregon border within the past month. The wells go directly under the state border to take Oregon’s water, which is then sent 500 miles south to farms in California’s Central Valley.... Read More →

 

unarmedblackteenAn unarmed black teenager in Arkansas survived a trip to his local grocery store this morning without getting shot by police.

According to a report by WARK news in Fayetteville, 17-year-old Anthony Smith walked two miles to the Marvin’s Food Store in his neighborhood and returned completely unharmed. The extraordinary tale shocked family and friends, and has since captivated the hearts of millions nationwide.... Read More →

 

holderdimonJust after announcing his resignation as U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder has accepted a top job with Wall Street finance giant JPMorgan Chase.

Starting in early November, Holder will serve as JPMorgan Chase’s chief compliance officer, where his responsibilities will include lobbying Congress on the company’s behalf and ensuring it “gets the best deal possible” from any new proposed financial regulations. Holder will also fetch morning coffee and breakfast orders for CEO Jamie Dimon and board members.... Read More →

 

186285546The largest oil field in the world was discovered yesterday just 30 kilometers off Scotland’s coast.

As many Scots reeled from the defeat of their push for independence, the British government announced that the massive oil field has the potential to produce up to 15 million barrels a day, if not more, generating trillions of dollars annually for decades.... Read More →

 

Sarah Palin Launches Book Tour For Her Memoir, "Going Rogue"Sarah Palin has sent her condolences to “Braveheart” actor Mel Gibson in response to the defeat in the vote on Scotland’s independence.

In a letter addressed to Gibson, which was also posted on her Facebook page, Palin congratulated Gibson on his brave attempt to lead Scotland to independence.... Read More →

 

SanFranciscoStrightMarriageThe City of San Francisco banned straight marriage today on the grounds that heterosexual behavior is unnatural and a threat to same-sex relationships.

In a close vote the city’s Board of Supervisors passed a resolution this morning barring opposite sex couples in the city from marrying one another effective immediately. All existing unions between one man and one woman will also be nullified.... Read More →

 

474455397India celebrated the installation of the country’s 100th toilet today.

In a posh ceremony outside Mumbai this afternoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a state-of-the-art dual-gender outhouse, which will serve a crowded government office building on the outskirts of the city.... Read More →

 

WashingtonMonumentBallsThe National Park Service announced plans today for a new visitors’ center at the Washington Monument.

In a press conference this morning, officials unveiled the final design for the long-delayed project. The new addition -- in the shape of two large spheres attached to the monument's base -- hopes to increase revenue generation from the historic site.... Read More →

 

176869786Thanks to the viral success of the ice bucket challenge, which has raised $95 million for the ALS Association, Congress has pledged to slash $1 billion previously budgeted for life-saving medical research.

The $95 million is a drop in the bucket compared to Congress’ budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the government agency that spends billions of dollars a year funding medical research on causes such as ALS, cancer, mental health, diabetes, drug abuse, and strokes.... Read More →

 

georgiavendingmachinesGeorgia has become the first state in the union to legalize handgun vending machines.

In a ceremony today in Atlanta, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Firearms Freedom and Accessibility Act (FFAA), which allows the sale of handguns in automated machines that accept cash, credit and debit cards.... Read More →