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downloadThe man responsible for copy editing the Republicans' response to the State of the Union speech says he supports President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage.

James Evans Jr., who was responsible for editing Utah Sen. Mike Lee's speech for grammar, spelling and other errors, and then transferring the speech onto a teleprompter, said an increase in his wages from the minimum $7.25 an hour to the proposed $10.10 would benefit him.... Read More →

 

PUTIN-STALIN_2677365bRussia's President Vladimir Putin has dedicated the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to brutal Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

During an interview on the state-owned Russia One channel, Putin said bringing the Winter Olympics to Russia confirmed its status as a world power, comparable to the Soviet Union in the Stalin era.... Read More →

 

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The death panels set up under Obamacare ordered their first execution today.

At a hearing this morning in Chicago, the president's Patient Resource Efficiency Board (PREB) ruled that 86-year-old Dorthy Zborknak has outlived her usefulness and sentenced her to death by firing squad.... Read More →

 

FBI-Raid-257x1711A Georgia man was arrested today for failing to enroll in Obamacare.

According to the Atlanta Times, Clint Bellwood, 28, of Sandy Springs was awoken at his home early Monday morning by a team of FBI agents and taken into custody.... Read More →

 

ChristieNJNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is under fire today for allegedly ordering the electricity be shut off at the U.S. attorney's office in Newark, which is investigating the growing George Washington Bridge scandal.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey reported that the power at its Newark office was cut off around 9:30 a.m. Monday, leaving its attorneys and staff members unable to do any work.... Read More →

 

coccainecanadaCanada became the first Western country to legalize the medicinal use of cocaine today.

In a close 158-150 vote the House of Commons passed the Drug Policy Modernization Act (DPMA) ,which allows doctors to prescribe the drug to treat various medical ailments.... Read More →

 

Pope_Francis_at_VargihnaPope Francis has ordered a major expansion of the Vatican's controversial drone program, calling it necessary to protect the church.

"The Vatican has many enemies around the world, and we must take the necessary steps to defend the church and ourselves," Pope Francis said in an official statement. "Unmanned drones are the most effective way to strike at hostile targets -- be they in the Middle East or elsewhere -- while keeping our clergy out of harm's way.... Read More →

 

palin arriveSarah Palin disembarked from a plane in Seoul, South Korea today expecting to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

According to local reports the former Alaskan governor and Republican vice presidential candidate arrived on Asiana flight 459 from Anchorage at 6:30 a.m. local time and took nearly a half hour to realize that she had flown to the wrong country.... Read More →

 

tumblr_mwktt15HU21qj5rqko1_500If you're concerned about the federal government collecting and storing your personal information online, worry no more.

The National Security Agency (NSA) announced today its new Private Data Buy-Back Program, which will allow ordinary citizens to purchase their personal data -- including emails, phone records and browsing histories -- removing them from government servers.... Read More →

 

kanyemandelaKanye West is under fire today for claiming that he will soon be a bigger cultural and civil rights icon than Nelson Mandela.

In an interview with WGCI radio in Chicago, the notoriously self-promoting rapper said that the 95-year-old South African leader's recent death will finally allow people to focus more of their attention on West's own accomplishments.... Read More →

 

105841263_Boris_Joh_289634bLondon Mayor Boris Johnson was outsmarted today when a mentally disabled child placed a stick in front of his bicycle, causing him to trip and fall to the ground.

According to multiple witnesses, Johnson had just left his posh Islington flat when his bike encountered the unexpected obstacle and launched him face-first onto the sidewalk. He suffered only superficial injuries and after a brief round of cursing, continued on his way to work at City Hall.... Read More →

 

IranisrealpressIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemned the West's recent nuclear deal with Iran today in a surprise press conference together in Geneva.

Both leaders traveled to Switzerland to protest the preliminary deal that the United States and five countries reached there on Sunday, claiming the symbolic first step toward peace will harm both countries.... Read More →