Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, has said he would not expel members for voicing “old-fashioned” views about homosexuality, including those who describe it as “disgusting”. He was responding to reports of a Ukip online forum in which one of the party’s candidates allegedly used the word to describe gay sex and said that homosexuals were not “normal”.
Mr Farage told BBC Radio 2′s Jeremy Vine Show: “That [...]
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS [...]
(CNN) — Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller has said his agency has pinpointed two “rogue” employees in the agency’s Cincinnati office as being principally responsible for “overly aggressive” handling of Tea Party requests for tax-exempt status over the past two years, a congressional source told CNN on Wednesday.
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Former US president Bill Clinton has joined Twitter as @billclinton following encouragement from his daughter Chelsea and comedian Steven Colbert.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas — Former President George W. Bush says he isn’t interested in playing on the national political stage any longer. But for family, he’s making an exception.
Asked in an interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer whether he thinks his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should run for president in 2016, the ex-president was unequivocal.
“He’d be a marvelous candidate if he chooses to do so. He doesn’t need [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has intercepted a letter addressed to PresidentBarack Obama that contained a “suspicious substance.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired as a city worker, Sheila Pugachlives in a modest home on a quiet street in Albuquerque, N.M., and drives an 18-year-old Subaru.
Pugach doesn’t see herself as upper-income by any stretch, but President Barack Obama’s budget would raise her Medicarepremiums and those of other comfortably retired seniors, adding to a surcharge that already costs some 2 million beneficiaries hundreds of dollars a year each.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under President Barack Obama’s overhaul, the nation’s leading group of financial risk analysts has estimated.
That’s likely to increase premiums for at least some Americans buying individual plans.
The report by the Society of Actuaries could turn into a big headache for the Obama administration at a time when many parts of the country [...]
“Assault” weapons my ass…
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee approved an assault weapons ban on a party-line vote Thursday that signaled how difficult it will be for the proposal to survive in the full Senate.
The Democratic led Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill on a 10-8 vote after rejecting a series of Republican amendments aimed at exempting victims of sexual abuse, people living along the Southwest border and others from [...]
Harvard University administrators secretly searched the emails of 16 deans last fall, looking for a mole who leaked information about a cheating scandal that rocked the Ivy League college, reports claim today.
The Boston Globe today reported that deans on the Administrative Board of the college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who were tasked with investigating the cheating claims, were all secretly targeted.
Last year news leaked to the media that up to 125 students [...]
(CNN) – The U.S. government on Thursday notified 60,000 federal workers responsible for securing borders and facilitating trade that they will face furloughs due to government-wide spending cuts.
Customs and Border Protection said it expects furloughs and other austerity will cause delays at ports of entry, including international arrivals at airports, and reduce the number of border patrol officers on duty at any one time.
David Aguilar, the agency’s deputy commissioner, said it [...]
Both political parties act like they dislike each other, but behind closed doors they buddy up for a drink and make deals.
They put on this show that they disagree with each other, when in fact both political parties are working for the global elite, both political parties are working toward a New World Order.
This is the fall of the republic, the limitations on the government have been whittled away. These [...]
WHITE HOUSE THREATENS WOODWARD: ‘YOU WILL REGRET DOING THIS’
As she celebrates the third anniversary of her Let’s Move! initiative, first lady Michelle Obama told “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts that the country is seeing real “movement” on the issue of childhood obesity.
“We’ve really changed the conversation in this country. When we started, there were a lot of people in this country who would have never thought that childhood obesity was a health crisis. But now we’re starting to see [...]
Chanel. Dior. Armani. Vera Wang. U.S. Postal Service?
The cash-strapped Postal Service announced Tuesday that it has inked a licensing deal with an Ohio-based clothing company to produce a line of apparel dubbed “Rain Heat & Snow.” The attire aims to reach well beyond T-shirts and baseball caps to include “wearable electronics”—like jackets with iPod controls built into the sleeve, USPS spokesman Roy Betts explained to Yahoo News.
The massive city teachers pension fund responded to the horrors of the Newtown massacre by dumping all its stock in guns and ammo makers — but Mayor Bloomberg surprisingly opposed the move.
Bloomberg is one of the nation’s most outspoken critics of the gun industry. As the founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, he’s become a fixture on national news shows and a leading campaigner for sweeping gun control measures that he says [...]
“As part of the anti-corruption crusade, President Vladimir Putin has submitted bill to the lower house of Parliament to prohibit Russian state officials, their spouses and underage children from holding foreign bank accounts.”
“The ban would apply to all high-ranking officials as well as employees of state funds and corporations, and members of the Central Bank’s board. An exception will be made for civil servants working as official Russian representatives abroad.”
WASHINGTON — With studies suggesting that long lines at the polls cost Democrats hundreds of thousands of votes in November, party leaders are beginning a push to make voting and voter registration easier, setting up a likely new conflict with Republicans over a deeply polarizing issue.
White House officials have told Congressional leaders that the president plans to press for action on Capitol Hill, and Democrats say they expect him to [...]
(CNN) – President Barack Obama on Monday reiterated his call for a comprehensive package of steps against gun violence as the focus on possible Senate legislation appeared to narrow to expanded background checks and limited ammunition magazines, rather than a ban on semi-automatic rifles that mimic assault weapons.
Obama took part in a discussion with Minneapolis officials before telling police officers and others that an increase in gun violence nationwide, including the [...]
The danger of local armed conflicts along Russia’s borders exploding into full-scale nuclear war has grown following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia’s chief of staff said on Thursday.
General Nikolai Makarov told the Russian Public Chamber there is a dangerous level of mistrust with former Soviet states that border the country.
“The possibility of local armed conflicts virtually along the entire perimeter of the border has grown dramatically,”Makarov said. “I cannot [...]
Mitt Romney’s campaign ended, but he’s not getting out of politics.
Romney told top Washington bundlers, donors and senior campaign leadership in a meeting Friday morning that he would help out GOP candidates for governor in 2013, during the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race, according to two people who attended the meeting.
Romney also made clear his ambition for elected office has ended, according to another source present.
Romney has [...]
Clinton, who had to postpone testimony because of health issues, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at 9 a.m. and the House Foreign Affairs Committee at 2 p.m. Wednesday. She will be the only person giving testimony in the hearing called, “Terrorist Attack in Benghazi: The Secretary of State’s View.”
I Can understand why old bush is not attending because of his ill health.
I hope “they” not expecting something to happen.
Former President George W. Bush does not plan to attend President Obama’s second inauguration on Monday, joining his father, former President George H.W. Bush, among the living former presidents who are sending regrets, according to several officials with knowledge of inaugural planning.
the list is growing. This is getting interesting.
Well for [...]
The missing word in the election debate is competitiveness. Italy’s economy has lost competitiveness over the past decade or so. Internal labour costs have grown at a faster pace than productivity, and faster than in most of the rest of the world. Since the creation of the euro, Italy’s unit labour costs have risen by about 30 per cent more than the currency area average. Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is featuring eight Americans as “citizen co-chairs” of his inauguration, a new role created to highlight his first-term accomplishments with examples of lives that have either been improved by his actions or inspired his presidency.
Inaugural planners say the honorees include a woman with a brain tumor who no longer is denied health care for a pre-existing condition; an autoworker who got her job back after the [...]
New reports out today from AARP and its Public Policy Institute underscore how the tough economy has taken a toll on the middle class, including those over age 50.
The group says today’s workers are much less likely to enjoy a secure retirement, let alone the kind of retirement that their parents or grandparents enjoyed. They say these workers have seen their incomes fall, their savings shrink, and have gone deeper [...]
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“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s broad effort to reduce gun violence will include proposed bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips as well as more than a dozen executive orders aimed at circumventing congressional opposition to stricter gun control.
Obama was to announce the measures Wednesday at a White House event that will bring together law enforcement officials, lawmakers and children who wrote the president [...]
It has started. If this don’t get your attention, nothing will. You’ll remember a year or so go, Obama hired an astronomical amount of IRS agents. Well it wasn’t for doing your tax returns.
This is some 21 minutes long, but please watch it.
IRS raids , listen up Sheriff’s
St. John code enforcement officers will lose badges and vehicles borrowed from the sheriff’s office
Sheriff Tregre said law enforcement and code enforcement [...]
President Barack Obama plans to name White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew tomorrow as his choice for Treasury secretary, replacing Timothy F. Geithner, a person familiar with the process said.
Lew, 57, who also has served as director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been offered the Treasury post by Obama, according to the person, who asked for anonymity to discuss personnel matters.
Geithner, 51, the only remaining member of [...]
Republicans are already pushing back against President Obama’s justconcluded “fiscal cliff” address, in which Obama said a deal is near but not yet at hand and urged further pressure on Congressional Republicans.