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  • Capitol Dome damage is so bad, 'We're going to lose it,' warns senator

    Lawmakers are rallying around the 150-year-old U.S. Capitol Dome, weather-whipped and torn open by acid rain, worried that if an 11th-hour restoration isn’t fully funded, its most important traits could be lost forever.

  • Poll: Voters by 3-to-1 say media will help Hillary Clinton over a GOP foe

    She hasn’t even announced her bid for president yet, but voters, by a margin of more than three to one, believe that an adoring media will favor Hillary Clinton over the eventual Republican presidential nominee in 2016. A new Rasmussen Reports survey reveals that 41 percent of all voters...

  • EPA says CO2, cow-pig manure and urine rank 1-2-3 as global warming threat

    Warmer winter weather, which many environmentalists blame on global warming, actually helped to cut emissions of global warming-causing greenhouse gasses to the lowest level in a decade, according to a new EPA report on climate change. In the EPA's “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

  • PETA scolds Michelle Obama over using real eggs for Easter Egg Roll

    PETA is urging first lady Michelle Obama to substitute fake eggs for the 19,000 real ones to be used in Monday's Easter Egg Roll, claiming that egg production is cruel and eating them unhealthy and a violation of her “Let's Move!” agenda. In a video featuring young girls playing to the...

  • White House 'taxpayer receipt' shows 25% of income taxes go to health care

    As a thank you for paying taxes today, the White House has written up a “2013 Federal Taxpayer Receipt” that shows most income tax, 25.19 percent, goes to health related areas, after accounting for Medicare and Social Security. “Want to know how your federal taxes are spent? President...

  • Vermont's Bernie Sanders uses Rush Limbaugh, Fox to push his 2016 run vs. Hillary Clinton

    Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is using Rush Limbaugh and Fox News to promote his uphill 2016 presidential bid against Hillary Clinton, suggesting that the right is afraid of his progressive efforts to pull the Democrat to the left. In his daily news wrap-up, Sanders notes that...

  • Cost of filing taxes: 15 hours of 'lost time'

    Simply filing taxes and complying with Uncle Sam's tax code costs the U.S. 6.1 billion hours and $224.3 billion, a jaw-dropping amount that when reduced to individual filers totals $90 billion in "lost time" to meet the April 15 tax filing deadline, according to a "tax day" analysis. The...

  • State economy showdown: Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Mike Pence vs. Chris Christie

    A new report that gauges the economic future of all 50 states could weigh on the 2016 GOP primaries by showing that low tax states such as Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin have a much better outlook than high taxers like New Jersey.

  • Mainstream Media Scream: MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski says of Obama, 'Praise Jesus!'

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski and her ?Praise Jesus!' moment at the White House helping President Obama push for "Paycheck Fairness Act" April 9. Co-host Joe Scarborough: “Speaking of women, yesterday, a big event at the White...

  • Free ride? Democrats failing to field challenger to Eric Cantor

    In a “never mind” move, Richmond, Va., Democrats have been forced to cancel their planned May 3 convention to pick a challenger to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor because nobody stepped forward to take him on. The Henrico County Democratic Committee made the surprise move after presumed...

  • HHS pick decries D.C. bickering, says more done during Clinton impeachment

    Washington's acid partisanship responsible for policy gridlock is even worse than during the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, according to President Obama's pick to replace resigning Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, currently the...

  • 'Tax Man' Obama has sought 442 tax increases

    April 15 is a hard day for many, as their annual federal tax bill comes due. But it could have been worse.

  • Most prefer random name out of phone book to current Congress

    Voter disgust with Congress has hit a new low, with just 9 percent wishing that the current House and Senate be re-elected and half of voters feeling that people picked randomly out of a telephone book would do better than the officeholders of today. Rasmussen Reports revealed in a Sunday poll...

  • Zogby Report Card: Obamacare hate threatens Democrats in midterms

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama's signature health care reform is dragging Democrats down. "President Obama got some chilling news from a USA Today/Pew poll this week. Americans who oppose his health care law say they are significantly...

  • Sunk: Climate change threatens to flood world's largest Navy base, warns Gov. Terry McAuliffe

    Recently elected Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is warning that global warming could raise sea levels high enough to flood the Hampton Roads region, home to the world's largest naval base, without immediate and “smart decisions.” Addressing an environmental summit this week at...



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