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House Expects a TPA Vote as Early as Friday

House Speaker John Boehner announced that Congress is nearing the end of negotiations to bring about passage of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill deemed critical towards securing passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Thus far, James Dondero… Continue Reading →

Department of Homeland Security Finds 73 Airline Employees with Links to Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security has identified 73 airline employees who have links to terrorist activities, according to a new report. The links were discovered when a new Inspector General took over command of the agency. According to the report,… Continue Reading →

Governor Chris Christie Will Outlaw Weed!

Governor Chris Christie is currently in charge of the great state of New Jersey, but he has aspirations to become the President of the United States. However, several people do not wish Governor Chris Christie luck in the 2016 presidential… Continue Reading →

Bruce Jenner Announces She is Now Caitlyn Jenner

The man who won the gold medal in the 1976 Olympics and adorned the box cover of Wheaties cereal for years now covers the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. The former Bruce Jenner is now Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn used the… Continue Reading →

In-Person Bullying Is Still Worse Than the Internet Variety

Cyberbullying has been much in the news lately. It has gotten bad enough in certain instances for some deaths in the U.S. to have been attributed to it. A study published by the American Psychological Association, however, has indicated that… Continue Reading →

Nia Guzman Using Baby Royalty For Child Support

Chris Brown has been doing everything he can to be a great dad for his daughter Royalty. It seems like just yesterday the only woman in Chris’s like was Karrueche but now it’s all about Royalty. Not only is Chris… Continue Reading →

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to Announce Presidential Campaign in the Coming Weeks

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal made it clear that he will announce his presidential campaign later this month. Jindal, a first generation American from Indian parents, was first elected governor back in 2007. At the time, voter frustration with the slow… Continue Reading →

NSA Spying Victory May Not Be All Great

Rand Paul’s NSA Victory May Be Costly In lawmaking, the Patriot Act has been a key issue for politicians ever since its creation back in 2001. As of 2015, the act has now been changed somewhat. On Sunday, the Senate… Continue Reading →

Texas Open Carry Passes Allowing Holstered Guns in Public

Lawmakers in Texas have approved new legislation to reverse a law pre-dating the Civil War. The new law will allow residents of the second most populated state in America to obtain licenses to carry holstered weapons in public. Texas is… Continue Reading →

Senator Rand Paul Vows to Kill the Patriot Act on Sunday

On Sunday, the United States Senate will convene early from the Memorial Day recess to vote on passage of the Freedom Act, a revised version of the Patriot Act. As per existing Senate rules, the majority leader must invoke a… Continue Reading →