DeFazio mocks GOP freshmen Every so often you get a peek into the dysfunction of Congress, and the level of disdain and distrust that some members have for their colleagues across the aisle. This time, it comes courtesy of Willamette Week, which posted the above interview with Rep. 07/4/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
The Clue Meter: March 2010 To the unknown lady who let me have the last spot in the Park and Ride. We both came around the corner at the same time, and she waved me in. 08/21/2014 - 12:21 pm | View Website
CNN Video Man reunites with cop who saved his life. Cop pushes over man in wheelchair. Professor slammed to ground by police 08/21/2014 - 5:05 am | View Website
The Causes and Effects of High Gas Prices California's Cap-and-Trade Scam to Spike Gas Prices as Much as $.70 a Gallon. Thanks to their religion of global warming, Democrat politicians will cause gas prices ... 08/20/2014 - 10:38 pm | View Website
By Letitia Stein
TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – A federal judge in north Florida on Thursday struck down the state’s gay marriage ban as unconstitutional, but stayed the ruling.
U. S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Florida’s Northern District is the fifth judge in the state to rule against a same-sex marriage ban approved by voters in 2008.
The other rulings were also stayed pending appeals, meaning marriage licenses cannot be issued to same-sex couples in Florida.
“We now have five Florida judges from Key West to Tallahassee who have recognized and ruled correctly that this ban is unconstitutional.
Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan, are reuniting publicly for the first time since their unsuccessful bid for the White House two years ago.
The Wisconsin congressman is weighing a presidential campaign of his own.
Instead of pouring cold water over his head, Obama has poured it on the idea of becoming the highest-profile participant of the ice bucket challenge.
The dare is sweeping the country and has raised more than $40 million for the ALS Association and raised awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Democratic ad says Iowa GOP candidate Joni Ernst backs privatizing Social Security
The news networks may be focusing on protests in Ferguson, Mo., the rise of the extremist group ISIS in Iraq and the spread of the Ebola virus in west Africa. But on television screens in the heartland, the fiscal future of Social Security is attracting significant notice, at least where campaign ads are concerned.
Florida State University environmental science professor Jeffrey Chanton gives a presentation to Florida Gov. Rick Scott on climate change on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 in Tallahassee, Fla. CREDIT: AP Photos/Brendan Farrington Five climate scientists gave Florida Gov. Rick Scott the rundown on climate change and how its affecting Florida and the rest of the globe on Tuesday.
The Missouri Loophole
New Republic reporter Yishai Schwartz points out the central problem with prosecuting Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the Michael Brown shooting: Under Missouri law, you're pretty much allowed to shoot anyone.
[W]e expect situations of justified violence and legal killing to be the rare exception, and most people would probably imagine that policemen and citizens raising claims of justifiable homicide must meet a substantive burden of proof.