Category Archives: Politics

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ALMOST 80K FOREIGN BANKS TO SHARE TAX INFO WITH IRS

It will soon get a lot harder to use overseas accounts to hide income and assets from the Internal Revenue Service.  

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WHITE HOUSE MISTAKENLY REVEALS CIA OFFICIAL’S NAME

In an embarrassing flub, the Obama administration accidentally revealed the name of the CIA’s top official in Afghanistan in an email to thousands of journalists during the president’s surprise Memorial Day weekend trip to Bagram Air Field.  

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SHOULD WOMEN RECEIVE PAID TIME OFF FOR MENSTRUAL LEAVE?

Should women receive paid menstrual leave?  For example, Japan has had a menstrual leave policy, the 1947 Labor Standards Law, since the end of World War II such that any women suffering from painful periods or whose job might exacerbate period pain are allowed seirikyuuka (literally “physiological leave”).

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JUDGE BANS OHIO MAN FROM HAVING MORE KIDS UNTIL HE PAYS $100,000 BACK CHILD SUPPORT

Back in January of 2013, 35-year-old (at the time) Asim Taylor’s status of being a “deadbeat dad” was such a problem, that Judge James Walther told him that he couldn’t have anymore kids for at least five years until he could prove that he was financially providing for the four children he already had.

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ANN COULTER’S ATTEMPT TO MAKE FUN OF #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS GOES WRONG

Ann Coulter probably didn’t see this coming.

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STATE DEPARTMENT IS STOCKING UP ON MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF EXPLOSIVES

In recent years it has come to light that the Department of Homeland Security has amassed an arsenal that includes billions of rounds of ammunition, high-powered assault rifles, riot gear and armored vehicles. But according to a new report from WND, they’re not the only ones preparing for a future conflict that may involve law enforcement, military and intelligence assets.

NIGERIA ABDUCTIONS: MICHELLE OBAMA ‘OUTRAGED’

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Michelle Obama has been actively campaigning for the release of the girls

US First Lady Michelle Obama has said the mass kidnap of Nigerian schoolgirls is part of a wider pattern of threats and intimidation facing girls around the world who pursue an education.

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MN HOUSE ADVANCES BILL FOR SMARTPHONE ‘KILL SWITCH’

The Minnesota House took action today to slow down a surge in smart phone thefts: requiring new smart phones to include a “kill switch.”

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WHAT’S TRENDING WORLDWIDE: #REALMENDONTBUYGIRLS

#RealMenDontBuyGirls is trending in the US, Nigeria, Spain, the UK and elsewhere, and the vast majority of tweets call for the release of the more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.

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“THE UNTOUCHABLES” SPEAKS TO CHILDREN CRUCIFIED BY DIFFERENT OPPRESSORS

The new series produced by Cuban artist Erik Ravelo was titled as “The untouchables,” are photographs of children crucified for their supposed oppressors (each for a different reason and a clear message), seeks to reaffirm the right of children to be protected and report abuse suffered by them especially in countries such as Brazil, Syria, Thailand, United States and Japan.

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