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Fed Chair Janet Yellen to Follow Reagan’s ‘Taylor Rule’

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave her first speech on monetary policy since she took office from retiring Chairman Ben Bernanke.  Yellen made it clear she is was focused on moving Federal Reserve (Fed) policy back to the “Taylor Rule” that was first i...
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The First Commandment: How Spiritual Is America Today?

In the first of a ten-part series called The Ten Today, Sara Israelsen-Hartley at Deseret News meditates on the First of the Ten Commandments and its meaning for modern America: For several years, the United States has seen a decline in religious affiliation. Currently, 20 percent of Americans don’t claim a part...

Early voting begins Wednesday, April 16th

Early Voting Location April 16 Through April 26 Howard Office Building (only),  Sonny West Auditorium, 700 2nd Av. S. Times below for Howard office bldg only: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.Thursday, April 17, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.Friday, April 18, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.Saturday, April 19, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. to noonMonday, April 21, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. ...

Obama Touts Blue-Collar Apprenticeship Programs After Urging Passage of Amnesty Bill

Just before President Barack Obama went to a community college in Pennsylvania to tout plans to help blue-collar Americans struggling in this economy to gain employment, he urged House Republicans to pass the Senate’s amnesty bill that would make it more difficult for those Americans to actually find decent jobs. On the one-year anniversary ...

Metro Council meeting of 4/15/2014. The debt report and bicycle parking meeting.

This is a shot meeting at only 46 minutes long and it is a real boring meeting so there is no point in watching it. If you are gong to watch it and wish to following the meeting with the agenda, staff analysis and my analysis follow this link. Here are the meeting highlights: All but three resolutions are on the consent agenda. Those on the consent agend...

Bloomberg’s New Campaign: More Gun Control Needed for Gun-Owning Parents

On April 16th – the same day Michael Bloomberg told NBC’s Today show that his gun control push “isn’t gun control” – he released a new ad targeting parents who have kids in the home yet own guns. The ad is an emotional appeal aimed at building support for new gun control restrictions on gun owners...

Another IRS Seizure Of Citizens Money Coming Soon!

IRS-Social Security seizure a ticking time bomb By   /   April 16, 2014  /   27 Comments ...

O’Reilly blasts ‘craziness’ over voter ID racism: ‘This is a ruse’

O’Reilly blasts ‘craziness’ over voter ID racism: ‘This is a ruse’: ...

Borders On The Top Of The Palestinian Wish List For Extended Talks

Abbas: For prisoners, borders and freeze, I’ll talk longer Ahead of meeting between negotiation teams, Palestinian president tells Israeli MKs he is willing for nine more months of talks. By , and ...

Putin Will Keep Ukraine Regardless Of Economic Damage. It Is Too Valuable.

Russian Economy Hit by Ukraine Turmoil MOSCOW April 16, 2014 (AP) By LAURA MILLS Associated Press Share 27 ...

Family Members Of Flight MH370 Have Questions For Malaysian Authorities. We Have Their List.

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Today’s IRS Documents: What Do They Show?

(John Hinderaker) Earlier today, Judicial Watch made public a batch of documents that it received from the IRS in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The documents consists of a series of emails relating to the IRS’s treatment of applications for 501(c)(4) status from “Tea Party” or otherwise ...

Flight MH370 Families Believe Malaysian Leaders Are Lying To Them.

MH370 families storm out of glitchy teleconference with Malaysian officials By Steve Almasy and Rene Marsh, CNN updated 8:22 PM EDT, Wed April 16, 2014 ...

Robot Sub Has Technical Problems In Search For Flight MH 370

MH370: Sub searches for plane, again, as families fume SEARCH FOR MISSING AIRLINER FACES SETBACK The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 faced another setback when the Bluefin-21 submarine aborted its first mission Monday. The initial plan for a 16-hour search of the seabed was cut short Monday after six hours when the autonomous vessel reached its maximum depth. A look at the daunting...

Enjoy Sec. Donald Rumsfeld’s Tax Day letter to the IRS

To Whom it May Concern Knowns and unknowns, as a former Secretary of Defense was known to say: Dear Sir or Madame, I have sent in our federal income tax and gift tax returns for 2013. As in prior years, it is important for you to know that I have absolutely no idea whether our tax return...

When it comes to spying, secrecy and accountability are not mutually exclusive

(Paul Mirengoff) Barton Gellman, who led a Washington Post team that revealed NSA surveillance measures, has argued that our interest in “self-government” requires that the public know “the secret policy decisions the government is making for us.” I have ...

Is the wind lobby’s most precious subsidy finally losing steam in Congress?

My precious. Via the WFB, we can only hope. The egregiously generous wind production tax credit (which provides a guaranteed 2.3 cents per kilowatt-hour of energy during the first ten years of a project’s operation, by the ...

Where Do We Turn For Wisdom on Foreign Policy?

(John Hinderaker) You know it’s an upside-down world when editorial cartoonists have a more sober understanding of national security realities than the administration’s foreign policy team. Click to enlarge: ...

Ted Cruz Endorses T.W. Shannon, to Join Sarah Palin, Mike Lee at OK Liberty Rally

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) endorsed conservative Oklahoma Senate candidate T.W. Shannon on Wednesday and will join former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) at a “Liberty Rally” for him on April 24 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “T.W. Shannon is a strong Constitutional conservative who will fight for individual liberty and help turn our country aro...

When Democrats Start Losing the Debate …

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