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Obama increases pay of civilian federal employees

Dec 9, 2016 at 11:30 am 7

WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Barack Obama has raised the pay for employees of federal civilian agencies to equal the compensation of U.S. Department of Defense workers. Obama announced the 2.1 percent raise in letters

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, smiles as Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., poses her for a photograph during a ceremony to unveil a portrait of Reid, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Hillary Surfaces to Decry 'Fake News' and Laud Harry Reid

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:55 am 54

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton, on Capitol Hill for the first time since she lost the presidential election, feted departing Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid while blasting fake news sites and urging lawmakers to fight

Roger Aronoff

Where 'Fake News' Meets Real News

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:53 am 11

With the media in disarray, even in meltdown, over their failure to prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidency last month, the issue of “fake news” has become an urgent concern. What is really

Apparently this pickup sporting a Trump flag offended the sensibilities of the Babson students.

A modern day 'witch hunt'

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:50 am 16

Two Babson College students accused of racist, homophobic slurs while celebrating Donald Trump’s victory at Wellesley College were cleared of the most grievous allegations against them in a campus police probe that Babson refuses


Detroit offers new ID for illegal aliens and homeless

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:49 am 11

The City of Detroit is issuing municipal ID cards to open up access to city services for residents who might otherwise have trouble obtaining identification, including homeless people and undocumented immigrants. Unlike state IDs,


Suddenly concerned about coal miners, Democrats threaten government shutdown

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:47 am 6

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Senate Democrats on Thursday considered causing a federal government shutdown this weekend as a means to make sure Republicans honor benefits for retired coal miners that were implemented by President Barack

A camera onboard the "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft photographs astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during his historic flight on February 20, 1962.

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Iconic astronaut, former senator John Glenn dies at 95

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:45 am 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — John Herschel Glenn, Jr., one of the most prominent astronauts in American history and a four-term U.S. senator from Ohio, died Thursday at a medical center in Columbus, hospital officials

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney speaks after the Democratic National Convention Committee unveiled their stage and podium at the Wells Fargo Center, Friday, July 22, 2016. The convention is scheduled to convene on Monday. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

Kenney doubles down on Philadelphia's Sanctuary City status

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:44 am 12

Kenney went off script Tuesday to say he is standing his ground on Sanctuary Cities. After a nearly four-minute speech at the Community College of Philadelphia on the work his administration has done in

Michael Barone

The Collapse of the Political Left

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:42 am 8

It’s been a tough decade for the political left. Eight years ago, a Time magazine cover portrayed Barack Obama as Franklin Roosevelt, complete with a cigarette and holder and a cover line proclaiming, “The

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago mayor FILE -  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Emanuel: A taskforce to come up with a website for illegal aliens

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:40 am 7

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday made his latest announcement on the immigrant rights front: a task force that will create a website. The “Chicago Is With You” group will be led by three Illinois


Tweety Bird

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:30 am 12


Admiral calls out Kaepernick during Pearl Harbor speech

Dec 8, 2016 at 11:55 am 36

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris says those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor never failed to stand for the national anthem. His remarks Wednesday at


Have funds, will travel for those on the dole

Dec 8, 2016 at 11:50 am 21

Massachusetts’ EBT card holders are spending welfare cash in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, while patronizing or at least accessing ATMs in liquor and tobacco stores, beauty salons and tattoo

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Liberals: Trump's EPA pick will doom the planet

Dec 8, 2016 at 11:47 am 32

Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state is an ongoing guessing game, but it’s his choice of Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency that’s making headlines this week. That’s because Pruitt, Oklahoma’s


Appeals court rules rapist can pursue visitation with child

Dec 8, 2016 at 11:45 am 19

A 22-year-old woman is reeling in fear after a state appeals court ordered that the man convicted of raping her seven years ago can press his claim in family court for the right to