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Social Security halts effort to collect decades old debts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. ...

BLM Stands Down, Releases Herd; What's Next?

[caption id="attachment_30952" align="alignright" width="300"] Armed Feds Threaten[/caption]BUNKERVILLE, Nev. -- U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government's roundup ...

US Senator Joins Critics of Federal Cattle Roundup

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican U.S. senator added his voice Wednesday to critics of a federal cattle roundup fought by a Nevada rancher who claims longstanding grazing rights on remote public rangeland about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas Sen. Dean H ...

Feds Invade Nevada Ranch, Seize Cattle in Grazing Controversy

The federal Bureau of Land Management has moved to round up 900 of Cliven Bundy's cattle, causing an outcry over government overreach. Bundy, 68, has been in a two-decade battle with the BLM over allowing his cattle to graze on public lands that surr ...

Colorado should have known this would happen

Colorado Republicans plan to propose a bill next week that will prohibit welfare recipients from using their benefits in pot shops. The "Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act," is expected to be introduced on Monday by Reps. Dave Reichert, Scott ...

Another federal program shows few results

Hundreds of millions of dollars in government spending to promote healthy marriages seems to have had little effect on marriage and divorce trends, a new study has found. The federal government will have spent roughly $800 million on its Healthy Marr ...

TSA chief says no to arming airport screeners

On Thursday, the head of the Transportation Security Administration visited Los Angeles International Airport, the site of a Nov. 1 shooting, where he rejected the idea of arming TSA security officers. TSA chief John Pistole visited LAX to announce t ...

Local governments are setting sick leave rules for private employers

A growing number of cities and states are starting to require employers to provide paid sick leave. Jersey City's Earned Sick Time Ordinance goes into effect Jan. 24. New York City's Earned Sick Time Act -- passed in June when the City Council overro ...

Bible reference banned in ads on Port Authority buses

The Bible isn't welcome on Port Authority bus ads, a policy that's "surprising and disappointing" to a Beaver County man seeking to sell his DVDs about the New Testament. James Fitzgerald, who lives in Ambridge and owns WatchWord productions, ultimat ...

Complaint causes VA medical center to pull Duck Dynasty products

A Vietnam veteran has taken aim at Duck Dynasty products on sale at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center store in Albuquerque, and it looks like all the items in his cross hairs will be removed from the canteen's shelves. Robert Anderson is one of many ...


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