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Democrat council rejects 'In God We Trust' motto

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania county council has voted 8-6 against posting the national motto, "In God We Trust," in its chambers. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald had threatened to veto the measure, which he called "a movement by the r ...

Rahm Emanuel takes page from Obama's book on minimum wage

[caption id="attachment_2220" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday borrowed a symbolic move from his former boss President Barack Obama, signing an executive order raising the ...

Social Security spent $300M on IT boondoggle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near read ...

No charges for Capitol officers who shot unarmed woman

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officers who fatally shot an unarmed Connecticut woman after a high-speed car chase from the White House to the Capitol last fall will not face criminal charges, the Justice Department said Thursday. Prosecutors who spent months inv ...

Government wasted more than $1B in improper payments last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs a ...

TSA to ban uncharged phones, laptops on some flights

[caption id="attachment_4977" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]If you're planning a trip from overseas to the United States, get ready to fire up your cell. The Transportation Security Agency said Sunday that officials may ask tr ...

DHS denies US Representative access to illegal alien holding facility

An Oklahoma Republican who tried to visit an immigration detention center in his state Tuesday is furious after he was refused entry. Rep. Jim Bridenstine sent a scathing letter to the Department of Health and Human Services after he was turned away ...

Another standoff with ranchers?

A disagreement between some New Mexico ranchers and the U.S. Forest Service may seem similar to the dispute between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal Bureau of Land Management, but theirs is a far better legal case and their dispute must be ...

Colorado orders Christian baker to make wedding cakes for gays

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Civil Rights Commission on Friday ordered a baker to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding his religious objections to the practice did not trump the state's anti-discrimination statutes. The unanimous ruling from ...

Proposal would stop door-to-door mail for millions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans would no longer get mail delivered to their door but would go to communal or curbside boxes instead, under a proposed law. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform debated Wednesday a bill to dire ...


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