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Vice Chair of DNC Quits, Endorses Bernie Sanders

(NOC)  Hawaiian Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard resigned Sunday. In an email to the DNC, Tulsi explained her reasons for her resignation: “I have taken my responsibilities as an officer of…

Trump disavows David Duke endorsement

(Rebecca Savransky)  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump disavowed white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke in a tweet Sunday. The GOP front-runner said on CNN’s “State of the Union” he didn’t…

Trump gets first Senate endorsement ahead of super Tuesday

(Sarah Farris)  Donald Trump received his first Senate endorsement at a rally Sunday evening in Alabama, just two days before Super Tuesday. In a surprise appearance in Huntsville, Ala., Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions delivered a…

MSNBC to sever ties with Melissa Harris-Perry

(Paul Farhi)  MSNBC intends to part ways with host Melissa Harris-Perry after she complained about preemptions of her weekend program and implied that there was a racial aspect to the cable-news network’s treatment, insiders at…

Another Major US Retailer To Close 100 Stores In 2016

ROCKFORD, MI – After closing 104 stores in 2015, Wolverine Worldwide plans to shutter 100 in 2016 in response to a difficult global retail and consumer environment. The Rockford footwear giant announced the closures this…

Marine Sgt spars with Bill Cliinton Over Benghazi coverup

(Harper Neidig)   Hecklers were thrown out of a campaign rally Friday after shouting questions about Benghazi at former President Bill Clinton. A video of the incident shows a man standing in the crowd introducing himself…

TWITTER shutting down Hillary critics?

(Kyle Olson)  Bernie Sanders supporters are saying their Twitter account was “censored and locked down” after they criticized Hillary Clinton. @GuerrillaDems — which goes by the name “Guerrilla Socialists” — was shut down Thursday. Twitter…

State officials confirme nuclear waste dumped illegally in Ky

(James Bruggers)   After learning in January that low-level nuclear waste from drilling operations had been dumped illegally in Kentucky last year, state officials are warning this week that all landfills be on the lookout…

Food Industry Plots How To Ban Raw Milk

(Daniel Jennings)  A major food industry trade organization is spearheading the opposition to the legalization of raw milk sales and the easing of restrictions throughout the United States. The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is…

BREAKING: US government releases its 2015 financial statements

(Simon Black)  Hot off the presses, the US government just published its audited financial statements this morning, signed and sealed by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. These reports are intended provide an accurate accounting of government…

Chris Christie To Serve As Senior Policy Adviser To Trump

(Kerry Pickett)  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will serve as a senior adviser for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. CNN reports that Christie plans to “walk through policy disagreements with him.” Christie and Trump have much…

Wild bees, butterflies on path to extinction, UN report says

WASHINGTON  Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific…

J.C. Penney Launches One Cent Deals

(Hadley Malcolm)  Penny hoarders, bring your loose change to J.C. Penney this weekend. The retailer is launching a campaign Sunday offering certain items in its private label collections for just 1 cent. In a bid for…

Walmart Announces Layoffs At Home Office

BENTONVILLE-Walmart has made another round of layoffs. According to Bao Nguyen with Walmart Media Relations, the positions that had been filled were eliminated on Thursday (Feb. 25). Nguyen stated, “Today’s action is part of a…

Venezuela is shipping gold to pay debt

(Patrick Gillespie)   Venezuela is shipping gold to Europe so that it can pay its debt. Venezuela sent $1.3 billion worth of gold bars to Switzerland in mid-January, according to data from the Swiss Federal…

Sears Announces Major Layoffs At Corporate Office

(Corilyn Shropshire)  The parent of struggling retailers Sears and Kmart said Thursday it eliminated 250 positions after posting fourth-quarter losses following a dismal holiday shopping season. The layoffs at Sears Holdings represent a “mix of…

Another Big Retailer Announces Store Closings

(Phil Whaba)  Kohl’s KSS 2.66% will close 18 stores in 2016 in anticipation of another year of meager sales gains. The number may not sound huge, but it’s the first time the retailer has had…

Feds Seek “Mental Health” Testing of All Children, Adults

WASHINGTON, D.C.   Next time you visit your doctor, be careful how you respond to his questions, or you may just be branded “mentally ill” and subjected to “treatment.” That is because a panel advising…

Dick Smith to close all stores, 3000 staff to go

(Catie Low)  Entrepreneur and adventurer Dick Smith has accused the private equity group that listed the Dick Smith electronics stores in a $520 million public float of “destroying” the business and putting close to 3000…

Man Slays IRS, Gets Life Savings Of $153,907.99 Back

(Daniel Jennings)  It is possible to fight the Internal Revenue Service and its forfeiture rules — and win. The agency has agreed to return $153,907.99 it seized from North Carolina convenience store owner Khalid Quran…

Man Faces Charges for Cursing out IRS

(Michael Cohn)  A taxpayer has been charged with mailing a threatening communication after he responded to a notice from the Internal Revenue Service about overdue taxes by scribbling a profanity on the letter and mailing…

VA initially denies wheelchair to dying veteran

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – He fought for our freedom. Now the Department of Veterans Affairs had denied his. Contact 13 has the story of a dying veteran whose simple wish for mobility was initially…

Puerto Rico Freezes Condom Prices To Prevent Zika Profiteering

(ROLANDO ARRIETA)  To help prevent the spread of the Zika virus in Puerto Rico, government officials on the island have declared condom price-gouging illegal. In early February, during a media briefing at the Governor’s mansion,…

GOP Judiciary: No hearing on Obama court nominee

(Alexander Bolton)  Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have come to a consensus decision to not have hearings or a vote on a Supreme Court nominee in 2016. “We believe the American people need to…

Household Debt Increases to $12 Trillion

(Ali Meyer)  Household debt increased by $51 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, and now totals $12.12 trillion, or more than $40,000 per household, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of…

1 in 4 Americans on verge of financial ruin

(Catey Hill)  The rich keep getting richer. The rest of us aren’t so lucky. According to a survey released Tuesday by Bankrate.com of more than 1,000 adults, nearly one in four Americans have credit card…

US sends 5,000 tons of ammunition to Germany

(The Local)  More than 5,000 tons of ammunition has arrived at a US Army depot in Germany as Washington increases its military activity in Europe. “This critical shipment will help us continue to enable the…

Bank of America will offer mortgages for 3% down

(Kathryn Vasel)  If you’re looking to buy a home but don’t have the 20% down payment sitting around, Bank of America is now offering mortgages with as little as 3% down. The new loan program…

Marco Rubio is winning the Wall Street fundraising race

(Ginger Gibson)  Republican Marco Rubio’s presidential run has drawn more money from Wall Street donors than any other candidate, according to a Reuters review of campaign finance disclosures, shoring up his position as his party’s…

U.S. rig count falls to near 17-year lows

(Sergio Chapa)  As crude oil prices stubbornly remain around $30 per barrel, new drilling activity continues to fall to levels that have not been seen in nearly 17 years. Figures from the Baker Hughes Rig…

Senate bill would block mandatory labeling of GMOs

WASHINGTON | A Senate committee is moving forward on legislation that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods. Vermont is set to require such labels this summer. Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts of…