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Ten moments that doomed Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign

(Jesse Byrnes)  Jeb Bush was considered the dominant front-runner when he entered the Republican presidential race last June. Then it all fell apart. Bush committed a series of gaffes, rivals attacked him with abandon —…

Colorado Considers Organic Labels for Marijuana Sales

(DENVER)  Marijuana has attracted many labels in its time. On Friday, Colorado lawmakers debated whether the state should give the drug one more often associated with purple carrots than purple haze — certified organic. Colorado…

Smartphones to replace cards at bank machines

(AFP)  Here’s another use for the smartphone as it invades daily life: in place of your debit card at your bank cash machine. The “cardless” automatic teller machine (ATM) is gaining ground in the US…

Missing radioactive material found dumped in south Iraq

(BAGHDAD)  Radioactive material that went missing in Iraq has been found dumped near a petrol station in the southern town of Zubair, officials said on Sunday, ending speculation it could be acquired by Islamic State…

Citing commodity-price slump, Deere cuts profit, sales forecast

(Mario Parker)  Deere & Co., the world’s largest agricultural-equipment-maker, cut its fiscal full-year profit and sales forecasts amid a weaker outlook for farmers as they face lower commodity prices and declining incomes. Net income in…

Oops! SPLC Exposes “Anti-Indian Movement” — Led by Indian

(Alex Newman)  The far-left Southern Poverty Law Center thinks a whole race of people, American Indians, are “weak.” In a bizarre rant laced with multiple factual errors, the increasingly discredited group also theorizes about and…

Thousands of goats and rabbits vanish from major biotech lab

(Sara Reardon)  In July 2015, the major antibody provider Santa Cruz Biotechnology owned 2,471 rabbits and 3,202 goats. Now the animals have vanished, according to a recent federal inspection report from the US Department of…

Oil driller cut 25,000 jobs, paid CEO $18 million

(Chris Isidore)   2015 was a tough year for oil driller Schlumberger. Unless you were the CEO. CEO Paal Kibsgaard received total compensation worth $18.3 million in 2015, the company reported, down only slightly from…

Clinton: I don’t believe I ever lied to the public

(Bradford Richardson)   Hillary Clinton says she’s always tried to be honest and doesn’t believe she ever told a lie to the American people. “Well, I have to tell you, I have tried in every way…

DHL heir on run after fleeing Palau drugs charges

(AGENCY)  An heir to the DHL Express empire was on the run on Friday after escaping from custody in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, where he was being held on a drugs charge. Junior…

Venezuelans face a 6000% hike in gasoline price

(Jackie Wattles)   For two decades, Venezuelans have paid just pennies at the pump. But on Wednesday, President Nicolás Maduro announced that they’ll soon be paying a lot more. Before the announcement, a liter of…

38 Civilians Killed in 2 Days by U.S.-Led Airstrikes in Syria

BEIRUT– The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group, said on Thursday that at least 38 civilians were killed in air strikes carried out by a U.S.-led coalition in Hasaka province in northeast Syria…

China set to ban all foreign media from publishing online

(Hardeep Matharu)  China is set to ban foreign media companies from publishing any content online without the government’s approval from next month, it has been announced. A new directive issued by China’s Ministry of Industry and…

270,000 truckers told their pensions will be cut up to 60%

KANSAS CITY, MO  Retired union workers facing large pension cuts gathered to voice their anger at those cuts Tuesday. Representative Emanuel Cleaver conducted the town hall meeting. According to Cleaver, more than 270,000 people from across several…

Buying a House Is for Suckers

(Grant Cardone)  Should you own a home? Unless you have 20 million bucks in the bank, in cash, you have no business buying a house. People think the only way to save money is to…

FDA to Crack Down on Home-based Soap Makers

(Health Impact)  People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations,…

Showdown: Sheriff Blocks FDA Inspectors From Raw Milk Farm

(Daniel Jennings)  Federal agents subjected a farmer to harassment and warrantless searches simply for producing raw milk, but a county sheriff took the farmer’s side and blocked federal agents from the property – and the…

VA suicide hotline lets calls go to voicemail

(Gregg Zoroya)  A VA suicide hotline movingly portrayed in an Oscar-winning documentary has allowed crisis calls to go into voicemail and has struggled with adequate staff training, according to an inspector general investigation. Inspectors found problems…

Saudi Arabia, Russia to Freeze Oil Output Near Record Levels

(Grant Smith)  Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to freeze oil output at near-record levels, the first coordinated move by the world’s two largest producers to counter a slump that has pummeled economies, markets and companies. While…

Defying Members, UN Pushes Homosexual Agenda With Postal Stamps

(Alex Newman)  Brazenly defying United Nations member governments from around the world, the UN decided to promote homosexuality, same-sex parenting, transgenderism, and other controversial agendas on a series of commemorative postage stamps. It is the…

Saudi groundwater “will run out in 13 years”

(Arabian Business)  Saudi Arabia’s groundwater will run out in the next 13 years, according to a water expert at King Faisal University, reported the Saudi Gazette. A faculty member at the university, Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, made…