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Amazon’s abandoned New York plans a sign of things to come?

After a week of speculation, Amazon has confirmed that it will not build one of its two new headquarters in New York City. Does this indicate a sea change in how communities deal with giant tech companies?

Passengers furious after shutdown sparks hundreds of delays

The federal government shutdown has resulted in delays at major US airports due to a shortage of air-traffic controllers at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The GOP tax plan got a triple whammy of brutal reviews

Three new analyses of the Senate's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act all delivered bad news for Republican leaders. The Tax Policy Center found that more than 50% of Americans would see a tax increase in 2027 under the bill.

Op-Ed: House bill lets employers to take DNA samples with no obligations

Washington - On top of the absurdity of overturning the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans have OK’d a dovetailing bill called HR 1313. This is a House bill which allows employers to penalize employees on their health insurance for not giving DNA samples.

Op-Ed: Cardboard and empty chairs to primary Republicans and Democrats

This week's piece of lightweight political commentary takes a hard look at the newest craze sweeping the nation: cardboard democracy!

Democrat and Republican affiliation falls to record low

The number of ordinary Americans identifying as Democrats and Republicans has fallen to record lows. Four in ten Americans now identify as independents.

Reclaim states' rights, says Texas Governor Abbott

Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants a convention of the states to convene to "restore the rule of law in America." The convention outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution has never been invoked.

Op-Ed: Presidential Primary is reminiscent of California's 2003 Recall

The 2016 Presidential Primary has attracted a diverse crowd of candidates who are either focusing on the issues that affect Americans or seeking their 15 minutes of fame.

Low-Income Solar Act of 2015 to expand solar energy access

With the use of solar energy people can be saving economically as well as helping to save the environment from unnecessary pollution. It is with that thought in mind that the new Low-Income Solar Act being introduced in Washington D.C.

Op-Ed: Christian conservatives fear their values are under attack

With liberalism and secularism on the rise in America, Christian conservatives find themselves in constant defense of their religious freedom and political philosophy.

Lower court gay marriage ruling may force issue to Supreme Court

A federal appeals court decision to uphold same-sex marriage bans in four U.S. states has opened the door for the issue of gay marriage to be decided by the Supreme Court.

Wealth gap: U.S. descending into feudalism warns plutocrat

Seattle - An American plutocrat has warned that the United States will descend into feudalism and could face social upheaval as the gap between super-rich and the rest widens.

Watergate conspirator Jeb Magruder dies at 79

Danbury - Watergate conspirator Jeb Stuart Magruder, who became a minister after serving time in prison for his role in the scandal that forced Richard Nixon to resign the presidency in 1974, has died.

Senior citizen medical marijuana patient to lobby U.S. Congress

Ahead of his May 12th trial, federal medical marijuana defendant Larry Harvey, 70, goes to Washington, D.C. to lobby the United States Congress in order to stop funding federal prosecutions like his.

Op-Ed: America the doormat — U.S. media finally notices

New York - The New York Times has been doing some soul-searching of America. Facts and figures have added up, and the result is a pretty sorry spectacle. In short, the only U.S. media site that can still spell has at last got the message.

Op-Ed: Georgia redneck says 'Muslin' running US 'gov'mint'

Waycross - I bumped into an, ahem, gentleman the other day and he knew I wrote for Digital Journal, so he asked for a chance to tell his story. I said OK, which may have been a mistake. The reader will have to judge for his-or herself.

US atheists start PAC to elect nonreligious candidates

Washington - Nonreligious Americans have started a political action committee (PAC) with the goal of electing like-minded, free-thinking candidates.

Op-Ed: Israeli American joint missile wargames in the Med

Damascus - Early Tuesday Russia Today carried a brief breaking news report that Russia's radar had detected the use of ballistic missiles in the eastern Mediterranean region. All that was known was that the missiles had fallen short of landmass.

Op-Ed: Syrian crisis — UK parliament recalled, warplanes sent to Cyprus

London - As Country Joe Fish's anti-Vietnam anthem loops around this bloggers' brain it looks like one, two three once again we could be off to war. This time the target is Syria.

John McCain on IRS Special Counsel: 'We Ought to Wait and See'

During his Monday appearance on the TODAY show, U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) hinted that a “select committee may be called” to look into whether the White House was involved in the recent IRS scandal.

Senator Mark Kirk helps same-sex marriage take the next step

GOP members are known to be conservative people, and most notably the senators that represent the party are just as conservative as the next. Senator Mark Kirk becomes an exception to that connotation.

Disagreement among U.S. Senators on immigration deal

Immigration reform has been a hot and touchy topic as of late. Some of the key senators are about ready to call an end to the debate over the bipartisan plan; however, some senators say that it would only signify the beginning of a lengthy process.

U.S. farmers face immigration issues hindering work for many

Products that we consume in the U.S. are most likely the result of the work of farmers or guest workers. These products are made at a low cost and often times sold as so. However, people do not realize the costly factors involved.

John Kerry on unannounced visit to Iraq as US influence fades

Baghdad - US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Iraq on a previously unannounced visit for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The visit comes just days after the tenth anniversary of the controversial invasion to topple Saddam Hussein.

Op-Ed: Nancy Pelosi questions value of Keystone XL pipeline to US

Washington - During a luncheon with House Republicans President Obama indicated that a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline would be made soon. On Thursday House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she questions the value of the pipeline to the US.

Op-Ed: Living the American Dream

Marco Rubio the young and aspiring Senator from Florida is the new star of the Republican Party. Is he the next ticket for the 2016 election?

Op-Ed: Gallup — Millions of Americans renounced GOP in 2012

A recent poll has found that 47 percent of Americans identify themselves as either Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents.

Video: President Obama sheds tears as he thanks his staff

Chicago - In a rare moment captured on video, the characteristically calm, cool and collected President Obama weeps as he speaks to the staff and volunteers at a campaign office in Chicago.

Op-Ed: Please don't vote in the election if you're an uninformed voter

While it is very important for citizens to exercise their right to vote and to participate in the political process, it is equally important that those same citizens have some clue about who they're voting for and how the system works.

Akin posts video apology as damage control after rape gaffe

Instead of dropping out, embattled U.S. politician Todd Akin withstood pressure to withdraw as a Republican Senatorial candidate from Missouri by releasing an apology.
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