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Report: Average College Degree Pays Off by Age 34


It takes an average of 12 years for the full value of a college degree to kick in, according to a report from the College Board. The average age a person will have recouped the cost of a college degree, including time spent out of the workforce, is age 34, CNN Money reports. But there

Nancy Pelosi: Obamacare Was ‘Bipartisan’ Legislation


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) now says the process of passing Obamacare in 2010 was “bipartisan,” and that only “tweaks” were made to the healthcare law using the reconciliation budgetary process. Pelosi’s comments come as Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump begin the process of repealing President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. Obamacare passed in the House

Gun Control Groups Take Aim at ‘Legally Obtained’ Weapons


On January 9 two leaders in the gun control movement took off the mask and made plain that their desire is not just to limit illegal guns or go after illegal gun owners but to target “legally obtained” firearms as well. The two leaders–Igor Volsky and Mark Glaze–revealed their desires in an op-ed published by

Congressional Black Caucus to Re-Hang Anti-Cop ‘Police as Pigs’ Painting in Capital Citing ‘Constitution’


According to a report, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) intends to sponsor a ceremony in the U.S. Capital to re-hang the offensive, anti-cop painting depicting police as pigs. Members of the Caucus are insisting that they are “defending the Constitution” by re-hanging the controversial artwork. The news of the CBC’s intentions was made public by

Sean Spicer: Media ‘Cheering On Democrats,’ Disrespects President-elect Trump


The media is “cheering on Democrats” and doesn’t give President-elect Donald Trump the respect he’s due, says incoming White House spokesman Sean Spicer. “There’s some positive aspects here and there, but largely it still continues to not treat him with the respect that he deserves,” Spicer told The Hill. “I think for a lot of folks inside

No, Trump’s Dismissal of Obama’s Ambassadors Is Not an Unprecedented Crisis


President-elect Donald Trump’s order for all politically-appointed ambassadors to leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day is “breaking with decades of precedent by declining to provide even the briefest of grace periods,” according to the New York Times: The mandate — issued “without exceptions,” according to a terse State Department cable sent on Dec. 23,

Obama Administration Allowing Welfare Recipients to Use Food Stamps for Online Grocery Purchases


The Obama administration is allowing welfare recipients to use food stamps for online grocery purchases in a new pilot program. The program includes seven participating retailers based in seven states and is slated to start as soon as this summer and continue for two years, the USDA said in a statement. Participants will only be

Donald Trump Tackles Toyota for Planned Plant in Mexico


President-elect Donald Trump challenged Toyota for plans to build a new plant in Mexico, warning them that they would face big taxes if they tried to sell the cars built there in America. “Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S.,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “NO

Chipotle Executive Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Possession


Chipotle’s chief marketing officer pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession six months after he and several others involved in a cocaine ring were arrested in a drug bust. Prosecutors said that Mark Crumpacker, 53, could have his case dismissed if he attends treatment for a year and stays out of trouble, the Daily Mail reports.

Sean Spicer Previews ‘Big Flurry of Action’ from President Trump Immediately After Inauguration


Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer previewed that Donald Trump would hit the ground running as soon as he was inaugurated as president of the United States. “He is eager to get to work,” Spicer said. “He truly is eager to get down to the White House, get in the Oval Office and start

White House Confirms More Gitmo Transfers Before Obama Leaves Office


President Barack Obama will likely release more prisoners from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, before incoming commander-in-chief Donald Trump takes over on January 20, the White House press secretary reiterated on Thursday. That same day, reports confirmed that the U.S. transferred four detainees to Saudi Arabia. The Daily Mail has placed the

‘Audit the Fed’ May Finally Pass Congress


Kentucky’s Sen. Rand Paul appears to be on the cusp of having the Senate and the House pass the “Audit the Fed” legislation that he and his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), fought for to stop the Federal Reserve’s “unchecked” and “arguably unconstitutional” meddling in the free market economy. Sen. Paul’s 2016 Federal Reserve Transparency Act

Report: Hillary Clinton Pressured to Run for Mayor of New York City


Hillary Clinton is reportedly being pressured to run for mayor of New York City, according to several recent news reports. If Clinton chooses to run, she will challenge Democratic incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio. De Blasio previously served as Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign manager, but according to AOL, the relationship between the two has chilled, as it took

Obama Issued More ‘Midnight Regulations’ than Any President in Recent History


President Obama has issued 145 “midnight” regulations with a cost of $21 billion since President-elect Donald Trump got elected, more than any lame-duck president in recent history, according to a recent study. The study by American Action Forum said Thursday that Obama’s rules — enacted in the “midnight” period after election day from Nov. 8 to

EXCLUSIVE — Sarah Palin: Kaepernick, Take a Knee Over This One


“The child, yet unborn, spoke with the Father, ‘Lord, how will I survive in the world? I will not be like the other children. My walk may be slower, my speech hard to understand. I may look different. What is to become of me?’ “The Lord replied to the child, ‘My precious one, have no

Rep. Steve King Introduces Measure to Fully Repeal Obamacare


Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has introduced a bill that would fully repeal President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. Dubbed the “ObamaCare Repeal Act,” the measure states: (a) PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. Effective as of the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148), such Act is repealed, and the

Ten Senate Democrats Join Republicans to Condemn Anti-Israel UN Resolution


Senate Majority LeaderMitch McConnell (R-KY) and incoming Minority Leader Chuck Schumer(D-NY) are among 21 senators who have signed onto legislation that rejects the United Nations Security Council’s Resolution 2334,which calls Israeli construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem “illegal.” The  December 23 anti-Israel resolution passed nearly unanimously besides the Obama administration’s decision to break with tradition

John Kerry Exit Memo Claims Al-Qaeda ‘Shadow of What It Was’ Before Obama


Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, with two weeks left in office, issued anexit memo that concedes the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) “cannot be won overnight.” The memo also lauds the Iran nuclear deal, while acknowledging that the Islamic Republic’s missile program and ongoing support for terrorism remain “threats” to the United

Woman Allegedly Assaulted at Gunpoint Retrieves Own Gun, Kills Suspect


A woman returning to her apartment Monday night was allegedly assaulted at gunpoint but was able to end the ordeal by retrieving her own gun and killing the suspect. The incident occurred in Wilmington, North Carolina. According to WWAY, “Kay Dickinson…[said] she had just gotten off work and was going into her apartment at Colonial

Judge Denies Bond for Chicago Suspects Charged With Hate Crimes, Kidnapping


CHICAGO (AP) — Four black people accused of beating a mentally disabled white man and broadcasting the attack on Facebook appeared Friday in court, where a judge asked them, “Where was your sense of decency?” Prosecutors offered new details of the assault, explaining that one of the suspects demanded $300 from the victim’s mother and

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