Tag Archives: Pre-Viral

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

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

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

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.

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

Armed Grandma Shoots, Chases Intruder from Home


On Sunday night, a grandmother retrieved her handgun, opened fire on an intruder, and chased him from the house. According to CNN, the incident occurred in Bowie County, Texas, as 74-year-old Rebbie Roberson sat down to watch the news. Roberson said that a man armed with a gun “broke into her home.” “When I started to

D.C. Homeless # Doubles National Avg, Living Costs Soar to Record Highs


Washington, D.C. has the highest rate of homelessness among big cities, according to a survey of 32 big cities by the United States Conference of Mayors. In D.C., there are 124 homeless people for every 10,000 residents, more than twice the national average, while homelessness nationwide has gone down 12.9 percent over the last seven

Frank Luntz: Obama on a ‘FU Tour,’ Trying to ‘Settle Scores’ With Republicans


Over the weekend, pollster Frank Luntz blasted President Barack Obama during a Fox News appearance, accusing the president of “trying to settle scores before he leaves.” Luntz compared Obama’s final days as president to President-elect Donald Trump’s “thank you” tour, calling it a “FU tour.” “If Trump did this great tour of the country, they called

Portrait of Ronald Reagan Defaced During Break-In at GOP Office in North Carolina


Someone vandalized a portrait of former President Ronald Reagan during a break-in to a county Republican Party headquarters in North Carolina. The vandal kicked in the door to the Wayne County Republican Party headquarters in Goldsboro and vandalized a portrait of Reagan with a cowboy hat, which was part of a mural that included the

Restaurant Owner Faces Backlash Over Sign Banning Trump Voters


Hawaiian restaurant Café 8 1/2 is facing backlash after its owner hung a sign barring pro-Trump supporters from eating there. “I made my one big statement, I guess you could say, with a little poster I put in my window the day after he was elected,” Robert Warner told KITV-TV about the sign he posted on the door of

Two Teens Arrested for Robbing Nine-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand


Two Florida teens were arrested Wednesday after authorities say they robbed a lemonade stand, KXAN reports. Nine-year-old Lucas, joined by other neighborhood kids, operated a lemonade stand at the apartment complex where he lives in Hillsborough County, FL. Things were going well at the lemonade stand until Lucas was robbed. “I did pretty well. I made $13.41 and then

L.A. Councilman: Ban Single Adults from Playgrounds


A member of the Los Angeles City Council has proposed a ban on adults without children hanging around the city’s parks and play areas. Council member Mitch O’Farrell proposed the ban after residents complained about drug-dealing in parks, WJW reported. O’Farrell said signs would be posted around the playground perimeter, and adults without children could be

Report: Obama Family Travel Expenses Cost Taxpayers $96 Million Over 8 Years


Taxpayers footed the bill for $96 million in mostly personal travel expenses for President Obama and his family over the eight years Obama has occupied the White House, according to a new report from Judicial Watch announced Thursday. The president’s high-priced trips included the family’s annual vacation to Hawaii, which cost an estimated $3.5 million in

135 Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty in 2016


Barring any late additions to the list, the nation saw 135 police officers killed in the line of duty in 2016, a report notes. The annual report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) finds that the loss reported for this year is ten percent higher than the 123 police fatalities for 2015. The

Sixth Circuit: Not Unconstitutional to Shoot Dogs While Executing Search Warrant


A December 19 ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit states that police officers do not violate constitutional rights by shooting suspects’ dogs during the execution of a search warrant. The case stems from an April 17, 2013, incident in which police officers shot and killed two pit bulls inside

U.S. Border Patrol Begins Asking Foreign Travelers for Social Media Accounts upon Entering Country


U.S. Customs and Border Protection has finalized a measure that asks foreign travelers to provide their social media accounts upon entering the country. Border Patrol started asking travelers to provide their Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts starting Tuesday, Politico reported. Individuals are prompted to include their social media accounts when applying for a visa

Chuck Schumer Fires Group of Democratic Staffers Right Before the Holidays


Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) fired a group of Democratic staffers right before Christmas. Schumer fired almost all the staffers in the Senate Democrats’ internal video department, the Senate Democratic Media Center, to make room for a new digital operation focusing on viral social media content, Politico reported. “On Friday, December 16, 2016,

Man Removed from Commercial Flight After Harassing Ivanka Trump and Family


Ivanka Trump and her family were accosted by a passenger on a commercial flight who was eventually removed from the plane, according to reports. Ivanka, who was with her husband Jared Kushner and three children, was harassed by a male passenger who told her that “Your father is ruining the country,” before declaring that “She should

‘#CrippledGreg’: Texas Governor Taunted to Ask God to Walk Again


A Twitter user attacked Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his religious faith and asked him why God has never helped him walk again. Abbott has been confined to a wheelchair since July 1984 when a tree fell on him, breaking his back. He was running with a law school friend at the time through a

Hate Hoax: Student Arrested for Alleged Nazi, Anti-Semitic Graffiti


LONG ISLAND CITY, New York – A Nassau Community College student was arrested after allegedly drawing over 100 swastikas on campus since President-Elect Donald Trump’s election, along with anti-Semitic phrases and symbols. Jasskirat Saini, 20 years-old, was arrested and charged by Nassau Police for the threatening graffiti, telling police his motivation was because he felt

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