Same-sex couples get expanded federal benefits

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — WASHINGTON — The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify in court or visit more…

Obama spends $1 million on each of these

by Steve Peacock -- The federal government's portfolio of international health-care initiatives has grown so enormous that the Obama administration is infusing another quarter-billion dollars simply to help operate this global bureaucracy. more…

Seriously ... there's hope for Hollywood

by Bob Unruh -- The singer of the Oscar-nominated-and-rescinded "Alone Yet Not Alone" song, artist Joni Eareckson Tada, says she has hope for Hollywood, and, believe it or not, it's at least more…

IRS takes $10,000 from gold medalists

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ATR.ORG) — As 230 U.S. Olympic athletes gear up to compete in the 2014 Winter Games, the only thing colder than the slopes at Sochi is the fact more…

Democrat candidate: I never inhaled

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TRIBLIVE) — HERSHEY, Pa. — John Hanger, the only candidate for governor pushing legalization of marijuana, says he never inhaled and, in fact, never put a joint near more…

Whoa! Christians get 'encouraging' sign from Obama

by Greg Corombos -- [ooyala code="QxbHNrazou27skM2DUCqbgbJfo5BwG9T" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] President Obama sent a clear and vital message in favor of religious freedom and against sectarian persecution in his address to the Feb. 6 National more…

Killer's family to victim's kin: 'We hate you'

by Colin Flaherty -- [ooyala code="YzdWZrazrGBjOq4SC942BF3HfbJBvKy3" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (Editor's note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence more…