CBO: Minimum-wage hike would kill 500,000 jobs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON TIMES) Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will cut about a half-million jobs out of the economy by 2016, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report Tuesday that could deal a major more…

Protesters torch Ukraine ruling party's HQ

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- At least nine people died Tuesday in protests in Kiev, seven of them civilians and two police, authorities said. A total of 47 police officers more…

3,000 Americans ditch their passports

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MONEY.CNN) — Goodbye, Uncle Sam! That's what 3,000 Americans chose to say last year, lining up at embassies around the world to renounce their citizenship. The numbers for more…

Hawaii ranks worst for Obamacare signups

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WATCHDOG.ORG) HONOLULU — Hawaii has the lowest number in the nation of enrollments through its Obamacare exchange, Hawaii Health Connector, according to a Feb. 12 U.S. Department of Health and more…

Obama finds brand-new way to spy on you

by Bob Unruh -- Plaintiffs in a case challenging the U.S. government's programs that spy on innocent Americans have submitted a special supplement to the court, pointing out that the Obama administration more…

Ex-congressman arrested in porn rap

by -NO AUTHOR- -- HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds — an ex-con from Chicago convicted of bank fraud and having sex with a 16-year-old girl when he was more…

Obama orders new fuel standards for trucks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="F3MTdxazqiOyj6pKYV-rjxYAj7xalNxk" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d" autoplay="t"] (POLITICO) President Barack Obama on Tuesday will order his agencies to tighten the fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, the latest stage in his more…

Hillary goes mum on NSA surveillance

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) — Last September, Hillary Clinton strode to a podium in Philadelphia to deliver what she advance-billed as a policy speech addressing the roiling controversy over government surveillance more…