Obama funds Kenya project during shutdown

by Steve Peacock -- Just one day prior to the partial government shutdown, the Obama administration slipped in a contract to help Kenyan and other East African power companies more effectively tap more…

'Racist' police dogs only bite Latinos, blacks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (INDEPENDENT) — Police officers in Los Angeles have long faced accusations of institutional racism, but now it appears their dogs may be unjustly discriminatory, too. A new report more…

Mainstream baffled as French turn to far right

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FRANCE24) — France's mainstream political parties were Monday scratching their heads over what to do about a surge by the Front National (FN) after a breakthrough by-election win more…

GOP eyes Donald Trump for governor run

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYPOST) — Increasingly desperate New York Republicans, seeking the political equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, are trying to get Donald Trump to run against Gov. Cuomo next more…

Food stamp free-for-all after EBT glitch

by Andrea Shea King -- Clean up on Aisle 17! It was a food-stamp "free for all" this weekend after a "glitch" with payments in 17 states – as low-income Americans ransacked stores, more…

U.S. risks joining 1933 Germany in default

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — Reneging on its debt obligations would make the U.S. the first major Western government to default since Nazi Germany 80 years ago. Germany unilaterally ceased payments more…

Chris Christie unloads on Congress

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THEDAILYBEAST) — “It’s ridiculous,” Chris Christie said. New Jersey’s blunt-spoken, bipartisanly-inclined Republican governor was discussing the ongoing federal shutdown and debt ceiling crisis plaguing the nation’s capital. “You more…

Forget shutdown, Bidens vacation at Camp David

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WEEKLYSTANDARD) — Despite the government shutdown, Vice President Joe Biden is vacationing at Camp David this long weekend. He's joined at the Maryland retreat by his family, including more…

China calls for 'de-Americanized' world

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — The looming prospect of a US default on debt prompted China to call for the world to “de-Americanise”, amid warnings of a new global recession. In more…