Chicago has a billion dollar pension problem

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ZeroHedge) Last week, Chicago got some bad news from Moody's. On the heels of an Illinois Supreme Court decision that struck down a pension reform law, the ratings more…

Senate passes 'fast track' trade deal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Examiner) After weeks of wrangling, Senate lawmakers approved legislation that would give President Obama "fast track" powers to negotiate international trade deals. The vote came after lawmakers more…

Democrats call for 'flood' of Muslims to U.S.

by Leo Hohmann -- [caption id="attachment_257961" align="aligncenter" width="598"] Syrian refugees on the run, displaced by the 5-year-old civil war.[/caption] A group of 14 Democrat senators has written a letter to President Obama more…

FOIA suits vs. feds costing taxpayers big bucks

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1939675" align="aligncenter" width="600"] President Obama vowed his administration would be the most transparent ever.[/caption] Sen. Chuck Grassley, head of the Judiciary Committee, has joined with ranking Democrat more…

ISIS: Michelle Obama worth only $40

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Daily Beast) The newest issue of English-language ISIS propaganda mag Dabiq promises to bring slave markets to the West—and claims the first lady won't fetch a large price. more…

Stocks fail to hold gains

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday, failing to hold highs touched during the session, as investors eyed inflation data and Fed Chair Yellen's speech ahead of the more…

City faces fiscal pain for anti-illegals law

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) May 22 One Pennsylvania city's controversial attempts to gain more power over immigration enforcement could push that city into state fiscal oversight if it loses a ruling more…

Eiffel Tower shut down over pick pockets

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Paris (AFP) - Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower was shut to tourists on Friday as staff walked off the job to protest a surge in gangs of pickpockets roaming more…