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Yes She May: Oprah Hints At Presidential Run

"I actually never thought that that was – I never considered the question, even a possibility.  I thought, 'Oh, gee, I don't have experience. I don't know enough. I don't...'  And now I'm thinking, 'Oh! Oh!'"

A Two-State Solution... For The West?

There's a cold war raging. No, not the one between the US and Russia. That’s old news. We're talking about the new cold war: the one for the soul of the West.

Rampant Conflicts Of Interest Exposed In Oregon

Since 1940, at the federal level, individuals and entities negotiating or working under federal contracts are prohibited from giving political cash to candidates, parties or committees. In Oregon, however, this political patronage is perfectly legal, at least for now.

In Search Of A Pension Fix (When None Is Possible): What Happens?

As we pointed out long ago, there is no possible fix to the Dallas pension mess except massive haircuts to pension payouts. Given The pension board does not want to admit that, nor the mayor, nor the city council, it was inevitable talks would disintegrate into finger-pointing and lawsuits. That’s precisely what happened.

A Billion Dollars Of Federally Funded Paranoia

When it comes to mindless excess in the war on terror, it is difficult to compete with the 70+ fusion centers bankrolled by the Department of Homeland Security. Though the fusion centers are a dud on the anti-terrorist front, perhaps they are a big success in making Americans wary of speaking out against government abuses.

Army Grants Easement To Complete Construction Of Dakota Access Pipeline

The US Army Corps said in a court filing it has notified Congress that it has granted the final easement needed to finish the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. The easement was needed for Energy Transfer Partners to complete work on the last portion located under Lake Oahe on the 1,172-mile long pipeline.

Deplorable? Obama Sent $27 Billion Taxpayer Money To Fund Sanctuary Cities In 2016

Across America, there are over 300 governmental jurisdictions claiming "sanctuary status." Of those governments, there are 106 cities, while the rest are states, counties or other units of government. Under Trump’s order, mayors defending their sanctuary city status are essentially imposing a defiance tax on local residents. On average, this tax amounts to $500 per man, woman and child.