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EPA catches Volkswagen cheating, could face $18 Billion in fines


The Environmental Protection Agency ordered Volkswagen to fix nearly 500,000 diesel cars on Friday that the agency said are in violation of clean air laws by using software that cheats on EPA emissions tests. The cars, all built in the last seven years, include a device programmed to detect when they are undergoing official emissions testing, the EPA said, adding that the cars ...

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Federal Reserve interest rate decision announced

Audit the Fed - HR 459

The U.S. Federal Reserves’ Open Market Committee (FOMC) has announced the decision to keep interest rates at 0%. The FOMC cited concerns over global economic conditions as the primary reason for not raising rates. The FOMC doesn’t directly affect all interest rates in the American economy. Instead, “the Fed” sets the overnight rate which banks use to charge interest for ...

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Food Fight! Or, the CNN GOP Primary Debate – [Open Thread]

CNN debate stage

CDN invites you to comment on your observations after the main debate of the Republican Primary Debate at the Ronald Reagan Library Wednesday at 8 pm. Who’s on the main stage? The eleven attendees for tonight’s debate are  Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie and John Kasich. What ...

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Club for Growth: ‘Trump is just playing us for chumps’ [video]

Club for Growth video - politician

This ad by Club for Growth points out the glaring contradictions between Trumps stated ideology and that of his supporters –  but it will likely fall on deaf ears. Trump is riding a populist wave based on single sentence “first day” promises and the perception that he “tells it like it is” because he calls other politicians “stupid” and bashes his opponents ...

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Marco Rubio: Catching Footballs, Fielding Questions [video]

Rubio catching footballs and answering questions

Presidential candidate and Former college athlete Marco Rubio shares his Super Bowl pick and more in his latest campaign video. Rubio shows a lighter, less-serious side of himself while catching footballs and answering .. wait for it… softball ..  questions. Definitely an image ad not intended to stir up controversy or fine-tune any messaging, the spot does give Rubio a little more ...

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Vice President Joe Biden Interview

Joe Biden Late Show Colbert interview part I

Will Joe run? We don’t find out in this interview, but for a VP that has been largely kept far away from the spotlight during the Obama presidency, he sure is quite visible all the sudden. I wonder what Trump thinks about Uncle Joe?

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Rick Perry ‘Surprisingly’ first to bow out of 2016 GOP Race

Rick Perry drops out of race

Ok, not so surprisingly. Former governor Rick Perry today announced that he was suspending his campaign to become the Republican nominee for President of the United States. The decision came as Gov. Perry’s campaign had been running on fumes financially. Last month, Perry had converted his entire campaign staff over to volunteer status as he could no longer afford to ...

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Mentally ill and violent – how to stop the trend

mentally ill shooters

When the media talks about Columbine, the Aurora theater, Lafayette or any other multiple murder event, they focus on only one commonality – the fact that the killer used a gun. They’ve missed a much more important common factor and this one can be fixed. When people snap, they snap. They might drive an SUV into a university gathering area, ...

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