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Indiana man on synthetic pot allegedly punched out 4-year-old and threatened Obama

A Granger, IN man who claims the federal government used him as a sex slave is accused of brutally striking a 4-year-old boy and of threatening President Barack Obama. According to WSBT-TV, 25-year-old Eric Parks is charged with two class-D felonies, battery and intimidation. Parks went on a rampage in…

U.S. extends comment period on Keystone XL through the end of May

By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department announced on Friday it is extending the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, a move that likely postpones a final decision on the controversial project until after the November 4 mid-term elections. President Barack Obama has said he…

Death toll climbs to 37 after Washington state mudslide

The official death toll from a mudslide that buried a river valley neighborhood in the Cascade foothills of Washington state last month rose to 37 on Tuesday, after search teams extricated another body from the mud and rubble. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River…

Obama names Sylvia Mathews Burwell as next U.S. health secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday he will promote his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to be health secretary, presiding over the next difficult phase of implementing his healthcare law during the lead-up to the midterm elections. Burwell, who must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, will…

Obamacare enrollment to surpass 7.5 million: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 7.5 million people are expected to sign up for private health coverage this year under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, surpassing the 7.1 million total announced just last week, the top U.S. health official said on Thursday. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius…

Donald Trump tells Fox: ‘Really unfair’ that Obama has a job and Mozilla CEO doesn’t

Reality star Donald Trump on Monday lamented that President Barack Obama still had a job after the former CEO of Mozilla was forced to resign for funding groups that worked to strip LGBT of people of their existing marriage rights. Last week, a gay Mozilla developer explained to newly-appointed CEO…

Controversial Obama ‘selfie’ now in the hands of lawyers

Samsung ‘selfie’ flap now in hands of lawyers: White House (via AFP) The controversy over a “selfie” photo of President Barack Obama and baseball star David Ortiz now is in the hands of attorneys, a White House official said on Sunday. The White House last week warned Samsung against using…

U.S. reports three million Medicaid enrollments under Obamacare

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three million lower-income Americans have enrolled in the Medicaid program for the poor so far during the rollout of U.S. President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law, the administration announced on Friday. That brings to more than 10 million the number of people who have…

Tea Party group suggests ‘dictator’ Obama staged Sandy Hook massacre to ‘get your guns’

A notoriously credulous Tea Party group made a pair of Facebook posts questioning whether a Connecticut school massacre was staged by President Barack Obama. The Florida-based National Liberty Foundation posted a photo Wednesday showing the aftermath of the school’s demolition, with the caption, “Destroying the evidence: What’s left of Sandy…

U.S. ambassador to India quits after rift over diplomat’s arrest

The U.S. ambassador to India resigned Monday in the wake of a bitter rift between the usually friendly countries following a diplomat’s arrest in New York. The announcement by Nancy Powell, a veteran diplomat with extensive experience in South Asia, comes days before India heads into elections in which the…

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