The Pentagon is beefing up the nation’s missile defense in the wake of provocative nuclear threats from North Korea and is set to deploy 14 additional ground-based interceptors at missile silos in Alaska and California, congressional and U.S. officials tell Fox News.
In 2010, Texas enacted sonogram laws, which has resulted in 10 to 15% fewer abortions at Texas clinics. Researchers at Ibis Reproductive Health, the University of Texas, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham conducted a study aimed at “improv[ing] women’s reproductive autonomy,” which shows a reduction in abortions since the state enacted strict requirements for women seeking abortions.
Shortly, if all goes to plan, the Obama Administration will allow all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.
Depending on who you talk to, the US may have gotten a bargain when it bought up 2 million doses of a smallpox medicine for use in a possible bio-attack or it got fleeced to the tune of $463 million.
In Mississippi, lawmakers have just passed legislation that would legalize student-led prayer in the state’s public schools. Senate Bill 2633, which went to Gov. Phil Bryant March 6 for his signature, would also allow students to talk about their faith in the classroom and organize school Bible clubs, as well as pray at football games, graduation ceremonies, and during morning announcements.
A top US newspaper claims that U.S. companies are making record profits, but the money is remaining offshore in various other countries where it is lightly taxed. The Wall Street Journal compiled an analysis of 60 U.S. companies. The report says altogether the companies deposited $166 billion offshore last year, shielding more than 40 percent of their annual profits from U.S. taxes.
On Sunday Sen Tom Coburn said last week’s dinner meeting with President Barack Obama about the federal budget and sequestration might lead to a turning point in a “dysfunctional” Washington D.C.
The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12% in 2011, in a report from the IRS on Friday. About 312,000 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in back taxes as of Sept. 30, 2011.