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Tesla and the future of the American auto industry

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Electric car manufacturer Tesla motors is generally considered the new-kid-on-the-block in the American auto industry, but it is shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with. With a factory that will make it a leader in American manufacturing, controversial approval and support from Republican politicians, and a free-market approach to auto sales Tesla has the eyes of the ...

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Rescuing the poor: The GOP’s Obamacare alternatives

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When Barack Obama was crisscrossing the country in 2008 and 2009 “selling” Obamacare to the masses, one of his oft-repeated claims was that as a result of his signature legislation, health insurance rates would decrease by $2,500 a year: That claim, along with several others Obama has made regarding the Affordable Care Act, has, of course, proven false. Did the ...

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No Prison Left Behind: a low blow to higher education

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There is some good news and some bad news regarding state taxes.   The good news – for state tax collectors, anyway – is that the Great Recession, which led to massive job losses fed by depression within housing and financial sectors, is long past. State tax revenue rose 6 percent last year, according to Bloomberg News, which was the ...

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Harry Reid: Bundy supporters are domestic terrorists

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Thursday at an event hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Harry Reid took his latest shot in his war against Cliven Bundy, calling him and those who support him “domestic terrorists.” “These people, who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists. I repeat: What went on up there was domestic terrorism,” said the ...

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Washington State gun laws face opposing initiatives

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Washington state gun laws, reform is in your future. The question is – will it be in the form of gun control or gun freedom? Washington’s current policy is to uphold federal law. As of now, background checks only happen when purchasing from a licensed dealer. Two exact opposite initiatives are getting a lot of attention that will change the ...

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WATCH: Snowden questions Putin on Russian intelligence surveillance

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The translation from English to Russian and back again was tedious, but as Vladimir Putin states he and Edward Snowden do share a common “professional language”– espionage. Snowden appeared via video conference on Putin’s annual Russian TV appearance where he takes questions from the public to ask about Russia’s own policies on mass surveillance. “I’d like to ask you a question about mass surveillance of ...

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Abortions are tax deductible

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The Washington Times released a list of 13 tax deductions that are less well-known amongst Americans. Included in the list are clarinet lessons for children with overbites, wigs, acupuncture and abortion. Abortion? Seriously?! In a word, yes. According to the IRS, abortions are considered a medical expense and are therefore deductible. As stated on the IRS website: “Medical expenses are ...

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