Pentagon: Vladimir Putin May Suffer From Asperger’s

Feb 5, 2015, 7:06 pm EST

Vladimir Putin may suffer from Asperger’s, according to an old study.

Research from a Pentagon think tank claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger’s syndrome. A brain scan is necessary to prove the theory.

“Putin carries a form of autism,” says University of North Carolina psychiatry professor Stephen Porges. Porges took back his original statement because the report was never conclusive. Read 

IRS News: Dirty Dozen Tax Scams List for 2015

Feb 3, 2015, 3:42 pm EST

The IRS has collected a list of its Dirty Dozen tax scams for 2015.

The list includes several different ways that people may try to take advantage of the system to avoid having to pay the full amount of taxes they own. It also includes fake services trying to scam people when filing their taxes. Several items on this list have been on previous version of it from earlier years.

Here are the Dirty Dozen tax scams for 2015 that the IRS warns about. Read 

Highlights of Obama’s $4 Trillion Budget Proposal

Feb 2, 2015, 10:51 pm EST

Barack Obama has issued a budget proposal for the 2016 fiscal year.

The $3.99 trillion plan would relieve the middle class through increased taxes on corporations and high-income individuals. Spending will also be increased with the budget proposal.

“I know there are Republicans who disagree with my approach,” said Obama. “And I’ve said this before: If they have other ideas for how we can keep America safe, grow our economy, while helping middle-class families feel some sense of economic security, I welcome their ideas. Read 

Election 2016: Is George Pataki Running for President?

Feb 2, 2015, 6:12 pm EST

Republican George Pataki is considering a 2016 presidential run.

The 69-year-old has been flirting with the idea of running for a while but he was not considered to be among the favorites for the Republican vote.

Pataki served as New York Governor for three consecutive terms from 1995 through 2006. “I’m thinking about it very seriously,” he said. Read 

California Considers Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21

Feb 2, 2015, 4:15 pm EST

California is considering passing a law to raise the legal smoking age to 21.

The move would make it the first state to do so. Sen. Ed Hernandez proposed the legislation and said tobacco companies know young people are more likely to get addicted.

“We can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines while big tobacco markets to our kids and gets another generation of young people hooked on a product that will ultimately kill them.” Read 

Election 2016: Mitt Romney Will Not Run for President

Jan 30, 2015, 1:28 pm EST

Mitt Romney will no longer run for president. Source: Flickr

The 2012 Republican candidate considered another presidential campaign but decided it’d be best to give other leaders in the party a shot at the White House.

Romney was ahead in a number of national polls and several swing states. However, he was losing support internally. Read 

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