Finally, a Lawsuit Against Operation Choke Point

Jun 11, 2014, 5:01 am EDT

As I reported here a few weeks ago, following up on a story originally broken here, the federal government took it upon itself to try to kill legitimate businesses by choking off their banking access.

Operation Choke Point was originally targeted at payday lenders such as First Cash Financial Services (FCFS), Cash America (CSH), DFC Global (DLLR), QC Holdings (QCCO) and EZCorp (EZPW). Since then, other sources have reported that the program targeted pornography producers and actors, online gaming companies, and gun and ammunition manufacturers.

Regardless of your own personal feeling towards any of these businesses, every American should be disturbed that the federal government is trying to kill legal businesses simply because it doesn’t like them. Read 

Vermont Is Raising Minimum Wage to $10.50

Jun 9, 2014, 4:18 pm EDT

Vermont will raise its minimum wage to $10.50 an hour by 2018.

State Governor Peter Shumlin — a Democrat — signed a law to raise the state’s minimum wage within the next four years on Monday. The move will make Vermont the U.S. state with the highest minimum wage.

“States like Vermont realize that working people can’t support their families on the current minimum wage, and we’re moving ahead to do the right thing on our own,” Shumlin said at a signing ceremony. Read 

The CIA Twitter Account: See First Tweet

Jun 6, 2014, 3:43 pm EDT

The Central Intelligence Agency finally made its way to Twitter (TWTR) with the official CIA Twitter account.

“We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet,” read the first tweet on the agency’s page.

The CIA Twitter account is now the CIA’s third social media account as the agency tries to become more accessible and transparent about its mission and objectives to the public. The agency also has a YouTube and a Flickr account. Read 

Bowe Bergdahl Latest News: 5 Things to Know About the US Soldier’s Controversial Release

Jun 5, 2014, 12:13 pm EDT

Political fallout from the deal made between the U.S. and the Taliban to release captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl continues to cause political headaches for the Obama Administration.

The White House says the deal that freed Bowe Bergdahl was made necessary by the soldier’s declining health and America’s commitment never to leave soldiers on the field of battle. Opponents say that administration negotiated with terrorists, breaking a long-held policy stance, and made a bad deal to secure Bergdahl’s release, CBS News notes.

Adding to the administration’s woes, a number of former soldiers who served with Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan have given TV interviews questioning how he came to be held by the Taliban, according to CNN. Read 

Tax ‘Fairness’ – 90% Want Higher Investment Taxes

Jun 4, 2014, 11:57 am EDT

If you already think it’s hard to beat the market, imagine how much harder it will be to invest in stocks profitably if the tax burden goes up.

Unfortunately, that’s what 9 in 10 Americans apparently want.

WalletHub released its 2014 Tax Fairness Survey, which “assesses opinions on tax code complexity, income tax structure, and the fairness of taxes on everything from investment income and corporations to alcohol and tobacco,” according to a press release. Read 

How Much Weight Has Chris Christie Lost?

Jun 3, 2014, 1:14 pm EDT

Chris Christie has been losing weight and people are taking notice.

In September 2011, Chris Christie was estimated to weigh anywhere from 322 to 350 pounds. At the time, he was considered too fat to be President. Since then, the New Jersey Governor has been working to lose weight. So far, it has been estimated that Christie is down to 236 pounds. This means the politician has lost anywhere from 86 to 114 pounds, reports The Wire.

Chris Christie hasn’t done all of his weight loss work on his own. In Feburary 2013, he had lap band surgery done. When it was revealed he had went through the surgery, Christie said that he got it for the future of his family, The Wire notes. Read 

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