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Federal Income Tax: 100 Years Today

Federal Income Tax: 100 Years Today

Alexander Hamilton won in the end. As Treasury Secretary in the 1790s he championed an array of “internal” taxes to supplement federal revenues from import tariffs. Thomas Jefferson despised Hamilton’s internal taxes as assault on liberty, and when elected in 1800 he made sure that they were abolished.

Why the Government Shutdown Is a Welcome Development

Why the Government Shutdown Is a Welcome Development

With the partial government shutdown now in its fifth day, the rhetoric among Democrats and among the pro-Beltway mainstream media has reached a fever pitch, with the leaders of the Republican opposition…

John Perkins – Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Confessions of an Economic Hitman

“My sin was ripping off people around the world,” said John Perkins, author of “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.” He says he pushed countries to take on loans they would have trouble repaying.

Navy Shooter Taking “Mass Murder Suicide Pills”?

Navy Shooter Taking “Mass Murder Suicide Pills”?

The story is a long way from coming into focus. The little we do know about Monday’s tragic mass shooting at a Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. is stirring a national debate.

Israel Stockpiled Chemical Weapons Decades Ago – CIA Document

Israel stockpiled chemical weapons decades ago – CIA document

Israel is believed to have secretly built up its own stockpile of chemical and biological weapons decades ago, reports Foreign Policy, citing a recently unearthed CIA document.

Putin: Chem Arms Handover Works Only If US Calls Off Strike

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Syria’s chemical arms handover will only work if the US and its allies renounce the use of force against Damascus.

US Senate Delays Syria Strike Vote Over Russian ‘chemical handover’ Proposal

Syria backs Russia's plan for chemical weapons handover

President Obama is willing to “absolutely” put on pause, a military strike on Syria if Assad accepts Russia’s proposal to hand over control of the chemical weapons to the international community.

Carney: Drone Strikes ‘Legal, Ethical & Wise’

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During Tuesday’s press briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney was asked during about a legal memo used by the Obama administration to justify drone strikes against American citizens.

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