According to news reports Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki has ordered Iraqi military forces to seize government buildings. The move comes in the wake of an ongoing dispute over forming a new government. After an Islamist insurgency over ran large swarths of Iraq, there was an effort to replace Maliki with a “unity” government that would […]
@Watchdogorg Daniel Mael is a reporter for Watchdog.org, a national network of investigative reporters covering waste, fraud and abuse in government. Watchdog.org is a project of the nonprofit Franklin Center for Government Public Integrity. Source material can be found at this site.
Would you like to own a small business someday? If so, sorry — the Service Employees International Union would rather you didn’t. The SEIU has convinced the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to eviscerate the franchising model that many small-business owners rely on. Under the current model, these small-business owners pay for the right to […]
As The Daily Signal reported last week, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, the Suadenese mother sentenced to death for her Christian faith, has arrived safely in America. This represents an important victory for religious freedom, but Ishag’s story is far from an isolated event. At the release of the 2014 U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom […]
Marguerite Bowling writes on health care, entitlements, taxes, federal spending and other pressing economic issues for The Daily Signal. Source material can be found at this site.
President Obama’s approval ratings continue to plummet. American approval of the president sunk to a new low at 40 percent according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday. Nearly half view the president negatively. NBC cites a drop among Democrat and African-American support for the president as a key reason for the decline. Obama’s weakest rating […]
In his opinion declaring Virginia’s marriage law unconstitutional, Judge Henry Floyd of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit summarized what he perceived to be the basic disagreement between the opponents and proponents of the law. “The opponents and proponents agree that marriage is a fundamental right,” the judge wrote. “They strongly disagree, […]
Marine veteran Shawn Adkins says he’s ready to fight back against Obama’s so-called “war on coal” as it tears through West Virginia. Federal regulations are forcing a coal company to lay off an expected 1,100 workers in the coal-heavy state, stripping away what Adkins calls the “blood and oxygen” of families in the region. [youtube […]
The campaign for cronyism grabbed headlines on Monday, when the chairman of General Electric claimed that taxpayer subsidies are “crucial” to American trade with Africa. What went unreported, however, is just how much GE profits from the subsidies doled out by the Export-Import Bank, and how little Ex-Im actually contributes to U.S.-Africa trade. The remarks […]
(CNSNews.com) – The number of unemployed women 16 years and over increased by 227,000 in July as the unemployment rate for women ticked up from 5.9 percent to 6.2 percent, according to data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In July there were 4,494,000 women who were unemployed, an increase of 227,000 […]