New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impose the highest state taxes, The Wall Street Journal reports. Where should you move to avoid high income taxes? Wyoming. While the national state and local tax average is 9.8 percent, residents of the Cowboy state pay only 6.9 percent.
One year to the day after the Boston Marathon terror blasts, families of those killed attended a brief, quiet ceremony this morning at the bombing sites on Boylston Street.
Russia must deescalate and "ease the pressure" in the Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday. He told Russia to pull back its troops from Ukraine's border and to clarify that it does not support the pro-Russia separatist riots.
Russia will obtain all of Edward Snowden's information, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R) told TellDC Tuesday, "what that does is it diminishes our capacity to do the kind of investigation that will prevent people in this country from doing harm, like we saw in the Boston marathon."
"HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned last week in the wake of the Healthcare.gov debacle," Comedian Jodi Miller reported, "she wanted to resign last October but her word processor kept crashing."
Armed men and pro-russian protesters are still occupying the governmental building of the police and secret services in the East of Ukraine Monday despite the Ukrainian government's evacuation deadline.
"Left to fend for itself by the West, Ukraine looks like a loser to them," Matthew Kaminski wrote in the Wall Street Journal Monday, "Ukraine expects and deserves America's support by every other means that Washington has refused so far. Betrayal is an ugly word and an uglier deed. Europe and the U.S. will pay dearly for it in Ukraine."
Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has repeatedly ranted against the billionaire Koch brothers, saying Republicans are "addicted to Koch" and the Koch brothers fueled the Obamacare "horror stories." However, a recent George Washington University/Battleground poll found that the majority of Americans do not even know who the Koch Brothers are. Dan Joseph of the Media Research Center asked tourists to Washington, D.C. if they are familiar with Reid's favorite set of siblings.
"No competent labor economist takes the 23 cent wage gap injustice claim seriously, " American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Christina Hoff Sommers explained, "There was an analysis of more than 50 peer reviewed papers commissioned by the Department of Labor, what they found is that the so called 'wage gap' is mostly, perhaps entirely, an artifact of the different choices men and women make."
OkCupid urged users to boycott Mozilla Firefox in May because "Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples." However a Sam Yagan, OKCupid co-founder also supported a candidate who opposed the promotion of same-sex couples. "A decade ago, I made a contribution to Representative Chris Cannon because he was the ranking Republican on the House subcommittee that oversaw the Internet and Intellectual Property, matters important to my business and our industry." Yagan claimed "I accept responsibility for not knowing where he stood on gay rights in particular; I unequivocally support marriage equality and I would not make that contribution again today. However, a contribution made to a candidate with views on hundreds of issues has no equivalence to a contribution supporting Prop 8, a single issue that has no purpose other than to affirmatively prohibit gay marriage, which I believe is a basic civil right."
Brett Hurt jumped in front of his best friend Gracie Evans Wednesday when a student rushed down the hall slashing people with knives in a Pennsylvania High School. "I heard her screaming and crying and I didn't know what was going on and then the pain in my back, I realized something happened," Hurt explained. Evans, put pressure on his wounds so he wouldn't bleed, an act, which he claims, saved his life. More than 20 students were injured during the mass stabbing.
A woman was taken into custody after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speech in Las Vegas. The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage today at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino, according to the Associated Press.
Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday she will resign from her role as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. With the failed crafting and roll out of Obamacare, New York Times White House correspondent Michael D. Shear said "someone needed to be held accountable for all the screw-ups along the way."
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