The tax for choosing not to enroll in Obamacare begins at only $95 per person or one percent of an individual's income. However, this tax increases over the years, reaching $695 per person or 2.5 percent of an individual's income by 2016.

WSJ: Russian-Flagged Trucks Enter Slovyansk in Ukraine
  • Wed, April 16, 2014

Ukraine sent military forces Tuesday to address the pro-Russian rioters in Eastern Ukraine. Armored vehicles with Russian flags entered the city of Slovyansk Wednesday morning.

Study: Even Casual Marijuana Use Results in Brain Damage
  • Wed, April 16, 2014

Even recreational marijuana use can cause permanent damage, altering patterns in the brain's regions of motivation and emotion, a study collaborated between Northwestern Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School found. "People think a little recreational use shouldn't cause a problem, if someone is doing OK with work or school," study co-author Hans Breiter explained, "our data directly says this is not the case."

WSJ: Who Pays the Most in State Taxes?
  • Wed, April 16, 2014

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.

Ceremony Held One Year After the Boston Marathon Bombing
  • Tue, April 15, 2014

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.

NATO Calls Russia to Withdraw Troops from Ukaraine's Border
  • Tue, April 15, 2014

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.

Former VA Gov.: Snowden Was Wrong, Leaks Create Tragedies like Boston Bombing
  • Tue, April 15, 2014

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."

NewsBusted: Sebelius Wanted to Resign Earlier but her Word Processor Kept Crashing
  • Tue, April 15, 2014

"HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned last week in the wake of the debacle," Comedian Jodi Miller reported, "she wanted to resign last October but her word processor kept crashing."

Ukraine: Slavyansk Still Under Pro-Russian Control
  • Mon, April 14, 2014

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.

Have U.S., Europe Turned Their Backs on Ukraine?
  • Mon, April 14, 2014

"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."

Do You Know Who the Koch Brothers Are?
  • Sun, April 13, 2014

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.

AEI: Bogus Statistics Used For Gender Wage Gap
  • Sun, April 13, 2014

"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 Funded Anti-gay Candidate, Boycotted Mozilla CEO for Supporting "Anti-gay" Legislation
  • Sat, April 12, 2014

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."