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The U.S.’s $7 Billion War on Drugs Helped Grow Afghanistan’s Heroin Biz — Instead of eradicating opium production in Afghanistan, the U.S. government's massive $7.6 billion war on drugs in the war-torn country may actually be aiding the production of opium poppy-further boosting the illicit opium industry and fueling the heroin epidemic in the United States.

Would a GOP Congress Embrace or Replace Obamacare? — Republicans have been eerily quiet about the president's health care law on the campaign trail lately. But that's likely to change if the GOP is victorious and wins control of the Senate next week. Sen.

How to Get Millennials to Vote? Shirtless Models and Party Buses — The midterm elections are just one week away and campaigns, advocacy groups and other organizations are doing just about anything to get young people to vote next Tuesday-including shipping them to the polls in party buses filled with shirtless, male models. That's the deal at North Carolina State University anyway.

Add $18M to the $104 Billion Blown in Afghanistan — The U.S. government recently doled out $18.5 million to a Qatar-based contractor to renovate and expand Afghanistan's largest prison, which has been housing detainees from Guantanamo and other detention facilities in crowded conditions. Yet five years and millions of dollars later, the Pol-i-Charki prison remains incomplete, overcrowded and plagued with issues due to shoddy workmanship.

The Crime Americans Fear Most Costs $445 Billion a Year — Trick or treaters looking for a hauntingly scary Halloween costume this year might want to pass on the Freddy Kruger mask and dress as a hacker instead. That's because Americans are more scared of hackers getting hold of their credit card information than getting murdered, raped or being a victim of terrorism.

Ebola Quarantines for Health Workers a Bad Idea, Says Fauci — A leading U.S. health official raised serious concerns on Sunday about the the way several large states are responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. So far, New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Florida have imposed strict quarantine policies for health care workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries including Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Another Report Blasts Federal Disaster Response — Over the past few years, federal auditors have issued a pile of scathing reports that raise serious concerns about the way the federal government responds to major disasters like hurricanes and floods. The reports usually target the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the flawed way it administers disaster relief.

Lawmakers Take Shots at Ebola Response — As the federal government beefs up its fight against Ebola-both in West Africa and here in the United States-lawmakers and the public still remain skeptical about the country's ability to take on the deadly virus. Just last week, President Obama appointed the country's first ever Ebola czar, Ron Klain, to lead the United States' response.

Afghanistan’s Corrupt Money Pit Wastes Another $3.6 Million — For years, the federal watchdog tasked with overseeing the massive multi-billion reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan has flagged fraud, abuse and waste. Despite the warnings, the U.S. continues placing millions of dollars in the hands of questionable contractors.

Secret Service Cited Again for Embarrassing Lapse — It's been a rough couple of months for the Secret Service. The elite security agency that protects America's top elected leaders has been under intense scrutiny for a handful of recent scandals and breaches.
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Oct 31, 2014

RT @moody: Ohio Senator @RobPortman owns a haunted hotel. I stayed in the dead girl's room. It was terrifying. Happy Halloween.

Oct 31, 2014

So much for the"skyrocketing" Obamacare premiums everyone was freaking out about.avg 2015 Ocare premiums up 6 percent…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @M_C_Klein: "Logic dictates that at some point, voters will tire of being bribed with their own money"… on the IL governor race

Oct 30, 2014

I think it's time that we leave Kaci Hickox alone. But by all means,continue following her on her bike if that's what your audience demands.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ggreenwald: Oh, the leaders of "the Khorasan Group" are alive and weren't killed by US airstrikes after all…

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