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Tim Cavanaugh
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Government default? It’s already happened, twice

12:07 AM 10/16/2013

Although President Barack Obama and the establishment media routinely describe a potential federal default as "unprecedented," the United States government has flaked on its debt service several times, and one expert says the current default has already begun.

Obama, GOP yet to reach debt ceiling compromise

7:22 PM 10/10/2013

President Barack Obama is still mulling over an offer by Republicans to raise the debt ceiling and allow the federal government to continue borrowing money after it reaches the government's borrowing limit next week.

Self-described ex-racist Shirley Sherrod sues nicest person in Los Angeles

4:33 PM 10/07/2013

Shirley Sherrod, the Department of Agriculture official who lost her taxpayer-funded sinecure after Andrew Breitbart posted a video of Sherrod revealing her struggle to overcome anti-white racism, has expanded her multi-year crusade against the late media entrepreneur by suing his unoffending widow, a mother of four who is loved by all who know her.

US economy boomed during 1995/1996 shutdown

11:24 PM 09/29/2013

Every major economic indicator in the United States improved during and after the Clinton-era government shutdown that has dominated news analysis columns throughout the "defund Obamacare" debate.

What’s that blue building near the Navy Yard?

3:00 PM 09/16/2013

The blue building with medieval battlements across the street from Washington, DC's Navy Yard is a 19th Century structure that originally housed a public transportation garage and now holds the business offices for a charter school.

Larry Summers gives up sad campaign to become Fed chairman

7:14 PM 09/15/2013

Lawrence Summers, the former Harvard University president whose reputation as an economic genius proved useless when his work for the first Obama economic team produced the longest period of stagnation in the postwar era, has quit his campaign to become Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank.

Serious criminal probe may be keeping Filner in office

1:43 PM 08/09/2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's endurance in the face of mounting sexual harassment accusations may be driven by his need to get out of an even bigger problem: a federal criminal investigation that has received little attention from the national media.

Youthful pundit: Pay politicians a million dollars a year

5:42 PM 07/12/2013

The rapid unwinding of Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's political career has astounded many observers with its raw displays of venality and entitlement, but one self-styled expert says the problem is that Old Dominion's head honcho should be paid even more.

Journalist Michael Hastings killed in fiery L.A. crash

2:52 AM 06/19/2013

Michael Hastings, a 33-year-old reporter for Buzzfeed whose Rolling Stone report on comments made by aides to Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal ended McChrystal's career, died early Tuesday in an explosive one-car crash in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

What do They know about you? An interview with NSA analyst William Binney

11:34 PM 06/10/2013

William Binney worked as a National Security Agency analyst for nearly 30 years, eventually becoming the technical director of the of the world geopolitical and military analysis and reporting group. After retiring from the NSA in 2001, Binney became an increasingly vocal critic of the intelligence community, raising alarms about mission creep, wasteful projects and surveillance of law-abiding Americans. Although he still collects a pension from his old employer, the NSA has yanked his security clearance and his home was raided in 2007 as part of a leak investigation in which he was eventually cleared. Binney spoke with The Daily Caller about the latest NSA revelations from his home in Maryland.