Sen. Tom Cotton: Social Security benefits cause people to ‘spiral downward’ into heroin addiction

Sen. Tom Cotton: Social Security benefits cause people to ‘spiral downward’ into heroin addiction

David Edwards Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) suggested on Monday that population decline and drug abuse in poor areas could be the result of too many people on Social Security disability. Speaking to the conservative Heritage Foundation on Monday, Cotton warned that communities with high a percentage of residents on Social Security disability had reached a

Pentagon set to release list of US sites where Guantanamo prisoners could be moved

Pentagon set to release list of US sites where Guantanamo prisoners could be moved

Reuters The Pentagon is expected to unveil a long-awaited plan this week outlining how it would close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite fierce resistance in Congress to President Barack Obama’s push to shutter the facility, officials say. The plan would have four sections, one detailing potential U.S. alternatives for detainees, including the

Federal judge rules that NSA’s data gathering ‘likely violates the Constitution’

Federal judge rules that NSA’s data gathering ‘likely violates the Constitution’

Sam Thielman, The Guardian Edward Snowden hails ‘victory’ after federal judge rules agency must stop collecting defendants’ information in a program that is ‘likely unlawful’ A federal judge ruled against the National Security Agency on Monday, saying that its bulk collection of telephone metadata “likely violates the Constitution”. In a case brought by activist Larry

Obama’s on Facebook now, too

Obama’s on Facebook now, too

International Business Times

President Obama just got his own Facebook page seven years into his presidency. It appears from his most recent update and cover photo, which was taken during his trip to the Alaskan glaciers, that climate change will be the theme of his official page. The big unveiling comes just ahead of the 2015 United Nations Climate…

Ben Carson in the hot seat as Republican candidates prep for Tuesday night debate

Ben Carson in the hot seat as Republican candidates prep for Tuesday night debate

International Business Times

Candidates in the Republican primary field are getting ready for their fourth debate, and on Tuesday Dr. Ben Carson is likely to face more difficult questioning than he’s seen so far in his campaign. The retired neurosurgeon has breached the top of the Republican pack and has already been the subject of deep media scrutiny over…

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