Turning soybeans into diesel costing us billions

By -NO AUTHOR- (NPR) This year, trucks and other heavy-duty motors in America will burn some 3 billion gallons of diesel fuel that was made from soybean oil. They’re doing it, though, not because it’s cheaper or better, but because they’re required to, by law. The law is the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS. For […]

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Federal court: No right to earn living via prostitution

By -NO AUTHOR- (Reason) A federal appeals court has sided against the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education, and Research Project (ESPLERP) in a case challenging the constitutionality of California’s law criminalizing prostitution. During oral arguments last October, judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit seemed somewhat sympathetic to ESPLERP’s position, which […]

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New scandal in Obama’s war against Netanyahu

By -NO AUTHOR- Former President Obama (Photo: Twitter) Democrats in Washington have expressed outrage over still-unproved allegations the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to defeat their candidate, Hillary Clinton. But Democrats and their media allies have been virtually silent regarding evidence of interference by Democrat Barack Obama in Israel’s […]

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Dem IT aides pretended to be congressmen to steal data

By Art Moore In a report on the bizarre scandal centering on Pakistani-born Democratic congressional IT aides, a House investigation concluded the aides accessed the data of members for whom they did not work, sometimes logging in as lawmakers to cover their tracks. The report summarizing the findings of a four-month internal investigation that said […]

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Ex-CIA officer suspected of spying for China

By -NO AUTHOR- (NBC News) A former CIA officer who was charged Tuesday with unlawful possession of secrets is suspected of a much worse crime: betraying U.S. informants in China, sources familiar with the case told NBC News. The former officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was arrested Monday after flying into New York on […]

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