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Washington

The U.S. Allowed These Secret Loopholes in the Iran Nuclear Deal

Apparently, the epic Iran nuclear deal made last summer had a few secret loopholes in it.

These exemptions favored Tehran and involved weapons-grade material...

Washington

How Many Prisoners Are in Guantanamo Bay? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How many prisoners are at Guantanamo Bay now?

Here are two infographics looking at the infamous detention facility's numbers since it opened in January 2002...

Washington

Mad About Upcoming Social Security Cuts? Blame This Book…

Social Security cuts outlined by Congress last fall officially go into effect on May 1.

Here's how one famed economist accidentally tipped off Washington policymakers to draft their controversial bipartisan budget deal that cut several Social Security benefits...

retirement

The "Fiduciary Rule" Is President Obama's Next Executive Order We'll Have to Live With

A new fiduciary rule was unveiled by the Obama administration today.

The new protections, called fiduciary regulations, will require financial professionals to put their clients’ interests before their own financial gain when offering individualized retirement advice.

While this sounds like a positive development, let’s be clear: You were intentionally left out of the decision-making process.

And you'll have no say in how it affects you once it becomes law on Jan. 1, 2018...

Washington

Dealergate: Did the Obama Admin Target GOP Auto Dealers in the 2009 Bailout?

As the "Dealergate" conspiracy theory goes, the White House overstepped its bounds in the 2009 auto bailout to shut down GOP car dealerships.

Here's a look at how this conspiracy spread like wildfire from the net to the media to the White House.

And how part of it is still alive and well today in U.S. Federal Court...

Washington

The Most Twisted Truths About the Economy in SOTU 2016

We fact checked U.S. President Barack Obama’s statements about the U.S. economy in his SOTU 2016 address Tuesday night.

The numbers simply don’t add up.

The president stretched the truth – and made a few convenient omissions – to bolster his claim that the economy has become more robust than ever under his tenure.

Find out how the actual numbers compare in our quick breakdown...

Washington

What Happened to Government Transparency? All We See Is Illegal Stonewalling

In recent years, it's become easier for wrongdoers to get away with abusing their government-given power.

The Obama administration has made it increasingly difficult for federal watchdogs to obtain records, despite President Obama's assurances that his is the most transparent administration ever.

The stonewalling has disrupted at least 20 government investigations.

Here's what's been going on - and what will happen next...

Washington

This Obamacare News Is One of the Law's Worst Omens to Date

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) CEO Stephen J. Hemsley unleashed a bombshell of Obamacare news when he announced that his firm is considering a 2017 exit from the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act.

This devastating Obamacare news confirmed suspicion that the major insurers aren't doing well with their ACA plans.

So what the heck is going on?

Frankly, it's something the ACA's critics have long predicted...

Washington

October Defense Bill Will Be Obama's 5th Veto – Here's a Full List

President Barack Obama has promised to veto the impending defense bill next week. We can't help but wonder what the Commander-in-Chief's motives are for doing so.

After all, if you look at his vetoing track record, you're bound to spot a distinct pattern.

Here's what that patterns looks like...

Election

Why ISIS Intelligence Was Doctored to Hide the Truth

Rank-and-file analysts at the U.S. Central Command say senior officials have been changing the conclusions of ISIS intelligence reports to make it appear the U.S.-led campaign is doing better than it really is.

One source told The Guardian that aides in the Obama administration simply did not want to hear "the narrative that ISIS is winning."

Here's why President Obama has his head in the sand when it comes to fighting the Islamic State...