Author archives: Andrew O'Shea

Anthony Weiner Considering a Political Comeback in 2013

In one of the most public political meltdowns in recent memory, former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Queens) was forced to resign his seat after a series of events in 2011 following a provocative tweet sent to the general public rather than as a direct message intended for a woman in Seattle. The tweet was exposed by the the late Andrew Breitbart and his affiliates, leading to a series of […]

Is Colorado the Napa Valley of Marijuana?

On November 6th, 2012 the state of Colorado passed Amendment 64, allowing both the personal use and regulation of marijuana for adults 21 and over as well as the legal commercial cultivation, manufacture, and sale. Without haste, Matt Brown and James Walker have seized their opportunity under the sun and have launched the world’s first marijuana tourism company, My 420 Tours, which gives its visitors a unique look into the history of […]

Russia Conducts Military Drills Against Simulated US Missile Defense Installations

On February 26 and 27, exactly 11 months after President’s Obama’s now infamous comments to Russia President Dimitry Medvedev (explaining that he’d have more “flexibility” after the election), Russia conducted military drills meant to simulate attacks on US missile defense systems. The US military operates X-Band missile defense systems in Northern Japan, the syle of system used in the attack drill. has an in-depth report on the situation: The […]

North Korea Positions Strategic Missile Assets, Warns Foreign Diplomats to Leave Immediately

Following our latest update of the developments on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has moved to strategically position mobile missile launchers on its east coast, while warning that foreign diplomats will no longer be guaranteed safety after April 10. Fox News is reporting that the North is taking unusual action, hiding the missiles on the coast after transportation: North Korea deployed two of its intermediate range missiles on mobile launchers […]

35 Atlanta Public Schools Officials Indicted in Largest Cheating Scandal in US History

Once touted as a model program for inner city public education, Georgia school district officials are now facing charges of racketeering and corruption. After concluding a full investigation into the standardized test scores of the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) system, officials determined that cheating was taking place in a majority of APS’s 83 elementary and middle schools. The Fulton County District Attorney, Paul Howard, indicted 35 school administrators and educators, including former […]

Rep. Phil Gingrey Joins Colleague Paul Broun in #GASen Race

I was born and raised in Augusta. I came home today to announce my candidacy for U.S. Senate. #GASen — Phil Gingrey (@PhilGingreyMD) March 27, 2013   Representative Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) joined his House colleague Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) Wednesday in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race to fill the senior spot currently held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss. This announcement comes as no surprise considering Gingrey is the senior Republican congressman in […]

Polling Shows Sanford Vulnerable In GOP Run-Off

Public Policy Polling conducted the first “independent” poll in South Carolina’s first Congressional district finding Elizabeth Colbert Busch leading former Governor Mark Sanford by a narrow 47 to 45 percent, clearly displaying Sanford’s vulnerability. Colbert-Busch, the Democratic nominee, will face either Mark Sanford or Curtis Bostic who are currently in a very heated runoff battle through Tuesday, April 2nd. However, it is interesting to note that against former Charleston County Councilman Curtis […]

Jesse Jackson calls Detroit a "Plantationocracy"

Detroit’s had more than its fair share of troubles as have been well documented over the past decades. Its financial distress finally culminated in Michigan governor Rick Snyder appointing Kevyn Orr as Emergency Financial Manager of the city. Orr is a bankruptcy specialist and attorney from New York who was involved in the managed bankruptcy of Chrysler in 2009. Quite predictably, this decision has evoked rage amongst civil rights leaders […]

REPORT: Syria's Assad Shot By Bodyguard! (UPDATE!)

Gateway Pundit has a feed going on his site reporting live that Syria’s Leader Bashar Al-Assad has indeed been shot by his own bodyguard. He is reporting the various news agencies in the region who are reporting the different aspects of this story. While we can’t independently verify, it appears that Assad’s Bodyguard has shot him. Israeli News One is reporting that the leader is indeed dead, however this is […]

Senate Passes $3.7 Trillion Budget, First in 4 years

There is a lot of political posturing going on in DC right now in regards to Senators up for reelection in 2016. As a caveat to such posturing, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) was happy to announce this weekend that for the first time in over four years the US Senate has successfully passed a budget. The vote stuck almost strictly to party lines with a 50-49 vote, ending […]