- The Senate voted last night to
confirm Janet Yellen’s nomination to Federal Reserve chair. She
is the first woman in the hundred year history of the Fed, but is
expected to continue the policies of her predecessors.
- At least 100,000 people eligible for Medicaid are still
waiting to be enrolled due to problems with the Obamacare
- Tea Party groups are pushing back
against new regulations for tax-exempt organizations proposed
by the IRS.
- In less than a week, the price of marijuana in Colorado has
doubled as, surprise!, government regulations have helped leave
supply far short of demand.
- Americans are living longer than ever, with the average life
expectancy of today’s babies approaching 80,
according to the Centers for Disease Control. Factoring
- LA County’s 71-year-old sheriff is
expected to resign today, a month after 18 of his deputies were
arrested in a federal corruption and civil rights abuse
- The Satanic Temple, based in New York City, hope to erect a
ten-foot-statue of Baphomet at the Oklahoma state capitol. They say
they want it to promote compassion and empathy, and it would also
function as a chair for people to sit on the lap of Satan. Does New
York have one?
- Dennis Rodman
says Kim Jong Un is his friend and he loves him. He’s returning
to North Korea, bringing other former NBA players for an exhibition
game for Kim’s birthday. He says he doesn’t want to tell Kim how to
do things but hopes the game brings an opportunity to “talk about
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/07/am-links-janet-yellen-confirmed-to-fed-c