by Carrie Healey | The Grio
Former Republican congressman Allen West has signed on with Fox News as their newest contributor.
In a statement to The Washington Post, Fox News Vice President Bill Shine said: “Representative West’s congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup.”
The army veteran first ran for Congress in 2010, beating his Democratic opponent Ron Klein for Florida’s 22nd congressional district.
West announced in January that he did not plan to run for office in 2014.
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By DAVID ESPO 05/18/13 03:47 PM ET EDT
President Barack Obama (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON — Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.
"Absolutely not," Steven Miller, the recently resigned acting head of the Internal Revenue Service, responded Friday when asked if he had any contact with the White House about targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for special treatment.
"The president's re-election campaign?" persisted Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.
"No," said Miller.
The hearing took place at the end of a week in which Republicans repeatedly assailed Obama and were attacked by Democrats in turn – yet sweeping immigration legislation advanced methodically toward bipartisan approval in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The measure "has strong support of its own in the Senate," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a member of the panel.
By Kam Williams
|#1 – Durham, North Carolina||#8 – Baltimore, Maryland||#15 – Detroit, Michigan|
|#2 – Manhattan, New York||#9 – New Orleans, Louisiana||#16 – Brooklyn, New York|
|#3 – Atlanta, Georgia||#10 – Raleigh, North Carolina||#17 – Chicago, Illinois|
|#4 – Washington, District Of Columbia||#11 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||#18 – Jacksonville, Florida|
|#5 – Miami, Florida (3rd on Amazon’s List)||#12 – Memphis, Tennessee||#19 – Dallas, Texas|
|#6 – Saint Louis, Missouri (11th on Amazon’s List)||#13 – Charlotte, North Carolina||
#20 – Houston, Texas
|#7 – Cleveland, Ohio||#14 – Bronx, New York|
Source: AALBC.com’s website’s traffic ranking, on a per capita basis, the number of visitors from cities with more than 200,000 residents.
New York City’s five boroughs were treated separately because of their large populations; Manhattan (1,619,090), The Bronx (1,408,473), Brooklyn (2,565,635). If New York City was treated as a single city (combining Manhattan, Brooklyn, and The Bronx) it would still be in the top 20 but Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles, California would then be added to the list at #19 and #20 respectively.
The total number of cities captured in the sample was over 500 globally. There were two non-American cities which made the top 20 (Ottawa, Ontario and London, England), but they were excluded because only American cities were considered for this list.
Watching what you eat is important. When it comes to foods to avoid, seniors learn more and more the older they get about foods they can and can’t tolerate. Healthy dieting can add years to your life, but more importantly, it can make those years that much better, that much more enjoyable.
Here are 6 foods that most seniors may want to avoid unless otherwise instructed by their physician.
Some people avoid beans because of the gas and stomach pain they can cause. But if you’ve banned beans from your diet, you may want to reconsider. An excellent source of fiber, beans are also high in protein and iron and low in fat. The trick is to add beans to your diet slowly. Start by having a small serving a few times a week. Or try using a digestive enzyme that’s sold over the counter to reduce gas.
ATLANTA — Five days a week, Carolyn Banks rises at 5 a.m., dresses and drives 22 miles to the Beulah Baptist Church Family Life Center to work out the kinks in her joints, to rev up her heart and health.
Exercise, she says, has been a part of her daily routine since 2009, when she was diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory disorder, and her physical health began to decline.
“I had been completely incapacitated," the 63-year-old retired DeKalb County, Ga., educator said after class recently. “Doctors predicted my death
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