United States

Obama Statement: Normalizes relations with Cuba – Releases three of ‘Cuban 5’

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries. Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the […]

FBI Releases 2013 Crime Statistics

The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 4.4 percent in 2013 when compared with 2012 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes decreased 4.1 percent, marking the 11th straight year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The 2013 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 367.9 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the property crime rate was 2,730.7 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. The […]

The Richest People by State (Media Credit: Movoto)

Who is the Richest Person in Your State?

Need a loan? Movoto put together an interactive map that shows the richest people in each of the 50 states in America. In South Carolina (where PolitiSite offices are located) the richest person is a woman named Anita Zucker who comes in at a cool $2.6 Billion. Close 2nd is another woman named Darla Moore at $2.3 Billion. America’s elite live vastly different lives than the rest of us. Those […]

TSA: I.D. Required to Fly, unless you crossed the U.S. Border illegally

The TSA is denying this, but the National Border Patrol Council spokesman, Hector Garza says despite the claims, illegal immigrants are flying on American Airliners without proper identification.  Garza says illegal immigrants are able to pass through TSA simply by presenting a “notice to Appear.” So, as appears to be the ongoing behavior of the Obama Administration, equality is a gift given by the chief executive, especially if you are […]

The Shortest Political Quiz – are you Left, Right or Libertarian

Politics in America is more complicated than Left-wing, Moderate, Right-wing.  This became apparent when I started to look at my own political affiliation.  I didn’t seem to fit in with any particular platform.  For years, I voted for the candidates that seems to fit me the closest after going over each of their  position statements. About 10 years ago, I was told to look at something called the Nolan Chart.  […]