Archive for Michael Burg

Guatemalan Wants a Central American Plan to Stop Emigration

Otto Perez Molina the President of Guatemala said the best way to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children crossing the border between Mexico and the United States would be for the U.S. to implement a plan that is similar to the multi-billion dollar initiative Washington has in Colombia. Perez Molina added that something must […]

Kingston Topped by Perdue in Senate Runoff in Georgia

David Perdue a businessman has won a bitter runoff contest of nine weeks to become the Republican nominee for the Senate from Georgia besting U.S. Representative Jack Kingston. During a bruising campaign, 11-term congressman Kingston was painted by Perdue as an insider in Washington beholden to special interests in D.C., while Kingston hit back at […]

Bill Clinton Says Wife Needs More Time

Bill Clinton the former President of the United States says that his wife Hillary, who is a prohibitive favorite for the nomination for president in the Democratic Party in 2016, needs more time to decide if she is willing to run, but also needs to see what she would bring to the presidential race if […]

White House Proposing Restrictions on Mine in Alaska

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued a new proposal through the Clean Water Act that limits mining activity in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska, which struck a huge blow to the project that would eventually have one of the largest mines that is open pit in the world. The proposal is subject until […]

Climate Change Measures Announced by White House

The White House administration announced a number of initiatives involving climate change on Wednesday that were aimed at saving electricity supply; making flood planning at the local level better, as well as storm surges and coastal erosion; and better prediction of risks of landslides as the levels of the seas increase and droughts and storms […]

Deporting of Children Begins in the U.S.

The United States has deported its first group of children. On Monday, a flight landed in Honduras with the first children to be deported since President Obama made a pledge to speed up the overall process of sending undocumented immigrant children back to their countries in Central America. Fleeing poverty and violence, children in record […]

Congressional Map in Florida Tossed Out by Judge

A judge in Florida has ruled that the congressional map of the state is unconstitutional, a decision that might upend the advantage the Republicans have in the state’s delegation in the House of Representatives and leave open a possibility of having the districts redrawn prior to the elections this November. A Circuit Court Judge blasted […]

Obama Says Suit by Boehner is Political Stunt

President Barack Obama has dismissed a proposed lawsuit by John Boehner the Speaker of the House targeting the delay of the healthcare law employer mandate as just a political stunt. Obama called the lawsuit a political stunt that would only waste months of time for Americans and taxpayer’s dollars. Obama blasted Republicans from the House […]

White House Asks for Border Aid of $3.7 Billion

On Tuesday, President Obama urged the U.S. Congress to quickly hand over nearly over $3.7 billion to confront the increase of young migrants from the region of Central America crossing into Texas that he called an urgent humanitarian crisis. However, the request was quickly entangled in a huge political debate dealing with immigration. The Republican […]

Spies, Hackers and Scammers on the Campaign Trail

Political campaigns have become hotbeds of mischief and criminal activity, but not in the way, you might believe. The pressure cooker, fly by night environment of campaigns makes them vulnerable in a unique way to criminals and hackers and campaign operatives say experts in cybersecurity. In addition, a data mining system is essential for modern […]