Archive for Michael Burg

Maine Gubernatorial Candidate Under Fire for Video

A gubernatorial candidate from Maine who is a Democrat has come under fire from the Republicans for his promotion of a video that has a rap song, which makes a sexual reference to Senator Susan Collins who is a Republican. Michael Michaud’s campaign insists it did not pay or oversee what the contents of the […]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Struggling With the White House

Debbie Wasserman Schultz the Democratic National Committee Chairperson is struggling behind the scenes with the White House. Washington insiders and congressional Democrats have apparently lost confidence in Schultz as a both a reliable spokesperson for the party and a unifying leader at a time when she is needed most. Doubts that have been long simmering […]

Vice President Biden Chided by Jewish Group

United States Vice President Joe Biden needs to be more careful during his speeches, said the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday. Biden used a term some consider to be anti-Semitic and was chided by the organization. During a conference that marked the Legal Services Corporation’s 40th anniversary, Vice President Biden recalled experiences of his son while […]

Sanders Uses Television to Test Presidential Waters

Senator Bernard Sanders from Vermont made his biggest push yet toward a presidential bid in 2016 on Sunday while appearing on Meet the Press for the first time, between a series of political speeches over the weekend in Iowa, the earliest caucus state. The independent Senator said during a television interview in Washington, D.C. that […]

Voter ID Law Upheld by Court in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has been given the okay to enforce its new law for voter identification in the upcoming election in November, said a federal appeals court on Friday. After listening to arguments from both sides on the issue early Friday, a panel of three judges from the United States Court of Appeals in the 7th Circuit […]

Lawmakers Tentatively Relieved By Obama Syria Plan

On Wednesday, the announcement by President Obama that drastically expands the military campaign by the U.S. against the Islamic State group of militants was met both with tentative relief as well as reservations from the Republicans. Some Republicans feel the plan of Obama does not go far enough. Lawmakers also from both parties expressed their […]

Two Latinos in Rhode Island Facing Primary Tests

Two Latinos in the state of Rhode Island are attempting to win statewide offices as voters go to the polls Tuesday. Angel Taveras the Mayor of Providence is one of three candidates for the gubernatorial nomination for Democrats. Dominican American Taveras would become the first Latino to be elected governor if he were to win. […]

Immigration to be Delayed by President Obama

Two officials from the White House said that President Barack Obama has decided to delay taking executive action with regard to immigration until after the congressional elections are held in November. The officials wanted their names withheld since the decision by the President has not been made public. The officials said that Obama felt that […]

Ex-Governor of Virginia and Wife Found Guilty

A jury in Richmond, Virginia convicted the former Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell on 11 out of 14 counts of corruption. His wife, Maureen, a co-defendant, was found guilty of 9 counts of corruptions and of obstruction of justice. The charges came from the granting of favor to a wealthy businessman from Virginia in exchange […]

Obama Says Islamic State will be Degraded and Destroyed

The United States said it planned to fight the militant Islamic State until it is not a force across the Middle East and will seek out justice for the murders of two American journalists, said President Barack Obama on Wednesday. Obama said that destroying the terrorist group would take time due to the power vacuum […]