Archive for Michael Burg

Bob McDonnell Former Governor of Virginia to Testify

Bob McDonnell, the former Governor of Virginia will testify about the status of his marriage when his trial on public corruption continues in Richmond in a federal courtroom. McDonnell testified on Wednesday and said Maureen, his wife, showed anxiety for the new role she held as first lady in 2009 just the day after he […]

Elected Officials in San Diego Defy Mayor

On Monday, the City Council of San Diego overrode a veto of the mayor on a measure to gradually increase the city’s minimum wage to reach $11.50 by the start of 2017. San Diego is the second largest California city and has enacted the measure that is aimed, for the most part, at helping the […]

Governor Perry Makes Response to Recent Indictment

Rick Perry the Republican Governor of Texas responded on Saturday to his indictment in which he was accused of abuse of power of office. He called the indictment a political farce and vowed to explore each legal avenue to fight the prosecution. A 2012 presidential candidate for the GOP, Perry with potential aspirations for a […]

Border Deployment Started by Texas National Guard

The first group of troops from the Texas National Guard has arrived at the U.S./Mexico border and is taking up its respective positions said local law enforcement in the area of Hidalgo County. The troops have taken up posts on observation and surveillance towers, which deputies put in place to monitor crowds as well as […]

Obama Picks Former Engineer with Google for Tech Overhaul

The Obama administration hired a new team of tech experts to overhaul websites and infrastructure owned by the U.S. government to avoid another future disaster like the one with the rollout of the Healthcare.gov site. The government announced it had created a team called the U.S. Digital Service. The team will be run by Mikey […]

Governor of Hawaii Loses Primary Election

After close to four decades in an elected office in the state of Hawaii, Governor Neil Abercrombie received a stunning blow, as he was defeated this weekend in his bid for re-election. He became the first incumbent Hawaiian governor in the history of the state to lose his party’s primary. Abercrombie, who is a Democrat, […]

Walsh Calls an End to Campaign for Senate

John Walsh the Senator from Montana is dropping his campaign due to an ongoing scandal over plagiarism. This gives Republicans a bigger edge in the critical race for an open seat. Walsh said that his research paper from 2007 from his time at the U.S. Army War College had become too much of a distraction […]

Barack Obama Talks Up Africa Deals

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama said that the United States government, the World Bank and corporations would invest $33 billion in the economy of Africa, showcasing the economic ties in America to a continent where investment and trade are dominated more and more by Europe and China. Obama announced that the U.S. would finance $7 […]

Rick Perry: Young Border Crossers are Only Side Issue

As immigrant children continue crossing the U.S./Mexico border, dominating the debate on immigration this summer, Rick Perry the Governor of Texas says it is nothing but a sideshow. He maintains that the real issue at the U.S./Mexico border is the large number of criminals that have crossed into the U.S. On Meet the Press Sunday […]

Obama Admits to CIA Using Torture

President Barack Obama acknowledged that the Central Intelligence Agency tortured suspects that had been detained immediately after the terror attack of September. The White House administration is expected to release very soon a report from the Senate that details the techniques of torture employed by agents from the CIA targeting militants suspected of terrorist ties […]