Issues

House Acting to Cut Nazi Suspects’ Benefits

People who are suspected of being Nazi war criminals would be cut off from receiving benefits of Social Security under a measure unanimously approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives. The measure is set up to shut a big loophole that has allowed suspected Nazis to receive millions in benefits. Under the legislation, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

White House Proposes New Birth Control Coverage Rules

The new rules would require that religious colleges, nonprofits, hospitals and private companies that are closely held, such as Hobby Lobby to inform the administration that they do not agree on religious grounds of paying for coverage for contraception. The goal is to provide contraceptives for women who work for those companies. The Obama administration […]

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 […]

Act on Climate Change Now or Pay More Later

The White House said Tuesday that putting off measures that are expensive to help curb climate changes would only cost the U.S. more over the long run. The comments came from a report that is meant to bolster actions that have been proposed by President Barack Obama to address the world’s global warming. Jason Furman, […]

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 […]

High Court Rules Against Obamacare

On Monday, the Supreme Court rule that companies that were closely held cannot be required to cover the payment of some types of employee contraceptives. The court ended the term with a narrow political and legal setback for a highly controversial part of the healthcare reform measure by President Obama. By a decision of 5-4, […]