Issues

Private Policy for Online Being Updated by White House

A new White House private policy was released on Friday that explains how the federal government will gather the data of users of its online site WhiteHouse.gov, social media sites and mobile apps. It also clarifies that comments online, whether tributes or tirades are part of the open domain. The new private policy says that […]

Agents at Secret Service Cut from President’s Trip

Three agents from the Secret Service prepping for a trip to the Netherlands to protect President Obama were sent back home due to disciplinary reasons, said a spokesperson on Wednesday. This marks another embarrassing incident in the elite security agency charged with protecting the U.S. President. A spokesperson for the service confirmed that the three […]

Arpaio Facing More Problems with Feds

Joe Arpaio the Maricopa County Sheriff and the top aide in his office must appear before a judge in federal court. The Judge believes the two have trivialized and mischaracterized the key findings of the judge in a decision on racial profiling issued in 2013 against his sheriff’s office. The office of the sheriff will […]

First Lady Supports Americans Studying Abroad

Michelle Obama the First Lady said on Saturday that studying abroad helped to build bridges of understanding. The comments from the First Lady came during a visit she made to a university in Beijing. Obama said that studying abroad is about much, more than just approving the future of the student. It is about helping […]

Court Approves Citizenship Proof in Kansas and Arizona for Voters

On Wednesday, a federal judge sided with the state governments of Kansas and Arizona, ruling that the Election Assistance Commission from the federal government had to help the states enforce their laws that require proof of citizenship to vote. The state sued the federal commission after it had deferred requests for both to help them […]

Colbert Gives Security Talk at Conference

Stephen Colbert said he is not too worried about his emails being read by NSA. He said he did not necessarily want anyone reading his emails, but he was not a spy and does not run a crime syndicate. Colbert said he had things he did want other to know but he was not worried […]

Obama Allows Banks to Accept Deposits from Legal Dealers of Marijuana

On Friday, the White House administration gave the green light to the banking industry to do business with and finance legal sellers of marijuana, a move that could legitimize even further the growing industry. For just the first time, distributors who are legal can secure bank loans and set up savings and checking accounts at […]

Boehner All but Rules out Immigration Legislation

John Boehner the U.S. Speaker of the House was pessimistic over the possible passage of any immigration legislation prior to the midterm elections this fall. The Speaker said it would be hard for the House, which is led by the Republicans, to act on immigration, which has been made a top priority of President Obama […]

Republicans Preparing Immigration Plan

The Republican leadership in the House of Representatives will call for a pathway to legal status this week in its framework for immigration reform legislation. However, the path will not include citizenship for many of the adults amongst the nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. For those immigrants brought into the U.S. […]

President Obama Talks NFL, Politics and Marijuana

In a long New Yorker magazine article, President Obama has said that NFL football players are aware of the risks involved with their sport as it related to concussions and possible brain damage. Obama said in the article that he would not allow his own son to play professional football. Obama said the players know […]