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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 […]

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 […]

Security Threat to President Obama Investigated

On Friday, police officials in Connecticut found a vehicle, which they said was linked to a possible threat aimed at President Barack Obama. A local newspaper said the vehicle had been found in Hamden by the United States Secret Service. A police official in Connecticut said law enforcement was working together with the Secret Service […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]