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Report: Personal Email Used by Ashton Carter for Government Business

Using a personal email, while conducting government business has another member of the White House administration making the headlines. It was reported by the New York Times that Ashton Carter the Secretary of Defense used a person email to conduct part of his official work during the first few months of taking the position. The […]

Police: Juneau, Alaska Mayor Found Dead

The just elected mayor of Alaska’s capital of Juneau, Stephen Greg Fisk on Monday was found dead, said Juneau Police. The city’s police department said that the adult son of Fisk called 911 to report he found his father dead inside his home located in the city. When authorities arrived, they pronounced Fisk dead at […]

Hillary Clinton Being Grilled on Capitol Hill in Benghazi Hearing

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton confronted critics from the Republican Party on the House Benghazi committee in the inquiry into the attacks that in 2012 killed four Americans. Testifying in the cavernous and ornate assembly room, which is home to the Ways and Means Committee in the House, Clinton hailed the memory of Ambassador to Libya […]

Obama Ordering Government Contractors to Offer Paid Sick Leave

U.S. President Barack Obama is signing an executive order in Boston on Monday that requires government contractors to offer paid sick leave of seven days per year to their employees said the White House. One senior adviser told reporters on Sunday that the U.S. was the only country in the developed world that did not […]

Justice Department on Same Side As Planned Parenthood

The Justice Department told a judge on Tuesday that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s decision of ousting Planned Parenthood for the Medicaid program for the state appears as if it violates federal due to denying patients with Medicaid the right to make a choice in what will be their healthcare providers. In a filing in court, […]

Trump: I Want to be Civil in GOP Debate

When the top 10 GOP candidates for the party’s presidential nomination take to the stage on Thursday for the first of many debates during the election campaign, all eyes will be focused on the current frontrunner Donald Trump. The Republican businessman is leading his fellow members of the GOP and winning the media war. Trump […]

Attorney General in Texas Calls Gay Marriage Ruling Lawless

Ken Paxton the Attorney General of Texas defended state employees religious liberty on Sunday with a statement saying they would not have to issue any marriage licenses or perform any weddings for same sex couples. He called the ruling Friday by the Supreme Court a lawless one. While critics have seen this as political posturing […]

Univision Drops Pageant Over Comments by Donald Trump

The fledgling presidential bid by Republican Donald Trump led to quick fallout in business for him with Univision. The network said it would drop Trump’s Miss USA pageant from its network and cut all of its ties with Trump due to comments he made about Mexican immigrants. On Thursday, the company announced that it was […]

President Obama Speaking Frankly About Gun Control Prospects

On Thursday, President Obama expressed some hope that the U.S. would eventually strengthen the laws for control. However, he was also quick to say he expected little progress during the current political environment even though there are mounting numbers of shootings taking place. Speaking very candidly about the massacre of 9 African American church members […]

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court heard historic arguments starting Tuesday on the right of lesbian and gay couples to marry. Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative, is seen as having a pivotal vote on the issue. He said marriage has been understood as being one male and one female for a very long time. He added that […]

Most Voters in Swing States Support Legalizing Marijuana

The majority of voters across three important swing states support marijuana legalization, according to a Quinnipiac poll. However, it is not as if they would be smoking it, the poll showed, Just for the use by other people. The survey, which was conducted from March 17 to March 28 shows that 55% of Florida voters, […]

Church Community is Outraged by Remarks by Obama over Crusades

President Obama made an analogy about the Crusades as an attempt to show how all religions have their extremists that make the larger number look bad. However, that does not mean Islam itself is not peaceful. The recent comments by the president about the terrible acts committed by Christians during the course of history and […]

Unemployed Man in Ohio Allegedly Planned Attack at U.S. Capitol

For months, Christopher Lee Cornell an Ohio man who is 20 years of age was on the FBI radar. Authorities said he wrote alarming posts on different social media sites, talking about a violet jihad. Agents arrested Cornell on Wednesday, before he could put into action his alleged bombing and shooting plot. Authorities said that […]

Obama Mentions Idea of Free Community College

President Barack Obama unveiled his idea to have free community college for all in a video that he posted on Facebook Thursday night. However, officials in the White House administration provided no legislation, no price tag and little real evidence of support by Republicans on Capitol Hill. However, the White House said that was not […]

Lobbyist Hired by Obama as Senate Liaison

The new Senate Liaison hired by President Barack Obama is a lobbyist who has been around Capitol Hill for years and was paid to push to have the controversial Keystone XL pipeline approved on behalf of oil interests in Canada. Obama hired Marty Paone as the deputy assistant for legislative affairs. In this role, Paone […]

Sue Rahr on Obama Task Force for Policing

Sue Rahr who helped steer the police academy in Washington state from its traditional military training has been named to the task force set up by President Obama to build trust between communities and police across the country. Rahr, a former sheriff, took over as the Washington State Criminal Justice Training executive director in 2012, […]

House Buys Time for Senate with Stopgap Measure

The United State House of Representatives passed its second stopgap legislation on Friday afternoon giving the Senate more time to discuss then vote on a spending bill that is government wide for $1.1 trillion. The vote in the House provides a cushion to make sure the government does not shut down Saturday at midnight when […]

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 […]

Hagel Resignation Shows Power Has Been Take from Pentagon

Sources close to the White House have said that Chuck Hagel the Defense Secretary was pushed out of office by President Obama on Monday after only 21 months due to disagreements over Syria and Iraq policy. Hagel, who grew increasingly frustrated with the tight management of policy by the White House, was ready to leave, […]

Veteran Affairs Attempts to Move Ahead

The U.S. Veterans Affairs Administration has attempted to move forward putting one of its most serious scandals in history behind it. As the country greets Veterans Day, the federal agency announced its intended reorganization that well improve its customer service to hundreds of thousands of U.S. veterans who are dependent upon VA hospitals and their […]

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 […]