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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 […]

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 […]

Obama Touting Tourism Wants Foreign Visitors Streamlined

As summer approaches, President Barack Obama is making a trip to Cooperstown, New York to see the Baseball Hall of Fame and its accompanying museum, promoting tourism in the U.S. Obama will welcome CEOs from travel and tourism at the White House Thursday morning before heading to New York. He will also use the time […]

Authorities Charge Man for Threatening Boehner

Federal prosecutors charged a man from Indiana with threatening to kill John Boehner the Speaker of the House, who is next in line for the presidency following Joe Biden the Vice President. Agents with the FBI arrested 32-year old Brandon Thompson on Thursday. Thompson made his first appearance on Friday in front of a U.S. […]

Affluence is Equal to Influence in the U.S.

A recently completed study shows that policy is made to cater to the wants of the wealthy in the U.S. The study says that democracy in the U.S. is just an illusion. People are not governing since politicians only respond to the wants of the wealthiest citizens and special interest groups. Two political scientists have […]

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 […]

President Corrects Sentence of Drug Convict

President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of a man convicted in a drug related case who was mistakenly sentenced to an additional 3 ½ years of prison due to typographical error, said White House officials. Caesar Huerta Cantu who is from Katy, Texas had pleaded guilty 8 years ago in Virginia. He had been charged […]

Group that Supports Hillary Clinton Raises $6 Million

An organization founded to help prod former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton into seeking the White House announced on Thursday it had raised over $1.7 million during the first three months of 2014. Ready for Hillary, a super PAC is one of several groups laying out the groundwork for the potential campaign for Clinton. The […]

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 […]

Mitt Romney Blames President Obama and Hillary Clinton for Ukraine Situation

Mitt Romney has blamed President Barack Obama as well as Hillary Clinton the former Secretary of State for the current problems in Ukraine. Romney also blames the two for other debacles in foreign policy citing failure in leadership on their part. The former presidential nominee from the Republican Party wrote in a Wall Street Journal […]

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 […]

Congress Not Sure About Shrinking Military

The White House Administration’s push to have a smaller military now faces Congresses scrutiny. The Congress has for years battled the vision of the Pentagon for a new strategy in security. Chuck Hagel the Secretary of Defense has proposed to shrink the military to its smallest in over 75 years, hoping it can be reshaped […]