During the 2008 election, Barack Obama promised that as President, he would work to eliminate the influence of moneyed political players. Yet some of his biggest campaign donors have since landed choice jobs, contracts and private meetings with the Obama Administration.
Presidential debates are inherently flawed. Any single-party debate is going to lack a certain honesty, because each candidate wants to exemplify the party’s ideals. In this case, it was a race to see who was the most Republican Republican.
On Wednesday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), along with Federal, State and local agencies, conducted a scheduled security exercise designed to increase security in the Kentucky-Ohio-West Virginia area.
Mammals have two types of fat, one of which burns calories. Researchers recently discovered the beneficial fat can be grown in a lab.
Police officers across the United States are testing the boundaries of the Fourth Amendment, routinely conducting warrantless searches of arrestees’ cell phones. Despite public outcry against it, many State courts are upholding the practice.
The world economy is in a very fragile state, despite the fact that world gross domestic product is growing at a rate of about 4.3 percent this year. Most of the growth comes from emerging markets like China, Brazil and India. What differentiates these nations from the West is they typically have much lower levels of debt.
Representatives Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Walter Jones (R-N.C.) led a bipartisan group of 10 Congressional lawmakers filing a suit in Federal court against President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, challenging the commitment of the United States to war in Libya without the Constitutionally required approval of Congress.
When the White House announced President Barack Obama’s trip to Puerto Rico, it mistakenly claimed he would be the first President to visit the territory since John F. Kennedy. In fact, two Presidents had visited Puerto Rico since JFK — President Lyndon B. Johnson and President Gerald Ford, respectively. The error, which could have easily been corrected by a White House staffer, was reported by the mainstream media as fact.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warned President Barack Obama that he might end up being in violation of the Constitution for the military actions in Libya.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, recently criticized the Barack Obama Administration for its stance on abortion and stem cell research.
On June 14, 1777, Congress passed a resolution that read: “Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
Lawmakers in New York say they are close to legalizing gay marriage. Such a law would make New York the largest state to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
A hormone called ghrelin is present in the gut and has the unfortunate effect of increasing the appetite while also slowing energy levels. A team of researchers at the University of Porto in Portugal have found that suppressing this hormone may have the same effect as that of gastric bypass surgery, without having the risks of the invasive operation.
Who killed the U.S. dollar? This question will be debated by future historians. Already, more people are asking that question than tuned in to find out who shot J.R. on Dallas. The lineup of suspects is long, but it ends with Barack Obama, the triggerman who killed the buck.
While a wave of enthusiasm swept Barack Obama into the White House in 2008, the President is reportedly facing much bleaker prospects in certain States as he attempts to get re-elected. A large majority of Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy.
Hackers are getting a lot of press lately for using their skills to effect change (or wreak havoc) on a global scale. High-profile cyberattacks have started a cybersecurity panic. Governments across the globe are calling for international Internet-control measures.
On Monday night, CNN hosted a debate in New Hampshire between seven potential Republican Presidential candidates. Businessman Herman Cain, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) spent much of the debate slamming President Barack Obama, with few criticisms directed at each other.
Even as he begins his re-election campaign, President Barack Obama may be tacitly acknowledging the chance of defeat. “I’m sure there are days where I say that one term is enough,” Obama said in an interview with NBC News that aired Tuesday morning on Today.
On Flag Day, Americans celebrate their country’s most-recognized symbol: Old Glory.
Seven hopefuls for the Republican nomination for the 2012 Presidential election recently squared off in a debate in New Hampshire and set their sights on attacking the record of President Barack Obama.
While much was discussed during the recent Republican primary debate, the biggest news story to emerge was the announcement by Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) that she would seek the GOP nomination for the Presidency.
In 2009, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the annual Nobel Peace Prize to newly minted President Barack Obama. In its press release, the Committee noted “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
Many millions of people have digestion problems, and some do all their lives. How do I know? Just walk up and down the aisle of your local pharmacy or convenience […]