As Pakistani officials warn Washington not to again breach the country’s borders in search of Islamic extremists, public opinion in the country has condemned the United States for the increase in suicide bombings since the beginning of the War on Terror.
After a debate attack on Mitt Romney, the Presidential campaign of Texas Governor Rick Perry has suffered major blows in polls across the nation.
On a Monday episode of The Daily Show, comedian Jon Stewart offered 2012 GOP candidate Ron Paul some advice about how get the mainstream media to stop leaving him out of news reports despite overwhelming support. Stewart suggested jokingly that Paul might try repudiating some of his past political positions to give other candidates something to engage him about at future debates.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that the latest Senate deal to avert a complete Federal shutdown will be a “win for everyone.” After about a week of bickering between the Republican and Democrats in the House and Senate over budget cuts to green programs to fund disaster relief, a deal struck offers a compromise.
Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who told the Tea Party to “go to hell” about a month ago, had a message for President Barack Obama Monday after he essentially asked the Congressional Black Caucus to shut up over the weekend.
Amid soaring inflation, a new vending machine hit the streets of China on Sunday. The machine offers a new kind of payday: solid gold bullion in return for cash.
On Sunday, Saudi King Abdullah said he will now grant women in the country the right to vote and run in municipal elections, the only public polls in the kingdom. Women in the country will have to wait four years until the next term to participate in the electoral process.
According to a new poll released by Gallup, 81 percent of Americans are displeased with government leadership. In what Gallup attributes to shared leadership in failure among Republicans and Democrats in Washington, partisans on both sides are disgusted with their party.
President Barack Obama announced Friday that States could apply for waivers on the provision of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) that requires school proficiency in math and reading by 2014. According to Obama’s plan, for the States to receive a waiver, they must adopt education policy changes the Administration deems necessary.
The Administration of Barack Obama has ordered the creation of a government-wide “do not pay” database in light of reports that the Federal government makes more than $120 million in payments each year to people who are dead. Over the past five years, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has made between $100 million and $150 million in payments to the annuities of dead Federal employees.
Beyond Texas Governor Rick Perry’s stumbles when he tried to pin the image of a flip-flopper on Mitt Romney and called into the question the motives of anyone who opposes subsidies for illegal aliens, Thursday’s GOP Presidential debate did little to shake up the field of candidates seeking the Republican nomination.
The stopgap spending bill that passed in the House early Friday morning failed in the Senate. The GOP-authored funding measure was defeated in the Senate 59-36 because of a measure in the bill that takes disaster funding from green energy programs.
A 219-203 vote, just after midnight Friday, pushed a new spending bill through the U.S. House of Representatives that allows the Federal government to operate past Sept. 30. The bill has remained controversial over the past several weeks as embattled House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took flak from both sides of the aisle while attempting to get it passed.
Many House Democrats expect a glum future for their party leading in to the 2012 election season. According to POLITICO, interviews with dozens of House members of both parties have revealed a shift from Democratic optimism last spring to a grim dismay at the challenges facing Democrats in 2012.
An Australian study has found that laughter may be the best medicine for patients suffering from dementia. In fact, the study showed laughter may be just as effective as mood-enhancing drugs in relieving patient agitation.
If your vehicle is equipped with OnStar, Big Brother may be watching you while you’re traveling down the highway per new terms in the company’s agreement with General Motors drivers. Before the change, the terms and conditions said that OnStar could collect information on vehicle location only during a theft recovery or in the midst of sending emergency services to a driver. Now, the company says that it has the right to collect and sell personal, yet supposedly anonymous, information on vehicles, including speed, location, seat belt usage and other information. This information will be sought by law enforcement agencies and insurance companies.
Despite the fact that American youths turned out in record numbers for the 2008 Presidential election seeking “hope” and “change” and the promise of a brighter future, the latest reports from the Census show that young people in the country are now the most disenfranchised by the current state of affairs.
Two American hikers who have been held in Iranian prison for more than two years were each released on $500,000 bail ($1 million total) Wednesday, according to reports. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were arrested after crossing an unmarked Iranian border two years ago.
An audit on the Justice Department unveiled more than $121 million in wasteful spending on conferences in 2008 and 2009, including $4,200 muffin purchases and $8.24 cups of coffee. Recently implemented rules require the Department to investigate incidences of wasteful spending at taxpayer expense.
The Federal Reserve has reached back to the 1960’s trying to implement a policy that will lower interest rates to spark economic growth. The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee voted 7-3 Wednesday to embark on what’s informally called “Operation Twist,” taking the unusual step of shifting $400 billion into longer-term bonds.
Tuesday marked an official end to the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, opening a new era in which gays are allowed to openly serve in the military.
In light of controversy surrounding White House involvement with failed energy company Solyndra and wireless start-up LightSquared, Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said on Tuesday that his committee plans to investigate government loan programs to private corporations.
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean swam against the current of his party and backed a McKinsey & Co. survey that said Obamacare will cause a third of private businesses to drop their employee health coverage.