The Department of Labor on Wednesday announced that it will award $191 million to States to provide “unemployment insurance program integrity and technology infrastructure systems” amid reports that the agency spent about $19 billion on payments made in error over the past three years.
In a clear sign of President Barack Obama’s unpopularity, New York voters in a district that traditionally supports Democrats — the President carried with 55 percent there in 2008 — have elected Republican political novice Bob Turner to fill sexting Representative Anthony Weiner’s former seat.
Children 12 years old and younger may soon get to keep their shoes on at airport security checkpoints and will be patted down by Transportation Security Administration officials using “less invasive methods.” The information comes from testimony to Congress from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who said the new practices will roll out in coming months.
A New Jersey man is taking a case of what he calls a violation of his 4th Amendment protection against unreasonable search to the U.S. Supreme Court. Albert Florence was arrested by mistake in 2005. Following his arrest, Florence was reportedly strip searched at two separate jails.
According to an article by The Associated Press, those watching the Federal Reserve as it makes further moves in hopes of stimulating the economy should expect only a small blip on the economic radar.
CNN’s Tea Party Debate on Monday was less focused on the ideals of limiting government, protecting civil liberties and strengthening state’s rights, and more on giving headliner candidates a forum to highlight neoconservative values. I
A report recently released by the Institute For Financial Literacy on 2010 consumer bankruptcy demographics found that over the past five years, bankruptcy rates for individuals with college degrees are on the rise. The study says that while the vast majority of those who file — 70 percent — did not finish college, the number of debtors with college degrees increased by 20 percent over the past half-decade due to a slow-moving economy.
A Canadian woman, who in 2005 strangled her newborn child and threw his body over a fence, was not sentenced to jail time by a Canadian Court because there are no laws in the country protecting children in the womb and newborns, according to LifeSiteNews.
The European economic crises continued to compound on Monday with threats of a Greek default coming closer to reality, and European banks holding masses of country debt came under fresh threat.
Prior to the Tea Party Debate Monday night, former GOP candidate Tim Pawlenty, during an appearance on Fox News, endorsed former rival Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination.
A major power outage in the Southwest on Thursday left nearly 6 million people in Arizona and California in the dark, causing travel delays and offering an example of what major metropolitan blackouts look like in the U.S.
In his much-anticipated address to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama plead for another $447 billion in government spending and tax incentives to spark economic recovery for the stalled U.S. economy.
A falling NASA satellite has a chance of about 1/3,200 of hitting a person between Alaska and South America over the next month. NASA said the 35 foot long, 15 foot wide Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is expected to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere sometime in late September or early October.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday in favor of President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, saying that Virginia has no right to challenge the law’s requirement that requires most Americans to purchase health insurance.
As Libyan rebels continued to meet fierce resistance from Moammar Gadhafi’s last remaining stronghold in Tripoli, they suspected they might be close to capturing the former leader and his sons; but the Gadhafi regime continues to fight.
The Pentagon will raise security levels at military installments throughout the country as the anniversary of 9/11 approaches. Concerns about the possibility of an attack on the anniversary stem from documents recovered from the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed that mentioned the anniversary of 9/11.
Center stage at the latest GOP Presidential Debate were Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and playing the “Devil’s Advocate” (as put by MSNBC’s Brian Williams) was Ron Paul.
Without legislative action, the U.S. Postal Service will most likely default by the end of September. The agency lacks the funding to meet a Congressionally mandated $5.5 billion payment to pre-fund Postal Service retiree health benefits.
Representative Ron Paul of Texas made some suggestions for President Barack Obama as he plans his speech set for this evening. Paul believes the Federal government must change the following before it will be able to make real steps in the direction of economic recovery: regulation, taxation, monetary policy and foreign policy.
A report created by the U.K.-based Oxford Research Group (ORG) sums up the consequences of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq over the past decade as “a war gone badly wrong.”
Attacks throughout the Middle East, as the U.S. and NATO forces continue to pursue key entities in the global terror network, have fettered al-Qaida’s ability to maintain strongholds in Pakistan, leading the organization to search for opportunities to expand throughout the Arabian peninsula, the Washington Examiner reports.
Ron Paul is using a history in Texas politics to take a swing at Governor Rick Perry as they both vie for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination.
President Barack Obama spent part of Labor Day alongside Teamsters union members in Detroit giving a speech that many people believe has become too familiar to the American public.