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Dick Cheney: ‘If I Would Have To Do It All Over Again, I Would’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says if he had to make the same decisions and actions regarding the waterboarding of prisoners, he would. Cheney was speaking to students at American University in Washington, D.C. when he said he had no regrets about the U.S. use of enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding on terrorism suspects. […]

Michigan Representative Rogers Retiring To Join Talk Radio

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Michigan Representative Mike Rogers announced Friday he won’t seek reelection for an eighth term this fall, and will launch a career as a talk radio host. Rogers, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee and a former FBI agent, will join the Cumulus network — the same radio network that syndicates shows […]

Obama Tells Russia: “Move Back Those Troops” Amassing Along Ukrainian Border

President Barack Obama urged Russia to withdraw its troops that have amassed along the border of Ukraine. Estimates of how many Russian troops are near Ukraine’s border range from 40,000 to 88,000. “It’s well known and well acknowledged that you’ve seen a range of troops massing along that border under the guise of military exercises. […]

Crimea Switches Over To Russian Rubles And Passports

Residents of the Crimean peninsula see the Russian annexation take effect as they switch their currency and passports. The signs of transition are welcomed by the ethnic Russians in the peninsula. The referendum to join Russia did pass with 97 percent saying they would like to rejoin the country, although that number may have been […]

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Texas Abortion Restrictions

A Federal appeals court ruled unanimously that Texas can require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. In its decision Thursday, the 5th U.S. Circuit panel also upheld a provision that drugs used to induce abortions must be prescribed according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration protocols. U.S. […]

Unemployment Insurance Passes Test Vote In Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) — The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting to begin debate on the bipartisan bill that would extend insurance for long-term jobless for five months. 10 Republicans joined with all 55 members of the Democratic caucus to support moving the bill forward: Sens. […]

Senate, House Pass Ukraine Support Bills

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) — Both houses of Congress passed measures to send aid to Ukraine and impose sanctions on Russia Thursday afternoon, with the goal of sending a final bill to the president’s desk by the end of the day. The House of Representatives passed its version of the legislation by a vote of […]

United Nations Votes Yes On Ukrainian Resolution Backed By U.S. And EU

A resolution proposed by Ukraine and backed by the United States and the European Union was approved by the United Nations General Assembly Thursday. The resolution reaffirms Ukraine’s territorial integrity and regards the annexation by Russia of its Crimean Peninsula as illegal, describing the referendum Putin used to annex Crimea as “having no validity.” The […]

Amnesty International: Global Executions On The Rise

Global executions surged with 778 executions in 22 countries resulting in a 15 percent increase after two decades of steady decline. According to the report by Amnesty International, China is still the leader in executions by a wide margin with execution numbers in the thousands but the exact number is unknown as it’s a state […]

Former President Of San Francisco School Board Arrested In FBI Sweep That Ensnared State Senator

Keith Jackson, former president of the San Francisco school board, was arrested in an FBI sweep that also ensnared State Senator Lee Yee. The FBI charged that Jackson, 49, has been involved in trafficking in drugs and weapons and in conspiracy to commit murder for hire. One of his sons, Brandon Jamell Jackson, 28, faces […]

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