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Need Campaign Cash? No Problem. Sue The President

WASHINGTON (MCT) — House Speaker John Boehner has yet to formally file his lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overreaching his executive authority, but that hasn’t stopped Democrats and Republicans from making a mad dash for campaign cash off the threatened legal action. No sooner did Boehner (R-Ohio) unveil a draft resolution authorizing the House […]

Obama Signs Order Banning LGBT Discrimination By Federal Contractors

WASHINGTON (MCT) — President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday barring Federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and prohibiting discrimination against Federal workers who identify as transgender. “In too many states and in too many workplaces, simply being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can still be a fireable offense,” Obama said. “I firmly […]

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Oklahoma Ban On Gay Marriage

(MCT) — For the second time, a Federal appeals court panel in Denver has upheld same-sex marriage by striking down Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage. In the 2-1 ruling released Friday, a three-judge panel held in the Oklahoma case that the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage. The ruling comes after the same panel ruled June […]

Members Of Congress Call For Putin To Halt Intervention In Ukraine

WASHINGTON (MCT) — Temporarily setting aside the usual partisan sniping, lawmakers in Congress turned their sights Friday on Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling on Moscow to end the separatist conflict in the aftermath of the Malaysian jetliner disaster. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Russia must bring about a […]

Obama: Pro-Russia Separatist Missile Downed Malaysian Airliner

WASHINGTON (MCT) — A sophisticated surface-to-air missile fired from a part of Ukraine controlled by Russian separatists downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, according to available evidence, President Barack Obama said Friday. He confirmed that one American, Quinn Lucas Schansman, a dual U.S.-Dutch citizen, was among the 298 people killed in the Thursday incident. And Obama […]

More Millennials Are Living With Their Parents

(MCT) — More Americans than ever live in multigenerational households, and the number of millennials who live with their parents is rising sharply, according to the Pew Research Center. A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1 percent of the population, lived in multigenerational arrangements in 2012, Pew said in a study released Thursday. That’s more […]

Worker, Fired For Having A Legal Gun, Sues Former Employer

Worker, Fired For Having A Legal Gun, Sues Former Employer

A Wausau, Wis., man has sued his former employer, a major manufacturer of windows and doors, claiming it violated Wisconsin’s gun law when it fired him for having a gun in his car.

Justice Department Expands Probe To Include Missing IRS Emails

WASHINGTON (MCT) — The Justice Department has widened its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of political groups to include the disappearance of two years of emails from a top official involved in the controversy. The widening of the investigation was announced as Deputy Attorney General James Cole was about to testify Thursday […]

Controversial Alaska Mine Project Wins One In Congress

WASHINGTON (MCT) — Supporters of the embattled Pebble Mine project in Alaska are making a desperate effort in Congress and the courts to keep it alive in the face of warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency that it could devastate the finest run of wild salmon left on the globe. Members of the U.S. House […]

Florida Judge Rules Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is UnConstitutional

(MCT) — A Florida judge overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday, but the order carries weight in only one of the State’s 67 counties, according to court records and the American Civil Liberties Union. In a 14-page ruling, Judge Luis Garcia ordered Monroe County Clerk Amy Heavlin to issue a marriage license […]


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