WASHINGTON (MCT) — Vice President Joe Biden will appear this week for the first time before the largest gathering of progressive activists in the country, a critical constituency for any Democrat with Presidential ambitions. Biden’s debut at the annual Netroots Nation comes as the Vice President has made a number of moves that could better […]
MCALLEN, Texas (MCT) — Prominent journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained at McAllen-Miller International Airport in Texas on Tuesday. Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, tweeted that he was going to go through security carrying a pocket version of the U.S. Constitution and his Philippine passport as his only form of identification. After that, […]
Four years ago, Commerce Department officials were touting their pilot grant program as a way to vault emergency responders into the age of high-speed broadband. But now, the program is in turmoil — and tens of millions of Federal grant dollars have been lost or diverted to other purposes.
LOS ANGELES (MCT) — A Federal Protective Service agent is on administrative leave after firing his gun when a truck full of men who allegedly assaulted pro-Israel protesters Sunday in Westwood tried to get away, an agency official said. The shooting occurred about 5:20 p.m. outside the Federal building in the 11000 block of Wilshire […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — A civilian appeals court on Monday vacated two convictions of a former aide to terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. In a split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit concluded a military commission lacked authority to convict Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman al-Bahlul of two out of three […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years in Afghanistan until he was traded May 31 for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo, has completed his U.S. military-led reintegration and has been assigned to an army unit in Texas to continue his military service. Senior Pentagon officials told McClatchy that […]
JERUSALEM (MCT) — Israel’s offensive against the Gaza Strip entered its seventh day on Monday with more mutual bombardment and little progress in reported backstage bargaining for a cease-fire to end the conflict that has left 173 Palestinians dead and millions of Israelis pinned down by rocket fire. The rising death toll, combined with more […]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell can barely stand each other. Their feud echoes America’s political mood: Polarized. Angry. Untrusting. And it’s a key reason Congress doesn’t work.
(MCT) — Dangerous germs, including anthrax, botulism and a strain of bird flu, were improperly sent among government laboratories in five incidents during the past decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said it had closed two labs and had imposed a moratorium on shipping deadly pathogens. The announcement of the […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — A year ago, former Representative Jesse Jackson Jr.’s attorneys said his family was in “significant financial peril” as he and his wife, Sandi, awaited sentencing for looting $750,000 from his campaign coffers. Jackson had to come up with that amount to pay a court judgment. Prosecutors wanted to seize the equity in […]