From The Wire
(MCT) — After a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, officials scrambled to offer condolences and to figure out who was aboard the plane and whether it was shot down. In the United States, President Barack Obama said the Nation’s top priority was to determine whether American citizens were […]
Former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is talking what sounds like Republican heresy. It’s time to move beyond Ronald Reagan, he says. Labor should be valued as much as capital. Rising income inequality is a problem.
WASHINGTON (MCT) — The Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion in additional funds over the next three years to meet the current needs of its patients, the troubled agency’s acting director said Wednesday. Testifying for the first time on Capitol Hill, interim VA secretary Sloan Gibson told the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs that […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Calling for “a new sense of economic patriotism,” a top Barack Obama Administration official urged Congress to take immediate action to stop U.S. companies from reorganizing as foreign firms to avoid paying taxes. The maneuver, known as tax inversion, serves “to hollow out the U.S. corporate income tax base,” Treasury Secretary Jacob […]
MCALLEN, Texas (MCT) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, freed after years of captivity in Afghanistan and returned to active duty this week, has retained an attorney — a military law expert from Yale. Eugene Fidell, who teaches military justice at Yale Law School, told the Los Angeles Times that he has been representing Bergdahl for about […]
(MCT) — In the latest installment of the Guantanamo war court’s most mysterious legal filings — two motions so secret that the public can’t know their titles — an Army judge has issued a classified order to prosecutors that even the defense lawyers can’t see. The Pentagon disclosed the existence of Army Col. James L. […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (MCT) — An advisory measure asking Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution and overturn the Citizens United court decision will go on the November ballot in California without Governor Jerry Brown’s signature on the enabling legislation, Brown announced Wednesday. The court decision lifting campaign contribution limits for corporations was “wrongly decided and grossly […]
SAN FRANCISCO (MCT) — A Federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Wednesday that California’s death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled on a petition by death row inmate Ernest Dewayne Jones, who was sentenced to die nearly two decades ago. Carney said the […]
Three Congressmen on Tuesday asked the Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog to investigate allegations that Motorola’s contracting tactics have led State and local governments to squander millions of dollars on the company’s pricey two-way emergency radio systems.
TAPACHULA, Mexico (MCT) — With pressure mounting from the U.S. government, Mexico on Tuesday appointed a czar to take charge of largely unimpeded migration from Central America, which sees tens of thousands of people each year enter southern Mexico and cross the country en route to the United States. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, […]