WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. House Republicans promised Wednesday there will be a quick vote on aid for the new Ukraine government and “crippling sanctions” against Russia. The Foreign Affairs Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Thursday with top officials from the State and Treasury departments expected to testify, The Hill reported. “We must place […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Senate rejected President Barack Obama’s civil rights nominee Wednesday because of criticism over his involvement in the defense of a convicted cop-killer. Seven Democratic senators voted with Republicans, rejecting a motion to end debate on the nomination of Debo P. Adegbile as head of the Justice Department’s division of civil […]
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (UPI) — A Morristown, N.J., judge ruled a high school senior who left home to be with her boyfriend is not entitled to child support from the parents she is suing. Sean and Elizabeth Canning are not required to provide their daughter, Rachel, 18, with $624 per week in emergency child support or […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The CIA Inspector General’s office asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate agency conduct in an unreleased Senate study of secret detention programs. Several knowledgeable people told McClatchy Newspapers the referral could be related to CIA monitoring of computers used by Senate Intelligence Committee aides during preparation of the study. The monitoring […]
AUSTIN, Texas (UPI) — Senator John Cornyn and Representative Pete Sessions beat back challenges from Tea Party competitors in their Republican primary races in Texas. Cornyn defeated Representative Steve Stockman’s challenge by more than 40 percentage points, while Sessions defeated local Tea Party leader Katrina Pierson by a 2-to-1 margin, The Hill reported Wednesday. Representative […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — With more U.S. residents sending text messages instead of making phone calls, emergency agencies could be required to have text capability by year’s end. The Federal Communications Commission published a call for comment on the implementation of text-to-911 service Tuesday. “Americans are increasingly relying on text as an alternative to voice for […]
Well, she married Bill, she moved to New York (by way of Arkansas and Washington, D.C.) to become a Senator, she lost out to Barack Obama in 2008, and she teamed up with Barack Obama to lead the State Department down a shameful path before dropping out of the White House over health issues. Are […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
The State of Texas picked up yet another accolade for its business-friendly regulatory climate, topping Site Selection magazine’s annual ranking of States that have landed the most commercial projects for the second year in a row.
President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.9 trillion spending proposal for the 2015 fiscal year Tuesday, calling on Congress to approve $56 billion in new “stimulus” spending in excess of Congressionally set limits, while blaming resistance from Republican lawmakers for not aiming even higher.