The Department of Defense issued a report and apology to the Pakistani government last week regarding a NATO airstrike that resulted in the killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers. Pakistan has rejected the report calling it “short on facts.”
The Justice Department on Friday rejected South Carolina’s measure requiring photo identification at the polls as discriminatory against minority voters.
The House Ethics Committee has extended the special counsel investigation over conflict-of-interest allegations against Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and whether the panel itself improperly pursued the case against the lawmaker.
Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas is on the way to making his State a showcase for the virtues of limited government. The Governor has said his main concerns are creating jobs, cutting taxes and bringing new businesses.
Police, like those in Fargo, N.D., have bought bomb-detection robots, digital communications equipment and Kevlar helmets similar those used by soldiers in foreign wars. The onslaught of purchases for military-style equipment is being carried out with Homeland Security funds allotted since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Already frail U.S.-Pakistan relations were strained last month when a cross border air raid resulted in the death of two dozen Pakistani soldiers. The Defense Department, in a recent statement, offered an apology.
A recent report published by the American Civil Liberties Union says that the increasingly common use of military-style drones in domestic U.S. airspace is creating a considerable need for American privacy protections against drone surveillance.
A robo-call being received in many States is pushing Hillary Clinton to enter the 2012 Presidential race. The call directs people to go to runhillary2012.net and sign a petition to persuade the onetime Presidential candidate to run again.
Representative Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) said he “has seen enough.” Schilling is the 61st in the House of Representatives to say Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over Operation Fast and Furious. Between independent calls and a “no confidence” resolution, more than 90 lawmakers have called for Holder to step down.
The pressure mounted on Wednesday to approve the Senate-passed payroll tax measure to temporarily extend a payroll tax holiday, with several GOP Senators and President Barack Obama pushing the issue.