The accused underwear bomber pleaded guilty Wednesday to eight criminal charges, including conspiring to commit an act of terrorism, in his second day of trial. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab read from a statement saying he was guilty under U.S. law, but not under Islamic law, of the charges.
Two recent polls show former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney ahead of other candidates but neck and neck with one another when it comes to preference among likely 2012 GOP primary voters.
Despite President Barack Obama’s repeated recommendations that Congress “pass this bill,” Senate Republicans united against the President to ensure that what they have called a rehashing of his previous stimulus attempts died on the Senate floor.
In a roundtable-style debate Tuesday night at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, the 2012 GOP Presidential primary candidates were given a chance to highlight their economic ideas and opinions. Some recurring themes among the candidates were evident over the course of the debate.
The mainstream political establishment and the media are terrified of Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s popularity among Americans who are frustrated about “business-as-usual” politics. Several well-established news media outlets implicate Paul as a kook, fringe candidate and poll cheat.
Government investigators do not believe it violates the 4th Amendment to search information on cellphones and in emails without a warrant or even notification of the person being searched.
At a meeting of the U.S. Geological Society (USGS) attended by politicians and political policymakers of all sorts, Professor Roderick Eggert of the Colorado School of Mines sought to explain the extreme rarity of minerals needed for green technology.
Most reports indicate that Perry’s strategy for winning the GOP primary is focused on highlighting the Texas economy, vilifying Romney as a wealthy, Mormon elitist and painting himself as the honest, straightforward “everyman.”
A plot including the assassination of the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir, with a bomb and more bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, D.C., was stopped by investigators, according to reports.
The Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., over the weekend gave Mitt Romney and Rick Perry further opportunity to continue their headline sparring match, shifting focus from jobs and the economy to Romney’s Mormonism. Though most headlines are focusing on Perry and Romney, Ron Paul won the Value Voters Straw Poll by a comfortable 37 percent.