In a significant departure from the policy of the George W. Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder has instructed federal prosecutors to stop prosecuting those who use marijuana for medical purposes in the 13 states where it is legal.
Demonstrating how vulnerable Americans’ personal data is to a breach, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a settlement with ChoicePoint, one of the largest data brokers in the U.S., stemming from charges that the company failed to implement a comprehensive information security program protecting consumers’ information.
There is a fable that tells us that a man is known by the company he keeps. And it’s true. So what does that say about President Barack Obama? If you want to learn a little about Obama’s inner circle, both now and as he was growing up, read this article…
With the debate about the shape of the healthcare reform provoking cross-partisan divisions, it may be interesting to note a recent study from Consumer Watchdog which found that industry lobbyists have hosted at least 130 fundraisers for lawmakers thus far in 2009.
Media reports suggest Democrats in Congress are preparing to invoke special rules that require only a simple majority vote to push through upcoming education and healthcare reform bills.
A group of House Republicans, supported by the Family Research Council, has sent a letter to the White House calling for the removal of Kevin Jennings from his position as the head of the Education Department’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools (OSDFS).
The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to allow Guantanamo Bay detainees to be brought for trial to the U.S. despite misgivings expressed by many lawmakers, especially Republicans.
A new poll by Zogby International has found Mexicans believe an amnesty that would grant legal status to undocumented immigrants would prompt more people to enter the U.S. illegally, the Center for Immigration Studies (CRS) has said.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that guns did not appear to protect those who possessed them from being shot in an assault.
Media reports suggest the tide may be turning in favor of the Democrats’ efforts to push through a sweeping healthcare reform, as another GOP senator has said she may vote for it.