Archive for June, 2012

Jun
28
2012

Eric Holder held in contempt of Congress

The House has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his failure to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal, the first time Congress has taken such a dramatic move against... Read more
Jun
28
2012

Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare as a Tax

Chief Justice John Roberts issued a long opinion in which he said the controversial individual mandate may be upheld and is within Congress’ power under the taxing clause rather than the commerce clause. via Live blog of Supreme Court... Read more
Jun
25
2012

JFK airport evacuated after TSA agent’s metal detector found to be unplugged

A terminal at New York’s JFK Airport had to be evacuated and hundreds of passengers marched back through security screening Saturday, all because one Transport Security Administration (TSA) agent failed to realize his metal detector had been unplugged, sources... Read more
Jun
25
2012

Obama campaign suggests political donation as perfect wedding gift

Getting married? President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has the perfect wedding gift in mind. The campaign has started an "Obama event registry" to let engaged fans of the president ask friends and family for donations to his re-election bid... Read more
Jun
25
2012

Egypt’s new president vows unity, but powers are limited

Euphoric jubilation spilled into a second day Monday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where revelers celebrated the election of Egypt’s first democratically elected president. But with the hopes of the Egyptian revolution resting on President-Elect Mohamed Morsi’s shoulders, the former... Read more
Jun
24
2012

New Hampshire town asks Obama campaign to pay for costs of upcoming visit

A New Hampshire town is asking the Obama campaign to foot the up to $30,000 bill for the president’s upcoming campaign stop in their city. City officials say they usually would foot the bill for a presidential visit, but... Read more
Jun
23
2012

Obama pick for NLRB was top lawyer for union tainted by mob ties, history of corruption

The rap sheet for members of the International Union of Operating Engineers reads like something out of "Goodfellas." Embezzlement. Wire fraud. Bribery. That’s just scratching the surface of crimes committed by the IUOE ranks. And it is from this... Read more
Jun
18
2012

Rielle Hunter Spent Decade Snorting Coke Before Working On ‘Spiritual Growth’

John Edwards’ mistress, Rielle Hunter, reveals in her new book What Really Happened, John Edwards Our Daughter And Me, that she snorted cocaine during her 20s and wrote the book to set the record straight for her love child... Read more
Jun
18
2012

Ten flubs that helped sink candidates

Late last week, the campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney released Web videos highlighting the mistakes their rivals have made on the campaign trail. Obama’s statement that "the private sector is doing fine" was the highlight for a... Read more
Jun
17
2012

Pro-bailout party wins Greek election

The pro-bailout New Democracy party came in first Sunday in Greece’s national election, and its leader has proposed forming a pro-euro coalition government. via Pro-bailout party wins Greek election – World News. Read more
Jun
17
2012

Republicans, Democrats spar on allowing illegal immigrants with criminal pasts to avoid deportation

Democrats and Republicans sparred Saturday over the part of President Obama’s executive order on illegal immigration that allows some applicants to avoid deportation despite having committed crimes. via Republicans, Democrats spar on allowing illegal immigrants with criminal pasts to... Read more
Jun
15
2012

Obama administration won’t seek deportation of young illegal immigrants

The Obama administration announced on Friday that it would no longer seek the deportation of most young illegal immigrants, and would instead allow them to apply for work permits, a significant policy shift with potentially major electoral implications. via... Read more
Jun
13
2012

Feds drop 5 remaining counts against John Edwards

Five counts against former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards that a jury couldn’t decide on in his campaign finance trial were dismissed Wednesday at the request of federal prosecutors. via MSNBC. Read more
Jun
07
2012

Bernanke to Congress: It’s your turn to act

In meeting with lawmakers Thursday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s message was clear: The Fed can steer, but Congress needs to step on the gas to keep the economy from rolling off a fiscal cliff. via MSNBC. Read more