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White House Doubts Need to Halt All Foreclosures

The Associated Press
October 13, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

WASHINGTON – A top White House adviser questioned the need Sunday for a blanket stoppage of all home foreclosures, even as pressure grows on the Obama administration to do something about mounting evidence that banks have used inaccurate documents to evict homeowners. "It is a serious problem,"...

Obama Calls for Educational Reform

Sara J Dufort
October 6, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

With standardized testing scores falling and the United States ranking 21st in the world for science mastery, school districts and politicians alike are pushing for education reform and longer school years. While some cite the current school year as our educational downfall, others argue that longer...

Recession Pain Still Real Despite End, Obama Says

The Associated Press
September 22, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Monday he doesn’t care that the Great Recession has been declared over by a group of economists. For the millions of people who are out of work or otherwise struggling, he said, “it’s still very real for them.” Obama denied that he was anti-business...

Tea Party Movement Protesting from Coast to Coast

Sara J Dufort
September 22, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

As another election season is quickly approaching, there is no doubt that activist groups around the country are gunning to get their candidates elected. While some simply put ads in newspapers, on television, or have a calling campaign, others are protesting to get their ideas across. The group that...

Afghan Officials Say Too Early to Judge Election

The Associated Press
September 22, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan authorities said Monday it was too early to judge the validity of the country's parliamentary ballot despite observers' reports of widespread fraud in the vote that was to help consolidate its shaky democracy. Also Monday, Britain's military handed the U.S. responsibility...

Bankers Agree to New Rules to Prevent Further Financial Crisis

Tom Chieppo
September 22, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

Banks are significantly trying to increase the capital reserves under rules endorsed on Sunday by the World Major Central Banks to prevent another financial crisis, without impeding the economy in Basel, Switzerland.  The Banks are forced to keep more capital, which will restrict the amount of loans...

GOP Spokesman: Senate GOP to Oppose Obama Tax Plan

The Associated Press
September 15, 2010
Filed under Global News, Local, Politics

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans will oppose any effort to renew soon-to-expire Bush administration tax cuts if upper income taxpayers are excluded from the reductions. A spokesman for Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that every Senate Republican has pledged to oppose President Barack...

Arizona Immigration Law

Ashley McDowell
August 25, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

From the New York Times, in April 2010, Arizona adopted the nation’s toughest law on illegal immigration, provoking a nationwide debate and a Justice Department lawsuit. On July 28, one day before the law was to take effect, a federal judge blocked the state from enforcing its most controversial provisions....

Legal Clause Thwarts Wyclef Jean’s Candidacy

Liz De La Torre
August 25, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

Despite ample campaigning for president, it looks like hip hop star Wyclef Jean will not be the face that helps restore the “pearl of the Antille,” as he so affectionately calls his homeland, Haiti. After the earthquake that destroyed much of the country, Wyclef Jean spoke out about his desire to...

Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, at 9/11 event in Pennsylvania

The Associated Press
August 25, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. – Michelle Obama will join former first lady Laura Bush in ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of the United Flight 93 crash in Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11 attacks. Mrs. Bush had previously confirmed her participation, saying we “must never forget the brave...

Sarah Palin Testifies Against Hacker

Liz De La Torre
April 28, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

For what it’s worth, American politician Sarah Palin is back in the news. Whether it’s the hockey mom’s take on dinosaurs living with humans 4,000 years ago or Russia being “our next door neighbor,” there is never a dull moment with the large conundrum that is Sarah Palin. Still fending attacks...

Majority of Americans Distrust the U.S. Government

Melanie Rovinsky
April 28, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

Approximately 80 percent of Americans claim that they do not trust the government to make the right decisions, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Apr. 18. The results reflect the highest level of distrust in the federal government in 50 years. According to the research center, Americans’...

Arizona Immigration Conflict Heats Up

The Associated Press
April 28, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

PHOENIX – The conflict over a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration in Arizona intensified Monday as vandals smeared refried beans in the shape of swastikas on the state Capitol's windows. More protests were planned Monday after thousands gathered this weekend to demonstrate against a bil...

Obama Appeals for Public Support on Health Care

The Associated Press
March 10, 2010
Filed under Global News, Politics

GLENSIDE, Pa. – President Barack Obama accused insurance companies of placing profits over people and said Republicans ignored long-festering problems when they held power as he sought to build support Monday for swift passage of legislation stalled in Congress. "How much higher do premiums have to rise b...

Supreme Court to Hear Gun-Rights Case That Reaches Beyond 2nd Amendment

The Associated Press
March 3, 2010
Filed under Politics

Nearly two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Washington, D.C., handgun ban in a landmark ruling with a 5-4 vote. The decision in District of Columbia v. Heller  held that the Second Amendment does indeed protect an individual’s right to gun ownership (although there are still limits).Yet...

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