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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...

President Obama Announces Steps to Reduce Dropout Rate

The Charger Bulletin

March 3, 2010


Filed under Politics

White House Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama highlighted steps his administration will take to combat the dropout crisis and invest in strategies to ensure students graduate prepared for college and careers. President Obama challenged states to identify high scho...

Big Beer Bet for Obama, Harper on Hockey Gold Medal Game

The Associated Press

March 3, 2010


Filed under National Sports, Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)—President Barack Obama owes his Canadian counterpart a case of beer. Obama made the friendly wager with his counterpart, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper before Sunday’s U.S.-Canada gold medal game. After a thrilling game of Hockey, Canada beat the United States 3-2 on Sidney...

Joe Biden and Dick Cheney Square Off

Kyle Quinn-Quesada

February 23, 2010


Filed under Politics

The Sunday morning talk shows have provided a platform for many opinions over the years. However, nothing has been as exciting recently as the battle of the vice president’s that has been waging over the airwaves during the past few weeks. Former Vice President Dick Cheney has not missed an opportunity...

Palin for President in 2012?

Matt DiGiovanni

February 17, 2010


Filed under Politics

For around a year now, the United States has been under the control of President Barack Obama, and feelings are mixed with regards to how well or how poorly he is doing. Sarah Palin, as a regular contributor for Fox News, has been stepping back into the U.S. political stage since running for Vice President,...

Cheney Mum on Supporting Palin in Next Election

The Associated Press

February 17, 2010


Filed under Politics

WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he has not decided on a candidate to support for president in the next election, sidestepping a question on whether he would support Sarah Palin for the office. Cheney declined to throw his support behind Palin when asked Sunday on ABC's This Week...

Biden and Cheney Spar Over Anti-Terrorism Policies

The Associated Press

February 17, 2010


Filed under Global News, Politics

WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Dick Cheney says his successor, Joe Biden, is "dead wrong" about terrorist threats facing the United States. Biden says Cheney is "misinformed." And the feud goes on. Highly partisan public skirmishes between President Barack Obama's White House and Cheney have...

Obama Unveils $3.83T Budget with Massive Deficits

The Associated Press

February 3, 2010


Filed under Global News, Politics

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.83 trillion budget on Monday that would pour more money into the fight against high unemployment, boost taxes on the wealthy and freeze spending for a wide swath of government programs. The deficit for this year would surge to a record-breaking...

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