WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on a bill intended to fight internet piracy that would allow law enforcement to block access to entire websites accused of facilitating copyright infringement.
Americans have seen their freedoms decline on almost every front over the past decade. We have been spied on by surveillance cameras, eavesdropped on by government agents, had our belongings searched, our phones tapped, our mail opened, our email monitored, our opinions questioned, our purchases scrutinized (under the USA Patriot Act, banks are required to analyze your transactions for any patterns that raise suspicion and to see if you are connected to any objectionable people), and our activities watched.
The money that patients’ rights advocates have to spend trying to convince the Obama administration that Americans should have decent health care benefits pales in comparison to the boatloads of cash insurers and their corporate allies have on hand to do largely the opposite. But at least the advocates are now in the game.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — As he waited for his first disciplinary appeal hearing to begin this fall, the sixth-grade student began sobbing.
ELIZABETH — State Sen. Raymond Lesniak is calling for Hillary Clinton to be President Obama’s Vice Presidential running mate instead of Joe Biden, who is 69, and he will be making a television appearance this weekend to explain why.
Jon Corzine, a one-time wizard of the financial world, testified Thursday he doesn’t know where a billion dollars in investor funds went in the collapse of MF Global, the investment firm he ran until last month.
The Senate has decided not to take up a proposal that would close rather than repair decrepit Defense Department-run schools on military bases, creating a flood of thousands of students to nearby public school systems.
A so-called “super PAC” aligned with Mitt Romney has crafted a devastating new ad taking aim at Newt Gingrich – one which may have been accidentally leaked online.
WHITE PLAINS and UTICA, N.Y. – Children are much more optimistic about America’s ability to solve the problems affecting the nation, according to a pair of nationwide surveys conducted by Weekly Reader, one of the leading K-12 educational publishers, and IBOPE Zogby International, a global public opinion polling and market research firm.
As Newt Gingrich resurrects his once moribund campaign, his fundraisers and outside allies are moving aggressively to rake in millions of dollars and win backing from the evangelical and Tea Party communities.