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Top News: Politics

Op-Ed: American Mothers vs the American Gun Lobby

For many years, the NRA has raised the specter of 'liberal' government suppression of civil liberties. Since the advent of Obama's administration, this tactic, with the help of a $250 million budget, has been a very effective one..

Op-Ed: Obama wins big with immigration deal

President Barack Obama will use his executive authority to delay the deportation of the family members of U.S. citizens, prompting a political battle that may affect the 2016 presidential election.

House passes bill that impedes scientists ability to advise EPA

Washington D.c. - While the debate about a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline rocked back-and-forth in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday before failing to pass, the House quietly slipped under the radar, passing a bill that has scientists worried.

Obama announces executive action on immigration

Washington - President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he would take executive action to allow millions of undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria to remain legally — but temporarily — in the United States.

Op-Ed: Why 'is college worth it?' is the wrong question to ask

Now that we're done with the 2014 midterms and are looking on to the 2016 presidential election, we see a new news blitz about the cost of college education, led by CNN asking "is college worth it?" Unfortunately, it's the wrong question to ask.

Utah lawmakers consider cutting off NSA's water

Salt Lake City - Utah lawmakers are set to consider a bill that could cut off the water supply for a massive National Security Agency facility near Salt Lake City.

Top Nevada GOP lawmaker called blacks 'simple-minded darkies'

Sparks - The Nevada lawmaker selected as Assembly speaker candidate by the new Republican majority has a long history of racist and homophobic statements, including calling blacks "simple-minded darkies" and falsely linking homosexuality to child molestation.

Missouri in state of emergency but US always in emergency state

Washington - A proclamation by governor Jay Nixon authorizes the Missouri National Guard to support police if there is violence when a grand jury decision is announced on whether a white policeman who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager will be charged.

Same-sex couples wed in South Carolina, Montana after bans fall

Billings - South Carolina and Montana have become the 34th and 35th US states to achieve same-sex marriage equality after separate judicial decisions cleared the way for weddings to begin.

Op-Ed: Turkish envoy to Libya urges general elections as cure for crisis

Tripoli - Emrullah Isler, the Turkish Special Envoy for Libya claims the political crisis in Libya can be overcome by holding general elections.

Obama uses Facebook to announce immigration plans for Thursday

President Obama used social media today to invite Americans to watch his immigration reform announcement Thursday night at 8 p.m. The White House posted a video to its Facebook page giving the public a heads-up on what's coming.

Op-Ed: Moms Demand Action fight for gun control

Guns don't kill; people do. However, too many guns, irresponsibly used and in the wrong hands, are injuring and killing too many people. A gun license, like a driver's license, should be a privilege, not a right.

WA Fisheries Dept. refuses to pay for removal of whale carcass

Perth - The humpback whale carcass that made news earlier this month when a man thought it would be funny to "surf a whale," is back in the public spotlight again. This time, the focus is on who is responsible for paying for the removal of the carcass.

U.S. not paying ransom for hostages in sharp contrast to Europe

In light of the latest beheading of an American aid worker being held by the Islamic State terror organization, President Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of how the U.S. responds when our citizens are taken hostage overseas.

Congress to take its most important NSA surveillance vote yet

The fight over the spying powers of the National Security Agency is about to face a crucial test. On Tuesday, the Senate is expected to vote on whether it will debate the USA Freedom Act.

Op-Ed: Libyan Supreme Court decision may help UN negotiations

Tripoli - The Libyan Supreme Court well over a week ago ruled that the June elections in Libya were unconstitutional and that the House of Representatives now meeting in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk should be dissolved.

Op-Ed: D.C. pols focus on public goals would go far to rebuild trust

Washington D.c. - Outgoing Washington Mayor Vincent Gray is likely to spend his remaining few months in office focused more on his mounting legal troubles, than any lame duck initiatives he may have planned for the city.

Japan's economy shrinks during third quarter

Tokyo - Japan's economic performance was hurt by a recent sales tax hike and investment by business declined. The economy shrank by 1.6 percent even though predictions were that there would be growth following a large decline in the previous quarter.

Government spy planes being used to collect cellphone data

In the last few days, an aerial spy network used by the Justice Dept and US Marshalls to collect cellphone information has been exposed.
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