Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 1701)

Obama: Middle class struggle the ‘defining issue’

OSAWATOMIE, Kansas — President Barack Obama lashed out at the “gaping inequality” stalking America Tuesday, saying the middle class struggle to secure a decent life was the “defining issue of our time.” Obama traveled to Kansas in a bid to commandeer the aura of barnstorming president Theodore Roosevelt, who battled…

Report: Perry called campaign donors from governor’s office

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) is facing allegations that he used his office equipment to benefit his presidential campaign, after an Associated Press investigation into his phone records revealed that he spoke to numerous campaign donors and even met with an executive who would later create a political action committee…

Pro-choice group: Rep. Trent Franks ‘takes politics to a new low’

Legislation proposed by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) that would ban sex-selection or race-based abortions perpetuates stereotypes about immigrants and minorities, according to NARAL Pro-Choice America. Franks introduced the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011 (PRENDA) to the U.S. House last week. The legislation could subject…

Santorum: ‘Almost everything’ undocumented immigrants do is illegal

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told supporters in Spencer, Iowa Tuesday that a young woman who was brought to the U.S. as an undocumented 6-year-old was “repeatedly breaking the law” by staying in the country. “She came when she was probably young and she didn’t consciously break the law,” the…

Cuomo caves to protesters, will hike taxes on rich New Yorkers

After facing repeated protests over his resistance to raising taxes on wealthy New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo relented on Tuesday, striking a deal with legislators that will boost state revenues by $1.9 billion while simultaneously dropping the middle class tax rate to the lowest it has been in 58…

‘Occupy’ protesters reclaiming foreclosed homes in 20 cities

The 99 percent movement, which has been evicted from many of their encampments across the country, is finding common cause with thousands of homeowners who are also being evicted from their homes. Even though the movement has often been criticized for a lack of defined goals, Tuesday’s “Occupy Our Homes”…

Chris Matthews’ Republican brother arrested for perjury

A commissioner of Pennsylvania’s third-largest county was arrested Tuesday on perjury charges surrounding an investigation into campaign contributions and contracts. James R. Matthews, a Republican, is brother of liberal MSNBC host of Chris Matthews. He is in his 12th year as a Montgomery County Commissioner. The grand jury found that…

Voting machine design blamed for New York’s 60,000 lost ballots

It wasn’t voter fraud that caused 60,000 ballots to be tossed from the 2010 election in New York – it was poorly designed voting machines. According to a study from the New York University’s Brennan School for Justice, the new optical voting system confused voters so much that they ended…

Surprise: Gingrich ethics files are public info

A trove of documents detailing the shady dealings of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) are actually public domain, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Monday night after Gingrich threatened to have her brought up on charges if she disclosed information related to his House ethics violation in the…

8-year-old to Bachmann: ‘My mommy’s gay but she doesn’t need any fixing’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann appeared stunned Sunday after an 8-year-old South Carolina boy told her that his gay mother didn’t “need any fixing.” The candidate was signing her memoir Core of Conviction for a scant few supporters at a Myrtle Beach Books-A-Million when 8-year-old Elijah stepped forward with a…

Google+