Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 1882)

Nikki Haley: ‘I so want drug testing’ for jobless benefits

Gov. Nikki Haley (R) told the Lexington Rotary Club Thursday that she wants South Carolinians to undergo drug screenings before they can receive unemployment benefits. “I so want drug testing,” she said. “I so want it.” “The problem is that I’ve got to make sure the numbers work… It’s certainly…

House passes resolution to ‘never forget’ 9/11

The House of Representatives Thursday passed a resolution commemorating the decennial of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The five-page resolution was introduced by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and in it the House vows to “never forget” the attacks. “Whereas thousands of families have lost loved ones…

The top 5 Republican hypocrites on immigration

With the 2012 election on the horizon and Republicans scrambling to prove their conservative credentials, it can’t be long until at least one of them jumps on immigration as the hot, new issue to capture right-wing voters. But for some top Republicans, tackling immigration has a downside: their own hypocrisy.…

U.S. begins 9/11 remembrances amid new terror threat

Americans Friday began somber ceremonies to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as armed police patrolled New York streets and subways to thwart a new Al-Qaeda-linked terror threat. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said there was news “of a specific, credible, but unconfirmed report that Al-Qaeda, again,…

Obama fires up campaign for jobs plan

An impassioned US President Barack Obama Friday cranked up pressure on Republicans to back his new tax cuts, deploying the fireworks of the campaign trail to promote his new economic plan. Obama traveled to the key 2012 swing state of Virginia, the political turf of one of his top Republican…

Whistleblower fired after revealing Wisconsin ‘voter suppression’

A Wisconsin state employee has been fired after he revealed that a Department of Transportation official had instructed workers to not notify citizens that IDs necessary for voting could be obtained for free. State employee Chris Larsen told radio host John “Sly” Sylvester that his bosses at the Department of…

Top 5 signs Newt Gingrich is still running for president

While former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was one of the first Republicans to officially announce his candidacy for the White House and was certainly the first-to be glitter-bombed, the leader of the Republican Revolution doesn’t seem to be leading much, lately. He certainly isn’t leading the polls: According to the…

WATCH LIVE: Obama pushes jobs plan in Cantor’s distict

President Barack Obama was scheduled Friday to deliver remarks on the economy and jobs in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s district at the University of Richmond in Virginia. The speech was expected to begin at 11:40 a.m ET. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Sept. 9, 2011.…

Boehner caught bragging about golf before Obama’s speech

An open mic caught Vice President Joe Biden (D) and House Speaker John Boehner (R) joking before President Barack Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress Thursday. “Hey, I’m one of those barbarians,” Boehner said, greeting Biden with a handshake. “You are,” Biden agreed, lauging. “We’re at the gate.”…

Nation on alert after ‘credible’ 9/11 bomb threat

Heavily armed police were on alert in and around New York City Friday after US officials warned of a “credible” but unconfirmed bomb threat around the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. “There is specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information,” the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday, as President Barack…

Google+