Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 1897)

Virginia lawmaker tries to attach rectal exam provision to anti-abortion bill

Virginia state Sen. Janet Howell (D) thinks that if the government is going to force women to undergo medically unnecessary tests, then it is only fair to apply the same standards to men. Republican lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would require pregnant women to have an ultrasound before terminating…

Obama’s YouTube Q&A ignores top-voted marijuana question

President Barack Obama was not asked a question about marijuana legalization during his “Your Interview With the President” event Monday, despite the fact that it was the most popular one asked. As part of the White House’s ongoing social media engagement initiatives, Americans were given the chance to submit questions…

‘Socialist’ Obama has conservatives seeing red

TAMPA, Florida — A casual observer on the Republican campaign trail could be forgiven for thinking President Barack Obama has traded in his American flag lapel pin for one with a hammer and sickle. To some rightwing Republicans the US leader is a rabid socialist, to others, he’s a card-carrying…

Rep. Markey proposes cell phone privacy bill

On Monday, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) released a draft of The Mobile Device Privacy Act, legislation that would prohibit companies from installing monitoring software on mobile devices without the user’s knowledge or consent. “Consumers have the right to know and to say no to the presence of software on their…

Hershey’s targeted in Super Bowl ad for alleged African child-slave labor

The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) plans to use the Super Bowl in Indianapolis this year to pressure Hershey’s into taking action over forced labor practices that continue to plague the West African cocoa industry. The ad, titled “Hershey’s Chocolate: Kissed by Child Labor,” will appear on a jumbotron screen…

Gary Johnson calls for repeal of the Patriot Act

Former New Mexico governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson called for the Patriot Act to be repealed Sunday night during a national American Civil Liberties Union conference. The controversial counter-terrorism legislation was approved by Congress following the September 11 terrorist attacks. “Ten years ago, we learned that the fastest…

Obama camp slams Republicans over immigration

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign on Monday charged that top Republican White House hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich had alienated Latino voters with “extreme rhetoric” on immigration. In a memo sent to journalists, the campaign said Romney and Gingrich “may very well have already sealed the political…

U.S. watchdog cannot account for Iraqi billions

BAGHDAD — The US Department of Defence cannot account for some $2 billion of Iraqi funds it held, a report from a US watchdog said on Monday, in the latest case of apparently lax US oversight of spending in Iraq. The defence department “cannot account for about two-thirds of the…

Seattle occupier gets ‘gay married’ to 107-year-old building

An “Occupy Wall Street” protester in Seattle was so desperate to save a 107-year-old building from destruction that she decided to marry it Sunday afternoon. According to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV, Babylonia Aivaz made the unorthodox decision to go into wedlock with the “10th and Union” warehouse after hearing it would…

Willie Nelson performs to support Dennis Kucinich

Country music star Willie Nelson came to Lorain, Ohio on Sunday to perform at a sold-out benefit in support of Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH). Due to redistricting in the state, the veteran congressman has been thrown into a primary battle against Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). “Dennis and I go a…

Google+