Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 2082)

‘Occupy’ activists look to block West Coast ports

OAKLAND (Reuters) – Anti-Wall Street protesters, hoping to briefly cripple a key supply chain of American commerce and re-energize their movement, plan to attempt to block major West Coast ports on Monday. By marching on U.S. ports from California to Alaska, organizers look to call attention to economic inequalities in…

Sex abuse claims prompt look at youth sports culture

BOSTON (Reuters) – Millions of children are lacing up sneakers and skates, donning swimsuits and grabbing rackets to join the ranks of youth sports teams and leagues across the country, often with minimal parental supervision. But accusations of abuse last week against a major figure in amateur athletics have renewed…

Undercover cops spied on Occupy LA in search of ‘domestic terrorists’

By Jason Kandel LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Undercover police officers infiltrated Occupy LA’s tent city last month to spy on people they suspected of stockpiling human waste and crude weapons for resisting an eventual eviction, police and city government sources said. Authorities also used security cameras mounted outside City Hall,…

Harvard lawyer: SOPA is unconstitutional

Harvard Law School constitutional expert Laurence Tribe believes the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is unconstitutional. The legal figure sent a letter to members of Congress this past week, saying that SOPA violates the First Amendment and leads to illegal “prior restraint.” Tribe also criticized the new provisions in the…

Paul: Gingrich ‘immoral’ for taking taxpayer money from Freddie Mac

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul ripped fellow candidate Newt Gingrich Sunday for taking $1.6 million from the government-sponsored Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, otherwise known as Freddie Mac. During Saturday night’s GOP debate in Iowa, Paul scored one of the cleanest attacks on Gingrich for raking in big bucks in…

Perry: ‘I don’t have memorized all of the Supreme Court judges’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry admitted Sunday that he didn’t know the names of all of the Supreme Court justices, who he calls “judges.” In an interview with the Des Moines Register Friday, Perry struggled for six seconds to remember the name of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. He called her “Montemayor,”…

Bachmann: I’ve been a ‘private business woman’ since 5-years-old

There’s at least one thing about Michele Bachmann (R-MN) that Newt Gingrich (R-GA) can appreciate: She says she’s been a “private business woman” since she was 5-years-old. For the past few weeks, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — who Bachmann referred to as “Newt Romney” — has been calling to…

Santorum asks for ‘any help’ from Palin

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday that he appreciated any help failed Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin can give his struggling campaign. Speaking on Fox News earlier this month, Palin applauded Santorum’s “ideological consistency.” “I reached out to her just to thank her for her kind comments and…

Perry wants constitutional amendment for prayer in schools

As president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) says he would fight for a constitutional amendment to allow prayer in schools. In an ad released last week, Perry declared that President Barack Obama was waging a “war on religion” because gays are allowed to serve openly in the military and children…

Gingrich defends lead at Republican debate

DES MOINES, Iowa — White House hopeful Newt Gingrich took the gloves off Saturday as he defended his frontrunner status in a feisty debate among the narrowing field of Republican presidential contenders. Faced with a barrage of attacks on his conservative credentials, history of adultery and controversial remarks calling Palestinians…

Google+