Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 2323)

Obama eyes tax hikes, spending cuts to curb deficit

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will unveil his 2012 budget later on Monday, proposing a raft of spending cuts and tax hikes aimed at curbing a record budget deficit. Facing a projected $1.65 trillion budget shortfall this year — an all-time high — Obama plans to trim $90…

Atlanta police agreed to back off citizens who videotape

The Atlanta police force will no longer tangle with citizens who videotape their actions in public, according to a recent settlement between citizen activists and the city. “We commend the city for resolving a long-standing problem of police interfering with citizens who monitor police activity,” Gerry Weber and Dan Grossman,…

Eminem F-bombs at the Grammys

CBS censors missed the musician’s use of a conjugation of the F-word during his recent performance of “Love the Way You Lie” at the annual awards show. This video was originally uploaded at Mediaite on February 13, 2011.…

Man jailed after filming himself driving 140 mph

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) – A man who filmed the speedometer of his car while driving more than 140 miles per hour so he could post it on YouTube, ended up in jail on Saturday and the video confiscated, police said. Stanislav Vadimovich Bakanov was pulled over by police on Oregon…

Haley Barbour: ‘I’m lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer’

At least one Republican presidential contender isn’t running from his past. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was proud of his past as a “lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer” when he was asked about it Sunday. “You said last year, you’re the governor of a poor state, you have a distinct…

Obama seeks to cut deficit by $1.1 trillion: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal 2012 will seek to cut the record federal deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next 10 years, a senior Democratic aide said on Sunday. Obama, set to present his budget to Congress on Monday, intends to get two-thirds of the…

Republicans shrug off setbacks

WASHINGTON — Top US Republicans put on a brave face this week after a series of surprise setbacks, some suffered at the hands of their own archconservative political shock troops in the “Tea Party.” “We’re in a new era,” House Speaker John Boehner told reporters, shrugging off his woes as…

Congressman Ron Paul booted from conservative group for anti-war views

The conservative group Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) announced Saturday that Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) would be expelled from the group’s National Advisory Board because of his “delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe Anti-War movement.” “It is a sad day in American history when a one-time conservative-libertarian stalwart has…

Boehner: ‘Not my job’ to correct the birthers

Many Americans believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim who is also not an US citizen, and House Speaker John Boehner isn’t about to tell them any different. The Speaker told NBC’s David Gregory Sunday that people have a right to their beliefs and it wasn’t his job to…

Boehner: ‘Not my job’ to correct the birthers

Many Americans believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim who is also not a US citizen, and House Speaker John Boehner isn’t about to correct them. The Speaker told NBC’s David Gregory Sunday that people have a right to their beliefs and it wasn’t his job to tell them…

Google+