Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 2346)

‘Rent Is Too Damn High’ candidate faces eviction from rent-controlled apartment

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apparently, his rent is too damn low. Jimmy McMillan, the 2010 New York gubernatorial candidate who founded the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, says his landlord is trying to kick him out of his rent-controlled apartment in the trendy East Village of Manhattan in order…

Voter ID law to cost Wisconsin DMV an extra $6 million

Fiscal responsibility has been a battle cry for Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, but his voter photo ID law is going to cost the state big bucks. After passing the new law, Walker had tried to close at least 10 Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices — allegedly in Democratic…

Kerry to the media: Stop giving equal time to every ‘absurd notion’

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) thinks the media made a big mistake by devoting equal time to every “absurd notion” during the debt ceiling debate. “And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely,” Kerry told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Friday. “The media in America has a bigger responsibility…

Poll: Tea party support shrinks by half since 2010 elections

A CBS/New York Times poll released Friday (PDF) shows that support for the tea party, the arch-conservative wing of the Republican party, has been cut virtually in half since the 2010 elections, even as their elected representatives seem to be growing in clout. The survey’s historical data shows that tea…

Jury finds five New Orleans police guilty of post-Katrina shootings

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – A federal jury found four New Orleans police officers guilty on Friday in connection to the shooting deaths of civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and a subsequent cover-up. The jury stopped short of calling the shootings murder, declining to convict on accusations that the killings were intentional.…

Protesters shout down Gov. Walker at Wisc. state fair

Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s controversial Republican governor, tried yesterday to give a speech to open this year’s state fair: tried, being the key word. As he took the stage to speak, a large crowd of protesters began chanting “Change! Change! Change!” and “Recall Walker,” generating enough noise that his speech was…

Pentagon fears for troop safety after poor body armor tests

WASHINGTON — Fears were raised Thursday that five million inserts added to bullet-proof vests given to US troops, currently fighting in two wars, may not meet standards due to poor testing, a Pentagon report said. The inserts made of synthetic fibers known as Kevlar or ceramic are meant to halt…

Fox Nation attacks Obama over ‘hip-hop BBQ’

U.S. job growth accelerated more than expected in July, but the top story at Fox News’ Fox Nation blog Friday seemed to imply that the economy would have created even more jobs if President Barack Obama didn’t have so many black friends. “Obama’s Hip-Hop BBQ Didn’t Create Jobs” was the…

WATCH LIVE: NASA launching probe to Jupiter

Watch the launch of a NASA probe to Jupiter. This live video is from MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Easy targets for hackers: Printers, copiers, scanners

Office printers, copiers and scanners equipped with rudimentary web server software by their manufacturers are easy targets for hackers, according to information released by a security firm attending this year’s Black Hat Technical Security Conference in Las Vegas. For years now, electronics makers have been installing basic web server software…

Google+