Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 2471)

Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down law barring same sex couples from adopting

Supporters of an Arkansas law that prevented unmarried same sex and straight couples from serving as adoptive or foster parents may seek a constitutional amendment to reinstate it after the state’s Supreme Court ruled the ban was unconstitutional. The Court ruled Thursday that Act One, the Arkansas Adoption and Foster…

Pence still attacking Planned Parenthood, says budget deal ‘not good enough’

Tea party favorite Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) said Sunday that he was unlikely to support the new budget deal because it doesn’t strip all funds for Planned Parenthood. The last-minute deal between House Republicans and Democrats aimed to slash over $38 billion from government spending levels. Pence argued on ABC’s…

Experts: Wisconsin only ‘Republican broke’

According to The Wisconsin State Journal some economists allege that Governor Scott Walker’s budget crisis is a fabrication invented out of whole cloth and predicated on a series of tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. Walker has repeatedly asserted that the state is “broke”, but using the word “broke”…

Cantor claims Social Security and Medicare ‘aren’t going to be there’ when he retires

It may just be wishful thinking. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) claimed Sunday that he didn’t expect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare to be around when he retires. “What we [House Republicans] have said is this: We’ll protect today’s seniors and those nearing retirement, but for the rest of…

Donald Trump: Media made ‘birther’ a negative word

Billionaire real estate mogul and television celebrity Donald Trump blamed the media Sunday for marginalizing those who do not believe President Barack Obama was born in the United States. “It’s a very strange situation, that’s all I can tell you,” Trump, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said on CNN’s State…

White House dismisses ‘sideshow’ Trump

WASHINGTON – The White House dismissed Donald Trump as a “sideshow” on Sunday and said there was no way the billionaire businessman would be “hired” by the American people as president in 2012. Trump, renowned for his New York bluster, is considering a tilt at the White House and according…

Evidence against 9/11 plotters revealed

WASHINGTON – US prosecutors compiled lots of evidence against the five men accused of having organized the September 11 attacks on the United States, but not until this week have details been fully revealed. The indictment charging self-professed mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others was unsealed when US Attorney…

Petraeus fends off talk of CIA job

KABUL – General David Petraeus, US commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, admitted he had held talks about his future Saturday while batting away questions about whether he could be the next CIA director. National Public Radio in the United States reported Monday that Petraeus, who is expected to leave…

Idaho Republicans ‘run amok’, sue taxpayers for $100K

According to Spokane, Washington’s Spokesman-Review, Republicans in the Idaho state legislature rushed a bill through in the final days of the legislative session to pay the Idaho Republican Party $100,000 in attorney’s fees and legal costs for a primary election lawsuit that it brought against the state and won.  81% of…

Madoff’s secret shame: Danielle Steel

Bernie Madoff, the infamous Ponzi schemer who has been imprisoned since 2009, granted his second jailhouse interview since the beginning of his incarceration. Not only did he tell the Financial Times the long story of his deception and the reason he fell down the rabbit hole of fraud (“I was…

Google+