Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 2476)

Poll: Nearly half of Iowa Republicans are birthers, but many dislike Trump

Nearly half of Republican voters in Iowa said they don’t think President Barack Obama was born in the United States, but despite the large “birther” presence in the state, many had negative views of real estate mogul Donald Trump. Forty-eight percent of Iowa Republicans said they don’t believe that Obama…

Journalist: Trump’s candidacy should be taken seriously

Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist and former assistant managing editor for The Washington Post explained on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday why real estate mogul Donald Trump’s candidacy should be taken seriously. “Trump now gives credence to a theory that requires a massive coverup, spanning nearly five decades, that includes not just…

Michelle Obama’s plane forced to abort a landing

WASHINGTON – An official plane carrying US First Lady Michelle Obama had to abort a landing at an air force base near Washington on Monday due to an air traffic controller’s error, US media reported Tuesday. The aircraft carrying her was too close to a 200-ton military cargo jet and…

WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning being moved to Kansas jail‎

WASHINGTON – Bradley Manning, a US serviceman being held for allegedly passing classified documents to WikiLeaks, will be transferred to a military facility in Kansas, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday. The move comes after intense criticism of Manning’s detention conditions in Quantico, Virginia. “At this juncture of the case we…

Wisconsin State Senator Randy Hopper directing callers to adult chat line

A recalled Republican Wisconsin state senator who lives outside his district with a mistress is directing constituents to adult chat lines that welcome callers with the greeting, “Hey there, sexy guy…” Sen. Randy Hopper lists his office number in a quarterly letter as 1-888-736-8729, which leads to a recording telling…

Job center giving superhero capes to the unemployed

Florida’s unemployment agency director has asked for an investigation into a federally funded jobs agency that is giving 6,000 superhero capes to the jobless. Workforce Central Florida spent more than $14,000 on red capes as part of a media campaign to raise awareness of its services, the Orlando Sentinel reported.…

Six-year-old drops gun at Texas school, three hurt

CHICAGO — Three children were hurt after a loaded gun fell out of a six-year-old kindergarten student’s pocket and discharged in the cafeteria of a Texas school, local media reported Tuesday. None of the children was seriously injured and it appears they were grazed by a single bullet and its…

Obama blames speculators for high gasoline prices

ANNANDALE, Virginia — US President Barack Obama blamed oil “speculators” on Tuesday for soaring gasoline prices that risk weighing down the US recovery and could dampen his 2012 election hopes. “It is true that a lot of what’s driving oil prices up right now is not the lack of supply.…

Gov. Walker planning ‘financial martial law’ in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is reportedly following the lead of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) by preparing a plan that would allow him to possibly take over municipalities that don’t pass a financial stress test. “[T]he Walker legislation would empower the governor to insert a financial manager of his…

FBI investigation of SC beating could be first case under Shepard Act

Local and federal law enforcement are probing the beating of an openly gay man in Rock Hill, South Carolina, officials confirmed to Raw Story Tuesday. The FBI and the York County Sheriff’s office are examining video that shows Joshua Esskew, an openly gay 19-year-old man, being beaten on April 9.…

Google+