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Entire staff quits after congressmember defects to GOP

Parker Griffith, the Democratic House representative from northern Alabama who last week announced he was jumping ship to the Republicans, has lost his entire staff. Saying her old boss had made a “mistake,” Griffith’s now-former chief of staff, Sharon Wheeler, announced Monday that the House representative’s entire congressional staff —…

Copenhagen agreement called ‘meaningless’ and ‘shameful’

President Obama announced on Friday that negotiations among the the world’s nations had resulted in a “meaningful and unprecedented breakthrough” on climate change. One administration official, however, acknowledged in remarks to the Associated Press that it was only a first step and not sufficient in itself to head off global…

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