San Pedro, CA – Ever since Brown v. Board of Education, conservatives have been complaining about judges “legislating from the bench”. It was a brilliant strategy: “We’re not racists,” they could say. “There’s a matter of high principle involved here.
During the Florida primary coverage last night on MSNBC, Rev. Al Sharpton and Rick Tyler, a strategist for the Gingrich-backing super-PAC, Winning Our Future, entered into a heated exchange that covered topics from food stamps to black role models to the president singing.
Just after 5:30 PM ET today, President Obama sat down for a discussion with a group of Americans from across the country in a Google+ Hangout.
President Obama talks with members of Congress about ideas for creating an America built to last at the House Democrats Issues Conference.
The US Republican candidates’ debate in Florida quickly devolved into a horror show of absurdities on Thursday night as candidates argued about immigration and moon colonies. Mitt Romney was branded the winner, but the real losers were the viewers, the truth and politics in general.
The nation’s on-and-off economic recovery has picked up its pace again, the Commerce Department reported Friday, with the U.S. economy growing at an annualized rate of 2.8 percent for the end of 2011.
While delivering his annual State of the Union speech to Congress this week, US President Barack Obama took aim at the inequality he sees in his country and pledged that taxes would rise for the rich. On Thursday, German commentators disagree over whether this populist approach will really help him get re-elected.
Video has been released for the first time showing the inside of one of the nuclear reactors in Japan’s Fukushima crippled by last year’s earthquake and tsunami.
The Obama administration today announced it is scrapping TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline after Republicans forced a 60-day deadline on the issue in a Congressional rider.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has quietly ceased filing lawsuits to collect consumer debts around the nation, dismissing in-house attorneys and virtually shutting down a collections machine that as recently as nine months ago was racking up hundreds of millions of dollars in monthly judgments.
24/7 Wall St. has identified the American companies that have done the best job of tapping into the growing market in China. It reviewed America’s most iconic brands that are top sellers in the U.S. and abroad and reflect a cross-section of the economy.
Jakarta Indonesia – – The United States will remain engaged in bringing stability, security and confidence to the ASEAN region in a commitment to promote global interest in the prosperity of the region, said a former US secretary of defense.
Obama Administration’s Continued Efforts to Reduce Teen Smoking; Appeal of Trade Pact Ruling Necessary First Step
Public Citizen commends the Obama administration for taking the necessary step of appealing the harmful World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling against U.S. efforts to reduce teen smoking.
William Daley is resigning as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff and will be replaced by White House budget director Jacob Lew, administration officials said.
The switch won’t happen until the end of the month, as Mr. Lew is finishing the administration’s budget proposal to Congress due to be presented in the first week in February.
The economy added 200,000 jobs in December and the jobless rate fell to 8.5 percent, giving a boost to President Obama.
The 8.5 percent unemployment rate is the lowest the jobless rate has been in three years. The figures suggest the labor market is starting to expand more strongly after years of sluggish growth.