Post Tagged with: "US politics"

Dennis Hastert Pleads Not Guilty to Bank Fraud, Lying to FBI Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

Dennis Hastert Pleads Not Guilty to Bank Fraud, Lying to FBI Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

How the mighty can fall… Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty to bank fraud and lying to the FBI in connection to covering-up sexual abuse allegations. The judge ordered Hastert to surrender his passport as a condition of pretrial release. He also must have any firearms removed from his […]

by · June 9, 2015 · Politics
Loretta Lynch Makes History as First Black Female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch Makes History as First Black Female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch makes history The U.S. Senate has made history by confirming Loretta Lynch the country’s first black female Attorney General. Lynch was confirmed by a 56-43 vote after the process was held up for five months over partisan wrangling over sex trafficking bill. It should be noted that Senate […]

by · April 23, 2015 · Black Politics
Hillary Clinton: “I Want the Public to See My Email”

Hillary Clinton: “I Want the Public to See My Email”

State Hillary Clinton broke her two-day silence since news of her use of a personal email address during her tenure as secretary of state surfaced, tweeting, that she has asked the State Department to release the emails. Clinton tweeted, “I want the public to see my email.” “I asked State to release […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Hillary Clinton
Sen. Lindsey Graham: House Republican Benghazi Report “Full of Crap”

Sen. Lindsey Graham: House Republican Benghazi Report “Full of Crap”

House Republicans debunking the House GOP Benghazi findings of no cover-up by the Obama Administration isn’t sitting well with Sen. Lindsey Graham. He blasted it as “full of crap.” Who didn’t see this coming? The Republicans are literally fighting each other.  The GOP-controlled House Intelligence Committee released its report on […]

by · November 23, 2014 · Politics
US Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns Amid Agent Blunders

US Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns Amid Agent Blunders

BREAKING:  US Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns amid fallout from agent blunders surrounding safeguarding President Barack Obama. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will assume control of Omar Gonzalez fence jumping investigation and report by Nov. 1. Retired Secret Service agent Joseph Clancy […]

by · October 1, 2014 · Breaking News
Poll: Georgia Governor, Senate Races in Dead Heat With Gov. Deal, Nunn with Slight Edge

Poll: Georgia Governor, Senate Races in Dead Heat With Gov. Deal, Nunn with Slight Edge

A new poll commissioned by Columbus-based WRBL-TV, The (Columbus) Ledger-Enquirer newspaper and PMB Broadcasting radio found Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and his Democratic rival Jason Carter in a dead-heat, while U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn has a slight lead over rival David Perdue. Poll results for governor: Republican Nathan Deal: […]

by · September 2, 2014 · Elections
SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor on Obamacare Contraception Mandate

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor on Obamacare Contraception Mandate

As if we didn’t see this coming, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that closed held companies with religious owners can refuse to pay for contraception. But there’s a caveat — the government can pay for birth control itself, so the women will receive it. The Court makes clear that women […]

by · June 30, 2014 · Breaking News, Women's Rights
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses GOP Primary to David Brat

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses GOP Primary to David Brat

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses primary in Virginia to Tea Party challenger David Brat. This is, indeed, a shock. Nobody saw this coming. The race was called at about 8:05 p.m. David Brat is an economic professor at Randolph-Macon College. He was regarded by many as a long shot […]

by · June 10, 2014 · Elections, Today's Headlines
President Obama: We Consulted with Congress About Prisoner Swap Possibility

President Obama: We Consulted with Congress About Prisoner Swap Possibility

President Obama said that he consulted with Congress for “quite some time” about trading Guantanamo Bay detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who many of the men he served with consider to be a deserter. It will be interesting to hear what Congress has to say about that. We know they […]

by · June 3, 2014 · Politics, Today's Headlines
Republicans Fume Over U.S. POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Release in Prisoner Swap with Taliban

Republicans Fume Over U.S. POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Release in Prisoner Swap with Taliban

The Taliban have released Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, America’s lone POW in Afghanistan after five years. In return, the U.S. released five prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to Qatar. The five prisoners released are: Khair Ulla Said Wali Khairkhwa, Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Mullah Norullah Nori, Abdul Haq Wasiq and Mohammad Nabi Omari. CNN […]

by · May 31, 2014 · Politics