Monday, January 22, 2018
Blog Page 848
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife at a state visit and dinner last night, with no visible remnants of the last state dinner -- party crashers, security breaches and...
By Ruth Manuel-Logan Monday, a federal immigration judge finally granted Zeituni Onyango, President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born aunt, asylum. The court agreed with the woman's team of legal experts that her life could be in danger if forced to return to her homeland, because...
Congressional hearings have taken place, President Obama has issued harsh words, Dick Cheney is now allergic to TV cameras, environmentalists are lobbying for new Pacific Coast oil drilling legislation, the White House wants to break up the oil industry...
By Jeff Mays Maybe Chris Myers should stick to talking about sports. There's a lot going on these days. Lebron will be a free agent soon, the Yankees came from behind to beat the Red Sox and the Pacquio vs. Mayweather fight may actually go down. Instead,...
Political hacks, cats and assorted lords of the polemic chattering class wished hard for an intense electoral drama worthy of an HBO movie plot and were all too pleased. “Mini Super Tuesday,” unveiled by observers like the latest craze at a car show, did not disappoint with its brimful of full throttle primary rage and potent predictions well into November.
A bill signed Monday by President Barack Obama will require the State Department to list which countries around the world violate the freedom of the press. Named for murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, the law is a bipartisan...

Crude Politics

Investors, Wall Street analysts and that class of individual living in the bubble of market-forces-know-best appear befuddled by the lack of rising gas prices in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. We can assume they’re itching for a reason to get us paying over $4 per gallon this summer.
It is unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison with parole if they haven't committed murder, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a 5-to-4 vote, the Court says young people serving life sentences must be at least considered...
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is urging city residents to come together after the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl by police who were serving a warrant at the girl's home. Aiyana Jones was killed as Detroit police searched for a...
Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III gave the city's new mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the gift of a reduced crime rate to mark her first 100 days in office. According to the Associated Press, Baltimore has seen a progressive decline...