The day after Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office as Mexico’s president on Dec. 1, his foreign minister flew to Washington to propose a $20 billion development plan to make Central America a place for people to stay rather than flee.
He sent his finance minister at the time, Giannis Varoufakis, who is now working with Sen. Bernie Sanders to form an international progressive movement, to Berlin and London to hold the Greek position as forcefully as possible. Varoufakis did as he was asked. He made it clear that Syriza was willing to leave the European Union and default on its loans to defend Greek citizens from hardship. His comments rattled foreign exchange markets and weakened the euro against the dollar.
Nick Searcy’s new movie depicts the life and trial of Kermit Gosnell, who killed hundreds of babies that survived his late-term abortion procedures.
Norse myth, nature mysticism, and modern camp defy cliché in Nordic Impressions.
Mary provides an important but often forgotten link between the three Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The Justice Department is not just any arm of government. It is a bulwark of the rule of law on which our domestic tranquility and prosperity depend.
Mark Harris (R) declares victory over Dan McCready (D) late on election night with a 2,000-vote lead and 99 percent of districts reporting.
The U.N. indicated that Jews’ praying at the Western Wall is more worthy of condemnation than Hamas’s lobbing rockets indiscriminately at Israeli civilians.
In Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers passed bills that would weaken the power of the new Democratic governor and attorney general.
Over in Michigan, lawmakers — inspired by Wisconsin’s tactics —- are trying to strip control of campaign finance issues from the incoming Democratic secretary of state
Scalia said the free-exercise clause bars laws that target religious beliefs & practices, but not laws that indirectly burden religious people or institutions
Court Excoriates Obama State Department/Justice Department for Possibly Acting in “Bad Faith” and Colluding “to Scuttle Public Scrutiny” of Clinton Private Email Server Court Criticizes Current Justice Department for “Chicanery” District Court Judge Lamberth Orders “Proposed Plan and Schedule for Discovery Within Ten Days”
There were young women who were working seven days a week and despaired of having enough money to feed and clothe their children.
the U.S. government continues to seek to block Iranian oil exports. Rouhani’s comments came a day after the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf on Monday in an apparent “show of force,”
Flynn had a distinguished 33-year Army career that included top-level intelligence posts and promotion to the rank of three-star general. Perhaps his greatest achievement in uniform was …
Two sides to the coin. Flood the markets and increase trade with no US Profit or lower the volume and increase US manufacturing, jobs and taxable income, New agreement is in favor of US.
Glenn Greenwald is far from alone in noting that London is possibly the most surveilled city in the world, with CCTV cameras everywhere. The environs of the Ecuadorian embassy are monitored especially heavily, with continuous filming by the UK and Ecuadorian authorities and most likely by the US and other actors with an interest in Assange’s fate.
In addressing lobbying abuses, Amendment 1 forbids state legislators from accepting paid lobbyist positions for two years after leaving the legislature. The measure is aimed at limiting the power of “the revolving door” of politics: the phenomenon of politicians becoming lobbyists and lobbyists becoming politicians.
As for campaign finance reform, Amendment 1 limits campaign contributions for state senators and state representatives to $2,500 and $2,000, respectively. Legislators are also now forbidden from accepting any gift from a lobbyist that exceeds five dollars.
a $297 million government contract to hire Border Patrol agents has only managed to enlist 15.
Judicial Watch announced today that it sued the United States Defense Department to obtain government records from 1973 to the present regarding U.S. soldiers who were prisoners of war or missing in action in Vietnam and Laos