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US Wants Mailmen To Thwart Terror Attacks

Eric Scheiner CNS News 15.06.2011
US Wants Mailmen To Thwart Terror Attacks

As the United States Postal Service looks at ways to cut budgets and deal with declining revenue, the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers is going against the grain by suggesting the agency should be increasing the services of...

Gay judge's same-sex marriage ruling upheld

A federal judge on Tuesday had a message for those trying to salvage California's gay marriage ban: Sure, the judge who threw out the measure last year is in a long-term relationship with a man, but he could still be fair to them.


Feds Plan Huge Campground - in Brooklyn

Greg Wilson NBC New York 15.06.2011
Feds Plan Huge Campground - in Brooklyn

Roasting marshmallows, telling ghost stories and sleeping under the stars - in New York City? The National Park Service is planning a 600-site campground in Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field, a onetime airport used by Amelia Earhart. The campground w...

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann enters US presidential race

BRIAN BAKST The Houston Chronicle 14.06.2011
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann enters US presidential race

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, an outspoken Republican with close ties to the tea party, announced Monday that she is running for president, a candidacy that could further shake up a volatile fight for the GOP nomination.


US Is in Even Worse Shape Financially Than Greece: Gross

When adding in all of the money owed to cover future liabilities in entitlement programs the US is actually in worse financial shape than Greece and other debt-laden European countries, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC Monday.

Police: 11 Arrested After Fight Breaks Out Inside Long Island Hospital

Police say 11 people were arrested after a fight broke out inside a Long Island hospital. The loud and disorderly crowd, said to be a group of men and women in their 20s, walked into Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow around midnight ...


Washed up: Rep. Anthony Weiner carries his laundry to a laundromat near his home in Queens today. Nancy Pelosi and other Dem bigwigs are calling on him to step down.

The second-ranking House Democrat on Sunday joined the party leadership in urging Rep. Anthony Weiner to quit because of his sexting scandal, a request the New York lawmaker has sidestepped in favor of a temporary leave of absence.

Police Investigate Rep. Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl

Police here are investigating direct online communications between New York Rep. Anthony Weiner and a 17-year-old girl and are looking for any other young women who may be involved, though the nature of the communications wasn't immediately clear.


Obama and a White House invite for dictator who has stolen billions from his impoverished African nation

Barack Obama has come under fire for extending a formal invitation to a shamed African dictator who has ruthlessly plundered billions of dollars from his own country. The U.S. President is today having a coveted private meeting with President Ali ...

Alabama sets America's toughest immigration law

Republican Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday signed into law a crackdown on illegal immigration in Alabama that both supporters and critics consider the toughest in the nation.


Lack of buyers may force US Treasury to boost rates

Patrice Hill The Washington Times 09.06.2011
Lack of buyers may force US Treasury to boost rates

The U.S. Treasury next month will go back to relying on the kindness of strangers like never before to purchase the nation’s burgeoning debts — and taxpayers may have to pay higher interest rates to attract enough foreign investors, analysts say.

77 Air Force cadets sent to hospital after lightning strike

Seventy-seven Air Force cadets are being sent to a local hospital after a lightning strike at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg, Miss. While there did not appear to be serious injuries, two of the cadets were taken by a...


Alec Baldwin to run for NYC mayor?

Richard Johnson The Daily 09.06.2011
Alec Baldwin to run for NYC mayor?

Alec Baldwin is mulling a run for mayor of New York City now that kinky Congressman Anthony Weiner appears to have sexted himself out of the 2013 race.

NY Rep. Weiner’s Wife Is Pregnant

MICHAEL BARBARO and ASHLEY PARKER The New York Times 09.06.2011
NY Rep. Weiner’s Wife Is Pregnant

Their marriage has become the subject of intense speculation and scrutiny amid an embarrassing online sex scandal. Now, Representative Anthony D. Weiner and Huma Abedin are about to make news of a different kind: they are expecting their first child.


U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions

Dennis Cauchon USA Today 08.06.2011
U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions

The federal government's financial condition deteriorated rapidly last year, far beyond the $1.5 trillion in new debt taken on to finance the budget deficit, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

Three arrested, accused of illegally feeding homeless

Susan Jacobson Orlando Sentinel 07.06.2011
Three arrested, accused of illegally feeding homeless

Members of Orlando Food Not Bombs were arrested Wednesday when police said they violated a city ordinance by feeding the homeless in Lake Eola Park.


Bipartisan Congress rebuffs Obama on Libya mission

Stephen Dinan The Washington Times 04.06.2011
Bipartisan Congress rebuffs Obama on Libya mission

Crossing party lines to deliver a stunning rebuke to the commander in chief, the vast majority of the House voted Friday for resolutions telling President Obama he has broken the constitutional chain of authority by committing U.S. troops to the i...

John Edwards indicted in $925K mistress cover-up

NEDRA PICKLER and TOM BREEN AP 04.06.2011
John Edwards indicted in $925K mistress cover-up

John Edwards acknowledged he has "done wrong" and hurt others but strongly denied breaking the law after federal prosecutors charged him Friday with using $925,000 in under-the-table campaign contributions to hide his pregnant mistress during his ...


More Americans Think Economy Will Never Recover

Christina Cheddar Berk CNBC 04.06.2011
More Americans Think Economy Will Never Recover

The mixed signals regarding the economy's health are taking a toll. Americans are growing increasingly doubtful about direction of the US economy, according to the latest survey from business-advisory firm AlixPartners.

Philadelphia Eyes Soda Tax To Bail Out Cash-Strapped Schools

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is proposing a tax on soda and other sugary drinks as he and City Council continue trying to help bail out the cash-starved Philadelphia school district.



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