Michael Bloomberg fuels presidential talk with attack on Barack Obama

Michael Bloomberg has launched an attack on Barack Obama for an absence of leadership as Washington failed to hammer out a deficit deal, renewing suggestions he could mount an independent bid for the White House.

Marchers protest burned cars in NYC Jewish enclave

Peaceful marchers sent a clear message Sunday to vandals who torched cars and scrawled Nazi swastikas in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Brooklyn where Woody Allen was raised: Don't repeat the kind of attacks that once led to the Holocaust.

US cities target protest camps, standoff in Portland

Teresa Carson and Dan Cook Reuters 14.11.2011
US cities target protest camps, standoff in Portland

Police confronted an estimated 1,000 anti-corporate protesters in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday after clearing parks occupied by demonstrators for weeks, echoing moves in other U.S. cities to shut encampments.

Vandals Strike Lincoln’s Tomb, Steal Copper Sword

Thieves have nabbed a 3-foot-long copper sword atop Lincoln’s Tomb in what is believed to be the first theft at the site in more than a century.

Some 15% of U.S. Uses Food Stamps

Phil Izzo The Wall Street Journal 03.11.2011
Some 15% of U.S. Uses Food Stamps

Nearly 15% of the U.S. population relied on food stamps in August, as the number of recipients hit 45.8 million. Food stamp rolls have risen 8.1% in the past year, the Department of Agriculture reported, though the pace of growth has slowed from t...

Three dead and two million without power as New York hit by BIGGEST EVER October snow storm... and there's more on the way

New York has been hit by more than one inch of snowfall before Halloween for the first time ever - with experts predicting much more on the way. Three people were killed as the classic nor'easter chugged up the East Coast at an unusually early per...

Kevorkian suicide machine withdrawn from auction

A suicide machine belonging to assisted-suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian has been withdrawn from a New York City auction of his possessions after failing to draw a high enough bid.

Feds not helping Alabama enforce immigration law

Feds not helping Alabama enforce immigration law

The government hasn't offered to help Alabama put in place a strict immigration law that the Obama administration is challenging in court, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.

TSA begins random road inspections in Tennessee to fight terrorism

"Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate," said Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons.Tuesday Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously a...

Obama opposes repeal of US healthcare program suspended last week

President Obama is against repealing the health law's long-term-care CLASS Act and might veto Republican efforts to do so, an administration official tells The Hill, despite the government's announcement Friday that the program was dead in the water.

IRS: Budget cuts would hurt service, raise deficit

Legislation that would trim hundreds of millions of dollars from the Internal Revenue Service budget would force significant cuts in the services it provides taxpayers and cost the government $4 billion annually in lost revenue, the agency warned ...

White House Draws Closer To Occupy Wall Street, Says Obama Is Fighting For The Interests Of The 99%

The White House continued its embrace of the Occupy Wall Street protests on Sunday, using the strongest terms yet to identify President Barack Obama with the growing movement.

"Grenade-walking" part of US "Gunwalker" scandal

There's a new twist in the government's "gunwalking" scandal involving an even more dangerous weapon: grenades.

US health overhaul law suffers first major casualty

US health overhaul law suffers first major casualty

The Obama administration's signature health overhaul law, under relentless assault by Republicans, has suffered its first major casualty - a long-term care insurance plan.

Some U.S. officials question response to Iran plot

Mark Hosenball and Caren Bohan Reuters 16.10.2011
Some U.S. officials question response to Iran plot

While President Barack Obama and top aides have been united this week in grave warnings over an alleged Iranian assassination plot, some U.S. government officials are privately expressing disquiet that the outlandish-sounding plan has triggered U....

Obama Promises to Veto Abortion Bill

National Journal 13.10.2011
Obama Promises to Veto Abortion Bill

President Obama threatened on Wednesday to veto any bill that would restrict insurers from paying for abortions, saying it goes too far.

Joe Biden Warns of More Rapes and Murders If Jobs Bill Is Not Passed

In Flint, Michigan, Vice President Joe Biden suggested that more rapes and murders could occur if President Barack Obama's jobs bill is not passed.

US Interior Secretary urges more Latino-themed national parks, sites

With the nation’s Latino population booming and now the country’s largest minority group, the Obama administration’s top Hispanic official is concerned that the federal government is not giving enough attention to Hispanic history and culture.

Demonstrators Storm DC Senate Office Building; Arrests Made

Several arrests were made inside of the Senate Hart Office Building Tuesday after demonstrators who have spent five days camping out in downtown Washington to protest war and other causes refused to cooperate with police.

Wall Street protesters march on billionaires' houses

Occupy Wall Street is on the move ... uptown. Why uptown? Because that's where the rich folks live!

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