Jared Marcum, the 14-year-old who was arrested and suspended from school after refusing to take off a National Rifle Association shirt, is facing up to a year in jail. In April, Marcum caused a furor at his West Virginia middle school when he showed up in a T-shirt sporting the NRA logo, a picture of a [...]
Jun 18 2013 | Posted in Breaking News
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Suspected Islamist militants in north-east Nigeria have killed at least nine school children, the second targeted attack on students in recent days. Gunmen believed to be from the Boko Haram group opened fire on the pupils, who were in school uniform, at a school on the outskirts of Maiduguri. Boko Haram said the attack was [...]
The House Judiciary Committee late Tuesday approved its first immigration bill, advancing on a party-line vote a proposal to boost interior enforcement and border security. After a day-long mark-up, the Republican-led panel cleared the SAFE Act on a 20-15 vote shortly before 11 p.m. It is one of several bills that Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) [...]
By JUDGE TOM JACOBS The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an investigative agency that advocates on behalf of safety issues for Americans. They make recommendations and have no authority to change state or federal laws. In May, 2013, the NTSB voted to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunken [...]
The fate of the sprawling immigration reform proposal winding its way through Congress may now be in the hands of some of the most conservative members of the Republican Party. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he will not advance any bill that did not have the support of a majority of [...]
Google asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday to ease long-standing gag orders over data requests the court makes, arguing that the company has a constitutional right to speak about information it is forced to give the government. The legal filing, which invokes the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech, is the latest [...]
A lawsuit filed against the NYPD accuses the city’s police of regularly violating the civil rights of Muslims. The suit claims that the NYPD unconstitutionally profiles and intimidates them, thereby discouraging them from practicing their religion. Civil rights lawyers filed the lawsuit in a federal Manhattan court on Tuesday. Shortly thereafter, supporters of the suit formed [...]
In open testimony before Congress, NSA Director Keith Alexander defended his agency’s secret surveillance programs. Saying that they’ve thwarted more than 50 terrorist attacks since 9/11. Read more here.
For the first time ever, American diplomats will engage in direct peace talks with leaders from the Taliban when the group opens its political office in Doha, Qatar, White House officials said today. The talks will be led by Afghan government officials, and will represent the first step in the process of political reconciliation between [...]
Iran President-elect Hassan Rouhani says it’s time to bury the hatchet with the United States. But, he says, his nation’s nuclear weapons program – the biggest source of the schism between the two countries – will continue. Read more here.