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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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.) [...]
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 [...]
He’s not happy that his son is leaking state secrets. And he wants him to come home. Even if that means a prison sentence. That’s Lonnie Snowden’s message to his son, Edward, believed to be still hiding out in Hong Kong. Read more here.
President Obama, who has been letting his surrogates answer questions about NSA surveillance, granted an interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose about the controversy. Read more here.
The FBI and local cops are digging 45 miles north of Detroit for the body of the long-missing former Teamster’s Union boss Jimmy Hoffa. Read more here.