WASHINGTON D.C.-The deficit super committee created during the debt ceiling crisis, held its first meeting today. Theirs is the responsibility to pare the deficit by $1.5 trillion by Thanksgiving. This first meeting is essentially one of organization, and seems bi-partisan today, as the sessions progress, this will probably pass.
WASHINGTON D.C.-Despite the urging from the Pentagon, President Obama is considering lowering troop levels to only 3,000 troops in Iraq after the troop withdrawal date agreed upon by the Bush administration and the Iraqi government. The deadline for withdrawing all troops is the end of December. Pentagon officials have pushed for a minimum level of […]
WASHINGTON D.C.-According to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, as he spoke at a Senate hearing Tuesday, the U.S. Postal Service is on the verge of financial collapse and "Failure to act could be catastrophic." He asked lawmakers to allow him to make radical changes in order to stave off defaulting on the institution's obligations.
WASHINGTON- Katherine Abraham, Member of the Council of Economic Advisors, issued a statement today on the employment situation in August.
LOS ANGELES-Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor today excluded more than a dozen of the "Inner Circle" witnesses that the defense lawyers of Dr Conrad Murray intended to call to the witness stand. Murray's lawyers had intended to use those witnesses to show that Jackson was a drug addict who self injected causing his own death. […]
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.-Attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray, who is scheduled to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in the case of the death of Rock Superstar Michael Jackson, say they intend to rely on witnesses from Jackson's inner circle. They intend to use those witnesses to portray Jackson as a desperate drug addict who was always […]
AUGUST 26-Increasingly, Americans across the country are beginning to feel that the governmentâ€™s anti-poverty programs hurt more than help and they are causing more poverty in the country. This according to Rasmussenâ€™s Reports, a major national poll taker, who released its latest poll numbers on government programs aiding poverty.
FLORIDA-Casey Anthony reported to her probation officer for the first time in connection to a January 2010 felony check fraud case. She was convicted of stealing a friend's checkbook and writing five checks for a total of $644.25. Gretl Plessinger, a spokesman for the Florida Department of Corrections says, "She told the probation officer that […]
Washington, D.C. – The National Park Service (NPS) has temporarily closed the Washington Monument in order to properly evaluate the structure following yesterday's earthquake. The Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials were closed for a short period of time as a precaution, but reopened to the public as of about 7:20 p.m. There were no injuries to […]