Top Stories

3009 to 3024 of about 3232 News
Prev 1 ... 187 188 189 190 191 ... 202 Next

Obama’s First Rendition…Accused of Bribery

President Barack Obama’s vision for creating “a better, freer world” apparently includes the continued use of renditions to capture fugitives in foreign countries wanted by federal authorities. Instead of working through normal diplomatic channels...   read more

Supreme Court Accepts First Case about Executive Pay

Outrage over compensation paid to financial executives and their advisers has reached the point where even judges with free-market philosophies are calling pay levels excessive and out of control, leading to speculation as to how the U.S. Supreme ...   read more

Accused of War Crimes, Warlord Returns to Afghanistan…to Campaign for Karzai

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s determination to win re-election this week has included not only pushing a controversial law to appeal to Shia male voters, but also bringing back a former warlord accused of massacring thousands of Taliban for...   read more

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Social Security

Despite fears of the government overspending on programs to right the nation’s economy, the vast majority of Americans believe Social Security needs to be maintained and are willing to pay higher taxes to do so. Nearly 90% say Social Security is m...   read more

Afghan Law Allows Husbands to Starve Wives if They Refuse Sexual Demands

Needing the political support of Shia men in next week’s election, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai approved a law earlier this year that not only doesn’t exactly legalize marital rape, but does allow husbands to withhold food from wives who r...   read more

Palin, Gingrich, Grassley Supported End of Life Counseling…A.K.A. Death Panels

Republican presidential wannabes Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich have argued that expanding Medicare coverage to include end-of-life counseling will amount to creating “death panels” so the government can euthanize seniors. But if both politicians r...   read more

Governors and Pentagon Clash over Emergency Powers

Governors from both parties have expressed opposition to the Department of Defense becoming involved in responses to domestic disasters. The Pentagon wants the Secretary of Defense to have the authority to command National Guard and U.S. military ...   read more

Report: More Than $1 Trillion a Year in Health Care Waste

Accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute has determined that the United States wastes more than $1 trillion a year on health care expenses that could be eliminated. The biggest waste ($210 billion) comes from doctors orde...   read more

Air Force to Train More Computer Pilots than Aircraft Pilots

Having graduated its first class of “drone pilots” only this year, the U.S. Air Force is now saying that the growing demand for unmanned aircraft missions is so great that it will have to train more of these new breed of “aces” who never leave the...   read more

Majority Want Single-Payer…But Not on Television

Public opinion surveys have consistently revealed that Americans like the idea of a government-funded health care option, like Medicare, to help solve the problem of the uninsured and underinsured in the United States. But news reporting by televi...   read more

War in Afghanistan: Americans Pull Out Their Check Books

If the United States follows through on the commitments required to meet President Barack Obama’s long-term plan for stabilizing Afghanistan, the government will end up spending even more money to tame it than has already been allocated to fight ...   read more

Catholics Gain a Super Majority on the Supreme Court

Cultural coverage of Sonia Sotomayor’s ascension to the Supreme Court has centered on her ethnicity (first Hispanic) and her sex (third woman). Overlooked in the excitement is her religion. Sotomayor is a Roman Catholic. No big deal? With her co...   read more

Bush Invaded Iraq on a Mission from God

During the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush and members of his administration gave a variety of justifications for military action, which can best be summed up as “Saddam Hussein has chemical and biological weapons and...   read more

50-Year Study Shows Glaciers Shrinking

Three glaciers in the northern reaches of the United States have been shrinking in size, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Officials with the USGS have been studying three “benchmark glaciers” since the 1950s to help understand changes in c...   read more

Court Restores Roadless Rule for 58 Million Acres

An attempt by the Bush administration to thwart the protection of national forest lands from development was overturned on Wednesday by a federal appeals court in California. The legal battle pitted the Roadless Area Conservation Rule of 2001, ado...   read more

Democracy Delayed in Iraq

Democracy is having a difficult time taking root in Iraq. When elections are held, such as those in February, turnout has been poor, and citizens in some provinces have not been allowed to vote. But those problems pale in comparison to the governm...   read more
3009 to 3024 of about 3232 News
Prev 1 ... 187 188 189 190 191 ... 202 Next

Top Stories

3009 to 3024 of about 3232 News
Prev 1 ... 187 188 189 190 191 ... 202 Next

Obama’s First Rendition…Accused of Bribery

President Barack Obama’s vision for creating “a better, freer world” apparently includes the continued use of renditions to capture fugitives in foreign countries wanted by federal authorities. Instead of working through normal diplomatic channels...   read more

Supreme Court Accepts First Case about Executive Pay

Outrage over compensation paid to financial executives and their advisers has reached the point where even judges with free-market philosophies are calling pay levels excessive and out of control, leading to speculation as to how the U.S. Supreme ...   read more

Accused of War Crimes, Warlord Returns to Afghanistan…to Campaign for Karzai

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s determination to win re-election this week has included not only pushing a controversial law to appeal to Shia male voters, but also bringing back a former warlord accused of massacring thousands of Taliban for...   read more

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Social Security

Despite fears of the government overspending on programs to right the nation’s economy, the vast majority of Americans believe Social Security needs to be maintained and are willing to pay higher taxes to do so. Nearly 90% say Social Security is m...   read more

Afghan Law Allows Husbands to Starve Wives if They Refuse Sexual Demands

Needing the political support of Shia men in next week’s election, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai approved a law earlier this year that not only doesn’t exactly legalize marital rape, but does allow husbands to withhold food from wives who r...   read more

Palin, Gingrich, Grassley Supported End of Life Counseling…A.K.A. Death Panels

Republican presidential wannabes Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich have argued that expanding Medicare coverage to include end-of-life counseling will amount to creating “death panels” so the government can euthanize seniors. But if both politicians r...   read more

Governors and Pentagon Clash over Emergency Powers

Governors from both parties have expressed opposition to the Department of Defense becoming involved in responses to domestic disasters. The Pentagon wants the Secretary of Defense to have the authority to command National Guard and U.S. military ...   read more

Report: More Than $1 Trillion a Year in Health Care Waste

Accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute has determined that the United States wastes more than $1 trillion a year on health care expenses that could be eliminated. The biggest waste ($210 billion) comes from doctors orde...   read more

Air Force to Train More Computer Pilots than Aircraft Pilots

Having graduated its first class of “drone pilots” only this year, the U.S. Air Force is now saying that the growing demand for unmanned aircraft missions is so great that it will have to train more of these new breed of “aces” who never leave the...   read more

Majority Want Single-Payer…But Not on Television

Public opinion surveys have consistently revealed that Americans like the idea of a government-funded health care option, like Medicare, to help solve the problem of the uninsured and underinsured in the United States. But news reporting by televi...   read more

War in Afghanistan: Americans Pull Out Their Check Books

If the United States follows through on the commitments required to meet President Barack Obama’s long-term plan for stabilizing Afghanistan, the government will end up spending even more money to tame it than has already been allocated to fight ...   read more

Catholics Gain a Super Majority on the Supreme Court

Cultural coverage of Sonia Sotomayor’s ascension to the Supreme Court has centered on her ethnicity (first Hispanic) and her sex (third woman). Overlooked in the excitement is her religion. Sotomayor is a Roman Catholic. No big deal? With her co...   read more

Bush Invaded Iraq on a Mission from God

During the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush and members of his administration gave a variety of justifications for military action, which can best be summed up as “Saddam Hussein has chemical and biological weapons and...   read more

50-Year Study Shows Glaciers Shrinking

Three glaciers in the northern reaches of the United States have been shrinking in size, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Officials with the USGS have been studying three “benchmark glaciers” since the 1950s to help understand changes in c...   read more

Court Restores Roadless Rule for 58 Million Acres

An attempt by the Bush administration to thwart the protection of national forest lands from development was overturned on Wednesday by a federal appeals court in California. The legal battle pitted the Roadless Area Conservation Rule of 2001, ado...   read more

Democracy Delayed in Iraq

Democracy is having a difficult time taking root in Iraq. When elections are held, such as those in February, turnout has been poor, and citizens in some provinces have not been allowed to vote. But those problems pale in comparison to the governm...   read more
3009 to 3024 of about 3232 News
Prev 1 ... 187 188 189 190 191 ... 202 Next