NY mayor refuses to endorse a U.S. grand jury decision
2014-12-08 07:09:15 UTC
New York mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday refused to endorse a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer over the choking death of a man in the city last summer. De Blasio also doubled down on controversial comments he made about the risk...
CIA torture report could pose risks to U.S. hostages
2014-12-09 02:09:16 UTC
Secretary of state John Kerry has asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to “consider” the timing of the expected release of a long-awaited report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques.
Kerry called Feinstein to discuss the broader implications o...
US grand jury system 'broken'
2014-12-04 21:45:34 UTC
Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton: We need to centralise and make clear that we want the justice department and the federal government to deal with the fact that the grand jury systems on a state level are broken and seem to lack the capaci...
Fact check on immigration: OBAMA RIGHT - CRUZ WRONG
2014-11-26 06:30:43 UTC
President Obama and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made seemingly conflicting statements about public opinion on the president's plan to address immigration issues in the U.S.
Obama claimed that "most Americans support the types of reforms I've talked abo...
European parliament set to call for break-up of Google
2014-11-22 06:04:39 UTC
The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group's power.
A draft motion seen by the Financial Times says that "unbundling of search engines from other commerc...
Obama New Steps to Fix the US Immigration System
2014-11-21 02:25:35 UTC
President Obama: "To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill."
WASHINGTON — In an address ...
Obama 'close to immigration action'
2014-11-14 06:20:00 UTC
WASHINGTON — In a letter to Obama released on Thursday, 116 House Democrats said it was clear Republican leaders would not pass legislation to enact comprehensive immigration reform. “By failing to do their job – and repeatedly interfering with y...
Obama's executive orders on immigration are constitutional
2014-11-10 09:03:33 UTC
President Obama vowed Sunday to move forward with an executive order to ease immigration laws before the end of the year, ignoring dire warnings from Republican leaders that the move will poison his relationship with the next Congress.
Obama Wrote a Letter to Khamenei
2014-11-07 16:28:42 UTC
During his regularly scheduled press briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about the report that President Obama wrote a letter to Iran's supreme religious leader Khamenei this past October. He responded that he was "not in ...
Can Obama reboot if Democrats crash in midterms?
2014-11-04 07:57:54 UTC
The White House has scotched rumours it will conduct a purge of top advisers if Democrats do badly in Tuesday’s midterm elections, despite concerns that voters see local races increasingly as a referendum on Barack Obama’s second-term performance....
Not Friends At All: The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations
2014-10-29 22:12:22 UTC
By JEFFREY GOLDBERG -
The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this o...
Gunman kills soldier at National War Memorial in Ottawa
2014-10-23 15:46:22 UTC
Canadian police have confirmed there was only a single gunman involved in a brazen gun attack on the national parliament on Wednesday that left a soldier dead.
Ottawa police said that they are satisfied there was one attacker, and police chief ...
Secretive X-37B US military space plane returns to Earth
2014-10-18 15:55:07 UTC
After a record-shattering 22 months in space, the U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Friday (Oct .17) in a smooth landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The 674-day mission launched in December 2012, bu...
How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women
2014-10-12 06:52:21 UTC
Mother Jones - Recently the National Rifle Association has aimed to boost its appeal among women. Last year it launched its "new and improved" NRA Women's TV Network, and it has hired several accomplished female gun enthusiasts as official NRA New...
US planes worth $486 Million scrapped in Afghanistan
2014-10-12 06:38:09 UTC
Sixteen military transport planes bought by the United States government for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a cost of $486 Million were recently destroyed by the Afghan military and sold for scrap parts at around six cents per pound, prompting a go...
Obama’s ‘red line’ on Syria damaged U.S. credibility
2014-10-07 17:05:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is criticizing President Barack Obama for leaning toward, then deciding against military action against Syria for its use of chemical weapons.
"By failing to respond, it sent the wrong mes...
How America Is Made For Trade
2014-10-03 15:06:03 UTC
The United States could create 10 million new trade-connected jobs over the next 10 years if it pursues a comprehensive pro-trade policy agenda that focuses on trade agreements, investment, immigration, taxation and the labor market safety net, ac...
Will we ever get a deal on climate change?
2014-09-30 18:03:48 UTC
By Leonie Terfort,
Climate summit on September 23 at the UN, NY - Nifty strollers, weathered protesters, upper-east-side walking shoes, politicians, seniors, celebrities and lots of tweeting young people. Emma Thomson (actress) summed their ...
Worldwide marches to demand action on Global warming
2014-09-24 15:56:58 UTC
DIAAL NEWS - As many as 310,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of New York City to demand U.N. action on global warming just days before the United Nations’ 2014 Climate Summit, which will be held in Midtown Manhattan. The demonstration...
Florida: Father Shots his Daughter and Six Grandchildren
2014-09-19 16:02:07 UTC
DIAAL NEWS - A terrible day in Bell, Florida: A father shot his daughter and her six children. Then he turned the gun on himself. The perpetrator is 51-year old Don Charles Spirit.
The Gilchrist County Sheriff, Robert Schulz said, on Thursday e...
NASA to Reactivate Manned Space Flight
2014-09-24 15:54:01 UTC
DIAAL NEWS - Three years after the retirement of the space shuttle program, the U.S. space agency NASA paved the way to resume US manned flights into space. "We’re returning human space flight launches to the US.", said NASA on Twitter yesterday. ...
Hillary Clinton Frying Political Steak in Iowa
2014-09-17 20:13:15 UTC
By Michael Luz and Daniella Inbar
Democratic presumed frontrunner makes sizzling appearance at event for Senator Tom Harkin.
Diaal News - Senator Harkin’s steak fry is a Democratic institution dating back long before the Clinton’s themselv...
School Killer Captured After Escape in Ohio
2014-09-16 23:16:57 UTC
High school gunman, TJ Lane escaped from prison with two further inmates on Thursday night. The U.S. police searched for the convicts via Facebook and captured Lane.
In February 2012, TJ Lane shot three classmates and injured two, at Chardon H...
White House acknowledges being at 'war' with ISIS
2014-09-15 18:48:38 UTC
Diaal News - US Secretary of State Kerry is faced with the first dissonance in the alliance to defeat ISIS.
According to the United States it will take some time before the planned international alliance stands for the fight against the Islam...
NFL Scandal - Child Abuse Allegations
2014-09-17 01:45:59 UTC
Diaal News - The National Football League simply can't shake the ongoing negative publicity. The Minnesota Vikings' running back, Adrian Peterson was deactivated for Sunday’s game, but it is not sure yet whether he will play this coming weekend ag...