Politics

Ed Koch, Symbol of New York, Passes

Ed Koch, Symbol of New York, Passes

Edward I. Koch, the outspoken three-term New York mayor who led the biggest U.S. city from the brink of bankruptcy in the late 1970s and boosted the spirits of crime-weary residents, has died. He was 88. As mayor and after leaving office, Koch became one of the nation’s most influential Democrats, advocating for issues he […]

Senators release blueprint for Obama’s immigration reform

Senators release blueprint for Obama’s immigration reform

A group of bipartisan senators is on Monday announcing an immigration reform plan that would provide a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants while also tightening border security. Eight lawmakers – four of which are Democrats and four of which are Republicans – worked together on this legislation, which addresses issues they have […]

Thousands march for gun control in Washington

Thousands march for gun control in Washington

Amid growing national debate over gun violence, thousands of people marched in Washington on Saturday to press Congress and state legislators to back gun control measures. The marchers were joined by some 100 residents of Newtown, Connecticut, where a mass elementary school shooting left 20 first-graders and six teachers dead. People in the crowd were […]

Homeland Security’s Napolitano invokes 9/11 to push for CISPA 2.0

Homeland Security’s Napolitano invokes 9/11 to push for CISPA 2.0

In an attempt to scare the public with a looming cyber attack on US infrastructure, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is once again pushing Congress to pass legislation allowing the government to have greater control over the Internet. Napolitano issued the warnings Thursday, claiming that inaction could result in a “cyber 9/11” attack that could […]

New Congress even wealthier after millionaire freshmen join its ranks

New Congress even wealthier after millionaire freshmen join its ranks

The 113th Congress has become wealthier than the last, with incoming freshmen bringing in a median net worth of $1,066,515 each — about $1 million more than that of the average American. While US citizens are getting poorer and increasingly applying for food stamps, the nation’s legislators are getting richer. Freshmen members of the 113th […]

Snap elections: Pakistani govt reaches deal with protesters

Snap elections: Pakistani govt reaches deal with protesters

A team of Pakistani ministers and political leaders have reached a deal with protesters. The document provides for the dissolution of parliament and snap elections, RT’s correspondent in Islamabad reports. The negotiation team presented the draft to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, who signed the accord. Official sources said that President Asif Ali Zardari also […]