Politics

DNC chairman declares Jerusalem the capital of Israel despite delegates’ disapproval (VIDEO)

DNC chairman declares Jerusalem the capital of Israel despite delegates’ disapproval (VIDEO)

When the Democratic National Committee dropped the word “God” from their platform ahead of this week’s convention, Republicans capitalized on the exclusion. Now a last minute attempt to reverse that measure may have made matters worse. The delegation at day two of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was split on Wednesday after a motion […]

OWS march rolls through Charlotte ahead of Democratic convention (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

OWS march rolls through Charlotte ahead of Democratic convention (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Hundreds of people have taken part in the March on Wall Street South event in Charlotte, carrying banners, banging drums and chanting slogans against corporate greed. The protest ahead of the Democratic National Convention proceeded peacefully. The turnout at the event was lower than organizers had expected, with only about 1,000 activists from dozens of […]

Netanyahu urges international community to set nuclear ‘red line’ for Iran

Netanyahu urges international community to set nuclear ‘red line’ for Iran

Israel is once again stirring the pot with harsh rhetoric regarding Iran, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accusing world powers of failing to draw a “clear red line” to curb Tehran’s alleged nuclear weapons program. “I believe the truth must be stated: the international community is not placing a clear, red line for Iran,” Netanyahu said […]

Democratic National Convention to leave hundreds homeless

Democratic National Convention to leave hundreds homeless

As the Republican National Convention takes off in Tampa, the upcoming Democratic National Convention is in the spotlight over skyrocketing accommodation prices that are forcing many low-income Charlotte families out of the motels where they live. Unemployed and low-income Charlotte residents often live in cheap motels – sometimes with whole families occupying a single room. […]

GOP hopes to avoid floor fight with Ron Paul supporters

GOP hopes to avoid floor fight with Ron Paul supporters

A floor flight will likely be avoided this week at the Republican National Convention due to a last-minute compromise with supporters of Rep. Ron Paul. But the GOP isn’t exactly giving in. Republican National Committeeman James Bopp tells ABC News that the GOP has finally worked out a deal with the delegates descending on Tampa […]

Scared of Anonymous: Tampa police prepare for mass arrests during Republican convention

Scared of Anonymous: Tampa police prepare for mass arrests during Republican convention

Are computer hackers, political activists and an underground army of anarchists preparing to overthrow next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa? Police in Florida seem to think so, and are taking every precaution to prepare for violence. Acting on the assumption that hacktivists with the loose-knit, international Anonymous collective will wage a war next week […]

Pussy Riot on the run: Criminal case launched against other ‘punk prayer’ participants

Pussy Riot on the run: Criminal case launched against other ‘punk prayer’ participants

A new criminal case was launched into two Pussy Riot members who escaped police after participating in an infamous ‘punk prayer’ in Moscow’s main cathedral. The announcement comes days after their co-participants were sentenced to two years in jail. “We have launched a separate criminal case against the unknown members of the ‘Pussy Riot’ band, […]

United States presidential election, 2012

United States presidential election, 2012

The United States presidential election of 2012 is the nextUnited States presidential election, to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It will be the 57th quadrennial presidential election in which presidential electors, who will actually elect the president and the vice president of the United States on December 17, 2012, will be chosen. Incumbent PresidentBarack Obama is running for a second and […]

Political Insider: Penn to headline fundraiser for Ruiz

Political Insider: Penn to headline fundraiser for Ruiz

The continued involvement of actor and humanitarian Sean Penn in the 36th Congressional race set off a little war of words between the candidates. Penn will headline a private fundraiser in Los Angeles today to benefit Democrat Raul Ruiz, an emergency room physician who helped Penn rebuild an earthquake-destroyed Haiti in early 2010. Tickets to […]