US Congressman introduce a bill to repeal the Federal government’s authority to infinitely detain and torture US citizens without trial
Top Pentagon officials reveal plans for the opening stages of a Syria military strike at a Senate Armed Services meeting after President Obama requested war plans.
(CNSNews.com) – Wth no authorization from Congress, President Barack Obama has announced that his administration–through the Federal Housing Administration–will insure refinanced mortgages for 2 to 3 million borrowers without verifying their income or even if they hold a job, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Obama announced his latest mortgage program at a White House news conference on Tuesday.
Any American with a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) endorsed on or before May 31, 2009 and who is current with their mortgage payments would qualify, according to HUD.
No additional underwriting, or examining the verification of income, employment status or creditworthiness, will be done.
**CNET consider Cyber Security threats to be hyped.
Life in America on Two Dollars a Day. Or Why American Poverty Will Soon Match That of the Third World
A catchier title might have been Life on Two Dollars a Day: The Third Worldization of America. But one must try always to be accurate, and the Third World was defined by Mao Tse Tung by distinction from the first two worlds: America and its tributaries, the so-called Free World (a term now hardly ever used — I wonder why), and the Soviet Empire. So although America may come to look like the Third World, it will never be part of the Third World — at least, not until another country becomes Number 1.
Hollywood is calling on the US courts to force Hotfile, the popular file-sharing site, offline following similar action against Megaupload.
The fastest-growing industries include renewables (+49.2%), internet (+24.6%), online publishing (+24.3%), and e-learning (+15.9%). Fastest-shrinking industries were newspapers (-28.4%), retail (-15.5%), building materials (-14.2%), and automotive (-12.8%).
Congressman Introduces Resolution Affirming Use of Military Without Congressional Approval is an Impeachable Offense
North Carolina Representative Walter Jones has introduced a resolution into the House of Representatives that reaffirms the fact that the use of the military without Congressional approval is an impeachable offense.
Sadly we now find ourselves in a country where a Congressman has to essentially issue a veiled threat reminding the military and the Obama Administration of the powers granted to Congress under the Constitution of the United States.
Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest — built with government subsidies and maintained with tax credits for every megawatt produced — are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region’s electricity grid says there’s an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the year.
I work in the Al Jazeera Outreach department and am writing to share with you a special episode of our U.S. based show Inside Story US 2012- “The AIPAC primary.”
In the 25 minute show, Al Jazeera’s Anand Naidoo looks at the role AIPAC in the 2012 race. On the biggest day of the US primary season so far, three of the four Republican candidates took the time to address the post powerful pro-Israel lobby in the U.S. either in the flesh or via videolink. Why?
Anand discusses with John Mearsheimer, the co-author of The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy; Larry Greenfield from the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs; and Hillary Mann Leverett, a former White House and US state department official.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage launches an e-petition during the UKIP 2012 Spring Conference to demand the UK break treaty with US.
Attorney General arguments that assassinations of US citizens is not outside of the constitution earns the US the label of the Fascist Assassination Nation.