As the antiausterity demonstration in Athens on Tuesday, June 28, devolved into familiar violent, tear-gas-soaked clashes between fringe anarchists and police outside Parliament, Giorgos Rallis shut off his television and stewed quietly about the immense dilemma facing his country.
The most surprising thing about Friday’s vote by lawmakers in Albany to make New York America’s sixth and largest state where gays can marry one another is not that Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a patient display of vote-counting that would have impressed Lyndon Johnson, peeled off enough Republican Senators to pass his bill.
It’s starting to look like this mission is too tough for anyone.
The head of Pakistan’s powerful Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence offered his resignation to the country’s prime minister on Friday as he sought to defend the role of the spy agency. Lieut.
In early March, Barack and Michelle Obama appeared in an exclusive Facebook video from the White House. The topic was bullying prevention, and it was by far the highest profile in the series of online conversations the social-media behemoth has produced with various members of Congress and federal and state officials in recent months.
Regulators: Wall Street reform at risk Congressional Republicans intent on major investing cuts are on the collision program with Wall Street’s leading regulators over a strategy to slash millions from agency budgets. Lawmakers are targeting the Commodity Futures Buying and selling Commission and also the Securities and Trade Commission. The work of both companies is […]
Tea Party Protesters Shout The N-Word At, Spit On Passing Legislators Tea Party protesters have once again descended upon Washington, D.C., and this time, in addition to carrying their obnoxious, misspelled, and vaguely racist signs, they’ve decided to spout hateful epithets at passing lawmakers as well: According to Rep. Andre Carson, the protesters “were shouting […]
Prime Minister Gordon Brown is increasing British troop levels in Afghanistan to 9,500 — an increase of 500, he announced Wednesday. “We will now move further and faster with our strategy” of training Afghan forces to take responsibility for the country’s security, he said.
The person who leaked British lawmakers’ controversial expense claims earlier this year, triggering a national scandal, was motivated by outrage at apparent equipment shortages for British troops, a newspaper said Friday.