Most gamblers die broke, which is probably their own affair.
Three days before the congressional elections last fall, Hillary Rodham Clinton stood halfway around the world, pledging to young victims of human trafficking at Cambodia’s s Siem Reap Center that they would continue to enjoy the support of the U.S. State Department, which then provided some $336,000 to the shelter.
Two weeks ago, as the prosecution made its final points in his corruption trial, a pale Rod Blagojevich listened nervously as his wife, Patti looked on, sullen and indignant, from the bench, the arms of her brother around her. It was as if they could feel what was coming.
On Nov. 23, 2010, in Cayuga County, New York, Phil Niles pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.
To see the conflict and our part in it as a tragedy without villains, war crimes without criminals, lies without liars, espouses and promulgates a view of process, roles and motives that is not only grossly mistaken but which underwrites deceits that have served a succession of Presidents.
On Tuesday afternoon, the 12 members of Ohio’s Senate Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee convened in a corner room on the second floor of the state senate building in Columbus. No vote or amendment was on the agenda, just a hearing on what is simply called Senate Bill 5
“Actually, any one who gives the matter unbiased consideration will realize that it is for the benefit of the rich to plug loopholes in tax laws, since this raises more revenues without raising rates.” With this neat bit of logic, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr. last week opened the great 1937 hunt for rich tax dodgers launched so suddenly by him and Franklin Roosevelt early this month .
For the first two years of Barack Obama’s presidency, Mitch McConnell never got a phone call from the White House.
THE ADMINISTRATION The Strauss Affair Along a dim corridor outside the U.S. Senate chamber one evening strode a big, round-shouldered man with a conspicuous smile curling on lips that more often turn soberly downward
THE competing power groups that make up the American system have never operated in complete harmony.