In the U.K., firms which rely on cheap workers from abroad face being hit with a new tax under plans to encourage bosses to hire young Brits. Home Secretary Theresa May is to consult on a new visa levy which would be used to fund apprenticeships for young people from Britain and the rest of the EU. Show More Summary
Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI and evading taxes as he sought to pay off the subject to "cover up past misconduct." The indictment was unsealed in the District Court of Northern Illinois on Thursday. The Justice Department alleges that Hastert made large withdrawals after he agreed to pay an unnamed subject $3.5 million.
Bill Scher, Politico: The Republican National Committee triumphantly seized control of the debates last year, saying it would not allow a repeat of 2012, when "the liberal media interrogated our candidates on issues that were often not a priority to most Americans.... Show More Summary
The June 13 event — at a location still being kept quiet — aims to detail Clinton's vision for the country in a higher-profile manner than the roundtables she's held in early voting states since announcing her candidacy for the Democratic...Show More Summary
CHICAGO (AP) — Indictment: Hastert agreed to pay $3.5M to hide 'prior misconduct' against unnamed person.
I'm off to NORML's annual Aspen legal conference. My talk this year: "Getting High With Someone Who Dies: Defending Drug Users Charged With Complicity and Enhanced Penalties in Drug Overdose Cases." Here's the entire agenda, it's a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Hillary Clinton has done little more than promise to take climate change seriously in her presidential campaign, communicated mostly through assurances from her adviser, John Podesta, that “she will move forward wit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican eyeing a presidential run in 2016, says President Barack Obama's plan to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants is "unworkable." Wisconsin is among 15 coal-reliant states...Show More Summary
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Thursday, accusing the 73-year-old Illinois Republican of structuring the withdrawal of $952,000 in cash in order to...Show More Summary
The Associated Press has left messages seeking comment from former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert about federal bank-related charges against him. A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago says the 73-year-old Illinois...Show More Summary
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors indict ex-US Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert on bank-related charges.
Today's edition of quick hits.
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If you thought you’d eaten your last forkful of mystery meat when you escaped from your high school cafeteria, think again. On May 18, the WTO ruled that the U.S. law requiring meat packages to label country of origin was illegal, discriminating against meat companies from Canada and Mexico. Show More Summary
Right-wing media figures are criticizing 2016 hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for his comments blaming the rise of ISIS on Republican foreign policy positions, lashing out at Paul as an "Obama Republican" and accusing him of "rewriting...Show More Summary
Mainstream media outlets are misrepresenting Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's stance on pay equality, reporting on her claim that she supports equal pay without noting her opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. Show More Summary
From an interview with former Bush Administration FEMA director Joe Allbaugh on the May 27 edition of BBC News' World News America: Related: Climate Change May Have Souped Up Record-Breaking Texas Deluge Previously: How To Interview A Climate Change Denier: Marco Rubio Edition Heckuva Job, Cavuto: Fox Turns To Ex-FEMA Dir. Show More Summary
Congratulations, Ted Cruz! Whether you want it or not, you now have an inspiring Rap Anthem to help you become not-President, even if you’re more into country music because that’s where the polling is the genre that helped America most after 9/11. Show More Summary
Here’s a fun fact you already knew, but now there is math to back it up. That Republican Senate bill to salvage Obamacare tax subsidies (while still gutting other parts of Obamacare), just in case the Supreme Court overturns them and...Show More Summary
"What Edward Snowden revealed about the secret interpretation of Section 215 of the Patriot Act was that the National Security Agency was using it to bulk-collect the calling records, every day, of essentially every American in the United States -- the majority of the big telecommunications companies. Show More Summary