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More Than 1,000 US Citizens Confirmed Safe in Nepal, 7 Rescued Friday

The United States has verified the wellbeing of more than 1,000 of its citizens in Nepal, and rescued seven Americans from Gorkha region, US State Department deputy spokesperson Jeff Rathke said in a press briefing.

North Korea says Japan's NY abduction summit bid to deceive world

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea condemned on Friday plans by Japan to hold a summit in New York on the abduction of Japanese citizens by Pyongyang decades ago, saying the issue had been resolved and accusing Tokyo of escalating a human rights campaign against North Korea.

See How Presidents Age in the White House, According to Microsoft

Perhaps no job can add gray hairs and wrinkles like serving as President of the United States. While Presidents do live longer than their fellow citizens (“Even in the 19th century, when the average man died at age 47, U.S. Presidents lived an average of 69 years,” according to Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy), their…

Democrats Embrace Citizens United in Defense of Clinton

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

Less than three weeks into her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has already accomplished a stunning feat.

Media Attorney Floyd Abrams Takes on WaPo’s Dana Milbank over Campaign Finance Column

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

In a Friday letter to the Washington Post editors, First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams (father of our website's founder, Dan Abrams) took on the newspaper's columnist Dana Milbank over his claims about Citizen United's effects on democracy.

The left’s Citizens United hypocrisy: Why Hillary is getting a free pass

Democrats condemn the Supreme Court's decision but look the other way when it benefits one of their own

Bernie Sanders: People Didn't Die To Create A Democratic System Of War Between Billionaires

Senator Bernie Sanders, who announced that he's running as a Democrat for president, joined Wolf Blitzer on CNN and reiterated his hatred for all things Citizens United. Wolf asked him if he would take money from a billionaire looking to support him and he vehemently said no. Show More Summary

A Constitutional Convention Plays Into ALEC’s Hand

Oregon lawmakers are considering a joint memorial (PDF) calling for a constitutional convention to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. It's not surprising they want to do something about Citizens United given...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Reveals Everything That’s Wrong With Citizens United In Four Ridiculous Sentences

Chief Justice Roberts appears to believe that lawmakers should "follow the preferences" of their supporters and give "special consideration" to the disproportionately wealthy individuals who fund their election. The post The Supreme Court Reveals Everything That’s Wrong With Citizens United In Four Ridiculous Sentences appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Nation Just Hoping Next President Can Prevent Country’s Decline From Being Totally Humiliating

3 days agoHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—As momentum builds toward the 2016 election, citizens across the nation told reporters this week they simply hope the next president of the United States can prevent the country’s decline from being an utterly humiliating experience...

No Excuses: Angry Thugs And Looters Are Still Thugs And Looters

I know you might hate this, but I’m going to do it anyway.  I’m going to write this as a mother, as a grandmother, as a card-carrying citizen of the United States, as a goddamned human being. I’m white, but if you dare hold that against me you’re no better than those who hold color [...]

Hillary Clinton To Call For 'End To The Era Of Mass Incarceration' In Major Speech

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton will deliver a major speech on criminal justice reform Wednesday, calling for fundamental changes to how the United States punishes its citizens and an end to a system that disproportionately targets black men. Clinton is scheduled to keynote the 18th Annual David N. Show More Summary

“Ethics Watch Files Complaint Against Citizens United

Release: On Friday, Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State against Citizens United for failure to file an electioneering disclosure report in connection with their television ads mentioning Governor John Hickenlooper, then a candidate for … Continue reading ?

US Citizens Must Trust Hillary Clinton ‘Would Not Sell Country’ - Rand Paul

US citizens need to trust that Hillary Clinton will not sell the United States to any foreign country or interest in order to be sure she will protect the country’s sovereignty, US Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul stated on Monday.

Americans Living Abroad Deserve a Simple, Fair Tax System

The United States is the only country in the developed world that taxes its citizens who live in foreign countries. The U.S. taxes Americans abroad on worldwide income and requires them to file their taxes with the U.S., in addition to the country in which they reside. Show More Summary

Court Won’t Let Family Of Unarmed Mexican Teen Sue The Border Patrol Agent Who Killed Him

The federal appears court ruled that "a 4th Amendment claim cannot be asserted by a Mexican citizen on Mexican soil with no significant connection to the United States." The post Court Won’t Let Family Of Unarmed Mexican Teen Sue The Border Patrol Agent Who Killed Him appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Jamie Raskin on Hillary Clinton and a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Jamie in Salon: The country’s most prolific voting rights scholar and blogger, Richard Hasen—a colleague and friend of mine—is the most recent legal academic to pour cold water all over the movement for a constitutional amendment to rebuild the statutory wall protecting … Continue reading ?

FBI And United Airlines Shoot The Messenger After Security Researcher Discovers Vulnerabilities In Airplane Computer System

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

At some point, the corporations and authorities in America are going to have to get over this knee-jerk reaction complex they have in going after citizens kindly pointing out technology and security flaws for them. You see this overShow More Summary

UK Government Belated FOI Transparency Lamented By The Man Who Pushed For It, 'Cash-Strapped' Agencies

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The UK's Freedom of Information law was a long time coming. In contrast to the United States government, which (begrudgingly) (and only sort of) threw open its filing cabinets for its citizens' perusal in 1966, the UK's version didn't go live until 2005, after nine years of legislative maneuvering. Show More Summary

"To single out the Clintons for having wealthy friends who might want favors later, especially in the political context brought to us by the destruction of campaign finance regulations..."

"... is a particularly laughable application of the Clinton Rules which, like the Voting Rights Act and McCain-Feingold, have been rendered irrelevant by Citizens United and its unholy progeny." Writes Charles Pierce at Esquire in aShow More Summary

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