WASHINGTON ? A lawyer representing two American citizens imprisoned in Iran appealed to the United Nations on Tuesday to intervene on behalf of his clients. In a 27-page petition submitted to the U.N. Working Group On Arbitrary Detention,...Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Here is how the vote among French citizens living in the United States went in the presidential election, according to a post I saw on Facebook that cited an official government source: Macron: 51 percent Fillon: 25Show More Summary
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday called the detention of a US citizen by North Korea a display of muscle-flexing by the country's "flailing" leader. Kim Sang-Duk, or Tony Kim, was arrested Saturday at Pyongyang's...Show More Summary
A new Harvard-Harris survey shows what many Democrats already know, and that is that Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in the United States. In the poll, 60 percent of American citizens have favorable views of the senator. Show More Summary
Italian citizen and alleged cybercriminal Fabio Gasperini was arraigned in a Brooklyn federal court on Friday, one day after he was extradited to the United States from the Netherlands for charges related to computer hacking, wire fraud, and money laundering. He pled not guilty and was remanded at the Brooklyn federal court. [ more › ]
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A United Nations official said on Wednesday 82 aid workers had been killed in South Sudan's civil war and the number of its citizens displaced by the fighting now stands at 3.5 million.
The Bank Secrecy Act may require you to file a FinCEN 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), even if you are not a U.S. Citizen. The FBAR must be filed annually by all “United States Persons”, which includes U.S. citizens, U.S. residents, and certain entities. The FBAR must be filed if your […]
I feel strange admitting this now, so soon after watching that horrific video of a bloodied senior citizen being dragged through the aisle of a United jet, but I actually enjoy air travel. It’s not just that I don’t mind it; I anticipate it with fondness. Show More Summary
The biggest surprises of the 2016 election campaign was Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination for president. A key part of the story is that so many of the non-Trump candidates stayed in the race so long because everyone thought Trump was doomed, so they were all trying to grab Trump’s support when he crashed. Show More Summary
Two Palestinian men convicted in Israel of murdering a U.S. citizen who was hiking near an Israeli archaeological site could face charges in the United States if they're ever released … Click to Continue »
New CFI analysis: Perhaps it is time to stop bemoaning the weakness of political parties in financing federal elections. The prevailing opinion is that since the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, “outside groups” accepting unlimited contributions … Continue reading ?
Which city in the United States has the most nature? The City Nature Challenge 2017 (April 14 - 18) will help reveal the answer! The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is celebrating National Citizen Science Day (April 15) and Earth Day (April 22) by rallying all Angelenos to get out into nature, snap photos of local wildlife, and share your observations. [ more › ]
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The United States’ immigration system favors family members over workers. About two-thirds of all green cards issued annually are to immigrants whose qualification for being here is their relationship to American citizens or other green...Show More Summary
Today’s fear-mongering is provided by an interesting source, which surely has a stake in making sure that Mexican citizens are allowed to enter the United States unlawfully whenever they want
Michael Peck Security, Europe On April Fool’s Day, no less. On the first of April, 1944, the United States committed an act of war against the nation of Switzerland. Though it was April Fool’s Day, the citizens of the Swiss town of Schaffhausen found nothing funny about sixty tons of high explosive descending without warning on their heads. Show More Summary
Following a chemical attack on Syrian citizens by their own government, President Trump ordered a Tomahawk missile strike on a Syrian air base. The 59 Tomahawks cost the United States over $80 million dollars. … Click to Continue »
Regardless of your views, E.J.’s piece shows how these election law cases have really been seared into the consciousness of political aware folks. … Continue reading ?
As the confirmation vote arrives for Judge Neil Gorsuch there is a mad last hour grasp by Senate Democrats. The zeal to prevent a wildly capable judge from getting approved for the Supreme Court has gone into overdrive. Democrats have...Show More Summary
Under the Protecting Data at the Border Act, devices "belonging to or in the possession of a United States person" (a citizen or Green Card holder) could no longer be searched at the border without a warrant. Agents would no longer be able to deny US persons entry or exit on the basis of a refusal to allow such a search (but they could seize the equipment). (more…)