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.
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.
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…
Less than three weeks into her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has already accomplished a stunning feat.
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.
Democrats condemn the Supreme Court's decision but look the other way when it benefits one of their own
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
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
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.
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...
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 [...]
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
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 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.
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
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 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 ?
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
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
"... 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