It's been a landmark year for innovative tech companies locking horns with regulators. The genetic-testing company is the latest case study in the government's watchful eye on Silicon Valley. Here's what it means. It seems we barely go a week without government regulators stepping in against a Silicon Valley company. Show More Summary
The Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon warned a House committee today that if the people believe the government’s not constrained to the law, they’ll decide they aren’t either: “There is one last thing to which the people can resort if the government does not respect the restrains that the constitution places on the government,” Cannon said. Show More Summary
The Coalition should never have made its Gonski promise to start with. But the answer should never have been to break it. Paul…
BlackBerry admits that its handsets aren’t for everyone but it’s hoping that its mobile device management services are. Per Reuters, BlackBerry said on Tuesday that “the number of large business and government clients that have installed...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - A U.S. government contractor jailed for four years in Cuba appealed to President Barack Obama on Tuesday to take any steps necessary to secure his release.
There is ample discussion about the possible damage that may ensue as a result of the federal government's inability to agree on budgets and debt ceiling increases. So far, the wrangling on Capitol Hill has contributed to some volatility in the capital markets but nothing as dire as the forecasts of some prognosticators. Show More Summary
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Roadside bombs killed nine people, including six civilians, Tuesday insouthern Afghanistan as insurgents pressed forward with a relentless campaign against the government and its security forces, officials said. Show More Summary
When our government is not in charge of something, it inserts itself into the enterprise, as is the case with the FDA's recent attempt to halt the sale of 23andMe DNA tests. Our government looked around the value-added business of personal genetic diagnostics and decided one thing was missing: government did not have a say-so.
Americans' uncertainty following the U.S. government shutdown is beginning to subside, especially among the country's Democrats.
The World Cup pots were announced on Tuesday, revealing the structure for the 2014 tournament of nations and a difficult path for the United States. The structure was unveiled by FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, which selected the top-seeded teams based on world rankings in October. Show More Summary
New York, December 3, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by a new state secrets bill before the Japanese parliament, which, if passed, would broaden the government's power to determine which information can be kept secret....
Well-stuffed with Thanksgiving feasts, (and taking a moment to condemn Thanksgiving Day shopping) Jay and I tackle Obamacare and other government failures in this special Tuesday edition of Need to Know. We condemn Obama with fresh gusto, wondering about the “crisis of statism” as the pretensions of central control wither in the icy blast of reality. Show More Summary
First the Rudd Government launched the “Digital Revolution” in our schools - $2.1…
What's more important: free speech or the safety and security of the President? Ideally, we'd have both, but the government is arguing, in a case granted review by the Supreme Court earlier this week, that a recent holding by the Ninth Circuit ensures that the President's security detail will be......
Yesterday, the government of Canada announced $650 million in new funding over three years for the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This is the good news. The dollars contributed to the Global Fund go directly towards helping people living with HIV in developing nations access life-saving treatment. Show More Summary
New tax filings acquired by Mother Jones reveal that the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity received 80 percent of its grant money from the Donors Trust, dubbed the "the dark money ATM of the conservative movement." As...Show More Summary
A few weeks ago, I expressed my disgust in relation to how the Russian government is treating its own gay community. With the Olympics coming up, I wanted to voice my opinion on a regular basis, and decided to pick up some pride bracelets to wear for the next few months. Turns out, I ordered […] Your ad here, right now: $0
After 12 years, nearly $700 billion, and more than 2,000 dead U.S. soldiers, here's what the United States has to show for its efforts in Afghanistan: a government that's perceived to be as corrupt as North Korea, according to a new report from the anti-corruption group Transparency International. Show More Summary
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews will sit down with President Obama in an interview that will focus on healthcare, confidence in government, political dysfunction and voter suppression. The interview, a town hall-style format at American University in Washington D.C. Show More Summary
From the Times Free Press: The Hamilton County Election Commission has verified enough signatures on a petition to repeal the city's controversial domestic benefits ordinance. Mark West of the local PAC Citizens for Government Accountability...Show More Summary