Tom DeLay's staff tried to help lobbyist Jack Abramoff win access to Interior Secretary Gale Norton, an effort that succeeded after Abramoff's Indian tribe clients began funneling a quarter-million dollars to an environmental group founded by
How does this speech sound 27 years later? Worth a listenEntered By: Ernest Hancock
"A judgment concerning aviation or national security must be made by those with the necessary expertise," the court ruled. "It is rarely appropriate for courts to intervene in matters closely related to national security."
The engineers who designed the floodwalls that collapsed during Hurricane Katrina did not fully consider the porousness of the Louisiana soil or make other calculations that would have pointed to the need for stronger levees with deeper pilings and w
Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) railed against the FEMA, saying its inaction is putting tens of thousands of hurricane victims at risk of getting evicted and preventing law enforcement from knowing which of the evacuees are dangerous criminals.
"Did you have a good time, shopping in one of the few remaining stores we haven't seized under eminent domain to build some abandoned boondoggle, or dining in one of our fine new downtown restaurants? (You'll notice there are no old ones
Latino immigrants are coming to New Orleans from as far away as California to repair homes, clear debris, rebuild roads and do other jobs. According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, they're making about $15 per hour, and they've been so w
The right of New York City to conduct random bag searches on the subway is on trial, with civil rights groups insisting the policy was unconstitutional and ineffective in combatting terrorism. "We have no objection to reasonable searches,"
Rosa Parks' will become the first woman to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a tribute usually reserved for presidents, soldiers and politicians.
Private businesses from around the nation immediately responded by shipping water and other supplies. FEMA responded by turning the supplies back as not needed.
Fed up over Japan's two-year old ban of US beef, some 20 US senators introduced legislation that would impose retaliatory tariffs in a bid to force Tokyo to reopen its markets.
Sen. John McCain said gambling regulations for Indian casinos need to be reviewed because it has grown to nearly $20 billion in annual revenue and he wasn't getting enough wampum.
Rosa Parks, the black seamstress whose refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus to a white man sparked a revolution in American race relations, died on Monday at the age of 92.
Dr. Mark Lundell spent hours upon hours in the clouds with his children, passing on to them his love for aviation. On Saturday, the Paradise Valley surgeon watched as the single-engine, two-seater his son piloted stalled and crashed during takeoff ..
"Under the United States Constitution, they, the business owner has the almost unrestricted power to regulate activities on their premises," City Attorney Michael House told council members .
"Setting the posted speed limit is a carefully considered engineering exercise. To arbitrarily post a speed limit on a section of road when that speed is not appropriate causes some safety concerns."
"a person commits indecent exposure if … she exposes the areola or nipple of her breast or breasts and another person is present, and the defendant is reckless about whether such other person, as a reasonable person, would be offended or alarmed
Rick Robinson served on Phoenix's North Gateway Village Planning Committee for four years and never missed a meeting. Last week, he got his walking papers for opposing Westcor's proposed auto mall in north Phoenix.
Changes are coming for a Scottsdale ordinance that bans strippers from performing offstage, but city officials are waiting to disclose their ideas. The ordinance hasn’t been enforced because it isn't legal. Nothing better to do.
City council members very unhappy with their city attorney went on an extensive national search for female attorney to replace him, they chose ... the current second in command. Now that is a policy change.
Breast-feeding advocates on the task force want a mother to nurse her child anywhere she already has the right to be. But business advocates on the task force oppose a mandate on private businesses.
Leaning strongly against a possible initiative campaign creating caps to help doctors burdened by rising costs for medical malpractice insurance, and they're not worth the likely retaliation from trial lawyers.
The White House blames the slow government response to Hurricane Katrina on U.S. laws that keep the military from enforcing laws. What that had to do with FEMA, who was in charge, or turning away personnel and supplies isn't mentioned.
"The way I look at it, is this is legalized loan sharks," Councilman Dave Siebert said. "It's taking advantage of people. It may be legal, but it doesn't make it right." Interfere to help our contributors, the banks.
As part of the expanding counterterrorism role being taken on by the Pentagon, Defense Intelligence Agency covert operatives need to be able to approach potential sources in the United States without identifying themselves as government agents, Georg
A week after the massive anti-war demonstrations in Washington, it has been revealed that biohazard sensors detected the dangerous tularemia bacteria over the crowds.
America is founded on the ideal that the only legitimate purpose of government is the delegated stewardship, from the people, to protect us from those who would deny us our freedom to be left alone.
This video of an interview on network TV with the president of one of the New Orleans parishes starts slow but turns into a very interesting story.
This article is great at cutting through all of the deception and misdirection about what the Bush administration, and government in general, is doing,... and how it will all end and why.