October 24, 2014

House Republicans Authorize Lawsuit Against Obama

House Republicans on Wednesday voted to authorize a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for his use of executive actions as both parties attempt to utilize the suit to motivate voters ahead of the midterm elections. In a strict party-line 225-201 vote, Republicans approved the legislation that accuses the president of exceeding his Constitutional authority by […]

So, which party actually brought up impeachment first, anyway? (+video)

As I noted Tuesday, Republicans have taken the position that the current ongoing talk of the impeachment of President Obama is nothing more than a Democratic fundraising ploy in advance of the midterm elections. While it is true, as FiveThirtyEight points out Wednesday, that Democrats are currently talking about the issue more than Republicans, a […]

US economy back on track with strong second-quarter rebound

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy rebounded sharply in the second quarter as consumers stepped up spending and businesses restocked, putting it on course to close out the year on solid footing. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.0 percent annual rate after shrinking at a revised 2.1 percent pace in the first quarter, the […]

Palestinians claim UN school hit, while Israel announces 4-hour cease-fire for …

July 30, 2014: Palestinians collect body parts in a classroom at Abu Hussein U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, hit by an Israeli strike. A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit the U.N.-run school where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks. Adnan Abu […]

UCLA-area water main break spews millions of gallons

A 90-year-old water main burst under Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, producing a raging geyser that sent 8 million to 10 million gallons of water onto the UCLA campus, flooding several buildings, including the famed Pauley Pavilion. It took the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power about four hours to fully shut off the 30-inch-diameter […]

US, EU coordinate on Russia sanctions, but will they work?

Washington (CNN) — More Russian aggression in Ukraine. More U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Moscow. What seems like diplomatic tail-chasing so many months into the Ukraine conflict invites questions about how Western powers can defuse the worsening conflict in Eastern Europe. U.S. President Barack Obama and the European Union raised the stakes on Tuesday, […]

Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave. Israel’s Channel Two TV said progress was being made on such a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation […]

Fighting intensifies in Gaza as Israel warns of lengthy campaign

Gaza (CNN) — A day earlier, people in Gaza had hope that a cease-fire could be on the horizon. But by Tuesday morning, that hope had flickered out — along with the lights for many, after Gaza’s only power plant was struck. Hamas’ relentless rocket attacks and Israel’s airstrikes and ground offensive not only showed […]

Amid Threat of New Sanctions, US Says Russia Is Flouting Key Arms Treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, center, use binoculars to watch a parade marking the country’s Navy Day in Severomorsk, Russia, In this Sunday, on July 27, 2014 Mikhail Klimentyev—RIA Novosti Kremlin/AP Noncompliance with 1987 treaty against medium-range cruise missiles “a very serious matter,” says Administration official More U.S.: Satellite […]

Israeli Leader Signals No Quick End to Gaza War

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