Archive Of June 2012

 
 
Congress Makes History by Holding Obama’s Attorney General in Contempt

Congress Makes History by Holding Obama’s Attorney General in Contempt

Jun 29, 2012 by Ben Hancock

Just a couple of hours after the Supreme Court issued its historic ruling on Obama’s health care act, history was made elsewhere in the nation’s capital: the House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress for withholding information from the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Operation “Fast […]

How Deadly Is Your City?

How Deadly Is Your City?

Jun 27, 2012 by Sarah Jackson

The death toll for killings in Chicago, the country’s third biggest city, is climbing at an alarming rate. Murders are up 38 percent from this time last year, at 240 compared to 174, Chicago Police Department statistics show. Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy put it this way: “The weapon rate is astronomically, unbelievably off-the-charts.” Chicago […]

How a Football Coach Got Away With Sexually Abusing Children for Years

How a Football Coach Got Away With Sexually Abusing Children for Years

Jun 21, 2012 by Sarah Jackson

Chances are this isn’t the first time you’ve heard about Jerry Sandusky. In case you’ve forgotten, he’s the former Penn State football coach who’s been accused of sexually assaulting several boys. The story shook the nation, and for good reason – the details are too gruesome for conversation. They’ll make your stomach turn. They’re important, […]

Obama: 2Fast 2Furious? Why a Scandal Erupted Today

Obama: 2Fast 2Furious? Why a Scandal Erupted Today

Jun 20, 2012 by Holly Epstein Ojalvo

The political world went wild today about Fast and Furious. No, not THAT Fast and Furious. This one is a code name for a government operation. Here’s a quick overview, and then we’ll explain the whole thing: – Operation Fast and Furious, according to The New York Times, is “a controversial border security strategy that […]

Why a Baseball Icon Will Avoid Jail

Why a Baseball Icon Will Avoid Jail

Jun 19, 2012 by Holly Epstein Ojalvo

Everybody’s talking about star baseball pitcher Roger Clemens because a jury found him not guilty of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs. Here’s the top tweet on the subject, from comedian Joe Rogan: Roger Clemens found not guilty. 2012 financial meltdown, 2 wars and they’re going after people for cheating at throwing a ball. […]

Egyptians voted. Egyptians lost. Here’s why.

Egyptians voted. Egyptians lost. Here’s why.

Jun 18, 2012 by Sarah Jackson

Cairo graffiti… #EgyElections pic.twitter.com/sKykNJDP — Claude Guibal (@ClaudeGuibal) June 17, 2012 The above image sums up the reaction to Egypt’s first-ever competitive presidential election that took place over the weekend. Voters chose between two candidates: – Ahmed Shafik, who represented the government that Egyptians sought to topple last year in a popular revolution. – Mohamed […]

If You’re Under 30 and Came to the U.S. as a Child, You Can (Probably) Stay

If You’re Under 30 and Came to the U.S. as a Child, You Can (Probably) Stay

Jun 15, 2012 by Holly Epstein Ojalvo

If you … – Migrated to the United States from another country before you were 16, – Are under the age of 30, – Have no criminal record, – Earned a high school diploma, and – Are in school or have served in the military … … then we’ve got HUGE news for you: the […]