Describing him as a "trailblazer"who personifies the best of America, 1the US President Barack Obama has said that Indian-American Srikanth Srinivasan will serve as a judge of America's second highest court "with distinction".
Edited by Alka Sinha (With inputs from PTI) | Updated: May 24, 15:10 IST
Washington: Describing him as a "trailblazer"who personifies the best of America, 1the US President Barack Obama has said that Indian-American Srikanth Srinivasan will serve...Read Full Story
Medea Benjamin's opinions on drones and Guantánamo 'worth paying attention to', president tells audience after interruptionsBarack Obama acknowledged that the views of an anti-war protester were "worth paying attention to" after she repeatedly interrupted his speech on counter-terrorism by heckling criticisms of his record on drone strikes and Guantánamo Bay.Medea Benjamin, founder of the women's anti-war movement Codepink and author of a book on drone warfare, urged the US president to...Read Full Story
The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped into Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney on Wednesday for their sanctimonious criticism of the current administration, saying President Barack Obama’s transgressions didn’t absolve them of their own.
Stewart lamented that conservatives now had government scandals to be justifiably outraged about. Many right-wing commentators were downright orgiastic at all the bad news pummeling the President and his administration.
“This week I can’t nitpick,” Stewart said...Read Full Story
Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has been sentenced to almost three decades in jail after conspiring with private prisons to trade kids for cash.
Mark Ciavarella Jr.
by Emily SmithMay 22, 2013
In the private prison industry, longer sentences earn more money from the state.
Since 2003, Ciavarella received millions of dollars in bribes for condemning minors to maximum prison sentences. In one case, Ciavarella sentenced a 10-year-old to two years in a detention facility for...Read Full Story
The failure of the Obama Administration to respond effectively and decisively to the attack on US diplomats and intelligence officers last September in Benghazi continues to dog the President, and rightly so. Why did the White House decide to not seek the guidance of the Counterterrorism Security Group aka the CSG?
That is a fundamental question. The CSG first emerged in 1986 in the wake of several failures of the United States to respond in a coordinated manner to the terrorist attack on the...Read Full Story
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