On October 20, Muammar Gaddafi--the tyrannical leader of Libya--was killed after being captured. President Obama hailed the end of his regime as an opportunity for citizens of Libya to choose their own futures in a democratic way.
Of all the Occupy Movements in the United States, Occupy Oakland has become the most violent. As protesters continue to grow in number and resolve, police have responded with increasing force.
Calvin Gibbs was convicted recently of three counts of premeditated murder. He will face life in prison. While not entirely unusual, what makes GIbbs' case unique is that he is American soldier who now awaits sentencing for killing civilians in Afghanistan.
With the GOP field of candidates still battling amongst themselves, pundits have begun analyzing their individual chances against President Obama.
The New York Times has gone farther and began presenting detailed data regarding the odds of each candidate based on myriad of factors. Perhaps the most interesting aspect examines different odds based on GDP growth (or decline) along with Obama approval.
Washington, D.C. is a town that runs on inside information - but should
our elected officials be able to use that information to pad their own
pockets? As Steve Kroft reports, members of Congress and their aides
have regular access to powerful political intelligence, and many have
made well-timed stock market trades in the very industries they
regulate. For now, the practice is perfectly legal, but some say it's
time for the law to change.
Lawmaking in the United States used to be a civil act. Senators worried more about following procedure and how they addressed each other than they did about name-calling or polarized issue stances. Despite our many differences in the United States, our elected officials have not typically resorted to physical violence. Other nations have.
Herman Cain had been surging in the polls for weeks prior to allegations of sexual harassment being made against him. More interesting, however, were two Cain ads put together by his team on launched online.
The first shows Chief of Staff Mark Block talking about the campaign.
The second discussed Obama's leadership.
In April 2010, President Obama gained attention when he permitted the addition of U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al Awlaki to a terrorist hit list. The debate centered on whether the U.S. government should be targeting its own citizens--regardless of where they lived or what they were possibly capable of. On September 30, the situation came to a resolution as al Awlaki was killed in Yemen while in a car. His death has resparked the debate on targeting U.S. citizens abroad.
Hank Williams Jr. will always hold a special place in the heart of American football fans thanks to providing the easily recognizable opening song for Monday Night Football. Yet Williams was released by ESPN this week over comments he made on Fox and Friends that compared President Obama and Adolf Hitler. Now, Americans are debating whether his termination was justified.
There has been major coverage in the past week devoted to activities occurring in Jefferson County, Ohio. This area--better known as Amish Country--is home to a large population of the group. At three different times, men have broken into homes and cut the beards of individuals they believe are not properly following the religion. The alleged perpetrators are arguing that it is a religious matter and not criminal.
This month Amanda Knox was freed from an Italian prison when her conviction in the murder of Meredith Kercher was overturned. She had been convicted in 2009. While Americans--on the whole--are thrilled that Knox will be returned home, the entire case raises questions about what happens when American citizens are placed into the judicial system of another country.
The View undertook a serious debate amongst its panelists
recently over the controversy surrounding Rick Perry’s leased hunting camp,
which had a racially insensitive word in its title.The debate centered on Herman Cain's use of the word in response. During the show, Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters both used the word and received different reactions from Sherri Shepherd.
The Occupy movement is quickly spreading across the country and garnering more and more media attention. It has support from multiple generations. Some have referred to it as the liberal answer to the tea party, a wave
of liberal patriotism, and others have decried it as angry people
whining about their plight. Whether you love it or hate it, it's news. Despite being around for almost three weeks, we are seemingly still learning each day about the movement.