"Look, if the Saudis did not participate in this terrorism, they have nothing to fear about going to court," said Sen. Chuck Schumer.
The House speaker needs to decide whether he wants to be remembered as an effective leader or as a befuddled hack. So far, I'm afraid, it's the latter.
The corporate television newscasts spend more and more time covering the increasingly disruptive, costly and at times deadly weather. But they consistently fail to make the link between extreme weather and climate change.
He said he'd do it, and it looks like he means business: President Obama is ready to flex his executive power and veto the divisive bill designed to launch construction of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline that would span from the U.S.-Canadian border to the Gulf Coast.
He might be viewed by some as a lame duck cornered by an antagonistic Congress eager to shut him down, but President Obama is apparently still willing to flex his executive powers when it comes to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would stretch from the U.S.-Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico.
As of Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry became the first occupant of his office to be indicted in nearly a century, and as of Tuesday, the Lone Star State's top executive was ready to turn himself in to the local authorities as he stands accused of abusing his power.
The Texas governor's presidential aspirations may take a back seat to his legal troubles. Rick Perry stands formally accused of two felonies related to his attempt to force the state capital's district attorney, a Democrat, to resign.
Late last year, President Obama pulled a fast one by changing his stance on the National Defense Authorization Act so suddenly and drastically that Americans were left with a bad case of legislative whiplash -- and a very serious state of affairs with regard to our civil liberties. The choice was eminently clear to make Chris Hedges our pick for this week's Truthdigger for his gutsy gesture of protest against the notorious National Defense Authorization Act.
President Obama's decision to not veto the defense authorization bill, which "would codify indefinite detention without trial into U.S. law for the first time since the McCarthy era," is a "historic tragedy," Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.