Tensions of the Week

Put a Corker in It!

President Trump's intelligence and temperament in office are under increased scrutiny following an attack by a fellow Republican. After remarking ...
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What Happened in Vegas … Should Never Happen Again!

The nation is shaken to its core after the deadliest mass shooting yet — 58 innocent lives are gone while ...
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The Kurds – An Ally in Need?

Today, there are an estimated 24-27 million Kurds living in the Middle East, including a large presence in Turkey, Iraq, ...
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Looting the Banana Republic

What exactly is a banana republic? Historically, it describes Latin American dictatorships in the late 19th and early 20th centuries ...
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RSS The House

  • Senate tees up House-passed disaster relief bill October 20, 2017
    The Senate is turning to a House-passed bill aimed at helping communities impacted by a spate of recent natural disasters.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brought up the bill late Thursday and set up an initial procedural vote for...
  • Democrats demand Pence pay back costs of traveling to NFL game October 19, 2017
    A group of House Democrats on Thursday urged Vice President Pence to reimburse taxpayers the cost of his travel this month to Indianapolis for an NFL game he abruptly left after players kneeled during the national anthem.In a letter to...
  • GOP senator offering single-payer proposal to get Dems on record October 19, 2017
    GOP Sen. Steve Daines (Mont.) is set to troll Democrats for a second time this year over whether or not they support a single-payer health-care system.The GOP senator has filed an amendment to the fiscal year 2018 budget, which is currently being...

RSS The Courts

  • Bankruptcy Filings Decline Is Smallest in Years October 18, 2017
    Bankruptcy filings fell by 1.8 percent for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2017, compared with the year ending September 30, 2016. This is the smallest one-year drop since a national decline in annual federal bankruptcy filings began in June 2011. 
  • Judge Ralph K. Winter Receives 2017 Devitt Award October 16, 2017
    Senior Judge Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit was presented with the 2017 Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award in a special ceremony recently at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in New York.
  • Chief Justice Names New Conference Committee Chairs October 10, 2017
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., selected a new chair for the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States and three new chairs for other Conference committees. 
  • Six Receive Director’s Award for Leadership, Excellent Service October 5, 2017
    Six federal Judiciary employees have received the 2017 Director’s Awards, which recognize outstanding performance in the federal courts nationwide.

RSS The World

  • U.S. must step up support for operation against West Africa militants: France October 20, 2017
    PARIS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States must step up its support for a planned African force to fight Islamist militants in West Africa otherwise it could fail, leaving French troops to carry the burden alone, France's defense minister said on Friday.
  • Official candidate seen ahead in Buenos Aires Senate race: poll October 20, 2017
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's ruling party candidate for Senate in the key province of Buenos Aires is 4.8 percentage points ahead of the opposition candidate, according to a poll by consultancy Management & Fit sent exclusively to Reuters on Friday.
  • U.S. says 24 people harmed from recent 'attacks' in Cuba October 20, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department confirmed on Friday that 24 people have suffered health effects from "attacks" in Cuba earlier this year against diplomatic personnel and that an investigation is ongoing.
  • Iranian commander issued stark warning to Iraqi Kurds over Kirkuk October 20, 2017
    SULAIMANIA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior Iranian military commander repeatedly warned Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq to withdraw from the oil city of Kirkuk or face an onslaught by Iraqi forces and allied Iranian-backed fighters, Kurdish officials briefed on the meetings said.

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