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Congress Sends DHS Bill to Obama
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 5:35 PM
Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president's immigration policies. The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight. The outcome was a victory for ...
Republican: No Pledge to Dems on DHS Vote
Sunday, March 01, 2015 2:47 PM
There's a new deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown and no clear sign that a deal is close at hand. An agreement allowed a one-week spending bill to pass only hours before a threatened shutdown Friday, and President Barack Obama quickly sign it. That deal required majority Republicans to get the blessing of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. She's assured fellow ...
Actor Leonard Nimoy Dead at Age 83
Friday, February 27, 2015 11:39 AM
Leonard Nimoy, world famous to ``Star Trek'' fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy's son, Adam, says the actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. Although Nimoy followed his 1966-69 ``Star Trek'' run with a notable ...
Mass Shooting in Southern Missouri
Friday, February 27, 2015 8:34 AM
Seven people were found murdered Thursday night in the small Missouri town of Tyrone, and their suspected killer discovered dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. A ninth person found dead in connection with the investigation is believed to have died from "natural causes," according to authorities. The Texas County Sheriff's Department said officers were ...
FCC Adopts Net Neutrality Rules on Party-Line Vote
Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:03 PM
Internet activists are declaring victory today over the nation's big cable companies. This, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose tough new rules on broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon, to keep them from creating Internet "fast lanes" for content providers that pay more. The 3-to-2 party-line vote marks a new era of government oversight for ...
Homeland Security Bill Moves in Senate
Thursday, February 26, 2015 4:02 AM
The Senate is moving forward on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department, but the House is in limbo two days away from a partial agency shutdown as conservatives angrily reject the Senate plan. Many House Republicans say they aren't ready to admit defeat and approve spending for the department without demanding concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration. They are ...
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