President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Mary Jo White, a former U.S. attorney who built a reputation prosecuting white-collar criminals, terrorists and mobsters, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission. The agency has a lead role in implementing changes on Wall Street.
Obama also named Richard Cordray to stay on as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The president used a recess appointment last year to bypass congressional opposition and install the former Ohio attorney general as head of the bureau. That appointment expires at the end of this year.
White spent nearly a decade as the U.S. attorney… Continue reading
According to the article “Planned power outages conducted by utility companies have caused outrage amongst officials at four major hospitals in Texas, at Parkland, Baylor, Methodist and Presbyterian Dallas.”
They also have reports of street lights and traffic lights being hit by outages,… Continue reading
President Mubarak went on to tell Amanpour how he is fed up with being a president and wants to leave office, but fears that he cannot, in case Egypt falls into chaos.
When asked how he felt about the attacks from his supporters on protestors he said “I was very unhappy about yesterday. I do not want… Continue reading
Clarence Lusane juxtaposes significant events in White House history with the ongoing struggle for democratic, civil, and human rights by black Americans and demonstrates that only during crises have presidents used their authority to advance racial justice. He describes how in 1901… Continue reading
Idaho and 20 other states filed suit over the reforms shortly after they were passed in March, alleging that the requirement that citizens purchase health insurance or be forced to pay a penalty is an overreach of federal authority.
In handing down his ruling, Vinson… Continue reading
For the first time Obama will be facing a Republican House and many wonder if he can manage to invite some level of bipartisanship at the mid point of his term in office.
Tackling the economy by talking about the need for a much higher level of competitiveness in the world market place for the U.S. is almost certain to… Continue reading
Daniel Hernández, the intern who is credited for helping save Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ life, will be honored during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
Hernández,… Continue reading
Hundreds of mourners gathered at a church for Shriver’s wake Friday night. Maria Shriver was among those paying… Continue reading