Yesterday it was reported that 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. According to Bankrate.com’s survey reported by CNN, “Fewer than one in four Americans have enough money in their savings account to cover at least six months of expenses, enough to help cushion the blow of a job loss, medical emergency or some other unexpected event, according to the survey of 1,000 adults.… [Read more]
H.R. 1105, the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act, was introduced by Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia). The purpose of the Act is to exempt advisers to certain private equity funds from the new registration requirements required by Title IV of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Wall Street reform act that is supposed to regulate the practices of Wall Street to prevent another financial crisis. … [Read more]
Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s iconic speech in Germany, President Obama is speaking to Germans, in a unified Germany, at Brandenburg Gate.
He noted that he’s proud to return to Berlin as president and that “Angela [Merkel] and I don’t look like previous German and American leaders…”
Times have changed; Reagan and JFK, due to the previous divided status of the city, would not have been able to speak at this same location.… [Read more]
An update on the Republican party’s insistence on pushing forward with its ‘War on Women‘: The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” is a direct challenge to the Supreme Court’s decision in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalised abortion up to the time a fetus is considered ‘viable’, which is generally considered to be approximately at the 24-week stage of pregnancy.… [Read more]
Last year, Sister Simone Campbell made quite a splash on national television when she took her mission on the road. She went from around the nation, neighbourhood to neighbourhood, raising awareness about those among us who live in poverty, and she took her fight to congress when she brought attention to how their budget adversely impacts the most vulnerable in our society.… [Read more]
Today the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-3 vote that agreements between the companies that make name-brand and generic drugs to delay the generics’ availability can be illegal. Federal regulators can now sue drug companies for antitrust violations when those brand-name drug makers pay generic competitors to keep cheaper, rival copies of a drug off the market.… [Read more]
Two hundred thirty-eight years ago the leaders of the United States established what was then known as the Continental Army. Since then, the US Army has defended the nation and its inhabitants against threats, domestic and foreign.
As the main branch of the United States Armed Forces, and both the largest and oldest of the seven uniformed services branches of the military, the Army is responsible for all land-based military operations.… [Read more]
As the US Supreme Court prepares to decide on marriage equality cases, taking a look back to one of the first cases fighting for the right to marry becomes all the more important.
In 1967, not even 50 years ago, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Loving v. Virginia case. For those who don’t know, the aptly named Loving couple, Richard and Mildred, committed what was then considered an unlawful act; the couple — a white man and a black woman — fell in love and married.… [Read more]