Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a Supreme Court clerk. She’d studied at two of our finest law schools and had ringing recommendations. But because she was a woman, she was rejected. Ten years later, she sent her first brief to the Supreme Court — which led it to strike down a state law based on gender discrimination for the first time. And then, for nearly three […]
A man who fought to get the Vietnam Memorial built and served in two Bush administrations was found dead in a Delaware landfill. John P. Wheeler III’s death has been ruled a homicide by Newark, Del., police and they are asking the public for any leads in the case. Wheeler’s body was found in Wilmington on Friday after a disposal truck containing his body made pickups in Newark. Wheeler lived […]
Richard Holbrooke, a forceful presence in American diplomacy for more than 45 years, died tonight in Washington, D.C. He was 69. His death, from a torn aorta, was confirmed by sources to ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper. Holbrooke, who was serving as the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, was putting the finishing touches on a major report on American military and diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan, due […]
North Korea on Tuesday fired dozens of artillery shells at a South Korean island, setting buildings on fire and prompting a return of fire by the South, Seoul’s military and media reports said. A witness said residents of the island of Yeonpyeong, off the west coast of the peninsula near a disputed maritime border, had been evacuated. Yonhap news agency said four South Korean soldiers had been wounded in the […]
A Federal government program designed to help the very poor to cool and heat their homes, ended up paying the bills for the dead, prison inmates, and the Rich. This is the same government who says they will save billions of dollars by handling your health care needs. Some of the payouts for went to those impoverished people living in Million-dollar mansions.
It appears that the Mainstream Media has left out a few details. Bedell was a staunch supporter of 2008 presidential candidate Senator Mike Gravel. Michelle Malkin points out that Bedell was a registed Democrat. He was a Facebook fan of a well known liberal economist. He related in some of his online rantings that he was a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. Bedell had a deep seated anger toward the military and had anarchist type beliefs as well toward governmental affairs.
Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, who served three presidents and made a bid for president of his own, died early Saturday morning. He was 85. Haig replaced H.R. Haldeman in 1973 as White House chief of staff under President Nixon and helped prepare his impeachment defense during the Watergate scandal. He also aided with the transfer of power to Gerald Ford following Nixon’s resignation. Ford later appointed Haig as […]
Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, a hard-partying Democrat who played a key role in the United States’ covert war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, has died. He was 76. Wilson was taken to Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin after he started having difficulty breathing while attending a meeting in the eastern Texas town where he lived, said hospital spokeswoman Yana Ogletree. Wilson, who had a heart transplant in 2007 in Houston, […]
If Barack Obama hoped to rescue his vision of a health-care system overhaul with his wan effort in the New York Times, a key member of the Senate Democratic Caucus threw a bucket of cold water on those hopes this morning. Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) told a television audience that the pursuit of a public option for coverage was a “wasted effort” that would kill any hope of passage in […]
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of former President John F. Kennedy, has died. She was 88. Shriver’s surviving siblings and five children held vigil for her at the Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable, Mass. Pope Benedict XVI said yesterday he was praying for Shriver and the pope’s U.S. representative wrote a letter to Shriver’s family, known Roman Catholics and philanthropists. “His Holiness unites himself spiritually with each of you at […]