As Hillary Clinton prepares for a possible presidential run in 2016, it appears that she could have knocked then-candidate Barack Obama off the 2008 primary ballot in Indiana.
If anyone, including her campaign, had challenged the names and signatures on the presidential petitions that put Obama on the ballot, election fraud would have been detected during the race.
But at the time, no one did.
Our Berkeley research team has spent more than a decade studying why so many women begin the climb but do not make it to the top of the Ivory Tower: the tenured faculty, full professors, deans, and presidents. The answer turns out to be what you'd expect: Babies matter. Women pay a "baby penalty" over the course of a career in academia -- from the tentative graduate school years through the pressure cooker of tenure, the long midcareer march, and finally retirement. But babies matter in different ways at different times. A new book I co-wrote with the team at Berkeley, Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower, draws on several surveys that have tracked tens of thousands of graduate students over their careers, as well as original research. Read more
The House Oversight Committee's top Democrat on Tuesday released the full transcript of a congressional interview that he said "debunks conspiracy theories" about the IRS targeting controversy.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the committee, produced a complete interview transcript in which an IRS manager in Cincinnati said he elevated the first tea party case that led the agency to begin singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
Cummings released partial transcripts from the manager's interview last week, prompting warnings from committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) about releasing full interviews.
Jessica Lynn Howell, 25, of St. Charles County, Missouri, was arrested in connection with the death of her four-month-old daughter, Ashlynn Lilith Peters. Ashlynn died December 3, 2012.
Originally Howell was not charged as she claimed innocence in the attack, but prosecutors say text messages between Howell and her boyfriend Jordan Lafayette Prince are conclusive and damning.
Prince has been in custody awaiting trial for the murder of Ashlynn Lilith Peters for several months, and has a past history of sexual abuse which Howell admits to knowing. In an apparent attempt to spice up their relationship, Howell offered to allow Prince the opportunity to sexually molest her daughter.
Yes, our military needs to invest in cyberwar capabilities, but we also need international rules of cyberwar, more transparency from our own government on what we are and are not doing, international cooperation between governments and viable cyberweapons treaties. Read more
While not a Bill Ayers fan, its interesting to see the extremes go after Obama. How long will it take for someone to say Bill Ayers is a racist?
mmigration Activists March on Kansas Secretary of State's Home Read more
Rap star Lil Wayne was filmed trampling all over the American flag while shooting a new music video for the song "God Bless Amerika" in New Orleans this past weekend, but the rap star says anyone offended may want to change their tune.
In footage obtained by TMZ, Lil Wayne, 30, is doing his rap thing in front of the American flag, which is then dropped to the ground as he continues to perform the song, which includes lyrics like "My country 'his of thee / Sweet land of kill 'em all and let 'em die / God bless Amerika / This ole' godless Amerika."
Wayne went on Facebook attempting to explain the video, and his song.
Organizing for Action -- the old Obama campaign apparatus -- is out with its first TV ad, and it defends the federal health-care law.
Per their website: In carrying its work, OFA will operate as a "social welfare" organization within the meaning of section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.
have at it! :) Read more
the Oath Keepers' mission is simply to ensure that at least part of the country's constituency knows and understands the Constitution and its ideological background a sufficiently to refrain from violating its tenets out of ignorance, apathy, or fear of political reprisal.
Question: "A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?" Read more
Domestic spying capabilities used by the National Security Agency to collect massive amounts of data on American citizens could soon be available to the Department of Homeland Security -- a bureaucracy with the power to arrest citizens that is not subject to limitations imposed on the NSA.
Unlike the DHS, the NSA is an intelligence agency, not a domestic law enforcement agency. It cannot arrest those suspected of wrongdoing. That power of the federal government lies with agencies under the jurisdiction of the Justice Department, the Treasury, Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies.
Meanwhile, Republican critics of the DHS believed the department was too incompetent and inexperienced to conduct meaningful cybersecurity oversight for the nation's critical infrastructure. Both CISPA and the Cybersecurity Act died in session last year.
Pakistan's equivalent of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate has been destroyed by militants.
The attack on the 111-year-old Ziarat Residency --- which is one of the country's most revered architectural landmarks and considered a final resting place of Pakistan's founder -- has sparked widespread outrage.
"Terrorists spare neither heritage nor future" screamed the front page of The Nation, a conservative English daily in the wake of the Saturday's assault at the former home of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
Senior US officials said on Tuesday that representatives will begin formal talks with the Taliban "within a few" days at a new office in Doha, Qatar.
The Afghan Taliban opened the office to help restart talks on ending the 12-year-old war, saying it wanted a political solution that would bring about a just government and end foreign occupation.
While President Obama is busy at the G8 Summit, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are off exploring their family's Irish roots.
Visiting Trinity College in Dublin this afternoon, the first family viewed archives documenting the president's Irish family tree.
"The girls had a chance to
trace their Irish lineage, which was a very powerful thing to find out that these girls that were born on the South Side of Chicago can trace their roots back here to Ireland, way back to the 1600s," the first lady said. "That was very powerful for me, as their mother, and hopefully it will be something that they cherish for the rest of their lives."