Vice President Joe Biden's son, Beau Biden, has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center, sources close him said Tuesday.
He has had medical issues in recent years, including a mild stroke in 2010, and surgery in August of 2013 to remove what doctors described as a small brain lesion. read more
Face the Nation, CBS host Bob Schieffer asked Sanders if he really thought he could defeat Hillary Clinton for the Dem nomination. "The answer is yes," Sanders replied. "Because there is massive dissatisfaction in this country today with corporate establishment and the greed of corporate America, and the incredibly unequal distribution of wealth and income which currently exists." "As a result of this disastrous Supreme Court Citizens United decisions, clearly, the billionaires -- Koch brothers and others -- are owning the political process," the Vermont senator explained. "They will determine the political process."Sanders pointed out that if Americans put him the White House, this could be the last election controlled by the billionaire class."If elected president, I will have a litmus test in terms of my nominee to be a Supreme Court justice," he remarked. "And that nominee will say that we are going to overturn this disastrous Supreme Court decision on Citizens United. read more
Not since 1988 has a presidential candidate for a major political party declared themselves opposed to the death penalty. In announcing his run for the presidency read more
Potentially good news for those who want to zip around our solar system, and beyond, at speeds approaching that of light -- and maybe even faster. NASA, according to NASASpaceFlight.com, is quietly claiming to have successfully tested a revolutionary new means of space travel that could one day allow for such insane speed, and to have done it in a hard vacuum like that of outer space for the first time. The technology is based on the electromagnetic drive, or EM drive. the basic idea is to convert electrical energy into thrust without propellant (the fuel in rockets), which should be impossible because it violates the law of conservation of momentum. That law states that momentum can only be changed by one of the forces described by Newton's laws of motion -- that's where propellant normally comes in with traditional rockets. read more
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) raised $1.5 million in the first 24 hours after announcing his 2016 presidential bid, his campaign said Friday. According to the campaign, the contributions came from 35,000 donors, and the average donation was $43.54. "This is a remarkable start for Bernie's campaign," senior Sanders adviser Tad Devine said. "People across America are yearning for authentic leadership that tells them the truth about what is holding back our nation. Bernie Sanders understands the problems we face." read more