NY Times Investigating News Corp And Rupert Murdoch

With News Corp looking to buy Dow Jones, the New York Times has decided to look into the global business dealings of Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp.

American Confidence In Congress Down To 14%

Gallup conducts an annual survey in which they ask people about their confidence in different types of institutions. Congress has worked its way down to the basement in the poll.

Two Years On And New Orleans Still At Risk

According to the Army Corps of Engineers, significant parts of New Orleans are still at risk for flooding from a major storm like Katrina.

U.S. Still Largest Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Emitter

"China Passes U.S. In Greenhouse Gas Emissions" is a headline you'll see in wide circulation today. It is a headline that will be used to deflect attention away from the need for the U.S. to do something about its carbon emissions. What the misleading headline doesn't tell you is that on a per capita basis, the U.S. is still just over four times that of China.

Nigerian Threat To Gas Prices

It seems that Nigeria, a major exporter of oil, is on the verge of a general strike. If that occurs, expect gas prices to rise at the pump as oil futures soar. Just the threat of a strike has oil futures at a 9-month high.

Carter Condemns Bush's and Olmert's Pledges Of Aid To Abbas Government

Following the Hamas take over of Gaza, U.S. president George W Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have pledged to lift aid embargos and to provide other assistance to the Fatah government of Mahmoud Abbas which is being reconstituted in the West Bank. Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter has publicly denounced Bush's taking sides in the conflict saying that Hamas was properly elected to share power in the government.

Israel Strikes Gaza

It didn't take long after Hamas took over Gaza before Israel attacked. They conducted air strikes against suspected rocket launch sites in northern Gaza after a rocket landed in Israel.

Bloomberg / Hagel In 2008

Back in May, Senator Chuck Hagel expressed dismay at the course the Republican Party has taken and said he was considering an Independent Bid for the presidency. During his statement he made mention of Michael Bloomberg and expressed the possibility of a joint ticket. Yesterday, Michael Bloomberg officially dropped out of the Republican party and opened the door to a possible independent or third party bid. Could we be looking at the birth of a new national party?

Deadline Nears In Seven Wonders Voting

Over 50 million people have voted, but it's not to late for you to join them. The vote is to determine which objects should constitute an updated "Seven Wonders of the World".

Homeland Security Not Immune To Hackers

Over the last two years, the Department of Homeland Security has been hacked into over 800 times that they know of. They have been subject to virus outbreaks and even keyboard logging.

Gonzales Plans Annual Political Reviews For U.S. Attorneys

A new development from the Attorney scandal is almost impossible to believe, but I've seen it from two different sources now; so, I'm passing it on to you. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is planning to conduct annual reviews for the various U.S. Attorneys, like the eight recently fired, in which they will discuss complaints against them from politicians.

Injured US Civilians In Iraq Face Denied Claims

The LA Times has uncovered a pattern of civilians returning from Iraq with mental illnesses, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, that are being systematically denied for insurance claims to cover their treatment.

Microsoft Lobbying NYS To Change Election Law

Microsoft has some issues with the Election Law in New York State and is looking to make some changes through a massive lobbying effort.

European Super-State Possibly Blair's Last Act

A few years ago, some European Union member states, including Britain rejected an EU Constitution that would have consolidated power into a European super-state. Now Blair and Merkel are planning to revive the issue.

Israel To Attack Gaza

Following the take-over of Gaza my Hamas militants, the Israeli government is preparing to send as much as 20,000 troops into Gaza to fight Hamas.