A Fox News correspondent was accused in a Justice Department affidavit of being a possible criminal “co-conspirator” for his alleged role in publishing sensitive security information — in a leak case that takes the highly unusual step of claiming a journalist broke the law.
According to court documents, the Justice Department obtained a portfolio of information about Fox News’ James Rosen’s conversations and visits to the State Department. This included a [...]
The biggest Benghazi-related story that took place outside of the House Oversight Committee’s hearing room today is this item in Politico, regarding CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. She’s the reporter who famously drew White House officials’ profane ire over her unapologetic pursuit of the Fast & Furious scandal story; now she’s apparently facing searing criticism from another source: Her own bosses. Why? Because she’s been covering the Benghazi story too aggressively. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you media bias:
“Attkisson, who [...]
April 21, 2013
The alleged Boston Marathon bomber may have tried to kill himself rather than surrender after he was cornered by police – but failed in his suicide attempt, it has been revealed.
[...] Boston Mayor Tom Menino revealed on Sunday that federal agents may never be able to interview Tsarnaev. Menino didn’t elaborate on his comment and it is unknown whether the gunshot also caused brain damage.
[...] Tsarnaev [...]
The White House Correspondents Association is strongly urging the Obama administration to allow press access to the president’s official swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, following indications from White House aides that the event could potentially be closed to the press.
“Mindful of the historic nature of this occasion, we expect the White House will continue the long tradition of opening the President’s official swearing-in to full press access, and we as [...]
ABC news correspondent Brian Ross was forced to apologize after he incorrectly said there was a link between the Colorado massacre shooter and the tea Party.
The correspondent’s comments came after federal officials announced that the man who opened fire in a movie theater, killing 12 and injuring 59, was James Holmes.
Ross had been investigating the background of James Holmes and said he had found something which he thought might be [...]
By Michelle Kosinski, NBC News Correspondent
GIGLIO, Italy - The captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia has admitted he was distracted by a phone call at the time it capsized off Italy in January, killing 32 people – including two Americans.
Francesco Schettino gave his first interview on Tuesday night, after being released from house arrest by a judge.
He is accused of causing the accident by taking the liner too close [...]
(CBS News) Suspicion is spreading in the Secret Service scandal beyond the agents in just one Colombian hotel.
CBS News correspondent Whit Johnson reports that a law enforcement official told CBS News that the latest agent under investigation brought a woman back to the Hilton Hotel in Cartagena, Columbia, just five days before the president would be staying there.
Until now, the Hotel Caribe had been the focus of the scandal, where [...]
(CBS News) The economy may be working its way back, but governments at all levels are struggling to close billions of dollars in budget shortfalls.
That’s often caused clashes with public workers over the cost of their pensions. CBS News correspondent Tony Guida reports that there is one Rhode Island town that just made a painful and controversial choice.
The smallest city in the nation’s smallest state — Central Falls, Rhode Island [...]
(CBS News) SAN JOSE, Calif. –The economy is slowly improving, but many cities are struggling under a mountain of debt, much of it in pension obligations to people like policemen and firemen. The city council in San Jose, California voted yesterday to put a measure on the ballot that would slash the pensions of its union workers in June. CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy explores the issue.
San Jose Mayor Chuck [...]
Displaced Americans Move Into Tent Cities (December 14, 2011)
“Since the housing bubble burst, nearly 4 million American homes have been lost to foreclosure. Now 1.6 million children will be homeless at some time during the year — 38 percent more than at the start of the recession. As CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy explains, unemployment has driven some families to the southern California desert.”
Just hitting the wires from Sky News:
More from Sky News correspondent Ed Conway (via Twitter):
G20 now preparing itself for Greek default after October – Sky sources. Will be on Sky News imminently with more
G20 sources: all efforts behind the scenes (by G20 members) are now going into recapitalising banks, preparing economies for default.
G20 sources: default not expected until after Cannes G20 early November. Emergency [...]
ALAMEDA (CBS 5) – Some new parents got an unexpected scare Wednesday morning when they awoke to a team of armed Federal Bureau of Investigation agents attempting to raid their home.
CBS News correspondent Priya David and her husband Alex Clemens were at their home with their newborn child on Lina Avenue when they heard a banging on the door just after 7 a.m.
“Our first thought was the neighborhood is on [...]
(CBS News) On Wednesday, CBS News learned that the president’s jobs and growth package now could top $400 billion. That’s a big number, and CBS News correspondent Norah O’Donnell reports that the size of this plan has grown over recent days.
Advisors claim this plan will have bipartisan appeal and will be paid for with additional deficit reduction. President Obama’s plan will combine new tax cuts [...]
Finally this evening, the last draftee is set to retire from the army this summer at the age of 58. Command Sergeant-Major Jeff Mellinger was drafted back in 1972. In recent years, he survived 27 roadside bombings while deployed in Iraq.
CBS News correspondent Mandy Clark reports on another long-serving veteran with a great story.
In Afghanistan being a doctor can be a frontline position. But even [...]
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/19/eveningnews/main20072428.shtml Farmers worried about ethanol subsidy cuts Cynthia Bowers June 19, 2011
The overwhelming U.S. senate vote last week to end massive annual subsidies to the ethanol industry wasn’t the final word on the issue, but it did show the program is in peril. The prospect is not going over well in the heartland of America, either.
CBS News correspondent Cynthia Bowers reports [...]
The economy and jobs will be big issues in Washington again this coming week.
While unemployment among the general population is about 9.1 percent, it’s at 16.2 percent African Americans, and a bit higher still for African American males.
CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reports that, historically, the unemployment rate for African Americans has always been higher than the national average. However, now it’s at [...]
There is an unfortunate adage for the unemployed: The longer folks are out of a job, the longer it takes them to find a new one.
CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports that the chronically unemployed face the hardest road back to recovery, and that while the jobs picture may be improving statistically on a national level, it is not for them.
Tinong Nwachan, for example, has [...]
Lara Logan thought she was going to die in Tahrir Square when she was sexually assaulted by a mob on the night that Hosni Mubarak’s government fell in Cairo. Ms. Logan, a CBS News correspondent, was in the square preparing a report for “60 Minutes” on Feb. 11 when the celebratory mood suddenly turned threatening. She was ripped away [...]