The Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of a sweeping immigration bill was expected. But the explosion of chants of “Yes we can! Yes we can!” and “Leahy! Leahy!” came as a surprise.
The “Gang of Eight” bill passed by a wide 13-5 margin early Tuesday evening. Amid the cheering, Democratic committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont could be seen motioning spectators to come up and participate in the celebration.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/21/yes-we-can-chant-breaks-out-as-senate-panel-passes-immigration-bill/#ixzz2U2K0j7e2
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It happened again. As soon as the warm weather hit, a large group of students in Center City caused a ruckus, endangered themselves, police and pedestrians.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged 10 juveniles with Conspiracy, Obstructing Highways, Failure to Disperse and Disorderly Conduct.
All 10 defendants are scheduled for a detention hearing Wednesday at the Youth Studies Center in Philadelphia.
Four other teens were also arrested by Philadelphia Police [...]
CBS Late Show host David Letterman asked NBC Night News anchor Brian Williams a bizarre question Tuesday evening.
“Are there gay justices on the Supreme Court?” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Williams replied, “No, there are not.”
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/03/27/letterman-asks-nbcs-brian-williams-are-there-gay-justices-supreme-cou#ixzz2OkK6gG6L
Michael Birnbaum and Howard Schneider
March 19, 2013
Lawmakers in Cyprus on Tuesday rejected a bailout plan that would have rescued the country’s banks but forced savers to chip in for the cost, throwing down a gauntlet to the rest of Europe over the financial fate of the tiny island nation.
The plan to save Cyprus’s collapsing banks but to charge depositors for the service proved so controversial that not a single one [...]
According to the 2011 census, Spain had a population of 46,815,916.
Furthermore, between January 2009 and November 2012 the food stamp program added approximately an average 11,269 recipients per day.
President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address Tuesday evening. Obama is expected to focus on jobs and the economy.
House Speaker John Boehner slammed President Barack Obama on Tuesday, saying that he doubts the nation’s leader “has the guts” to make the tough calls on the [...]
Humbly I will ask you to please excuse the 48+ hour hiatus since we last spoke. I ate some tainted beef Tuesday evening that caused some of the worst food poisoning I’ve ever had in my life. It wasn’t pretty.
Being sick is a funny thing… it really makes one appreciate being healthy. When we’re feeling great, we take our health for granted. Few people wake up in the morning and think, [...]
“BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) – In the days since the massacre of teachers and students in Newtown, there have been a number of copycat threats made in schools across the country.
Tuesday evening, Bloomington Police took steps to prevent a similar tragedy.
Bloomington Police Captain Joe Qualters says police served a warrant at the home of a Bloomington High School South student. Police took two handguns, two shotguns and two rifles from the [...]
BANGOR, Maine — Citing a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices at their Bangor TV stations, news co-anchors Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced their resignations at the end of Tuesday’s 6 p.m. newscast.
Michaels and Consiglio, who have a combined 12½ years’ service at WVII (Channel 7) and sister station WFVX (Channel 22), shocked staff members and viewers with their joint resignations Tuesday evening.
“I just wanted to know [...]
Diplomatic message to Egypt: Hamas terrorism must cease by Tuesday evening or we step up attack.
Israel has delivered an ultimatum to Hamas through Egypt, according to which the IDF will widen its offensive in Gaza in 36 hours unless Hamas ceases firing rockets and smuggling arms into Gaza, IDF Radio reported Monday morning.
Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz told the station that the time left before Israel steps up its attack can [...]
Special Agent Vince Cefalu has worked for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms for more than 25 years. On top of successfully placing dozens of hard criminals behind bars throughout his career, Cefalu has received promotions and consistently positive evaluations. When he started raising his voice about ATF corruption and illegal wiretapping in 2005, things changed. Tuesday evening, Cefalu was asked to meet Special Agent in Charge of the [...]
An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound, Libyan security sources said on Wednesday….
A US official has been killed and others wounded in Libya as an armed mob protesting over a film they said offended Islam attacked the US consulate in Benghazi.
Libya’s Supreme Security Committee spokesman said: “One American staff member has died and a [...]
The top Homeland Security official accused of cultivating a “frat-house”-style work environment has “voluntarily placed herself on leave” amid an internal review, the department told FoxNews.com late Tuesday evening — just hours after FoxNews.com contacted the agency about new allegations against her.
The official, Suzanne Barr, is chief of staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Two more ICE employees came forward this week to complain about “lewd” conduct inside the agency, submitting [...]
Michael Foreman, 48, fell from a fifth-floor balcony in the members’ bar area of the gallery on the South Bank last Tuesday evening.
The banker, who lived in Grays, Essex, with his wife Janet, was reported missing the day before he died.
Horrified witnesses described seeing a man dressed in a suit without a tie plunge from the bar area shortly before the gallery, whose imposing building was once a power station, [...]
Matthew Stabley and Shomari Stone
May 31, 2012
A police officer in Virginia faces a murder charge in the February shooting death of an unarmed motorist.
A grand jury charged Town of Culpeper Police Officer Daniel Harmon-Wright, 32, of Gainesville, Tuesday evening with murder, malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle, malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle resulting in a death and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
“Without commenting on [...]
Syrian activists claim victims are army defectors killed by Assad’s forces
Footage shows bodies face down on the ground, hands tied behind backs
Dark pools of blood are shown around their heads and torsos
UN’s top human rights body said it will hold a special session on Friday
The bodies of 13 people have been discovered bound and shot in eastern Syria – days after a massacre of 108 civilians ignited a world outcry.
Syrian activists [...]
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 101-year-old man crossing an intersection in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank was struck by a car being driven by a 91-year-old woman and later died of his injuries, police said on Wednesday.
Otto Jensen, a popular local photographer, suffered serious injuries in the Tuesday evening accident and was pronounced dead at a hospital, Burbank police spokesman Darin Ryburn said.
“It’s truly a tragedy, not only for [...]
Investors who want Facebook Inc shares when the No. 1 online social network goes public later this week may have lost the opportunity. TD Ameritrade and Fidelity’s brokerage arm both stopped accepting orders of Facebook shares as of Tuesday evening, according to representatives for each of the companies.
Morgan Stanley & Co did the same, according to three advisers at the firm who declined to be named because they are not [...]
Source: UBS Financial Markets
Greek ATM Lines And Expiration Bluffing Send Stocks South – Tuesday’s trading turned strange even before the market had opened in New York.
An oversold condition and decent data at 8:30 had U.S. futures bubbling on the upside early on.
Suddenly, around 9:00 EDT, lightening seemed to strike. Futures tanked and European markets went into a freefall.
“What just happened” was the cry that echoed across the floor.
The trigger was the [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Activists with “Occupy Wall Street” spread out across the city Tuesday for a series of marches, rallies and other events ranting against corporate greed on May Day, or International Workers Day.
WCBS 880?s Peter Haskell Reports From The Protests
“We want more control over our lives and the world. Right now, Wall Street controls everything,” said protester Haviba Alcindor.
PHOTOS: Occupy Wall Street’s May Day Movement
While they may have been loud and [...]
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – Campus police pepper-sprayed as many as 30 demonstrators after Santa Monica College students angry over a plan to offer high-priced courses tried to push their way into a trustees meeting, authorities said.
Raw video posted on the Internet Tuesday evening showed students chanting “Let us in, let us in” and “No cuts, no fees, education should be free.”
Students were angry because only a handful were allowed [...]
Chicago’s city clerk on Tuesday said she would mull over what to do about the upcoming vehicle sticker design that purportedly contains symbolism tied to the Maniac Latin Disciples.
“My office is investigating the facts and will look further into the allegations before I determine what action to take regarding the 2012 – 2013 city sticker design,” said Susana Mendoza.
More than 18,000 people voted for the 2012-2013 design, [...]
January 25, 2012
Poland’s support for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, has sparked days of Internet protests by groups who fear it could lead to online censorship. Now several sites plan to go dark in protest. ACTA shares some similarities with the hotly debated Stop Online Piracy Act in the U.S., which was shelved by lawmakers last week.
Several popular Polish Web sites are planning to go dark for [...]
AP Photo/Matt Barnard
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma hospital that failed to build a women’s health center in honor of Garth Brooks’ late mother must pay the country singer $1 million, a jury has ruled.
Jurors on Tuesday evening ruled that the hospital must return Brooks’ $500,000 donation plus pay him $500,000 in punitive damages. The decision came in Brooks’ breach-of-contract lawsuit against Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon. Brooks [...]
Rahm Emanuel (Bill Cameron/WLS)
Posted 1/23/12 9:03 a.m.WLS Radio’s Bill Cameron reports
CHICAGO (WLS) -President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday evening is likely to be viewed as a reelection speech, and the president’s former chief of staff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has some ideas about how the speech should be constructed.
The mayor told a panel at the University of Chicago that the president should say very little about his first term, and focus [...]
If you think you’ve already heard everything there is to know about Mitt Romney, think again. A 200-page document that appears to be Sen. John McCain’s entire 2008 election-year opposition research file on the former Massachusetts governor hit the Internet with a vengeance Tuesday evening. And it’s an eye-opener.
The file explores everything from the assessed value of Romney’s house (“$3.162 million”) to his views on the Boy Scouts’ ban of homosexuals (“publicly opposed [...]
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Jolie made news in 2009 for her belief that Obama would be a one-term president.
On Tuesday evening TheDC asked Jolie if she thinks Obama is taking the country in the right direction.
“There are many many things I think have gone in a wonderful direction, and there are a few things I am disappointed in. And I don’t feel like tonight is the night to clarify but there are many wonderful [...]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A handcuffed drug suspect who stole a police cruiser containing loaded guns then wrecked and abandoned the car is still on the loose in northwest Indiana, authorities said Wednesday.
William Francis Blankenship stole the car Tuesday evening in Kouts, Porter County, and subsequently used the police radio to ask where to find the car’s cigarette lighter—and the keys to unlock himself, police said.
“There was a conversation between him and one [...]
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Iowa caucuses were discussed Tuesday evening on Current TV by network founder and former Vice President Al Gore, host Cenk Uygur and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
Gore offered particularly harsh words for the presidential candidacy of Texas Rep. Ron Paul, dismissing the libertarian favorite as a “silly” candidate.
Analyzing the returns, Gore said, “He does not have a ceiling in fantasy land, but in the real world when [...]
By Barbara Kollmeyer
MADRID (MarketWatch) — European finance ministers meeting on Tuesday evening were told Italy is at risk of insolvency, with a potential devastating impact on the euro and big economies of Germany and Spain, according to a confidential report obtained by the Guardian newspaper. The report from the European Commission and the European Central Bank said Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti would need [...]
WACO, Ga. — A west Georgia business owner is stirring up controversy with signs he posted on his company’s trucks, for all to see as the trucks roll up and down roads, highways and interstates:
“New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone.”
“Can’t afford it,” explained the employer, Bill Looman, Tuesday evening. “I’ve got people that I want to hire now, but I just can’t afford it. And I don’t foresee that [...]
by DOMINIC HOLDEN
Posted at 3:55 p.m. and updated below with an interview with Jennifer Fox.
One of Occupy Seattle’s outspoken activists who blogs under the name Ian Awesome has a post up this afternoon about the pregnant woman who was hit in last Tuesday’s pepper spray attack by Seattle police:
On the 20th, Jeniffer Fox received news that she has miscarried, and alleges the miscarriage is due to the injuries she received during the police [...]