President Barack Obama said today a new round of sanctions against Russia could target Russia's energy sector as he urged the European Union to find new energy sources and to become less dependent on Russia. Bring on the fracking!
- A jury in New York has convicted Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, of terrorism charges. The jury took only a day to come to a decision.
- One employee gets killed one time at Los Angeles International Airport, and so the Transportation Security Administration is begging for armed law enforcement personnel at airport security checkpoints during "peak hours."
- The governor of Michigan says the state will not recognize same-sex marriages performed over the weekend. The weddings took place between a judge's decision on Friday that the state's ban on same-sex marriage recognition was unconstitutional and a stay put in place this week while the courts review the ruling.
- The death toll in anti-government protests in economically ravaged Venezuela is up to 32. President Nicolas Maduro has arrested three air force generals, accusing them of conspiring against his government.
- A Turkish court has blocked its prime minister's efforts to block citizens' access and use of Twitter, which has been a tool to pass along recordings suggesting government corruption.
Biden's Latest Round of Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Is an Indictment of Federal Higher Education Subsidies
Thirty-five years after Bill Bennett sounded the alarm about student loan defaults, we still haven't learned a damn thing.
But the appeals court wasn't having it.
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
Retired Engineer Offers Free Expert Testimony for Flood Victims. Licensing Officials Threaten Him With Criminal Charges.
Wayne Nutt worked as an engineer for decades. But because he's not licensed, North Carolina's engineering board says that he can't share his expertise in public.
And as many as 75 percent of middle income households face a tax increase under Biden's plan, even though the highest-earning households will pay the vast majority of the costs.