Gulf countries ask U.S. to strike Syria

by Aaron Klein -- [caption id="attachment_863141" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, greets Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Salman bin Sultan"][/caption] TEL AVIV – Arab countries in the Persian more…

N.Y. Times chief fired for being mean?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — New York Times Co. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. denied gender bias played any part in his decision to fire top editor Jill Abramson, saying she publicly more…

GOP leaders block vote on immigration bill

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) House Republican leaders intervened Friday to prevent a vote on U.S. immigration legislation, dealing a severe blow to election-year efforts to overhaul the widely denigrated system. more…

Holder: Racial equality threatened in subtle ways

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday while public utterances of bigotry are roundly condemned in the United States racial discrimination persists in more subtle ways. Speaking more…

Activist photographs senator's bedridden wife

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Politico) A Mississippi political activist has been arrested for allegedly breaking into the nursing home of Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife and photographing Rose Cochran without her consent, the more…

Arkansas Supremes halts same-sex marriages

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) The Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday halted the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the first and only state in the U.S. South to allow more…

Reid wants a no-surprises Senate

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Hill) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants to decide what Senate floor amendments Republicans can offer to guard against "gotcha" votes that could cost Democrats their more…