New rule makes residency easier for some illegals

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Los Angeles Times) Illegal immigrants who are immediate relatives of American citizens will have an easier path to permanent residency under a new Obama administration rule that could more…

Bullet-tax proposal is new twist in gun-control debate

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Stateline) The Newtown, Connecticut school shooting has reactivated many familiar gun-control measures at both the state and federal level, from assault weapons bans to universal background checks for more…

Deal leaves charities', NGOs' fears unresolved

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Denver Post) The fiscal cliff agreement passed late last night extends some much-needed benefits and tax breaks, but looming spending cuts leave minority and poverty-stricken communities in limbo. more…

Colorado's 1st marijuana den shut down

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Denver Post) The first recreational pot den to open in Colorado has already closed its doors, after a dispute with its landlord. The White Horse Inn, in the more…

Roubini: America still doesn't get it

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) Last night the House of Representatives voted 257-167 to pass the fiscal cliff bill. Many have pointed out that president Obama has come out the winner, more…

Al Jazeera buys Al Gore's Current TV

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) Al Jazeera on Wednesday completed a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business more…