Tag: United States government

Obama Signs Order To Begin $85B In Sequester Spending

President Obama on Friday signed an order that starts putting into effect across-the-board budget cuts known as the “sequester” after he and congressional leaders failed to find an alternative budget plan. The President, after an Oval Office meeting with the lawmakers, called the cuts “just dumb.” He said they would slow the economic recovery and…

Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas On 10 WikiLeaks Counts

Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas On 10 WikiLeaks Counts A U.S. Army judge has accepted an offer by Pfc. Bradley Manning to plead guilty to violating military regulations. Prosecutors say they plan to move forward with an additional 12 charges against him. Pfc. Bradley Manning admits to sending hundreds of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan…

Complete Inauguration Schedule Listed Here – All Events – Let’s PARTY

9.a.m. Former presidents, House of Representatives members, senators, governors and Cabinet designees begin to arrive at the U.S. Capitol for the public, ceremonial inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Biden. 9:30 a.m. Fifth-grade chorus from Public School 22 in Staten Island, New York performs 10 a.m. U.S. Marine Band performs 11:14 a.m. First lady…

Obama Gets Second Swearing-In For Second Term

His second term already under way, President Barack Obama aims to set an optimistic tone when he takes the oath again to lead a divided nation seeking solutions to economic woes at home and conflict overseas. Hundreds of thousands are expected to gather on the National Mall to witness Obama’s swearing in and inaugural address…

60 Hostages Dead, Missing In Algeria Standoff

About 60 foreign hostages are still unaccounted for three days into a bloody siege with Islamic militants at a gas plant deep in the Sahara, Algeria’s state news service said Friday. The militants, meanwhile, offered to trade two American hostages for terror figures jailed in the United States, according to a statement received by a…

Armstrong Admits Doping: ‘I’m A Flawed Character’

Famed cyclist Lance Armstrong broke his silence and confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during an interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast Thursday evening. Armstrong reversed more than a decade of denial and said drugs and blood transfusions were critical to his seven Tour de France wins. “Yes,” Armstrong said when Winfrey asked if he used a…

Drone Kills Top Pakistani Militant

Two U.S. drone strikes on northwest Pakistan killed a senior Taliban commander who fought American forces in Afghanistan but had a truce with the Pakistani military, intelligence officials said Thursday. The commander, Maulvi Nazir, was among nine people killed in a missile strike on a house in the village of Angoor Adda in the South…