Why 3 Supreme Court Justices Didn’t Attend the State of the Union

The wording in the Constitution is simple and straightforward: the President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.” There’s nothing in there about the Supreme Court justices and, accordingly, there’s nothing simple and straightforward about their attendance. This year, six justices were in attendance, while three of the most conservative members […]

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Supreme Court Could Upend Judicial Campaign Laws

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case that could undo state laws around the country that limit judicial candidates from asking potential donors for campaign contributions. The Florida case, Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, stems from a 6-year-old ethics violation in a county court race that predated the high court’s 2010 Citizen’s United decision, which, […]

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U.S. Cracked North Korea’s Computer Systems

Comments by top U.S. officials, including President Barack Obama, that blamed North Korea for the Sony Pictures Entertainment cyberattack were apparently rooted in a top-secret penetration of North Korea’s computer systems by the National Security Agency, according to a New York Timesreport independently confirmed by NBC News. The Times reported that the penetration occurred before the hack of Sony, but […]

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U.S. Cracked North Korea’s Computer Systems

Comments by top U.S. officials, including President Barack Obama, that blamed North Korea for the Sony Pictures cyberattack were apparently rooted in a top-secret penetration of North Korea’s computer systems by the National Security Agency, according to The New York Times — a report independently confirmed by NBC News. The Times reported that the penetration occurred before the hack of […]

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Romney ‘Seriously Considering’ 2016 Bid With Focus On Poverty

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney sought to cast himself as a champion of the nation’s poor Friday, as he announced he is giving a third presidential campaign “serious consideration.” Addressing the GOP’s elite at the winter meeting of the Republican National Committee aboard the U.S.S. Midway, Romney premiered a brand new stump speech, laying out the themes of his […]

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