Obama Eyes Major Immigration Move

Obama Eyes Major Immigration Move
The President may be preparing to provide temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants When President Obama issues executive orders on immigration in coming weeks, pro-reform activists are expecting something dramatic: temporary relief from deportation and work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants. If the activists are right, the sweeping move would upend a contentious policy fight and carry ...

Tensions Swell in the West Bank as Gaza Offensive Rages

Tensions Swell in the West Bank as Gaza Offensive Rages
Two protesters were killed in the West Bank late on Thursday as thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against the Israeli military’s ongoing military operation in the Gaza Strip Tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories remained high on Friday morning after clashes between protesters and Israeli authorities erupted in the West Bank on Thursday night. At least two Palestinians were killed near the Qalandiyah ...

Google Voice Rising, Google+ Falling

Google Voice Rising, Google+ Falling
Google Voice gets free VoIP calls, with no forced Google+ integration. If you use Google Voice to manage your phone calls and text messages, you can now use it to place free calls from your computer as well. The new feature comes through integration with Google Hangouts. To access it in Google Voice, click the “Call” button, then select “Hangouts” in the ...

Hank Aaron Swings for Democrat Michelle Nunn in Fundraising Plea

Hank Aaron Swings for Democrat Michelle Nunn in Fundraising Plea
Hank Aaron calls the fundraising push a “money bomb” Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron has stepped up to the plate for Michelle Nunn, a Democratic candidate running for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat. Aaron, who broke Babe Ruth’s home-run record in 1974, emailed Nunn’s supporters urging them to contribute more money to the campaign. The email, unsurprisingly, was laced with baseball references ...

Chris Christie Battered By His GOP Rivals on Governors’ Circuit

Chris Christie Battered By His GOP Rivals on Governors’ Circuit
On paper, New Jersey's Chris Christie leads the nation's Republican governors. In practice, he is becoming a favored target of his peers. Forget, for the moment, about the cornfields and the straw polls, thelive-free-or-die gun shops of Manchester and the sticky-sweet BBQ pits of South Carolina. There is a point in the 2016 presidential campaign, when the action that matters most ...

How Hillary and Bill Clinton Raised $1.4 Billion

How Hillary and Bill Clinton Raised $1.4 Billion
Together, the Clintons have become two of the most impressive fundraisers in American history. Use the interactive graphic to see the many ways their supporters' money has been collected over the years. There are great American political fundraisers. And then there are Hillary and Bill Clinton, the first couple of American political fundraising. Few in American history have collected and ...

Iraq: Kurdish Politician Massoum Named President

Iraq: Kurdish Politician Massoum Named President
Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote. Massoum, 76, is one of the founders of current President Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party. He is considered a soft-spoken moderate, known for keeping good relations with Sunni and Shiite Arab politicians. The vote for president — a largely ceremonial post — was delayed ...

Here’s How Hackers Stole Over $1 Million From 1,600 StubHub Users

Here’s How Hackers Stole Over $1 Million From 1,600 StubHub Users
U.S. law enforcement charged 6 Russians and Americans who were allegedly part of a far-flung international hacking scheme Six individuals in Russia and the United States have been charged with taking part in a broad international hacking scheme that attacked over 1,600 StubHub users’ accounts and fraudulently purchased more than $1 million in tickets. In March 2013, StubHub discovered that more than ...

Sen. John Walsh Plagiarized Final Paper for Master’s Degree

Sen. John Walsh Plagiarized Final Paper for Master’s Degree
A Walsh campaign spokeswoman says the plagiarism was a 'mistake' Montana Democratic Senator John Walsh plagiarized portions of a final paper required for his Army War College master’s degree, which he earned in 2007 at the age of 46, his campaign confirmed Wednesday. The charges endanger the Democrats’ control of the Senate as the Republican Party is attempting to pick up ...

The ‘Nuclear Option’ Might Just Save Obamacare

The ‘Nuclear Option’ Might Just Save Obamacare
Filibuster reform meant Democrats could pack the federal courts — including one that is now poised to overturn a ruling that would hobble Obamacare Sure, the Senate has been a wasteland for eight months now, but for some Democrats it was worth sacrificing what little comity was left in the name of a bigger legacy builder for President Obama: taking the ...