Tag: Washington

When Rulers Can’t Understand the Ruled

Johns Hopkins study finds significant gap in demographics, experience and partisanship between Washingtonians and the Americans they govern Johns Hopkins University political scientists wanted to know if America’s unelected officials have enough in common with the people they govern to understand them. The answer: Not really. Surveying 850 […]

China tells U.S. to mind it’s own business

US must ‘get used to China’s rise’ (China Daily)    07:38, May 22, 2014 Washington’s engagement in territorial issues ‘complicates problems’ Chinese and Western observers seemed to reach a consensus on Wednesday over President Xi Jinping’s proposal to establish a new framework for security cooperation in Asia, and he also […]

2014 Jefferson Muzzles

  The U.S. Department of Justice The White House Press Office The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security The North Carolina General Assembly Police The Kansas Board of Regents Modesto Junior College The Tennessee State Legislature Wharton High School Principal Brad Woods Pemberton Township High School […]

FTC Shelves New Caller ID Spoofing Rules

  – By calling through the Internet, telemarketers can use software to mask and change the name and number seen on caller ID. Telemarketers also can now program the autodialers to falsify caller ID. By JON CHOWN   WASHINGTON (CN) – The Federal Trade Commission, after seeking suggestions […]

Our Walmart says National Labor Relations Board will demand action against Walmart for illegally firing and disciplining workers

Walmart to be prosecuted for firing striking workers, union group says Workers’ rights groups demonstrate in the street in Washington. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency that oversees workers’ rights, is to announce decision to prosecute Walmart for firing, discipling and […]

Russian representative denies US media claims of his involvement in espionage – Rossotrudnichestvo exchange program

Photo EPA/CJ GUNTHER WASHINGTON, October 24 (Itar-Tass) – Representative of   Russia’s Federal Agency for Cooperation with   Fellow-Countrymen Abroad /Rossotrudnichestvo/ in   Washington, Yury Zaytsev, has expressed astonishment over   publications in the U.S. media saying that the FBI suspects   him of working for the Russian intelligence services. Reports on Zaytsev’s […]

Snowden tricked NSA – and they don’t know how he did it

 Published time: August 24, 2013 17:48                                                                             View of the National Security Agency (NSA) in the Washington suburb of Fort Meade, Maryland (AFP Photo) While collecting data Edward Snowden was able to evade all safeguards at the NSA, leaving the agency puzzled at how he did it, according […]

Americans widely back NSA phone tracking: poll

11   Jun 2013 WASHINGTON (AFP) A solid majority of Americans support the US government’s programs tracking telephone records to try to uncover terror, a Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll found Monday. Despite US intelligence concerns raised by contractor Edward Snowden’s leak of the government’s monitoring of private users’ Web […]

N. Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike against US

 Published time: March 07, 2013 09:32 Edited time: March 07, 2013 10:19                                                                             AFP Photo / Pedro Ugarte A spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry says his country may deliver a pre-emptive nuclear strike against its enemies in case an attack on Pyongyang is launched. “Since the United […]