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Two of FBI 10 Most Wanted Nabbed in One Week

The past week was a good one for the FBI, as agents captured two men on the bureau’s famed “10 Most Wanted” list. First, there was gang member Emigdio Preciado, Jr. (aka “Junior,” “Trigger,” “Spooky,” and “Snyper,”), who was apprehended in Mexico ...   read more

Obama Rejects U.N. Visits to Guantánamo

President Barack Obama’s stated goal to make government more open has not extended to requests by United Nations officials to visit the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay or learn more about secret prisons once operated by the CIA. Last month, S...   read more

Record Number of Prisoners Serving Life Sentences

The national obsession with “Three Strikes” laws and other mandatory sentencing rules that began decades ago has produced today a record number of prisoners serving life sentences. This comes at a time when government budgets are squeezed more tha...   read more

Who Are the Enemies U.S. is Bombing in Pakistan?

Three of the most important “high value” targets of the U.S. military in Pakistan are top Taliban leaders, including a former Western ally who today is behind the attacks on American and NATO forces in Afghanistan.   Jalaluddin Haqqani was onc...   read more

Good News: Violent Crime Way Down in Big Cities

Is it possible the country is so wracked by the recession it just can’t afford violent crime these days? Experts are stumped over the latest figures showing murders down significantly across the country—from New York to Los Angeles, and from San F...   read more

Banks Accused of Misusing Bailout Billions

When the federal government created the bank bailout program last year, the objective was not only to stabilize institutions, but also to thaw the freeze on lending to individuals and businesses that occurred during the financial crisis. And while...   read more

Texas Threatens ExxonMobil with Billion-Dollar Sabotage Fine

Jerry Patterson, commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, is going after ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil company, for sabotaging a hundred oil wells almost 20 years ago. The wells are located on land owned by the O’Connor family, which l...   read more

Happy Days Are Here Again…If You’re a Big Bank

Watching the rising rates of unemployment and foreclosures, it’s hard to imagine the economic downturn is even close to being over. But for one group of Americans, the leaders of large banks, the economy is starting to look rosy again.   Followi...   read more

Panel Chosen to Investigate Causes of Financial Meltdown; Will Obama Cooperate?

Two longtime California politicians have been selected to lead the government’s investigation into the causes of the economic crisis that struck the nation last year. Chairing the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will be Phil Angelides, former ...   read more

Taxing Marijuana Would Earn California $1.4 Billion

With a $26 billion deficit to fill, California needs to take advantage of something it does more than any other state—grow marijuana plants—according to Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. The San Francisco lawmaker has introduced AB 390, which wo...   read more

Los Angeles Meanest City for Homeless

The City of Angels is not where you want to be if you’re homeless, according to a new report by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless. The advocacy groups say cities across America are increa...   read more

Planning for an Electric Car Future: Battery Swapping

Electric cars by the thousands could be traveling America’s roads within the next 20 years, assuming industry and car buyers embrace an important new facet of the vehicles: switchable batteries. Economist Thomas Becker at the University of Califor...   read more

Bush Illegal Wiretapping Program Almost Prompted FBI and Justice Resignations

President George W. Bush’s insistence on continuing the warrantless wiretapping program in 2004 almost forced the resignations of some of top law enforcement officials in the administration, according to federal inspectors of the government’s top ...   read more

Fighting Gang Violence with Night Lights and Mass Arrests

For the second year in a row the city of Los Angeles is funding a special program to remove the urban shadows that have allowed street gangs to rule the night across South Central. “Summer Night Lights” keeps 16 parks across crime-ridden neighborh...   read more

Both Parties in House Slam Obama Signing Statement

Normally, if a U.S. president objects to a law passed by Congress, he vetoes it. But there is another mechanism that presidents claim allows them to ignore a certain section of a law if the president says he considers it unconstitutional or that i...   read more

NASA Satellite Reveals Dramatic Thinning of Arctic Ice

Imagine if Alaska, the largest state in the union, completely disappeared from the earth. That’s roughly what happened to an enormous amount of ice in the Arctic over just four years, NASA scientists concluded, after conducting the first comprehen...   read more
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Two of FBI 10 Most Wanted Nabbed in One Week

The past week was a good one for the FBI, as agents captured two men on the bureau’s famed “10 Most Wanted” list. First, there was gang member Emigdio Preciado, Jr. (aka “Junior,” “Trigger,” “Spooky,” and “Snyper,”), who was apprehended in Mexico ...   read more

Obama Rejects U.N. Visits to Guantánamo

President Barack Obama’s stated goal to make government more open has not extended to requests by United Nations officials to visit the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay or learn more about secret prisons once operated by the CIA. Last month, S...   read more

Record Number of Prisoners Serving Life Sentences

The national obsession with “Three Strikes” laws and other mandatory sentencing rules that began decades ago has produced today a record number of prisoners serving life sentences. This comes at a time when government budgets are squeezed more tha...   read more

Who Are the Enemies U.S. is Bombing in Pakistan?

Three of the most important “high value” targets of the U.S. military in Pakistan are top Taliban leaders, including a former Western ally who today is behind the attacks on American and NATO forces in Afghanistan.   Jalaluddin Haqqani was onc...   read more

Good News: Violent Crime Way Down in Big Cities

Is it possible the country is so wracked by the recession it just can’t afford violent crime these days? Experts are stumped over the latest figures showing murders down significantly across the country—from New York to Los Angeles, and from San F...   read more

Banks Accused of Misusing Bailout Billions

When the federal government created the bank bailout program last year, the objective was not only to stabilize institutions, but also to thaw the freeze on lending to individuals and businesses that occurred during the financial crisis. And while...   read more

Texas Threatens ExxonMobil with Billion-Dollar Sabotage Fine

Jerry Patterson, commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, is going after ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil company, for sabotaging a hundred oil wells almost 20 years ago. The wells are located on land owned by the O’Connor family, which l...   read more

Happy Days Are Here Again…If You’re a Big Bank

Watching the rising rates of unemployment and foreclosures, it’s hard to imagine the economic downturn is even close to being over. But for one group of Americans, the leaders of large banks, the economy is starting to look rosy again.   Followi...   read more

Panel Chosen to Investigate Causes of Financial Meltdown; Will Obama Cooperate?

Two longtime California politicians have been selected to lead the government’s investigation into the causes of the economic crisis that struck the nation last year. Chairing the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will be Phil Angelides, former ...   read more

Taxing Marijuana Would Earn California $1.4 Billion

With a $26 billion deficit to fill, California needs to take advantage of something it does more than any other state—grow marijuana plants—according to Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. The San Francisco lawmaker has introduced AB 390, which wo...   read more

Los Angeles Meanest City for Homeless

The City of Angels is not where you want to be if you’re homeless, according to a new report by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless. The advocacy groups say cities across America are increa...   read more

Planning for an Electric Car Future: Battery Swapping

Electric cars by the thousands could be traveling America’s roads within the next 20 years, assuming industry and car buyers embrace an important new facet of the vehicles: switchable batteries. Economist Thomas Becker at the University of Califor...   read more

Bush Illegal Wiretapping Program Almost Prompted FBI and Justice Resignations

President George W. Bush’s insistence on continuing the warrantless wiretapping program in 2004 almost forced the resignations of some of top law enforcement officials in the administration, according to federal inspectors of the government’s top ...   read more

Fighting Gang Violence with Night Lights and Mass Arrests

For the second year in a row the city of Los Angeles is funding a special program to remove the urban shadows that have allowed street gangs to rule the night across South Central. “Summer Night Lights” keeps 16 parks across crime-ridden neighborh...   read more

Both Parties in House Slam Obama Signing Statement

Normally, if a U.S. president objects to a law passed by Congress, he vetoes it. But there is another mechanism that presidents claim allows them to ignore a certain section of a law if the president says he considers it unconstitutional or that i...   read more

NASA Satellite Reveals Dramatic Thinning of Arctic Ice

Imagine if Alaska, the largest state in the union, completely disappeared from the earth. That’s roughly what happened to an enormous amount of ice in the Arctic over just four years, NASA scientists concluded, after conducting the first comprehen...   read more
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