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David Petraeus Sentenced For Two Years Probation

David Petraeus Sentenced For Two Years Probation

Former CIA Director David Petraeus on Thursday was sentenced two years probation and fined $100,000. His career in military and national security has been ruined, and so have his political aspirations, because he provided classified information to his mistress.

Mark Zaid, a Washington attorney, said, “There is a double standard that has been displayed by the U.S. government that is inequitable, unconscionable and just simply unfair”.

Zaid has been a regular representative of government employees and military members in national security cases.

The verdict came almost two months after Petraeus agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material.

Sen. Ted Cruz urges lawmakers to hold hearing about Second Amendment rights on military bases

Sen. Ted Cruz urges lawmakers to hold hearing about Second Amendment

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is urging lawmakers to allow troops to carry personal firearms on military bases for protection.

In an interview Tuesday, Cruz said, "Now, I will acknowledge, I may have misspoken in New Hampshire when I said that I had been pressing John McCain, and what I had been pressing was the Armed Services Committee. John McCain is the new chairman of it, so I sent a letter to the previous chairman".

In a gathering in Litchfield, New Hampshire on Sunday, Cruz said he has spoken to Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and chairman of the committee and asked him for a Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing. He wants to have the hearing so that the issue of denying soldiers the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights can be discussed.

Hillary Clinton will try to recapture old New Hampshire magic

Hillary Clinton will try to recapture old New Hampshire magic

Hillary Rodham Clinton has already announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in the 2016 election. Now, the former United States Secretary of State will try to recapture the magic of 'come from behind' win in the 2008 New Hampshire primary as Hillary comes back to the state that gave her first presidential campaign.

Clinton arrived in the state as the leading candidate for the Democratic Party nomination. Now, Hillary has been facing little opposition. Hillary's campaign has been designed in a manner to show that she is not taking her position for granted. Like last week in Iowa, Hillary has planned to skip the huge packed rallies that had marked her last campaign. She is now focused on smaller events with some selected group of supporters.

Obama to be the Fourth President to Complete Rare Presidential Run through all 50 States

Obama to be the Fourth President to Complete Rare Presidential

Next month, President Barack Obama will give a commencement speech at a South Dakota community college. South Dakota is the only place now that has not been visited by Obama. But the wait is only for a few more weeks.

Obama himself broke the news and affirmed that the he does not want his South Dakota friends to be ignored. Obama will be travelling to Watertown, in the state's northeastern corner. There, he will deliver the speech at Lake Area Technical Institute on May 8.

During his presidency, Obama has supported for community colleges. In the starting of this year, Obama has announced about a multibillion-dollar proposal in which community college tuition feel will paid for eligible students.

Is Rand Paul really Libertarian Republican?

Is Rand Paul really Libertarian Republican?

Rand Paul currently serves in the United States Senate as a member of the Republican Party. He is junior senator from Kentucky who became the second one from his party. Paul announced that he is going to 'defeat the Washington Machine'. It looks like the politician from Kentucky is trying to present himself as the libertarian Republican. He is trying to show that he is different from other candidates on his side. But the question is, Rand Paul really that different?

Hillary Clinton on her way to Iowa after announcing her candidacy for 2016 elections

Hillary Clinton on her way to Iowa after announcing her candidacy for 2016

Hillary Clinton is kicking off her bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

She has begun a tour of key states in her campaign following her announcement that she intends to make a second attempt at becoming the country's first female commander-in-chief.

Clinton is returning to the Iowa, the state that plagued her nearly eight years ago. In 2008, Iowa conclave paved the way for her ultimate defeat by Barack Obama.

Now, she wants to make her case to Democrats again and prove that she is the candidate who can represent the voters of Iowa in the best possible manner.

Clinton is traveling from New York to her first campaign stop on Tuesday in Iowa. On Sunday evening, she was spotted chatting with people at a gas station in Pennsylvania.

Hillary Clinton may find it difficult to be herself during Presidential Campaign, say Experts

Hillary Clinton may find it difficult to be herself during Presidential Campaign

Presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton could be launched soon and before the launch of campaign, President Barack Obama has some simple advice for her. He said Hillary should be herself, and if she does so, she is going to do great.

The new advice by the President sounds easy enough, but a number of politicians have found it tricky to just be themselves when it comes about presidential campaign. The former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had spent a good share of her 2008 primary campaign in trying to discover the correct formula for revealing her true self. For about one and half decade, Democrat Al Gore tried to connect with voters in a natural way.

Judge turns down request to lift Temporary Hold on President Obama's Executive Action

Judge turns down request to lift Temporary Hold on President Obama's Executive

A request by a Justice Department to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action that sought to shield millions of immigrants from deportation was turned down by a federal judge on Tuesday.

US district judge Andrew Hanen said no to stay his February 16 decision that provided a preliminary injunction requested by 26 states. Hanen's latest ruling meant that the Obama administration is temporarily not allowed to implement the policies that would make it possible for five million people to illegally stay in the US.

The Justice Department had already moved to the 5th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to lift Hanen's injunction.

Jeb Bush decides to identify himself as Hispanic

Jeb Bush decides to identify himself as Hispanic

Jeb Bush took the decision to identify himself as Hispanic and it could create problem for him politically. However, it's not necessary.

The New York Times reported that, in a 2009 voter-registration application, which was obtained from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Mr. Bush marked Hispanic in the field labeled 'race/ethnicity'.

Team Bush has acted in response to the story and on the basis of this Tweet from Jeb Bush and it seems that it's an approach tried to downplay the story.

However, it is expected that there is probability that this could become a big deal, when it comes to elections. The reason behind this is that such symbolic thing is easy to make fun of and easier to know than some policy proposal.

Clinton expected to announce her presidential campaign within next two weeks

Clinton expected to announce her presidential campaign within next two weeks

By the time Hillary Rodham Clinton will make an announcement about her presidential campaign, about a dozen people in a nondescript office building overlooking the Potomac River will spread the news with the help of email and social media to millions of her supporters asking them to sign onto her campaign.

It is expected that Clinton will make announcement about her presidential campaign within the next two weeks and focus on smaller events rather than large rallies. New starting of Clinton will mark the end of Ready for Hillary that launched two years ago in order to lay the groundwork for a Clinton campaign, organized her sprawling network of supporters and promoted the previous secretary of state on campuses at small meetings and Democratic rallies.

Mitt Romney Defeats Obama in ESPN’s Annual NCAA Bracket Challenge

Mitt Romney Defeats Obama in ESPN’s Annual NCAA Bracket Challenge

Although Mitt Romney might have lost the 2012 Presidential elections to Barack Obama, but he defeated him in ESPN's annual NCAA bracket challenge.

Every year, it is told how to win bracket by betting like a hedge fund manager. And this year's pick came up short, the world's most famous ex-hedge fund manager ended up picking one of the best brackets in the entire country.

After Duke's championship win over Wisconsin, Mitt Romney, who also dabbled in hedge funds while making millions as boss of private equity firm Bain Capital, finished the men's 2015 NCAA Tournament ranked in the 99.9th percentile of ESPN's Tournament Challenge.

Out of total 11.57 million brackets that were submitted, Romney came at 6,326th place, whereas the US president Obama was sitting at 6,996,358 place.

Chicago Election will be monitored

Chicago Election will be monitored

The US attorney's office in Chicago shared that Tuesday's regional election will be monitored. They will also field any complaints alleging voting fraud. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for second term.

Emanuel will be in an election runoff against Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia. It is just after falling brief of the required majority to win February's election. There is an extended-standing federal practice in order to monitor elections and to take calls from those who think that their voting rights have been violated.

N.H. Senator Ayotte’s Aide resigns a Day after being arrested over Prostitution Charges

US Senator Kelly Ayotte

A top aide to New Hampshire senator, who was arrested for involvement in a prostitution ring, has announced his resignation. The arrest of US Senator Kelly Ayotte’s senior aide, Davie Wihby, came on Friday in Nashua over charges of solicitation of prostitution.

Wihby, 61, served as the New Hampshire’s Republican state director for the past year and was Ayotte’s number-two staff member behind the chief of staff.

The relationship between Ayotte and Wihby is not only professional, but they were good friends too. Wihby has for long worked as Manchester city alderman and the former deputy commissioner and interim commissioner of the state Department of Labor.

Obama launches sanctions program to Deal with Cyber Attack Threat

Obama launches sanctions program to Deal with Cyber Attack Threat

A sanctions program has been launched by President Barack Obama on Wednesday with an aim to target individuals and groups outside the US that make use of cyber attacks to threaten US foreign policy, national security or economic stability.

Such activities have been declared as 'national emergency' by Obama in an executive order. The US Treasury Department has been permitted to freeze assets and bar other financial transactions of entities involved in destructive cyber attacks.

"The Obama administration is really getting serious now. This order brings to bear the economic might of the United States against people who are robbing us blind and putting us in danger", said Joel Brenner, who headed U. S. counterintelligence during President George W. Bush's second term.

Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted on Corruption Charges

Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted on Corruption Charges

The route of Latinos' political influence can't be seen without including Sen. Bob Menendez, who is facing federal charges, after a corruption investigation.

The Department of Justice's, on Wednesday, announced that a grand jury has indicted Menendez on the charges that he has misused his office to benefit a political donor improperly.

The charges have carried along significant ramifications for the Latino community, and will also affect the growing effort to increase the numbers and political influence of Hispanics in Congress.

In 2003, the New Jersey Democrat became the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. He was the first Latino to serve in House leadership, and is one of three Latinos in the U. S. Senate and the only one who is a Democrat.

Ted Cruz blames gay-rights activists for controversy over RFRA in Indiana

Ted Cruz blames gay-rights activists for controversy over RFRA in Indiana

On Wednesday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz in Iowa came out with strong words to support the disputed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that was signed by Indiana's Governor Mike Pence last week.

Ever since Pence signed the law, several public figures and businesses have started criticizing it. Indiana is facing boycotts as the legislation could encourage discrimination by allowing business owners to refuse service to LGBT customers in the name of 'religious freedom'.

An open letter was sent to Pence on Monday by nearly a dozen LGBT and civil right groups which urged him and lawmakers to fix the signed bill.

Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act Needs Fixing, says Gov. Mike Pence

Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act Needs Fixing, says Gov. Mike Pence

Indiana Governor Mike Pence yesterday proclaimed that the Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act needs to be fixed.

The Indianapolis Star reported that legislative and business leaders have worked out to place language in the state's ill-starred Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

As per the clarifications the new 'religious freedom' law does not provide authority to a provider to refuse to offer or provide its service, facilities, goods, or public accommodation to any member of the public based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The provider also cannot discriminate its service to any race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, disability, sex, or military service.

Alderman Scott Waguespack says Rahm Emanuel misbehaved with him

Alderman Scott Waguespack says Rahm Emanuel misbehaved with him

Alderman Scott Waguespack said that in a conference room at City Hall in 2011, he tried speaking to mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel. He said Emanuel gave a cold reaction and showed that he was not interested in talking with him.

According to Waguespack, Emanuel said 'Yeah, yeah, whatever'. According to him, after that Emanuel started shouting at him and it made him walk out from the place.

Waguespack is presently a chief adversary of the mayor. But according to Emanuel, "If he's claiming that, then why didn't he say it when it happened, or a day afterwards, a week afterwards? Four years after the fact? It never happened".

Jeb Bush faces trouble over relation with Claudio Osorio

Jeb Bush faces trouble over relation with Claudio Osorio

The company, which Jeb Bush was looking forward to join in 2007, is facing plenty of red flags. There are many lawsuits and bad headlines, which point to a lot of criticism regarding the matter. In 2007, Bush was planning to join InnoVida as a $15,000-a month-consultant. InnoVida's CEO committed a $40 million investment fraud.

Connection of Jeb Bush with InnoVida and chief executive Claudio Osorio is coming into light as presidential elections approach.

Reports have revealed financial malfeasance allegations against Osorio and troubling allegations against his top lieutenants. This has led to the questions about Bush's association with Osario who have a bad reputation.

US Sen. Charles E. Schumer urges Congress to Pass Paycheck Fairness Act

US Sen. Charles E. Schumer urges Congress to Pass Paycheck Fairness Act

US Sen. Charles E. Schumer on Sunday urged Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act that would ensure that equal wages are paid for equal work, regardless of gender.

Schumer said the data which showcased that women earn nearly $5,100 less a year in nursing as compared to men highlights the need for the Paycheck Fairness Act.

In his view, men and women who perform the same job should also get equal wages. And if women are discriminated even in nursing field then they're not protected anywhere, he said.

As per sources familiar with the issue, the bill would ban employers from retaliating against workers for sharing salary information and increase the compensation for women who bring job discrimination complaints.

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