Reporter who wrote story on hacker group 'Anonymous' is sentenced to prison as accessory Reporter who wrote story on hacker group 'Anonymous' is sentenced to prison as accessory
Ella Vincent - Jan 22, 2015
Barrett Brown was a journalist who covered Anonymous. He was sentenced to five years in prison for his connection to the group.
Christie aims to steal the show at Iowa event while Bush and Romney are away Christie aims to steal the show at Iowa event while Bush and Romney are away
Ella Vincent - Jan 22, 2015
New Jersey governor Chris Christie wants to draw attention from Republican rivals at an upcoming event. The governor is speaking at the Iowa Freedom Summit.
Potential 2016 candidate Huckabee vows to battle Supreme Court over gay marriage Potential 2016 candidate Huckabee vows to battle Supreme Court over gay marriage
Anna Jiang - Jan 22, 2015
Potential 2016 presidential GOP candidate Mike Huckabee expressed a desire to fight against a Supreme Court decision that recognizes same-sex marriage as a constitutional right during an interview to promote his new book.
Finding unbiased jury becomes nearly impossible, Boston bombing trial delayed yet again Finding unbiased jury becomes nearly impossible, Boston bombing trial delayed yet again
Anna Jiang - Jan 22, 2015
The Boston marathon bombing trial is postponed yet again as jury selection proves to be very difficult. Defense lawyers for suspect Tsarnaev submit a third request to move the trial out of Boston.
New controversial radar technology allows police to 'see' into your home
New controversial radar technology allows police to 'see' into your home
Ella Vincent - Jan 20, 2015
A powerful radar, secretly given to law enforcement over two years ago, has the ability to monitor people inside of their homes.

Rebel militia overthrows US backed government in Yemen
Rebel militia overthrows US backed government in Yemen
Tom Sherman - Jan 20, 2015
US embassy is on high alert, with marines standing by if evacuation orders are given.

Obama unveils Robin Hood-inspired tax plan to heavily mixed reception
Obama unveils Robin Hood-inspired tax plan to heavily mixed reception
Anna Jiang - Jan 20, 2015
President Obama unveiled a new tax plan that would raise taxes on gains and reduce breaks mainly utilized by the wealthy in order to better aid low and middle-income families.

Supreme Court to review whether aspiring judges can receive a leg-up through donations
Supreme Court to review whether aspiring judges can receive a leg-up through donations
Ella Vincent - Jan 19, 2015
The nation's highest court will hear a case to decide if judicial nominees can take money from donors.

New poll shows stunning level of Republican support for Mitt Romney
New poll shows stunning level of Republican support for Mitt Romney
TSC_admin - Jan 19, 2015
Will Romney run? A new poll shows support for the Massachusetts governor.

Keystone XL Pipeline facing deadlines from State Department and courts
Keystone XL Pipeline facing deadlines from State Department and courts
Tom Sherman - Jan 17, 2015
The Keystone XL Pipeline is facing numerous legal and State Department deadlines in the next couple weeks, signalling that the issue may be settled sooner.

Mitt Romney speaks to GOP about third presidential run
Mitt Romney speaks to GOP about third presidential run
Tom Sherman - Jan 17, 2015
Romney detailed lessons learned from his past presidential runs and unveiled a new Republican strategy to take back the White House from Democrats.

FBI thwarts terrorist at the last minute, preventing ISIS-inspired attack on Capitol
FBI thwarts terrorist at the last minute, preventing ISIS-inspired attack on Capitol
Ella Vincent - Jan 16, 2015
A plot by a homegrown terrorist was foiled by the FBI. The man was inspired by ISIS to try to detonate bombs to destroy the U.S. Capitol.

Sarah Palin hints Romney's third attempt at Presidency is a waste of time
Sarah Palin hints Romney's third attempt at Presidency is a waste of time
Anna Jiang - Jan 15, 2015
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin dismissed Mitt Romney's intentions to seek a third presidential campaign in 2016, calling out instead for "new people".

Texas congressman tries to save face after comparing Obama to Hitler
Texas congressman tries to save face after comparing Obama to Hitler
Ella Vincent - Jan 14, 2015
A Texas congressman said President Obama was worse than Hitler for not going to Paris after terror attacks.

Tsarnaev’s lawyers claim Paris attacks draw 'unfair' parallels to their client
Tsarnaev's lawyers claim Paris attacks draw 'unfair' parallels to their client
Anna Jiang - Jan 13, 2015
Miriam Conrad, defense attorney for Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, filed a request to delay jury selection for a month with claims that the recent Paris attacks unfairly incensed jurors and provided bias against her client.

Clinton poaches Obama staff for her 2016 campaign
Clinton poaches Obama staff for her 2016 campaign
Tom Sherman - Jan 13, 2015
Hillary Clinton keeps hiring officials from the Obama administration as she builds her 2016 campaign staff.

ISIS hacking of U.S. military Twitter account is merely 'inconvenient'
ISIS hacking of U.S. military Twitter account is merely 'inconvenient'
Anna Jiang - Jan 13, 2015
The twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military were hacked by a group that identified themselves as IS supporters.

While Romney preps for Round Three, Ryan throws in the towel
While Romney preps for Round Three, Ryan throws in the towel
Anna Jiang - Jan 13, 2015
Mitt Romney moves closer to beginning his third presidential campaign in 2016 as Paul Ryan announces that he will not be seeking a presidential bid.

Republicans are quick to criticize Obama's 'new low in American diplomacy'
Republicans are quick to criticize Obama's 'new low in American diplomacy'
Ella Vincent - Jan 12, 2015
Potential Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls criticize President Obama for not showing France more support after its terrorist attack.

Newtown officials decide to demolish home of Sandy Hook gunman  
Anna Jiang - Jan 22, 2015
Officials in Newtown vote to tear down the home of Sandy Hook elementary gunman Adam Lanza to leave it as an open space.

Obama hints that he's likely to kill Keystone XL pipeline in State of the Union
Dan Taylor - Jan 21, 2015
Obama emphasized fighting climate change in his address, and approving the pipeline would run counter to his agenda.

Senate reaches a rare and surprising consensus on controversial Keystone bill
Anna Jiang - Jan 21, 2015
Lawmakers pass an amendment to the highly contested Keystone pipeline bill with a surprising amount of bipartisan support.

'Like a third world country': Joe Biden's comment on LaGuardia sparks action from NY governor
Ella Vincent - Jan 20, 2015
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his plan to build a multi-million dollar AirTrain, which would give New Yorkers an affordable and efficient transportation option to LaGuardia airport.

Did Bobby Jindal use anti-Islamic rhetoric for 2016 campaign exposure?
Tom Sherman - Jan 20, 2015
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal claimed that there are areas within the United Kingdom and London that are densely populated with conservative Muslims that non-Muslims (including the police) would not enter.

Net neutrality debate heats up in Congress ahead of FCC ruling
Dan Taylor - Jan 20, 2015
Republicans have aligned themselves with net neutrality, but are against the FCC enacting new regulations to block companies such as Comcast from throttling Internet access.

Biden uses MLK day speech to urge healing between police, black community
Dan Taylor - Jan 20, 2015
Biden promoted efforts by the White House to increase diversity in police forces, increase usage of body cameras, and to introduce new training methods to keep police from escalating situations.

130,000 pages of classified Air Force UFO documents have been officially made public
Anna Jiang - Jan 19, 2015
Declassified US Air Force UFO files have been released and posted to an online database for the first time.

How the economy will determine the 2016 presidential election
Tom Sherman - Jan 18, 2015
Potential presidential nominees have started to tout their economic agendas in order to showcase their willingness to stick up for the average Joe Sixpack.

GOP candidates fight for relevancy amid soon-to-be packed 2016 field
Tom Sherman - Jan 16, 2015
GOP candidates are reticent to officially enter the race, but still fight for media attention.

John Boehner uses Taylor Swift to relate to the kids these days
Tom Sherman - Jan 16, 2015
The Speaker of the House compiled a listsicle of Taylor Swift GIFs in an attempt to connect with the young crowd.

Jury selection for Boston Marathon bombing trial hits a serious snag
Anna Jiang - Jan 15, 2015
Initial questioning for jury selection of the death penalty trial for the Bombing Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev suggests that finding an impartial jury may prove to be very difficult.

Arizona now requires high school students to pass citizenship exams
Tom Sherman - Jan 15, 2015
Arizona became the first state to enact a law mandating high school students can pass the Naturalization Exam immigrants take when applying for citizenship.

Trial officially begins for accused kingpin of online black market
Ella Vincent - Jan 14, 2015
Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht defense lawyer said he's not the mastermind behind illicit drug-selling website.

This might get ugly: California to have its first open Senate seat in 24 years
Anna Jiang - Jan 14, 2015
California State Attorney General Kamala Harris's announcement to run for state senate in 2016 may not deter possible Democrat opponents.

U.S. continues its battle with ISIS (and vice versa)
Tom Sherman - Jan 13, 2015
The battle between American and the Islamic State intensified over the past week, with both sides trading jabs.

Slowdown creaks to a stop: NYPD is back to regular business hours
Ella Vincent - Jan 12, 2015
New York police are ending their work stoppage after a contentious few weeks.

U.S. foreign policy radicalized Charlie Hebdo terrorist
Tom Sherman - Jan 11, 2015
One of the main suspects in the Charlie Hebdo slayings has a past history in court that shed light on his current actions today.

Is Jeb Bush a flip-flopper?
TSC_admin - Jan 11, 2015
Can Jeb Bush win in 2016?

GOP-dominated Congress fires new bill through the heart of Obamacare
Ella Vincent - Jan 11, 2015
House irks many Democrats by passing a new law that redefines a major component of Obamacare.

Lawsuit against Boy Scout leader may force BSA to relinquish 'perversion files'
Ella Vincent - Jan 11, 2015
A California attorney hopes to use files documenting graphic abuse for trial against Boy Scout leader.

Obama: Two free years of community college to everyone 'willing to work for it'
Anna Jiang - Jan 11, 2015
President Obama proposes to expand government-funded education by making two years of community college free to all students.

Wall Street tumbles on weak economic data from US, globe
Tom Sherman - Jan 10, 2015
After starting off the year strong, the stock markets nose dived on Friday amidst weak and negative economic data.

'Terrorism insurance' bill is gutted by Republicans before getting thumbs-up
Anna Jiang - Jan 09, 2015
The Senate approved a bill that provided terrorism insurance after many businesses called out for it.

Ebola Vaccines ready for Phase III testing: UN
Tom Sherman - Jan 08, 2015
Three companies are unveiling Ebola vaccinations ready for phase III trials in West Africa.

Study of Lake Erie helps lawmakers fight 'dead zones' with science
Tom Sherman - Jan 08, 2015
A new study of Lake Erie revealed that overnutrification is not the only factor causing toxic algae blooms, meaning lawmakers have more to consider when legislating safe farming practices.

Foodies goose step into California restaurants after foie gras ban is overturned
Anna Jiang - Jan 08, 2015
California judge overturns ban on foie gras, stating that the ban overreached and illegally encroached upon the regulatory domain of the federal government.

Slew of rape accusations triggers strict drinking rules for fraternities
Anna Jiang - Jan 07, 2015
Greek life at University of Virginia is to resume after fraternities and sororities adopt a set of new rules and regulations pertaining to drinking.

$68 billion worth of 'financial foolishness' won't slow California bullet train project
Ella Vincent - Jan 07, 2015
California starts production on a controversial and ambitious high-speed rail project.

Biden jazzes up 'boring' swearing-in ceremony with jokes and gags
Ella Vincent - Jan 07, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden hams it up on the opening day of Congress.

The 'Uncle Joe' Show takes over Congress
Tom Sherman - Jan 06, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden was the star of Capitol Hill today as he swore in members of Congress.

Boston Bombing trial begins jury selection from pool of 1,200 candidates
Anna Jiang - Jan 06, 2015
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev arrived for jury selection in his federal death penalty trial.

Boehner called out by Republican leaders for not being conservative enough
Ella Vincent - Jan 05, 2015
John Boehner has many detractors who want to replace him as Speaker of the House. Some Republicans won't vote to re-elect him to the position.

Commissioner: Staggering 56% drop in arrests due to less crime, not NYPD strike
Ella Vincent - Jan 05, 2015
New York police officers are enacting a possible work slowdown to challenge Mayor de Blasio. There have been fewer tickets and arrests in the city since the deaths of officers.

Mars rover suffers 'amnesia': NASA
Tom Sherman - Jan 04, 2015
NASA's exploration rover Opportunity is suffering from "amnesia" according to the agency, as scientists scramble to find a solution.