U.S. Takes $9.7 Bil Hit in GM Bailout

President Obama loves taking credit for saving the American auto industry and this week a federal audit reveals that the rescue effort has fleeced U.S. taxpayers out of an astounding $ 9.7 billion. While this may seem inconceivable to most, the numbers don’t lie. The United States Treasury has recorded a $ 9.7 billion loss […]

Scalia takes swipe at Obama immigration action

  (POLITICO)   Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested Monday that the Framers of the Constitution would have “rushed to the exits” if presented with the idea behind President Barack Obama’s recent decision not to enforce certain immigration laws. The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down most of the key provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration […]

Padilla takes torture case to US Supreme Court

ShareThis Padilla takes torture case to US Supreme Court 24 April 2012  US citizen Jose Padilla, who was jailed for four years as an “enemy combatant” and claims to have been tortured, has asked the Supreme Court to reinstate his civil case against top US officials. His bid to sue former and present officials including […]

‘ANONYMOUS’ TAKES DOWN VATICAN

By Joel Gehrke, The Washington Examiner Hackers from the Italian branch of the group, Anonymous, took down the Vatican website in protest over Roman Catholic liturgies and doctrines, such as the church’s opposition to contraception and abortion. “Anonymous has decided to put your site under siege in response to your doctrine, liturgy and the absurd […]

Romney setback as Santorum takes half of Michigan delegates

ShareThis Romney setback as Santorum takes half of Michigan delegates 01 Mar 2012 Mitt Romney’s marginal primary victory in the Michigan has turned out to be a dead heat after the final count showed rival Rick Santorum still won half the state’s delegates. Romney’s result in the state of his birth lost some of its […]

Tim Berners-Lee Takes the Stand to Keep the Web Free

By Joe Mullin, Wired.com The inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, testified in a courtroom Tuesday for the first time in his life. The web pioneer flew down from Boston, near where he teaches at MIT, to an eastern Texas federal court to speak to a jury of two men and six women […]

Anonymous Takes Down CIA Web Site

ShareThis Anonymous Takes Down CIA Web Site 10 Feb 2012 Anonymous has ended a rather busy week with a hack of the CIA website, which is currently offline. “CIA TANGO DOWN: https://www.cia.gov/ #Anonymous,” the @YourAnonNews feed tweeted around 3:30pm Eastern. The CIA.gov website has been unresponsive for about an hour. [LOL!] Anonymous did not release […]

At 102%, His Tax Rate Takes the Cake

By James B. Stewart, The New York Times Meet Mr. 102%. James Ross, 58, is a founder and managing member of Rossrock, a Manhattan-based private investment firm that focuses on commercial real estate and distressed commercial mortgages. “I realize I am very fortunate, and in fact I am a member of the 1 percent,” Mr. […]

Salt Lake City police website hacked; Anonymous takes credit

ShareThis Salt Lake City police website hacked; Anonymous takes credit 31 Jan 2012 Salt Lake City police took their website offline Tuesday afternoon, after it was hacked. [<g>] At about 2:30 p.m., police started seeing information on the department’s website that “weren’t in line with our typical postings,” prompting closure of the site, said Salt […]

Marines’ Robot Cargo-Copter Takes Flight in Afghanistan

By David Axe, Wired.com Pakistan is still blockading NATO war supplies passing through the port of Karachi in response to last month’s killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers by an alliance air strike. But inside Afghanistan, supply lines are about to get a lot safer for NATO’s logisticians. On Saturday, the Marine Corps flew history’s very […]