Archives for octubre 2013

Ron Paul Commentary: A Welcome US And Saudi ‘Reset’

Congressman Ron Paul comments that perhaps if Saudi Arabia and Israel could work together and fight their own battles, the U.S. can be kept out of it.

Ron Paul
octubre 31st, 2013
By Ron Paul
octubre 31st, 2013
Ron Paul

Last week it was reported that Saudi Arabia decided to make a “major shift” away from its 80 years of close cooperation with the United States. The Saudi leadership is angry that the Obama administration did not attack Syria last month, and that it has not delivered heavy weapons to the Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow the Assad government.

Some Families Exultant, Some Heartbroken As Palestinian Prisoners Released

Israeli politicians squabble over the release of Palestinian prisoners, while some families rejoice and others grieve.

Noga Tarnopolsky
octubre 31st, 2013
By Noga Tarnopolsky
octubre 31st, 2013

  JERUSALEM — The Palestinian city of al-Bireh and the Israeli settlement of Ofra lie exactly seven miles apart along one of the most beautiful ridges in the West Bank, in a breathtaking, craggy landscape colored dusky green and sandstone yellow. But the region's beauty exists in stark dissonance to the rifts and misfortune it

M23 rebels in Congo: What A difference A Year Makes

Analysis: Is the once powerful rebel group today at a breaking point? It looks that way.

Tristan McConnell
octubre 31st, 2013
By Tristan McConnell
octubre 31st, 2013

  NAIROBI, Kenya — Is a bloody conflict in a key part of Africa coming to a surprising end? A rebel group that less than a year ago seized control of the largest city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has suffered a string of military defeats during an unusually effective offensive by the Congolese army, backed by a United

‘I Hope You Publish This’: NSA Broke Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers

‘The NSA does not keep everything it collects, but it keeps a lot,’ reports the Washington Post.

John Queally
octubre 31st, 2013
By John Queally
octubre 31st, 2013

Without their knowledge or permission, the National Security Agency has broken into the global data centers of Yahoo! and Google, the Washington Post is reporting on Wednesday. In a report that terms the specific NSA surveillance program as "unusually aggressive," the newspaper claims that leaked documents provided by whistleblower Edward

‘I Heart Boobies’ Bracelet Case Could Make Its Way To Supreme Court

A Pennsylvania school board’s intransigence could bring a campaign for raising breast cancer awareness before the highest court.

Mint Press News Desk
octubre 31st, 2013
By Mint Press News Desk
octubre 31st, 2013

A Pennsylvania school board is appealing a U.S. Circuit Appeals Court decision that ruled in favor of two female students who were suspended for wearing “I (heart) boobies” breast cancer awareness bracelets. The case, which the Easton Area School Board hopes will be heard by the Supreme Court, has turned into a battle over the two students’ right

Obamacare Promises Broken? Sebelius Takes Heat From House Committee

Five percent of healthcare plans are coming up for renewal. House Republicans are seizing on their «cancellation» and blaming Obamacare.

Katie Rucke
octubre 31st, 2013
By Katie Rucke
octubre 31st, 2013

Speaking before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized to users of HealthCare.gov for technical problems that occurred when the Affordable Care Act’s website went live this month. Sebelius was called to testify before the committee after many Republicans — and some