According to a guilty plea from Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson, the Ron Paul campaign in 2012 paid him $73,000 to switch his vote from then-primary contender Sarah Palin.
Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.
The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, this month presented a dilemma for the anti-government Right. The activists and elected officials who spent the spring fawning over lawless Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s stand against what they saw as an overbearing federal government changed their tune or just went silent when a police force armed with military weapons cracked down on mostly peaceful protesters in Ferguson.
Illegal coordination? In-kind campaign contribution? Take your pick! Colorado Republicans have had quite a bit of trouble with campaign finance violations during this election cycle, and the hits just keep on coming. The variety of violations has been curious — from Tim Neville's open courting of anonymous donations to Secretary of State candidate Wayne Williams accepting obviously illegal donations — but sometimes the biggest problems can come from simple sloppiness.
Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. This isn't a treatment for the disease, but a hoped-for preventative measure. Fauci said the vaccine cannot cause Ebola in the volunteers being tested. The World Health Organization Thursday estimated that the death toll could eventually exceed 20,000, while announcing new efforts to fight what Fauci called the "rapidly evolving and currently uncontrolled outbreak."
If you assumed that, with the triple meltdown at Fukushima still unresolved, the Nuclear Regulatory Agency would climb out of the pocket of industry and soberly embrace its role as a safety regulator, you were sadly mistaken. On August 26, the NRC endorsed the safety of long-term onsite storage of nuclear waste, either in dry cask storage, or in spent fuel pools, which were originally designed for use over just a few years. This decision says that it is safe to leave spent fuel in these pools for sixty, a hundred, even 120 years.