In what civil liberties groups hope will lead to an end of unchecked cell phone tracking of U.S. residents, a federal court of appeals has ruled that law enforcement agencies cannot obtain a person’s historical cell phone location information from cell phone companies without a legal warrant signed by a judge.
Continuing to draw large and enthusiastic crowds wherever he goes, Sen. Bernie Sanders attracted approximately 9,000 people to a downtown sports arena in Portland, Maine on Monday evening.
Speaking to largest crowd any campaign for president has yet seen, the field's most progressive candidate says "a grassroots movement of millions of people" must overcome power of "handful of wealthy campaign contributors."
New simultaneous polling conducted in both Iowa and New Hampshire shows that the message of Sen. Bernie Sanders is having a positive imact on his presidential run as voters express increased support for the self-described democratic socialist as he challenges frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin who this weekend was called the GOP's current presidential frontrunner, thinks that the best way to block full-blown marriage equality at the federal level will be to amend the U.S. Constitution in such a way so that states will be empowered to forbid marriages that are not between one man and one woman.
Charter Communications, currently the fourth-largest cable television company in the United States, has confirmed a deal that would see it purchase Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable and internet company.
The remains of one of the rail cars from Amtrak train 188 derailment rest at the scene in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, Pa. on May 13, 2015. (Photo: David Maialetti/Philadelphia Inquirer)
In an interview with the news agency, Sanders jumped right into a discussion about his populist mindset and progressive agenda while issuing an additional message for those doubting that he—a self-described democratic-socialist—can compete in a national campaign against the early Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton or take on the Republican Party's field of candidates.
Sen. Warren to Those Promising TPP Is So Great: 'Prove It. Let Us See the Deal.'
In remarks on Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren criticized the failure of both federal regulators and Justice Department officials to prosecute or otherwise hold to account Wall Street banks and financial institutions despite their long and steady pattern of "blatantly criminal activity."
Big Wall Street banks are so upset with Elizabeth Warren’s call to "un-rig" the economy and proposals for stronger financial regulations that discussions are underway about withholding campaign contributions to Senate Democrats as a form of "symbolic" protest against the freshman senator from Massachusetts.
After an all-night session known as a "vote-a-rama" in the U.S. Senate, the Republican-controlled chamber passed a budget bill early Friday morning that Democrats, all of whom voted against it, decried as a "disaster" for the economy and the American people.
At a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) blasted as large a hole in the newly-released Republican budget as he could muster, declaring it an attack on low- and middle-income Americans, a fiesta of deregulation and subsidies for Wall Street and Big Business.
Lawmakers in Congress who remain wary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement are raising further objections this week to the degree of secrecy surrounding briefings on the deal, with some arguing that the main reason at least one meeting has been registered "classified" is to help keep the American public ignorant about giveaways to corporate interests and its long-term implications.
Tens of thousands of Israelis rallied against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ruling government in the nation's capital of Tel Aviv on Saturday night as they decried the leader's domestic policies and called for a peace agreement with the Palestinians who live in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Some of the emerging details surrounding the killing of three Muslim university students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Tuesday night have sparked worries the crime may have been motivated by the victims' faith.
"The GOP drafted a bill so extreme and so out of touch with the voters that even their own membership could not support it."
In what is being criticized as yet another capitulation to Wall Street—and just in time for the holidays—the Federal Reserve on Thursday announced it will give investment banks a one-year extension to implement a key aspect of the Dodd/Frank financial reform act, known as the Volcker Rule, enacted in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis.
Medical students at universities across the United States held dramatic die-in protests on Wednesday to show their solidarity with a growing protest movement against police brutality and other forms of systematic inequality taking place in low-income areas and communities of color nationwide.
Following Monday night's announcement by St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch that a grand jury would not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, Missouri erupted in unrest fueled by an outpouring of emotion by those both outraged and saddened by the decision.