Biden to Congress: ‘Step up and stop homophobia’

Biden to Congress: ‘Step up and stop homophobia’

Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it’s outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. Speaking to supporters of the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign on Saturday, Biden said it’s “close to barbaric” that in some states, employees can be […]

Global Initiative Conference ends. Now what?

Global Initiative Conference ends.  Now what?

The speeches are over; the interview with the late night TV host is done. All that remains before this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University conference wraps up is a service project in downtown Phoenix, headlined by former President Bill Clinton and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D.-Ariz. The Sunday event at a community garden concludes a […]

Will Hillary Clinton run for President? She hasn’t decided

Will Hillary Clinton run for President?  She hasn’t decided

Hillary Rodham Clinton told a group of enthusiastic college students Saturday that she is “very much concerned about the direction of our country” but was still deciding whether to pursue another presidential campaign. During a forum at the Clinton Global Initiative University, Clinton fielded a question from Vrinda Agrawal, a student at the University of […]

How did a flashy blonde win those defense contracts?

How did a flashy blonde win those defense contracts?

The Justice Department is investigating a flamboyant Wall Street financier who won millions of dollars in military contracts and then hired the Army officer who allegedly steered the money her way. Interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press portray entrepreneur Lynn Tilton and Col. Bert Vergez as being in unusually close contact for more […]

Harsher punishments for blacks at public schools?

Harsher punishments for blacks at public schools?

Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department’s civil rights arm. The suspensions — and disparities — begin at […]