Robocop may stand guard in Philadelphia

Robocop may stand guard in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has its statue of Rocky. Other towns have plaques and markers about films shot in their area. But Robocop in Detroit? That what fans of the sci-fi cult film want to see happen in motor city. Probably not what Henry Ford had in mind. From sci-fi cult film, to Twitter phenomenon to Detroit landmark-in-the-making. […]

Democrats could lose public relations battle in Wisconsin

Democrats could lose public relations battle in Wisconsin

Eventually, the stalemate in Wisconsin will end and Democrats in Wisconsin will have to face what could easily be a  public relations loss in the battle that brought thousands upon thousands of enthusiastic demonstrators to the state capital in Madison. Even Democratic analysts say the tactic is hightailing it out of the state and hiding […]

In Texas,it’s readin’, writin’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

In Texas,it’s readin’, writin’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national campaign to open this part of society to firearms. More than half the members of the Texas House have signed on as co-authors of a measure directing universities to allow concealed handguns. The Senate […]

Congressman’s staff felt he needed psychiatric help

Congressman’s staff felt he needed psychiatric help

Senior staffers of U.S. Rep. David Wu were so alarmed over the Oregon Democrat‘s erratic behavior just days before the November election that they demanded he enter a hospital for psychiatric treatment, a newspaper reported Friday evening. The Oregonian, citing interviews with a number of anonymous staff members, reported on its website that Wu was […]

Democracy at work or still the same old mess?

Democracy at work or still the same old mess?

On the surface, the massive crowds that descended on the Wisconsin State Capital in Madison Saturday to protest for and against Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to limit union bargaining powers and other rights is Democracy in action. The voters flexed their muscles, showed their colors, debated the issue and — for the most part –did […]

Winds topple National Christmas tree

Winds topple National Christmas tree

Even Mother Nature has had it with politics in Washington. On Saturday, high winds brought down America’s Christmas tree, snapping the 47-year-old, 42-foot high Colorado blue spruce near its base and sending it toppling to the ground on the Ellipse near the White House. “We’re glad that there were no injuries,” National Park spokesman Bill […]

Judge guilty in kids for cash scheme

Judge guilty in kids for cash scheme

A federal jury on Friday found a former Pennsylvania judge guilty in a so-called kids-for-cash scheme, in which he took money in exchange for sending juvenile offenders to for-profit detention centers. Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was accused of taking $2.8 million in bribes and kickbacks for putting juveniles into detention centers owned […]

Docs order too many tests because of lawsuit fears

Docs order too many tests because of lawsuit fears

CT scans, MRIs and other pricey imaging tests are often more for the doctor’s benefit than the patient’s, new research confirms. Roughly one-fifth of tests that bone and joint specialists order are because a doctor fears being sued, not because the patient needs them, a first-of-its-kind study in Pennsylvania suggests. The study comes a day […]

House overturns proposed Internet privacy changes

House overturns proposed Internet privacy changes

The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to overturn proposed rules that bar Internet service providers from blocking legal content but give some discretion to ration access for bandwidth hogs. The vote — which was spearheaded by Republican lawmakers determined to undo a range of Obama administration initiatives — would block funds to implement rules […]