That’s the upshot of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision for New Haven firemen who found themselves deprived of rightful promotions simply because they were white and because their fellow black firefighters threatened to sue the city because they failed to qualify.
Vice President Joe Biden has said the administration did not realize how bad the economy was when it urged passage of a stimulus bill that’s failed in its mission. But what it missed is something else. The administration did not realize how deeply the economy would sink because of the holes it was drilling in its hull.
Google "Mark Sanford" and "hypocrite" and prepare to sort through some 53,000 results, many from liberal websites reveling in the story of yet another family-values Republican yielding to temptations of the flesh.
But liberal glee at such scandal will be short-lived if the left continues to misjudge conservatives’ reaction to their fallen heroes.
With Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Senate confirmation hearings set to begin next week, Republicans are still peering under every pillow in Washington, seeking desperately to uncover controversial issues she has supported and stands she has taken to use against her during those hearings. Most of the media attention on Sotomayor’s record has been on her decision in a civil rights case the Supreme Court recently overturned.
Investigators were able to smuggle bomb-making materials past security at 10 federal buildings, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
Once GAO investigators got the materials in the buildings, the report said, they constructed explosive devices and carried them around inside. For security reasons, the GAO report did not give the location of the buildings.
Security at these buildings and a total of about 9,000 federal buildings around the country is provided by the Federal Protective Service, a target of the probe.
President Barack Obama is struggling to show progress in a race against the clock to revamp the nation’s health care system this year.
Problems in Congress threaten to overshadow a White House event Wednesday designed to boost Obama’s health overhaul.
Leaders from hospital industry trade groups were expected to appear with Vice President Joe Biden to announce that hospitals are ready to give up about $155 billion over 10 years in government payments. The money could then be used to help pay for covering millions of uninsured.