Fellow Cop: New Orleans Police Laughed After Burning Man’s Body

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans police officer was laughing after he burned the body of a man who had been gunned down by police in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, a fellow officer testified Thursday. The testimony came during the trial of officer Greg McRae and Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann, who are charged with burning the body […]

Tax Write-Offs For Charity Donations To Be Axed?

As the federal government looks to address the country’s looming $1.3 trillion budget deficit, lawmakers are looking at drastic budget cuts and other creative ways to reduce America’s debt. A surprising policy that may be on the chopping block? Tax deductions for charity donations. In their proposal released last week, Obama’s bipartisan budget committee suggested […]

Airports Consider GOP Rep’s Call To Ditch TSA

ATLANTA — In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Ditching TSA agents altogether. Federal law allows airports to opt for screeners from the private sector instead. The push is being led by a […]

Obama Helps Biden Cover Campaign Debts

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden’s effort to pay off campaign debt is getting a hand from his boss and former rival, President Barack Obama. The Federal Election Commission said Thursday that Obama for America, Obama’s presidential campaign with running mate Biden, can use leftover money to give Biden’s unsuccessful presidential primary campaign $138,000 to […]

HuffPost TV: WATCH: HuffPost’s Roy Sekoff On George Soros’ ‘Man Up’ Message To White House

HuffPost editor Roy Sekoff appeared on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” Thursday night to discuss Democratic philanthropist George Soros’ recent downbeat statements regarding President Barack Obama’s performance in the wake of the party’s midterm electoral defeats. “What he was upset about is the lack of fight,” Sekoff told host Ed Schultz. “What he’s saying is if […]