“I am not going to back off the sequestration,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told Politico, warning that Senate Democrats will allow the automatic defense cuts agreed upon in last summer’s debt deal to go into effect unless Republicans are willing to compromise on revenues.
Senate Democrats are gearing up for a fight over the Paycheck Fairness Act, an update to the Equal Pay Act which passed into law nearly half a century ago. The debate over the measure will likely put more pressure on Republicans, who have already been labeled instigators in an ongoing legislative war on women.
New reports reveal George Zimmerman’s close connection to the Sanford police department. Zimmerman went on patrol rides with police officers, went to police department picnics, and even went back to the police station three days after he killed Trayvon Martin and wandered around unaccompanied.
Congress will be investigating Facebook’s initial public offering (IPO) to see whether any investors received insider tips before the stock officially opened.
Missouri has become the first state to start using the drug propofol — an untested anesthetic that caused the overdose death of pop star Michael Jackson — as the primary drug for its executions. This marks a switch from the traditional three-drug cocktail, which contains an imported drug that has become difficult to obtain in the U.S. in recent years.
Despite conservative outrage over Elizabeth Warren’s claimed ties to Cherokee nation, voters in Massachusetts don’t seem to care all that much. A new Suffolk University poll shows Warren trailing Senator Scott Brown (R) by just one point, an eight point shift in her favor since February.