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Obama’s executive orders

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Handcuffed by an obstructionist Congress, and within three years of the end of his second and final term, President Barack Obama tested a new way of governing. The possibilities of adopting draft laws, as was health care reform in 2010, are minimal. The alternative is for the president to rule by decree. Calls executive orders […]

President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry for Secretary of State

U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Senator John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.   The president said Senator Kerry’s entire life prepared him for the role, and praised him for the “respect and confidence” he has earned from world leaders. Kerry ran as Democratic presidential candidate in 2004 and […]

Pentagon to release $700 million to Pakistan

In a bid to normalize support for the Pakistani military, the Pentagon would reimburse nearly $700 million to the South Asian country, a US paper reported.   ‘The Pentagon quietly notified Congress this month that it would reimburse Pakistan nearly $700 million for the cost of stationing 140,000 troops on the border with Afghanistan, an […]

Militant safe heavens in Pakistan greatest obstacles in Afghanistan’s stability

A Pentagon report has said Pakistan was persistently undermining security in Afghanistan with the existence of militant sanctuaries in the border area.   The Pentagon report delivered to Congress said that the 68,000 US troops in Afghanistan and their allies had succeeded in preventing militant advancement while limiting civilian death ratio.   However, it said […]

General Allen too under probe for inappropriate e-mails

In what appeared to be another twist in the scandalizing saga, the Pentagon said on Tuesday that the top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with a woman.   According to the reports, General John Allen is under investigation for inappropriate emails to Jill Kelley, the woman […]

US Senators urge Obama administration for release funds to Pakistan

US Senators have urged Obama administration to release funds to Pakistan that have been held up for months after Islamabad resumed land routes for NATO forces battling in Afghanistan. The situation has become much comfortable after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had given expression of apology to Islamabad over the Salala check-post attack that […]

Reddit behind protests against SOPA, PIPA and CISPA, Ohanian the main character – Part 1

Reddit, the online web link sharing company, has slowly and gradually become the internet giant of late. Its power became obvious from its recent actions that forced the US Congress to back off from the anti-privacy and so-called anti-piracy acts earlier this year. When Congressman Lamar Smith authored the Stop Online Piracy Act to be […]

Reddit behind protests against SOPA, PIPA and CISPA, Ohanian the main character – Part 2

Reddit offered a blackout of the website in Los Angeles and DC, but other users of the website had the same solution for other regions of the world. The result was a complete blackout of the site on January 18. Wikipedia and Mozilla followed quickly and brought their services offline to encourage the protest. Google […]

US working to resume NATO supplies: Victoria Nuland

The United States continued to work with Pakistan on restoring the NATO supplies for allied forces battling in Afghanistan, saying it is not mulling to link invitation to Islamabad for Chicago summit with resumption of supply-line. US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland while briefing the media said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke very […]

Story behind big organization with big spending on lobbying – Part 2

  Government recently tabled CISPA in the Congress to revamp the anti-terrorism measures in the country. According to the act, all online social networking websites and businesses will be bound to provide the government agencies with information that has the potential of terrorism. Google and Facebook are trying to lobby with the Congress officials and […]

Story behind big organization with big spending on lobbying – Part 1

Corporate spending these days is more inclined toward lobbying than marketing and sales. Big companies like to spend on lobbying with government officials, and in some cases government organizations, for some kind of quid pro quo deal, where a future legislation or act would change the trend of business. This way the corporate entity, and […]

State Department submits International Narcotics Control Strategy Report before Congress

State Department submits International Narcotics Control Strategy Report before Congress Washington: (Thursday, March 08, 2012) The United States Department of States has submitted the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) to Congress. In its annual report, the INCSR usually reviews the conditions in major illicit drug producing countries to monitor the use of precursor chemicals […]


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