President Obama's signing of the JOBS Act gives him one more talking point with which to try and blunt the GOP's election-year charges that he's been bad for jobs. And those charges are unlikely to be diminished by his signing legislation for which Republicans claim credit.
Rick Santorum met privately with a group of conservative leaders on Thursday to discuss the road ahead for Santorum's Republican presidential campaign. The meeting came as polls tighten in Santorum's home state of Pennsylvania, which holds its primary on April 24.
Between 6 and 7 of every 10 copies of national and metro papers sold in Australia are owned by News Ltd., News Corp.'s Australian newspaper arm. There is pride in the global success of a local boy, but cynicism, too.
Hotel tycoons J.W. and Richard Marriott have each donated $750,000 to the superPAC supporting Mitt Romney. The Romney and Marriott families share their Mormon faith — and a friendship that dates back a generation.
The Trayvon Martin case became a national story only after the family's attorney, Benjamin Crump, launched a campaign to draw the attention of the media and civil rights activists. It's proved a tried-and-true strategy for the prominent Florida attorney.
Members of Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party — the political arm of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood — are in Washington this week on the group's first official U.S. visit. Robert Siegel speaks with Egyptian parliamentarian Abdul Mawgoud Rageh Dardery, a member of the delegation, about the visit and the Muslim Brotherhood's growing power in Egypt.
Earlier this week the American Civil Liberties Union revealed information it obtained from a FOIA request to local police departments across the country about how police track and tap cell phones, often without warrants. Also contained in the release is information that cell carriers make money by charging law enforcement for that information. Robert Siegel speaks with Andy Greenberg of Forbes who has looked into fees.
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