Yannin Olvera

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Every Step the President Takes

Obama's Speeches Already Costing Over $1.3 Million<p><b>It's headlines like these</b> that really focus on the real problems we have here in the United States. The question boils down to this: Should the President of the United States ever move? If he does, should he be allowed to decide to do so on his own, …

Caroline Kennedy Through the Years (Photos)

First Daughter<p>From a White House childhood to a nomination for ambassador, a look at a first daughter’s life in public.<p>07.26.13 4:45 AM ET

A threat Israel must listen to

New European Union guidelines over the West Bank could force Netanyahu to the table — and lead to real talks<p>Remember when the U.S. used to call itself “the honest broker” in the Middle East, conjuring the image of blind justice holding scales between the Palestinians and the Israelis? You do not …

6 ways Congress may reform NSA snooping

The Amash amendment’s narrow defeat shows there’s still broad support to overhaul the agency’s surveillance program<p>Although the House defeated a measure that would have defunded the bulk phone metadata collection program, the narrow 205-217 vote showed that there is significant support in Congress …

Are the Feds Asking Tech Companies for User Passwords?

The secrecy surrounding the tactic, alleged by CNET sources, is as alarming as the potential abuses.<p>Over at CNET, Declan McCullagh reports on yet another way that the surveillance state is threatening our privacy. "The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored …

Chinese Policymakers Are Being Sent To A Mao Bootcamp Where They're Being Re-educated With Communist Party Ideals

In the time since, China has been pushing economic reforms along, surprising many. But on the political front, reforms have barely materialized.<p>We have seen a reorganization of some departments, and a crackdown on corruption, but liberalization in the top tiers of the Communist Party seems unlikely.<p>…

Republicans Work To Turn "War On Women" Attack Back On Democrats

Could "Carlos Danger" undermine the Democrats' message with women? The RNC is trying to make sure he does.<p>WASHINGTON — Republicans are hoping the latest picture of Anthony Weiner's genitals — along with his confession this week that he continued his online sex chat habit well after he was first …

What's his cover story? Anthony Weiner faces trial by New York tabloids

Concerns for the man's psychological health aside, the coincidence of Anthony Weiner's indiscretions happening in the one media market on earth that …

This Anti-Beer, Pro-Marijuana Ad Will Run During A NASCAR Race

Beer-loving NASCAR fans are in for quite the surprise when they enter the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 this weekend.<p>A pro-marijuana legalization ad — laced with anti-beer and alcohol messaging — will play 72 times over three days on a huge screen by the race's entrance gates, …

Public Support For The Government's Surveillance Programs Depends On How You Word The Question

For most of the American public, though, approval of these programs depends on how pollsters describe them and their purposes.<p>In a new poll out Friday, the Pew Research Center measured people's responses to different versions of descriptions of the programs. What they found, overall, was that 50% …

Christine Lagarde's Advice To Women: Grit Your Teeth And Smile

“Every day, you have to prove yourself and convince — move forward and challenge yourself. And doubt all the time,” says Christine Lagarde, recently named by Forbes as the 7th Most Powerful Woman In The World.<p>Appointed Managing Director of the IMF in 2011, the french-born Lagarde is not just one of …

The United State's Most Powerful Women

More powerful women live and work in the United States than any other country. But how do American women stack up against each other?

Bradley Manning's 'sole purpose was to make a difference', lawyer insists

The lawyer representing the WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning has asked the judge presiding over the soldier's court martial to decide between two …

Ariel Castro Pleads Guilty and Gets Life Without Parole, Plus 1,000 Years

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ariel Castro, who is facing 977 criminal charges related to the kidnapping of three women in the …