Mark Anthony Lee

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U.S. Likely To Hit Debt Ceiling Sooner Than Believed

The country's next fiscal crisis will come sooner than advertised.<p>Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warning that the country would likely exhaust the extraordinary measures used to stay beneath the debt limit by late February. In a …

Australia blasts Snowden over 'treachery'

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has accused Edward Snowden of "unprecedented treachery" for his leaks about secret government surveillance.<p>Documents provided by the former National Security Agency analyst, which alleged Australia bugged the phone of the Indonesian president, have …

FBI questions Hoboken mayor's aides over alleged Sandy relief funds threat: sources

FBI agents have begun questioning witnesses in the investigation into whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's aides threatened to cut off Hurricane Sandy relief money to Hoboken unless the city's mayor backed a billion-dollar development project, three sources with direct knowledge of the probe …

U.S. brings fraud charges against firm that vetted Snowden

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department accused United States Investigations Services (USIS), the largest private provider of security checks for the government, of bilking millions of dollars through improper background verifications.<p>Fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden's new …

A Different Kind Of Catholicism Grows In Latino Communities

In the Saint Anthony of Padua Church in the Bronx, Wednesday night is prayer meeting night.<p>Fifty people gather in the spare assembly room for a ceremony that looks very different from a Catholic Sunday Mass.<p>For one thing, the service is led by a woman rather than a male priest. She preaches …

Warren goes conservative with cash

Elizabeth Warren swooped into the Senate in 2012 as a progressive superstar, but now in office she’s taking a conservative approach to how she helps the next generation of Democratic hopefuls.<p>Warren hasn’t tapped into her deep fundraising network of liberal activists, female donors and women’s …

The FBI Is Interviewing People in the Chris Christie Scandal Subplot

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to multiple reports, the FBI questioned aides to Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who confirmed …

DOJ accuses firm that vetted Snowden of faking 665,000 background checks

As Edward Snowden prepares to defend himself in a worldwide webinar Thursday, the Justice Department is accusing the private contractor that vetted him and thousands of other intelligence workers of bilking U.S. taxpayers out of tens of millions of dollars by conducting phony background …