Sam Knapp

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Gay marriage issue entangles Corbett

Defending a divisive gay marriage ban is probably not the fight Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett would have chosen 15 months ahead of an election he’s widely expected to lose. A majority of Pennsylvanians now support same-sex marriage, a dramatic shift from just a few years ago.<p>But the issue has been …

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Barack Obama: US 'won't retreat from the world'

The US will not stop "standing up for human rights and dignity for people wherever they live", nor shy away from combating terrorism, says President Obama.<p>President Barack Obama says security threats will never lead the <b>US</b> to retreat from the world and that Americans "don't get terrorized."<p><b>Mr …

Obama MIA on military sex assault?

President Barack Obama has no problem forcing changes at the Pentagon.<p>In five years, he’s drawn down the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” and given a green light to allow women to fight alongside men in combat.<p>But when it comes to the next big battle at the Defense …

U.S. Prisons Are a Mess. Congress May Actually Do Something About It.

Pris­ons in the United States are something of a dis­aster — both in terms of justice and the budget.<p>Some back­ground:<p>Roughly 1,000 Cali­for­nia …

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Friends of the Tsarnaev Brothers Indicted by Grand Jury

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two friends of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been indicted by a federal grand jury …

Russia ‘Disappointed’ With Canceled Talks

Ft. Hood Shooter Can Still Represent Self, Rules Judge

Major Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist on trial for killing 13 people during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, will be permitted to continue to …

Software is evolving out of the tar pits of consolidation

<i>This is a guest post by investor Brian Jacobs.</i><p>In the last decade, business software startups have struggled to avoid the death grip of the software mega-giants: Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and SAP. These behemoths won the evolutionary competition of corporate software by exploiting the limitations of …

FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep inside companies' internal networks to facilitate surveillance efforts.<p>FBI officials have been sparring with carriers, a process that has on occasion included threats of contempt of …