Sequestration Could Put Nearly One Million Defense Employees on Furlough | The Rise and Fall of Jesse Jackson, Jr. | Hagel Scuttlebutt: The Origin of a Pesky Hagel Rumor on the Hill | Should the U.S. Resume Diplomatic Relations with Iran?
If you're a civilian employee working for the Defense Department, you've been put on notice. The sequester is very real and it's extremely likely you are gonna feel the effects of it soon. About 800,000 employees received notification that a furlough could be on the way. J. David Cox is the president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union of federal employees.
Elected to Congress in 1995, Jesse Jackson Jr. served Illinois's second district for seventeen years until his resignation last November. Chicago-based political consultant Delmarie Cobb worked for both Jesse Jackson Jr. and Jesse Jackson Sr. in the 1980s and 1990s.
Anything can happen. That's the essential spark that makes life — surprising. We've been asking you for your stories about your near death experiences. Cindy in Portland shared the story about a close call on the way to work. Kyle in Brooklyn encountered a bear while camping. And Aaron fell asleep behind the wheel while working several jobs. Those are just a few of the close calls you shared with us.
President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, has been a tough spot in recent weeks. Politically, his nomination has held up, but his performance in his testimony was received with less than stellar reviews. In addition, rumors have spread that he gave a speech to a group called "Friends of Hamas." But the claim is exactly that — a rumor.
Of all foreign threats, none may be as troublesome to the security of the United States as Iran. But with diplomatic relations between the two countries stalled, former Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns discusses how the Obama administration should approach the government in Tehran.
It was 1954 and Dr. Fredric Wertham was testifying before Congress. "Are there any bad effects of comic books? I may say here on this subject there is practically no controversy," he said. "Anybody who has studied them and seen them knows that some of them have bad effects."