Government

Virgin Islands Senator Indicted for Multiple Types of Fraud

On November 8, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of the Virgin Islands announced that Senator Alvin Williams, Jr. was indicted for working with others to engage in
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Baylor University Medical Center to Pay over $900,000

On November 27, 2012, the Department of Justice announced that Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Health Care System, and HealthTexas Provider Network agreed to pay the federal government $907,355 for
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Called Out: Michelle Obama Confronts Gay-Rights Heckler at Fundraiser

    Called Out: Michelle Obama Confronts Gay-Rights Heckler at Fundraiser
A pro-gay rights audience member heckled and shouted at Michelle Obama last night regarding an executive order to prohibit sex discrimination as the first lady was speaking at a Democratic
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Obama Health Care Plan

A Summary of the Obama Health Care PlanPresident Obama passed the bill that led to the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which many politicians simply refer to
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Deficit

What Is the Government Deficit?A deficit is the difference between a reference amount and the actual sum of money. In
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The “Fiscal Cliff” will Certainly Affect States’ Budgets

The fiscal cliff is the expiration of federal tax provisions and implementation of spending cuts scheduled for January 2013.  If
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French Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Same-sex marriage in France is now one step closer to legality, as lawmakers in the lower house of parliament approved
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Jobless Benefits May be Cut by 10%

  Forced federal budget cuts initiated by Congress could cost the jobless up to 10% in their unemployment benefits. This
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Throng of Hundreds of Thousands March in Puerto Rico against Gay Rights

  Roughly 200,000 religious Christians marched to voice their anti-gay sentiment in Puerto Rico on Monday afternoon. The march is
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German Chancellor Gives-in to Conservatives on the Issue of Gay Rights

  German chancellor Angela Merkel has decided not to endorse an expansion of gay rights, even as many members of her Christian Democratic party are willing to embrace change.   
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