"History is written by the winners. The books say the Indians were bad guys and the whites just needed a little land. It's like, Excuse me, let me take your car. I'm discovering it. I'm putting my flag on your windshield."
—Mario Van Peebles
- Congress Renews Ban On X-Ray-Evading Plastic Guns Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:07:00 -0500
- But Republicans blocked a measure that would have strengthened the restrictions on the firearms that can skirt airport detectors.
- Ethics Panel Hands Down Holiday Gift Rules — In Rhyme Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:32:00 -0500
- With stern and often complex limits on accepting gifts, the House Ethics Committee sends out a guidance memo each holiday season. This year's version has seven pages of Capitol Hill holiday gift rules — and one page of advice in the form of a poem.
- Senate GOP Could Taste Sweet Revenge In Supreme Court Case Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:42:00 -0500
- If the Obama administration winds up losing a Supreme Court case challenging President Obama's recess appointments, the Senate back story could make the win especially gratifying for Republicans.
- Government Sells Last Shares In GM, Loses $10 Billion Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:19:00 -0500
- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced the government lost $10.7 billion on the deal but saved an estimated 1.5 million jobs in the industry.
- 18 LA Sheriff's Deputies Indicted In Sweeping Jail Probe Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:44:00 -0500
- Federal prosecutors have charged current and former deputies with unjustified beatings of inmates, unjustified detentions and obstruction of justice.
- Newtown Calls For 'Acts Of Kindness' On Shooting Anniversary Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:47:00 -0500
- Relatives of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School say they will light candles in memory of the victims.
- L.A. Sheriff's Deputies Indicted On Corruption, Civil Rights Abuses Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:15:00 -0500
- On Monday, federal prosecutors announced indictments against 18 current and former deputies of the L.A. Sheriff's department for corruption and civil rights abuses inside the nation's largest municipal jail system.
- Illegal Wreath 'Tippers' Look For Some Under-The-Table Green Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:33:00 -0500
- Wreaths are made from greens collected by "tippers," who snip about 14 or 15 inches off the limbs of fir trees. But Christmas wreaths are valuable enough to attract tree poachers, who cut limbs and even whole trees on private land. That means the wreath on your front door could contain stolen goods.
- Congress Tries To Craft Budget Deal Before Holiday Break Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:29:01 -0500
- The Senate is back from vacation and trying to get a budget deal completed. The House plans to leave town for the year at the end of the week, which means the heat is on to settle on spending levels for 2014 and 2015. Democrats would also like to insert money for extended unemployment benefits, which expire at the end of December. If nothing else, negotiators want to agree on a "topline" spending amount to avoid another government shutdown when the current stopgap spending measure expires Jan. 15.
- Common Core Standards Could Knock As, Bs And Cs Off Report Cards Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:29:00 -0500
- When it comes to report cards, most people think of grades like A, B, C or maybe F. But more and more parents around the country are seeing their kids come home with grades like E, M, IP or LP. It's part of a growing trend to make grades more reflective of the specific skills students have actually mastered, and its getting a boost from the move to Common Core standards.
- New American Airlines CEO Says Company Will Be Stronger Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:29:00 -0500
- Audie Cornish talks with Doug Parker, CEO of the newly formed American Airlines Group. As of Monday, it's the largest airline in the world. It came about through the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. Parker worked more than two years for the merger to finally be completed.
- Supersized Cartoon Library Welcomes 'All Geeks And Dorks' Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:29:00 -0500
- At a new library and museum in Ohio, Superman, the Yellow Kid and Calvin and Hobbes all live together. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum houses millions of pages of material, from political cartoons to the most iconic issues of superhero comic books.
- To Curb Costs, New California Health Plans Trim Care Choices Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:29:00 -0500
- Insurers are holding down prices by including fewer doctors and hospitals in their health plans. Consumers may save money, but at the cost of more restrictions on where they can get medical care that is covered.
- Violence In PG-13 Movies Comes With Plenty Of Sex And Booze Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:45:00 -0500
- Watching violent movies makes teenagers more aggressive, and that violence is almost always associated with sex, drinking and smoking. Violent characters in PG-13 movies are as likely to indulge in violent activities as those in R-rated flicks.
- The Secret's Out: Obama Acknowledges Existence Of Area 51 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:49:00 -0500
- Conspiracy theorists have been obsessed with the secret Nevada military base for decades, claming that the U.S. government is holding aliens and crashed UFOs there.