Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Anti-tax protesters staged a large rally on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to air their grievances against the Internal Revenue Service and what speakers described as an intrusive, overweening federal government.
New Jersey school officials have threatened a 12-year-old hearing-impaired girl to stop using sign language to communicate on the schoolbus or face a 3-day suspension, the girl's parents told ABC News.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis tore into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's kitchen cabinet Tuesday, blaming racism and "rich white people" for why the city's schools are in a fiscal crisis, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The American Medical Associated opened the door for mandatory insurance treatment for tens of millions of overweight Americans with a Tuesday vote to define obesity as a disease.
The Senate immigration bill will be good for the U.S. economy as a whole, but for individual workers the picture is not as good — in fact, unemployment will rise slightly and average wages will drop over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office's analysis Monday.
The organizers of Michael Bloomberg's gun control group has issued an apology for naming Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a victim of gun violence during a demonstration in Concord, N.H., on Tuesday.
Senators said Wednesday they don't want to be involved in certifying whether the border is secure, saying that putting that question before a political body could keep illegal immigrants from being legalized.
Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court attempted to settle the abortion debate once and for all, anxious activists on both sides of the homosexual-marriage debate are waiting with bated breath for high court rulings some hope will settle the future of marriage.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced her support for gay marriage on Wednesday — the third Republican in the Senate to do so.
Talk about a blind justice system. The latest New York City Council push is for police to shut their eyes to a suspect's gender, race, age and disability, out of concern that such descriptions constitute unfair profiling.
The Obama administration has reportedly tried to enlist the NBA in helping it sell Obamacare to the American people.
Yes, there should be an orderly and fair-minded pathway to legal status, but unless the border can be secured so that America has a chance to breathe and stabilize itself, the only action that should be taken at this time is enforcement of existing law. We do not need yet another massive wave of illegal immigrants.
The U.S. Naval Academy has charged three Navy football players with sexually assaulting a female midshipman more than a year ago.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says America's entitlement programs are growing at an alarming rate, pay out more than they take in and will doom future generations as they squeeze out funding in areas like infrastructure, defense and education.
When Lucinda Sweazey's family immigrated from Canada in 1999, it took seven years and an estimated $45,000 in fees to secure permanent resident status in the U.S. Ms. Sweazey and other legal immigrants are voicing concerns that providing amnesty for those who arrived illegally will only encourage more of the same.