U.S. House Speaker John Boehner rarely casts floor votes, following his office’s tradition. When the Ohio Republican has voted this year, Arizona Democrat Ron Barber sided with him more often than not, while Republican Walter Jones of North Carolina usually didn’t.
Imagine if Congress mandated that an arbitrary number of jail cells be filled with prisoners -- regardless of the crime rate. Authorities would be required to incarcerate people, no matter the circumstances or the affront to human rights. That’s basically the state of immigration detention in the U.S.
R. Allen Stanford, standing trial on allegations he led a $7 billion investment fraud, appeared in an October 2008 video shown to jurors in which he decried “damn greed” on Wall Street as the financial crisis deepened.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke opened the door to a delay in reducing the central bank’s bond buying program, saying it will depend on data that economists say are falling short of the Fed’s own forecasts.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc asked a U.K. judge to block a $100 million lawsuit filed by Highland Capital Management LP in Texas that accuses the lender of fraud and unjust enrichment over a failed collateralized-debt obligation.
A Johnson & Johnson unit knew its antibiotic Levaquin increased the risk of tendon damage in the elderly and failed to properly warn patients or doctors, a lawyer said today at the start of a trial in Minnesota.