The federal government continues to reach far beyond its constitutional parameters by proposing regulations to increase diversity in wealthy neighborhoods. Officials at the Department of Housing and Urban Development argue that a new rule entitled “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” would simply clarify obligations under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, but critics view it as another example of federal overreach.
Rupert Murdoch, the Australian-born chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, which owns the Fox News Channel, plans next week to ask the board of the corporation he heads to install his younger son, James, as chief executive. Murdoch also intends to have his older son, Lachlan, assume an operational role as Fox’s executive co-chairman, where he will work in collaboration with him and James.
EU Parliament stops vote on TTIP and UKIP leader Nigel Farage says Eurocrats in Brussels are “running scared” over mounting public opposition in Europe to controversial pseudo-free trade deal
Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden has just shared a document with both the New York Times and the non-profit news organization ProPublica, revealing that the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency’s (NSA) warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international Internet traffic for the stated purpose of searching for evidence of malicious computer hacking. Snowden has cited his source as classified NSA documents.
Proponents claimed the PATRIOT Act was passed to combat terrorism. But the FBI has used it to indict former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for banking law violations.