News Briefs

By Trevor Wallace
October 27, 2010

Global & National

Bipartisan agreement to be determined

An 18-member commission, 12 including six members from each party, will debate whether or not a bipartisan agreement is evident.
The agreement must deal with programs like Social Security and Medicare, which are entitlement programs that are rapidly increasing and also inadequate tax revenues.
The White House and Congress must also decide to continue the Bush-era tax rates and spending bills that are long overdue, which keep the government running.

Read the original story on | Wednesday Oct. 26, 2010

Conservatives push for control in Congress

The Democrats currently control of all three branches of government. If either the Senate or House of Representatives were to shift towards Republican control, many changes would occur. -- MCT

Conservative groups that are anonymously financed are shifting their campaign money around about 80 House races they run in order to push Congress’ control to the Republican side.

Millions of dollars are left to spend by some of the largest outside conservative groups for television advertisements, mail and phone calls regarding five Senate races.

Many liberal groups and unions are doing all they can to keep up with these larger conservatives by taking in last-minute donations but say they still remain overshadowed by the powerful Republican candidates.

Read the original story on | Wednesday Oct. 26, 2010

Foreclosures lifted for some mortgages

During the years between 2005 and 2007, mortgages were handed out to homeowners like meals at a soup kitchen.  After the market collapsed in 2009, many documents were misplaced. Now big lenders are being pitted against homeowners in a legal battle over their forelosures.

Big lenders once foreclosed homes but are now lifting them claiming the worst is behind them.

The argument being discussed in court deals with whether or not banks should be able to repossess homes based on misplaced and ill-documented paperwork.

A full investigation by federal officials who met in Washington said it would not be completed until the end of the year.

Read the original story on | Wednesday Oct. 26, 2010

NATO holds peace talks with Afghans

Recently there has been talk about ending the war in Afghanistan.

Meetings have taken place in Pakistan and Kabul with Taliban leaders and local Afghan officials in hopes of  reaching a mutual peace agreement.

To make sure that there will be no attack or arrests made by the NATO forces, the Taliban leaders will only meet in one place in Pakistan.

The Haqqani network, an independent insurgent group based in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has also participated in these face-to-face meetings. The group is known to be one of the most intimidating networks in Afghanistan.

Tensions are still high between the leaders and their governments because of the level of corruption, which has existed since the U.S. invasion.

Read the original story on | Wednesday Oct. 26, 201

Region & Campus

Runyan, Alder in tight race

Jon Runyan, candidate for the Republicans and John Adler, candidate for the Democrats, are now tied in the polls.

At Richard Stockton College, the two were in a heated debate. When it was all over, Runyan was up 40 percent to Adlers’ 37 percent. November 2nd will be the deciding factor for the two.

Read the original story on | Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010

Inmate sneaks out of jail

Twenty-two year old Kevin Turned, was in jail with 13 arrests and three open gun cases, escaped from jail on Friday, Oct. 20. Turner’s jail-free life was short-lived because the next day a friend and Turner got into a shootout with jewler William Glatz.

Turner planned on robbing the jewelry store clean when shots were fired and he and Glatz were pronounced dead. Police had no idea that Turner was even considered a missing inmate until 11 a.m on Friday morning.

Read the original story on | Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010

Author to speak during Cabrini Week

Wes Moore, Rhodes Scholar, combat veteran and White House Fellow will be speaking at Cabrini College during Spirit Week.

Moore will talk about his book, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name and Two Fates,” which all first-year Cabrini students were required to read.  It tells the story of two people growing up in Baltimore that lead different lives as adults.

Read the original story on | Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

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