Dec 12, 2013, 7:40 pm EST
Perhaps Congress is saving its best for last.
With time ticking down on this year’s session, the House passed a two-year budget deal with bipartisan support today. The measure was approved by a vote of 332-94, with 169 Republicans and 163 Democrats supporting it.
The deal was crafted by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash. Read
Dec 11, 2013, 2:19 pm EST
In a recent ruling, India’s Supreme Court banned gay sex by overturning a ruling from a lower court.
The Delhi High Court ruled in 2009 that a law that made gay sex punishable with up to 10 years in prison didn’t apply to consenting adults. However, India’s Supreme Court ruled that the Delhi High Court had no right to change the law. This means that the law, Section 377, is now back in full effect, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Here is a section of the ruling posted by the WSJ. Read
Dec 11, 2013, 11:15 am EST
It seems no one is immune for the temptation to tweet.
The nation’s forty-first president, George H.W. Bush, who left office in January 1993, just as the Internet was gaining widespread public notice, sent out his very first tweet on Tuesday, CNN has confirmed.
Now 89 years old, and reportedly in poor health, the former leader of the free world and father of the forty-third president of the United States, took to Twitter (TWTR) at @GeorgeHWBush to honor the late South African leader Nelson Mandela, who died this week at the age of 95. Read
Dec 11, 2013, 10:21 am EST
President Barack Obama was caught taking a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service on Tuesday.
President Obama was photographed as he squeezed in for a selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the service being held in South Africa. First Lady Michelle Obama didn’t take part in the selfie and is instead seen looking away from the group, reports The Christian Science Monitor.
The photo of Obama’s selfie made its way around the web and was met with criticism. Read
Dec 10, 2013, 1:12 pm EST
Florida Republican Alan Grayson was taken for about $18 million in an investment scheme concocted by William Dean Chapman.
The congressman was one of over 100 victims who were fooled by Chapman’s trade stock scheme, according to The Washington Times. The con man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for taking control of his clients’ stocks and selling them without paying them back. Chapman used the money to build a life of luxury for himself including a Lamborghini, a Ferrari and a $3 million house.
New York-native Alan Grayson is a defender of Democratic Party principles and partisan attacker of Republican views. Read
Dec 10, 2013, 11:56 am EST
Technology giants are participating in this year’s Computer Science Education Week, promoting an “Hour of Code” to help young people learn the basics of computer programing.
Run by the Computing in the Core advocacy group and Code.org, more than 29,000 events in 160 countries are planned for this week, eWeek notes.
Here are four things to know about the “Hour of Code” campaign: Read