White House confirms death of ex-Taliban leader

The White House has confirmed that Mullah Mohammed Omar, the former leader of Taliban militant group in Afghanistan, is dead.

Israel clears the bench in Iran fight

Israel – in its desperation to kill the Iran nuclear conclusion – is exposing its often-denied influence over the U.S. political/media process. Israeli officials are even using football analogies to rally U.S. lawmakers while emptying the bench of friendly “experts” to mount a goal-line stand.

Kids count report: 22 percent of US children live in poverty

According to a report issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, twenty-two percent of all children in the United States live below the federal poverty line, significantly higher than during the height of the 2008-2009 economic crisis.

The US presidency for sale

The 2016 US presidential election will be the most expensive in history, costing an estimated $10 billion, when all spending by candidates, the Democratic and Republican parties, super PACs and other corporate lobbies and trade unions is arranged.