Politics Timeline

Controversial Bus Ads In San Francisco Spark Backlash

controversial bus ads

A controversial bus ad campaign in San Francisco prompt backlash. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) sponsored the bus ads which feature an Osama bin Laden and terroristic images. One of the campaign ads on Muni buses show the twin towers burning in the background. The San Francisco bus ads include the tagline, “That’s his… Read more »

Bloomberg ‘Confident’ NYC Soda Ban Will Win Appeal

Bloomberg Confident Ban Win Appeal

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is “confident” that the NYC soda ban will go on even though a judge dismissed the law on Monday. Bloomberg criticized the judge’s last-minute decision and vowed that the city will appeal the decision. The ruling was made by State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling in Manhattan. Milton ruled the regulation was… Read more »

Maine Town Unanimously Rejects Mandatory Gun Ownership

Maine Town Mandatory Gun Ownership

A Maine town has rejected mandatory gun ownership by a unanimous vote. The town, Byron, saw all voters reject the proposal, which would have required every household to own a firearm and ammunition. More than 60 residents of the small town packed themselves into the even tinier Coos Canyon Schoolhouse. They voted quickly to make… Read more »

Obama Signs Updated Violence Against Women Act


President Barack Obama signed into law today expanded protections for students on college campuses, Native American women, and LGBT victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act after a year of a partisan paralysis. The reauthorized Violence Against Woman Act offers stronger protections against stalking and dating violence. It… Read more »

Agriculture Department Email Leaked, Motives Behind Sequester Cuts Questioned

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An Agriculture Department email has added fuel to the sequester cuts debate. The leaked email from the Obama administration is drawing backlash for infusing politics into the way federal budget cuts are managed. The leaked Agriculture Department email first began circulating through Capitol Hill offices on Monday. The sequester cuts online communication was reportedly sent… Read more »