President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad's regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah. Read The Full Story
Today is the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution — and that means it is also Constitution Day. What’s Constitution Day, you ask? It’s a congressionally mandated moment in which schools — from kindergarten through college — must focus in some fashion on the country’s founding document. The law, which passed in 2004, requires all schools that get federal funding to offer an “educational program” on the Constitution, but doesn’t define what that is. Read the Full Story
Goldman Sachs has a contract to purchase two office buildings near Nashville International Airport, the Nashville Business Journal has learned.
The global investment banking firm is buying the Highland Ridge I and II office buildings on Marriott Drive off Briley Parkway, according to multiple real estate sources.
The buildings total 341,000 square feet on about 16 acres. Both are eight-story buildings. Read The Full Story
The Eighth Circuit has handed down an important first amendment ruling in favor of Brain Johnson who was prevented from passing out Bibles at the Twin Cities Pride Festivals. United States District Court Judge Michael Davis had ruled last year that the Minneapolis Park Board could prevent him from passing out the Bibles so long as they gave him a place to do so. It was a troubling ruling because of the relative lack of support for the claim of the festival. The Eighth Circuit, with one dissent, reversed Davis’ ruling. The case is Johnson v. Minneapolis Park & Rec. Bd., No. 12-2419, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 18831. Read The Full Story