President Barack Obama, at one point wiping tears from his cheek, unveiled his plan Tuesday to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.
Thousands of people are falling for a scam that says the Obama administration program will help pay utility bills in the midst of a scorching summer. Here's how it works: Victims typically receive an automated phone call informing them of the nonexistent utility program that will supposedly pay up to $1,000. There have also been reports of the hoax spreading by text message, flyers left at homes and even personal visits. Victims are told that all they have to do is provide their personal information. In exchange, they are given a bank routing number and checking account number to provide their utility company when making a payment.are
Some Black Democrats and independents in Mississippi are planning to vote for incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran in the upcoming general elections to block tea party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel from the available seat.