North Carolina small businesses and other companies across the country have been struggling to obtain federal contracts because the government’s contracting officers favor companies that have long-standing working relationships with the government. Congress has developed a plan to fix that problem and is moving toward putting it in action.
Federal prosecutors have dropped a bid to seize the trademark owned by a Michigan-based motorcycle club that calls itself the “Devils Diciples,” but intellectual property challenges continue for the California-based Mongol Nation.
A super PAC that originally supported Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 2016 Republican presidential bid has spent $1 million in advertising for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson. In spite of his libertarian leanings and some testy exchanges in debates with former rival Donald Trump, Paul has said he will support the Republican nominee.
Americans have become accustomed to “friending” politicians online and tweeting them directly. But they should be cautious: Someone created a fake Facebook account using Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s name and image and used it to solicit money.
There were poignant eulogies, veterans in uniform, pilots who flew the missing man formation, gospel singers and bagpipes graveside at the funeral of a World War II flying ace. But nothing topped a simple and spontaneous act by a little boy who knew of Jerry O’Keefe but never met him.
The suspect was described as being in his mid-twenties, 5 feet 8 inches, slender, wearing a white hoodie, black jacket with white stripes, a red bandanna over his face, baggy camo pants and black and white shoes.