Shaphan Marwah

Report warns U.S. prisons overcrowded

Posted 9:21 p.m. April 15 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Prisons nationwide are overcrowded, and it is getting worse, according to a prison report released last week that shows a record increase of federal inmates last year. The Bureau of Justice Statistics, which releases findings about prison populations twice a year, […]

Protest for Palestine coincides with IMF event

Posted 3:53 p.m. April 22 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – No violence was reported last weekend as college students from universities across the country joined a crowd of 75,000 protestors in Washington, D.C., to protest the Bush administration’s support of Israel and to show solidarity with Palestinians. The protestors gathered at […]

AIPAC conference draws protestors

Posted 4:23 p.m. April 24 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON- The debate over Israeli action in the West Bank intensified Monday afternoon into the evening as leading Palestinian and human rights organizations held a press conference before former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the 4th annual American Israel Public Affairs […]

Identity theft ‘fastest growing white collar crime’ says FBI

Posted 8:24 p.m. Jan. 22 By Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Criminals are using student identification cards to steal identities and rack up large bills, but some students say they are unaware of the problem. Federal government reports estimate that there were between 500,000 and 700,000 incidents of identity theft nationwide in […]

Journalist still missing; Pakistani president’s visit looms

Posted 10:50 a.m. Feb. 11 By Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – With less than a week until his official visit to Washington, Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf is under intense pressure to orchestrate the rescue of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped last month. The kidnappers, calling themselves the “National […]

Senate to continue hashing out Shays-Meehan; edits expected

Posted 8:58 p.m. Feb. 25 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate will reconvene this week to continue debate of the Shays-Meehan campaign finance reform bill that would ban “soft money” political contributions. The Shays-Meehan bill passed the House on Feb. 14. The bill restricts television campaign ads funded by […]

Amnesty International, others criticize U.S. human rights report

Posted 3:21 p.m. March 11 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – China and Russia lead the world in human rights violations, according to the State Department’s Human Rights Report for 2001. The annual report was released last week, amid allegations of bias and favoritism toward U.S. allies. “The worldwide promotion of human […]

President, Congress debate tax cuts

Posted 11:09 a.m. Feb 4 By Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush’s federal tax cuts came under attack in Congress last week, following the Congressional Budget Office’s report that the expected surplus had fallen $4 trillion to $1.6 trillion for the next decade. Debate focused on whether or not […]

High Court to clarify 11th Amendment rights of states

Posted 10:07 a.m. March 5 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – States’ 11th Amendment right to immunity in federal court came under attack last week in a Supreme Court case involving a professor who was accused falsely of sexually harassing a student in 1997. Opening arguments were heard Feb. 25 in the […]

Shays-Meehan free speech restrictions debated

Posted 5:31 p.m. April 3 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON- Soon after President George W. Bush signed the Shays-Meehan campaign finance legislation into law last week, Republicans criticized it as an unconstitutional limit on free speech-a charge Bush has indicated he at least partially agrees with. The debate centers on a portion […]