Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Jihadists cheer, suggest responsibility for Navy Yard shooting that killed 13

Several online jihadists suggested Islamists were behind the deadly shooting at the Navy Yard as federal and local police investigated the motive behind the attack.
By Bill Gertz

Navy Secretary Mabus, after visiting hospitalized victims, says service suffered ‘horrific blow’

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the service is reeling from the mass shooting earlier this morning.
By Philip Swarts and Nathan Porter

Obama: Navy Yard shooting ‘cowardly’

President Obama said the shooting deaths at the Washington Navy Yard Monday were a tragedy and the victims were “patriots.”
By Dave Boyer

‘Lucky he was a bad shot’: Eyewitness’ haunting encounter with Navy Yard gunman

Terrie Durham and Todd Brundidge, both executive assistants in Building 197, said they were shuffling people out of the exit on their floor when the shooter walked into the hall and ...
By Meredith Somers

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Emails show IRS’ Lois Lerner specifically targeted tea party

Newly released emails show that Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS scandal over special scrutiny of conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status, specifically targeted ...
By Stephen Dinan

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Obama vows fight on voting rights

President Obama told a gathering of civil rights leaders at the White House on Monday that his administration is committed to restoring legal protections for minority voting, and a Florida ...
By Dave Boyer

Govt. pays millions in benefits to dead farmers

The federal government is still paying out millions of dollars a year in subsidies to dead farmers, according to a new government audit released Monday that said the Agriculture Department doesn't ...
By Stephen Dinan

White House: Illegal immigrants key to rural economy

The White House warned Monday that U.S. farmers could experience a shortage of workers if the administration were to begin enforcing immigration laws, and President Obama made another push to ...
By Stephen Dinan

Amid Mideast revolt, a chance for Israeli-Palestinian peace

As Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met at a State Department dinner Monday night for their first direct talks in more than three years, some in Washington's foreign policy community said ...
By Guy Taylor

Keystone pipeline supporters slam Obama's skeptical comments on economic impact

TransCanada, the company proposing the 1,600-mile Keystone XL pipeline, and officials in the U.S. and Canada reacted furiously Monday to skeptical comments from President Obama on the economic ...
By Ben Wolfgang and Dave Boyer

Ron Paul: House leadership voted for "police state"

Former Rep. Ron Paul says that even had an amendment to defund some of the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency (NSA) had passed last week in the U.S. House of Representatives, it ...
By David Sherfinski

Economy hums along, proves taxing and spending prognosticators wrong

The U.S. economy has fared better than expected this year after widespread fears that $85 billion of automatic spending cuts and sharp increases in taxes imposed at the beginning of the year would ...
By Patrice Hill

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sen. Cruz: Defund Obamacare before Americans become ‘addicted’ to subsidies

DENVER — Sen. Ted Cruz urged conservatives Saturday to join a petition drive to defund Obamacare, calling it their last chance to stop the national health-care plan before its implementation in ...
By Valerie Richardson

Treasury's Jack Lew warns against brinkmanship over debt ceiling

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Sunday called on Congress to "do its job" and avoid what could be a bruising budgetary standoff this fall, arguing Washington cannot afford a repeat of the type of ...
By Tom Howell Jr.

Total Recall: Scientists implant memories in mice

False memories of events that never happened have been implanted into the brains of mice in research that could pave the way for memory implant technology like that seen in the movie Total Recall.
By Shaun Waterman

Gay immigrant partners to get equal treatment in applying for visas

Both the Obama administration and the GOP have pivoted swiftly on key regulatory and legal issues in the wake of last month's Supreme Court decision on gay marriage that invalidated a key portion ...
By David Sherfinski

Anthony Weiner under pressure to drop out as campaign manager quits

Embattled candidate Anthony D. Weiner faced mounting pressure Sunday to reconsider his mayoral ambitions in New York City after he confessed last week to swapping illicit messages and photos with ...
By Tom Howell Jr.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Justice Dept. to press Texas on voting rights, despite ruling by Supreme Court

The Obama administration said Thursday that it will ask a federal court to require that Texas receive federal approval before it makes changes to its voting laws, opening up another battle front ...
By Seth McLaughlin

Pentagon mulling separate combat training for men, women

The military is looking at ways to modify its training for women to help them qualify for direct ground combat roles in the infantry, tanks and special operations.
By Rowan Scarborough

Alejandro Mayorkas gets DHS confirmation hearing despite accusations

Alejandro Mayorkas, who is accused of misusing his authority as director of Citizenship and Immigration Services for a client of a politically connected Democrat, denied any wrongdoing and ...
By Shaun Waterman

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Sickness closes all McDuffie schools

One day after closing Maxwell Elementary School due to excessive absences caused by an outbreak of influenza, strep infection and stomach viruses, the McDuffie County School System has decided to ...
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