Archive for January, 2013
HOUSTON, (UPI) — The U.S. Army said the presence of helicopters and armed soldiers in a Houston neighborhood were due to a training drill. The commotion Monday afternoon at the old Carnegie Vanguard High School, which was closed in 2009, resulted in several calls from concerned residents to KTRK-TV, Houston, about military helicopters, armed soldiers […]
PRINCETON, N.J., (UPI) — The number of blue states outnumbered the number of red states in the United States last year, 20 to 12, results of a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated. After the District of Columbia, the most Democratic-leaning states in 2012 were Hawaii, Maryland, Rhode Island, New York, and Massachusetts, where Democrats held […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — The top military official in charge of Special Operations said studies were under way on how to integrate women into elite U.S. combat forces. U.S. Navy Adm. William McRaven said female soldiers were already serving in support of Special Operations. Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced last week he was lifting […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — There are no parts of Afghanistan considered immune from violence and U.S. interests there are at risk at all times, a U.S. State Department warning read. The State Department updated a travel warning for Afghanistan, setting the security threat at “critical.” “No region in Afghanistan should be considered immune from violence, and […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — North Korea’s new leader, instead of improving the lives of his people, is engaged in “very provocative” behavior, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. Speaking from Washington to a group of international students, the outgoing secretary answered a number of questions including one from a Japanese student about the nuclear threats […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — The U.S. Senate Tuesday confirmed Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to be the next secretary of state, succeeding Hillary Clinton. The Senate action followed approval earlier in the day by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which Kerry formerly led. The Senate voted 94-3 in favor of Kerry, who was his party’s failed presidential […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.
What if I could interrupt one of President Barack Hussein Obama’s secret skeet-shooting sessions for a little verbal one-on-one? What questions would I pose to the most deliberately opaque President in American history?
If the shaky state of the current central banking systems throughout the world wasn’t already obvious, the fact that virtual currencies are worrying central bankers is further highlighting the weakness of most modern financial systems.