President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, released the results of the Pentagon’s strategic review of U.S. roles and missions worldwide during a Thursday morning press conference.
Sarah McKinley, feared for her life and that of her 3-month-old son when she shot 29-year-old Justin Shane Martin to death as he and an accomplice tried to break into her home, allegedly in search of drugs. McKinley asked a 911 dispatcher for permission to shoot the intruder.
Iran, worried that new U.S. negotiations with the Taliban will lead to Western troops remaining in Afghanistan beyond 2014, is working to fuel anti-American sentiment in the region and build its own ties with Taliban leaders.
One member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness heads a company that will likely seek bankruptcy protection in coming weeks after 131 years in business and a once-prestigious place among corporate mammoths.
A conservative organization is launching an advocacy group that will function in much the same way the liberal group Center for American Progress (CAP) does, but for a different political purpose.
Many conservative bloggers believe a song that a Virginia school district alleges was written by third-graders is really an attempt by educators to indoctrinate the young students with the message of the 99 percent. The song’s title is “Part of the 99.”
By using recess appointment powers to name the head for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Administration of Barack Obama has tossed aside a long-standing precedent that Obama and other Democrats used against President George W. Bush.
As part of a continuing military buildup, China is building a new class of ballistic missiles designed to arc through the stratosphere and explode onto the deck of a carrier to keep the U.S. Navy at bay in the event of armed conflict.
For the past several months, GOP Presidential Primary polls have been inescapable as, it seems, every news outlet in the country tries to predict the outcome of the GOP race. Now, in the aftermath of the Iowa caucus, Americans have a clearer vision of how the rest of the contest may play out.
A new class being offered for credit at New York’s Columbia University will allow young people to join the ranks of OWS protesters not as unemployed, disgruntled activists, but as anthropology students.
According to the FBI, more than 1.5 million background check requests were made to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by gun dealers in the month of December. About 500,000 of those requests came in the six days before Christmas.
NASA has posted a frequently asked questions section on its website seeking to quiet talk about 2012 being a year of catastrophic disaster for the planet Earth. While the planet may not be in imminent danger this year, many people say the outlook for 2012 appears to be filled with the possibility for hardship.
Two new polls show that Mitt Romney has a strong lead in New Hampshire, where the Nation’s first primary will take place next week. In second in the two polls is Ron Paul.
The former CIA member who was, until his resignation in 2004, in charge of the unit that tracked Osama bin Laden said recently on his website that Ron Paul was Iowans’ only choice.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to maintain a more healthful diet, it could have a long-term, positive impact on your mental health. Research suggests that elderly people with higher levels of several vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids in their blood perform better on mental-acuity tests and experience less brain shrinkage.
Ron Paul said speaking at an Iowa event last week that Iran would be justified in in responding to U.S. sanctions by blocking the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz. “I think we’re looking for trouble because we put these horrendous sanctions on Iran,” Paul told an audience at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center is suing the Department of Homeland Security for a new program that tracks individuals’ social media activity if they are deemed a threat by using certain keywords in posts.
Despite the fact that the mainstream media have pulled no punches against Republican Presidential primary hopeful Ron Paul, his campaign is continuing to gain steam as the Iowa caucus, the first in the Nation, approaches.
Attorney General Eric Holder, whose Department of Justice orchestrated the Fast and Furious gunwalking scheme to supply Mexican drug cartels with illegal firearms, released a statement on Wednesday decrying the fact that too many people who are not legally permitted to own guns have access to them.
Scientists are investigating whether seals in Alaska that have recently fallen ill are being sickened by radiation from the destroyed Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant. Several seals have washed up on Alaska’s Arctic coastline since July, suffering or killed by a mysterious disease.
The White House has forged an agreement with Saudi Arabia to sell the kingdom $29.4 billion worth of equipment for the Royal Saudi Air Force. The agreement includes production of 84 new Boeing F-15SA aircraft and the modernization of 70 existing aircraft as well as munitions, spare parts, training, maintenance and logistics.
The Administration of President Barack Obama is responsible for an emerging global apparatus for drone killing, says one report from The Washington Post. The apparatus is made up of dozens of secret facilities, including two hubs on the East Coast, virtual Air Force cockpits in the Southwest and bases in at least six countries on two continents
The Obama Administration has been working in recent months to put in place a plan to cut off Iran from global energy markets without risking higher fuel prices. The Iranian economy is already weak, and oil exports account for much of the country’s revenues so Iranian officials are worried about the sanctions.