Bald eagles, guns, astronauts, ball players, fast food, gold medals and patriotic Facebook posts… That’s American. That’s according to an unscientific but entertaining ranking of each state’s America-ness.
A citizen surveillance group says it plans to monitor Operation Jade Helm, the U.S. military’s planned seven-state training exercises, as it begins throughout the Southwest on Wednesday.
Federal officials, citing an increase in online radicalization, are using increasingly aggressive tactics to identify and arrest possible terrorists.
President Obama is scheduled to visit a federal prison in Oklahoma Thursday where he will reveal details about a White House plan to overhaul the nation’s bloated criminal justice system.
A Fourth of July reveler was arrested last weekend for breach of peace after he entertained a crowd with an electric guitar version of “The Star Spangled Banner” on a sidewalk in Neptune Beach, Florida.
The city of Greenleaf, Idaho, wants visitors to know that it’s likely they’ll be met with an armed response if they attempt to victimize its residents. It’s posted signs announcing: “THIS IS NOT A GUN FREE ZONE.”
FBI Director James B. Comey relayed Friday that alleged Charleston, South Carolina, shooter Dylann Roof was able to purchase the weapon because of government incompetence rather than lack of U.S. gun control laws.
U.S. government agencies have spent more than a decade and a billion taxpayer dollars attempting to establish rule of law and a basic legal system in Afghanistan. An audit describes the effort as “impaired.”
The Constitution’s 1st Amendment protections for free speech apply only to “institutions of faith” and not individual Americans, according to Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.).
House lawmakers this week passed a measure that would prohibit the families of Civil War veterans buried in federal cemeteries from honoring their memory and Southern heritage by placing Confederate flags on the soldiers’ graves.
Donald Trump has been criticized endlessly for suggesting that illegal immigrants have criminal tendencies. But it turns out that opposition to Trump’s view is made up of a noisy minority.
Good news: Aging political fixture and 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton claimed Tuesday that her current campaign is her “last rodeo” in American politics.
A writer over at Slate is ticked off that the craft beer revolution that has taken hold across America has led to beer labeling that at times conjures sexual images that are “inherently degrading to, or unpleasurable for, women.”
New polling data suggests that a growing number of Americans feel that the U.S. is vulnerable to a major terror attack. According to the polling data, Americans are now equally worried economic threats and terrorist attacks.
For months, Hillary Clinton has been pegged as “the inevitable” 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. But a top Clinton aide admitted on Monday that Clinton 2016 is worried that liberal outlier Bernie Sanders could pose a real threat to the former first lady with his populist messaging.
Cops in New Mexico are complaining that a new law requiring them to obtain a conviction before taking residents’ property via civil forfeiture is hurting their ability to perpetuate the government’s long-failed war on drugs.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is catching flak from both sides of the aisle as he continues his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
A majority of Americans believe the Confederate flag, which has come under new fire following the racially charged tragedy in Charleston earlier this month, is a symbol of heritage and not one of hate.
Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul wants to create a new arm of the Department of Homeland Security dedicated to combatting domestic violent extremists.
Top Republicans haven’t shown much interest in the arduous task of amending the Constitution over the issue of gay marriage. And political observers suggest that the GOP should move on.
The scandal-plagued Internal Revenue Service has evidently been so busy that it didn’t realize that it has awarded millions of dollars’ worth of government contracts to tax delinquent companies in recent years.
Following major political victories via Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage, President Barack Obama is seeing rising approval ratings and experiencing a confidence boost.
A group of Senate Democrats are pushing for a congressional inquiry into whether the threat of white supremacist domestic terror is on the rise in the wake of the killing of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina.