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Tehran will be the top threat in 2012, former CIA Director Michael Hayden predicted as Iran dominates the foreign policy debate in the U.S.
Kim Jong Un, who seized power in North Korea following the death of his father Kim Jong Il, recently demonstrated that the regime will not be softening under his rule. This week, sources reported Kim Jong Un ordered that defectors attempting to flee the country be shot.
Edward True of Moulton, Iowa, said he helped count the votes and wrote the results on a piece of paper to post to his Facebook page. When he later checked to make sure the Republican Party of Iowa got the count right, he said he was shocked to find it hadn’t.
President Barack Obama is helping to coordinate a new Pentagon strategy for absorbing hundreds of billions of dollars in defense budget cuts, as this move will mark a turning point in U.S. security policy.
Who frightens you? Are you more scared of big business or government? Although Hollywood loves to portray American businessmen as evil incarnate, and Barack Obama continues to rail against the “millionaires and billionaires” who don’t pay “their fair share” of taxes, a new Gallup poll says the public isn’t buying it. While 26 percent of the public agreed that “big business” was a threat to the country, more than twice that number — 64 percent — said government is the bigger threat.
The biggest lie of 2011 was “We’re going to cut spending.” After more than two years of operating without a budget and just before heading home for the holidays, Congress finally passed an omnibus spending bill for Fiscal 2012. The 1,221-page beast calls for the expenditure of more than $1 trillion, yet doesn’t reduce Federal spending by a penny.
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.
Fresh off his stunning (a possible ill-gotten) second-place finish in Iowa, former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania is trying to claim the mantle of the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. Such a claim would spark belly laughs and derisive hoots and catcalls in a sane world.
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.