WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) — The Obama administration’s new strategy to combat transnational organized crime gives the U.S. Treasury Department new sanctioning authority but it also stresses more joint efforts among federal agencies in dealing with the growing threat. At a news conference announcing the strategy Monday, John Brennan, assistant to the president for counter-terrorism […]
WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) — The sometimes overlooked danger of domestic terrorism hit home last week when a man went on a killing spree that left 76 people dead. Anders Behring Breivik, whom authorities said confessed to the shootings, was no convert to militant Islamism, no follower of deceased al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, no […]
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been meeting with GOP lawmakers and rainmakers as he decides whether to run to be the party’s presidential candidate. This week, Perry is meeting in Austin with elected officials from across the country, as well as hosting a group of national donors, Politico reported Tuesday.
LONDON, July 26 (UPI) — NATO is seeking an urgent exit strategy from Libya that will end the fighting and decide the future of embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi, even if that means letting him stay in the country though out of power, it emerged Tuesday after British and French foreign ministers met in London. British […]
WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) — The U.S. State Department said Tuesday that current information suggests al-Qaida or its sympathizers are planning attacks against Western interests in Europe. The State Department issued a world-wide caution against the potential for al-Qaida attacks on Western targets. “European governments have taken action to guard against terrorist attack and some […]
In a recent interview, Representative Darrell E. Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said at least two witnesses scheduled to testify before the Committee about the controversial “Fast and Furious” operation were intimidated by the Administration of President Barack Obama.
Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has been very busy recently, preparing for the early Republican primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire and elsewhere. Since declaring her candidacy on June 27, her packed schedule of traveling, speaking at rallies and appearing on television shows has left little time to breathe, and it shows in her Congressional voting record. Or rather, her lack of one.
The fundamental disagreements between the opposing sides of the debt ceiling debate were on full display Monday night, as President Barack Obama gave a 15-minute address to the Nation, and then House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) gave a five-minute rebuttal.
U.S. Representative David Wu, D-Ore., announced Tuesday he would resign from Congress, just days after a news report about him being accused of sexual misconduct. “I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations,” Wu said in a statement. “The well-being of my children must come before anything else. With great sadness, I therefore intend to resign effective upon the resolution of the debt ceiling crisis.”
NEW DELHI, July 26 (UPI) — Expanding bilateral trade initiatives between India and Pakistan may be the first steps toward a peace initiative, a regional scholar said. India and Pakistan are to have another round of peace negotiations Wednesday in New Delhi. Both sides during preliminary discussions expressed optimism over the potential outcome. Chintamani Mahapatra, […]