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China patiently challenges US military superiority

China patiently challenges US military superiority

While the U.S. reacts to the scourges of Ebola and ISIS, China continues to patiently and steadily exploit weaknesses in ...

Hawks on the hunt: GOP pounces on Obama foreign policy flubs for poll edge

Hawks on the hunt: GOP pounces on Obama foreign policy flubs for poll edge

Republicans are putting Obama’s foreign policy on the ballot this year, and with the GOP poised to make big gains,...

Federal judge tosses tea party suit seeking permanent protection from IRS targeting

Federal judge tosses tea party suit seeking permanent protection from IRS targeting

A federal court shot down a tea party group’s effort to permanently bar the Internal Revenue Service from targeting ...

GAO report finds State Department lagging in assessing threat of Iran in Latin America

GAO report finds State Department lagging in assessing threat of Iran in Latin America

A scathing government accountability report issued Tuesday shows that the State Department has fallen far short of meeting ...

Dark Money Spending in Key Senate Races

Dark Money Spending in Key Senate Races 'Shattering' Records: Report

Unknown donors and big-monied, outside groups are pouring record amounts of cash into key Senate races set to determine ...

$7 Billion US Eradication Effort Delivers Record High Poppy Crop in Afghanistan

$7 Billion US Eradication Effort Delivers Record High Poppy Crop in Afghanistan

Opium poppy cultivation levels in Afghanistan are at a record high, though the U.S. government has spent over $7 billion ...

 
 
 
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White House denies plan to work around Congress on Iran deal

White House denies plan to work around Congress on Iran deal

The White House hit back at a report that it was planning to move forward without Congress on a deal to limit Iran's nuclear capabilities.Barack Obama has the authority to suspend tough sanctions against ...

 
Philippine President Says Alleged Murder by US Marine Won

Philippine President Says Alleged Murder by US Marine Won't End Military Agreement

Philippine President Benigno Aquino sparked outrage on Monday when he declared he will not meet growing calls across the country to scrap the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following ...

 
Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney leading the 2016 field

Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney leading the 2016 field

Hillary Clinton remains the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2016, while Mitt Romney barely leads against a scattered group of Republicans.Among registered voters, former Secretary of ...

 
Why Ebola is a political loser for Obama

Why Ebola is a political loser for Obama

Obama has put himself in a no-win situation as he tries to handle the Ebola scare, the latest crisis to raise criticism about whether the president waits too long to stop a threat.Even as his administration ...

 
The Authorization to Use Military Force and the Demise of the US Senate

The Authorization to Use Military Force and the Demise of the US Senate

If any of the mainstream media are to be believed, you would think that the future of the country, the very foundation of our Republic and what’s left of its democracy hung by a thread on the results ...

 
The American oligarchy

The American oligarchy

There is an unspoken rule in American politics, expressed ever more clearly in each election cycle, that the more important an issue is, the less it can be discussed—much less decided—by the ...

 
Cruz: ‘We don’t need another czar — we need presidential leadership’

Cruz: ‘We don’t need another czar — we need presidential leadership’

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, reacted to the White House’s appointing Ron Klain as the administration’s point man on the Ebola epidemic by saying that “we don’t need another ...

 
Democracy Alliance-Linked Drug Company Lobbyist Made Ebola Czar

Democracy Alliance-Linked Drug Company Lobbyist Made Ebola Czar

The new Ebola czar has ties to a secret liberal dark money group and once worked as a lobbyist for a prescription drug company that denied experimental drugs to dying cancer patients.Ron Klain, a former ...

 
Moscow Accuses US of Increasing Military Presence at Russian Borders

Moscow Accuses US of Increasing Military Presence at Russian Borders

Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev reawakens fears of another Cold War amid building tensions and U.S. military presence near Russian borders.

 
Sabato: GOP has

Sabato: GOP has 'strong and increasing chance' to win Senate

Brushing aside media hype that the GOP’s drive to win the Senate is hung up on close races in South Dakota or Alaska, noted elections expert Larry Sabato and his University of Virginia political ...

 
Joe Biden

Joe Biden's son discharged from Navy for cocaine use

Vice President Joe Biden’s son was discharged from the U.S. Navy reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine.Hunter Biden, who tested positive for cocaine in a drug test in June 2013, was ...

 
Obama hits campaign trail in delicate balancing act

Obama hits campaign trail in delicate balancing act

Less than three weeks before key mid-term elections, US President Barack Obama on Wednesday finally hits the campaign trail, an event signaling a delicate balancing act for his Democratic party.Until ...

 
Clinton, Christie most talked about 2016ers

Clinton, Christie most talked about 2016ers

The 2016 election is but two years away, but Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie are all the press can talk about.The former secretary of state and the New Jersey governor have received more media coverage ...