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Social Security paid 740 dead people at least $17.1 million

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 3:31pm
The Social Security Administration (SSA) paid at least 740 dead people $17.1 million in benefits, according to an audit by the Office of Inspector General.
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Obama, first lady fly to Los Angeles on same day but take separate flights

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 2:20pm
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama flew to Los Angeles on Thursday for TV appearances but took separate flights, collectively costing taxpayers at least $1 million.
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Beyond Clinton, Graham email revelations, Capitol Hill has long, odd relationship with technology

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 11:54am
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told NBC a few days ago he has never sent an email.
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Maryland Democrats jump at shot for Mikulski's Senate seat while Republicans stay on sidelines

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 11:06am
Maryland Democrats are pouring into the race to replace party member Sen. Barbara Mikulski, but her announced retirement appears to have caught Republicans more by surprise with top prospects still on the sidelines.
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VA program to provide private care stumbling out of the gate

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:00am
A year after explosive accusations that patients had died waiting for appointments at the VA in Phoenix, Arizona, the administration’s path to making health care more accessible for America’s veterans remains on shaky ground.
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Source: Senate panel probing ‎possible Obama administration ties to anti-Netanyahu effort

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:00am
A powerful U.S. Senate investigatory committee has launched a bipartisan probe into an American nonprofit’s funding of efforts to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the Obama administration’s State Department gave the nonprofit taxpayer-funded grants, FoxNews.com has learned.
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CIA chief says ISIS has 'snowballed'

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:00am
CIA Director John Brennan said Friday that the Islamic State had “snowballed” beyond Iraq and Syria, estimating that at least 20,000 fighters from more than 90 countries have gone to join the militant group, several thousand of them from Western nations, including the United States.
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State Department challenges Clinton claim that emails to officials ‘immediately’ saved

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:00am
A State Department spokeswoman said Friday that the department did not start automatically archiving emails from senior officials until February of this year -- raising questions about Hillary Clinton's claim that her emails were "immediately" saved whenever she corresponded with colleagues.
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Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:00am
While questions about Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president haven’t drawn much attention, two former Justice Department lawyers have weighed in with a bipartisan verdict: Cruz, they say, is eligible to run for the White House.
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Watchdog: 'Potential instruments of terrorism' could be slipping into US on rail shipments

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:00am
Weapons of mass destruction and "potential instruments of terrorism" could be at risk of entering the country through cargo rail shipments, according to a new watchdog report.
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Krauthammer: If Obama convinces UN security council to agree to Iran deal, 'sanctions regime will be over'

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 7:48pm
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that if President Obama gets the United Nations Security Council to agree to a deal the United States, along with its P5+1 partners, negotiates with the Iranians, the sanctions regime will, in essence, be over.
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Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 5:20pm
While questions about Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president haven’t drawn much attention, two former Justice Department lawyers have weighed in with a bipartisan verdict: Cruz, they say, is eligible to run for the White House.
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VA program to provide private care stumbling out of the gate

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:37pm
A year after explosive accusations that patients had died waiting for appointments at the VA in Phoenix, Arizona, the administration’s path to making health care more accessible for America’s veterans remains on shaky ground.
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CIA chief says ISIS has 'snowballed'

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:36pm
CIA Director John Brennan said Friday that the Islamic State had “snowballed” beyond Iraq and Syria, expanding its presence in more than 90 countries. Brennan’s statement marks a change from the narrative the Obama administration has been pushing on the success of the fight against ISIS.
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State Department challenges Clinton claim that emails to officials ‘immediately’ saved

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:36pm
A State Department spokeswoman said Friday that the department did not start automatically archiving emails from senior officials until February of this year -- raising questions about Hillary Clinton's claim that her emails were "immediately" saved whenever she corresponded with colleagues.
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IRS warns of tax scams involving health care law

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:36pm
Unscrupulous tax preparers are using President Obama's health care law as a ploy to pocket bogus fines from unsuspecting taxpayers, including some immigrants not bound by the law's requirements, the IRS warned Friday.
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White House fence jumper pleads guilty to 2 charges

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:10pm
A knife-carrying Army veteran who scaled a White House fence and dashed into the executive mansion before being caught has pleaded guilty in connection with the case.
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1st transgender lawmaker charged in NH hospital bomb threat

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:32pm
A New Hampshire ex-official believed to be the first transgender person elected to a state legislature was charged Thursday with calling in a bomb threat to a hospital, police said.
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US military official warns of increase in Russian bomber flights, most 'since the Cold War'

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:11pm
A top U.S. military official said Russian heavy bombers flew more "out-of-area patrols" last year than in any year since the Cold War, as he warned Congress about Moscow's increasing "assertiveness" and military advances.
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Watchdog: 'Potential instruments of terrorism' could be slipping into US on rail shipments

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:12pm
Weapons of mass destruction and "potential instruments of terrorism" could be at risk of entering the country through cargo rail shipments, according to a new watchdog report.
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