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VA fires 4 senior executives in response to scandal

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:15pm
Among those fired are a top purchasing official at the Veterans Health Administration, directors of VA hospitals in Pittsburgh and Dublin, Georgia, and a regional hospital director in central Alabama.
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Ben Carson allies laying groundwork for presidential campaign

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:15pm
Allies of Ben Carson are actively making preparations behind the scenes for the neurosurgeon to enter the 2016 presidential race, with plans for a possible campaign headquarters in the suburbs outside Washington D.C., The Daily Caller has learned.
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Media Matters executive wrote racially charged, explicit blog posts

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:36pm
A top executive at Media Matters for America and the principal activist in the “Stop Rush” campaign made racist and anti-Semitic comments and disparaged “trannies” on a dormant blog that he wrote just several years prior to his prominent liberal activism career.
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Columbus Day will now be Indigenous Peoples' Day in Seattle

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:21pm
The resolution that passed unanimously Monday celebrates the contributions and culture of Native Americans and the indigenous community in Seattle on the second Monday in October, the same day as the federally recognized Columbus Day.
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Krauthammer: Obama's actions suggest he's not serious about destroying ISIS

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:49pm
Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor, said it's possible that Obama is serious about completely destroying the militant group, but he is not optimistic.
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House GOP candidate takes heat for using Foley beheading video in ad

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:35pm
In the ad, a narrator says that Wendy Rogers’ opponent, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, is failing at her “her job” by not adequately protecting Americans.
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Operation fill-in-the-blank: Pentagon weighs what to call war against ISIS

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:42pm
After nearly two months of conducting airstrikes over Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon is being pressured to answer a basic question: What are they calling this war?
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Federal appeals court upholds Wisconsin voter ID law

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:00pm
State elections officials are preparing for the photo ID law to be in effect for the Nov. 4 election, even as opponents continue their legal fight. 
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White House stands by rebuke of Israel settlements

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:21pm
The White House on Monday stood firmly behind its criticism of Israeli settlement construction and pushed back against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's complaint that the U.S. rebuke goes "against American values."
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Connecticut agencies battle over whether man who refused to show gun permit should have one

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:08pm
The arrest of a Connecticut man for refusing to show his gun permit -- dismissed by a prosecutor as a “nothing case” -- now has two state agencies battling in court, with the individual's right to carry hanging in the balance.
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Biden comment shakes US-Arab alliance against ISIS

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:49pm
The vice president has apologized twice now for suggesting last week that key U.S. allies inflamed the situation in Syria by sending arms and money to extremists opposed to Bashar Assad.
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Ted Cruz to help get conservative vote out for Pat Roberts

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:45pm
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is bringing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to campaign for him in Kansas, where polls show him trailing the independent candidate in a contest that could decide which party wins control of the U.S. Senate.
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It’s prime time for Bubba

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:29am
Former president Bill Clinton hits the road to boost his legacy, Hillary's 2016 message and  distance them from the unpopular and struggling policies of President Obama. The message for 2016 grows clearer by the day: ‘We told you so.’
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Supreme Court paves way for gay marriage in several states, leaves issue unresolved nationally

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:50am
The Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals from five states looking to prohibit gay marriage, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in those states and likely others -- but also leaving the issue unresolved nationally.
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US to ramp up airport screening for Ebola, Obama says

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:21am
President Obama announced Monday, after meeting with top health and security officials about the Ebola outbreak in Africa, that the U.S. government is preparing additional measures to screen passengers in the U.S. and overseas as part of the expanding effort to contain the virus.
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List of Biden's political blunders

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:30am
The following is a list of Vice President Biden's notable gaffes and moments of candor. 
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Ex-governor, ex-con Edwards makes colorful, controversial comeback bid in Louisiana

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:41am
At 87 years old and after serving nearly a decade in prison, former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards sees nothing unusual about mounting a return to public office.
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Colorado welfare recipients withdraw money in Hawaii, St. Thomas, Vegas

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:24am
Taxpayers are apparently buying welfare recipients booze and cigarettes for the road — at times a very exotic road.
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Watchdog: Up to $200 million missing after lax UN oversight of Afghan police

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:22am
Lax U.N. oversight of the international fund to pay Afghan National Police salaries has contributed to the diversion of up to $200 million by Afghanistan's Interior Ministry for questionable practices, according to a U.S. watchdog agency.
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The story that went viral: Are the media scaremongering on Ebola?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:00am
The chatter in the business is that CNN’s coverage has reached Malaysian plane levels, but in fairness, the other networks aren’t that far behind.
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