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In New Jersey Senate campaign, echoes of Ron Paul

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:33pm
A longshot Republican Senate candidate in New Jersey is banking his campaign on massive changes to the Federal Reserve.
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Paul calls Clinton 'war hawk,' predicts her stance will scare off 2016 voters

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:23pm

Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul, in another sign he will run for president, called front-running potential Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton a “war hawk” likely to scare 2016 voters tired of U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.

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Terror group Jabhat Al-Nusrah releases American hostage Peter Theo Curtis

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 2:33pm

American freelance journalist Peter Theo Curtis, held hostage for nearly two years by the terror group Jabhat Al-Nusrah in Syria, has been released, the State Department said Sunday.

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Carson says Brown killing beyond matter of race, citing 'personal responsibility'

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:11pm

Ben Carson, a rising star in conservative politics, said Sunday that race is just one factor surrounding the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown – repeating his message that more personal responsibility and America’s failure to provide better economic opportunity to minorities also play a major role.

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McCain gets more support for hawkish plan for Islamic State, but will Obama follow?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:20am

Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain, one of Congress’ most hawkish members, called on President Obama on Sunday to show greater leadership in the international fight to eliminate Islamic State and to present a more comprehensive plan to eliminate such terror groups in the Middle East.

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Obama orders review of federal role in arming state and local police

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:00am

President Obama has directed a review of federal programs and funding that allow state and local law-enforcement agencies to acquire surplus military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday.

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‘Retaliation’: Unsealed docs show prosecutors’ broad search tactics against conservatives

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:00am

Court documents released Friday in the so-called “John Doe investigation” into political support for Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker show prosecutors subpoenaed phone-company records and that the probe went deeper than previously known, say conservatives who were targeted.

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China calls US accusations over flight intercept 'groundless'

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:00am

China's Defense Ministry has denied U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft. 

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Obama sends White House aides to Ferguson funeral

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 8:31pm

President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the Missouri teenager whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked days of racial unrest.

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Obama orders review of federal role in arming state and local police

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 5:03pm

President Obama has directed a review of federal programs and funding that allow state and local law-enforcement agencies to acquire surplus military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday.

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Democrats adopt 2016 presidential primary calendar

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 4:27pm

Leaders of the Democratic Party adopted their 2016 presidential nominating calendar on Saturday, setting the stage for a successor to President Barack Obama.

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Michigan GOP pick Lt. Gov. Calley over Tea Party challenger

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 4:12pm

Republican activists have nominated Gov. Rick Snyder's running mate and other candidates for this fall's statewide ballot.

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US military weighing air strikes in Syria, defense official confirms

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 2:45pm

The U.S. military is considering air strikes in Syria to thwart Islamic State militants, a senior defense official said Saturday.

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‘Retaliation’: Unsealed docs show prosecutors’ broad search tactics against conservatives

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:35pm

Court documents released Friday in the so-called “John Doe investigation” into political support for Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker show prosecutors subpoenaed phone-company records and that the probe went deeper than previously known, say conservatives who were targeted.

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Reid apologizes for remarks at Asian business group event but loses an endorsement

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:32am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has apologized for making racially insensitive jokes at an event Thursday sponsored by the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce, but perhaps too late for group members who later didn’t endorse Reid’s pick for Nevada lieutenant governor.

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New regs by NY election board on political committees raises free speech concerns

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 9:12am

The New York State Board of Elections has enacted emergency regulations to keep a closer eye on political spending by special interest groups, but critics say the changes are over-reaching and will stifle free speech.

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