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Another state adds ‘Don't Tread on Me’ flag to license tags

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:17pm

Drivers in another state will soon be able to obtain official license tags featuring the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag that has been adopted by the tea party movement.

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British diplomats apologize for tweets marking 1814 burning of White House with BBQ, cake

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:15pm

British diplomats in Washington are apologizing for Twitter posts that made light of the 200th anniversary of their troops torching the White House in the War of 1812.

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More White House officials at Michael Brown’s funeral than Thatcher’s

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:59am

The White House sent three officials to attend Monday's funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis -- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral last year.

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Primary challenger concedes to GOP Rep. DesJarlais

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:49am

The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results.

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Obama’s ISIS pressure point is Dems' worst nightmare

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:22am

President's quandary over ISIS threat yet another millstone for vulnerable Democrats in midterm contests.

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Perry team turns mug shot into fundraising shirt

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 9:58am

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not letting his mug shot get him down -- in fact, he's fundraising off it.

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Pentagon set to test new hypersonic missile

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:19am

The Pentagon will conduct a crucial flight test of a new ultra-high speed missile this week that is a key part of the strategic weapons program of preparing arms that can attack any point on earth in 30 minutes.

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Rick Perry just hired someone from ... Bill Clinton's old office?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:11am
Rick Perry’s legal team has an interesting new addition.
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Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer's campaign ads get weird

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:50am

Billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer is dumping millions into campaign ads this year, attacking Republican lawmakers he deems unfriendly to the environment. But Steyer's colorful and sometimes bizarre advertisements are drawing mixed reviews.

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How Al Sharpton is using Obama, Ferguson and MSNBC to boost his influence

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:00am

Al Sharpton is again working both sides of the street, and it’s paying off for him.

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Joint Chiefs chairman says ISIS not a direct threat to US, won't recommend Syria strikes yet

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:54am

Despite threats to the contrary, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff insisted the Islamic State terror group is a regional threat and said he would not recommend U.S. airstrikes in Syria until he determines that they have become a direct threat to the U.S.

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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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