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Here's How Much The War On ISIS Is Costing The US

"We're still at the $7 million to $10 million, and as I said when I talked about it last week, it's just an estimate and it's likely to change over time," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told reporters. "And as operations intensify, you know, you can expect that that number will probably …

JIMMY CARTER: 'I Could Have Wiped Iran Off The Map'

Carter suggested Operation Eagle Claw, a failed 1980 attempt to rescue the hostages taken by Iranian revolutionaries at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, could have been successful if he committed one more helicopter to the mission.<p>"I think I would have been re-elected easily if I had been able to rescue …

7 disgustingly racist anti-Obama cartoons | Salon.com

• Previous<br>• Next<p>The Boston Herald<p>Obama Watermelon Cartoon<p>After it emerged that White House intruder Omar Gonzalez made it much farther into the White House than previously reported, the Boston Herald peddled racial stereotypes with an October 1, 2014 cartoon depicting a shocked President Obama brushing …

Al Shabaab's Leader May Be Dead, But The Long Fight Against The Group Provides A Sobering Reminder About ISIS

In recent years, Godane had consolidated power, dissolving Shabaab's Shura council and turning the group's secret police into its primary organizing mechanism. As analyst Abdi Aynte explained in an article for the Mogadishu-based Heritage Institute for Policy Studies, Godane wasn't grooming a …

Holder Promises Broad Investigation Into Racism By Ferguson-Area Police

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder promised Thursday a thorough and potentially sweeping investigation into potential civil rights violations by police in the Ferguson, Mo.<p>At a press conference at the Justice Department, Holder announced a Civil Rights Division investigation into Ferguson …

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A Hacker Breached The Obamacare Website

The breach, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was discovered last week. No personal data was taken, but the break-in has raised concerns months ahead of the start of another open-enrollment period.<p>The Department of Health and Human Services briefed congressional staff Thursday on …

Russian Rockets Are Falling Within Sight Of A Strategically Vital Ukrainian City

Mariupol sits between pro-Russian occupied areas and the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in March. The city had previously seen clashes between Ukrainian security forces and separatists in May.<p>But Mariupol remained in Ukrainian hands and avoided the destruction wrought during battles …

FBI: Cuban intelligence aggressively recruiting leftist American academics as spies, influence agents

Cuba’s communist-led intelligence services are aggressively recruiting leftist American academics and university professors as spies and influence agents, according to an internal FBI report published this week.<p>Cuban intelligence services “have perfected the work of placing agents, that includes …

Bob McDonnell corruption trial juror: 'The facts spoke for themselves'

Kathleen Carmody said she voted for Bob McDonnell and thought he was “terrific for Virginia” as governor – but as a juror in McDonnell’s corruption trial, she was compelled to convict him.<p>“The facts spoke for themselves,” she told the Associated Press in an interview on Thursday not long after she …

Will Catholicism Ever Bless Gay Marriage?

Some writers think that even as society changes, orthodox believers will stick to traditional beliefs.<p>Just as a federal judge in New Orleans upheld Louisiana's ban on gay marriage this week, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, the French entrepreneur, Catholic, and feminist, argued at <i>The Week</i> that while the …

Hillary Clinton Says She'll Decide Whether To Run For President By Jan. 1

Speaking at a charity event in Mexico, Clinton reportedly said her choice would be made by New Year's Day.<p>Clinton's comments have been noted by multiple reporters including CNN associate producer Dan Merica, who said the former first lady, secretary of state, and 2008 candidate said she has a …

Top Republican urges Obama to reconsider ‘no boots on the ground’ mantra in Iraq

A top House Republican is urging the Obama administration to consider sending U.S. ground forces as part of its strategy against the Islamic State, saying “we will have to risk Americans" to defeat the terrorist group.<p>The call by Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers R-Mich., puts him out in …

Leader of al-Shabaab killed in Somalia by US strike

The leader of the Islamic militant organization behind the slaughter at a Kenya mall last year was killed during a U.S. military strike earlier this week, U.S. officials confirmed on Friday.<p>Ahmed Abdi Godane — the leader of al-Shabaab – was killed during an airstrike Monday that also claimed the …

Study Shows 'Megadrought' May Soon Hit Southwestern U.S.

Arizona and California are in the 15th year of the worst drought on record. But the next one could reach as far as Texas and last 35 years.<p>The American Southwest may be headed for a “megadrought,” an arid period longer than any in recent memory.<p>A megadrought is the name for a decades-long dry …

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