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Krauthammer: In fight against ISIS, everything hinges on ground battle

Syndicated Columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer told viewers Monday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest calling the war against ISIS a “narrative fight” was clearly a mistake, but a reflection of the administration’s policy.<p>“It …

How Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey Lost Its Way

The near-extinction of America’s oldest brands and the death of a spirits category.<p>Scan a menu in a craft cocktail bar and it’s a lead-pipe cinch …

10 Scientific Hoaxes That The World Totally Fell For

Glued bones and fake giants.<p>Every now and then, a scientific discovery comes along that is just so wild that you can't wrap your head around it at …

Stone Age

Here's why you can't see all twelve black dots in this optical illusion

Now you see them, now you don’t<p>Optical illusions have a way of breaking the internet, and the latest visual trick looks like it’s well on its way. On Sunday afternoon, game developer Will Kerslake tweeted a picture of intersecting gray lines on a white background. Twelve black dots blink in and out …

Giuliani on taking Iraqi oil: 'Of course it's legal. It's a war'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rudy Giuliani defended Donald Trump's assertion that during the Iraq War the United States should have seized the country's oil, saying that "anything's legal" in war, despite the fact that laws governing war prohibit just that.<p>Trump has repeatedly said the United States should …

Hillary Clinton’s Pneumonia Jolts the Presidential Race

Announcement of diagnosis comes after the Democrat left a 9/11 memorial ceremony<p>Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Sunday she had been diagnosed with pneumonia and would cancel a planned two-day swing through California, hours after the Democratic presidential nominee abruptly left a 9/11 memorial …

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Clinton cancels West Coast visit to rest after health episode

Hillary Clinton canceled plans to visit California on Monday and Tuesday and instead will rest at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y. following a medical episode that caused her to stagger and faint Sunday at a 9/11 commemoration ceremony, her campaign said.<p>The Democratic presidential nominee fell on her …

Rubio demands documents from Obama proving Iran money was not 'ransom'

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is accusing the Obama administration of trying to "deceive" Congress and the American people about roughly $1.7 billion in payments to Iran -- suggesting at least some of the money was a "ransom" for American hostages and demanding official documents for the …

How Much ‘Disclosure’ Do We Really Expect From Candidates?

It’s a safe bet that advisers to Hillary Clinton spend more time than they would like batting away the suggestion that their candidate must be hiding something. This is what Joel Benenson, Clinton’s chief campaign strategist, had to do on CNN one morning in late August, when the anchor Chris Cuomo …

'I didn't think it was a big deal,' Clinton says of pneumonia bout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton said on Monday she could resume presidential campaigning in a couple of days after a bout of pneumonia that she initially had not believed was “that big a deal.”<p>Clinton’s health scare after she almost collapsed at an event on Sunday, causing her to …

Government

Powell on Clinton email: 'Her people have been trying to pin it on me'

Colin Powell is blaming Hillary Clinton's "people" for "trying to pin" the Democratic nominee's use of a personal email server on him.<p>"Her people have been trying to pin it on me," Powell told People magazine on Saturday at event in East Hampton, New York, in an article published Sunday night. The …

Bayh internal: Bayh 55, Young 39 – Congressional hopeful’s profanity-laced tirade against POLITICO -- NEW $10M PUSH TO SAVE HOUSE GOP – Battle for N.C. Senate tightens – Obama pushed to double refugee intake – THE GOP ‘BREAK GLASS’ PLAN

<b>By Seung Min Kim (skim@politico.com or @seungminkim)</b><p><i>With an assist from Daniel Lippman</i><p><b>EXCLUSIVE -- Bayh internal: Bayh 55, Young 39:</b> Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, now waging a comeback bid in Indiana, suffered days of negative coverage last week – particularly over whether the Hoosier State …

Government

Powell talks Clinton emails: 'Her people are trying to pin it on me'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Colin Powell is pushing back on reports suggesting that he might have given Hillary Clinton the idea to use a private email account as Secretary of State, telling media outlets that "her people are trying to pin it on me."<p>Powell made the comments at an event Saturday in East Hampton, New …

Kirk: Obama 'Acting Like the Drug Dealer in Chief' Over Iran Payment

Illinois Republican wants September hearing over $400 million transaction<p>After saying last week that President Barack Obama was "acting like the drug …

Middle East

Chaffetz claims FBI gave Congress conflicting documents on Clinton email probe

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says he has a "couple problems" with the documents provided by the FBI from its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, including several differences between sets of documents in two separate binders.<p>One issue, Chaffetz …

Huma Abedin worked at a radical Muslim journal for a dozen years

Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aide, and the woman who might be the future White House chief of staff to the first female U.S. president, for a decade edited a radical Muslim publication that opposed women’s rights and blamed the US for 9/11.<p>One of Clinton’s biggest accomplishments listed on her …

Bounty hunters are legally hacking Apple and the Pentagon – for big money

A growing roster of ‘white hat’ hackers earn thousands finding chinks in the digital armor of the US government and companies such as Apple and Google<p>Nathaniel Wakelam became a bounty hunter when he was 18.<p>Now 21, it is his full time job. This month so far he has earned $21,150, in installments: he …

Auctions

Judge blocks Obama administration directive on transgender facilities use

A federal judge on Sunday blocked the Obama administration’s directive that school children be allowed to use bathrooms and other facilities that align with their gender identity regardless of biological gender -- siding, for now, with 13 states and agencies challenging the controversial order.<p>U.S. …

Trump: Polls are 'turning rather rapidly' in my favor

Donald Trump believes the polls are starting to swing back his way.<p>"Look, these are very greedy people. These are people that have skirted the law for a long time. Hard to believe that, you know, somebody like this has a good chance, you know — a fairly good chance of being president," Trump told …

Kellyanne Conway: Clinton camp made 'grievous error'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's newly appointed campaign manager Kellyanne Conway thinks Hillary Clinton's team made a "grievous error" and blew her chance to "put away" the Republican nominee over the last two weeks.<p>Conway broke down the 2016 state of play in an interview Monday on CNBC, suggesting that …

N.M. mother to get new trial after conviction on Facebook post | Fox News

A New Mexico woman convicted of creating a public nuisance by posting an online comment about the possibility of a shooting at her son's school will get a new trial.<p>Jeanette Garza Alvarez, of Roswell, will have a jury trial in July after appealing a judge's conviction in Municipal Court. Her …

Caregivers of people with dementia face financial hardships

CHICAGO (AP) — Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to people with dementia have dipped into their retirement savings, cut …

Analysis: For Trump, few limits to win-at-any-cost approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting on his plush private plane surrounded by a gaggle of reporters, Donald Trump laid bare the depths of his win-at-any-cost …

Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that …

Trump insinuates a former presidential candidate may be behind the Cruz National Enquirer story

A National Enquirer story accused Ted Cruz of cheating on his wife, and Donald Trump pointed the finger at this former presidential candidate.<p><i>Produced by Jacqui Frank</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

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Deal-making Donald Trump is getting an awfully good price on his delegates

Over the weekend, Bernie Sanders won the Washington Democratic caucuses by a mile, picking up his largest net delegate haul of any state. The precise numbers aren't finalized yet, but assuming the distribution is proportional to the vote, the end result will look something like this.<p>As we noted …

Conservative radio host firebombs Donald Trump in brutal interview

Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes grilled GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in a tough Monday-morning interview on Trump's treatment of Heidi Cruz and other instances of sexism.<p>Sykes, a Trump critic, began the interview on WTMJ by asking Trump whether he'd apologize to Cruz, the wife of …

The dirty reason China can't always tell North Korea what to do

Global consumption of coal has declined significantly over the past year, driven by China, which makes up about half of the world's demand for coal.<p>But the Asian giant's break from one of the world's dirtiest fuels is unlikely to be a clean one: While China seems to be reducing coal production and …

Archbishop Says ISIS Crucified a Priest on Good Friday

The Archbishop of Vienna says ISIS crucified a Catholic priest on Good Friday.<p>ISIS had kidnapped Rev. Thomas Uzhunnalil from a nursing home in Yemen …

Inventor Ray Kurzweil believes we’ll be able to extend our lives ‘indefinitely’

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks that technology will eventually help us reach immortality, at least in some form. He considers death to be “a great robber of meaning, of relationships, of knowledge” and believes that, over time, the human race will overcome disease and aging to allow us …