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In Nashville, even rich public school students get free lunches

The federal government and the Nashville Metro School System believe the best way to make a child feel less insecure about accepting a free school lunch is to give everybody a free lunch.<p>And, yes, that even includes all of the kids who are already well off.<p>School system officials announced last …

Obama administration weighs ‘my enemy’s enemy’ foreign policy with Iran

The Obama administration, unable to move the needle in the three-year-old Syrian civil war, now finds itself on the verge of moving toward a "my enemy's enemy" foreign policy with Iran in order to keep Iraq from falling apart next door.<p>The possibility of partnering with Iran to deal with a common …

Obama to sign executive order protecting job rights for gay employees

After years of pressure from gay rights groups, President Obama is set to sign an executive order that would ban federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, a White House official has told the Associated Press.<p>The Obama …

From Smartphones to Abortion, the Supreme Court Is About to Decide on Several Major Cases

Four cases remain on the docket this summer that will decide if “religious freedom” trumps Obamacare, the limits of free speech vs. abortion, whether …

'Wave of humanity': Border Patrol overwhelmed by flow of illegal immigrants

At daybreak in this border town, two women from Guatemala – one with a small child strapped to her back – wait patiently on the levee overlooking the Rio Grande.<p>They have been instructed by the "coyote" who ferried them across the river for an exorbitant fee – as much as $1,000 – to simply wait for …

Army names general to investigate Bergdahl's disappearance

The Army said Monday it had named a two-star general to investigate the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl in Afghanistan, a possible step toward a formal finding that he left his base without authorization.<p>Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, who formerly served as deputy commander of U.S. …

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Supreme Court Skeptical of Laws Against Lying

Lying is a pillar of politics, as intrinsic a piece of the American electoral system as money and fear. We lament the false attack ads, the twisted …

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Obama Drafting Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has directed his staff to draft an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors, a White House official told The Huffington Post.<p>The move is the clearest indication to …

US federal government grants $102.7m to eastern states for storm prevention

Eleven states in the eastern US will share $102.7m in grants from the federal government to protect against future storms, with the greatest amount of funded projects in New Jersey and New York.<p>The US Department of the Interior's Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resilience Grant Program will fund a variety …

Pakistan jets strike insurgents in full-scale offensive

MIRANSHAH Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a full-scale drive to flush Islamist insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan.<p>Planes are seen near a section of a damaged building (L) at Jinnah …

Kerry points at Hamas in Israel kidnappings that include teen with US citizenship

The Obama administration on Sunday joined Israel in implicating the militant group Hamas in connection with the kidnapping of three Israeli teens and called the move a “despicable terrorist act.”<p>The teens, including one who holds US citizenship, disappeared late Thursday apparently while …