Michael Mooney

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Rift widens between Obama, U.S. military over strategy to fight Islamic State

Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and U.S. military leaders, the latest sign of strain in what often has been an awkward and uneasy relationship.<p>Even as the administration has received congressional backing for its strategy, with the …

The 2016 Republican dark horses

As the 2016 White House race begins to form, more than a few dark horse GOP candidates could end up breaking away from the pack.<p>With the Republican …

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Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry applications surge

An 86-year-old Illinois man with a concealed carry permit fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect fleeing police last month, stopping the man in …

California battle over concealed-weapon rights could be headed for Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has turned aside all Second Amendment challenges since a pair of landmark rulings in 2008 and 2009 confirmed the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms.<p>But some believe a California case could make the high court return to the controversial area and determine whether gun …

Blazing a trail through Texas BBQ country

Texas: a state so big, and so big into barbecue, that it needs its own separate BBQ trail designation. "Texas-style barbecue" is divided into four regions: Central Texas, East Texas, South Texas, and West Texas, though Central and East Texas barbecue are the most well-known. There is little love …

Federal judge rules DC ban on gun carry rights unconstitutional

A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Saturday overturned the city’s total ban on residents being allowed to carry firearms outside their home in a landmark decision for gun-rights activists.<p>Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that the right to …