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3 Ways Conservative Lawmakers Should Fight Obama’s Bathroom Directive

On May 13th, the Obama administration issued “guidance” to school districts across the nation purporting to require them to allow biological boys …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Customs bill passes despite Remainer backlash<p>The PM sided with her party's …

Saudis Fire Back, Blame US for 9/11

The Saudis, angered by the Senate’s unanimous vote approving a bill allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue their country, have tapped Saudi …

The US veterans going back to live in Vietnam

<b>More than 40 years after the end of the Vietnam war, dozens of ageing former American soldiers have gone back to the country to live. Some had difficulty adapting to civilian life in the US. Others have gone back in the hope of atoning for wrongs they believe were committed during the war.</b><p>At the …

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Gen. Flynn: Why the silence about the deadly terror threat in our own hemisphere?

Nearly five years ago, the U.S. government announced the arrest of an Iranian-American for plotting the assassination of the Saudi Arabian Ambassador at a restaurant he favored in downtown Washington.<p>A successful assassination would have likely killed and wounded hundreds of Americans out for an …

The Illuminati Were Amateurs -- The Facts Show These Five Families Rule the World

As you begin to understand world governments don’t have your best interests in mind — that enemies of the State could more aptly be called enemies of …

White House adviser says Obama ended 'two wars' – despite new battles, strikes

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett is still listing “ending two wars” as one of the major accomplishments of the Obama administration, despite deepening U.S. involvement overseas – including the recent U.S. drone strike that took out Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour.<p>Jarrett, …

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Socialism in America

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

10 Things you Didn’t Know About American Independence

My latest book <b>The Struggle for Seapower: A Naval History of American Independence</b>tells for the first time the full naval story of the most remarkable …

Will the Four Horsemen of Europe’s Apocalypse Ride Again?

British journalist Sir Harold Evans believes the four major problems that plagued Europe during the World Wars are still relevant today.

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Nikon D5 Pro Review: The Batman of the Camera World

Powerful, insanely fast, supremely agile, hauntingly accurate and a master of the dark. The Batman of the camera world.<p>I could end the review there, …

Obama awards Medal of Valor to 13 law enforcement officers at White House | Fox News

President Barack Obama honored on Monday 13 police officers who risked their lives to protect others.<p>In presenting the Medal of Valor at a ceremony in the East Room, Obama said the police officers receiving the Medal demonstrate how loving one's country means loving one another.<p>The president said …

Lessons From Islamic History: The Mutazila and Ibn Hanbal

<i>Few attempts have been made to examine the complex interplay of dogma, politics and sociopsychological factors in the genesis of violent extremism. Most attempts at analysis in mainstream media have been procrustean exercises that have tried to reduce causation to either religious belief, western</i> …

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Bera Isn't the First Congressman With Family Ties to Crime

Here are four members of Congress with relatives convicted of crimes<p>With his father pleading guilty to campaign finance fraud, California Rep. Ami …

Was the Iran nuclear deal just a triumph of White House spin?

A storm has broken out involving Ben Rhodes, Obama’s top foreign policy advisor, and claims of media manipulation<p>A very long profile of Ben Rhodes, one of the president’s closest advisors on foreign policy and media management has set off a rerun of the furious Washington debate that accompanied …

Outgoing U.S. commander in Afghanistan warns of worsening security

The outgoing commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan warned Congress on Tuesday that security there will deteriorate further from a resurgent Taliban unless the U.S. military makes a long-term commitment to stay.<p>Army Gen. John F. Campbell, who has led the international force since August …

Watch How Obama Responds When Reporter Confronts Him: ‘What Is the Public Missing About Your Strategy’ on Islamic State?

President Barack Obama was confronted Monday by an NPR reporter who asked during a sit-down interview why the public doesn’t have much confidence in the White House’s current strategy to combat the Islamic State.<p>“What is the public missing about your strategy?” NPR “Morning Edition” host Steve …

Slow road from Kabul highlights China's challenge in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - A new road linking the Afghan capital with a trade hub near Pakistan has been stuck in the slow lane since a state-owned Chinese company took the contract to build it two years ago, bedeviled by militant attacks and accusations of mismanagement.<p>An excavator works at a road …

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Concealed carry shootings now part of Chicago's gun reality

John Hendricks recalls a split second between impulse and action before he took aim and shot Everardo Custodio just before midnight on April 17 after Custodio opened fire on a group in Logan Square.<p>Hendricks was not charged for shooting the 23-year-old because he had a concealed carry gun license …

France won't invoke NATO's Article 5. The reason is Russia.

Shortly after a series of deadly attacks in Paris by ISIS-linked extremists killed more than 120 people Friday night, political observers in Canada …

America was just as reluctant to shelter Jewish refugees

In the summer of 1942, the SS Drottningholm set sail with hundreds of desperate Jewish refugees, en route to New York City from Sweden. Among them was Herbert Karl Friedrich Bahr, a 28-year-old from Germany, who was seeking entry to the United States.<p>When he arrived, his story was much like his …

The Transformation of African-American Life in 19th Century Washington

<i>This post is in collaboration with The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, which brings together scholars and researchers from around</i> …

White House Comes Out Against Effort To Block White-Collar Crime Prosecutions

Sweeping changes would affect food safety, the environment and violent crime.<p>The White House is not happy about language on corporate crime that the House Judiciary Committee approved on Wednesday as part of a bipartisan criminal justice reform package. The legislation would eliminate a host of …

Paris Grand Mosque chairman backs military action in Syria against ISIS

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> Expressing outrage at ISIS' perversion of his religion, the chairman of the Grand Mosque of Paris called on Thursday for military action against the group's stronghold in Syria.<p>"America doesn't want to, can't send men after Iraq, after Afghanistan — no longer wants to send men to …

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The Latest: Police in Rotterdam detain 3 people

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):<p>12:25 a.m.<p>Police in Rotterdam have detained three people who were found …

The US House of Representatives just voted to fence out Syrian refugees

The US House of Representatives, in a 289-137 vote, passed a measure that would make it even harder for refugees from Syria and Iraq to enter the United States.<p>The bill, pushed through today (Nov. 19) by Republican leadership, would only allow refugees from those countries to come in after personal …

Glock shows off tiny pistol that is easy to hide

Glock is showing off its smallest pistol to date in Paris, a weapon that weighs only 16 ounces and is easy to conceal.<p>The 9 x 19, G43 is one of several firearms that Glock has brought to this year’s edition of Milipol in Paris. Milipol is a biennial event where tactical teams from around the world, …

Despite threats, Paul can't filibuster budget deal

Rand Paul is vowing to filibuster the bipartisan deal to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling.<p>Unfortunately for him, Mitch McConnell just made that impossible.<p>Paul said he would filibuster starting Thursday afternoon after speaking to students at University of Colorado Boulder before the …

Russian fears of Syria becoming a 'new Afghanistan' | Syrian crisis

<b>Moscow, Russia -</b> Alexander Sokolov proudly showed black-and-white pictures of himself snapped more than 30 years ago at a Soviet military base outside Kabul, the Afghan capital, where he served as a communications officer.<p>Sokolov said he thinks the USSR left Afghanistan undefeated after the …

They died for Henry Kissinger’s “credibility”: The real history of our Vietnam immorality

<b>(AP/Bill Ingraham/Henry Griffin)</b><p>There was no good answer when John Kerry asked how you ask a man to be the last to die for a mistake. Here’s why<p>David Milne<p>October 18, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Worldmaking: The Art and Science of American Diplomacy”<p>Détente with the Soviet Union and the …

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