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Carter defends US military flights over China's artificial islands

Defense Secretary Ash Carter strongly defended U.S. flights over artificial islands that Beijing is building in the South China Sea Wednesday, but did not give any indication of what the U.S. was willing to do to stop the buildup.<p>"There should be no mistake in this, the United States will fly, sail …

Why is this war hero being investigated?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, a Special Forces war hero who played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Taliban in the months after 9/11, is under investigation over a purported unauthorized disclosure relating to a U.S. hostage held overseas that was made to U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's …

FBI struggling with surge in homegrown terror cases

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The New York Police Department and other law enforcement agencies around the nation are increasing their surveillance of ISIS supporters in the U.S., in part to aid the FBI which is struggling to keep up with a surge in the number of possible terror suspects, according to law …

Rogers’ Tap Rack Training Aid (TRT): Perfect Safe Practice

Practice makes perfect. Safe practice is even better. Bill Rogers’ Tap Rack Training Aid (TRT) was developed to safely practice dry fire and …

Europe's Shattered Dream of Order

Until recently, most Europeans believed that their post–Cold War security order held universal appeal and could be a model for the rest of the world. …

Takeaways from the GOP romp

Even optimistic Republican operatives didn’t anticipate this.<p>The GOP seized control of the Senate, won House seats no one saw coming and expanded its footprint in governors' mansions.<p>Here are our takeaways from the night:<p><b>The Republican takeover of the South is finally complete.</b><p>Arkansas was a last …

Near and far, small countries are worrying over Russia’s and China’s territorial grabs

SINGAPORE—By appearances, this tiny island nation has little to worry about—it is an economic and military powerhouse in which one in six citizens is a millionaire. Situated near the equator, it has even been sheltered from the extreme-weather events to which most other nations have been subjected …

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Calls to class far-right Jewish settlers as terrorists after Israeli soldiers attacked

Calls are mounting for hardline Jewish settlers to be classified as terrorists after a spate of attacks on Palestinian property in the West Bank and Israel, and threats of violence towards Israeli soldiers.<p>Last week, the justice minister, Tzipi Livni, and the internal security minister, Yitzhak …

Breaking Education Monopolies

When a grocer sells bad milk, customers are free to shop at another store. If there is no other store, a new one will be opened, promising and …

Policing for Profit? Lawmakers, advocates raise alarm at growing gov’t power to seize property

Motel owner Russell Caswell wasn’t expecting to find himself at the center of a national controversy when FBI agents came knocking on his door.<p>They said they wanted his Tewksbury, Mass., business – and the land it was on – because they suspected it was a hotbed for drug-dealing and prostitution. …

Creating a Bizarro Reality for Intelligence Professionals

A new rule bars some of them from discussing information that is both already public and true.<p>Last year, the Committee to Protect Journalists published a scathing report on the conduct of the Obama Administration. Its author, Leonard Downie Jr., who worked on the Watergate investigation at the</i> …

The Obama Lie That Was So Bad the Washington Post Said, ‘On Just About Every Level, This Claim is Ridiculous’

President Barack Obama earned “four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post Fact Checker, the highest ranking for a political lie, for asserting that Republicans filibustered 500 pieces of legislation, an exaggeration of nearly five times the reality.<p>President Barack Obama speaks at the USC Shoah …

Clarence Thomas Wrote A Bizarre Opinion About Religion And The Constitution

Thomas wrote in a separate opinion that the Constitution doesn't specifically bar states from establishing their own religions, as the Wall Street Journal reports.<p>The fact that some states had established churches in 1789 suggests "the First Amendment was simply agnostic on the subject of state …

This Is The Weirdest New Thing In Modern Politics

Anyone got the soundtrack to chariots of fire?

Linguistic Imperialism: The World According To Putin

Click map for interactive versionvia The EconomistWhen Vladimir Putin justified his annexation of Crimea on the ground that he owed protection to Russian speakers everywhere, this newspaper took a dim view of his line of argument, pointing out that since linguistic borders do not match those of …

U.S. lawmakers call Chinese actions in South China Sea 'troubling' | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six U.S. senators urged their colleagues on Friday to support legislation reaffirming U.S. support for freedom of navigation, saying they consider China’s recent actions in the South China Sea troubling.<p>A Chinese ship (R) uses water cannon on a Vietnamese Sea Guard ship on …

Waxman wants hearing on Redskins

California Rep. Henry Waxman is the latest lawmaker to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins team name, asking to bring the issue before a House panel hearing.<p>“Offensive remarks by Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball …

Dem Candidate’s Plan to Mock Republicans’ ‘Racist Record’ Unravels When He’s Confronted by Black GOP Delegate

Rather than pass out Ku Klux Klan hoods as originally promised, Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Brett Hulsey instead dressed in a homemade Confederate uniform and outlined Gov. Scott Walker’s “racist record” outside the state’s Republican convention last weekend.<p>However, Hulsey’s stunt …

Christie's latest misery: N.J. finances

Here’s how drastically Chris Christie’s political fortunes have turned: Bridgegate might not be his biggest problem.<p>Just as the New Jersey governor is trying to turn the corner on the traffic scandal and restore his national luster, now he’s getting blamed for a yawning budget deficit and recent …

The Congresswoman Whose Husband Called Her Home

Fifty-six years ago this weekend, newspapers across the nation told a sad tale of a family seemingly imploding.<p>At the center of the story was Coya Knutson, the opera-singing daughter of a Norwegian farmer, and the first woman from Minnesota elected to Congress.<p>Voted in on her own merits, not …

Seeds Of Political Engagement? They're Planted Early

For some, it was parents or grandparents. For others, it was school elections, field trips to Washington, D.C. or programs like Girls State. Those were the answers we got recently when we asked NPR listeners to share photos and to tell us: who or what got you interested or involved in politics?<p>We …

Our shooting double standard: How do we decide which madmen are terrorists?

Fort Hood was the site of two awful rampages in recent years. But the two shooters were described very differently<p>Last month, U.S. Army Spc. Ivan Lopez killed three people and wounded 16 in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas. Four years earlier, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people …

Clinton's no good, very bad week

Hillary Clinton isn’t a candidate for president, at least not yet. But last week felt like she was very much in the 2016 grind.<p>One day, she was weighing in on gun control, Obamacare and social inequality. The next she was taking heat over Benghazi and facing questions about whether as secretary of …

Cantor faces tea party fury in his back yard

SHORT PUMP, VA. — Just a few miles from his family home, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) felt the wrath of the tea party Saturday, when activists in his congressional district booed and heckled the second-most powerful House Republican.<p>They also elected one of their own to lead Virginia’s …

Former ambassador: ‘Nigeria is a sovereign country’

Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell said Sunday it was Nigeria that was standing in the way of further U.S. involvement in that country.<p>Some critics have called for U.S. military assets to be deployed to help find and rescue 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped by the Islamic militant group …

CNN Poll: Should Obamacare be kept or repealed?

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> - A majority of Americans want to keep the federal health care law as is, or make some changes to improve it, according to a new national poll.<p>But a CNN/ORC International survey released Sunday also indicates public attitudes have been largely unaffected by news that 8 million …

Gowdy: Democrats have ‘selective amnesia’ on fundraising

The newly appointed Benghazi select committee chairman, Trey Gowdy, repeated his pledge not to raise money off the 2012 terrorist attack — but accused his Democratic colleagues of “selective amnesia” on fundraising tactics.<p>Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," the South Carolina Republican said: “I said I …

Hagel backs review of U.S. military ban on transgender troops | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the U.S. military should review its ban on allowing transgender people to serve openly in the armed forces, saying that “every qualified American” should have an opportunity to serve.<p>U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivers …