01 Mar 15
Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges
The ritual has become increasingly commonplace on many American college campuses: A student government body takes up Israeli policy toward the Palestinians and decides whether to demand their school divest from companies that work with the Jewish state.
Lithuania signs US deal to replace Russian gas
Lithuania said Saturday it had signed a trade agreement to buy liquified natural gas from the United States in a move aimed at reducing the EU Baltic state's heavy dependence on Russian gas deliveries.
Netanyahu Congress Speech Targets Obama Iran Deal, Israel Voters
When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel addresses Congress on Tuesday he will call for a halt to President Barack Obama’s emerging nuclear deal with Iran, a step viewed by some as a bold act of principle and others as crude electioneering.
Report: Boehner Faces Conservative Coup Over DHS Funding
Conservative Republicans could challenge House Speaker John Boehner next week in a continued showdown over funding the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year. They could make a motion to vacate the chair should Boehner put forth a "clean" bill to provide $39.7 billion to the agency without blocking President Barack Obama's amnesty orders.
Obama Task Force on New Americans: Changing America by ‘seeding’ migrants in towns everywhere
Obama is changing America by changing the people! You might even say he is “colonizing” America! And, they are doing it by changing the language as well!
Obama, Netanyahu on Collision Course 6 Years in the Making
For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. The coming weeks will put the relationship between their countries, which otherwise remain stalwart allies, to one of its toughest tests.
A Saudi nuke
Do we want Saudi Arabia to get nuclear weapons?
That’s what will certainly happen if the Obama administration, as now looks increasingly likely, reaches a deal that preserves Iran as a nuclear “breakout” powe
Syria girls: CCTV shows UK teenagers at Istanbul bus station
CCTV pictures have emerged showing three UK schoolgirls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.
Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, flew from London to Istanbul on 17 February.
Germany's far-right Pegida movement sets up in Scotland and plans anti-Islam march in Edinburgh
Organisers of Pegida Scotland say they are in talks with police about holding an evening rally in the capital's city centre on March 21.
Pegida - a German acronym which translates as "patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the west" - has held weekly marches in Germany since October last year.
Egyptian court rules Hamas a terrorist organization
Widening a 20-month-old campaign against Islamist groups, an Egyptian court on Saturday declared Hamas a terrorist organization.
'Jihadi John' suspect took anger management classes, says teacher
The British-educated Muslim man now believed to be the notorious Islamic State killer “Jihadi John” reportedly took anger management classes as a student.
Russians to march in memory of murdered critic of Putin
Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russia's future among opponents of President Vladimir Putin.
Greek PM accuses Spain, Portugal of anti-Athens 'axis'
Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Spain and Portugal on Saturday of leading a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government, saying they feared their own radical forces before elections this year.
Owners who refused cake for gay couple close shop
A bakery that drew protests for refusing to prepare a cake for a gay couple has closed its doors.
The 111 Cakery was still profitable, said co-owner Randy McGath. But McGath's 45-year-old wife, Trish, did most of the baking and wanted more time to spend with the couple's four grandchildren.
28 Feb 15
Sir John Sawers, ex-MI6 chief, warns of Russia 'danger'
Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.
Sir John Sawers, who recently retired after five years as chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that Russia poses a "state to state threat".
Greece runs out of funding options despite euro zone reprieve
Greece is running out of options to fund itself despite a four-month bailout extension, raising pressure on Athens to quickly implement reforms it has vocally opposed or default on debt repayments in a matter of weeks.
Vandalism in Arizona Shut Down Internet, Cellphone, Telephone Service Across State
Cellphone, Internet, and telephone services across half of Arizona went dark on Wednesday after vandals sliced a sensitive fiber optic cable, according to those familiar with the situation. The incident is raising concerns about the safety of U.S. infrastructure.
Obama’s Little Shop of Horrors!
Obama continues to feed on America's freedoms everyday, taking more and more, never satisfied. “Feed me!Feed me now!! Feed me all night long!If you feed me, I can grow up big and strong.” These are lines spoken by Audrey II, in the movie, “Little Shop of Horrors.” The plant that grows bigger every time he eats and is never quite satisfied. He always wants more. It is never enough! “FEED ME!”
A Letter to the Senate
The nomination of Loretta Lynch to the position of Attorney General is before you. Although her intelligence, experience, and poise may appear to make her a superb candidate, it is clear now that she would be an extremely poor – even dangerous — choice due to her strong position on civil asset forfeiture.
As you know from the Prez, the UN, and countless NGOs, the earth is ready to get a heat stroke, we’re told that “climate change” is the mother of all threats. All because of your use of (still?) incandescent light bulbs, not wanting to freeze in the dark, or your need to drive to the drugstore for a medicine or to work.
Report: Specter of McCarthyism in Democrats' Climate Change 'Witch Hunt'
In a twist in the "war on science," conservatives and some scientists are saying they are the victims of a politically fueled campaign to discredit the science of climate change skeptics.
IRS Opens Criminal Inquiry into 'Lost' Lois Lerner Emails
The scandal surrounding the IRS targeting of conservative groups has taken a new twist with the agency’s inspector general revealing he’s conducting a possible criminal probe into the discovery of "lost" emails from former official Lois Lerner.
7 Reasons Net Neutrality Is a Threat to Your Freedom
The FCC's Democrat majority voted on Thursday to fix something that ain't broken by approving new regulations for the Internet. Republicans are dissenting, darkly suggesting that the new rules in government hands are a threat.
Government Takeover of the Internet Begins
In a vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved what amounts to a government takeover of the Internet. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his fellow Democrats, Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel, approved placing the Internet under Title II regulations.
Jihadi John: Another rich terrorist who didn’t need a job
In a recent interview, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that to fight terrorism, “we need to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups, whether it’s a lack of opportunity for jobs….”
Obama’s True Enemy
Republicans, and conservatives that file into Tea Party meetings and rallies, Constitution Classes, and Libertarian gatherings, say time and time again that they are so tired of having to battle the failures of President Barack Obama. His failed policies are nearly more than they can digest.
27 Feb 15
Obama Dares GOP: Go Ahead, ‘Have a Vote on Whether What I’m Doing Is Legal…I Will Veto’
Pres. Obama is daring Republicans to vote on whether or not his executive actions are legal.
Discussing opposition to his executive amnesty orders...Obama said he would veto the vote because his actions are “the right thing to do...“What we’ve done is we’ve expanded my authorities under executive action...so now the question is, how can we get a law passed.”
Treasury won't explain decision to make $3 billion in Obamacare payments
The U.S. Treasury Department has rebuffed a request by House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., to explain $3 billion in payments that were made to health insurers even though Congress never authorized the spending through annual appropriations.
At issue are payments to insurers known as cost-sharing subsidies.
Ukraine crisis: 'Military threat from east to remain' despite truce
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said a "military threat from the east" will remain even if a ceasefire holds between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in the east.
Mr Poroshenko's warning is widely seen as an indirect reference to Russia.
Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of helping the rebels with weapons and soldiers - a claim denied by Moscow.
Dozens of Australian women 'supporting terrorism'
Up to 40 Australian women have taken part in terror attacks or are supporting militant groups, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said.
She said an increasing number of women were going to Syria and Iraq to join husbands fighting with Islamic State (IS) or to marry a militant.
Dozens of Australian nationals are thought to have joined IS.