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10
SEP
2013

Obama sends Susan Rice to Hill to brief lawmakers

About a year ago, the White House put Susan Rice, then the ambassador to the United Nations, on TV to read CIA talking points that turned out to be false about the attack in Benghazi, Libya. The backlash poisoned her relationship with Republicans in Congress and dashed her...
10
SEP
2013

Nearly 20 million illegal immigrants in U.S., former Border Patrol agents say

The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. is actually closer to 20 million, according to former Border Patrol agents who issued a letter this weekend disputing the count of 11 million that the government and most top private demographers use. “The more likely figure is 18-20...
09
SEP
2013

REPORT: Nearly Half of Births Covered by Medicaid

According to researchers from the George Washington University (GWU) School of Public Health, in 2010, almost half of all births in the United States were paid for by Medicaid, and that rate is only going to go up. Medicaid was responsible for 48% of the 3.8 million births in...
09
SEP
2013

Benghazi Whistleblower: I’ve Been ‘Punished’ for Speaking Out

Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya who testified before Congress about the 9/11 attacks on an American diplomatic facility earlier this year, believes he has been “punished” for speaking out about the Obama administration’s response the night of the...
09
SEP
2013

Feds to give SC money to improve gun background checks

COLUMBIA — The federal government will spend nearly $1 million to improve background checks for South Carolina gun purchases. The Department of Justice awarded the State Law Enforcement Division a grant of more than $900,000 to improve the National Criminal Background Check...
09
SEP
2013

Report: DC denies permit for 9/11 bikers; Planners move ahead anyway

Washington DC has DENIED our permit for a no-stop ride through Washington DC. We find this regretful for the residents and businesses of that great city, and humbly offer our apologies. What could have been a one or two hour ride through will now likely be an all day event. We...
06
SEP
2013

BOOTS ON THE GROUND — IN JORDAN; U.S. TO ‘TRAIN’ REBELS

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is considering a plan to use U.S. military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels, in a move that would greatly expand the current CIA training being done quietly in Jordan, U.S. officials told The...
06
SEP
2013

NSA Foils Internet Encryption

The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes persuasion to undermine the major tools protecting the privacy of everyday communications in the Internet age, according...
05
SEP
2013

Temporary Visitors to U.S. At All-Time High, Nobody’s Keeping Track of Them

Visas for temporary visitors entering the United States have increased 61 percent since 1992, according to data released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). But the federal government has no way to make sure they leave when their visas expire. Out of 165 million...
04
SEP
2013

PAPER: Libya left in lawlessness and ruin…

A little under two years ago, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, urged British businessmen to begin “packing their suitcases” and to fly to Libya to share in the reconstruction of the country and exploit an anticipated boom in natural resources. Yet now Libya has almost...