ISF arrest AQI suspect, 4 criminal associates near Baghdad
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested one suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) member and four criminal associates during a joint security operation approximately 30km southwest of Baghdad, near Qaryat ar Rufush today.
Mansuriyah operation yields 2 suspected AQI criminal associates
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested two suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) criminal associates during a joint security operation near Mansuriyah today.
Maysan Police graduate Raid Planning, Search Warrant Course
BAGHDAD – Seventeen members of the Maysan Province 3rd Emergency Response unit completed a week-long Raid Planning and Search Warrant Course at Contingency Operating Station Garry Owen on July 22nd.
Soldiers give prosthetics to Iraqi hospital
BAGHDAD (Army News Service, July 22, 2010) — Soldiers delivered boxes of prosthetic limbs July 19 to the Adamiyah Hospital, a rehabilitative hospital in the Baghdad area.
Village gets new school, toys, clothes
COB SPEICHER – U.S. Army security detachment Soldiers took on a new mission recently; loading their vehicles with soccer balls, toys and clothes for a newly-constructed school near here.
Afghan-International Forces Make Progress Across Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2010 – Afghan-international forces seized enemy weapons caches, captured or killed numerous insurgents, and reopened a long-closed school during recent operations conducted across Afghanistan, military officials reported.
Families turn out for Movie Night on the Bay
MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO — Marine families can be hard pressed to spend time together, even during summer months. Semper Fit is attempting to provide activities for Marine families this summer. Movie Night on the Bay was held at the Bay View boat house Saturday night.
Sailors of the Year Promoted to Chief, Make History
WASHINGTON (NNS) — The 2009 Sailor of the Year winners, who for the first time in history are all women, were meritoriously advanced to Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony held at the Navy Memorial July 22.
Army Jumpmaster Earns Coveted Master Parachutist Wings
FORT BRAGG, N.C., July 23, 2010 – Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Sanders, a 43-year-old senior interrogator with the XVIII Airborne Corps here, battled a bad knee to earn the coveted master parachutist wings, the highest-level airborne skills award, other than the combat parachutists badge.
Taliban, Afghan officials say one of two missing U.S. service members is dead
KABUL — One U.S. Navy service member was killed in a shootout with Taliban fighters in the eastern Afghan province of Logar and another is in insurgent custody, a Taliban spokesman and Afghan officials said Sunday.
Goldman reveals where bailout cash went
Goldman Sachs sent $4.3 billion in federal tax money to 32 entities, including many overseas banks, hedge funds and pensions, according to information made public Friday night.
Geithner Dismisses Concerns on Letting Tax Cuts Expire
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner pressed the case on Sunday for letting Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire later this year.
Pence: Extend tax cuts
WASHINGTON — Tapped to deliver the weekly GOP radio address, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence argued Saturday that Congress should extend the tax cuts passed during the Bush administration that expire at the end of this year.
Bush-Era Tax Cuts a Likely Campaign Theme
Democrats are aiming to push legislation extending Bush-era middle-class tax cuts ahead of midterm elections. But with Republicans and several Democrats advocating a similar extension for high-earners, too, prospects for passage before November balloting appear uncertain.
Reid to Netroots: “We’re Going To Have a Public Option”
LAS VEGAS — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, seeking to console liberal activists who were disappointed by the final version of the national health care law, assured them that there would eventually be a public option.
Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care
LONDON — Perhaps the only consistent thing about Britain’s socialized health care system is that it is in a perpetual state of flux, its structure constantly changing as governments search for the elusive formula that will deliver the best care for the cheapest price while costs and demand escalate.
Axe falls on NHS services
Some of the most common operations — including hip replacements and cataract surgery — will be rationed as part of attempts to save billions of pounds, despite government promises that front-line services would be protected.
Freedom of photography: Police, security often clamp down despite public right
A few weeks ago, on his way to work, Matt Urick stopped to snap a few pictures of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s headquarters. He thought the building was ugly but might make for an interesting photo. The uniformed officer who ran up to him didn’t agree. He told Urick he was not allowed to photograph federal buildings.
Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown
PHOENIX, July 25 (Reuters) – Nicaraguan mother Lorena Aguilar hawks a television set and a few clothes on the baking sidewalk outside her west Phoenix apartment block.
White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi
THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya. Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.
Congressman: Stop horsing around with sports votes
WASHINGTON – House Democrats and Republicans have put aside their differences this year to honor the likes of golfer Phil Mickelson, the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team, NASCAR driver Jimmy Johnson and the Penn State women’s volleyball team.
Chris Wallace Shows How to Deal with a Bully Named Howard Dean
Modern American leftism is, at heart, a culture of thugs and bullies who simply assert what they wish to be true and never let facts get in the way whatever ridiculous argument they are trying to make. Which is why it’s such a pleasure to see an honest newsman like Chris Wallace stand up to them.
Election Wins Can Stop Lame-Duck Threat
Senate Democrats who think they can use a lame-duck session to force the country into a final, decisive lurch to the left may be in for a big surprise: newly elected senators ready to take their seats and derail major policy changes before the new Congress convenes.
‘Son of Hamas’ opposes Ground Zero mosque
The eldest son of one of Hamas’ founding members has come out in vehement opposition to plans by Muslims to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque near New York City’s Ground Zero, site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Chavez threatens U.S. oil cut in Colombia dispute
CARACAS, July 25 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened on Sunday to cut oil supplies to the United States in case of a military attack from Colombia as a dispute escalated over charges his country harbors Colombian rebels.
Mexico – Guards Allegedly Released Inmates To Commit Massacre
If there is any doubt left that the violence in Mexico is spinning out of control, with corruption at too many levels to comnprehend… Fox News is reporting guards and officials at a prison in northern Mexico allegedly let inmates out, lent them guns and sent them off in official vehicles to carry out drug-related killings, including the massacre of 17 people last week.
Tensions on edge as Lebanon awaits word of war
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Mixed in with the sweltering sun, heat and humidity, Lebanon is growing increasingly tense as the country braces for a United Nations report on the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri that could implicate members of the Loyalty to the Resistance, also known as Hezbollah, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Procter & Gamble recalls 2 Iams cat food lots
CINCINNATI — Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble is voluntarily recalling two lots of Iams brand prescription renal dry cat food because it could be contaminated with salmonella.
A dam big project: Incredible images of construction work on 1,900ft-long Hoover Bridge
It is one of the planet’s newest awe-inspiring superstructures – the Hoover Dam Bridge. Now the giant construction project which is on schedule to be completed in September can be seen in all its glory in a series of stunning photographs.