US, Iraqi Soldiers Open Renovated Abu Ghraib School
BAGHDAD – Ebn Kuthrir School in Abu Ghraib was in desperate need of repair. Children attended classes with outdated or broken equipment and had to suffer through the heat of summer without air conditioning. All of this made learning difficult for them.
Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill, Capture Insurgents
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2010 – Afghan and coalition forces killed or captured numerous insurgents during operations conducted across Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported.
Guard, Reserve Children Need Help in School
Over the past year, I’ve spoken with many military families about the challenges they face, and a common issue is education for children from Guard and reserve families.
Face of Defense: NCO Leads Guard Response Team
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. , July 20, 2010 – The Missouri Army National Guard’s Sgt. Maj. Kevin E. Smith is the network operations manager and noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the National Guard’s newest Domestic All-Hazards Response Team.
U.S. Navy Successfully Uses Laser to Shoot Down Drones
The U.S. Navy has used a a laser weapon to shoot down four unmanned aerial vehicles in a test that rings up memories of Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” missile defense shield in the 1980s.
US financial system support up $700 bln in past year-watchdog
WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – Increased housing commitments swelled U.S. taxpayers’ total support for the financial system by $700 billion in the past year to around $3.7 trillion, a government watchdog said on Wednesday.
NAACP and Glenn Beck agree: People rushed to judgment on Sherrod
Apparently Krauthammer agrees too. I haven’t seen it yet, but according to one of Ace’s co-bloggers, CK said on “Special Report” a few minutes ago that Sherrod deserves an apology and her job back.
NAACP Blames Fox and Breitbart For The NAACP’s Overreaction to Shirley Sherrod Video
The scandal surrounding the firing of Shirley Sherrod is getting weirder by the second. Now the NAACP is blaming Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for the NAACP’s own overreaction to the release of the video of Ms Sherrod, released on Big Government yesterday.
State rules clash with health pools
In the early implementation of health reform, states with the most progressive health policies are having a more difficult experience than others locking down a share of the $5 billion of federal funding for new high-risk pools.
Border Violence Pictures
The media is completely ignoring the escalation of violence on our southern border. It’s wildly out of control and the violence is worse than ever. here are new pictures coming out now so gruesome that we couldn’t even show them to you on TV.
Obama adviser: U.S. ‘ideal place for renewal of Islam’
A religion adviser to President Obama has close ties to the imam who wants to build a 13-story Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero. The two have been documented together discussing America as “the ideal place for a renewal of Islam,” WND has learned.
ShoreBank: Is There a Rezko Connection?
For months, we have been told that ShoreBank deserves a bailout because it serves poor communities. We have been assured by ShoreBank’s patrons, such as Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), that allowing the federal government to take over the bank will put borrowers in those communities at risk.
US announces new sanctions against North Korea
SEOUL, South Korea – The Obama administration moved Wednesday to push new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates showed solidarity with South Korea during a visit to the area that separates it from the North.
China oil spill doubles in size, is deemed ‘severe threat’
BEIJING — China’s largest reported oil spill more than doubled in size to 165 square miles by Wednesday, forcing nearby beaches to close and prompting one official to warn of a “severe threat” to sea life and water quality.
Picture of Lightning Strikes at Athens Olympic Stadium
This is a photo sequence of 42 stacked shots, caught in Olympic Stadium, Athens during a severe thunderstorm. It only took me aproximatelly 30 minutes to capture 51 thunders.