General: K-9 teams find IEDs better than $10 billion tech gear
The Army general in charge of defeating roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan says the most effective tool is “two men and a dog,” even though the military has spent nearly $10 billion on new detection and clearing technologies.
Remembering those who gave all
The mother of a Marine killed in Iraq is working to build a memorial to her son and to every other American service member killed or wounded in the line of duty since Vietnam.
Want to know how the war in Afghanistan is going? Watch Kandahar
Kandahar City, Afghanistan – For the past decade, the Taliban has held firm control over the small farming village of Malajat, located on the green flatland along the eastern outskirts of Kandahar City. NATO forces and Afghan police refused to enter the area, knowing any attempt to clear the town of military threats would be met with fierce resistance.
NYT: Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters for Fight Against FOX and Glenn Beck
George Soros has long claimed not to be a funder of the liberal media group Media Matters for America (MMFA). That will all change today when the billionaire philanthropist donates a reported $1 million to the organization, which will use the money to hold “Fox host Glenn Beck and others on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting,” the New York Times reports.
Tides Foundation Grantee Was Founded by Convicted Terrorist
On July 17th, 2010, 45 year old Byron Williams was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers on Interstate 580 in Oakland, California for driving erratically. A violent shootout ensued, and twelve minutes later, it was over.
The Soros Connection
Looks like Democrats got the memo. Last week I worked for Liberty.com and covered a protest at Sharron Angle’s office in Las Vegas where a dozen MoveOn.org protesters showed up to go after the Chamber of Commerce for taking foreign money and buying TV ads during this election campaign. Of course, there is no proof of the foreign money, but the accusation is there and that’s the main thing that matters.
Soros-Funded Documentary Embraces Left-Wing Terrorists Who Plotted To Kill Republicans
Radical philanthropist George Soros is bankrolling a documentary that celebrates left-wing terrorists who plotted to napalm Republicans at the 2008 GOP convention in Minnesota. Even worse, you too are bankrolling the film through your taxes.
Geithner’s Goal: Rebalanced World Economy
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he would use weekend meetings of G-20 finance ministers to advance efforts to “rebalance” the world economy so it is less reliant on U.S. consumers, to move toward establishing “norms” on exchange-rate policy, and to persuade others the U.S. doesn’t aim to devalue its way to prosperity.
Group Launches Media Blitz in Oklahoma for Anti-Shariah Ballot Initiative
A group vowing to fight “Islamofascism” has launched a media blitz in Oklahoma supporting a state constitutional amendment that would prohibit the courts from considering Islamic or other international law when ruling on cases in Sooner State courtrooms.
Scout’s 9/11 death headed for civil trial
NEW YORK — A judge set a June trial date for the first — and possibly only — civil wrongful death trial to result from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks after years of litigation that produced settlements in every other case.
Fox Exclusive: ‘Most-Wanted’ Terrorist Al-Awlaki Dined at Pentagon After 9/11
Fox News has obtained documents showing that Anwar Al-Awlaki, the “first American on the CIA’s kill or capture list,” attended a lunch at the Pentagon shortly after the 9/11 attacks.
A Chicago ‘Tradition’: Dem. Rep. Gives Lesson in How to Threaten Voters
Jan Schakowsky is a Democratic Rep. from Illinois. On Monday she gave a lesson in what she calls a Chicago tradition: All around the country people are trying to replicate what we do in Chicago. We have a tradition of knocking on doors, of pulling people out. You know, people — they talk about message and persuasion. Here’s our message: “I don’t get off your doorstop until you get out to the polls and vote!” That’s our message! That’s our message!
Book: Bill Clinton Lost Nuclear Codes While in Office
The fate of a United States nuclear missile launch lies with something called “the biscuit.” But for a period of time during the Clinton administration, the biscuit was nowhere to be found.
WSSU e-mail called illegal
Some 6,400 staffers and students at Winston-Salem State University received e-mail exhortations Monday to take advantage of early voting and help the Democratic Party, setting off local Republicans.
Vets stand guard over Christian flag in NC town
KING, N.C. (AP) – The Christian flag is everywhere in the small city of King: flying in front of barbecue joints and hair salons, stuck to the bumpers of trucks, hanging in windows and emblazoned on T-shirts.
Hot air? White House takes credit for Bush-era wind farm jobs
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is crediting its anti-recession stimulus plan with creating up to 50,000 jobs on dozens of wind farms, even though many of those wind farms were built before the stimulus money began to flow or even before President Barack Obama was inaugurated.
Google 2.4% Rate Shows How $60 Billion Lost to Tax Loopholes
Google Inc. cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the last three years using a technique that moves most of its foreign profits through Ireland and the Netherlands to Bermuda.
Texas National Guardsman shot dead in Mexico
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — A Texas National Guardsman and another man were shot dead in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, according to local officials and reports.
Overrun by narcos, once-posh Acapulco is in agony
ACAPULCO, Mexico — Rival criminal gangs have hijacked this glitzy-but-faded Pacific resort, where the Hollywood Rat Pack once sipped martinis, Elvis filmed a musical comedy, Elizabeth Taylor wed (again) and starlets danced the night away.
US-Saudi arms deal ripples from Iran to Israel
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – As American and Saudi officials spent months quietly hammering out a wish list for a mammoth sale of American warplanes and other weapons to the oil-rich kingdom, leaders in Iran were busy publicly displaying their advances in missiles, naval craft and air power.
Ahmadinejad, Saudi King hold more phone talks: IRNA
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Saudi King Abdullah have had telephonic discussions on regional affairs for a second time within a fortnight, Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported Thursday.
‘Iran is secretly setting up banks in Muslim countries’
Iran is secretly setting up banks in Muslim countries around the world under fake names in order avoid sanctions, US officials told The Washington Post on Thursday.
Iran, Venezuela leaders seek ‘new world order’
TEHRAN, Iran – The leaders of Iran and Venezuela hailed what they called their strong strategic relationship on Wednesday, saying they are united in efforts to establish a “new world order” that will eliminate Western dominance over global affairs.
Chavez visits Syria on tour to counter US sway
DAMASCUS, Syria – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met with his Syrian counterpart Thursday on the Mideast leg of an international tour partly intended to counter what he calls U.S. “imperialism.”
Toyota recalling 1.53 million cars globally
TOKYO – Toyota is recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems, the latest in a string of quality lapses for the world’s No. 1 automaker.
Boy Learns Life-Saving Lesson From Cartoon, Saves Dad
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — Vincent Lamitie, 3, of North Ridgeville, was home alone with his dad when his father passed out and fell down the basement stairs last Sunday. Without hesitation, somehow, the young boy knew to call 911.