Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Insurgents, Find Weapons
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 – Afghan and coalition forces today killed several insurgents, found weapons and confiscated drugs during operations in Afghanistan, military officials reported.
Arlington Wreaths Event Continues Holiday Tradition
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 – For nearly 20 years, a group of dedicated volunteers and sponsors have ensured that servicemembers and other prominent Americans at rest at Arlington National Cemetery are not forgotten during the holiday season.
Grandma Shares Lessons About Becoming a Full-time Parent Again
I’m pleased to introduce a new Family Matters guest blogger, Debbie Nichols, a military mom and grandma. Her daughter, Tech. Sgt. Erin Caldwell, is in the Air Force, and she has two grandchildren, Ivie and Bailey. Debbie cared for her grandchildren when her daughter, a single mom at the time, deployed to Afghanistan, and will continue to support them and her new son-in-law when her daughter deploys again in the coming year.
Face of Defense: Soldier Trains for Olympic ‘Evil Race’
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10, 2010 – For Army Capt. Kelly Calway, just finding time to go for a run can be a challenge. But Calway makes it happen, juggling her passion for distance running with being a soldier, wife and mother.
New Navy Weapon Can Hit a Target 100 Miles Away in Minutes
For years, the Navy’s new railgun was just an idea, a weapon like no other weapon ever used in warfare. But the Navy realized its dream Friday with a record-setting test in Dahlgren, Va.
Ellison: Dems must “create crisis” to force GOP on tax cut
St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesota 5th District Congressman Keith Ellison said Thursday that Democratic lawmakers “need to create a real crisis” to force Republicans to renegotiate the tax cut compromise.
Obama’s Spiritual Advisor Describes (to UK Crowd) His Epic Battle With Fox and Beck Who Dare to Think America Is Best When it Is an Unjust Society
NOTE: This is a 2:05 long video clip.
Rep. John Kline and the Secret Ballot Protection Act
Congressman John Kline [R-MN] has been one of the House of Representatives’ most vocal opponent of SEIU’s labor board appointee, Craig Becker, as well as a vocal defender of workers’ right to choose by secret-ballot whether or not to become unionized. In that role, he has stood strong against union bosses as they have worked to strip workers right to a secret-ballot through passage of the job-destroying (and delusionally dubbed) Employee Free Anti-Choice Act.
More states enter debate on sharia law
Muneer Awad’s opponents label him “a foreigner” trying to change Oklahoma’s laws. Awad, 27, a recent University of Georgia law school graduate born in Michigan, says he’s standing up for the U.S. Constitution. “I’m trying to defend the First Amendment,” says Awad, director of Oklahoma’s chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
College told to halt Islam-induced speech limits
A community college in Oregon that abruptly and without explanation canceled a “What is Islam” class it already had approved following complaints from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror financing trial, is being warned its actions violate the U.S. Constitution and the class should be reinstated.
Campus Christmas Carols Silenced After Non-Christian Complaints
For nearly 15 years, the Pulliam Hall clock tower on the campus of Southern Illinois University has played Christmas carols. But this year, after a few complaints, the bells have been briefly silenced while the school tries to expand its melodic tradition to include a more diverse selection of music.
OPEC ministers make no change in output
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) – OPEC announced Saturday that it will not change oil output, amid prices just below $90 per barrel and global economic uncertainty.
U.S. flight crew held by foreign authorities for ‘insulting’ Chavez
The Venezuelan government once detained an American Airlines pilot and crew on suspicion that one of the crew members “insulted” Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez by calling him crazy, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable posted today by WikiLeaks and reviewed by WND.
Exclusive Pics: Venezuelan Officials Meeting w/ Hezbollah
News that Iran is placing medium-range missiles inside Venezuela that can reach the U.S. should come as no surprise. Last month, in a special episode of my show, Stakelbeck on Terror, a former high-ranking State Department official, Roger Noriega, shared several exclusive items highlighting the dangerous cooperation between Iran and Venezuela in our hemisphere.
Why Latin America Turned Against Israel
Israelis can be excused for wondering why Brazil and Argentina unexpectedly announced they recognize an independent Palestinian state with its capital city in Israel’s capital city.
Mexico Says Brutal La Familia Drug Kingpin Slain
Mexican security forces killed a drug cartel boss of the La Familia crime syndicate, known for its horrific brutality and long tentacles into dozens of U.S. cities, a government official said Friday.Nazario Moreno, 40, died during two days of shootouts and unrest in Apatzingan in the state of Michoacan, National Security Council spokesman Alejandro Poire said.
Outspoken 15-Year-Old Is Poster Child for UK’s Radical Student Movement
Students protesting tuition hikes in London this week and countless other radical leftists have a new hero for their movement to rally around: a smug 15-year-old who isn’t afraid to share his views of the world (and everything that’s wrong with it) and to berate those who stand in his way — in this case, police.
EU leaders to agree on law change for euro stability
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will agree next week to insert two sentences into the EU treaty to pave the way for the creation of the European Stability Mechanism from 2013, draft conclusions of the summit showed.
Tree service worker rescues cat in Oak Park
As a crowd of people looked skyward, a gray cat was lassoed with a rope around its neck Wednesday afternoon and brought safely back to the ground, ending a 7 1/2-hour saga.