Operations Target Insurgents in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2010 – Partnered Afghan and coalition forces continued to target insurgents throughout Afghanistan in recent operations, military officials reported.
Forces in Afghanistan Detain Suspected Insurgents
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2010 – Partnered Afghan and coalition security forces detained numerous suspected insurgents in recent operations, military officials reported.
BBQ for Our Troops on the menu across Ohio
When it comes to supporting our troops, nothing beats a big ol’ slab of smoked beef brisket. Or pulled pork. With a side of “dirty rice,” or perhaps some special-recipe beans (the secret ingredient is peach pie filling).
Face of Defense: Ammo Tech Earns Inaugural Award
CAMP SCHWAB, Japan, Sept. 9, 2010 – An ammunition technician with Ammunition Company, 3rd Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, is the first Marine selected to receive the Marine Corps Ammunition Technician of the Year Award.
Stars headline telethon to raise millions for cancer research
Cancer is an equal opportunity disease. Every race, color, gender and age is susceptible to the more than 100 different types of cancer that have been identified. Cancer doesn’t care if you’re rich and famous or poor and unknown. It can strike at any time.
New Cartel Threat: The U.S. Energy Supply
For those who think that simply legalizing drugs will put the cartels out of business, consider this… The Los Angeles Times this week reported that the violent “Los Zetas” cartel has “crippled” production in the Burgos basin in Tamaulipas state, home of Mexico’s biggest natural gas fields.
Obama Added More to National Debt in First 19 Months Than All Presidents from Washington Through Reagan Combined, Says Gov’t Data
(CNSNews.com) – In the first 19 months of the Obama administration, the federal debt held by the public increased by $2.5260 trillion, which is more than the cumulative total of the national debt held by the public that was amassed by all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Ronald Reagan.
Cabinet member hits alarm over Obama’s colossal debt
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the U.S. military joint command are now both on record that rising levels of U.S. national debt pose a national security threat.
Nine States Did Not File Initial Claims Data Due To Labor Day, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Estimates In Data “Beat”
The BLS has announced that as a result of the Labor Day weekend, 9 states (among which the biggest one California) did not report initial claims data to the bean counters, so instead the government had to “estimate” what the data would have been: yep, estimate, what the data was in these nine states.
No Compromise: Obama Will Not Extend Tax Cuts for Wealthiest Americans
CLEVELAND (AP) – President Barack Obama strongly defended his opposition to extending Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans on Wednesday and delivered a searing attack on Republicans and their House leader for advocating “the same philosophy that led to this mess in the first place.”
Tri-C students recruited to fill the seats for Obama’s appearance
PARMA, Ohio – With less than an hour before President Obama’s scheduled speech, 75 seats remained empty in the recreation center at Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus. So organizers went around campus and recruited more students to fill the seats.
AFL-CIO Boss on Obamacare: ‘We…Drove it Down the Republicans’ Throat’
Richard Trumka decides to gloat a bit during the meeting of the Labor Caucus at the California Democratic Convention last April.
Debt, financial crisis hurt U.S. competitiveness
Large deficits and a weakened financial system have made the United States less competitive in the global economy, the World Economic Forum said in its annual review of the competitiveness of countries.
Va. appeals court upholds tracking suspects with GPS
Police can use a GPS device to track the movements of a suspect’s vehicle without first obtaining a warrant, the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Sheriffs want lists of patients using painkillers
Sheriffs in North Carolina want access to state computer records identifying anyone with prescriptions for powerful painkillers and other controlled substances.
Gov’t: Spending to Rise Under Obama’s Health Care Overhaul
WASHINGTON — The nation’s health care tab will go up — not down — as a result of President Barack Obama’s sweeping overhaul. That’s the conclusion of a government forecast released Thursday, which also finds the increase will be modest.
Koran Burner: Creepier Than You Think
SEPTEMBER 8–The Florida pastor who is planning to burn a pile of Korans this weekend runs a church that has established a variety of cult-like rules for individuals studying to become ministers, according to the group’s “rulebook.”
Four Qaeda prisoners escape from Iraq prison
Four senior Al-Qaeda detainees escaped from a US-controlled section of a tightly-guarded Iraqi prison overnight, Baghdad’s security spokesman said on Thursday.
China’s UN diplomat in drunken rant against Americans
China’s top-ranking UN diplomat embarked on a drunken rant against the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, telling his boss he’d “never liked” him, and adding for good measure that he didn’t like Americans either.
Report: Castro says Cuban model doesn’t work
HAVANA – Fidel Castro told a visiting American journalist that Cuba’s communist economic model doesn’t work, a rare comment on domestic affairs from a man who has conspicuously steered clear of local issues since stepping down four years ago.
Opposition Group Claims Iran Secretly Developing ‘Major’ Nuclear Enrichment Site
An Iranian resistance group claimed Thursday that it has compiled evidence showing Iran has been secretly developing a nuclear enrichment site for years outside Tehran, a development one official said proves Iran has a “hidden, secret nuclear weapons program.”
Immediate Cause of Polish Government Plane Crash Revealed (Part 1)
Crash of government’s plane (Polish president does not have one and it is very important for defining who takes responsibility for a preparation of the president’s flight) with president and his delegation on the board on the way to Katyn on April 10th caught everybody by surprise.
Beachgoer Returns Bracelet Decades After It Was Lost
(Sept. 6) — When she was a Long Island teenager, Suzan Abruzzi, 56, worked at Friendly’s in Huntington, N.Y. Dan Konz, now 70, was one of her bosses.